Graphic Design

A variety of articles about Graphic Design, including design inspiration, print design, free design resources, industry news, and much more. We cover topics like basic color theory, how to use design software like adobe photoshop and illustrator, and rules of logo design, branding, and marketing. We also delve into things like fonts and typography, print design, print basics, and business card inspiration – which is the most commonly designed collateral marketing item of all time.

Recent Graphic Design articles

The Comprehensive Guide to Logo Design [Part 1: Introduction]

The Comprehensive Guide to Logo Design [Part 1: Introduction]

Brand logos are everywhere. You see them on the clothing, groceries, and luxury items you buy. Often, you don’t pay much attention. But when prompted, how easy would it be to pick out your favorite brand just by the image, shape, or even color of their logo? Logos are a core part of modern marketing. …

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Analogous & Complementary Colors – What’s the difference and how do I use them in my Graphic Designs?

Color is the most basic element in a design. Choosing the right color is key no matter whether the design is meant for marketing, promotion, branding, or simply filling a gap. Understanding of colors depends on many things, and colors have different interpretations in every country because people of different cultures associate colors with different …

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Color: RGB vs. Hex vs. CMYK vs. PMS (Pantone) – what’s the difference?

(Img Src: https://rcpmarketing.com/color-matching-system-pms-cmyk–rgb-hex/) Keeping the color precise and consistent in design is not easy. There are millions of designers working on content creation and printing worldwide. On top of that, there are endless varieties of browsers, mobile devices, TVs, and printing methods that make various designs come to life. No one can control the inherent …

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What is the rule of thirds, and how can you apply it in your graphic designs?

What is the rule of thirds, and how can you apply it in your graphic designs?

Photographers often use the rule of thirds for capturing perfect clicks. But graphic designers can also use it for turning a design into a thing of beauty.  Rule of thirds is fairly easy to grasp, but this simple concept can make you a really good designer. What is the Rule of Thirds? This rule states …

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Make it Pop! How to Create Contrast in your Graphic Designs

Make it Pop! How to Create Contrast in your Graphic Designs

When two visual elements in a design are dramatically different, then it is considered to be a contrast. The more the difference, the better will be the contrast.  Making sure that the difference is obvious is key to working with contrast. Your design can have a contrast in value, type, size, color, and other elements. …

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What is white space (negative space) and why should you be using it in your graphic designs?

What is white space (negative space) and why should you be using it in your graphic designs?

In a time where information is everything, we are tempted to pack our content with everything we know. We often tend to forget how the end-user will perceive our content, and will it be easy to understand. This is where white space comes in. Today we will discuss white space and how it affects your …

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What is the Golden Ratio, and how can you use it in your graphic designs?

What is the Golden Ratio, and how can you use it in your graphic designs?

What do the Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the pyramids of Giza have in common? They were all designed by utilizing the Golden Ratio. The Golden Ratio is a mathematical number that is found in nature, and it can be a great tool for designs. It can foster natural-looking and organic compositions which will be …

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What is kerning, and how can I use it in my designs?

What is kerning, and how can I use it in my designs?

Design is full of detailed concepts that are more important than their apparent simplicity would suggest. Kerning is an example of such concepts. Kerning can be a powerful tool for influencing communication and aesthetics through type. It is a tool which if used well won’t be noticed by an average reader. What is kerning? The …

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Dog Groomer – Logo & Branding

We recently completed a new brand package for a local dog grooming outfit out of Texas and we wanted to share it with you. Debbie Gerdes, the owner, tasked us with designing her a new logo, establishing a brand color palette, and printing her some spiffy new business cards. Since she is such a fun-loving …

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Top 10 Websites For The Best Photoshop Tutorials

While some people are going to four-year universities to get expensive digital art degrees from for-profit colleges, you’re sitting there with a can of soda you bought from the dollar store. It’s okay, you can totally learn to make money with Photoshop using free tutorials. Who needs a fancy college degree to blend two images …

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Top 10 Metal Business Cards To Inspire Your Next Project

There’s nothing wrong with going beyond the norm when it comes to carrying around a business card to inspire your next project. Why settle for average and go for normal flimsy business cards when you can reach into your pocket and pull out a metal one? Why metal ones? Why do you even need to …

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Star-Trek Inspired Business Card Sample – Geordi La Forge

This is one of the business card examples from our free sample pack. Yeah, I know it cost one dollar but that’s mostly in order to prevent abuse on our site. Design So first I want to talk about design. Taro, our wonderfully talented lead designer chose a Star Trek theme for this particular piece …

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List of Top Free Graphic Design Resources for 2019

List of Top Free Graphic Design Resources for 2019

This 2019, graphic design is becoming hotter and more complicated than before. To make it in the ever-changing jungle of stock images pixels and vectors, we personally handpicked the best free graphic design resources which you will need this 2019 to save time, improve the quality of design and optimize your work. It doesn’t matter …

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Target Is Celebrating the Twentieth Years of Designer Teamwork

Target Is Celebrating the Twentieth Years of Designer Teamwork

Target designer collaborations are amazing. Aside from being striking and flashy, they are also daring and brave and, at the same time, easily accessible at a fraction of cost. They push the envelope and ask clients to hang up what they know regarding designer fashion. Therefore, Target chooses to launch amazing pieces to commemorate 20th …

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2019 Pentawards Honor Best in Packaging Design Worldwide

2019 Pentawards Honor Best in Packaging Design Worldwide

Pentawards 2019 was held in London last September, 12 and the winners were distinguished at a gala ceremony. With hundreds of the world’s premier and renowned packaging designs, as well as creative minds, was present. Pentawards presented 113 Bronze, 118 Silver, 58 Gold, 5 Platinum, and 1 Diamond award. Other special awards include Brand of …

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Nathaniel’s Dodson Photoshop Tips and Tricks

Photoshop is a user-friendly tool and but hard to master. Luckily, help is available with the presence of Nathaniel Dodson video. This is a must-have tool for almost every creative individual out there, and with that comes a relatively steep learning curve. On the other hand, it does not need to be as complicated as …

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