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How to create mood boards: 40 pro tips and tools. When trying to convey a design idea, moods, feelings and fluffy stuff like that can be difficult to communicate.

How to create mood boards: 40 pro tips and tools

So designers will often use mood boards: a collection of textures, images and text related to a design theme as a reference point. Mood boards can be a great way to convey your design idea, win pitches and get an early sign-off. Telepathy would save a lot of time but sadly, for most of us, it's not an option. What I'm thinking and feeling about a creative idea, my intended vision for a piece of work, is limited to how good my verbal communication skills are at expressing this to project stakeholders. 27 graphic designers to follow on Instagram Mood boards help others to 'get inside our heads' in order to convey a thematic setting for a design or to explain function in piece of work. 01. When putting together mood boards, it's easy (and therefore tempting) to just use Google Images. 02. Real world inspirations are all around us. 03. 04. 05. Again, it's a subliminal trick. 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. 40+ Digital Painting Tutorials You Should Study.

Tutorials September 8, 2010 Painting is one masterly form of art that technology has helped elevate.

40+ Digital Painting Tutorials You Should Study

Not only are effects more easily and better achieved, but design software has also made this art form even more accessible to a designer with a computer, an eye for detail and a genuine desire to learn. If you’re one of those designers who aspire to create digitally painted artwork like these, we think you’d learn more than a thing or two in this collection of tutorials.

Read through them, study the variety of techniques they employ, and come out an accomplished digital painter in your own right! Painting Wavy Hair Learn how to paint wavy hair digitally. Spacecraft Prototyping This tutorial will show you how to make this prototype from start to finish. Advanced Tutorial: Creating Broken Link Learn how to create the highlights and shadows on this mutated version of Link, from the Legend of Zelda. Suberb Tutorial of Digital Painting President Obama Equilibrium Paint Realistic Looking Lips. Mac apps reviews, how to advice, and news. Graphic Design and Typography. 40 Awesome Illustrator Tutorials. In this roundup we have showcased some of the creative illustrator tutorials from 2011.

40 Awesome Illustrator Tutorials

These include typography, character design, poster design, logo design, portrait design and many more. Enjoy!! Artistic Printing Inspiration in Illustrator and Photoshop Create a Lava Island Scenario in Illustrator Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop Create a Hellboy Poster in Illustrator Create a Jar Illustration and Splashy, Purple Text Effect Create an Adorable Puppy with Negative Space and the Paintbrush Tool. Top 100 Animation Sites You Need To Know. Did you know....

Top 100 Animation Sites You Need To Know

In 2013 every movie nominated for an Oscar Award in the Best Visual Effects category had graduates from The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (DAVE School at Universal Studios Orlando) in the credits. This year (2014), four of the five nominated films - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, and Star Trek Into Darkness- included DAVE School graduates. Those 4 films alone employed nearly 70 DAVE School graduates last year.

I’ve been professionally writing about the game, film, and tech industries for six years online. If there’s one thing I’m an expert at, it’s the Internet. I chose to use Alexa’s global Web traffic rankings as a guideline for the list’s structure, but I bumped some sites up or down depending on how often they update and how influential they are specifically towards animators and not just all digital artists in general. Graphic Design resources.