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The Business of Graphic Design

The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook Of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines is a wonderful source for anything related to the business of graphic design, from pricing to copyrights to business documents. It is published yearly, so it is always up to … Continue reading

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Transitioning to the Real World: Resources

I hope that today’s talk is informative and inspirational. As promised, I am posting links to various resources. Enjoy. • A resource sheet • Simple proposal Template • AIGA proposal I (template) • AIGA proposal II (explanation) • Fictitious Business … Continue reading

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Wireframes Resources

Wireframes are a wonderful way to focus on clear layouts and communication, before adding any embellishments. Eliminating colors and complex design elements allows you to focus on what is really important, and speed up development time. Read more about Wireframes … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Target Audience

Understanding your target audience and what motivates people to make decisions is today’s topic. It is a fascinating subject, and a very important one, because you will never be able to be an effective creative if you don’t understand who … Continue reading

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Cool Photoshop Resources and Actions

There are many great sites for Photoshop tutorials and resources: • psd tutsPlus • photoshop tutorials • smashing magazine and many more. These are great sources for inspiration. Just the other day, for example, psd.tutsplus.com published an interesting video tutorial … Continue reading

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Movie Posters

A dvd cover is basically a small version of a movie poster, because it needs to advertise the movie and entice the audience just like the larger posters do. There are often unbreakable cliche’ you need to follow, but there … Continue reading

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Cloning Resources

Despite all the great advances in Content Aware technologies, there are still many occasions in which some manual cloning is required. We are all familiar with the Clone Stamp, Healing Brush, and Patch tool. Today we also saw how Vanishing … Continue reading

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Design Inspiration

Michael Beirut is a giant in the field of Graphic Design. He is a past AIGA medalist and a partner at Pentagram. His work is inspirational and groundbreaking. He is the designer behind the famous Design Counts Postcard that launched … Continue reading

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File Organization

File organization is an essential skill in this business. While there are many good ways to organize your files, there is a WRONG way to do it: So, choose your method and stick to it. A few tips • organize … Continue reading

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5 Excellent Tips for Becoming a Better Writer

You may be thinking that writing skills are unnecessary for you…you are a creative, an artist, after all! Well, you are wrong. Writing skills are vital in any profession, including the creative arts field. In this interesting article, Dave Kerpen, … Continue reading

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