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The BIGGEST ever list of design resources! - ProofHQ

The BIGGEST ever list of design resources! - ProofHQ
Following the huge success of last year’s “World’s Biggest Ever List of Graphic Design Blogs”, we’ve decided that we should turn it into an annual event – after all, more people than ever before are blogging and the talent pool continues to grow. This year, we’ve added in some additional categories including typography and image sourcing sites to help you along your way. The list is at least 40% larger than last year and is the one stop shop for all that you could need in terms of inspiration, reference material or tools for you to use. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen…. drum-roll please! Graphic Design 1stwebdesigner Blog by Dainis Graveris in Latvia covering all things design and freelance. 2expertsdesign A blog filled with tips – whether it’s graphic design, logo design, web design, advertising, branding or typography. 456 Berea Street Blog from Roger Johansson containing articles and tutorials on web standards, accessibility and usability. 72dpi Graphic design inspiration.

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10 Useful Web Apps for Designers DesignWoop welcomes this guest post by Tomas Laurinavicius. Since the iPhone and iPad entered the market you can hear lots of news about apps for these devices. Tons of apps available today and you can find everything you want. But today I would like to share 10 handy web-based apps for designers. To use these apps you don’t need to buy an iPhone or iPad, you can use them without any additional software or device, you just need a web browser. In this collection I’ve picked 10 useful and time-saving web apps for designers.

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Mental Heuristics Page - StumbleUpon A heuristic is a "rule-of-thumb", advice that helps an AI program or human think and act more efficiently by directing thinking in an useful direction. Some of these heuristics are age-old wisdom, bordering on cliche, but most are actually helpful. If you want something done, do it yourself Comment: Obviously true, and doing it is usually very good for your self esteem. 100 amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials Since its release, Adobe's Illustrator has grown to become the designer's right-hand man when it comes to creating premier vector graphics and elements. There's so much you can do with it that it can be difficult to know where to start. Happily, we're here to round up the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials, covering everything from illustration to logo design, adding depth to your typography and much more, to help you get the most from this amazing app. Jump directly to a section using this handy category guide, or just get started browsing the whole list! With so many to choose from, you're sure to find a project to inspire you, whether you're using an older version of Illustrator or are signed up to the Creative Cloud.

How to Become a Freelance Blog Writer For years now, I've done freelance writing for newspapers and magazines as a way to make side income, supplementing my full-time job. But this year, I've made the conscious move to freelancing for blogs instead of print publications, to the point where I now make about $2,000 a month as a blog writer (not including my own blog's income or my full-time salary). Becoming a freelance blog writer isn't always easy in the beginning, but I've found that it's vastly more fun and rewarding.

How to use your skills for evil/good I am usually not a fan of forwards, but this is really funny. A woman loses her cat and asks her designer friend to drop everything and make a poster to post around the neighborhood. Anyone who works in a service role (developers, marketers, pr peeps) gets these kind of requests from friends, but they never quite turn out this funny. From: Shannon Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.20am To: David Subject: Poster Hi I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. 40 Minimalist Print Ads That'll Catch Your Eye While print advertising always seems like a marketer’s dream when compared to online ads, it’s yet another field where it’s getting more and more difficult to cut through the noise and deliver the client’s message. In the digital age, the attention span of the consumer is razor thin, making it harder for advertisers to secure attention whether it’s in print or on the web. To combat this, we’re seeing advertisers reach for a minimalist approach, using little copy and sparse imagery to convey a message simply that gets attention more for what’s not there.

17 Tutorials Every 3D Artist Should Read Searching for quality 3D tutorials can be hard to do sometimes. Especially if you have already learned modeling techniques and you wish to learn more in detail other aspects of the 3D software. That’s why I have compiled a list of a few tutorials around the web I think would be excellent to read if it’s your goal to further expand your knowledge of 3D software. These include spline modeling techniques, quick tricks for fast modeling, simulation using reactor and other various techniques. Polygon Modeling a Head This tutorial from “The Hobbit Guy” walks you through spline modeling to poly modeling an orge head.

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40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials Back when Mickey Mouse was drawn by Walt Disney in 1928, it was all pencil and paper, and the frequent use of the ever dependable eraser. More than 80 years has passed and yet we still see Mickey Mouse cartoons all around the world. That 80+ years has also brought advances in computer technology and software which now allows us to move away from the pencil, paper and the ever dependable eraser, to advanced drawing applications and input (drawing) devices. 38 of the world's most inspiring routes for road trips [PICs] Whether it’s Utah or Iceland, something about a seemingly endless and open road makes me want to travel.

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