11 of the Best Patriotic Fonts

July 3, 2020 / Inspiration
Patriotic Fonts

The month of July is all about being patriotic, especially on and around the Fourth of July. The arrival of Independence Day also equates to personal and business projects popping up that are centered on this American holiday. A patriotic theme, such as American symbols and colors, are often used throughout the month for advertisements, posters, announcements, crafts, and even party invites. While finding the art needed for your project may be easy, when it comes to fonts, that aspect is often overlooked. Your choice of font can really set the tone of your design, and using patriotic fonts can really tie your patriotic theme together! While there are plenty of places online to look, it can quickly become overwhelming, so we have put a few of the most popular fonts currently available on the web.
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Who Needs Photoshop Anymore?

June 27, 2020 / Uncategorized
Alternatives to Photoshop

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.
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How to Stay Focused: Helpful Ways to Tame the Mind

April 30, 2020 / Inspiration
How to Stay Focused

At times, we tend to lose focus and let our minds wander off. It’s okay, it happens-we are human after all. Especially now, maintaining focus can be tricky since many are forced to work from home currently when they used to go into the office to work. Having a wandering mind is not a bad thing, especially for creatives, as it can provide sudden bursts of inspiration. However, there comes a time when we need to focus on the task at hand, but it seems impossible. Your mind is not working with you and gets distracted by every shiny object in your immediate environment. Okay, we aren’t crows, but you get the idea. There can be a plethora of distractions around us, especially at home, so it can be hard to stay vigilant and remain focused. We need to tame our wandering mind, so learning how to stay focused is an excellent skill to have under your belt because you will need it.
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20 of the Best Springtime Design and Color Inspiration Images

April 22, 2020 / Inspiration
Springtime Design Inspiration

Spring is here, and that means there is a lot more color popping up into our world. The spring season is that of rebirth and life, as we witness the world around us coming out of hibernation after a long, cold, winter season. The air becomes warmer, and the plants wake up and bloom in an array of beautiful colors. The colors of spring are a sight to behold, as nature knows no bounds when it comes to color palettes. For a creative, stimulation is necessary due to blockages and burnout, so it’s imperative to take an in-depth look at the world around you for inspiration. Nature has a variety of color palettes, and if you take notice, you can successfully implement spring color palettes into your own work. However, inspiration can be a difficult thing for many at this time, as some may not have the immunity to take a walk in the park at the moment, but you have some spring design projects to complete. If you are unable to go outside for inspiration, don’t worry, you can go within. The images below are recommended to check out if you require some springtime design inspiration, all within the comfort of your home. These images will give you a good look at the beauty of the world, in full color, without leaving your house.
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The Best Spring Fonts for Your Next Design Project

April 10, 2020 / Inspiration
Best Spring Fonts

When it comes to design, it is common to gain inspiration from the world around you. During this time of year, things are “waking from their slumber” and life is starting to sprout and come alive all around us. The spring season is that of renewal, as life always has a way of coming back around. This idea of life and rebirth can be quite inspiring, so it’s common for a designer to incorporate these elements into his/her work. However, to really tie your design together, you need to find the perfect font to make your design a successful one. Choosing an unsuitable font for your design can give the viewer mixed ideas, and that idea or thought you wanted to portray can come out jumbled if you pick an inappropriate font. Font matters, so when it comes time to choosing your type, it’s not a decision to take lightly. It is imperative that you find the best spring fonts for your design, especially if you want your design to be a successful one.
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Am I Suffering from Creative Burnout?

March 26, 2020 / Inspiration
Fight Creative Burnout

As a creative, it is satisfying to know that you are doing a job that aligns with your true nature, to be creative and create. However, life is a balance of give and take. What goes up must come down, and for every positive, there is a negative as well. In this case, while working in the creative field can be a gratifying and fulfilling experience, you are going to have days that you dread what you are doing. Some days, projects, thoughts, and designs just seem to flow effortlessly. So much so, it’s like you’re tapped into some vast creative bubble where inspiration and innovation come to you easily, with little to no effort. However, no matter how many good days you have, creative burnout is evitable. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us, and is part of the creative process (and the learning). The biggest thing is how you handle it, but before you can go on to figuring out what to do to fight creative burnout, you first need to know how to identify what is considered to be creative burnout accurately.
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The Story Behind the Typeface

March 15, 2020 / Conversation
History Behind the Typeface

Every day you see typeface designs, but rarely do you think about what’s behind it, the history of the most famous typefaces. In case you were wondering, a typeface is the design of lettering, which often includes variations (bold, italic, condensed, light, etc.). Each variation is considered to be a font, and there are thousands available to use! Your choice of type plays a crucial role in how your work is received. Using the correct font for your project can set the feeling and tone, as well as evoke an emotional response. An integral part of design, your choice of font, will set the tone for your content. Due to its utmost prominence, it is essential that you know the history behind the typeface.
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What are the Projected Graphic Trends for 2020?

February 29, 2020 / Conversation
Graphic Trends

Welcome to that special time of year again, the new year has come and gone, and spring is not quite here. When all the new ideas start to condense and become solid; when the new graphic trends emerge and the designs of the year are beginning. 2020 has started as a bold year, and the emerging trends are showing it. We have created a guide to help you discover the newest graphic trends of 2020.
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