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Graphic Design Inspiration, Blogs, Business & Career Advice

Graphic Design Inspiration, Blogs, Business & Career Advice

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www.designdefined.co.uk Marie-Laurence Carrière is a designer based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada More of Marie-Laurence’s work here David Waldorf is a photographer based in San Francisco, California Silk Icons “Silk” is a smooth, free icon set, containing over 700 16-by-16 pixel icons in strokably-soft PNG format. Containing a large variety of icons, you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy. And all for a low low price of $0.00. You can't say fairer than that. Current version: 1.3. HOW Design - Top 10 Sites for Designers This latest edition of the Top 10 Websites for Designers includes a new creative critique platform, a fun color picker for the real world and more. In November's Top 10 Websites for Designers you'll discover collections of thought-provoking posters, a flawlessly delivered digital story and more. In October's Top 10 Sites for Designers, check out a showcase of people from all backgrounds in design; a color gradient generator; fun agency site & more. In this month's roundup of websites for designers, you'll find font pairing tools, interesting portfolio sites, a product graveyard and more. This month's roundup of websites for designers features a history of cocktail lettering, a funny interactive film and goofy designer excuses. This month’s Top 10 Websites for Designers includes design portfolio inspiration, an interesting color resource and websites that offer unique storytelling experiences.

10 Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Resources for Editors The days of ‘just being an editor’ are over. Most editors are now required to wear multiple hats and juggle various video editing, motion design, encoding and color grading applications on a daily basis. On most freelance jobs I am often using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects for graphics tasks, Maxon Cinema 4D for 3D work, along with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer for video editing. With the recent free addition of Cinema 4D Lite into After Effects Creative Cloud, more video editors will now be integrating 3D into their work. In this post, we’ve rounded up 10 resources will help you strengthen your After Effects and Cinema 4D skills – free After Effects templates, motion graphics plugins and loads of free training and tutorials!

Theta Music Trainer The Basic Ear Training Course is a guided training course consisting of 30 daily workout sessions. Each day you will play five different games, each of which exercises a particular skill that will help you to better play music by ear. The system will recommend the level to play for each game based on your previous progress. Discover the language of motion design The proliferation of screens in our lives has transformed nearly every static surface into a dynamic canvas. In our pockets, on the street and projected onto virtually everything around us, technology has promoted a new aspect of our designed world: motion. Motion design is notoriously difficult to define. It's shorthand for the longer but only slightly more helpful term, 'motion graphic design'. For many, this conjures visions of logo animations or cheesy wedding video effects. For others, it suggests abstract 3D shapes undulating in beautifully complex but ultimately meaningless forms.

Digital Photography - Stanford CS 178 - Digital Photography Spring Quarter, 2011 Marc Levoy Handout #2 Here is the current version of the course schedule. It is also available online at and will be continuously updated as changes are made. In particular, lecture titles and assignment names will become clickable shortly after a lecture is given or an assignment made. Readings should be completed before the date on which they appear in the schedule, except for the first week. "London" and "Peterson" refer to your textbooks; "http" readings are online; all other readings are from your course reader.

Graphic arts Graphic artists at work during the 1960s A type of fine art, graphic art covers a broad range of art forms. Graphic art typically is two-dimensional and includes calligraphy, photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, lithography, typography, serigraphy (silk-screen printing), computer graphics, and bindery. Graphic art also consists of drawn plans and layouts for interior and architectural designs.[1] The responsibility for effective communication also falls under the auspices of the graphic designer. History[edit] Throughout history, technological inventions have shaped the development of graphic art.

Motion Design Business Practices Diagram courtesy of the author Motion design is a very rapidly growing creative field. Motion components—both high-end and low-end—are being integrated into online projects, television programs and commercials, feature films, games, applications and content for mobile phones and tablets, as well as three-dimensional installations and kinetic displays in public places. Finding Alternative Sources Of Typographic Layout In Our Surroundings - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Studying art and design usually starts with a deep exploration of elements and principles. Among these elements, the most basic ones — line, point and plane — usually figure in a work of art or design. Thus, we can abstract art and design compositions to lines, points and planes when analyzing them. Not only is this abstraction useful for understanding the structure of a composition, but it also offers new sources of layout inspiration and experimentation.

Nikon D40 User's Guide Home Donate New Search Gallery How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact Nikon D40 User's Guide © 2007 KenRockwell.com Nikon D40 with new 18-55mm lens. enlarge I bought mine here. I'd have gotten it here or here, too. Data Adventure The ENDANGERED SAFARI project contains all of the large African mammals along with juicy info like animal size, family, population trend, range, and IUCN threatened species status. The static version, above, is an artsy layout that makes a great print, but to really dig into the data, including individual animal range maps, you will have to jump on a computer (it’s not built for mobile) and play with the interactive below by hovering over each About the design Bloom visualizes the life of all 212 flowers in Jefferson’s Monticello garden across the year. In the animated GIF, flowers appear when they first start blooming and leave the piece when they finally die. The animation has 26 frames, each representing two weeks. Each flower is placed radially around the year according to what week it first blossoms and for how long it blooms (longer living flowers are closer to the center).

Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom Want an ultimate single-page cheat sheet for looking up keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC? The design team over at setupablogtoday have created just that: massive sheets that you can study and explore to your hearts content. The Photoshop Cheat Sheet First up is an impressive Photoshop cheat sheet that displays shortcuts both on a 2D keyboard and in chart form:

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