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Two Helpful Shortcuts to Make Photoshop's Clone Stamp Tool More Useful

The Clone Stamp is the bread and butter tool for a lot of photographers, and rightfully so: it's a tremendously flexible and powerful feature that's …

How to Determine a Graphic Design Hourly Rate

01<p>of 07<p>The Importance of a Graphic Design Hourly Rate<p>Setting a graphic design hourly rate is often considered a difficult process, but it must be …

Master graphic design tools with this certification bundle

Adobe applications Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are the gold standard for graphic designers. These are the tools you'll need to know how to …

This Graphic Design Certification Could Be the Key to Your Career Growth

No two products are the same, but all products have something in common: they all use graphic design. A well-designed logo and attractive packaging …

Mastering the Pen Tool with "The Bezier Game"

Give it your bez shot<p>As someone who learned to use CAD before Illustrator, I've always hated the pen tool. My first CAD jockey jobs required perfect …

How to Tackle Logo Designs

This useful resource from a few years back will help you get started<p>Reader <i>tinycc6</i> recently posted an interesting challenge-slash-inquiry on the …

Intellectual Property

How to design an effective book cover

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in the print magazine.<p>Receive our …

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

The Poster Designer's Toolkit: Add-ons, Tools & Tips

So, you’re in the middle of a poster design project and you want to see if there is anything else you can do to take your design further. The good …

Hip-Hop

Atlanta Crooner 6lack Is Expanding Hip-Hop's Palette By Coloring Outside The Lines<p>Aaron Williams 09.06.18 7 hours ago<p>The Best R&B Songs To Usher In The End The Summer<p>Cherise Johnson 09.05.18 1 day ago<p>Breaking Down The Celebrity Cameos In Childish Gambino's 'Feels Like Summer' Video<p>Aaron Williams …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Here Are 12 Insane Fan Theories That Will Change How You Watch These Movies

Mind. Blown.<p>Internet groupthink mixed with rabid fanaticism breeds even better plots than any writer can think up. For example, one of my favorite fan theories comes from Reddit, which imagines a plot that makes the final episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> a series-long couch gag. It's genius, and if you gave …

Kanye West Surprised His Fans With An Emotional New Track On Easter

After coming back from the dead earlier today, Kanye West has blessed us all with a new song. The two-minute, spiritually-themed “Ultralight Prayer” appeared on Kanye’s Soundcloud page. It’s a spoken-word track, low on rapping, but high on emotion. It’s closest companion in the Kanye catalog would …

Watch the most breathtaking ski video you'll ever see

We’ve written about Candide Thovex before on this site, a skier whose name sounds like a modernist symphony and may be the most brilliant person shooting with a GoPro today.<p>For his latest video, “One of Those Days 3,” Thovex manages to ski over water, rock, snow, air, a helicopter, a bike race and …

GoPro

Which Olympic Hopeful Cities Have The Best And Worst Logos?

Los Angeles was the crowd favorite, but never rule out an underdog.<p>Earlier this week, Los Angeles unveiled a logo and slogan for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics. It’s one of four cities–along with Paris, Rome, and Budapest–that submitted a bid to the International Olympic Committee, which will …

Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 09.07.18 2 hours ago<p>Kanye Shouldn't Have Apologized To Drake For Two Major Reasons<p>Andre Gee 09.07.18 2 hours ago<p>Masego Explains How He's Taking Jazz Rap To A Whole New Level With His Genre-Bending Album,' Lady Lady'<p>Aaron Williams 09.07.18 3 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Graphic designer creates a new movie poster every day, makes us want to binge

We're all familiar with the mechanics of a favorite movie: You watch one flick over and over again — until your friends start addressing you as the …

Film Posters

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Plex's streaming app is now completely free to use on PS4 and Xbox One

Plex, the popular media streaming app, is now free on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The app launched on both consoles in preview for paying Plex Pass customers, but now their core functionality is available to everyone at no cost. If you've got a massive media library on your PC or Mac, all it takes …

How to Make A Perfect White Background Within Minutes Using Photoshop

If you’re a commercial or fashion photographer, eventually you’ll run into a client who will ask to have their product, model, etc. to be placed on a …

Tutorials

How A Logo’s Color Shapes Consumers’ Opinion Of A Brand

A new study on the ethical implications of logo colors suggests that the blue might be “greener” than green when it comes to branding.<p>We live in a time of rampant greenwashing. Ever since companies realized that eco-friendliness can lure consumers, they’ve gone out of their way to market themselves …

Here's the workout Michael B. Jordan used to get in insane shape for his boxing movie, 'Creed'

But the "Rocky" franchise brought it up another level. The physiques of Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa (who by the third film looks ridiculously cut) was the inspiration for many during the exercise craze in the late 1970s to early '80s.<p>Now the bar has been …

Here's the First 'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer, Plus a New Poster

Happy Thanksgiving from Marvel, everybody!<p>Last night, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (which airs on ABC, part of the ABC/Disney/Marvel/Lucasfilm family) and chatted about making "Captain America: Civil War," which comes out this May. But like the wise men for Christmas, they came bearing gifts. First, RDJ …

The Graphic Designers You Should Be Following On YouTube

Screenshot from ‘What is success in graphic design?’ video by Will Paterson<p><b>HOW Design</b> urges designers to make use of the second largest search …

A Ducati Scrambler 400 Is On The Way So New Riders Don't Have To Ride Transformers

An Italian site is claiming to have spy pics which confirm Ducati is about to release a 400 Scrambler. One of the best bikes of the year is about to …

Beyoncé Kicked a Guy in the Nuts and 14 Crazier Facts from Her Unauthorized Biography

She's definitely kicked someone in the nuts before.<p><i>Becoming Beyoncé</i>—famed celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli's take on the life of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter—has finally arrived. When news of the book first broke almost a year ago, fans and entertainment industry voyeurs collectively …

The 25 best horror movies you can stream on Netflix for Halloween

But there are a lot of choices. So to make the rest of your October movie-watching easier, here are the 25 best horror movies you can stream on Netflix right now.<p>Grab a friend and come on in.

Articles about renowned graphic designer michael bierut gets his first retrospective on Dwell.com - Dwell

Unlike architecture, graphic design has only moments to communicate information, emotion, and intention.<p>As young ones, we all dreamed of turning our rooms into the most epic pillow forts, tree houses, or any number of far-fetched...<p>The four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence features bright, …

Miami Beach

James Blake Covers Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence", Joined by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on Radio Show

<i>James Blake Photo by Tom Spray; Justin Vernon Photo by Natalie Kardos</i><p>James Blake returned for a BBC Radio 1 Residency this evening, and was joined by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. The two discussed the possibility of bringing Blake and his 1-800-Dinosaur crew to perform at Vernon's hometown music …

6 Ways to Make Money Online

It is never too early nor is it ever too late to start planning for retirement. It ultimately depends on your way of life, where are you living, and …

Popular Logos as Simple Lines Offer Fresh Outlook on Commercial Brands

Sometimes less really is more, as Nick Barclay demonstrates with his newest batch of thought-provoking minimalist prints. The Sydney-based director and designer has been featured here previously, with a series depicting symptoms of depression and another that reduces classic films down to their …