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Stuck for Free-to-use stock images? Check out these 10 sites! Business Tools and Tips, Marketing, Start-ups, Tech August 25, 2014 Sooner or later, your business will need at least a few images.

Stuck for Free-to-use stock images? Check out these 10 sites!

Supposing you can’t do diddly-squat with visuals and can’t afford to pay a visual artist, photographer, or graphic designer to help you create the visual elements you need. You don’t want to just take the first decent image out of Google Image search. Why? A.) B.) C.) PR Daily’s classic article- How Using Google Images Can Cost you $8,000 illustrates just how much you stand to lose from the misuse – or perceived misuse – of even just one image.

The obvious solution of course, is to buy stock images and their associated licenses. This is where you start looking into images covered under Public Domain and Creative Commons licenses. Many of us have one problem with those images: We think they suck. That’s not necessarily true though. 16 of the best brochure templates for designers. You may remember a while ago, we showcased some inspirational examples of brochure design, proving that marketing booklets don't have to be boring.

16 of the best brochure templates for designers

A well designed brochure can, in fact, be a great way to get you and your work noticed. So, if you fancy showcasing your work in print design form, perhaps for one of your design portfolios, why not get started with one of these brochure templates, aimed specifically at creatives? 01. Brand manual Give your brand guidelines some Swiss minimal cool with this comprehensive A4 brochure template that covers all the bases. 02.

Designed with advertising, events, photography, fashion or product information brochures in mind, Juniper is a multipurpose tri-fold A4 brochure template featuring professionally typeset text using paragraph and character styles. 03. This A4, professional brochure template is perfect for any creative wanting to make a good impression. 04. This brochure template has been created using that ever popular flat design trend. Free. Free Deals. Best High Quality Free Photoshop PSD Mockups. When you finish designing a logo for a client comes the time when you have to show it to him.

Best High Quality Free Photoshop PSD Mockups

With a realistic Photoshop PSD Poster and User Interface mock ups you can create a PSD mock up as convincing as the real thing! If the client needs the logo for website, print you have to show him how the logo will look on the product. To know more about each design and to download the pack that you want, simply follow the text link provided below each preview image. If you have any comment of if you have something to share, you can write them down here.

We will also be glad if you will spread the word by sharing this article. Free PSD Photo MockUps – iPhone, iPad & MacBook A set of 3 photo based mock-ups to present your project or application in a real environment. Branding / Stationary Free PSD Mockup Template. Infographic: Designing Business Cards with Psychology in Mind. Designing an effective marketing tool is affected by various factors. Say for example, an effective business card can be achieved by the right campaign or distribution method and of course, design aesthetics. The design and how the content are presented in your card determines how your recipients would remember you and your business. In considering the design of your business cards, determining the elements to use is not enough to ensure its effectiveness. Download Free Vectors. Download Free Stock Photos. PSD Files. The Psychology of Color: A Color Guide For Designers.

Infographic June 13, 2013 Graphic design is not just only about making beautiful layouts and fantastic designs but it is also about connecting to the people who we are targeting at.

The Psychology of Color: A Color Guide For Designers

In fact, one can consider it as a part of psychology because designers are tasked to understand and connect with people through designs. One tool that we designers use to connect with people is color. Color gives an array of emotional and visual cues. Apart from that it sets the tone and attracts people’s attention towards the design. Today we are going to feature this awesome infographic about the Psychology of Color. What do you guys think about the infographic? Looking for a library of high-quality print templates? Author: Patrick Jude Ilagan.

Line25. 25 Free PSD Templates to Mockup Your Print Designs. No matter whether you’re presenting designs to a client or showcasing your latest work in your portfolio, taking the time to present your work can really boost its value and shows how the design works in its intended use.

25 Free PSD Templates to Mockup Your Print Designs

This collection of free PSD templates makes it easy to showcase your stationery & branding designs, business card and posters & leaflets in realistic settings as if they had been professionally printed and photographed. Mockup PSD templates tend to use Photoshop Smart Objects to allow the end user to edit the design featured within the layout. Open up the file and find the appropriate artwork layer then double click the Smart Object layer’s thumbnail to edit the built in .psb file. Once you’ve added your own artwork, save and close the file. 36 Event & Conference Website Layouts for Inspiration.

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36 Event & Conference Website Layouts for Inspiration

We recommend MediaTemple for web hosting. Use Code MTLOVESDESIGN for 20% off Popular events will often launch their own website online to provide easy-access for attendees. This is especially true with recurring events that transpire once every year. I often try to keep up with the latest technology/Internet and music events happening around the US. I have put together 36 websites based on various events and festivals all around the world. Free Colorful Icon set ( PSD ) by Seevi kargwal. 34 Brilliant Free Icon Sets for Designers and Developers.

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34 Brilliant Free Icon Sets for Designers and Developers

We recommend MediaTemple for web hosting. Use Code MTLOVESDESIGN for 20% off The beauty of open source is built within the community, along with all the many derivative works to follow. Designers and developers can benefit from working with each other’s graphics and source codes to learn and produce higher-quality results. It offers a practical method to build websites and other projects that would need a solid user interface. Below you will find 34 free icon sets released during 2013. 25 Downloadable Freebie PSD Website Layout Mockups. Looking for hosting?.

25 Downloadable Freebie PSD Website Layout Mockups

We recommend MediaTemple for web hosting. Use Code MTLOVESDESIGN for 20% off The Internet is full of free downloadable goodies for creative artists. Anyone teaching themselves how to design should be able to find plenty of resources online. Especially in the field of web design where you might be looking for icons, logos, background patterns, or anything similar – even including full website PSD layouts/mockups. This design gallery includes 25 free downloadable PSD mockups. Focus Landing Page Appz iPhone App Page Display Portfolio. So you want to create a font. Part 1. By Alec Julien So you’re a brilliant designer, a master calligrapher, and you’ve learned all about serifs, side-bearings, and kerning.

So you want to create a font. Part 1

Now you want to create your own font. (What! You haven’t learned all about serifs, side-bearings, and kerning? Well, make sure you read all of the articles on iLT before you embark on font creation! The Crux: Font Editing Software All the brilliant design, precise calligraphic work, and deep knowledge of kerning won’t mean anything if you can’t translate your work into a computer-friendly format, which is why you’ll need a good piece of font editing software at your disposal. Font Editing Programs FontLab Studio is what I use to make my fonts. All of these programs operate on the same principles, differing in specifics, interface, and levels of options and power. Fonts: The Skinny, Thin, And Beautiful. I’ll admit it, While I do have a thing for bold fonts, I also have a thing for skinny, thin and beautiful fonts.

Fonts: The Skinny, Thin, And Beautiful

I’m not ashamed! And I know you probably have a thing for skinny fonts as well. The list I have compiled ranges from cheap to affordable, to expensive. Enjoy! Soho Sans Thin Helvetica Neue Ultralight More…Helvetica grew in popularity throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and more versions of the family were introduced. Chalet Paris 1960 Omnes Hairline Originally conceived as the brand typeface for a national retail chain, Omnes meets the need for a rounded typeface which is neither overly mannered nor excessively literal in its approach. Lubalin Graph was designed by Herb Lubalin. 50 Incredible Fonts for Professional Web & Print Design.

Tag "Free Fonts" on Smashing Magazine. Every now and then, we look around, select fresh free high-quality fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually time you should be investing in your projects. We search for them and find them so that you don’t have to. In this selection, we’re pleased to present Tondu, Banda, Morning Glory, Matilde, Bohema, Weston Round Slab, Highlands, Cabin, Linden Hill and other fonts. Please note that while most fonts are available for commercial projects, some are for personal use only and are clearly marked as such in their descriptions. Also, please read the licensing agreements carefully before using the fonts; they may change from time to time.