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Creative Inspiration for Your Next Halloween Design

October 10, 2019 / Inspiration

The month of October is an exciting time. Sweater weather is finally upon us, the leaves are changing, which means Halloween is right around the bend. A fun holiday that is enjoyed by all, both young and old, Halloween is a spooky time of year that is filled with candy, pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, witches, and other things that go bump in the night. It’s a night of remembrance and celebration, and that can take many forms, and for designers that can equal opportunity. New design projects can come about since people will need invitations made for their big Halloween party, or maybe you need to design a Halloween inspired advertisement for your business. However, while you may think that a Halloween design is easy to pull off, sometimes you can become overwhelmed and not know which direction you should go. Having some Halloween design inspiration can go a long way if you are stumped and are having a hard time getting your design off the ground.
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Using the Golden Ratio in Design

September 29, 2019 / Inspiration
Using the Golden Ratio in Design

Using design to make your marketing material stand out is an excellent way to get noticed. However, the design needs to be good if you want to be effective. Harmony is required if you’re going to have a good design. Meaning all of the design elements are arranged effectively. One way to achieve balance is by using the golden ratio in design. The golden ratio can be found in nature, our solar system, our body, the DNA chain, music, art, design, and architecture. In fact, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Parthenon were both built around the golden ratio, and look how well they have survived throughout the years!
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8 Powerful Font Combinations for Your Next Design Project

September 18, 2019 / Inspiration
Font Combinations

Picking the perfect font for your design project can be tricky and overwhelming. Choosing the wrong font can convey an incorrect feeling or message, ruining your design. However, when you are using multiple font combinations, the difficulty level of choosing the correct font combination rises. Pairing fonts is a very frustrating and time-consuming task that is difficult to get right. Not only do you have to pick the perfect font for your design, but you have to do it twice, and your choices have to complement each other.
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Free Logo Design Tools to Help You Create a Professional Business Logo

September 12, 2019 / Inspiration
Free Logo Design Tools

When it comes to brand identification, you want to have an immediately recognizable image. The logo is the face of your brand, so to be effective, it should accurately convey the personality of your organization. However, you may be operating on a shoestring budget, or you may not have a lot of time and need some assistance. Maybe you have the skills but are looking for ideas and inspiration for a logo design. Thankfully, if you don’t have the resources for a professional logo design, there are many free logo design tools available on the internet.
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Free Photoshop Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

August 30, 2019 / Inspiration
Free Photoshop Brushes

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful program that allows you to create vibrant artwork and designs. A vast program, truly learning all the ins and outs of the program can take years. Even then, you may not still know everything that it can do. However, one of the best aspects of the program is having the ability to add more Photoshop brushes to your arsenal. While Photoshop does come with a set of preinstalled brushes, you are not limited to just these. There are plenty of brushes out there for you to download and use, with many of them being free. They can range from textured brushes to patterns, enabling you to create the design that you want to achieve effectively. Luckily, there are a lot of free Photoshop brushes out there for you to check out and use.
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How to Choose the Best Font for Your Logo

July 25, 2019 / Inspiration
Choose the Best Font for Your Logo

When you are coming up with a logo for your company, your choice of font can make or break your design. Your design should represent your brand, especially considering your audience will see this the most, so it should clearly state who you are. While the wrong type of font won’t ruin your design per se, but it will alter the message and expressive elements of the design. The result of this is that your audience will not get an accurate “reading” of your company, and this can seriously harm your marketing efforts. However, when it comes time to choose the best font for your logo it can be challenging, as there are a lot of fonts out there to choose from. In fact, this step can become overwhelming, but with the proper knowledge, you can feel confident in your selection and make the correct choice.
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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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