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Before & After

Before & After
Today . . . design something beautiful Do you love (or just need to know) graphic design? At Before & After, you’ll learn how to design Web pages, brochures, presentations, logos, ads, business cards, magazines, business documents, posters, and more — Watch Read Excerpts: Type 1:14 Color :46 Grid :56 Cropping :50 Gestalt :47 Budget 1:14

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20 amazing tools to modify images Adobe Photoshop is not just a simple software or an amazing tool to modify images, it‘s a new possibility of creating art items. Obviously, it is used to retouch images, to create the layouts of various websites or any graphical designs but, in the hands of talented artists, it is the perfect tool to create amazing works. This software is pretty enough to check some galleries to see some of the works made with it and it’s impossible not to say “wow” and catalogue them as the exponents of a new kind of art. Unfortunately, this powerful software is pretty expensive and not everyone may allow himself to buy a license. Under these circumstances, what should a common Internet user do when he must modify some images? Is the use of Photoshop mandatory?

Sections, Elements, or Parts of a Book Most books will have at least a front and back cover, title page, and body text but usually there will be many more parts of a book design. Explore the physical components of hardcover and softcover books as well as the design elements that make up the text portion of most books. “In a badly designed book, the letters mill and stand like starving horses in a field.

Pattern Light Fixture Designs Cast Stunning Wall Shadows « Dornob History teaches us to thing of ornament as something additive and permanent, a metal encrustation no an otherwise ordinary building facade or a specially carved piece of wooden trim. Ornamentation, however, can be dazzling, impressive and transform the entire feel of a room even when it is temporary – as these spectacular shadow-pattern wall lamps vividly illustrate. These lighting designs by Sha-do come in all kinds of styles, ranging from symmetrical and geometric to curving, twisting, maze-shaped and otherwise highly detailed patterns. Some of his more contemporary creations are particularly visually attractive, casting fractal-like shades on the walls around them or projecting series of simple stepping stones or abstract fractured shards. Of course, these can all be turned on and back off with the simple flip of a switch – perfect for parties or selective mood lighting.

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. Color Survey Results « xkcd Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity. —Herman Melville, Billy Budd

5.1 Advertising: Corporate identity guidelines FIP Manual, March 1989 Introduction Advertising signatures should be presented in a consistent manner, clearly conveying federal sponsorship of the message. Set out here are guidelines on how government policy on the use of the federal signature and the “Canada” wordmark should be applied in advertising. These guidelines are intended to promote clear and consistent identification of the sponsor, while allowing flexibility on how signatures are being applied.

Mark Jenkins // Street Installations Besançon Rome Rio de Janeiro Tudela 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. Aviary - Online image and photo editor As per this blog post from July, we have officially closed the advanced suite of Flash tools (previously located at advanced.aviary.com) in order to focus on our new company direction powering the photo experience in 3rd party apps. While we hoped that everyone would have taken the time to retrieve their files since our notice, we recognize that the message may not have been seen by everyone. Therefore, if you were not able to retrieve all of your files to date, please contact us at support@aviary.com from the email address associated with your account to help retrieve your files. Do this quickly. Please note that after September 30th, 2012, we cannot guarantee that your files will still be available for us to retrieve. While the tools will remain offline, we may continue to explore new homes in whole or in part, for specific elements of the suite.

DIYPlanner.com The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for me. In January, I got asked to participate in a special limited edition anthology to help benefit musician SJ Tucker, who had medical issues in 2008. I accepted the offer and prepped my story for publication. The dark celebration of Gehard Demetz You have stolen my silence, 2006, © Gehard Demetz wood, 167,5x55x38 cm Courtesy Galleria Rubin, Milano Photo by Egon Dejori Gehard Demetz is a mystery artist, the only thing that we know about him is that he was born in 1972, Italy, and that he currently lives in the mountains of Selva Gardena. Maybe this is the only thing that matters when you set an eye on his absolutely marvelous wooden sculptures, since you forget everything you may have in your mind. Why lie, this is not wood, this is the material of the dreams.

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. FIP Manual in PDF Format The Federal Identity Program (FIP) Manual is provided below in PDF format. These are large electronic files and are intended to be downloaded and printed. While these files are copies of the current FIP Manual, important updates on specific applications must be observed where they appear. If you cannot access these files, contact the FIP Coordinator in your organization for an alternative format. 1.0 Management Guide to Corporate Identity (August 1990) Pages: 1-13 (1.8 Mb) Pages: 14-23 (2.7 Mb)

CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS Heads up for any illustrators and designers out there! Skillshare is currently offering a special deal for Booooooom readers! 3 months of Skillshare Premium for $1. This gives you access to over 2,500 premium classes, with excellent step by step video tutorials, taught by many artists we’ve featured on Booooooom. Now I haven’t tried out all 2,500+ classes but I have been slowly making my way through a bunch of them to find some worth recommending to you guys. The stills above are from Jessica Hische’s Drop Cap Letterform class, one of the 8 classes I curated for our special Booooooom page.

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