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Digital Designer's Toolkit

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best of all, they are totally free and available for you to download.

Life Of Pix - Free Stock Photos & Images - Photography

Free stock photos, high-resolution, for personal and commercial uses. New pictures added weekly! High-resolution images, pix & photographies for free for U!

7 Tools That Make Designers More Efficient

Whether you're redesigning a popular logo or testing the UX on your latest app, being a designer is a busy job. Luckily, there are many useful tools that can help make prototyping, orga…

Charge Your Worth: The Complete Guide to Getting Paid

Buy and sell handcrafted, mousemade design content like vector patterns, icons, photoshop brushes, fonts and more at Creative Market.

10 Apps to Turn Your iPad Into a Bad Ass Drawing Tablet

iPad drawing apps are a dime a dozen. There are a million of them out there, ranging from the really great (such as Paper by FiftyThree) to…

How to Find Out If Your Work Sucks

Feedback is an invaluable tool to grow your career. A single thoughtful review, at the right point in time, can be the difference between success and failure. Listening to a second, third or fourth opinion about your work will only enrich it, opening the door for interesting new perspectives.

How To Land Your Very First Client

There's no one guaranteed route that will score you your first job. Instead, it's usually a combination of several controlled factors, that when used together will dramatically increase…

Infographic: 10 Basic Elements of Design

Let's get back to the basics and talk about design 101. What critical components and concepts do you need to understand before tackling a functional design? One of our most popular, eve…

Your Portfolio Site Sucks, Here's How to Fix It

I need to start with a disclaimer. When I say "sucks", I don't mean your design (which I'm sure is beautiful). I mean, does your portfolio site bring you clients on demand? No? Then it…

How to Choose the Right Typeface

It's funny how many fonts there are out there, but people still end up using inappropriate typeface all the time. Anything that uses letters, numbers, and symbols, whether it's a sign outside your store or the report you need to submit to your boss, requires a specific typeface that would make all the difference.

5 Fonts Every Designer Needs

It's difficult to overstate the importance of typography in design. Whether it's the logo, a product description or blog post, choosing a font that conveys the information you want abou…

What is Creativity?

When we heard the word creativity, most of us think of artistic things like painting, making music or writing poetry. While these are certainly creative endeavors, creativity encompasses a much broader range of s…

Design Inspiration: Sites and Tools for Boosting Creativity

Have you ever been in a slump where you just weren't feeling creative or couldn't think of how to begin your next project? Sometimes all you…

the ten commandments of typography.

the ten commandments of typography.

"Make It Pop!" Five Ways to Up Design Impact and Make Clients Happy

"Make it Pop" is probably the most feared, incomprehensible and downright horrible phrases in the English language. Designer English, that is. Clients often use the phrase "make it pop" when a logo or marketing design is close, but not quite at the level of "punch" they are looking for.

Tools to Create Infographics

Tools to help you create infographics on your own.

Free Photoshop mockups!

Here are some photoshop mockups I made from scratch using original photography/artwork, and they're free for you to download and use however you see fit. The only rule is that you can't claim that you made them yourself.

20 Free PSD Templates to Mockup Your Poster Designs

Creating an artistic poster is one of the most fun projects a designer can work on. It's especially satisfying when you have your hard work professionally printed into a physical poster, but this can be quite costly. You don't have to spend all that money to see how your design would look freshly printed and ...

Easy Chalk Ornament Typography in Photoshop

So in this tutorial we will try to create a stylish ornament typography and then apply a chalkboard effect using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and some vector ornaments. The whole process is simple but time consuming, so I would take at least 3 hours to recreate this design.

25+ Free PSD Text Effects Tutorials 2015 " Designrazzi

Advertisement - Continue reading below Photoshop's text and layer tools can be used to create some really awesome effects. We've put together a list of 25 of the best tutorials we could find to help you stay up to date on the latest trends and techniques.

50 Free Branding Templates For Your Business

150 free social media, presentation and business card templates ready to edit and publish right now.

20 Design Rules You Should Never Break - Design School

If you're a beginner designer, you need to read this.

Flyer Design: 50 Brilliant Examples You Can Learn From - Design School

Don't let your marketing materials end up as rubbish! Learn how to create flyers people will want to read.

Brochure Design: 25 Tips to Create Marketing Materials That Sell - Design School

Don't settle for a boring brochure. Try these 25 creative techniques to create marketing materials people will want to read.

Writing an Effective Design Brief: Awesome Examples And a Free Template To Get You Started - Design School

Because every successful design project starts with an awesome brief.

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