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55 Hand-Picked Resources to Help You Learn Graphic Design Quickly

When I began out with learning design, I can remember being absolutely overcome by all the information that is out there. I was sure that knowing how …

Graphic Design

8 accessories that will instantly upgrade your smartphone camera

The best camera you have is the one you that’s always with you. From lens attachments with brilliant optics to ingeniously designed LED phone cases, …

Mobile Photography

Learn to Make Boring Night Photos Look Spectacular with This 5-Minute Lightroom Tutorial (VIDEO)

Dramatic photographic opportunities abound once the sun drops below the horizon and a whole realm of colors, lights, and moods begin to appear. If …

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 …

Design

Have Nothing To Photograph? Abstract Photography Is Everywhere...

[fancy_box id=3]<b>FREE BONUS</b>: Want to make your sunsets abstract with that creative edge, then download our free Sunset Photography Cheat Sheet. Learn …

24 Extraordinary Moments of Rain and Dew Photography

Today’s discussion is about the rain and dew drop. It’s part of the Pictures and Photography category. Rain and dew drops are a beautiful gift from …

Extreme Sports

Save yourself some money and learn how to clean your own sensor like a pro

Learning to clean your camera’s sensor is one of the most valuable skills a photographer can learn. At least when it comes to camera maintenance. …

Street Photography & The Art of Composition – 30 Majestic Photographs (Part 9)

<b>Street Photography</b> may have been attacked on appreciated from all directions and one would easily come to a conclusion that the length and breadth of …

Street Photography

5 Ways to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

Changing the color of an object using Photoshop is a typical use case for the software, and there are many ways to do it. This 20-minute video from …

Tutorials

8 Great Series from World Press Photo Awards Winners - A selection of winners from the World Press Photo Awards 2015 | LensCulture

For over 50 years, the World Press Photo organization has recognized the courageous men and women who venture out into the world each day to produce powerful, affecting, inspiring visual journalism. Their pictures (and their bravery) allow millions of people to learn more about the world, its …

Awards

Review: Pad & Quill’s Attaché is timeless, will stand the test of time (Discount+Giveaway)

[Ed. Note: My wife liked this one so much she insisted she review it]<p>In many ways, my work is old school: unlike my other half, I work in an archive and write about the past. You might call my professional aesthetic “19th century schoolhouse.” Or at most “1920s Paris bookshop.” In other words, …

The 13 best photography websites

The web is full of endless resources and tutorials on the subject of photography, but sometimes too much choice can be confusing. Here, we've picked …

Mobile Photography

Font of the day: Steady

Here at Creative Bloq, we're big fans of typography and we're constantly on the hunt for new and exciting typefaces – especially free fonts. So, if …

Typography

Create an Easy 3D Metallic Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Duplicating an element with a transformation is one of the easiest and fastest ways of creating 3D objects in Photoshop. This tutorial will guide you …

Graphics

Using Graduated Neutral Density filters for Landscape Photography

Fake Window Light with a DIY Scrim

The 18 Best Infographics Of 2014

2014 saw stellar examples of the power of data visualization to shed light on nearly any subject, from politics to dogs.<p>You could sift through piles of dense data sets in an attempt to understand the trends and discoveries that emerged in history, psychology, current events, and even fictional …

Data Visualization

Garamond Cookies? Helvetica Cookies? Printmeneer 3D Prints Cookie Cutters in Your Favorite Font

If you’re the sort who has to spell out words in your spoon as you eat alphabet soup, you’ll find that this innovation lands right in your …

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Typography & Lettering Advent Calendar

Day 13: Martina Flor<p>Originally from Buenos Aires and now living in Berlin, Martina’s type and lettering projects will be familiar to many. Her formal training in type design permeates her commissioned work and numerous personal projects. As well as teaching, speaking engagements and typeface design, this includes her current <i>Letter Collections</i> postcard series – which is simply beautiful. Martina asked us specifically for No.13 and we’re pretty excited about the result…<p><b>About:</b> Each day between the …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Canberra, Mad Squire, Breamcatcher

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography
Computer Science

Hand Painted Graphics by Glenn Wolk

A selection of hand painted graphics, logos, and labels by Glenn Wolk.<p>Glenn Wolk is a remarkable New York City based graphic designer who works for …

Disney Animators Study Their Reflections in Mirrors to Draw Classic Characters' Facial Expressions

For decades, professional animators have relied on mirrors and their own facial expressions to be able to produce the dynamic, expressive characters that audiences know and love. Using themselves as models, the artists leer, grin, and grimace at their own reflections so that they can recreate the …

Animation

The Tri-X Factor

<b>Bryan Appleyard, From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2014</b><p>Kodak’s Tri-X is the film the great photographers love. When Kodak started …

The Secrets of Frequency Separation Retouching

Frequency separation retouching is an amazing technique for separating two main tasks of retouching in general: editing the fine details in your …

Tutorials

Casio’s ‘Split Camera’ Features a Modular Design that Separates the Screen from the Lens

Casio’s new EXILIM EX-FR10 action camera, first unveiled about a month ago, is a unique device with a modular form-factor that’s sure to turn …

How to Properly Hang Photos On Any Type of Wall

While not all of our photographs end up being printed and framed, it helps to possess the knowledge of what it takes to properly hang them when they …

Here’s How You Should Capitalise on Instagram’s Hyperlapse

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have noticed that the internet is a-flood with time-lapses and hyper-lapses made using Instagram’s …