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Photoshop Backgrounds for Graphic and Web Designers - Part I

Background Check
Have you even wanted to create your own unique Photoshop backgrounds for a specific project or web design layout that needed some extra shine? In the following tutorials, you’ll learn how to do this. The instructions take you step-by-step and can be used as the basis for creating new backgrounds to suit your needs.
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Graphic Design, Book Covers, and You - Part I

Inspiration from the Covers of Books
In the next few posts, we’ll look at some book covers and learn a few things about design. We’ll find that design sometimes has to follow form. And in these examples, they follow the form of the content.
The creative processes used to design a book cover are relatively the same [...]

Great Ideas for Package Designs - Part II

Package Design: The Two Second Commercial
If you pay a visit to your local supermarket and view the thousands of items sitting on shelves, each product is vying to gain your attention through its package design. Hence each package acts as a two second commercial.
The following designs excel in attracting your eye, but also serve a [...]

Really Cool Photoshop Effects Part III

In our hat of magic Photoshop tricks, we’ve pulled out a few more items that we thought you might be interested in.
These effects and their related tutorials (click on the bold text or the image) are really fun to try out. They incorporate functions of Photoshop such as layering, transparency, blending, and other methods.
It will [...]

Really Cool Photoshop Effects Part 1

Photoshop is like a magic hat. Inside it you’ll find and discover all sorts of tricks that allow you to manipulate and transform images to another state of being.
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Photoshop can be a little tricky sometimes because of the depth of all its features. But this shouldn’t scare anyone away from using this great program. In [...]

Get Graphic Design Tips and Courses for Free

There is an incredible amount of information on the Internet. Sometimes the hardest part about surfing is distilling the good info from the useless or even worse, the wrong info.
If you want to get a few training freebies related to using Photoshop, Illustrator, web design, and yes, even an introduction to basic graphic design, we’ve [...]

Advice for Graphic Design Students - Characteristics of Top Design Students

Find out what the characteristic demeanor is of great graphic design students. This article will provide helpful tips for first year graphic design students on becoming successful in their graphic design education.

Become a Graphic Designer - Design Careers & Design Education Advice from Professional Designer

Whether you’re right out of high school, a Mom looking for a career she can do from home, recently out of the Military or simply someone who feels they have a knack for design and is ready for a career change, consider that you have a few options on how to gain the skills you will need to pursue your dream job. But first, ask yourself some questions

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