Clipping Masks in Adobe Photoshop

What Are Clipping Masks Clipping masks are a great tool to hide unwanted parts of a layer. Clipping masks use the contents and transparency of a layer to determine which parts of the layer above are visible. As we know, there are multiple ways to achieve the same goal in Photoshop. Clipping masks … Read More


Design Inspiration – 2015 Wedding Invite Trends

Today's graphic design inspiration post is a bit different than some of the types of posts we usually publish on Tuesdays. Instead of highlighting an artist or photographer, we'd like to highlight some wedding invitation design trends that we think will be popular for 2015 invite … Read More


Create a Stained Glass Window Graphic

Running low on glass and metallic salts? Not feeling like crafting a work of art made out of glass supported by a lead frame? Take the weight and effort out of a stained glass window project with window graphics. Window graphics could be the perfect and flexible solution that you are looking for. In … Read More


Graphic Design Inspiration – True Fact Medical Posters

Today's graphic design inspiration is fun to look at and informative to boot! Did you know that your heartbeat mimics the music to which you are listening? Or that your eyes see at 576 megapixels of resolution? These illustrations created by Pâté studio identify some little known facts about the … Read More

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5 Ways to Improve Your Adobe Illustrator Workflow

As designers, we are always looking for ways to make use of our time. Afterall, time is money and we'd all like more of both. Underutilizing Adobe Illustrator is a great habit to break, and here are the top five ways to improve your project workflow in Adobe Illustrator. Mistake One: Not Using … Read More


Graphic Design Apps for Designers On the Go

Whether we admit it or not, most of us appreciate taking time to step away from our computer monitor. Most designers agree that we often think of design even when we are not hard at work. What happens when inspiration strikes and we are out and about? The good news is there are apps that are … Read More

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Holiday Inspiration – New Year’s Eve

The countdown begins to when the clock strikes Midnight! In less than 24 hours, a whole New Year will start. Today’s photography inspiration and graphic design inspiration reflects this annual joyful event. Take a look below to see typical types of imagery that you might see tonight. Additionally, … Read More


Utilizing Tables for Data in Adobe InDesign

Do you find yourself having to work with grids or other comparison data in your graphic design layouts? If so, this may just change your design process. We will be covering how to create tables in Adobe InDesign. In my opinion, this is one of the most underutilized features in Adobe InDesign. I hate … Read More

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Photography & Design Inspiration – Twas the Night Before Christmas

T'was the Night Before Christmas (1822) By Clement Clarke Moore (1779 - 1863) Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The … Read More

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Pathfinder Options in Adobe Illustrator Using the Pathfinder Palette

The pathfinder tool is quite useful when working in Illustrator. It can be helpful when making logos, diagrams and other graphic design projects. It allows you to combine vector objects to create shapes in multiple ways. Some parts can be added to the other or subtracted. The best way to get … Read More