Smashing Magazine – Crank Up Your Design Radar
I now resigned to the fact that I simply cannot read magazines. As much as I try, I always wind up looking at their design, at the ads, at their layout… Same for flyers, I might look at them when I wouldn’t normally consider them, I might not even care for the content, but I will look at their design, …
Tip O’ The Day: Simple Is Best
Today I was messing around with a page for a monthly magazine I design. It was supposed to be a quick thingâ€”just a bunch of boxes with adsâ€”but in my quest to make the page interesting, I got lost and I just couldn’t achieve a satisfying result, with my headache as accessory. I kept changing things around, you knowâ€”this title …
Tip O’ the Day: How to Modify Illustrator Symbols
Question: I have used a symbol from the Illustrator Symbols Library and want to change its colour, but I am unable to do it; what am I missing?
Tip O’ the Day: Know Your Stuff, Answer Client’s Questions
You won’t believe how jobs can drag on and on simply because you didn’t tell the client something he needed to know
Tip O’ the Day: Open Type Fonts Are Cross Platform
Macs don’t have the monopoly of the graphic design market anymore, so how do you work with a designer who doesn’t use your same OS?
Tip O’ the Day: Choose the Right Printer for the Job
The type, size, colour, number of copies of your printed item influences your choice of what printer to use
Tip O’ the Day: Create an Idea Book
Ideas strike you at any time and then they leave you just as fast
Tip O’ the Day: Collect Design Samples
Find inspiration or just keep a record what you don’t like
Tip O’ the Day: Use RGB Images for Desktop Printers
RGB is for screen, CMYK is for print. Right? Wrong!
Tip O’ the Day: Use Contracts
Reach an agreement and make sure it is respected