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60-Seconds 306: What gave you the inspiration to become a graphic designer

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In my previous 60-Seconds column I explained an event from my youth that inspired me into the graphic design field. I then asked readers what inspired them into the design fields. Some responses tumbled in, and I asked the same question in several of the LinkedIN groups which concentrate on graphic design. I got zero response in two of the groups, but one produced some good stories. Here are just a few selected comments from readers. January 29, 2014

5 SEO Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know for 2014

A lot of people are wondering if SEO is dead. Things are getting awfully nasty in the search industry these days -- but we want to THANK Jayson DeMers of Entrepreneur.com for putting this article into our guest submissions box! It's important information for all Web Designers. January 28, 2014

Creative Update #165: Graphics for Games, Logos, Contests and Coffee

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We round out January and launch into February with this Creative update ... here we go: creative 2013 Search for Canada’s 150th logo stirs graphic design challengecreative 2013 Jessica is back ... this time : Starbucks!creative 2013 Teen starts home-based graphics business creative 2013 GRAND THEFT needs GRAND Typography creative 2013 Design Spec sometimes pays off . . . creative 2013 Deborah Sussman interview
... and more ! January 27, 2014

FrostyGlass Effects for Final Cut Pro X Released on FxFactory

For you video producers out there, here's an awesome package from the folks at FX Factory that brings interactive, animated frosted glass to your tool box in Final Cut Pro X. Some really unique transitions and markers here. January 25, 2014

MyBloc Delivers First And Only 3D App For Social Networking

For online marketers and social networking gurus, MyBloc is the very first app that allows users to view all of your social networks in a single three-dimensional cube. January 24, 2014

'A Picture Book of Snowy Owls' Combines Photography and Verse, Portraying the Winter Habits of These Majestic Birds

We don't often talk outside of the graphic design universe. But this is probably photojournalism at its best! The wildlife photography of Bryan Shane and poetic verses from Patricia Lafferty come together in this unique book that tells the story of the life and habits of Snowy Owls! January 24, 2014

Scan Business Cards And Turn Them Into Contacts With Contact Snapper

How often have you wanted to get those business cards into digital form? This program makes it fairly easy, and lets you database all those contacts January 23, 2014

Photoshop Valentine's Madness Tutorials, Brushes, Clip Art

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Happy Valentine's Day . . . happy tutorial hunting! Lots of spam and craziness out there so be careful. For this issue we decided to play it clean and get you some cool stuff! So here goes : Valentine's Madness Hearts on a sun rays background wallpaper exclusive tutorial Valentine's Madness The Graphics Fairy brings FREE Clip Art Valentine's Madness Heart in Envelope Icon Psd Tutorial
Valentine's Madness Create a beautiful love wallpaper Valentine's Madness Photoshop Heart Wing Logo Photo
Valentine's Madness Valentine's Love Poster . . . and MORE
January 22, 2014

Resume Star Bets You'll Score the Interview

Resume Star 1.0 for iOS, which produces a professionally typeset PDF resume right on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Resume Star is a full-featured resume generator App, with an interesting twist: You only pay for the software if you land the interview. January 21, 2014

The Secrets of Free Advertising

The opportunities for getting free advertising for your product or services are limited only by your own imagination and energies. January 20, 2014