The Best of 13 incredible tools for creating infographics

Done right, infographics can be a great way to make sense of complex data. The best infographics transform complex information and data into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. …

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The Best of Infographic: the history of the internet

Life without the internet is hard to imagine, especially if you can’t remember it. The world wide web has made everything from ordering pizzas to arranging underwhelming dates so much easier, and thanks to the rise of the internet of things, it looks set to become even more pervasive. But …

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Nominated for 13 Oscars and taking home four, including best production design, The Shape of Water is sure to secure a spot as one of the best 3D movies in 2018. In this gorgeous making-of The Shape of Water book, readers get to see how these stunning visuals came to …

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The Best of 12 common JavaScript questions answered

JavaScript is one of the most flexible web design tools around, as our top examples of JavaScript article shows. But even with the biggest of tools, there’s always more to learn and discover. Here are 12 questions (and answers) about JavaScript that have left many developers stumped – even experienced …

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The Best of 10 inspirational quotes to make you more productive

By and large, motivational quotes have a bad name. We associate them with cheesy poster designs or mood boards featuring sunsets, lions and rainbows, and empty slogans like ‘Never give up’ or ‘Find your dream’.  But the concept in itself is a good one; you just have to find the …

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The Best of Prepare a board for painting in 3 easy steps

I’m going to share the fastest painting technique I use for ‘gessoing’ a panel and getting a smooth finish. This art technique can be used to prep a panel that you want to paint on, making it suitable for painting in oils or acrylics. You may want to prepare more …

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The Best of 10 ways to transform your creative thinking

Being stuck in a creative rut is incredibly frustrating. The good news is that it doesn’t matter your discipline – be it 3D art, web comics or something else entirely – the means of escaping that rut are the same. Tried and tested ways to jumpstart your creativity include going …

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When it comes honouring the lives of friends and family members who have passed away, the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) does so with exuberant and colourful traditions instead of sombreness. These vivid celebrations are at the centre of Coco, Pixar’s latest cinematic release. …

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The Best of 8 timeless children’s book characters

Just because a children’s book is old, it doesn’t mean it’s timeless. Kids’ books that do age well tend to have quality themes, narratives and character design, and that extra something that means that even if elements of the book date, the story stays relevant and appeals across the generations.  …

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The Best of How to design graphic figures

In the earlier years of my illustration career I shied away from having to illustrate figures, whether realistic or simplistic. This often held me back when it came to commissioned work. So I decided to start from scratch and train myself to illustrate figures that I could fit into the …

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