Daily Archives: 12/18/2011

Video: 10 best free graphic design programs

LOOKING FOR SOME new applications? Perhaps something you’ve not experimented with before?

Here’s someone who has a few ideas for you.

Best of all, they’re free. You can download them whenever you want.

Take a look here.

If you grab any that you really like, please send me a quick comment or email so I can pass the word on to others.

 

 

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Video: Improving cover design

AT NEWSPAPERS, we really don’t do cover pages, do we? Or…do we?

How about that football tab?

Or the special advertising section for Memorial Day?

Or that feature front on New Year’s Day?

OK…yes…we do cover design.

So, here’s a piece—using the front of a photo magazine—on how you can do it better.

I like the way this video breaks down the steps in the process. And one of the things it stresses has long been a principle I teach others: You create a better design by what you take away…not what you add.

Watch. Learn. Enjoy.

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Video: I gotta hand it to ya

HERE’S A FUN LOOK at some handy drawings.

Amazing what a creative mind can do with just four fingers and a thumb—oh…and the rest of the hand, too!

Take a look here...and enjoy!

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