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20 Free Photoshop Layer Styles for Creating Beautiful Text Effects

Photoshop Layer Styles are a set of pre-configured commands that will take basic text and will quickly create typographical works of art for you. …

Graphics

10 Ikea Items Designers Won't Leave The Store Without

When we asked a few of our favorite designers what their all-time, must-have Ikea product was, blogger Shavonda Gardner said, “Oh boy! That’s like …

IKEA

6 Companies That Will Upgrade Your IKEA Furniture For You

Elevate your IKEA purchases with the help of these up-and-coming design firms.<p>Everyone loves the ease and affordability of the Swedish icon's products, but personalizing your furniture can be confusing and time-consuming. From cabinet doors in pastel hues to stylish drawer handles and wardrobe …

Furniture

RIP, minimalism. Retro logos are back!

The pendulum is swinging away from clean, modern aesthetics toward curvy, retro designs.<p><i>This post originally appeared on Logo Lounge.</i><p>Any time we look at trends, we tend to see a pendulum swinging. For instance, it’s not uncommon to see an evolution from a flat logo to something dimensional or vice …

Graphic Design

They Still Don't Get It

A Technician Can't Win<p>A few days ago, I spied what I hoped would be an interesting article online - it promised "hundreds of ideas for small businesses" and, since my life's work has been about small businesses, I clicked to read it. What a mistake!<p>I'm not going to flame - or even state who wrote …

Small Business

Architects Eat – Branding and Web Design by Hue Studio

Graphic design, branding, and web design by Hue Studio for Architects Eat.Completed already in 2011, the creative team of Hue Studio was asked to …

The best logos of all time

Best logos ever<p>Logo design is the bread and butter of the design industry, and the best logos of all time have been hotly debated for years. But what …

Free Online Creative Courses By Famous Academies That Won’t Break Your Bank

Image via Shutterstock<br>Thinking of doing something productive this weekend? Several academies are regularly opening classes you can take when you have …

Make the most of Adobe's powerful tools

Creatives of any kind need to know how to use the apps in the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. These powerful tools are used by amateur and professional …

15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

There’s the saying that you “can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” and sometimes we can’t help but think that about ourselves! But this idea that you just stop learning, once you’re of a certain age, is totally false. And thanks to creative online classes, it’s now easier than ever to gain new skills …

Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

How to add more fonts to Google Docs

If you've found Google Docs collection of default fonts seriously lacking, here's how to add over 1,000 fonts to make your documents stand out.<p>If you …

Software

18 Ketogenic Snack Recipes to Whip Up Immediately

You’re keto, so most of the prepackaged snacks in the grocery store are out. But that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself a salty, cheesy or sweet …

How to Create a Great Brand for Your Small Business

You can call Oatly a 25-year-old overnight success story. Founded by a food science professor, the Swedish oat milk company spent decades as a niche …

22 Keto-Approved Breakfasts That'll Keep You Full All Day

Typefaces Used In Some Of The World’s Most Recognized Logo Designs

Image by Emanuele Abrate and featured with permission<br>It’s inherent for designers to look at a logo and take in more than what’s shown at face value. …

After years of studying the dynamics of success and productivity in the workplace, Adam Grant discovered a powerful and often overlooked motivator: helping others.

We humans<p>March 29, 2018<p>You probably have a hunch about which one you are, but why not take this quiz -- from organizational psychologist Adam Grant …

Logojoy Has Sold Over 50,000 Logos and Boasts More Than 1.5 Million Users

One of Canada’s leading design startups has hit some impressive milestones.<p>Logojoy, the Toronto-based company that uses cutting-edge technology and …

20 Best Font Detector Tools That Will Ease Your Design Workflow

Have you ever wondered what type of <b>font</b> is that? Have you ever wanted to use a particular type of font that you saw in a post or an article and did …

The Farm / Scott Posno Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located an hour east of Toronto, The Farm occupies a 65-acre site amidst the peaceful green fields of …

Top 10 Life-Changing Apps and Services for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

We all know that running a business — any business — is hard. Whether you’re a startup CEO, independent entrepreneur, or the owner and only employee …

Apps

20 Basic Illustrator Tutorials Every Beginner Should See

Learning a new software application can be a daunting task, especially when tackling an application that’s as deep as Adobe Illustrator! Thankfully …

8 of the Best Free Font Websites Offering Thousands of Stylish Typefaces

Picking out the right font for your design project is like selecting an item of clothing. Just like a great-fitting pair of jeans, the perfect typeface can take your design from ordinary to extraordinary. Our computers come loaded with a cursory selection of fonts, but that’s just the tip of the …

8 Design Principles To Live And Die By, According To Facebook, IBM, Pentagram, And More

Buck the trend and never be mediocre.<p>Most designers have a set of principles upon which they loosely base their work. Dieter Rams, famously, had 10. But how often do you satisfy all of these tenets of your practice at once? Once in a while, if you’re lucky.<p>So we asked eight prominent designers who …

10 Fonts For Architects

Have you ever been stuck for hours obsessing over a font that matched your work? Before starting a project, do you already think about which font you …

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Google Releases Font Guides So You Won’t Ruin Your Typography Game

Image via Google Design<p><b>If you’re obsessed</b> with fonts, the Google Design library might just be your type.<p><b>Awhile back,</b> the company unveiled a set of …

Typography

30 Beautiful Sans-Serif Fonts That You Can Download For Free

The web is full of various free and premium fonts. You can find anything you may need, from vintage fonts to handwritten fonts in a matter of a …

10 logo design trends that will dominate 2018

The logo design industry is changing at a lightning-fast speed. What was trendy five years ago may not even ring a bell today. As methods of attracting customers become more effective, logo design must keep up the pace. New ideas develop so fast, designers have a hard time following …