Graphic Design

Includes any design that would qualify as graphic design, mostly in a professional context; signs, posters, pamphlets, flyers, tickets, CD and album covers, inserts, newpapers, periodicals, magazine layout, websites, stickers, logo design, etc.

Recreating WordPress Dashboard in Evolus Pencil (High-Fidelity Wireframe)

In order to teach oneself any new tool or process it can be quite instructive to attempt to duplicate a work that already exists and has been successfully produced. This is the way famous artists of the past including Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci have learned and mastered their craft.Well, following in the steps …

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Design Journal: Designing a new logo for St. Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church (SEMBC)

Last night I began teaching myself InkScape (again). This is the best and most well-known free and open-source alternative to Adobe Illustrator. I’ve tried to learn InkScape before, but the tutorials never seem to work, or are incomplete — not step by step for an absolute newbie — and often don’t include the very fundamental …

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Evolus Pencil Quick Tip: How to Group Items (Especially Sketchy GUI)

What is Evolus Pencil? Evolus Pencil (not to be confused with Apple Pencil, Pencil Sketch, or Pencil Code) is a great open source mockup and design application for Windows. It is has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and it’s closest competitors are probably Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and charting applications like draw.io and LucidChart. …

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Developer Journal: Redesigning my MailChimp Blog Updater Email Campaign

Earlier this month I spent quite a bit of time researching, redesigining, and tweaking my MailChimp email autoresponder campaign. This campaign updates users automatically in their email whenever I post something on my blog. I wanted to learn how to design a better MailChimp campaign email. I went from something that looked like the Before …

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Color Explorer • Import colors from image

Color Explorer • Import colors from image. Have you ever wanted to get a list of all colors in a digital photo or image?  Well, with Color Explorer you can do just that!  This online tool will analyze a photo and pull out the colors in it in both RGB and HEX values.  You can …

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Free CSS Image Bullets: Marijuana Weed Leaf with Drop Shadow

Free CSS Image Bullets: Marijuana Weed Leaf with Drop Shadow Why I’m Publishing These Images For Everyone to Use: I created these marijuana/weed/hemp/ganja css image bullets yesterday. It took about 30 minutes to locate and try various leaf images and select a final one, and the work itself took about 1.5 hours to design and …

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How To Make Ten Million Dollars In Gold With Photoshop!

2012.02.12 Hey guys.  Welcome back!  Tonight I just want to real quickly talk about a cool tutorial I found on YouTube today.  I was searching for a “Gold Text” effect Photoshop Tutorial when I came across this one from IceflowStudios: Photoshop: GOLD Bling! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87CGbLRpHoo One thing I liked about it from the git-go was he …

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Excel 2003 – Change Cell Color Without VBA, Using Conditional Formatting.

2012.02.10 (NOTE: This article is currently just a stub … ) So, this is what I was up to tonight.  I researched and learned the following techniques: Excel data validation list from named range in another worksheet Build drop-down menu in Excel How to delete duplicate rows using in-place filtering Keyboard shortcut for entering and opening …

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