Melody Bastin

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How to design a poster: 10 pro tips

If you want to know how to design a poster, then you can do no better than turn to the experts. With that in mind, we've quizzed three top …

Graphic Design

New tools in Adobe Creative Cloud: 12 revealing videos

Still not really got your head round the Creative Cloud? Well, you'll find everything you need to know in this article - but if you prefer watching …

There Are More Eyes on Your Facebook Posts Than You Can Even Imagine

A recent report from Stanford University and Facebook suggests we consistently underestimate the size of our audience on social media.<p>Whether you’re a ninja, guru, or mere mortal user of social media, you’ve likely guessed how many people read your Facebook posts. Among the estimation techniques …

Design You Trust

<b>Grand Prize Winner: Mermaid.</b> “This calf was always with mom. A curious calf sometimes came to us. I was fortunate to have encountered a humpback …

50 Illustrator Tutorials That Will Leave You Looking Like A Pro

Adobe Illustrator is the <b>foremost vector creation software</b> around these days, but it is not an easy program to master. It is, however, well worth the …

25 Illustrator Tutorials

Collection of hand-picked Illustrator tutorials that every designer should learn, whether you’re a beginner or advanced user, there will improve your …

Shockingly Simple! A Delicious Limoncello Recipe

Are you a fan of limoncello? The tart, sweet liqueur made from steeping lemon peels in a base spirit, like vodka or Everclear, is a staple in Italy and is becoming more and more popular here in the U.S. So of course, we decided it was time to learn how to make it ourselves! The dirty little secret …

5-Minute Dessert: Meringue “Sundae”

You don’t need a ton of time to whip up this dessert that looks and tastes fancy. Simply crumble a few store bought meringue cookies, top with whipped cream, berries, and chocolate.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>raspberries ( 1 handful )<br>• mixing bowl ( 1 )<br>• crushed chocolate wafers (optional)<br>• mixer ( 1 )<br>• diced …

Brick by Brick: 25 Unusual Lego Products

The folks at Lego knew about the trend of color blocking way before it was even a thing. As we spend this week celebrating color block in all of its many forms, we turn to the original color blocker: Lego! Here are 25 unusual Lego products, from ice cube trays to DIY cameras.<p>1. Build-On Brick Mug …

The Attraction Of Legal Preaching

<i>Disclaimer</i>: All biblical and Reformed preachers must preach the law in both the pedagogical and normative or moral uses (first and third uses, …

How to create a design style guide: 25 pro tips

When handing over a creative project, most agencies or freelancers include a document known as a style guide. This not only adds an additional air of …

Style Guides

60 amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials

In recent years, Adobe Illustrator CC’s position as the go-to tool for vector graphics has come under increasing pressure, with new competition from …

The 40 best free graffiti fonts

Defining what makes a graffiti font isn't as easy as you wold think. That's because the word ‘graffiti’ today means something very different to what …

Typography

45 awesome packaging designs

Packaging is something we're bombarded with on a daily basis. So creating an eye-catching packaging design that can be reproduced for years is a real …

Illustrator Tutorial: Gradient Mesh Flower | - Illustrator Tutorials & Tips

By Stephen Freeman<p>Gradient Mesh can be a wonderful tool to master but the learning curve can<br>bring a bit of frustration to the beginner, I myself …

Tutorials

How to Create Glass Cloud Icon in Illustrator - Illustrator Tutorials

Final Image Preview<p>Today we will take a look at one of the ways of creating glass objects in Adobe Illustrator on the example of the cloud icon. …

Graphics

20 underrated tools for graphic designers

So you're a graphic designer? Got the latest version of Adobe Photoshop? Illustrator? InDesign? Of course you have - these are now the common, almost …

Graphic Design