10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites That All Creatives Should Bookmark
Aug06

10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites That All Creatives Should Bookmark

Stock photography has developed a negative connotation over the past decade or so because let’s face it, we have got used to seeing horribly staged photos of happy business people answering bananas as phones (yes those are real photos). Not only is the quality of standard stock photography an issue for students and aspiring creatives, the price usually is as well. Whether you are a graphic designer, web designer, filmmaker or...

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Fall 2015 Color Trend Report + Free Downloads: ’70s Hues Make a Comeback this Fall
Jul20

Fall 2015 Color Trend Report + Free Downloads: ’70s Hues Make a Comeback this Fall

To pinpoint the hot color trends for fall 2015, we looked to leading trend forecast company WGSN, as well as Pantone–the world’s authority on color trends– to research which colors would dominate our fashion, interior and graphic design this fall. The trending colors for fall 2015 have been described as “decidedly ’70s” by Harper’s Bazaar’s Sarah Lindig. “From natural earth tones to groovy...

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Film Friday: 10,000 Free Film Clips Now Available in Public Domain Database
Apr17

Film Friday: 10,000 Free Film Clips Now Available in Public Domain Database

For filmmakers, graphic designers, digital artists, photographers, and just about any other type of creative, assets in the public domain are an invaluable resource full of copyright-free materials that can be used and edited. However, the legalities of copyright and works in the public domain can be overwhelming. Typically, finding specific footage from organizations like the US National Archive is a laborious and tiresome task....

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Desktop Wallpaper Challenge: Reader Submitted Earth Day Desktop Wallpapers Unveiled
Apr14

Desktop Wallpaper Challenge: Reader Submitted Earth Day Desktop Wallpapers Unveiled

Last year we launched the monthly Desktop Wallpaper Challenge, which challenges our readers to design a desktop wallpaper around a given theme or piece of inspiration. Why? Creatives turn to various places for inspiration and one of the strongest, most common places to house inspiration is right on a computer’s desktop. March’s challenge was to design a creative Earth Day themed desktop wallpaper. Scroll down to view and...

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How To: Create a Realistic Embroider Mockup Effect Using Adobe Photoshop (With Free Downloads!)
Mar11

How To: Create a Realistic Embroider Mockup Effect Using Adobe Photoshop (With Free Downloads!)

One of the most important things I have learned so far in my career is the simple fact that you do not have to reinvent the wheel every time you want to accomplish something. Last year for example I was working on a logo design for a client that wanted it embroidered onto a fitted baseball hat. As always I wanted to provide my client with a realistic mockup and after wasting two precious hours trying to create the effect from scratch,...

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Desktop Wallpaper Challenge: January 2015 Submitted Wallpapers Unveiled
Feb03

Desktop Wallpaper Challenge: January 2015 Submitted Wallpapers Unveiled

Last year we launched the monthly Desktop Wallpaper Challenge, which challenges you to design a desktop wallpaper around a given theme or piece of inspiration. Why? Creatives turn to various places for inspiration and one of the strongest, most common places to house inspiration is right on a computer’s desktop. January’s challenge was to design a creative desktop wallpaper using FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design &...

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How To: Create a Long Shadow Using Blend in Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud
Jan21

How To: Create a Long Shadow Using Blend in Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud

In 2013, one of most predominant graphic designs trends that emerged was the use of large, long shadows specifically in conjunction with flat vector graphics. Fast forward to 2015 and this trend is still alive and well. A recent example of this trend that immediately comes to mind is a motion graphics project for Public Citizen created recently by FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Digital Media students. The use of...

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Desktop Wallpaper Challenge: Fall Inspired Wallpapers Unveiled
Dec02

Desktop Wallpaper Challenge: Fall Inspired Wallpapers Unveiled

Earlier this year we launched the monthly Desktop Wallpaper Challenge, which prompts our readers to design a desktop wallpaper around a given theme or piece of inspiration. Why? Creatives turn to various places for inspiration and one of the strongest, most common places to house inspiration is right on a computer’s desktop. What better time than now to update your wallpaper? Below you will find wallpapers that were submitted for the...

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