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10 Awesome Infographics for Graphic Designers. As a graphic designer, you’ve probably designed at least a few infographics for your clients – or even for fun.

10 Awesome Infographics for Graphic Designers

You can create (and sell) infographics for any topic or industry, which means infographics can be a lucrative source of income. Some designers make a full-time living designing infographics alone. And while infographics always require the talents of a graphic designer, how many infographics have you seen that feature graphic designers? The following 10 awesome infographics were made by graphic designers, for graphic designers. Follow the links to view the full infographics. 1. Learn what different colors represent and what emotions they stir, and when and how to use them in your own designs. 2. This infographic serves as a quick reference for the basic elements of design, complete with tips for how and why each should be considered when creating any design. 3. 4. Want to be a better, more successful, more inspired graphic designer? Lessons - Getting Started. Lessons in Calligraphy and Penmanship Getting Started with the Oblique Pointed Pen Welcome to the IAMPETH Lessons pages.

Lessons - Getting Started

Here you will find a wealth of material for learning calligraphy and penmanship. Cursive handwriting, Ornamental Penmanship, Copperplate, Spencerian script - we have lessons on these and much more. If you find these materials useful, and would like to support the organization that makes this site possible, please consider joining IAMPETH or making a donation.

Documents marked with an * are Adobe PDF documents (download free Adobe Reader) Looking for inspiration? Before and After - Progress in Script, Henry P. Getting Started with the Oblique Pointed Pen Comparison of the different styles of Pointed Pen Scripts, Dr. Tips on Nibs About Inks Regarding Iron Gall Ink, Brian G. Graphs Infographics. Minimalist Posters Of Disney Films. Top Ten CD Cover Design Tips : Cover Art setup and Design. Here are my Top Ten CD Cover Design Tips in order of design process.

Top Ten CD Cover Design Tips : Cover Art setup and Design

This article is written for an intermediate Photoshop/Illustrator user and upwards, focusing on the technical side of things, so here goes… CD Sleeve Design Setup 1. First and foremost, make sure you’re using the right CD tray card and booklet templates — and that the dimensions are precise, as this will save many headaches. 12 Ways to Become a Better Designer in 2012 - Designer Blog Designer Blog. Judging by the developments at 99designs, this year is going to be an important one.

12 Ways to Become a Better Designer in 2012 - Designer Blog Designer Blog

We’re growing and improving at an ever increasing pace and we want our designers to grow with us too. We have 12 months ahead — let’s use each month to become a better designer by learning a new skill and trying a new tip! 1. Learn to use the grid Building a well-balanced design layout, whether for web or print, is one of the most difficult and excruciating design tasks. Divide your artboard into several evenly spaced columns and rows, then use them as guides for your artwork placement. This enables you to focus on the creative part of your design work, such as concept, typography and atmosphere, while letting the grid guide your layout decisions.

Most importantly, you will never feel intimidated by your next design project because once you create a design grid, layout options become instantly visible. Here are some great resources to get you started:


100 Amazing Business Cards. Details October 25, 2011 by Tom McCracken Got some extra time on your hands and thinking about designing a new business card for your self or your business?

100 Amazing Business Cards

You'll have no problem finding design inspiration with this massive collection of creative business cards featured below. Business Cards Are Still Important You never get a second chance to make a first impression. What About Your Card? There's no such thing as to much inspiration when it comes down to designing a new business card. Typography.


45 Simple Yet Engaging Book Cover designs. In this article we decided to do the unthinkable, “judge a book by it’s cover.”

45 Simple Yet Engaging Book Cover designs

Let’s think about it, if there was no need for book cover design, a lot of graphic designers would be out of a job. Not only that, but authors would just have the most minimal and or basic book cover designs. If this was a reality, this world wouldn’t be the same. Also one of the biggest reasons we need book cover designs, is because “A picture says a thousand words.” Agree with it or not, but this quote is quite true. “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” - you should not judge anything/anyone by the way it looks. “A picture says a thousand words.” - even though it says a thousand words, does not meant the 1000 words are correct. Most people get attracted by the books cover, and if they’re interested they will read the short description on the back cover. 1. 2.