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Category Archives: Design

5 Adobe InDesign Hacks Every Designer Should Know

Want to save valuable time and avoid embarrassing mistakes? Follow these five tips to increase efficiency in your InDesign workflow. Have you ever put the wrong date on a client presentation? Or painstakingly typed your own copy into a layout, only to receive feedback about an overlooked misspelling? What about creating an entire layout around […]

The History of Photo-Worthy Summer Stripes in 20 Images

As synonymous with summer as sunshine and cocktails, fresh striped fabrics and designs never fall out of style. Take a moment to look around you and down at what you’re wearing. Chances are, you’ll spy a striped pattern somewhere in view. Stripes certainly claim to be one of the most chameleonic and enduring patterns, adaptable […]

How to Create the Illusion of Movement in Static Design

Harnessing the power of illusory movement can produce dynamic images. We’ll discuss simple design techniques to bring static visuals to life. Static images lack movement by definition. However, they can incorporate the illusion of movement via design.  Movement is a core design principle many designers employ to bring an element of aliveness into their work. […]

U.S., France, Canada – FREE Patriotic Clip Art Bundle

The 4th of July, Bastille Day, and Canada Day—3 clip art packs, all in one FREE download bundle. Download today! The month of July marks the independence day of not one, not two, but three countries at once. On July 1st, Canada celebrates Canada Day. A few days later, on July 4th, the United States celebrates […]

20 FREE Grunge Brushes for Photoshop (And How to Use Them)

In this tutorial, learn techniques for adding some grunge to your logos, posters, social media graphics, photos, and more! Ever wonder how to get a grunge texture on top of your designs and photos? Today, you will learn exactly how to elevate your work in Photoshop by using these free grunge brushes. You can use […]

Color Forecasting: How Are Color Trends Created?

How are these color trends created, who creates them, and are they simply a spontaneous fad? Let’s take a look. With color forecasting influential in generating billions for the retail sector each year, color trends are no flash in the pan. In fact, color forecasting is a specialist industry, with experts from a range of […]

5 Adobe Illustrator Vector Effects for Graphic Design

Liven up your images with these five Illustrator effects by adding texture, depth, and shading to your vectors. Vector effects are the perfect way to take your graphic illustrations to a whole new level in Adobe Illustrator. Whether that’s using these effects for characters, floral elements, or even text. Let’s dive in! Before you start […]

10 Fresh, FREE, Fantastic Rainbow Color Palettes

Rainbows symbolize optimism, positivity, and diversity in popular culture. Try these fresh takes on the classic rainbow palette. With Apple having just released a rainbow-tinted range of new iMac models, an optimistic and ultra-colorful approach to branding and graphics is set to be a huge trend in 2021. Here, you’ll learn more about the fascinating […]

How to Add Music to Enhance Your Slideshow Presentation

Music adds energy to slideshows. We’ll show you how to add music to Google Slides for free, in order to better hold your audience’s attention. Music enhances any slideshow. Think about your favorite films for a moment. Without music, would they be as powerful? In truth, they probably wouldn’t. Music raises action to a level […]

Why It’s Important to Develop Cross-Cultural Design Processes

Modern design is very broad concept. How do you ensure that you design for the many, not the few? Interesting fact: If you search for the most influential art and design universities in the world, you’ll find that the entire top 10 are located in either Europe or the U.S. The first university outside the […]