The Best of Final Generate London lineup confirmed

With less than three weeks to the opening of Generate London 2018, preparations for the season’s premier web design conference are really gathering pace. Not only did the Generate flash sale exceed our expectations earlier in the month, but we’ve also been hard at work behind the scenes finalising our …

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The Best of How to draw a face

Knowing how to draw a face and head accurately and realistically is key to developing effective characters. When it comes to drawing heads, nothing is set in stone; different characters have vastly different features. However, a grounding in head anatomy will enable you to experiment confidently, and these skills will …

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Affinity Designer for iPad – the latest offering from Serif – is a tool based on the award-winning desktop app of the same name. Fully optimised for iPad without compromising on power, it’s capable of supporting huge multi-artboard canvases with thousands of layers and can zoom to over one million …

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The Best of The ultimate guide to GIF design

We’re in a world where communication increasingly takes place online, and GIFs are on the rise. They now permeate everything from popular culture to ad campaigns. For the next generation of designers and developers, knowing your way around motion graphics and having a good understanding of the basics of creating …

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The Best of Infographic: 14 design terms you might be getting wrong

We all make mistakes every now and then, and thankfully they’re usually pretty minor. If you’re just starting out in design, then you’re bound to make the occasional cock-up, but it’s unlikely to result in disaster; once you get to art director level, of course, it’s a whole other matter. …

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The Best of 20 awesome books for web designers and developers

Web design books made from dead trees, eh? Things from the past! Haven’t you heard we’ve got that spangly new internet thing now? While you can find a whole world of information online, web design books show no signs of waning in popularity. When you’ve been glued to a screen …

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The Best of 50 After Effects tutorials to sharpen your motion skills

After Effects tutorials: Quick links – Beginner: getting started with AE – Intermediate: going further in AE – Intermediate: utilising AE tools – Intermediate: connect other apps – Intermediate: creating effects – Advanced: After Effects projects Adobe After Effects CC is a hugely popular piece of software that covers a …

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The Best of What time should designers get up in the morning?

Are you an early bird? Are you a morning person, who leaps out of bed and gets on with work after the briefest sniff of coffee – only to find you slump and slow down come early afternoon? Or do you get all your tasks done while working from home …

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The Best of 5 questions to ask yourself before designing a T-shirt

So, you want to do something a little different this year and design a t-shirt – nice one. But, before you get started, there’s a few things you need to consider. Contrary to what a lot of people seem to believe, the design process isn’t something that just anyone can …

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The Best of 6 ways for designers to stay healthy

Step away from the stylus and get back from that Mac: even if you have all the tools for graphic designers, being a designer can be hazardous to your health. The job you love could be doing serious damage to your body and to your brain. Some of you already …

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