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Ira Glass’ The Creative Gap & How to Overcome it

Ira Glass is an American radio personality and is the host and producer of the famous radio and television show, This American Life. What makes Ira Glass a hero among creatives is the fact that he clearly pointed out what all creatives wished they had heard when they were just starting out. In an interview back in 2009, he gave some powerful advice on how to grow as a creative, be as good as our heroes, and how to close the creative gap in general. So what exactly is the creative gap? When a creative starts out, he usually sees something that inspires him which gets him into the game. He sees that work and he thinks to himself "I also want to create something as good and inspiring as that." He takes a stab at it, but usually what he … READ MORE

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30 Photoshop Tutorials for All Kinds of Designers

Adobe Photoshop is a leading design software preferred by millions of designers all over the world. With proper knowledge of its tools and features, one can create a whole lot of cool stuff – from web interfaces to surreal landscapes. In today's blog post, we've handpicked a wide range of awesome Photoshop tutorials from all over the web and categorized them for easy picking. Whether you're a newbie or a ninja in Photoshop, we're hoping there's something in here which you can learn from. Enjoy! A. Basics 1. New to Photoshop? Get Started Here! 2. A Comprehensive Introduction to Photoshop Selection Techniques 3. How to Use Photoshop’s Pen Tool 4. A Basic Guide to Photoshop’s 3D Tools 5. Learn the Basics of Photoshop in Under … READ MORE

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What is Graphic Design?

What exactly is graphic design? It is a term that has gotten quite popular in the past couple of years especially with the rise of Internet and technology. A quick Google define-search says: "Graphic design is the art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books." Graphic Design Is... While the definition by Google above is correct, I think it's kind of boring and doesn't quite capture what graphic design is all about. A more interesting way of looking at graphic design is problem solving – and being able to create something cool at the same time, too! There are tons of problems all around us. Some can be easily fixed, some requires hard work, and some requires a bit of ingenuity. A famous quote by … READ MORE

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