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How to Create a Blueprint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«In the fol­low­ing steps you will learn how to cre­ate a blue­print text effect in Adobe Illus­trat­or. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to cre­ate the shapes that will make up your pat­tern brush com­pon­ents. Next, you will learn how to save and rename pat­terns and how to save a pretty simple pat­tern brush.»

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The Free Web and Mobile Wireframing & Layout Kit

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«We have a fant­ast­ic free toolkit for you guys today. It’s a com­plete col­lec­tion of wire­fram­ing tools, per­fect for web and mobile mockups, plan­ning out sitemaps and quickly cre­at­ing UX flow charts and maps.»

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How to Design a Colorful Hungarian Folk Art Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

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«Folk art is a great source of inspir­a­tion for cre­at­ing graph­ic pat­terns thanks to its often simple, repeated shapes and motifs. In this tutori­al, we’ll be basing our motifs on those found in Hun­gari­an folk art, par­tic­u­larly embroidery—just search Google or Pin­terest for “Hun­gari­an folk art”, and you’ll find a bevy of beau­ti­ful examples.»

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Create a Simple Thermometer lllustration in Adobe Illustrator

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«In the fol­low­ing tutori­al, you will learn how to cre­ate a simple ther­mo­met­er illus­tra­tion in Adobe Illus­trat­or. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid, how to cre­ate the pixel per­fect main shape and how to add subtle shad­ing.»

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The 100 Best Free Fonts for Designers

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«Are you strug­gling to find that par­tic­u­lar typeface that matches your cre­at­ive vis­ion? Then you’ve come to right place! We do know how dif­fi­cult and time-con­sum­ing it can be to find good, high-qual­ity fonts, so we’ve done the search­ing for you.»

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Packaging design: Little Blue Pot

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«The story of how soph­ist­ic­a­tion and jam met. Little blue pot is a state­ment recog­nised by hedon­ists, gour­mands and all of those who enjoy food on the exclus­ive basis.»

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Packaging design: Castello di Querceto on Packaging of the World

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«Cas­tello di Quer­ceto had everything that one could want in an Itali­an pro­du­cer — fam­ily-owned for five gen­er­a­tions, a 13th-cen­tury castle, high-qual­ity vine­yards and wine­mak­ing. Yet, brand sales had been declin­ing for sev­er­al years. It was clear that Querceto’s pack­aging wasn’t effect­ively com­mu­nic­at­ing their qual­ity and brand story.»

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Tips For Using Fonts In Typography

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Pick­ing the right font and using it in the typo­graphy is a mys­ti­fy­ing pro­cess for many people. There are end­less choices of fonts, wheth­er you are look­ing for a nor­mal con­ven­tion­al look­ing font, or an innov­at­ive bunny or candy cane font.»

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Packaging design: Announcing The Dieline Awards 2016 Winners

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«Now in its 7th year, The Dieline Awards 2016 presen­ted by Nee­nah Pack­aging is an inter­na­tion­al design com­pet­i­tion recog­niz­ing the world’s best con­sumer product pack­aging design. It exist as a way for both design­ers and soci­ety at large to more eas­ily recog­nize the value of innov­at­ive pack­aging in every­day life.»

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Packaging design: The Mill (Student Project)

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«Josey Baker Bread and Four Bar­rel Cof­fee came togeth­er to cre­ate The Mill. Their cafe is loc­ated in Alamo Square in a nat­ur­ally lit, open space. In the col­lab­or­at­ive and com­mun­al spir­it, no wifi and out­lets are avail­able inside the cafe. This is to encour­age real life inter­ac­tion and give us a break from our fast-paced, tech­no­logy driv­en lives.»

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