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The Best of How to create a photorealistic room scene

Want to know how to create a realistic 3D architectural fly-through but aren’t sure where to focus your efforts within the pipeline? If you know the basics of 3D art, this tutorial is for you. Although we will use XSI as a frontend, the steps should be fairly software agnostic. More …

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The Best of How to build on old IT systems

‘Oh, that’ll take months to replace.’ ‘We can’t touch that… [in a whisper]… we really don’t know what it does, let alone how it works.’ I’ve lost track of the number of times clients have said these kinds of things to me. But all is not lost. You can innovate …

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The Best of Digital display captures art like never before

For a lot of people, owning a piece of art is an ambition that’s always going to be out of reach. Not only is a lot of original artwork itself beyond most people’s budgets, but even the cost of sourcing and framing high-quality prints can be unfeasible. Factor in the …

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The Best of 20 iconic brands – and why they work

‘Iconic’ is a big label. But there’s more to an iconic brand than just the logo. It certainly helps, but you’ll often find that the biggest brands aren’t the ones with the best logos. Logo design aside, what makes a brand iconic? Ask the experts and they’ll tell you that …

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The Best of 7 simple steps to creating a great brand identity

There are many ways to approach a rebrand. A trend of late has been to focus on reawakening a brand’s heritage by looking to the past, but sometimes a huge overhaul of a visual identity isn’t what’s needed. If a brand hasn’t lost its way entirely, but is becoming a …

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The Best of Top tips for building a WordPress theme

Creating your first theme is a big deal. You might know how to turn a functional site into a thing of beauty, but building a WordPress theme means acquiring a new set of skills to make it function the way you want it to.  Here are some top tips for …

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The Best of 5 tips for commissioning illustration

You’ve been browsing different design portfolios for ages, and you’ve finally found the perfect illustrator to collaborate on your latest project. But how do you make sure you get the very best from them? Read on for five tips from leading agencies on how to commission illustration the right way.  …

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The Best of How to illustrate animal eyes

When learning how to draw animals, one tricky aspect to manage is the eyes. There are some critical – yet simple – steps and techniques to follow that will improve your artwork. Because the viewer of your image will be drawn to the animal’s eyes, you need to depict them …

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The Best of 37 beautiful band logo designs to be inspired by

What makes a great logo design for a band? A clever concept and the ability to become just as iconic as the music is a good start, but originality is just as important. From hard rock to pop, we’ve picked some of our favourite band logo designs – including some …

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The Best of 14 beautiful travel posters

Every place in the world has its own style and cultural influence, which can be a great source of inspiration for a designer. Here, we showcase a selection of travel poster designs created by artists and inspired by many wonderful and diverse places on Earth – and beyond… 01. Travel …

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