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Nothing beats fun communications like Comics ... try Comic Draw, the Comic Creation App

Comic Draw, a full-featured comic creation and publishing application for iPad makes it real fun to generate awesome comics and comic style layouts. April 27, 2017

Creative Tidbits #228: Free Vectors, Tumblr Type, Creativity, Sketch and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

This issue focuses on essays that are important to the overall scheme of graphic design. But it's not all work and no play -- we got free vector art along with insights into a really fun drawing app that does other stuff too!

  • 20 Free Vector Pallet Wood Textures in AI, EPS & PNG Format
  • I didn’t know Sketch could do that!
  • Creativity on Demand
  • Stereotype Tumblr
April 25, 2017

Paying your royalties just became a lot easier and accurate

 OFFICER solutions launches Fox 1.0 - New Royalty Software Do you sell product -- fonts, games, photos, graphics -- that requires you to pay royalties? It can become a nightmare unless you've got the right management software. Make your payments right, right now. April 25, 2017

Free Explosive and Holographic iMessage Sticker Packs

Red Giant has just released Blockbuster and Holomoji, two all-new sticker packs for iOS users. Designed by Red Giant filmmaker Seth Worley and iOS developer Micah Lanier, the sticker packs leverage the very best of Red Giant motion graphics and visual effects to bring a sense of Hollywood action to iMessage conversations. April 24, 2017

Creative Tidbits #227: Free Fonts, logo tips, Fake News, Photoshop Ethics and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Here we go ... running a little late on this one, should have posted it last week! But hey, I'm just having too much fun with Designing Women and the spring of things! Here, follow along:

  • Light & Feather: 4 Free MockUps
  • 25 logo design tips from the experts
  • The strange story of the world's most famous logo
  • Art Nouveau and Ballpark style from
  • Fake News? Rethinking The Ethics Of Photoshop
April 15, 2017

Facebook Friends: Kay Johannes, Crystal Owen, Colette Bradford, Sharla Fell and Tory Gallery

As we flow into April, we've passed the first day of spring and we continue to highlight our Designing Women friends on Facebook. I'm really impressed with so many designers who lean toward the fine arts -- and of course a fine arts background makes for good graphic designers! This edition welcomes five friends -- we are pleased to introduce you to Designing Women on Facebook Kay Johannes Designing Women on Facebook Crystal Owen Designing Women on Facebook Colette Bradford Designing Women on Facebook Sharla Fell and Designing Women on Facebook Tory Gallery! Have fun visiting their works! April 5, 2017

Photoshop Tutorial: The Essential Guide to Creating Vintage-Style Posters

Vintage means "antique" or from a particularly fine year (when it comes to wines.) To be an "Antique" in the U.S. it has to be at least 50 years old. Except for automobiles, and that's 25 years old. Much of the "vintage" simulations you see online aren't really "vintage" but what someone thinks is vintage. In Europe and the Middle East, designers will use the term "vintage" just to get clicks, including any look from the 1970s, back to pre-historic. We're thrilled to have Annabelle provide us with this poster design that seems to simulate a poster from the Art Deco period. April 4, 2017

60-Seconds #341 : Is this really necessary? What are they thinking?

Have you revisited a site from your past recently? Were you shocked at what you found? At one point I stopped tracking spam sites. They had ALL become spam sites. But then, while researching the new iPad Pro, Google referred me to the site of an old friend "Cult of Mac", so I clicked to go there ... there was a loud whooshing sound as it took my breath away! WTF is THIS? April 2, 2017

Designing Women : Sisters Gulassa, Missy Meyer, Gemma O’Brien and Mahima Mahajan

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As we near the end of March, our field trip brings us from Vienna to Santa Cruz, from Phoenix to India and to world-class design studios of Designing Women! In this issue we visit Designing Women on Facebook Sisters Gulassa, Designing Women on Facebook Missy Meyer, Designing Women on Facebook Gemma O’Brien and Designing Women on Facebook Mahima Mahajan! Enjoy these and don't forget if you'd like to share your favorites, just let us know! March 22, 2017

22nd Annual Designing Women : Michela Picchi, Amanda Jane Jones and Amy Cox

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As we go along, we're picking up more and more talent to visit --and we've had several good nominations in the works. It's all about taking a broad look at this fresh and unique talent. Dear readers, I'd like to introduce you to Designing Women on Facebook Michela Picchi, Designing Women on Facebook Amanda Designing Women on Facebook Jane Jones and Designing Women on Facebook Amy Cox! March 21, 2017