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Sketchbooks: The Ultimate Escape

Everyone sketches. From the little doodles on the inside corner of your math textbook depicting your favorite band to even the caricatures of your boss in the bathroom stall, we as humans have this urge to express whatever is on our mind. From the routines and obligations we have in our daily life, we need [...]

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File Management: An Easy Guide to Organizing

I’m writing this article in the hopes of passing on my experiences with file organization and how it can help your career as a professional. Please note, there is no perfect system or little robo-maid to organize your various raw files and images…that’s your job. So hopefully after reading this article, you may be inclined [...]

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How to get rid of Creative Block

Creative block (the evil sister of writer’s block and the unwanted daughter of unmotivation) hits us all at some point in our lives, and often in our daily routine. As designers, creative block can be a cancer to our work, spreading and spreading until our mind produces absolutely nothing at all, leaving us to bang [...]

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Featured Member of the Community: Erika Simmons

Inspiration comes in many forms, and we see inspirational art everywhere we go in our daily lives. For a graphic designer, the primary medium for this inspiration is of course on the internet, and it is on the blogs we visit daily that popular digital art is often featured for us to be inspired from [...]

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In-Depth Tips For Creating Original Designs

Whether designing for a client or simply just for artistic purposes, it is always important to maintain originality in your design. Why? Because originality means that you as an artist stand out as an individual. This means you are offering a distinct service that others are not providing, therefore putting you a step ahead of [...]

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Featured Member of the Community – Anthony Hibbert

Inspiration comes in many forms and we see inspirational art everywhere we go in our daily lives. For a graphic designer, the primary medium for this inspiration is of course on the internet, and it is on the blogs we visit daily that popular digital art is often featured for us to be inspired from [...]

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24 Stylish and Natural Photoshop Brush Collections

Photoshop enables endless options for image creation, an invaluable tool for designers and digital artists. A great way to create a stylish natural look in website and print design, and in digital painting, is to use natural brushes. There are loads of natural brushes available from fellow designers on Deviant Art and across the Internet; [...]

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Interview with Design Master Demen1

You have definitely seen Demen1’s designs scattered across design blogs, t-shirts and posters. There is no missing his unique design style and highly detailed typography. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with my long time friend Steve Goodin to interview him on life, design, and what sets him apart.

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An In-Depth Look Into Background Removal Techniques

Removing a background from an image is a common task that every designer needs to do on an almost regular basis. There are so many ways that you can extract a subject from its background to end up with a transparent background. With all the different ways, there is really is no exact method that [...]

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Getting Started With Generative Art

Generative art as defined by Philip Galanter is, “Any art practice where the artist creates a process, such as a set of natural language rules, a computer program, a machine, or other mechanism, which is then set to motion with some degree of autonomy contributing to or resulting in a complete work of art.” I [...]