There’s a plethora of weblogs that cover the topic of design. We all know of the big names out there (such as the amazing people over at Smashing Magazine), but there are tons more in the vast realm of the web that you may not have heard of yet, and it’s high time that they’re given some love.
This article presents 30 new and fresh design blogs that are worth checking out. Weblogs featured here discuss web, graphic, and print design. Hopefully you’ll find a link or two (or more) that piques your interests enough to prompt you to subscribe to them.
An effective logo sets the tone and public perception of your brand, and therefore careful thought and creativity must be put into constructing it.
In this article, you’ll find a large collection of tutorials and resources on the topic of designing logos by some of the most well-respected logo designers in the industry.
Logo Design Tutorials
Designer/Author Chuck Green shows us the general process he takes when designing a logo.
I’ve seen a few Twitter designer lists pop up here and there and wanted to offer a fresh spin on things. This list contains 16 designers who I find extremely friendly, genuine, and have something to offer to the design community.
Typography is a crucial component of a design. When used effectively, it sets the mood and solicits emotion about the design. Working with typography can be challenging, but fortunately, there is a plethora of free tools on the web that can help you work with type.
In this article, you’ll find 20 tools for working with typography. You’ll find an assortment of tools that’ll help you with testing, identifying, sizing, and even making, fonts.
Adobe Illustrator is a versatile vector illustration application that’s preferred by many professional artists and designers. Its robust and powerful set of tools coupled with its intuitive interface makes it the go-to app for vector work. Illustrator excels in allowing designers to craft stunning and realistic-looking 3D artwork.
In this collection, you will find 40 useful and informative tutorials and techniques on creating three-dimensional artworks in Adobe Illustrator.
Vintage designs has gotten very popular over the past years, and it seems the trend keeps on going.
In this round-up, you’ll find 20 vintage Photoshop brushes you can download for free. There are over 300 individual vintage brushes here, so you will have a broad choice of brushes to apply onto your designs.
Each brush set was first tested, and the images you see below are previews of what to expect from each brush pack.
1. Darger-esque (23 brushes)
Adobe Photoshop is a given in any designer’s wish list, and it comes with a host of features that allow for excellent and professional photo editing. The biggest obstacle to any designer who wants Photoshop is the price, which can be prohibitive. Fortunately there are a number of open source (and completely free) programs out there that do much of what Photoshop can, and sometimes more.
In this collection, you will find 10 excellent examples of open source and free alternatives to Adobe Photoshop.
GIMP stands for “GNU image manipulation program”, and it is one of the oldest and most well known alternatives to Photoshop in existence. Although it doesn’t quite have all of them, you’ll find most of the features included in Photoshop somewhere in GIMP. GIMP is cross platform and supported by a large community.
If just having the feature set isn’t enough for you, there is an alternative based on GIMP known as GIMPShop. It’s the same as GIMP, except the layout has been structured as close to Photoshop as possible, so anyone making the transition should still feel right at home.