Even in 2020, Adobe Photoshop is still the industry standard for graphics and image editing. While the world’s most potent image software is perfect for just about every situation where image processing is required, roadblocks such as cost and expertise can put a screeching halt to planned projects. Other times, it can be gross overkill. Fortunately, in the year 2020, there are many alternatives to Adobe’s juggernaut. While there is no doubt that Photoshop is king, other options exist and are available that could work better for smaller jobs or more specific tasks, and a few are even free to use on the web. Here is a list of 10 great alternatives to Photoshop.
The temperatures are cooling, the leaves are changing, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. During the month of November, Thanksgiving design projects often pop up, but not without its share of difficulties. When it comes to Thanksgiving designs, it can be difficult to come up with inspiration. The color schemes and themes for Thanksgiving are more limited than other holidays. However, when you are in a creative slump, it helps to look at what others have done. By doing so, you can gain inspiration that can help take you and your work to new creative heights.
When it comes to printing your business card, one of the hardest aspects is formatting your business card correctly, so it comes out as expected when printed. During the design process, your business card needs to be appropriately formatted into a print-ready file so the printer can pop out your design perfectly. Otherwise, all of your hard work and time spent can go right down the tube. If you are looking to create print-ready business cards, check out these helpful business card printing tips.
One of the hottest emerging trends for 2019 is the modern natural design ascetic, focusing on natural colors and patterns broken down to the simplest minimal forms. Finding the natural look for an artificial design can be daunting. In fact, for many designers, the challenge can be as tough as climbing a mountain. So in order to make the journey a bit easier, here is a handy guide to the new modern natural design.
We are almost mid-way into 2018, and designers have been showcasing their innovative approaches to logos. When looking at logo design trends, it is important to take inspiration rather than mimic others. Examine the characteristics of the newest creative designs to create your own relevant and distinguished logo for your brand.
If you’re in the market for new business cards, you may be wanting to change it up a bit from a horizontal business card to a vertical layout. Before you make any final decisions, though, it is important to weigh out your options. For this reason, here are the pros and cons of vertical vs. horizontal business cards.
Creativity ebbs and flows. There are high and lows. If you are a designer in a creative slump, don’t worry because some time in darkness can bring powerful mental clarity. That being said, you can speed up the duration of your creative block with a bit of fuel. Look no further with these 11 design quotes to spark creativity again.
At Japan Print, our multicultural influences play a role in each piece of work that we do. As shown in our name alone, we derive a large portion of our creative vision from Japan and Japanese culture. While it’s difficult to break down Japan’s wealth of inspiration in a few images, we have compiled photographs that help encompass the beauty, culture, and design showcased in Japan. Above all, this design inspiration from Japan is intended to motivate you to expand your design horizons and not be afraid to experiment.