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A collection of designs from the 2010 IBM print advertising campaign by Noma Bar.

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Photoshop Tutorials - Adobe Photoshop Tips and Techniques
Learn Adobe Photoshop Tools, Tricks, Tips and Techniques

How and Where to Buy a Website Domain Name
Domain names or website addresses, such as google.com or facebook.com, are available for purchase from many website services or registrars. While of course the names mentioned above are far from available, there are countless website addresses that can be purchased, often whether they are already owned or not.

Preparing Your Graphic Design Layout for Printing
When preparing a document to send to a printer, there are several specifications and elements to include in your layout. These specs help to insure that the printer will provide your final project as intended.

Photoshop Save for Web Tool - How to Use the Photoshop Save for Web Tool
As a graphic designer, you may often be asked to deliver web-ready images, such as photos for a web site or banner ads. The Photoshop “Save for Web” tool is a simple and easy way to prepare your JPEG files for the web, helping with the trade-off between file size and image quality.

Set the Original Preview
As a graphic designer, you may often be asked to deliver web-ready images, such as photos for a web site or banner ads. The Photoshop “Save for Web” tool is a simple and easy way to prepare your JPEG files for the web, helping with the trade-off between file size and image quality.

Photoshop Save for Web Tool - How to Use the Photoshop Save for Web Tool
As a graphic designer, you may often be asked to deliver web-ready images, such as photos for a web site or banner ads. The Photoshop “Save for Web” tool is a simple and easy way to prepare your JPEG files for the web, helping with the trade-off between file size and image quality.

Photoshop Save for Web Tool - How to Use the Photoshop Save for Web Tool
As a graphic designer, you may often be asked to deliver web-ready images, such as photos for a web site or banner ads. The Photoshop “Save for Web” tool is a simple and easy way to prepare your JPEG files for the web, helping with the trade-off between file size and image quality.

Photoshop Save for Web Tool - How to Use the Photoshop Save for Web Tool
As a graphic designer, you may often be asked to deliver web-ready images, such as photos for a web site or banner ads. The Photoshop “Save for Web” tool is a simple and easy way to prepare your JPEG files for the web, helping with the trade-off between file size and image quality.

How to Use the Photoshop Save for Web Tool
As a graphic designer, you may often be asked to deliver web-ready images, such as photos for a web site or banner ads. The Photoshop “Save for Web” tool is a simple and easy way to prepare your JPEG files for the web, helping with the trade-off between file size and image quality.

Photoshop Save for Web Tool - How to Use the Photoshop Save for Web Tool
As a graphic designer, you may often be asked to deliver web-ready images, such as photos for a web site or banner ads. The Photoshop “Save for Web” tool is a simple and easy way to prepare your JPEG files for the web, helping with the trade-off between file size and image quality.

Photoshop Save for Web Tool - How to Use the Photoshop Save for Web Tool
As a graphic designer, you may often be asked to deliver web-ready images, such as photos for a web site or banner ads. The Photoshop “Save for Web” tool is a simple and easy way to prepare your JPEG files for the web, helping with the trade-off between file size and image quality.

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Design Gallery by Veerle Pieters of Duoh!

How to Use the Adobe Illustrator Selection Tool
The Illustrator selection tool is for selecting objects in your layouts, such as shapes and blocks of type. Once selected, you can use the tool to move, transform, or apply any number of filters or effects to the selected objects.

Illustrator Selection Tool - Open or Create a New File
The Illustrator selection tool is for selecting objects in your layouts, such as shapes and blocks of type. Once selected, you can use the tool to move, transform, or apply any number of filters or effects to the selected objects.

Illustrator Selection Tool - Create Objects
The Illustrator selection tool is for selecting objects in your layouts, such as shapes and blocks of type. Once selected, you can use the tool to move, transform, or apply any number of filters or effects to the selected objects.

Illustrator Selection Tool - Choose the Selection Tool
The Illustrator selection tool is for selecting objects in your layouts, such as shapes and blocks of type. Once selected, you can use the tool to move, transform, or apply any number of filters or effects to the selected objects.

Illustrator Selection Tool - Select and Move an Object
The Illustrator selection tool is for selecting objects in your layouts, such as shapes and blocks of type. Once selected, you can use the tool to move, transform, or apply any number of filters or effects to the selected objects.

Illustrator Selection Tool - Resize an Object
The Illustrator selection tool is for selecting objects in your layouts, such as shapes and blocks of type. Once selected, you can use the tool to move, transform, or apply any number of filters or effects to the selected objects.

Illustrator Selection Tool - Rotate an Object
The Illustrator selection tool is for selecting objects in your layouts, such as shapes and blocks of type. Once selected, you can use the tool to move, transform, or apply any number of filters or effects to the selected objects.

Illustrator Selection Tool - Select Multiple Objects
The Illustrator selection tool is for selecting objects in your layouts, such as shapes and blocks of type. Once selected, you can use the tool to move, transform, or apply any number of filters or effects to the selected objects.

An Introduction to Typeface / Letter Anatomy
There is a standard set of terms to describe the parts of a character. These terms, and the parts of the letter they represent, are often referred to as

An Introduction to Typeface / Letter Anatomy
There is a standard set of terms to describe the parts of a character. These terms, and the parts of the letter they represent, are often referred to as

Using Pantone Swatches to Insure Desired Color Results in Printing
When designing for print, a common issue that has to be dealt with is the difference between the color on your computer display and on paper. To deal with this problem, you can use the Pantone Matching System, or PMS. The PMS has an industry standard book of color swatches with reference numbers that you can give to the printer, who will then use ready-made inks that match these numbers to complete the job.

Using Pantone Swatches to Insure Desired Color Results in Printing
When designing for print, a common issue that has to be dealt with is the difference between the color on your computer display and on paper. To deal with this problem, you can use the Pantone Matching System, or PMS. The PMS has an industry standard book of color swatches with reference numbers that you can give to the printer, who will then use ready-made inks that match these numbers to complete the job.

Using Pantone Swatches to Insure Desired Color Results in Printing
When designing for print, a common issue that has to be dealt with is the difference between the color on your computer display and on paper. To deal with this problem, you can use the Pantone Matching System, or PMS. The PMS has an industry standard book of color swatches with reference numbers that you can give to the printer, who will then use ready-made inks that match these numbers to complete the job.

Using Swatches to Insure Desired Color Results
When designing for print, a common issue that has to be dealt with is the difference between the color on your computer display and on paper. To deal with this problem, you can use the Pantone Matching System, or PMS. The PMS has an industry standard book of color swatches with reference numbers that you can give to the printer, who will then use ready-made inks that match these numbers to complete the job.

Using Pantone Swatches to Insure Desired Color Results in Printing
When designing for print, a common issue that has to be dealt with is the difference between the color on your computer display and on paper. To deal with this problem, you can use the Pantone Matching System, or PMS. The PMS has an industry standard book of color swatches with reference numbers that you can give to the printer, who will then use ready-made inks that match these numbers to complete the job.

Using Swatches for Desired Printing Color
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Graphic Design Inspiration - Sources of Graphic Design Inspiration
Sources of graphic design inspiration and ways to spark your creativity.

Museum Directory – A Museum Directory for Graphic Design Inspiration
Visiting museums of all types can be a great source of graphic design inspiration. This museum directory has a focus on modern art, design and technology.

International Graphic Design Schools
Earning a design degree can go a long way in helping to enrich and advance your career in the graphic design industry. There are many schools around the world that offer excellent programs in the various fields of graphic design including industrial design, visual communication, automotive design, health-care design and product design. This list of schools highlights some of the best outside of the United States, according to Bloomberg Businessweek and psdtutsplus.com.

Create a Free Online Portfolio Website
While there are benefits to building a custom portfolio and website, below are some popular sites that make building an online presence quick and easy.

What's Web 2.0 Design All About?
Web 2.0 design often features textures, drop shadows, clean layouts, icons and other design elements. What other features helped shape the look of web 2.0?

Creating a Graphic Design PDF Portfolio
Many graphic software programs, such as InDesign and Illustrator, have the option of exporting a design as a PDF, which allows you to create a PDF portfolio. This PDF portfolio can be a custom designed brochure-style piece showcasing your best work, which can be emailed to prospective clients or employers.

How to Display Your Graphic Design Portfolio
Which kind of portfolio should you go with? Wait, there's more than one? Don't worry, we'll explain 'em all and help you decide which is best for you.

What to Ask Graphic Design Clients in Meetings
At the start of a project, it is important to know what to ask graphic design clients to gather as much information as possible. This will often occur before you have landed a job, as it is necessary to have this meeting to help determine the cost and timeframe of the project.

Charging Hourly vs Flat Rates (Graphic Design Projects)
A common decision to be made when starting a graphic design project is whether to charge a flat or an hourly rate. Each method has pros and cons, as well as ways to work towards a fair deal for both you and your client.

Working in Branding as a Graphic Designer
To create a brand for a company is to create their image, and to promote that image with campaigns and visuals. Working in branding allows a graphic designer or design firm to get involved with many aspects of the industry, from logo design to advertising to copywriting and slogans.

Graphic Design: CMYK Color Model - Description
The CMYK color model is used in printing. Although computer monitors display color in RGB, final printed pieces will be in CMYK, and so it is important to understand this model and the printing process.

Comparing a Mac vs. PC for Graphic Design
One of the most common ongoing debates in the computer world is whether to get a Mac or a PC. Macs, produced by Apple, have often been used in the design world, with the PC (running the Windows operating system) dominating most of the business world. When looking at the two for graphic design work, the focus is on the handling of graphics, color, and type, the availability of software, and overall ease of use.

Five Rules of Effective Website Navigation Design
Navigation is a key component of a website, and here are five rules to follow to help design yours effectively.

Using Texture in Graphic Design
Texture can refer to the actual surface of a design or to the visual appearance of a design. In the first case, the audience can actually feel the texture, making it unique from the other elements of design. In the second case, texture is implied through the style of design. Rich, layered graphics can create visual texture that mirrors actual texture.

The Benefits and Explanation of a Retainer for Work
A retainer is a fee paid for a pre-determined amount of time or work. Most commonly, a percentage of a retainer is paid up-front for a specified number of hours or days of work within a time period.

An Introduction to Graphic Design
An introduction to the basics of graphic design and its different applications.

About Graphic Design - Graphic Design Tutorials and Tips
About Graphic Design provides tutorials and tips on graphic design techniques, career advice, and information on the legal side of design, color, fonts, typography, history, education, software and computers.

Graphic Design Fees for Short-Deadline Projects
When you have clients who want projects done on a short deadline, there are several things to consider before you charge a rush fee.

The Definition of Color Separation in Printing
Color separation is the process by which original artwork is separated into individual color components for printing.

Graphic Design for Print vs. The Web
An overview of the differences between designing for print and for the web, with a a focus on audience, layout, color, technology and careers.

Graphic Design Time Tracking Software
As a graphic design business grows, using time tracking software can help you keep organized, properly bill your clients, set your rates and study your workflow. There are many stand-alone time tracking applications, as well as options that are part of larger project management packages.

Adobe Photoshop Graphics Software
Adobe Photoshop has long been considered essential software for graphic design. Photoshop’s primary functions include photo editing, website design, project layout, and the creation of elements for any type of project.

What to Include in a Website Proposal
A website proposal contains many aspects different from other graphic design proposals, in that technical elements must be addressed along with creative ones. While print proposals do address items such as printing procedures, website proposals must specify web hosting, systems for maintaining content, programs or programming languages to be used and other technical specifications.

Pattern Tap UI Examples - Find UI Examples on Pattern Tap
Pattern Tap is a website that provides design inspiration to user interface (UI) designers. The UI examples are submitted by the community, or contributors, and anyone can join for free.

Pattern Tap UI Examples - Find UI Examples on Pattern Tap
Pattern Tap is a website that provides design inspiration to user interface (UI) designers. The UI examples are submitted by the community, or contributors, and anyone can join for free. Page 2.

How to Create a Graphic Design Project Outline
Before beginning the design phase of a job, it is helpful to create a graphic design project outline. It will provide you and your client with some structure when discussing and creating the pages and elements of a project.

Billing Clients – Business Billing Solutions and Options for Graphic Designers
There are many options for billing clients. Billing solutions include a flat or hourly rate, working on retainer, and setting up payment schedules.

Graphic Design Project Management - Managing Graphic Design Projects
Project management is extremely important to a graphic design job. There are graphic design project management and time tracking software options that will help you stay organized.

Graphic Design Portfolios - Create a Graphic Design Portfolio
A graphic design portfolio is an extremely important business tool, as many companies will choose a designer based on their previous work, and how that work is presented. There are many options for a graphic design portfolio, such as a website or PDF.

Graphic Design Rates - How to Determine Hourly and Flat Graphic Design Rates
Setting your graphic design rates will ultimately determine the projects you land and your income. It is important to calculate an hourly rate and know when to use a flat rate for graphic design projects.

Graphic Design Clients - Working with Graphic Design Clients
When you hold a client meeting, go in knowing what information you would like to gather. By getting a full understanding of the scope of the project, you can create an outline, an accurate estimate, and ultimately prepare the contract.

Graphic Design Business Ideas and Tips
Starting or building a graphic design business can be a daunting task. These graphic design business ideas are tips to help spread the word, show off your work and set your rates, as well as suggestions for meeting with clients and managing projects.

Graphic Design Flat Rates - How to Determine a Flat Rate for Graphic Design Projects
Charging a flat rate for graphic design projects is often a good idea, because both you and your client know the cost from the start. Unless the scope of the project changes, the client doesn’t have to worry about going over budget, and the designer is guaranteed a certain amount.

Graphic Design Flat Rates - How to Determine a Flat Rate for Graphic Design Projects
Charging a flat rate for graphic design projects is often a good idea, because both you and your client know the cost from the start. Unless the scope of the project changes, the client doesn’t have to worry about going over budget, and the designer is guaranteed a certain amount.

Graphic Design Flat Rates - How to Determine a Flat Rate for Graphic Design Projects
Charging a flat rate for graphic design projects is often a good idea, because both you and your client know the cost from the start. Unless the scope of the project changes, the client doesn’t have to worry about going over budget, and the designer is guaranteed a certain amount.

Graphic Design Flat Rates - How to Determine a Flat Rate for Graphic Design Projects
Charging a flat rate for graphic design projects is often a good idea, because both you and your client know the cost from the start. Unless the scope of the project changes, the client doesn’t have to worry about going over budget, and the designer is guaranteed a certain amount.

Graphic Design Flat Rates - How to Determine a Flat Rate for Graphic Design Projects
Charging a flat rate for graphic design projects is often a good idea, because both you and your client know the cost from the start. Unless the scope of the project changes, the client doesn’t have to worry about going over budget, and the designer is guaranteed a certain amount.

Emma Email Newsletters Review – Review of Email Newsletter Marketing with Emma
Emma is an online service that manages email newsletter marketing, from organizing contacts to creating design templates to statistics reporting.

Determining a Flat Rate for Graphic Design Projects
Charging a flat rate for graphic design projects is often a good idea, because both you and your client know the cost from the start. Unless the scope of the project changes, the client doesn’t have to worry about going over budget, and the designer is guaranteed a certain amount.

Graphic Design Flat Rates - How to Determine a Flat Rate for Graphic Design Projects
Charging a flat rate for graphic design projects is often a good idea, because both you and your client know the cost from the start. Unless the scope of the project changes, the client doesn’t have to worry about going over budget, and the designer is guaranteed a certain amount.

Review of the Apple iMac for Graphic Design
The Apple iMac claims to be “the ultimate all-in-one,” and it truly is. While marketed as Apple’s consumer model, the Apple iMac certainly packs enough power to use for professional graphic design, with a lower cost than the Mac Pro. Tools such as iLife and Font Book, and Apple's great handling of colors and fonts, make the Apple iMac an excellent tool for graphic designers.

What to Include in a Graphic Design Contract
Graphic design contracts are important to protect the designer and clearly spell out the terms of an agreement and project. This list describes sections to include in a graphic design contract.

Profile of Graphic Designer Saul Bass
Saul Bass was a Bronx- born graphic designer who took his New York style to California and became famous for his work in film and classic logo design. He studied in New York at the Art Students’ League as a teenager and developed a unique style that is both recognizable and memorable.

Website Wireframes - How to Create Website Wireframes
There are a variety of ways to create a wireframe. They include drawing it by hand, using graphics software or using software created specifically for this task.

Where to Find Illustrations for Graphic Design
Illustration is commonly used in graphic design projects. A beautiful illustration can often grab the attention of your audience just as well as a photograph, and in many cases it can be even more effective. Illustrations are often necessary to “illustrate” a point, such as in graphs, charts and maps or in a set of icons for a website. There are several sources of illustrations, each with advantages and disadvantages in terms of quality, cost and time.

Graphic Design Sketches and Wireframes - Creating Sketches and Wireframes for Graphic Design
Before moving into the actual design of a project, it is helpful to create some simple sketches of the layout.

Graphic Design Project Outlines - How to Create a Graphic Design Project Outline
Using the information collected in client meetings you'll be able to develop an outline of the content and goal of the project, which you can present to your client for approval before proceeding.

Harness Your Creativity - Harnessing Creativity for Graphic Design
Before moving on to the design of a project, take some time to think about creative solutions. This can be helped by brainstorming, visiting museums, reading books, drawing or even just taking a walk.

Graphic Design Client Meetings - What to Ask Graphic Design Clients
Before you can start a project you of course need to know what your client needs. When approached for a new job, set up a meeting to discuss the scope of the work. Be sure to gather as much information as possible.

Email Newsletters - How to Create a Graphic Design Email Newsletter
An email newsletter is an important tool for growing a graphic design business. It is one of most effective ways to spread the word-of-mouth on what type of work you are doing and looking for.

Email Newsletters - How to Create a Graphic Design Email Newsletter
An email newsletter is an important tool for growing a graphic design business. It is one of most effective ways to spread the word-of-mouth on what type of work you are doing and looking for.

Email Newsletters - How to Create a Graphic Design Email Newsletter
An email newsletter is an important tool for growing a graphic design business. It is one of most effective ways to spread the word-of-mouth on what type of work you are doing and looking for.

Estimating Projects - Tasks to Consider
When creating a proposal for a new graphic design job, one of the most difficult steps is estimating the project cost. It can be helpful to break down the necessary tasks to reach a final estimate.

The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines
The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines is an excellent resource that covers pricing and business practices across all types of design professions, contracts, law, professional relationships and more.

Email Newsletters - How to Create a Graphic Design Email Newsletter
An email newsletter is an important tool for growing a graphic design business. It is one of most effective ways to spread the word-of-mouth on what type of work you are doing and looking for.

Email Newsletters - How to Create a Graphic Design Email Newsletter
An email newsletter is an important tool for growing a graphic design business. It is one of most effective ways to spread the word-of-mouth on what type of work you are doing and looking for.

Graphic Design Books - A List of Graphic Design Books for Inspiration
Sometimes the quickest way to get creative inspiration for a project is to see what others have done. You’re not looking to copy anything, of course, but rather see a concept, color, shape, typeface or any other element that might spark your next great idea. This list of graphic design books provides inspiration in different areas of design.

Basecamp - Project Management and Collaboration Software
Basecamp is an excellent online software package that makes project management and collaboration easy. Created by 37signals, the entire Basecamp system is accessed and managed online, so none of the software or data is actually stored on your computer.

Illustrator Pen Tool – How to Use the Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool
The pen tool is perhaps the most powerful tool in Illustrator. It can be used to create countless lines, curves and shapes, and serves as the building block for illustration and design. The tool is used by creating “anchor points,” and then by connecting those points with lines, which can be connected further to create shapes. Use of the pen tool is perfected through practice.

Illustrator Pen Tool – How to Use the Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool
The pen tool is perhaps the most powerful tool in Illustrator. It can be used to create countless lines, curves and shapes, and serves as the building block for illustration and design. The tool is used by creating “anchor points,” and then by connecting those points with lines, which can be connected further to create shapes. Use of the pen tool is perfected through practice.

Illustrator Pen Tool – How to Use the Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool
The pen tool is perhaps the most powerful tool in Illustrator. It can be used to create countless lines, curves and shapes, and serves as the building block for illustration and design. The tool is used by creating “anchor points,” and then by connecting those points with lines, which can be connected further to create shapes. Use of the pen tool is perfected through practice.

Illustrator Pen Tool – How to Use the Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool
The pen tool is perhaps the most powerful tool in Illustrator. It can be used to create countless lines, curves and shapes, and serves as the building block for illustration and design. The tool is used by creating “anchor points,” and then by connecting those points with lines, which can be connected further to create shapes. Use of the pen tool is perfected through practice.

Illustrator Pen Tool – How to Use the Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool
The pen tool is perhaps the most powerful tool in Illustrator. It can be used to create countless lines, curves and shapes, and serves as the building block for illustration and design. The tool is used by creating “anchor points,” and then by connecting those points with lines, which can be connected further to create shapes. Use of the pen tool is perfected through practice.

Illustrator Pen Tool – How to Use the Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool
The pen tool is perhaps the most powerful tool in Illustrator. It can be used to create countless lines, curves and shapes, and serves as the building block for illustration and design. The tool is used by creating “anchor points,” and then by connecting those points with lines, which can be connected further to create shapes. Use of the pen tool is perfected through practice.

How to Use the Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool
The pen tool is perhaps the most powerful tool in Illustrator. It can be used to create countless lines, curves and shapes, and serves as the building block for illustration and design. The tool is used by creating “anchor points,” and then by connecting those points with lines, which can be connected further to create shapes. Use of the pen tool is perfected through practice.

Using Color in Graphic Design
Color is an interesting element of graphic design because it can be applied to any other element, changing it dramatically. It can be used to make an image stand out, to show linked text on a website, and to evoke emotion. Graphic designers should combine their experience with color with an understanding of color theory, including rgb color, cmyk and the hsv color model.

Design a Business Card for Your Graphic Design Business
Whether you are a freelancer or you own your own design firm, it is crucial to have business cards for your graphic design business. A well-designed card with the right content will help you look professional, show off your work, and land new clients.

Adobe Illustrator Type Tools – The Type on a Path Tool
There are several tools for creating type, all found on the Illustrator toolbar, and each with a different function.

Adobe Illustrator Type Tools – The Area Type Tool
There are several tools for creating type, all found on the Illustrator toolbar, and each with a different function.

Adobe Illustrator Type Tools – The Type Tool
There are several tools for creating type, all found on the Illustrator toolbar, and each with a different function.

Computers and Hardware for Graphic Design
Information on computers and hardware to assist in graphic design.

Freelancing - Freelancing as a Graphic Designer
Tips and resources for starting and maintaining a freelance graphic design business.

Graphic Design FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions for Graphic Designers
Frequently asked questions and tips for graphic designers at all levels.

Illustrator Tutorials - Adobe Illustrator Tips and Techniques
Learn Adobe Illustrator Tools, Tricks, Tips and Techniques

Searching for a Graphic Design Job
Where and how to look for jobs in graphic design.

Pricing
Articles on how to determine flat and hourly rates, and tips on dealing with the money side of design.

Graphic Design Clients - Working with Graphic Design Clients
Tips and advice for working with graphic design clients.

Social Networking
Social Networking is an important part of any business. Using social media can help a design business communicate with their clients and similar businesses and find potential projects. Social networking sites such as Twitter, foursquare, Facebook and LinkedIn can all be powerful networking tools for a design business.

Business of Graphic Design
Tips and advice on handling the business side of graphic design, from dealing with clients to project management to setting rates.

Profiles of Influential Graphic Designers
Read profiles of influential designers and figures who contributed to graphic design history.

Education - Pursue an Education in Graphic Design
How to pursue an education in design, including where to go to school and finding internships.

Elements of Design
An overview of the elements that make up design, such as colors, shapes, lines, type, illustrations and images, and how to use them.

Graphic Design Projects - Practice Projects in Graphic Design
Practice design projects for the graphic design community to participate in.

Blogging Websites - Reviews of Sites that Offer Free Blogs
Reviews of sites that offer blogs.

The History of Computers in Graphic Design
The history, and impact, of computers in graphic design.

Contracts - Graphic Design Contracts
Advice on what to include in a contract, samples, and legal issues for graphic designers.

Copyright - Graphic Design and Copyright
Learn about protecting your graphic design work and the copyright laws regarding using the work of others.

Effective Web Design
Learn how to design effective layouts for web sites, which includes consistent design, clear navigation and understanding the issues of dealing with a wide variety of browsers and displays.

Graphic Design Layout - Examples of Success
Examples of well-executed layout in print and web design.

How-To - Design Tutorials and Tips
Step-by-step tutorials demonstrating design and business techniques.

Legal Glossary - Glossary of Legal Terms and Definitions
Listing of legal terms and definitions.

Online Printers - Where To Get Your Graphic Design Jobs Printed
Links to online print shops for completing your graphic design projects.

Online Tools - Helpful Online Tools and Resources
A collection of helpful online tools and resources.

Preparing Graphic Design Works for Print
There are many guidelines to follow when sending jobs to printers. Learn the terms and process so you will be prepared when finishing your next design project.

Print Production Glossary - Glossary of Print Production Terms
A list of terms and definitions related to print production and the printing process.

Recommended Books - Graphic Design Books
Books that will help you with the creative and business side of graphic design.

Recommended Websites - Websites for Graphic Design Inspiration
Recommended websites for design inspiration and tutorials.

Building a Portfolio - Graphic Design Portfolios
A solid portfolio is an essential part of your graphic design career. Get advice on what to include and how to present it.

Graphic Design Interviews - Interviews with Graphic Designers
Interviews with graphic designers, with advice, tips and the inside scoop on their businesses and design process.

iPhone Apps - Reviews of the Best iPhone Apps
iPhone apps can help you manage your business and even perform small design tasks on the go. Find iPhone application reviews and recommendations here.

Design Organizations - Professional Graphic Design Organizations
Professional organizations aimed at helping graphic designers.

Project Management and Time Tracking Software - Software for Managing Graphic Design Projects
As client lists and project sizes grow, turning to project management software is a great way to stay organized by using to-do lists, calendars, collaboration, automated billing and more.

Staying Organized - Organize Your Graphic Design Business
Staying organized is essential to running your graphic design business efficiently.

Website Design - Working as a Web Designer
Tips and Tutorials on website design, web development and related techniques.

Fonts - Where to Get Fonts
Where to get fonts for your design projects, including sites with free font downloads.

Share Your Work - Designers Share Their Graphic Design Work
Designers share their work and information behind their process.

Graphic Design Glossary of Terms
A list of terms and definitions related to graphic design, the printing process, fonts and typography and color.

Tutorials & Tips - Graphic Design Tutorials & Tips
Learn tips and tricks for completing design tasks and to spark your creativity.

Books and Websites - Reviews and Recommendations for Design Books and Websites
Design resources to help spark your creativity, including book reviews, helpful websites, recommended magazines and where to find clip and stock art.

Graphic Design Career Paths - Jobs and Career Paths in Graphic Design
Specific career paths and job options in the graphic design field.

Color Basics - Color in Graphic Design
Learn the basics of color to improve your design sense.

Color - Working with Color in Print Design
How to work with color when designing for print, and dealing with the difference between colors on screen and on paper.

Color Tools - Color Tools and Software
Color tools and software. Graphic Design.

Schools with Graphic Design Programs
Schools with Graphic Design Degrees, Portfolio Programs and Individual Courses.

Essential Tools
The tools you need to become a graphic designer, including computer hardware, software to use and reference books.

Courses - Individual Graphic Design Courses
Where to find individual courses on various topics to improve your graphic design skills and business sense.

Layout - Graphic Design Layouts
All of your design elements, such as type and color, make up your final layout. Learn how to build effective layouts for both print pieces and websites.

Graphic Design Magazines - Magazines About Graphic Design
Recommended graphic design magazines.

Design for Print vs. the Web
Learn the differences between designing for print and for the web, from the audience experience to the actual design process to careers in each field.

Software - Recommended Graphic Design Software
Software is the graphic designer's tool. Get recommendations and reviews to help you decide what software to get for both design and business applications.

Stock Photography and Illustration - Where to Get Stock Photography and Illustration
Where to find stock photography, illustration and vector artwork to use in your design projects.

The Legal Side of Graphic Design
Protect yourself and your work as a graphic designer with knowledge of copyright and contracts.

Typography and Fonts - Using Type and Fonts in Graphic Design
Typography is crucial to almost all design projects. Learn the basic terms, how to use type, and where to get fonts.

Color - Using Color in Graphic Design
Learn how to use color properly in both print and on the web.

Computers & Software - Using Computers & Software in Graphic Design
Computers, and computer software, are the modern tool for design. Learn tips and tricks in the tutorials section, and get recommendations on software and hardware to help your design career.

Graphic Design Basics
Learn what graphic design is, what elements make up good design, the essential tools, hardware, and software for designers, and the difference between designing for print and the web.

History - The History of Graphic Design
The history of graphic design including features on influential designers.

Printing Process - The Printing Process in Design
Learn about how printers work, paper and color selection, and where to get your projects printed.

How to Determine a Graphic Design Hourly Rate
Setting a graphic design hourly rate is important because it will position you in relation to your competitors, determine what your flat rates are for projects, and of course directly affect what you earn.

Graphic Design Hourly Rate - Choosing a Salary and Profit Goals
Setting a graphic design hourly rate is important because it will position you in relation to your competitors, determine what your flat rates are for projects, and of course directly affect what you earn.

Graphic Design Yearly Expenses - How to Determine Yearly Expenses
Setting a graphic design hourly rate is important because it will position you in relation to your competitors, determine what your flat rates are for projects, and of course directly affect what you earn.

Graphic Design Hourly Rate - How to Determine a Graphic Design Hourly Rate
Setting a graphic design hourly rate is important because it will position you in relation to your competitors, determine what your flat rates are for projects, and of course directly affect what you earn.

Graphic Design Hourly Rate - How to Determine a Graphic Design Hourly Rate
Setting a graphic design hourly rate is important because it will position you in relation to your competitors, determine what your flat rates are for projects, and of course directly affect what you earn.

Graphic Design Hourly Rate - How to Determine a Graphic Design Hourly Rate
Setting a graphic design hourly rate is important because it will position you in relation to your competitors, determine what your flat rates are for projects, and of course directly affect what you earn.

Graphic Design Billable Hours - How to Determine Billable Hours
Setting a graphic design hourly rate is important because it will position you in relation to your competitors, determine what your flat rates are for projects, and of course directly affect what you earn.

How to Create Website Wireframes
Website wireframes are simple line drawings that show the placement of elements on a web page. Learn the focus, benefits and elements of a properly constructed website wireframe.

Website Wireframes - What to Include in a Website Wireframe
All of the important elements of a web page should be represented in your wireframe. Use simple shapes instead of actual graphics, and label them.

Website Wireframes - The Benefits of Website Wireframes
With website wireframes, you have the benefit of tweaking a simple line drawing to achieve the desired layout.

The Steps of the Graphic Design Process
When starting a new design project, there are steps of the graphic design process to follow that will help you to achieve the best results. You can save yourself time and energy by first researching the topic, finalizing your content, starting with simple sketches, and getting several rounds of approval on designs.

The Graphic Design Process - Designing Multiple Versions of a Design
While you may knock out the final design in one shot, it's usually a good idea to present your client with several versions of a design.

The Graphic Design Process - Revisions on Designs
Revising your designs to reach a desired result is a common part of the design process.

The Graphic Design Process - Follow the Steps of the Graphic Design Process
When following the steps of the design process, be sure to finish each one before moving on to the next.

Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool – How to Use the Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Learn to use the clone stamp tool in Adobe Photoshop to retouch photos by copying one area of an image onto another area.

How to Use the Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Learn to use the clone stamp tool in Adobe Photoshop to retouch photos by copying one area of an image onto another area.

Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool – How to Use the Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Learn to use the clone stamp tool in Adobe Photoshop to retouch photos by copying one area of an image onto another area.

Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool – How to Use the Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Learn to use the clone stamp tool in Adobe Photoshop to retouch photos by copying one area of an image onto another area.

Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool – How to Use the Photoshop Clone Stamp Tool
Learn to use the clone stamp tool in Adobe Photoshop to retouch photos by copying one area of an image onto another area.

Photoshop Crop Tool - How to Use the Photoshop Crop Tool
The Photoshop crop tool serves two main purposes. The first is to crop, which means to cut out an area of an image by selecting the area that you wish to keep. It is also handy for quickly resizing images. These functions can also be used at the same time to crop and resize a photo (or any type of image) at once.

How to Use the Photoshop Crop Tool
The Photoshop crop tool serves two main purposes. The first is to crop, which means to cut out an area of an image by selecting the area that you wish to keep. It is also handy for quickly resizing images. These functions can also be used at the same time to crop and resize a photo (or any type of image) at once.

Photoshop Crop Tool - How to Use the Photoshop Crop Tool
The Photoshop crop tool serves two main purposes. The first is to crop, which means to cut out an area of an image by selecting the area that you wish to keep. It is also handy for quickly resizing images. These functions can also be used at the same time to crop and resize a photo (or any type of image) at once.

Photoshop Crop Tool - How to Use the Photoshop Crop Tool
The Photoshop crop tool serves two main purposes. The first is to crop, which means to cut out an area of an image by selecting the area that you wish to keep. It is also handy for quickly resizing images. These functions can also be used at the same time to crop and resize a photo (or any type of image) at once.

Photoshop Crop Tool - How to Use the Photoshop Crop Tool
The Photoshop crop tool serves two main purposes. The first is to crop, which means to cut out an area of an image by selecting the area that you wish to keep. It is also handy for quickly resizing images. These functions can also be used at the same time to crop and resize a photo (or any type of image) at once.

Photoshop Crop Tool - How to Use the Photoshop Crop Tool
The Photoshop crop tool serves two main purposes. The first is to crop, which means to cut out an area of an image by selecting the area that you wish to keep. It is also handy for quickly resizing images. These functions can also be used at the same time to crop and resize a photo (or any type of image) at once.

How to Use the Adobe Illustrator Type Tools
There are several tools for creating type, all found on the Illustrator toolbar, and each with a different function.

Adobe Illustrator Type Tools – The Vertical Type Tools
There are several tools for creating type, all found on the Illustrator toolbar, and each with a different function.

Photoshop Tool Presets - How to Use Photoshop Tool Presets
Creating tool presets in Photoshop is an excellent way to speed up your workflow and remember your favorite and most-used settings. A tool preset is a named, saved version of a tool and specific related settings such as width, opacity and brush size, all handled through the tool presets palette.

Photoshop Tool Presets - How to Use Photoshop Tool Presets
Creating tool presets in Photoshop is an excellent way to speed up your workflow and remember your favorite and most-used settings. A tool preset is a named, saved version of a tool and specific related settings such as width, opacity and brush size, all handled through the tool presets palette.

How to Use Photoshop Tool Presets
Creating tool presets in Photoshop is an excellent way to speed up your workflow and remember your favorite and most-used settings. A tool preset is a named, saved version of a tool and specific related settings such as width, opacity and brush size, all handled through the tool presets palette.

Photoshop Tool Presets - How to Use Photoshop Tool Presets
Creating tool presets in Photoshop is an excellent way to speed up your workflow and remember your favorite and most-used settings. A tool preset is a named, saved version of a tool and specific related settings such as width, opacity and brush size, all handled through the tool presets palette.

How To Design a Website – Step-by-step
A step by step guide to designing a website, from research and brainstorming to creating wireframes, developing the website and promoting it.

Keeping Website Content Fresh - How to Generate Website Content
One of the best ways to keep people coming back to your site is to keep the it fresh, by continuing to post new content and blogging.

Website Brainstorming - Brainstorming in Website Design
Rather than looking for the perfect idea to be your first, throw out any and all ideas or concepts for a website during brainstorming.

Website Technical Requirements - Decide on Technical Requirements for a Website
Early in the process of developing a website, decisions need to be made regarding the technical requirements of the project.

Website Outlines - How to Write a Website Outline
An outline of a website should include a list of each section to be included on the site, with a description of what type of content will be shown on each page.

Website Wireframes - How to Create Website Wireframes
Wireframes are simple line drawings of website layouts that allow you (and the client) to focus on placement of elements rather than color and type.

Design a Website - How to Design a Website
The focus of a website design should be to present the content. The most common tool to create the initial design is Adobe Photoshop.

Build Web Pages - How to Build Web Pages
When a web design mockup is ready, the pages need to be turned into actual web pages written in HTML and CSS.

Website Development - Developing a Website
Once a website layout is completed in HTML and CSS, it needs to be integrated with the system you have chosen in order to build a functioning website.

Promote a Website - How to Promote a Website
Driving traffic to a website can include optimizing it for search engines, sending newsletters to highlight new content, advertising with Google or with banner ads on other sites, and more conventional methods such as print advertising and word-of-mouth.

Online Printers for Graphic Design Projects
There are many websites that offer online printing for your design projects such as business cards, calendars, stickers, postcards and posters. These online printers offer a multitude of products to choose from with different paper options, processing speeds and delivery options. Depending on what you are printing you can often decide to order recycled paper and choose a matte or glossy finish, along with many other options. Some of the websites will provide you with a free proof to review before placing your order.

Member-Based Organizations for Graphic Designers
Joining a graphic design organization can open up a new outlet for networking to increase your client-base, contact list and list of potential collaborators. Being a member of a design organization can also give you access to events, research options and competitions. This list covers some professional organizations in the design industry.

The Printing Process - Designing for Print
A list of graphic design printing process resources to help make your designs look there best in print. They include printing vendors, glossary terms, and articles.

Graphic Design Pricing - Tools, Resources and Advice
A list of tools, resources and articles to help with graphic design pricing, setting graphic design rates, time tracking and other aspects of the financial side of design.

Graphic Design Pricing - Tools, Resources and Advice
A list of tools, resources and articles to help with graphic design pricing, setting graphic design rates, time tracking and other aspects of the financial side of design.

File Types and File Formats Used in Graphic Design
There are many file types used in graphic design. These file types include image file formats such as JPG files, GIF files and TIFF files and other common file types such as PDF files and PPT files.

7 Types of Website Navigation to Consider
Navigation is a key element of any website. It’s how the user gets from section to section, and to your content. Aside from creating something unique, there are several options for navigation in site design that are quite common, and for a good reason… they help the user browse your site easily.

Using Type Families in Graphic Design
The different options available within a typeface, such as roman, bold and italic, make up a type family.

FreelanceSwitch - Job Listings and Articles
FreelanceSwitch is an excellent online resource for all kinds of freelancers, with a blog full of articles and advice, a freelancers directory, job board, forum and other resources.

What is an OpenType Font? - Definition
OpenType fonts are the current standard in fonts.

The Photoshop Marquee Tool – How to Use the Photoshop Marquee Tool
The Photoshop marquee tool, a relatively simple feature, is essential for several tasks. At the most basic level, the tool is used to select areas of an image, which can then be copied, cut or cropped. There are four options within the tool to select different types of areas: rectangular, elliptical, a single row or a single column.

How to Use the Photoshop Marquee Tool
The Photoshop marquee tool, a relatively simple feature, is essential for several tasks. At the most basic level, the tool is used to select areas of an image, which can then be copied, cut or cropped. There are four options within the tool to select different types of areas: rectangular, elliptical, a single row or a single column.

The Photoshop Marquee Tool – How to Use the Photoshop Marquee Tool
The Photoshop marquee tool, a relatively simple feature, is essential for several tasks. At the most basic level, the tool is used to select areas of an image, which can then be copied, cut or cropped. There are four options within the tool to select different types of areas: rectangular, elliptical, a single row or a single column.

The Photoshop Marquee Tool – How to Use the Photoshop Marquee Tool
The Photoshop marquee tool, a relatively simple feature, is essential for several tasks. At the most basic level, the tool is used to select areas of an image, which can then be copied, cut or cropped. There are four options within the tool to select different types of areas: rectangular, elliptical, a single row or a single column.

The Photoshop Marquee Tool – How to Use the Photoshop Marquee Tool
The Photoshop marquee tool, a relatively simple feature, is essential for several tasks. At the most basic level, the tool is used to select areas of an image, which can then be copied, cut or cropped. There are four options within the tool to select different types of areas: rectangular, elliptical, a single row or a single column.

The Photoshop Marquee Tool – How to Use the Photoshop Marquee Tool
The Photoshop marquee tool, a relatively simple feature, is essential for several tasks. At the most basic level, the tool is used to select areas of an image, which can then be copied, cut or cropped. There are four options within the tool to select different types of areas: rectangular, elliptical, a single row or a single column.

Graphic Design Competitions - Magazine and International Design Awards
Being recognized as a winner in a graphic design competition can give you widespread exposure. It can also get your work in front of the many expert judges that are typically made up of industry leaders. This list highlights some of the most well known competitions and design awards.

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JPG (JPEG): Definition - Graphic Design
JPG files, also known as JPEG files, are a common file format for digital photos and other digital graphics. When JPG files are saved, they use

Free Fonts for Download from Dafont.com
Dafont is a free font website, offering downloadable freeware, shareware, demo and public domain typefaces for windows and mac.

Using the Elements of Design in Graphic Design
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What Is the .GIF Graphic File Format?
GIF files are a format commonly used for graphics presented on websites. GIFs can contain a maximum of 256 colors, and are therefore best for images that contain simple shapes, a limited color palette, text and other elements as opposed to photos.

Graphic Design: TIFF Files - Definition
A TIFF file, or TIF file, stands for Tagged Image File Format. TIF files are a common format for images, especially those used on graphic design.

Key Moments in Graphic Design History 15,000 BC to 1900
A timeline noting key moments in graphic design history from 15,000 BC to 1900, including the first visual communication, the invention of movable type, the opening of the first type foundry, and the development of the first Caslon Old Style font.

How to Use the Grid System in Graphic Design
The grid system in graphic design is a way of organizing content on a page, using any combination of margins, guides, rows and columns. By using the grid system, a consistent design can be achieved through all the pages of a project.

Lipsum.com - Lorem Ipsum Dummy Text Generator
Lipsum.com is an online resource that generates any requested length of Lorem Ipsum dummy text for graphic design projects.

The WayBack Machine Internet Archives
The WayBack Machine allows users to find old web pages in their extensive website archive of billions of web pages.

Working in Advertising as a Graphic Designer
Like many graphic design fields, working in advertising takes you far beyond creating designs and page layouts. While a specific job may be to create a print ad for a campaign, this field requires an understanding of marketing, public relations and consumers.

Graphic Design Skills Needed - Painting or Drawing
You don't need to be a fine artist to be a graphic designer. While it could help your career and your creative side, it is not necessary to be a sketch artist, painter or other type of artist in the traditional sense. Graphic design is about taking elements such as type, photos, illustrations, and color and combining them to create effective messages.

Copyright - the Definition of Copyright
Copyright refers to laws that regulate the use of the work of a creator, such as an artist or author.

What Is Digital Printing? - Definition
Digital printing refers to modern printing methods that use digital files, such as PDFs, instead of printing plates.

The Definition of Offset Lithography
Offset lithography is a process used for printing on a flat surface, using printing plates.

How to Build a Graphic Design Portfolio Without Clients
Getting jobs without work in a portfolio is difficult, as is building a portfolio without jobs. Tracey Halvorsen has some tips to get you started.

Basic Terminology in Typography - Definitions
Basic typography terminology to help with the understanding how type is described and measured.

Photoshop Tools - How to Use the Adobe Photoshop Tools
The tools available on the Photoshop toolbar and menus are the basis for working in the software. Learning tools such as the crop, clone stamp and marquee, and the use of tool presets, will help facilitate design and improve workflow.

Font Types for Web Design: OpenType, TrueType & Postscript
There are several different types of fonts that make up the majority of the fonts found today. The three main types are OpenType fonts, TrueType fonts and Postscript, or Type 1, fonts.

Essential Tools Used in Graphic Design
There are several tools that are essential to graphic design. See how a computer and software, design books, a sketchpad and even other designers can be essential to your design process and business.

Graphic Design Software - Essential Graphic Design Software
Graphics and business-related software are key for graphic design. Products such as the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, content management software, and time tracking software will help you stay creative and organized.

The Noun Project - Website Review
The Noun Project is a website created to build a free collection of symbols. These free icons are useful for all types of design projects including websites, user interfaces and print design.

Instagram for iPhone - Photo Sharing App
Instagram is a free photo sharing app for the iPhone that allows you to take photos, transform them with a variety of filters, and easily share them on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other social networking sites.

Use of Basic Shapes in Graphic Design
Shapes are at the root of graphic design. They are figures and forms that make up logos, illustrations and countless other elements in all types of designs. Altering the size, form, angles, colors and other characteristics of the shapes in a design can significantly impact its message and success.

What Is a TrueType Font?
A TrueType font is a single file that contains both the screen and printer versions of a typeface. TrueType fonts make up the majority of the fonts that have come automatically installed on Windows and Mac operating systems for years.

Billable Invoice Creator With Free Invoice Template
Billable is a free online invoice creator with a free invoice template. The easy to use, one page app allows you to create an invoice online and then print it or save it as a PDF.

Create Color Palettes With Kuler by Adobe
Kuler by Adobe is a great tool for creating color palettes and viewing color palettes created by others. Accessed through a browser, Kuler allows you to easily edit color palettes and save them for use in Adobe applications such as Photoshop or Illustrator.

What Is Spec Work?
Spec work (short for speculative) is any job for which the client expects to see examples or a finished product before agreeing to pay a fee.

Color Models: RGB (Red, Green, Blue)
The RGB model is so important to graphic design because it is used in computer monitors. Therefore, when designing websites and other on-screen projects, the RGB model is used because the final product is viewed on a computer display.

How to Brainstorm in Graphic Design
Before you even begin to create a first version of a design in graphics software, it is important to harness your creativity to come up with concepts and ideas for a project. Unless the winning idea simply pops into your head (it has been known to happen), it is often difficult to sit down and start designing without a brainstorming session.

Work-For-Hire (Creator / Artist) Definition
Work-for-hire refers to the situations in which a creator of a work does not retain the rights to that work. By default, and artist or designer owns the copyright to his or her work. Work-for-hire includes two exceptions to that rule.

How to Organize Your Graphic Design Files
As graphic designers take on more and more projects, organizing the files related to the projects becomes increasingly important.

Using Facebook to Promote Your Graphic Design Business
Facebook is enormously popular, most often thought of as a social tool for friends and family to share photos, thoughts and anything else that the huge Facebook network allows. It is also, however, a powerful business tool. With so many people on one website, it was inevitable that businesses jumped in with profiles, or pages, of their own and by taking advantage of other business opportunities.

Graphic Design: Typography, Color, Layout, Tools & More
Learn the basics of graphic design, from typography to color to layout, tools and more.

Profile of Graphic Designer Paul Rand
Paul Rand was one of the most famous and influential graphic designers in history. He is best known for his logo design and corporate branding, creating timeless icons such as the IBM and ABC television logos.

Start a Graphic Design Firm on a Low Budget
If you can’t afford to start a design business, how can you get into graphic design? One of the best ways is to start small. Starting a career in design doesn’t necessarily mean starting a design “firm,” at least in the traditional sense. You don’t need to start with an office space or employees… your firm, or freelance business, can just be you. While there are some startup costs, a design business can be one with relatively low overhead.

Tips for Handling the Legal Side of Graphic Design
The legal side of graphic design includes important issues such as contracts, copyrights, and the settling of disputes, all of which are key to the success of a design business.

How to Promote Your Graphic Design Business
There are many ways to promote a graphic design business, including blogging, word-of-mouth, email newsletters and social networking. Many of these methods are inexpensive or free, and can lead to increased exposure for your business and new clients.

Graphic Design Schools - Degree Programs for Undergraduate and Graduate Design Students
Attending a graphic design school to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in graphic design can be an invaluable accomplishment towards building a successful career in the design industry. Design schools offer exciting and unique programs to build your skills in design, typography, illustration and other fields. This list of schools highlights some of the best in the United States.

Graphic Design Schools - Degree Programs for Undergraduate and Graduate Design Students
Attending a graphic design school to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in graphic design can be an invaluable accomplishment towards building a successful career in the design industry. Design schools offer exciting and unique programs to build your skills in design, typography, illustration and other fields. This list of schools highlights some of the best in the United States.

Photo and Image Browsing Software – Software for Digital Asset Management
As a graphic designer’s collection of stock photos, PDFs, artwork and other images grows, it is helpful to use software to browse files. Rather than sift through folders, various software packages offer efficient ways to find what you are looking for.

Graphic Design Tutorials - Photoshop, Illustrator and Design How-To
A list of graphic design tutorials to help with your day-to-day design work. They include Photoshop tutorials, Illustrator tutorials and some how-to guides.

Graphic Design Conferences
Attending design conferences is a great way to build your graphic design business. You will often attend lectures, seminars and collaborative events that give you first-hand expert advice. At the same time, just being at a design conference is an opportunity to network with others in your field and walk away with the potential for new projects and clients.

Let's Check Out the Benefits The Freelancers Union Offers
What benefits are offered by The Freelancers Union? Let's take a look to see if the benefits could be of value to you.

Los Logos Review - Review of Graphic Design Book Los Logos
Los Logos is a 400-page showcase of modern logo design. It’s a great graphic design book to flip through to see 3,500 examples of contemporary logos.

Layout - Print Design Layout
Advice and principles to follow to achieve successful print layouts.

Web Design – Working as a Web Designer
Website design, while a relatively new industry, is now an essential part of a company’s image, brand, and advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns.

Payment Schedules – Set Up Payment Schedules for Graphic Design Projects
After working out a budget with a client, it’s important to set up a payment schedule. This helps to keep the project on target and makes both parties comfortable with the payments owed and the work being done.

Choosing a Domain Name – How to Choose a Website Domain Name
Choosing a domain name for you or a client can be a long and tedious process. With so many names no longer available, creating a new one or finding the right one requires research, creativity and sometimes a significant investment. Regardless of whether you are looking for a brand new name or considering purchasing one, the same factors come into play to determine the value of the domain name to your business.

Graphic Design Word-of-Mouth - Using Word-of-Mouth in Your Graphic Design Design Business
At any stage of a business in graphic design, word-of-mouth is one of the most effective ways to land more jobs.

Graphic Design Books – Recommended Books on Graphic Design
Building a library of graphic design books can be very helpful to a designer. Some will be showcase books to look through for inspiration, while others teach design theory or provide tips on running a graphic design business.

Best Typefaces - Top Font Picks for Graphic Design
The best fonts for different types of projects and businesses.

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AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), representing 22,000 members, is the largest and oldest membership organization representing designers. Since 1914, the AIGA has been a place for creative professionals to network and work towards improving graphic design as a profession.