How to Create a Professional Logo A professional logo can enhance a company, an organization, or a product. On the other hand, an unprofessional logo can ruin a brand and mar an otherwise good designer’s portfolio. Many logos in use are unprofessional and carry all the tell-tale marks of an amateur or a beginner. Everyone thinks they can design a great logo, but simply knowing your way around Photoshop is not enough. Events Highlights World-changing talks, debates, film screenings, podcasts, videos, and animations - all made available for free, for everyone. All of our work including our free public events programme is supported by our 27,000 Fellows who inspire, support and enable new solutions to address the problems of the 21st Century. If you share or demonstrate a commitment to positive social change, find out how you can become a Fellow. Is War Good for Us?
12 Things Successful People Do Differently Email I’ve always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas of their life throughout their lifetime. In entertainment, I think of Clint Eastwood and Oprah Winfrey. In business, I think of Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett. We all have our own examples of super successful people like these who we admire.
Past Lessons - Emailing Lesson #59Intro to Foundation Develop a great naming convention for your project files Files come and go as we hash out a product. Today's wireframe is tomorrow's archive fodder, and last month's PSDs are nostalgia at best. Trouble is, when dealing with hundreds of files across dozens of clients, keeping track of which file is which is a job in itself. 77 Essential Photoshop Techniques for photo-realistic Textures It is well known in graphic design that texture is a necessity in many types of artwork. In our previous post about textures, where we featured 47 free textures – packs, kits and websites for textures of all types and colors (do take a look if you haven’t seen that post yet!), we collected the best free textures, seamless background patterns, pattern generators, and free backgrounds that you are able to download and either appy as-is to your website (or computer desktop), or use them in your graphic designs. Today, we’re taking textures one step further with 77 Photoshop Techniques for creating photo-realistic Textures from scratch. There are 77 Photoshop techniques and Illustrator tutorials across 10 categories. Photoshop Textures
Vehicle Modeling Series - Gyrocopter Vehicle Modeling Course in Blender The Vehicle Modeling DVD was released in the first quarter of 2011, after the Intro to Blender and Character modeling series. It was our first physical DVD ever shipped and has shipped more than any other training DVD we’ve ever produced. However, now that the series has reached the ripe age of 2 years, it is being inducted into the CG Cookie Citizen library, making it accessible to all Citizen members. Trade the value of a couple lattes for complete access to our Citizen training library What you’ll learn 40+ Useful Resources for Design Freebies Generally, any graphic designer looks out for the best and free resources in order to enhance their reputation among the huge crowd. The resources like PSD Files, Photoshop Brushes, icons, vectors, and textures are usually in huge demand which offers impressive results and also save a lot of time for the designers. With these resources, the graphic web designer adds more exposure to his site by promoting his services and products which attracts huge traffic to his website. In order to build their profile, the designers can choose the best resources from the numerous options available.
10 Emerging Education and Instructional Technologies that all Educators Should Know About (2012) Naturally, as author of EmergingEdTech, I’m always keeping an eye out for education and instructional technologies that are emerging from the seemingly endless array of tools and concepts that are out there – which applications and ideas are rising to the fore and best positioned to enhance engagement and impact learning? This year I’ve also been working with constituents at The College of Westchester to develop a Strategic Technology Plan for the next 3 years, so it’s never been more important for me to be aware of those impactful education technologies and concepts that are on the horizon or are already in use and pulling ahead of the pack. Since this listing is more pointedly focused on emerging technologies and looking out over the next few years than the list I published at this time last year, it should not come as a surprise that there are a lot of new entries here (edging out six technologies that remain prevalent and potent, but are more ‘established’ than ’emerging’).
40 Useful Online Generators For Web Designers - Noupe Design Blog Oct 11 2010 Generators can be a great way to save time in your web design projects. High-quality generators can create graphics or code or even layouts in a matter of seconds or minutes, things that might take an hour or more if done by hand. Below are some useful generators to help you speed up your web design process. There’s everything from color scheme tools to complete layout generators included. If you know of other useful generators out there, please share in the comments! 40 High Quality CSS and XHTML Web Layout Templates Are you looking for a quick and easy to edit platform to speed up your web design process? Well, you have come to right place. We have collected 50 fantastic pre-built responsive HTML5 templates that with just a little bit of creative tweaking will have your web design project live in no time.
22 Best Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials Typography means a lot in any medium kind of presentation. Whether it’s a logo, banner or just a title; being able to inject creativity into it not only help in delivering the message across, it also leaves solid impression on the viewer. Good typography design is not easy, or should I say getting the type match and speaks for the product is often a very challenging job. Creating avatars and icons instead of photographs By Susan Ettenheim | High School art/media/library/technology teacher We've found that the whole problem of students posting personal photographic representations is gone when we teach them about making avatars or icons as personal representations. Here is the lesson we use for Youth Voices for building Avators / Icons. You will see that this lesson is in the context of our site, Youth Voices, but it certainly can be used in any context. Building Avatars/Icons Introduce yourself by putting an avatar/icon in your user posts.
28 Fresh Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials Editor’s note: For a newer, updated version of this post, check it out here. Thanks to the generosity of graphic designers, we have featured more than 150 text effect Photoshop tutorials in the past for you to enjoy carving out very cool typography for fun or career use. However, we’re very shocked to see that more and more quality text effect tutorials came up these months, so we decided to not only give you a showcase, but impress you with a collection of very high quality text effect Photoshop tutorials, we called them kick-ass tutorials. Yes, in the following round-up we have set up 28 rare and professional Photoshop tutorials on creating extremely appealing text effects. So don’t wait anymore, master these text effects and show how kick-ass your works are to your family, colleague, client, anyone!
Visual & Graphic Design You’ve heard you can’t judge a book by its cover. But the truth is, if a book doesn’t have a good cover, most people won’t even reach for it. The same can be said about elearning. Good visual design compels the learner to go deeper and learn more; and it reassures them the course is valuable and worth their time.