Graphic design can be overwhelming for beginners looking to get a few projects under their belt. However, with the right attitude and a few of these tips, you’ll be well on your way to building an impressive design portfolio.
The designs of packaging from back in the day are very inspiring to look at, they give us a brief glimpse of design history and trends in foregone eras.
Good South, a North-Carolina-based husband-and-wife design team, has a knack for producing delightful vintage-themed packaging and logo designs.
People are really getting creative with their business cards nowadays: Debossing is one of the most popular printing techniques for producing business cards that are attractive and memorable. Debossing gives the card stock additional dimension, tactility and texturing.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your own personal branding or logos, we’ve got just the thing!
Before Retina-level pixel densities, 4K screen resolutions, and HD, we could actually see individual pixels on our computer screens and TV’s.
See how some visionary artists are altering our perception of reality and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with typography.
In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you my technique for creating text that has a semi-transparent, three-dimensional appearance. We’ll use Illustrator and Photoshop to achieve our desired results.
While in the real world split-flap displays are becoming obsolete in favor of digital displays in places like airports, train stations, bus stations, and so forth, they still live on as a symbol of travel. Whether you use them in app interfaces or a vintage-inspired design, I’m sure that you’ll find this tutorial interesting and useful. In this tutorial, we will use Photoshop to create a split-flap display.
In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to create gold text using one of the most powerful features of Photoshop: Layer Styles (read this guide on Layer Styles if you’re not familiar with this feature). Once we’re done, we’ll be able to save our layer style and apply it every time we need gold text in our designs.
In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a three-dimensional coffee cup. You’ll learn to create the coffee cup and its basic shapes in Illustrator. Then we’ll bring it into Photoshop to give it some finishing touches and to place it in a poster layout just so you can get an idea of how the cup can be used as part of a design project.
What if you could create a great looking metal text effect quickly and repeat the process even quicker? Well, with the magic of Photoshop Actions we can recreate a metal effect using a logo or text in just moments with the push of a button. In this tutorial, we are going to add a metal effect to our text while recording the commands with Photoshop Actions. When we’re done, you can recreate the metal effect by simply pressing ‘Play’ in the Actions panel.