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The Relevance of the Baseline Grid

The Relevance of the Baseline Grid

Hopefully this example demonstrates how important the baseline is: it literally informs the rest of the design, from other type’s size and leading, through to image placement, border height, and even padding between elements.

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August 25th, 2011 Posted in Community
Smooth Scribbles Brush Set

Smooth Scribbles Brush Set

This brush set contains 10 abstract patterns that I’m calling smooth scribbles. The brushes are amazingly random and will make great backgrounds for your designs.

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August 25th, 2011 Posted in Community
Better First Impressions Through Design

Better First Impressions Through Design

Time and time again, it’s been shown that better design of banners and landing pages can make or break campaigns. It is imperative that design professionals insist that thoughtful design be applied to the elements of the customer acquisition flow.

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August 24th, 2011 Posted in Community
Awesome Freebie: Magic 3D Photoshop Action

Awesome Freebie: Magic 3D Photoshop Action

Today we have a free Photoshop Action for easily creating 3D effects. The action was created by Damian Watracz for the readers of the Vandelay Design blog. With the help of the action you can easily give 3D effects to layers, vector shapes, and text.

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August 24th, 2011 Posted in Community
33 Clever Uses of Punctuation in Logo Design

33 Clever Uses of Punctuation in Logo Design

From commas to question marks, check out these punctuation-centric logos!

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August 23rd, 2011 Posted in Community
How to Turn a Photo Into Vector Artwork

How to Turn a Photo Into Vector Artwork

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we’ll create a vector illustration of a high-heeled shoe by tracing a reference photo of it using the Pen Tool.

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August 23rd, 2011 Posted in Community
100 Sets of Free Photoshop Brushes

100 Sets of Free Photoshop Brushes

There are a lot of brush sets out there but it’s sometimes difficult to find what you’re looking for. We have collected 100 sets of free Photoshop brushes and categorized them according to type.

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August 22nd, 2011 Posted in Community
38 Brilliant Non-Profit Websites

38 Brilliant Non-Profit Websites

For non-profit organizations it is difficult to develop a powerful and effective website because many are on a limited budget. In this post we have put together some beautifully developed non-profit websites for inspiration.

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August 22nd, 2011 Posted in Community
Responsive Web Design Has Created Opportunities Across the Board

Responsive Web Design Has Created Opportunities Across the Board

A very interesting article on how the practice of responsive web design is affecting different areas of the industry.

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August 21st, 2011 Posted in Community
10 Productivity Tools Worth Knowing

10 Productivity Tools Worth Knowing

This collection has some interesting selections that I had never seen before. Definitely worth a look!

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August 21st, 2011 Posted in Community
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