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Fourth of July Design Inspiration

June 25, 2019 / Inspiration
Fourth of July Design Inspiration

When you think of the Fourth of July, images of fireworks, backyard barbeques, family, and friends all come to mind. You can’t forget the colors of Independence Day, good ol’ red, white, and blue. However, while the imagery of the holiday itself is easy to think of, when it comes time to make a good image and design based on this holiday, it can be quite the challenge. There’s so much you can do with this holiday that some may find it challenging to come up with a robust, original design that’s aesthetically pleasing and not over the top. However, in many cases having some Fourth of July design inspiration available to you can help get the creative juices flowing.
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Easter Graphic Design Inspiration: Designs to Inspire Creativity

April 14, 2019 / Inspiration
Easter Graphic Design Inspiration

When you think of Easter, it’s easy to come up with the standard elements that are predominant in Easter designs such as fuzzy bunnies, baskets, and pastel-colored eggs. While these are simple and common elements, there is a lot that you can do with an Easter design, as the doors of creativity are relatively open. It’s true. The creative opportunities that come with this pastel-colored holiday are endless. Seasonal related designs can work for a variety of projects, everything from t-shirts, to flyers, greeting cards, as well as illustrations. However, sometimes you need some Easter graphic design inspiration to get you going on a new project.
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Thanksgiving Designs for Creative Inspiration

November 9, 2018 / Inspiration
Thanksgiving Designs

Coming up with a design that’s related to Thanksgiving can be tough, as Thanksgiving color schemes and themes are relatively limited. However, looking at other people’s work is an excellent way to gain some inspiration for your own design project, especially when you are in a creative slump. Nevertheless, it is always important to only look at other’s work to ignite your imagination, and not plagiarize. The goal of any good designer should be to never copy and rip off somebody else’s artwork, and this goes for any artist.
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Need Creative Inspiration? Top Halloween Design Examples

October 17, 2018 / Inspiration
Halloween Design Examples

It’s the spookiest time of the year, and Halloween is right around the bend. For many, this means jack o’ lanterns, costumes, candy corn, candy, and fake (hopefully) spider webs. While Halloween events and parties help get you into the spirit of the holiday. If you are a designer then you probably have a project or two that pertains to Halloween, whether it’s for a friend’s party, your email newsletter, a website, or for a corporate event, sometimes it can be hard to get the design project ball rolling. Especially when the design can take many turns and go many routes, as it can quickly become overwhelming. Luckily, there is plenty of inspiration available on the web so you don’t have to look far!
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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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No Photoshop? No Problem! The Best FREE Photoshop Alternatives

July 3, 2018 / Inspiration
Free Photoshop Alternatives

Many look to the industry standard program, Adobe Photoshop, when they need to edit, manipulate, or enhance their image. However, in some instances using this powerful program may be overkill. While Photoshop is an excellent program, some may not be able to afford the subscription cost, or maybe they don’t need all the extra features and are just looking for a free image editing program. Luckily, Photoshop is not the only image editor available on the market. In fact, many Photoshop alternatives have popped up over the past few years, especially after Adobe’s move to the Creative Cloud.
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The Impact of Silhouettes

June 26, 2018 / Conversation, Inspiration
Impact of Silhouettes

Silhouettes have been part of human expression for thousands of years, going all the way back to ancient China. The power and impact of silhouettes truly define what it means when artists and designers say “less is more.” The basic form of the silhouette removes all detail and eliminates all distractions from what is being conveyed. This allows for a full range of expressions that can be simple or dynamic. Just ask any film director about silhouettes, and how vital they can be in helping to create compelling scenes.
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The Hidden Power of Fonts

June 16, 2018 / Conversation, Inspiration
Power of Fonts

Today more than ever scientists, psychologists, and designers are unlocking the secrets of the font. This new understanding is helping to unlock the power and influence that lies behind the very shape of our words. Companies have spent millions of dollars on countless studies done by marketing researchers, in attempt to find the perfect font for campaigns. The findings have created more questions than answers, and have gone to the very heart of the mystery of the human psyche and how we perceive the world around us. This is probably why some people spend way too much time looking for the perfect font.
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