The Best of Discover new concept art skills in ImagineFX 164

Find a fresh perspective on creating concept art and breathe new life into your character designs with the latest issue of ImagineFX magazine – on sale today. Inside the pages of issue 164 you’ll learn how the experts create polished character designs, plus we hear how they get their work …

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The Best of 8 up-and-coming designers to watch from D&AD New Blood

Every year, D&AD New Blood Festival is inspiring and exhausting in almost equal measure. The vast Old Truman Brewery in London’s Shoreditch plays host to top graduate talent from design courses from across the UK, creating a sensory overload of young creatives competing for the attention of the creative press, …

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The Best of Get more from the Atom text editor

Of all the text editors available, Atom is a favourite amongst designers and developers. Atom is developed by GitHub and was open sourced in early 2014. Since then, this web design tool has grown to have more than 500,000 monthly users. Out of the box Atom is Git-aware, includes Markdown …

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The Best of Scatter trees with V-Ray

Adding details to your scene is always the way to go when you want to achieve more realism in your 3D art, and thankfully there are many plugins available to help you achieve exactly what you want. In this case, imagine you have a home surrounded by a large forest. …

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The Best of 23 great examples of WordPress websites

Once regarded as just a blogging tool, WordPress has quickly become a fully fledged content management system (CMS) for professional web designers and agencies, used on millions of sites across the world. Yet many still think of it as a tool for amateurs and hobbyists. To set the record straight, …

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The Best of Secret Photoshop eyedropper trick blows people’s minds

Ever used a tool day-in, day-out, but only recently discovered its full potential? That’s exactly what happened to artist Jane Ng, who found out that you can use Photoshop’s eyedropper tool to pick colours outside of Photoshop CC itself. In what might be one of the most succinct Photoshop tutorials …

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The Best of Perfect your animation portfolio with these tips

It doesn’t matter how talented an animator you are. You may have mastered character design and perfected your 3D art skills, but without a great showreel to hook in prospective employers, that job you’ve dreamed of is unlikely to materialise. So what’s the secret to success? We asked leading animators …

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The Best of The ultimate guide to all Amazon devices

Amazon isn’t just an online retailer. The company also makes a huge range of products that can streamline your daily tasks and make you more productive, both at home and at work.  Amazon Prime Day deals Take advantage of thousands of Amazon Prime Day deals on Monday 16 July by …

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The Best of 5 legal terms every designer needs to know

Whether your thing is graphic design, web design or 3D art , you need to protect yourself. To prevent your work from triggering legal action, artists of all types (and freelancers in particular) need to get their heads around some pretty tricky legal jargon. This can feel overwhelming, so we’ve broken …

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The Best of How to create a dashboard app with React

In this tutorial, we’ll walk through how to create an app using React  – a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. This web design tool is especially useful when it comes to component creation, offering significant benefits over something like jQuery.  The ability to create self-contained, reusable components means you …

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