I love cheat sheets. They’re not only handy, they’re practically essential for many graphic designers who are expected to know a never-ending list of numbers and codes: standard sizes for various applications, color hex codes, basic web languages, and, of course, myriad keyboard shortcuts for powerful graphic design software. Unless you have a photographic memory…Continue Reading “10 graphic design cheat sheets”

When it comes to web design, sometimes you’re expected to do it all. However, as projects become more complex it becomes more evident that specializing is required to deliver the best possible website to any given client. While some people might be able to merrily wear the hat of both graphic designer and web developer,…Continue Reading “10 web coding services for graphic designers”

Minimalism is a popular design philosophy found in web design. Minimalist web designs only feature content deemed necessary to achieve a given end, and is hallmarked by lots of white space, few images (or even a single large image), and scarce text. Minimalist websites are clean, easy to read and understand, and leave little doubt…Continue Reading “10 ultra-minimalist websites”

Photoshop actions are incredible time-savers for graphic designers, and the best actions yield incredible visual effects and increased productivity. Photoshop actions are the magic toolkits of the graphic design and photo editing industries, allowing graphic designers and photographers to apply amazing effects in no time. And because the graphic design community is so generous, you…Continue Reading “10 Must-Have Free Photoshop Actions”

Content is king. You’ve heard the now clichéd, yet sage, advice. It’s telling that a platform initially developed for blogs has evolved into one of the world’s most popular and powerful content management systems. WordPress is no longer a blogging platform, though blogging remains the core focus. No, WordPress is anything from a blogging platform…Continue Reading “10 Best New, Free and Responsive WordPress Themes”

If GIMP is so good, why does everyone use Photoshop?  It’s a fair question, given the fact that GIMP is so often heralded by open source enthusiasts.  GIMP is a free photo editing software often cited as the best open source image editing software on the planet.  An offshoot, Gimpshop, features a user interface that…Continue Reading “If GIMP Is So Good, Why Does Everyone Use Photoshop?”