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Free All-in-One Graphic Design Starter Kit

Free All-in-One Graphic Design Starter Kit
Graphic design has an amazing community. Comprised of both the vets from the pre-computer era to the newbies who were raised on the internet and computer-editing applications, there is a huge gamut of people sharing their work and expertise online. I know when I was starting out in design, I found tons of inspiration and information from sites like JustCreativeDesign, DesignNewz, and more. If there’s one issue, however, it’s that there’s almost too much great information out there. I know – good problem to have, right? But for those designers just starting out, or for those designers who are considering getting into design, the amount of information can be a little overwhelming. This “kit” was originally intended to be a zipped file containing all of the links below; however, it clocked in at about half a gigabyte, which I thought most people wouldn’t want to sit and download (plus it would put a strain on our hosting). Software GIMP (Snow Leopard) (Leopard) (Windows) EBooks Textures Fonts

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The Ultimate Guide to Designing with Black Whether you're a student designer learning the tricks of the trade, a web designer looking to delve into the world of print or an accomplished designer looking to broaden their knowledge, there's always something to be learnt when it comes to designing for print. One of those areas is how to approach using blacks in your design and knowing how it will end up when it comes back from the printers. Read on for a few tips and techniques on how to create artwork containing black. Black is just black, right? 10 Easy Tips To Create Your Own Cool Icons With Photoshop Even if you’re not a software developer, learning to create your own icons is a tremendously useful skill. You can give your computer a unique skin or provide your services to the community and the corporate world. This is by no means a complete icon design tutorial. We’re just getting you started on the rudimentary basics – technicalities, a design checklist, and an icon design toolset. Icon Technicalities

Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline Fortunately, it isn’t required to go to design school in order to be a graphic designer. A good foundation in graphic design history, theory, and practical application will help you hit the ground running. There are plenty of resources available in which you can learn graphic design on your own. Don’t set your expectations to high at first, as it will take enthusiastic study for years to become great. You can do it though! If you would like to learn graphic design from the ground up, through self directed study, then this article lists some great resources that will get you started with your design education. 100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike.

50+ Excellent Posters about Design Categories: 08-05-2009--> An excellent poster on our wall would certainly catch our attention and even inspire us. For the design aspect of us here’s a collection of excellent of excellent posters that most likely you would like to be hanged on your wall and also suit your taste buds for design. The posters mostly tells what Design is about on their personal views and how they apply it on their daily lives. I’ve spent a few hours gathering these excellent posters to share to everyone. I hope you’ll find them inspirational for yourselves as well, and maybe create one of your own and share it to us. 30 Beautiful Handwritten Fonts Handwritten fonts are basically simulating a manuscript, or hand-drawn text. A manuscript is any document that is written by hand. The term may also be used for information that is hand-recorded in other ways than writing, for example inscriptions that are chiseled upon a hard material or scratched as with a knife point in plaster or with a stylus on a waxed tablet, or are in cuneiform writing, impressed with a pointed stylus in a flat tablet of unbaked clay. But enough with the history.

The Lost Principles of Design In the instant age that design has evolved into recently many of us often stray away from the basics. If you had a professor in college who taught you the fundamentals of design these may be engrained into your head. For the self-taught, you may have a book on your desk with these very principles. Incredible Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts Which You Probably Don't Know About As my search for methods to increase my browsing productivity continues, I have come across some excellent keyboard shortcuts for Firefox (my preferred browser) which I will discuss here . I am sure you’ll benefit from it if you use Firefox as your browser . 1: Automatically complete .org and .net addresses

40 Best Free Fonts for Logo Designing Finding awesome free fonts for logo designing is not that easy. In this world of premium internet, most of the things you find need money. Today we have collected 40 Best Free Fonts for Logo Designing to save your time and little bit of money too. 1. Teardrop 2. 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?

45 Outstanding Free Vintage Fonts Oct 11 2009 In his famous 1908 essay, ‘Ornament and Crime,’ modern architect Adolf Loos wrote: “The evolution of culture marches with the elimination of ornament from useful objects.” This pronouncement banished many of the frilly, decorative fonts of centuries past from the realm of High Design. Fast forward to the present day: Web 3.0 is awash in enough sleek sans serif and classic roman typefaces to make designers long for the typographic indulgences of yesteryear.

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