How to make the right font selection for your design
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How to make the right font selection for your design

Making the right font selection is like choosing the right outfit. Whether you do it consciously or casually, it says a lot about your style and taste. Just like your everyday outfit won’t work for every occasion, different fonts serve different purposes. A bubbly font is perfect for a kid’s birthday party, but try using it in corporate collateral—you’d never be…

Photoshop vs. Illustrator vs. InDesign
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Photoshop vs. Illustrator vs. InDesign

From photo editing to typography tools to sound design, the industry-standard Adobe Creative Suite gives creators of all kinds everything they need to create professional work fast—for literally any type of design project. For now, let’s get graphic. Whether it’s creating a logo, designing social media graphics or putting together a brochure, Adobe has created…

The new Google Fonts is a win for designers
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The new Google Fonts is a win for designers

Google launched Google Fonts in 2010 to provide web fonts free of charge. Over the next six years it grew considerably, becoming very popular with web designers—for the obvious reason of affordability. The original website was definitely what the startup world would call an MVP: minimal viable product. It got the job done, but it…

How to perfect your brand presentation
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How to perfect your brand presentation

Back in the day, the concept of a full “brand identity design” applied mostly to major corporations with a huge marketing presence. Everyone else got along well enough with just a logo; at best, one that could be stamped on letterhead and business cards too. Now, even small businesses have to think right from the start about…

10 ways to take your design work to the outdoors
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10 ways to take your design work to the outdoors

Welcome to summer! In the spirit of the season, we’ve highlighted 10 ways to take your graphic design work out of the home and into the daylight. Enjoy! Dress for the weather One of the main challenges that comes with summer is dealing with the heat. If you are planning on taking your design work outside, its…

5 rules of effective billboard design and advertising
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5 rules of effective billboard design and advertising

Roadside billboards have been around for over a century. And in the car-loving USA, billboard advertising is still an important—and efficient—way to reach millions of motorists. But if you are going to invest your hard-earned money in a massive, high rise advertisement, you want to make sure it’ll be a success. How do you ensure…

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