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How to Build Your Own Fast-Action Vise, Table Saw Tips for Beginners, a Crazy Experimental Sawmill & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Sword in a Cane</b><p>This one is nuts! Jimmy DiResta not only fabricates a <i>kris</i>-style blade from Damascus steel, but …

Woodworking

Master Photoshop | 20 Brilliant Tutorials You Should Try

If you want to master Photoshop, these brilliant tutorials will surely help you a lot! We selected some of the best Photoshop tutorials that show …

Graphics

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Typography

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

The 100 best restaurants in America, according to OpenTable

To compile the ranking, OpenTable combed through 10 million reviews for restaurants that are available for booking on its site, which included more than 24,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, DC. Only restaurants with a minimum qualifying number of reviews from the last year were …

10 Types of Visual Content That Go Viral

It’s easier than ever to create and share content.<p>In fact, we all create and share content regularly for both personal or business reasons. This …

Infographics

83 Best Photoshop tutorials 2016

Learn Photoshop techniques for across art, illustration, graphics and photography in these tutorials from the world's best illustrators, designers …

Photoshop Tutorials

53 design terms and tips to help marketers level-up

When I first started out in marketing, I didn’t quite predict that I’d be a part-time designer, too.<p>Now, in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content and it’s become obvious and even necessary for all of us marketers to have at least …

How to Combine Photography & Type to Dramatic Effect in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we look at how you can integrate typography with photos to create an impressive 3D effect. You’ll see this …

Graphics

Everything You Need to Know About Making Terrarium - Quiet Corner

Terrariums are the perfect way to spruce up your home with a little greenery. They don’t take up much space, are quick and easy to make, and add a …

Build Your Own Track Saw for Straight, Accurate Cuts

Add a DIY track saw to your woodworking arsenal and start ripping full sheets of plywood.<p>Track saws are simple, just direct drive saws attached to a track, allowing you to cut long sheets of wood in a straight line. If you try to freehand guide a circular saw along the same path, the result will …

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Learn creative essentials with the ABC of design

Even the most talented and experienced designers have to explain their work and deal with creative criticism, but how can you articulate your vision …

Graphic Design

25 Awesome Free Fonts for Poster Design

In this post, we have picked up some amazing free fonts for designing posters and promotional banners. This collection includes a wide variety of …

So What Exactly Is Allspice, Anyway?

Here's more than you ever thought you wanted to know about it.<p>Allspice is one of those ubiquitous things you probably know of but don't really know <i>about</i>.<p>Most kitchens have it in the spice rack, and if you take the top off, it'll smell a little like cloves mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg, juniper …

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Beer terms decoded: know your saison from your London murky?

A new generation of drinkers are discovering beer: brogues have replaced open-toed sandals and the beards are better trimmed than their grandfathers.<p>However, the new beer drinkers are shunning milds, bitters and international lagers, instead they are drinking quirky styles from all over the world. …