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3D Photoshop Object Projects and Tutorials - Part I

Practice Makes Perfect
After a while, it seems that plain old 2D Photoshop images are lacking when it comes to creativity for some of your graphic design projects. Maybe you have thought about doing more 3D work but didn’t know where to start. The following Photoshop tutorials can help you create some nice objects. All that [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Successful Portfolio - Part II

Presentation and Eye Appeal
What would your reaction be if you were served a plate of food at a restaurant that had dust, lint, or smudges on the dish? Now let’s switch this scenario around and put this in the context of a job seeker presenting a portfolio that has dust, lint, and smudges on the [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Successful Portfolio - Part I

The Basics
At long last you’ve landed a job interview at a design firm. You’re excited, nervous, and worried all at the same time. You realize that part of the interview process hinges on presenting a strong portfolio. But where do you begin?
You’ve got lots of examples from projects while going to your graphic design college [...]

Graphic Design and Effective Messaging - Part II

Graphic Design Is Messaging
Although the artistic merits of good graphic design is at the forefront of what a graphic artist does the real backbone behind the design is the effectiveness of the message you are trying to communicate to the viewer.
In our last article we quoted Marshal McLuhan saying, “The medium is the message” or [...]

Famous Fonts for Graphic Designers and Web Designers

Famous Fonts for Fun
In conclusion of our font series we are putting the spotlight on some of the most recognizable fonts in the design world. If you ever want to mimic a certain font for fun or for a design project, these fonts can help you to do it.
Thanks to simplythebest.net for their wonderful compilation [...]

Special Occasion and Holiday Dingbats for Graphic Designers

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…
During special occasions or festive holidays your clients or student assignments may call for a certain look or venue. The following dingbats can help you to spruce up your work with these familiar icons.
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Lovya Babe

When you need something that will give you a St. Valentine’s feeling the “Lovya Babe” dingbats [...]

Specialized Dingbats for Graphic Designers - Part II

Dingbats Continued…
We continue this series with some more dingbats that you can use in your next flyer, ad or graphic arts project. These dingbats are all scalable and will come in handy when you need a quick graphic or design motif for just the right look.
We’d like to thank the folks over at dafont.com again [...]

Specialized Dingbats for Graphic Designers - Part I

Dingbats or Wingdings Anyone?
We’ve all used them at one time or another in our design projects. While they are usually simple in scope they can be real time savers when you need a quick graphic to fill in a border or add some snap to your project.
The following are some of the more interesting ones [...]

Photoshop Backgrounds for Graphic and Web Designers - Part III

The Rest of Them
This series concludes with several colorful Photoshop backgrounds that can be used for the times when you need something colorful and eye-catching for a backdrop. And as it was with the previous examples, you can modify these patterns to suit your own specific needs.
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Light Rays
If you need a dramatic and striking background [...]

Graphic Design, Book Covers, and You - Part II

Reading a Book by Its Cover
The chance to produce art for a book cover is rare, but the essential thought processes and creative steps are very similar, if not identical, in the inventive process. In this series we actually try to read a book by its cover–to see if the design concept is successful or [...]

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