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Graphic Design : How to edit vector pattern files in Illustrator

Thanks to Adrian Bidea of VectorPack.net for sending in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, with tips on editing pattern files in Adobe Illustrator. Quite often some of the problems involved with Illustrator patterns is getting them to fit the overall scene correctly. You either have to rework the pattern, or create a new one. This tutorial will make life much easier.... December 31, 2013

Convert lettering, type, photos, drawings, or art into Artistic Chalkboard designs and signs

s we highlighted in the Gallery for the Fall Fonts Fest, chalk art is a growing craze that really takes a lot of talent. Well, now there's a very cool App for Macintosh and Windows that may reduce a lot of the need for talent because it actually simulates chalkboard art! Amazing! December 17, 2013

Vintage Holiday Cuts copyright free clip art on CD-ROM

They call this "clip art" but it's really more than that. It's a window to yesterday while providing inspiration for tomorrow. Hope you enjoy these, and have a wonderful holiday! Don't forget the Publisher's Warehouse Holiday Gift center is open too . . . enjoy November 30, 2013

Vintage Holiday Vignettes copyright free images and resource art on CD-ROM

Whether you need to whip out a quick newspaper ad, set up a banner for the mall, order up holiday tshirts, or decorate holiday cards and decorations, you'll need some resource materials that are copyright free. The wonderful clip art collections that include Vintage Holiday Cuts are low cost, and provide the ready-to-go creative spark you're looking for. November 30, 2013

Vintage Greeting Cards offer rich design inspiration

Each year we look at the most fun and most beneficial finds out there for both inspiration and for idea-starters for graphic designers. These are just two of the great selections of vintage holiday collections. When they're from Dover, you also can be sure they are copyright screened. They are so low cost, you almost cannot afford not to get them -- specially now that they're all on CD! Enjoy! November 29, 2013

Vintage Holiday Vector Clip Art and Embroidery Designs

This classic collection of vector clip art and embroidery designs is not only very low cost, it's all completely editable. So the base collection becomes a limitless collection of potential original art that you create in Adobe Illustrator or your favorite vector editing program. Okay -- the second package says it's for Machine Embroidery, but designers can easily see there's an entire collection of color palettes and inspiration there, even if you don't actually use the first file! November 29, 2013

Vintage Thanksgiving Art, Crafts Clip & Coloring Pages

This collection is a lot of fun, and we've included these because they're useful in so many ways. Artists and designers involved in any form of illustration, layout, design, screen printing, garment printing, interior design, set design, crafts, scrapbooking, decoupage, assemblage, and others can find these a great source of holiday image. November 28, 2013

Vintage Thanksgiving Vignettes for Designers and Illustrators

Happy Thanksgiving . . . we're enjoying all the art and style from many past Thanksgivings, and featuring this collection of copyright free art for the holiday season. There's a treasure trove of great inspiration for designers, illustrators, crafts people, scrapbookers, and other creatives available out there. . . please enjoy November 28, 2013

Entries flood for the Nanjing 2014 Olympic Medal Design Competition

From Bangladesh to Belarus, entries have flooded in from all corners of the world for the International Olympic Committee’s competition to design the medal for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. And, with just four weeks to go until the deadline for submissions, IOC President Thomas Bach has urged young designers not to miss this historic opportunity. November 11, 2013