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Graphic Design Branding

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

To create a brand for a company is to create their image, and to promote that image with campaigns and visuals. Working in branding allows a graphic designer or design firm to get involved with many aspects of the industry, from logo design to advertising to copywriting and slogans.



What Are JPG Files?

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

JPG files, also known as JPEG files, are a common file format for digital photos and other digital graphics. When JPG files are saved, they use



How to Use Texture in Graphic Design

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Texture can refer to the actual surface of a design or to the visual appearance of a design. In the first case, the audience can actually feel the texture, making it unique from the other elements of design. In the second case, texture is implied through the style of design. Rich, layered graphics can create visual texture that mirrors actual texture.



Color Models: RGB

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

The RGB model is so important to graphic design because it is used in computer monitors. Therefore, when designing websites and other on-screen projects, the RGB model is used because the final product is viewed on a computer display.



Carbonmade Online Design Portfolios

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Carbonmade is a website that allows you to build an online design portfolio. Carbonmade has a plan for a free online design portfolio, and a portfolio search that can help potential clients find your work.



To-Do List Software: Does TeuxDeux Do It All?

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

We take TeuxDeux for a spin to see if it meets basic to-do list needs. OK, OK, we like it. Find out its hits and misses to see if it's right for you.



5 Design Rules for Easy Website Navigation

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Navigation is a key component of a website, and here are five rules to follow to help design yours effectively.



7 Types of Website Navigation to Consider

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Navigation is a key element of any website. It’s how the user gets from section to section, and to your content. Aside from creating something unique, there are several options for navigation in site design that are quite common, and for a good reason… they help the user browse your site easily.



The Behance Network

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Members of the Behance Network can create online portfolios to showcase their work and attract new clients. Behance is a members-only website, but anyone can request an invitation by filling out an online form with just an email address and description of work.



10 Early Warning Signs of a Bad Client

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

It is often the case that designers are competing for projects, and the client is selecting who to work with based on experience, rates and many other factors. At the same time, however, designers should be deciding if the client is a good fit for them.



Need Free Fonts? Try Dafont.com

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Dafont is a free font website, offering downloadable freeware, shareware, demo and public domain typefaces for windows and mac.



Digital Printing

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Digital printing refers to modern printing methods that use digital files, such as PDFs, instead of printing plates.



Using Shapes in Graphic Design

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Shapes are at the root of graphic design. They are figures and forms that make up logos, illustrations and countless other elements in all types of designs. Altering the size, form, angles, colors and other characteristics of the shapes in a design can significantly impact its message and success.



How to Promote Your Graphic Design Business

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

There are many ways to promote a graphic design business, including blogging, word-of-mouth, email newsletters and social networking. Many of these methods are inexpensive or free, and can lead to increased exposure for your business and new clients.



How to Design a Graphic Design Business Card

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Whether you are a freelancer or you own your own design firm, it is crucial to have business cards for your graphic design business. A well-designed card with the right content will help you look professional, show off your work, and land new clients.



The Steps of the Graphic Design Process

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

When starting a new design project, there are steps of the graphic design process to follow that will help you to achieve the best results. You can save yourself time and energy by first researching the topic, finalizing your content, starting with simple sketches, and getting several rounds of approval on designs.



What Are GIF Files?

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

GIF files are a format commonly used for graphics presented on websites. GIFs can contain a maximum of 256 colors, and are therefore best for images that contain simple shapes, a limited color palette, text and other elements as opposed to photos.



Identify Fonts with Free iPhone App What the Font

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

What the Font is a free iPhone application that identifies typefaces from photos. A companion to the MyFonts website with the same title, What the Font is an extremely intuitive and clever app that is a great tool for designers on the go.



Create a Graphic Design PDF Portfolio Using...

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Many graphic software programs, such as InDesign and Illustrator, have the option of exporting a design as a PDF, which allows you to create a PDF portfolio. This PDF portfolio can be a custom designed brochure-style piece showcasing your best work, which can be emailed to prospective clients or employers.



Your Introduction to Graphic Design

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

An introduction to the basics of graphic design and its different applications.



A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Like many graphic design fields, working in advertising takes you far beyond creating designs and page layouts. While a specific job may be to create a print ad for a campaign, this field requires an understanding of marketing, public relations and consumers.



Types of Graphic Design Portfolios

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Which kind of portfolio should you go with? Wait, there's more than one? Don't worry, we'll explain 'em all and help you decide which is best for you.



The Printing Process - Designing for Print

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

A list of graphic design printing process resources to help make your designs look there best in print. They include printing vendors, glossary terms, and articles.



How to Create Website Wireframes

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

Website wireframes are simple line drawings that show the placement of elements on a web page. Learn the focus, benefits and elements of a properly constructed website wireframe.



How To Design a Website – Step-by-step

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

A step by step guide to designing a website, from research and brainstorming to creating wireframes, developing the website and promoting it.



How to Use the Adobe Photoshop Tools

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

The tools available on the Photoshop toolbar and menus are the basis for working in the software. Learning tools such as the crop, clone stamp and marquee, and the use of tool presets, will help facilitate design and improve workflow.



All About the Elements of Graphic Design

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

elements of graphic design shapes lines colors type fonts typography typefaces text art illustrations photography texture photos



About the CMYK Color Model

2017-02-24T11:04:18Z

The CMYK color model is used in printing. Although computer monitors display color in RGB, final printed pieces will be in CMYK, and so it is important to understand this model and the printing process.