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When You Think About it, Creative Freedom May Not be as Free as You Think

by Shindiri Studio
October 16, 2013 - 12:45 pm

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There are three things every creative yearns to hear: “we pay the total up front,” “our staff is ready to sexually reproduce with you at your request,” and “be as creative as you want.”

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A Roundup Of Essential Magazines for Graphic Designers and Illustrators

by Shindiri Studio
October 16, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Covering a field as broad as communication itself—publication and book design, animation and motion graphics, corporate branding and rock posters, exhibitions and street art—Print covers commercial, social, and environmental design…
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In spite of the tremendous expansion of the Internet, the power of the printed word remains strong and popular. Print media is where it all began and today we take a closer look.

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8 Free Design Platforms To Build Your Own Site Just The Way You Wanted

by Shindiri Studio
October 16, 2013 - 12:12 pm

You must choose from one of their templates, yet each template is pretty flexible and customizable so there is some room for creativity. Adding and organizing your website’s pages is surprisingly painless. When you add a new page to your…
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These online website creators allow you to create a full website, free of charge, directly in your browser without any prior knowledge of website development.

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How To Create A Vibrant Image Using Photoshop And Something Extra

by Shindiri Studio
October 16, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Drag your image into the new document and grab the pen tool, carefully start adding point by point until you’ve drawn around the entire body of the girl. Hit A to select the path selection tool and right click on the path>create vector…
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In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to add more energy and dynamism to a photo. The effects can be extended and used on a multitude of photos to create a feeling of motion and vibrancy.

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The Positive And Negative Sides of Designing Outside of Your Comfort Zone

by Shindiri Studio
October 16, 2013 - 11:49 am

Those things you’re already good at? They represent past successes. They worked for you once, so you know they’ll work again. But why let your skills stagnate? Other things can work too… perhaps even better. Think about the designs…
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When you’ve been designing for a few years, it’s easy to fall into patterns. You carve out your personal style and find your inner voice. You figure out what you’re good at.

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5 Characteristics of Excellent Portfolio Sites That Stand Out From The Crowd

by Shindiri Studio
October 16, 2013 - 11:44 am

Some freelance designers choose to post prices on their portfolio site, whether it’s an hourly rate or project-based pricing, and others choose not to post prices. Whichever method you choose, it should be communicated clearly on the…
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A portfolio site should clearly and concisely communicate with visitors about the services that are provided and what the designer has to offer to potential clients.

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Pass or fail: The top 30 technology company sites that stand out

by Shindiri Studio
October 16, 2013 - 11:32 am

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Although there are lots of posts that evaluate different design blogs, I haven’t seen many that focus specifically on corporate websites so this roundup will be fun. Check it out!

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13 Features of Outstanding Blog Design in No Particular Order

by Shindiri Studio
October 16, 2013 - 10:47 am

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While designing a blog theme isn’t entirely different from designing any other type of website, there are some unique challenges that blog theme designers face.

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