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Inches to Pixels: How To Resize Images Without Losing Quality

Understanding image resolution is perplexing, even for more experienced creatives. Consider this article your crash course in everything DPI. You’ll learn essential vocabulary, how to quickly determine image resolution, and how to resize your image using Adobe Photoshop and Shutterstock Editor while retaining quality. Let’s start with some common questions and vocabulary pertaining to image resolution.  […]

Preflight Principles: Prep a File for Press with Confidence

Avoid print design disasters by following these preflight steps. Use this FREE customizable template to create your own preflight checklist. Make sure your files are picture-perfect before you send them to the printer by using this preflight checklist. Scroll down for the FREE downloadable list as well as a step-by-step breakdown of everything you need […]

Make Photos Look Vintage in Photoshop, Pixlr, or Shutterstock Editor

Follow these simple steps to age any photo and give them that amazing vintage look. Try it in Photoshop, Pixlr, and Shutterstock Editor. A uniquely filtered photo is always in style. Check out the steps below to learn how to create a one-of-a-kind antique and vintage look using the image editor of your choice: Adobe […]

Download this FREE Muted Organic Rainbows Clip Art Bundle

Rainbows and squiggles and dots, oh my! Download this FREE rainbow clip art bundle today, plus pick up a few tricks for designing with them. Springtime means April showers, May flowers, and (of course) rainbows. We’re giving away a freebie that’s positively packed with hand-drawn rainbow shapes, playful flourishes, and a variety of abstract organic […]

How to Package an InDesign File in 5 Simple Steps

Let InDesign do the legwork for you. Learn how to collect your entire design project in one easy-to-share package. There are several reasons you’d want to package your InDesign file at the end of the project. Your printer may have requested it for print production reasons. Or, maybe you’re sending assets to a vendor or […]

How to Work with the Patch Tool in Adobe Photoshop

Here’s everything you need to know about the Patch Tool with this step-by-step tutorial to touch up your images. When you take a picture only to later realize it wasn’t perfect, you don’t have to go back and reshoot the photo. Instead, you can use the help of an image editing software such as Adobe […]

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 […]

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 […]

Visualizing the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Images

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, and it’s changing the way we live, work, and relate to one another. What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Plus, how can we visualize this new era of innovation in images? Explore the emerging technologies driving Industry 4.0 to find out. Rapid advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics—along with […]

Print Lovers Rejoice! Illustration Is More Vibrant Than Ever

With demand for high-quality illustrations growing, there’s no time like the present to start drawing. Jumpstart your creativity with some inspiration from the best illustrators working today. In the creative industries, we love sounding the death knell. We plaster words such as beleaguered onto once-beloved attributes of the industry. Or, like some mythical being with […]