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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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47 (More) Brilliant Advertisements [High Quality Photos] Last week we gave you 35 Brilliant Advertisements and the story blew up on the web. Hundreds of Repins on Pinterest, 78K shares on StumbleUpon, great action on Facebook & Twitter. All in all it was an awesome story so we decided to pull together 47 more brilliant advertisements for you to enjoy.

Separating Complex Objects from Background Welcome to PhotoshopStar.com! If you find this site useful, you might want to subscribe to our free newsletter for updates on our new Photoshop Tutorials and Articles. You can find a lot of tutorials how to separate complex objects from the background. 10 resource sites for designers This week I would like to show you 10 cool resource websites, each one of them offering various examples of images, links, wallpapers etc. Hopefully you will get inspired and can use those websites as a source for future projects. Now here are the 10 Cool Web and Graphic Design Resource Sites 99Percent This website is mainly about “ideas and how to make them happen”. You will find events and workshops listed, an all-around source for creative ideas, professionalism and improvement of performance.

30 Bizarre and Creative Packaging Design Examples Inspiration November 1, 2010 One of the things that identifies the image of a product is its packaging. Few elements like striking graphics, attractive colors, and unusual shapes are carefully thought of to come up with packaging design that catches the attention of the consumers. A packaging design is a critical component in marketing because it is the packaging that makes it stand from the rest when consumers choose a product from the shelf. Tips on Interviews Tips on Interviews Promote Yourself without Being Self-Promotional Explaining why someone should hire you, or introduce you to a friend who is hiring, can be uncomfortable.

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.

Reader Tutorial: Easy Digital Painting in Photoshop This tutorial will walk you through the simple steps used to turn a regular photograph into an interesting digital painting illustration, using Photoshop's Filter Gallery and the Smudge Tool. Depending on the photograph you choose, it shouldn't take you more than a couple of hours to complete. Before I begin, I must give a huge thanks to @kidhelios / George Auckland (my old boss from the BBC) as the source for this illustration.

65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free Freebie 65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free by Alex on Aug 9, 2012 • 9:43 am 17 Comments 42 Free Online Magazines for Designers Art and design magazines are designers close companion. Not only it feeds us with latest trends and news in the design industry, it’s also a good source of inspiration, particularly useful for those who hit the design block frequently. Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s a huge pool of free design magazines on the net; we meant those softcopy magazines you can either browse online or download (.PDF, .SWF) for offline viewing. Not only they have high quality content, each issue released is also free.

Tasting Wine Tasting Wine All About Wine Tasting There’s more to tasting a glass of wine than throwing it down your gullet. We’ll start slow. AMS Design Blog: Product Spotlight : Knock Knock Stationary I first saw a knock knock product in the shop at the Saatchi gallery here in London and it was love at first site. Self proclaimed as putting the fun in functional, their products are totally useless but incredibly amusing and make for great gifts. Check out their website here.

70 creative Gimp tutorials Gimp Tutorials in this review include a handpicked selection of creative Gimp tutorials for intermediate and advanced users. Gimp is a free multiplatform image editing tool, using Gimp you can achieve pretty much everything what can be done in pricey Photoshop. These Gimp tutorials will help you to learn text, Gimp photo editing, advanced photo manipulations such as changing colors, background, remove objects, proper black and white conversion in Gimp.

How to Improve Your Handwriting Style: 7 steps Steps Part 1 Getting Ready to Write <img alt="Image titled Improve Your Handwriting Style Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Choose a good pen. Having the right instrument to write with will help you improve your handwriting. If the ink doesn’t come out easily, or if the pen leaves globs of ink on the paper, it will detract from your ability to write in a relaxed way. Design Informer - The Latest in Web and Graphic Design A Craft Of Consequences: Reader, Writer And Emotional Design Before the very first page of a book has been read, you've already analyzed it in countless ways without even noticing. The paper stock, the thickness of the binding, the aroma, the color of the type and even the texture of the cover; the very character of the book is being dissected by the hand and eye at every moment.

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