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Using Your Blog to Promote Your Business

The entry into the 21st century brought about many changes, and as we move forward toward the second decade we can expect to see even more in the way of promotional technology. Business owners no longer have to rely on expensive newspaper and magazine advertising nor are they limited to promoting a website that does

Design Decisions for Google Chrome Browser Themes

It’s no wonder, Chrome is the current hotbed for designers to turn their creative attention. The Internet browser is the most frequently used application on a computer and Google Chrome is the fastest growing browser.  Chrome has a minimalistic interface and boasts a variety of add-ons similar to Firefox, while attempting to maintain a smaller

How to Create a Good Name for Your Font

These days, nearly anyone can create fonts using software for their computers, but creating a high quality font that people will want to use is a bit more difficult.  There are a lot of aspects that go into designing a font, such as the style, shape of the letters, kerning, serifs vs sans-serif. Designing a

25 Photoshop Portfolio Web Design Tutorials

As a web designer, one of the most important things you can do besides networking is creating a personal portfolio.  When applying for a job, or looking for freelance work, clients will often ask to see a portfolio so they can see if you have an eye for design, as well as confirm that you

How to Become a Better Self-Marketing Graphic Designer

So you’re a freelance graphic designer.  A really good freelance graphic designer, as a matter of fact.  But for some reason you just aren’t getting the business you want.  You do everything you think you’re supposed to in terms of marketing, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Is it possible that while you are hitting all

30 Mudbox Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals

Mudbox is a 3D sculpting and painting tool that is commonly used for character design for movies and games.  First used in Peter Jackson’s King Kong, Mudbox has been rapidly gaining popularity and was acquired by Autodesk, Inc. in 2007, where it has been refined into a powerful competitor to software such as zBrush. In