I will go over how I put together animated short films, from story creation to composition. I will be outlining the steps and my personal experiences creating an animation short, called Needles and Thread.
Using images, just like any other component of a website, should be done with careful thought and consideration. If you want your images to enhance the user’s experience, increase conversions, help with branding, and improve visual appeal, consider the following ideas I will share with you in this article.
We recently held a giveaway sponsored by Clashot, a platform for selling the photos you take with your mobile device.
If you’d like to perform basic editing on photos — add simple photo effects, correct common photo issues, crop, resize, the like — you might be surprised to discover that there are many free online tools to help you get the job done quickly, easily, and without cost. Since these web-based photo editors run on your browser, there’s no need to install them on your computer.
With the job market being as competitive as it is, many people are finding that freelancing brings many benefits that regular office workers don’t enjoy. Freelancers can earn as much, or even more, money than other workers without being tied to any one company, and they can have full control of their time.
I’m a self-taught professional web designer/developer. I’ve been fortunate enough to be one for over a decade. I’ve learned how to design websites just through experience on web design and web development projects, and through books and blogs.
We recently held a sponsored giveaway for Oogwave subscriptions. Oogwave is a top-notch enterprise-level online collaboration, content collaboration, and intranet web app. Read this post to find out who the lucky winners of Oogwave subscriptions are.
3D has penetrated most of our visual spaces, from movies and games, to TV sets and handheld devices. What once was thought to be a gimmicky novelty shown in state fairs and theme parks, 3D has now gained a whole new following of artists and creators experimenting to find new ways to implement it in their own work. If nothing else, it’s also just a fun effect to do!
We’re giving away 1 free web hosting account for 3 years to the winner of this giveaway. The website hosting we’re giving away will be on iPage, a web hosting company that makes it easy for anyone to get a website up quickly. Need a website? Read on!
We partnered up with Webydo, a professional web suite that enables graphic designers to create and manage exceptional HTML websites without writing code, to give out a lifetime subscription to their awesome online web design software. Learn who the lucky Design Instruct reader is in this post.
GIMP, a free and open source image editing software, is often considered by some to be an alternative for Adobe Photoshop. This is not true. GIMP has never projected itself as a Photoshop alternative, and comparing free software to a mammoth and costly one is, obviously, unfair.
Having been a designer in more than a few web startups, I have a thing or two to say to potential online entrepreneurs. If you think you’ve heard it before, well, hold that thought until you hear it from a designer’s perspective.