The Best of The best mouse for Mac in 2018

It wasn’t that long ago that the best mouse for Mac would be the one that it came with. After all, it’s just a mouse, right? Well, not quite. For designers, who can spend hours at a time using a mouse, characteristics such as ergonomics and performance are vital. And …

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The Best of Explore cute 3D character art at Us By Night

Visitors to the third-annual Us By Night festival will be in for a real treat. Taking place within Antwerp’s prestigious Parkloods on 22-24 November, Us By Night will see creative professionals the world over come together for a fun-filled three nights of design inspiration.  One of the speakers is 3D character …

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The Best of The ultimate guide to Photoshop filters

You can do anything with Photoshop filters. Need some fog or rain in the horizon of your photo? There’s a filter for that. Need to refocus your composition? There’s a filter for that, too. There are even filters for making the sky look painted, your trompe l’oeil compositions look realistic, …

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The Best of Sneak peek: Supercharged Photoshop tool

Content-Aware Fill. Not the most exciting sounding tool, is it? But you should never judge a tool by its name, especially one powered by AI technology.  Photoshop users went crackers for the Content-Aware Fill tool – which allows you to intelligently clone parts of an image to replace a selection …

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The Best of How to paint like a 19th-century master

The 19th century was a wonderful time for art. Artists were held in high regard and the public were educated about art. There was a very high level of skilled technique on display thanks to the rigorous academic training available. Artists such as Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Frederic Leighton and William-Adolphe Bouguereau …

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The Best of The 15 best graphic design podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to find out what’s going in the design world while you commute, work out at the gym, or take the dog for a walk. For those who’ve always wished they could turn on their radio and listen to people chatting about design, this post lists …

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The Best of How to make a Mandelbulb

A Mandelbulb is a three-dimensional fractal that is becoming increasingly popular in 3D art and VFX. In this article, I’ll walk through how to quickly make a Mandelbulb in Houdini, using an SDF (signed distance field volume). In each voxel, an SDF stores the distance to the nearest point on …

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The Best of Create a slide-out menu

A great way to improve the user experience on your site is to add a slide-out menu; it creates an eye-catching way for users to find what they want – wherever they may be on the page – and means they don’t have to scroll back up to the top …

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The Best of 10 inspiring design toys for your desk

Step into any creative studio, and there’s a high chance that you’ll see a sea of small, brightly coloured plastic faces beaming back at you. In a world where digital is the focus for so many, the physical appeal of designer toys have led to them adorning desks far and …

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The Best of 6 ways to collect payments as a freelancer

Whether you’re are a freelancer, consultant, or running a small business, receiving payment for your work on time is crucial. Nothing is more frustrating than having to chase your clients multiple times for the same invoice, when you should be spending that time building up your design portfolio. And late …

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