Designing characters sounds like a dream job: Who wouldn’t want to illustrate and draw for a living? But it takes a massive amount of talent and skills in order for you to succeed in this highly desirable career path. In this feature article, you’ll discover the excellent character illustrations of California-based designer, illustrator and "action figure connoisseur" Christopher Lee.
Are you a beginner looking for good digital photography tutorials? The great news for you is there’s plenty of free online tutorials and guides to help you get started with digital photography. In this article, I’ve put together 10 of the best beginner-level photography tutorials I could find. I also listed additional websites at the end where you can find even more beginner-level tutorials, guides, and blog posts on digital photography.
It seems that too often great designers get lost in the mix simply because they don’t take the time to market themselves well. I mean let’s face it, most designers — especially those of us working independently/freelance — find ourselves continually juggling the roles of accountant, salesperson, and marketer, and rarely do we find the energy or resources to really develop big marketing strategies after all of our other tasks are done. And, while many do just fine with personal web portfolios, growing competition is making getting noticed harder and harder.
Looking at the company websites of design agencies and studios can give you a quick burst of creative inspiration because they must, as a matter of professional obligation, exhibit good design. Also, you can study their site’s design to uncover cutting edge trends — and recently, these are responsive web design, single-page sites, flat UI, and minimalist designs — to catch up on the latest web design styles and techniques. In this showcase, you’ll find the beautiful websites of some top-notch design agencies/studios.
Sketchbooks are where ideas and great work often begin. A sketchbook is a journal of the creative process, giving you absolute freedom to explore, express and discover your concepts. If you’re looking for sketchbook ideas — whether you’re just starting to sketch or need inspiration for your existing sketchbooks — take a peep at these remarkable examples of sketchbook drawings by talented individuals.
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.
Whether you’re a hobbyist photographer or a full-on professional, there’s no doubt that keeping your photos organized is a task in and of itself. Thankfully, with just a little forethought and some patience, you’ll be working better and more efficiently in the Library module in Lightroom. Just keep these quick tips in mind.
In the increasingly competitive mobile app market, everything you can do to set your app apart is important. Spanish designer and illustrator Román Jusdado is known in the industry as someone who creates remarkably detailed, realistic and eye-grabbing iOS app icons that make such a memorable impression on the people that see them. In this feature article, I’ll present to you the work of this talented designer.
Are you looking for some fabric textures to use in your digital design and art projects? Here’s an assortment of 6 free fabric textures you can download and use in your personal and commercial projects.
Using textures in a website’s design gives it an interesting and organic-like element. Do you like using textures in your web design projects? If so, have a look at these excellent web designs that have textured elements.
In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to create a simple set of square push buttons that can be useful in your user interface (UI) designs. The aesthetic of these buttons is inspired by Braun industrial products made during the 60′s, which were designed by the legendary designer, Dieter Rams.
You could take a bunch of ordinary business cards, run your thumb across the stack, and never be able to tell the difference between any of them. Meanwhile, a business card that uses custom die cutting is unmistakable in both look and feel; you can’t help but notice it.