Add Lens Flair to Your Design in Adobe Photoshop

What Causes Lens Flare? We've all come across photos that have lens flair. It happens when stray light reflects on the inside of your lens. It can be an extra added element to your photo. Lens flair can look like light streaks or bursts. Some photographers try to avoid lens flair, but lately it has … Read More

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Graphic Design Inspiration – Movie Circles

As stated previously, over and over, I am a fan of minimalism. I think it's interesting how designers can distill big concepts into just a few colors and shapes. With this graphic design inspiration post, one artist is capturing the essence of a film with just a few circles. Only using circles … Read More


Add a Glossy Look to Vector Graphics

Most often, illustrators use Adobe Illustrator to create vector illustrations. Illustrator offers a lot of flexibility and a wide array of tools. Vector art is easy to scale, and easy to work with. Sometimes, however, the artwork looks a little too dull. The good news is, a glossy look can be added … Read More

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Holiday Inspiration – St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today seems to be about two things: In religious circles, it's actually to celebrate Saint Patrick, while in more secular areas of life, it's all about celebrating the Irish and Ireland. But the observance of celebration on this exists mostly due to Saint Patrick's life, so … Read More


Tips and Tricks for Creating a Brand Style Guide

A brand style guide is documentation that describes and gives a clear set of rules for how the company branding elements should look. All marketing materials, should be designed with this guide in mind. Style guides help you by making your projects easier to maintain and create. It will give clear … Read More


How to Create a Custom Pocket Invitation for Occasion Printing

Custom pocket folders are a great way to add that finishing touch to your event collateral. Creating a custom folder that houses all the different components to your event works great. Folders that house wedding stationery are becoming increasingly popular and add a nice finishing touch. Having … Read More

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Graphic Design Inspiration – Cyril Rolando

French digital artist Cyril Rolando is a psychologist by day, and a digital artist by night. He is a great admirer of Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki, and you might see a bit of their influence in these images. Drawing digitally since 2004, he likes to explore the emotional side of humans and the … Read More

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Add Depth to Vector Art in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is the perfect tool to create your own custom illustrations. The pen tool is a handy tool to have in your design toolbox. In addition to easy tracing, having scalable vector art will ensure that you are always working with high resolution files. If you've created artwork in … Read More


Remove Background From an Image in Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a great way to adjust your photos. You have control over the foreground and background. Sometimes we find the perfect photo, but are not entirely sure of the background. Adobe Photoshop to the rescue! There are a few ways to remove a background in Adobe Photoshop and sometimes … Read More

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How to Align Objects in Adobe InDesign

With the Align panel (Window > Object & Layout > Align) it is easy to align or distribute objects horizontally or vertically along the selection, margins, page, or spread. If you choose Show Options from the Align panel, you will see all the commands in the panel. Please note that the … Read More