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Winter Wonderland Color Palettes

December 29, 2018 / Inspiration

Just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn’t mean that your choice of winter color palettes can’t be delightful. With the sun at it farthest away the temperatures drop and colors become muted with less light. The colors of changing of the year can still be exciting and can capture that festive look for your brand. The palette of winter may lack vibrancy, but it can more than make up for it with subtle hues and dark shades that promote intimate emotions and fond memories. Add to that the colors of all the various holidays, the color palette of winter spans a wide range and can be hard to pin down. They range from the crisp off whites to the darkest blues and greens; from the bright magentas of the holiday table to the neon lights of a decorated tree. The colors of winter are truly magical and wondrous to behold.
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Autumn Inspired Explosive Fall Color Palettes

November 29, 2018 / Inspiration
Fall Color Palettes

The autumn season has arrived and, as always, it has ushered in a time of festive colors, that remind us of the beauty of fall. For many, autumn heralds the changing of the leaves, warm pie with family and an explosion of fall colors. The colors of this season are distinctive and subtle. The colors of fall are very familiar to anyone who has live through one. The warm golden hues matched with bright reds and earthy browns spread among the fading green that is announcing the coming of winter. While the colors of the season are quite well known, finding the right color palette for your seasonal project can be challenging and elusive.
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The Psychology of Color: Powerful Color Combinations

November 17, 2018 / Inspiration
Powerful Color Combos

As humans, sight is our primary sense that we use to perceive the world, a universe of color, right before our eyes. The psychology of color is a deeply researched subject, with millions of man-hours and billions of dollars spent, in order to find out the secret reactions people have to it. While the response and effect of single colors are well known, people’s reaction to combinations of colors is somewhat more elusive and harder to pin down. The reason is probably because different people have different life experiences and as a result the more complex a pattern, the wider spectrum of reactions results.
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Get Creative with the Best Adobe Photoshop Plugins

September 26, 2018 / Uncategorized
Best Adobe Photoshop Plugins

An excellent image manipulation program, Adobe Photoshop is a heavyweight contender that has been around for a very long time. Photoshop used to handle bitmap images solely but now has progressed to being a vector editing tool that also supports video and 3D. While Adobe Photoshop is an excellent program, it doesn’t mean it can’t get any better. Luckily, there are plugins available for Photoshop that can help you get the most out of your investment.
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Need Inspiration? How to Get Out of a Creative Slump

September 19, 2018 / Inspiration
Get Out of a Creative Slump

Many creatives are all too familiar with getting on a roll with their creative work, only to eventually hit a brick wall. A common theme with many creators, getting into a dry spell happens to everybody now and then. A normal occurrence, but a frustrating one at that, since it can be difficult to get ideas flowing again after you’ve hit a mental roadblock.
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The Best Websites Online to Learn Visual and Graphic Design

August 24, 2018 / Inspiration
Online Graphic Design Courses

It doesn’t matter what your medium of choice is, knowing visual and graphic design is a valuable skill for all creatives to have, especially in today’s visual world. For many creatives, it is a fundamental part of the job, while for others, knowing and understanding the basic principles of design can give anyone that professional edge. Luckily, learning and improving your skill set doesn’t have to mean enrolling in an expensive school or workshops. Taking advantage of online education opportunities is a great and inexpensive way to learn at your own pace, all while still having the support of the online community.
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Stumped on Fonts? 33 Popular Font Pairings

August 17, 2018 / Inspiration
Font Pairings

It’s typical for a designer to spend a reasonable amount of time deciding on which typefaces to pair up. This process can go rather smoothly, or it can be a painful, drawn-out process. You want to find a pair that works well together, a harmonious union that doesn’t fight your eye for attention, and yet is still visually striking. Overall, this task is probably the most frustrating and time-consuming aspect of any design project since it can be hard to get right. The fact that there are thousands of typefaces currently available doesn’t make the task at hand any easier. There are so many fonts out there that the overall process can make any person feel defeated and exasperated.
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Using the Colors of Summer in Design

July 18, 2018 / Inspiration
Colors of Summer in Design

Summer is officially in full swing, and with that comes longer days that are filled with warmth and sunshine. Summer is a nice contrast to winter, especially when it comes to what you see around you. The winter season is not a bright, colorful time. While the summer is filled with sun, sand, water, flowers, outdoor activities and gatherings, and other colorful elements. The summer is vibrant and lively, filled with color and life. It’s no wonder that nature tends to inspire artists, especially the warmer seasons. As a result, many designers have an urge to update their color palettes during the change of seasons, especially when the season is so inspirational and vibrant.
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