The Best of How to use gold leaf in your multimedia art

Learning how to draw with mixed media is not easy. However, experimenting and combining various materials for original mixed media art can be hugely rewarding (not to mention fun). In this tutorial I’ll be creating a piece inspired by The NeverEnding Story, with the spirit of the Golden Age. You …

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When we looked at last year’s CorelDRAW Graphics Suite it was the new features added that stood out the most. Notably, the LiveSketch tool which is an innovative line drawing solution for designers and illustrators that want to bypass producing thumbnails on paper and freely sketch-out vector art at the …

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The Best of 5 simple ways to avoid creative burnout

As an independent creative professional, and because of the number of hours per day I work, I face the very real potential for burning out. The secret of avoiding burnout isn’t luck, it’s a deliberate decision to keep the fire burning. Burnout is a state of total exhaustion that not …

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The Best of New film tells the story of Canadian graphic design

Having raised almost $100,000 on Kickstarter – nearly $20,000 over its target – Design Canada, a documentary about the history of Canadian graphic design, is premiering this summer. It’s five years since Greg Durrell, who is a partner at Hulse & Durrell, and his collaborators Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit …

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The Best of How to launch a successful Kickstarter

In September 2017, Dutch illustrator and animator Lois van Baarle launched her second crowdfunded project The Sketchbook of Loish. She smashed her £20,000 target almost instantly, eventually closing the campaign with some 10,000 backers pledging £383,404 to bring the project to life.  Van Baarle is by no means unique. Back …

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The Best of Generate London returns this Autumn

We’re delighted to announce that Generate London, the event for web designers and developers, is back later on in 2018. Returning to the UK from 19-21 September, Generate promises to be bigger and better than even before. Held at the Royal Institution, this year’s unmissable conference will feature a day …

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The Best of Toddler creates new beer label design

The design industry is by no means child’s play. Or is it? Recently, graphic designer Dave Sedgwick, owner of Manchester-based agency Studio DBD, merged the two worlds together, using his two-year-old daughter’s scribbles to form the basis of a new packaging design label for Track Brewing Co.  Sedgwick has been …

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The Best of An introduction to wayfinding

Design is all about solving problems. One such problem we all face every day is how to get around without getting lost. British designers have considerable form in this area. Harry Beck’s London Underground tube map is an undisputed design icon, and Margaret Calvert’s much-imitated UK road signage is the …

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The Best of 19 tips for great Poser art

Poser software is greatly underrated. With version 11, its PBR Superfly engine enables it to create tremendous realism across a wide range of areas of 3D art, rendering directly in-program without the need to rely on exporting, third-party plugins, or integrating into high-end programs for materials and lighting that obey …

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The Best of 60 Photoshop shortcuts to speed up your workflow

When working in Photoshop, simple tasks can become a hindrance to your workflow. To help out, we’ve got a great selection of Photoshop shortcuts right here, all guaranteed to speed up your workflow once you get the hang of them. We’ve also got free Photoshop actions to create stunning effects …

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