You have millions of colours to choose from for your website, which makes choosing a colour scheme an overwhelming decision. Smashing Magazine's guide to choosing colours will help you find the perfect colours.
When you embed any static image onto Twitter, it tries to compress it down as a JPEG to save bandwidth. For photos, that's usually fine; JPEG was designed for photos. But digital art, infographics and screenshots usually look their best in the PNG image format. If you upload those as PNGs, Twitter will still compress them into JPEGs and they might come out crappy. Here's how to fix that.
Branding is a critical part of any company's marketing strategy, which is why many are willing to fork out the cash to hire graphic designers capable of creating stunning visual content that gets their name out there. With the Graphic Design Bootcamp, you can take the first step towards building a career as one of these experts with eight hours of training.
We spend a great deal of time online, which is why companies are eager to hire graphic designers to create digital content for their audiences. However, to get your foot in the door, you'll likely need a few certifications that prove you're capable of working with the right tools. That's where the Graphic Design Certification School comes in.
Sometimes you need a logo. Sure, you might spend days, even weeks, perfecting the brand for your new business or product, but sometimes all you're after is something straightforward, perhaps to help a website, poster or other design pop. In those cases, you might hit up Photoshop and go to town, but as Nathan Dodson explains in this clip, vector is the way to go, even if it takes a little more time.
When it comes to graphic design software, the Adobe Suite is king—and essential for any aspiring designer to master. Fortunately, you can score a trove of Adobe Suite training with the Adobe Web and Graphic Design Master Package. Featuring 135 design courses, this colossal collection is the only resource you need to become an absolute Adobe pro.
Working in graphic design usually involves tight deadlines and heavy workloads. That’s why it’s essential for designers to shave time off the process when they can.
Fortunately, Noun Project is here to help. Grab this deal, and you’ll have access to over 400,000 royalty-free images to use in your day-to-day tasks. For a limited time, Lifehacker readers can get two years of Noun Project for only $63.70 AUD .
Getting your typeface right in an image is important to designers and non-designers alike. Once you've got a handle on the basics, this free ebook teaches the more advanced tricks of combining multiple typefaces.
The last time we mentioned Labeley, it was best at making custom labels for homebrewed beer, without forcing you into a complicated image editor. It's still great for that, but the webapp can now make more labels for more occasions, and can even professionally print them for you if you want.
Virtual-reality is set to explode in the coming months, with Sony, Razer, Oculus/Facebook and HTC all releasing high-end headsets that take VR to a new level. During Nvidia's GTC technology conference in Silicon Valley, we were given a hands-on demonstration of the HTC Vive in a variety of gaming and work situations. Over the course of an hour, we battled Imperial stormtroopers with a lightsaber, explored the International Space Station with NASA astronauts, scaled the summit of Mount Everest, and designed a bespoke BMW sports car. Early verdict? Virtual reality is legit.