COLOR! New era, new tools

Never before have designers had such a broad and exciting landscape of color palette tools. With mobile devices, iPads, iPhones and iPods, the designer can rule the color world for just a few dollars. Here are the top apps we found for your mobile device ... * myPANTONE makes it all accessible * colorSutra * Color Stream - palettes from scratch * Colormixer sketch pad for color * Cliqcliq Colors - color picker * Fonts And Colors Reference for designer's... and more! March 30, 2011

YOLO 2011 Color Predictions

Have you ever actually tried to match inks, paints, color swatches, and chips across multiple media -- like paper and the web? Take a look at Yolo's color predictions for some juicy inspiration March 30, 2011

Color : Honeysuckle design

2011 looks brighter already Honeysuckle, a sherberty, intense shade of pink with a hint of red and orange zest, is the hot new hue and is beginning to pop up everywhere. Now, make the paper part of your color designs March 24, 2011

Creative Tidbits 1103-23

This Creative Tidbits brings more Designing Women, and some real design inspiration ... including : * Design locked in time * New book examines the Group of Seven * Passion into photography * If You Pay Peanuts, You Get Monkeys * Will Cotton: Butcher, Baker, Candyland Maker * Charlotte Strick, Book Jacket Designer * The 10 Greatest Movie Title Sequences by Saul Bass * Core77 Launches Design Awards Program ... and more! March 23, 2011

Tips: Different Styles of Graphic Design

Every graphic designer specializes in one area that they prefer to work with over any other. However, almost every graphic design career will require you to be flexible with your abilities to work in a variety of areas. Guest writer Holly Krommenhoek shares her views on broadening your design horizons September 21, 2010

iPhone Could Prevent a Crime, Save a Life

How can you protect yourself from an attack? Anyone who suspects they are about to become a victim of kidnapping, rape, robbery or assault simply has to point their iPhone at the suspicious person and click July 23, 2010

Graphic Elements and Illustration

When Shauna Scott sent me this collection, I said "Oh no! Not another vector clip art collection!" Fortunately, what I discovered is a rare collection of knock-out Adobe Illustrator vector art that definitely deserves a serious look. May 31, 2010

Master of Digital Arts

Congratulations to all our graduates of design this year -- for career advancement, you may want to consider a Master of Arts in Digital Arts. This school and curricula looks very promising May 31, 2010

An electronic display on any surface

New technology now enables mass printing of electronic display, with interactive capability to everyday aspects of retail, security, access -- on a variety of surfaces. A new facet for the graphic design field! April 5, 2010

PHYX Keyer for Adobe After Effects

PHYX Keyer is a new collection of keying plug-ins designed to work inside Adobe After Effects CS3 / CS4, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion and Apple Final Cut Express applications. March 22, 2010