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Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers » Highlight text affect in illustrator cs5

Wednesday 21 March 23:57:02 UTC 2012

Evening all, Can anyone shed some light on how to give text/type used in illustrator CS5 the highlighted effect, where there is a block of colour behind the copy. I have added a example of what i am trying to achieve below. Screen shot 2012-03-21 at 23.24.46.jpg Attached Images File Type: jpg Screen shot 2012-03-21 at 23.24.46.jpg (12.6 KB) [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers » unpaid work experience and blah blah

Wednesday 21 March 22:11:29 UTC 2012

Hey! :) so I'm currently in my first year of doing Art and Design Nat dip. I'm specialising in Graphics and illustration and I wanted to know how easy it is to get unpaid work experience? I want to go round to the graphic design companys in my area and ask, I basically don't care if I make tea and coffee … [Link]

Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – Design Inspiration & Tutorials » Daily Inspiration #1088

Wednesday 21 March 21:10:35 UTC 2012

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo. … [Link]

Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – Design Inspiration & Tutorials » Fantastic Watercolor Illustrations by Thony Silas

Wednesday 21 March 20:26:10 UTC 2012

It's been quite some time now since the last time we've featured watercolor illustrations, which are by far one of or favorite illustration techniques. These illustrations usually get super stylish and very beautiful, just like these, by Thony Silas. Thony Silas is a Brazilian illustrator and he definitely has mastered the watercolor technique. Each image is better than the other, and … [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers » Facebook Logo & Timeline Design

Wednesday 21 March 19:12:23 UTC 2012

Hi, I just recently got photoshop back, so I designed a timeline for a FB page, as well as a logo as my first pieces, I used to dabble with it about 4/5 years ago so I'm just getting back to grips with it Looking for some feedback? Thanks much appreciated rstGFX.jpg rstGFXlogo.jpg Attached Images File Type: jpg rstGFX.jpg (34.9 KB) File Type: jpg rstGFXlogo.jpg … [Link]

Design Inspiration | How to Design a Website » 12 Awesome Websites With “Earthy Tones”

Wednesday 21 March 18:08:02 UTC 2012

I recently met with two new clients to discuss the development of their websites. I typically like to see if there are any specific colors they’d like to use, along with any preferences they may have towards layout and content. I was quite surprised to hear both of them tell me they liked, “earthy tones”. I couldn’t say I’d ever … [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers » Sliding text in html5 or js?

Wednesday 21 March 17:22:23 UTC 2012

A client wants to have his testimonials moving across the screen. I have used Easyslider before which was pretty easy… is that the way to go still – or should I be using something in html5? If I do use Easyslider do I make the quotes as images? Thanks for any help! [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers » Have you seen this ?

Wednesday 21 March 16:30:36 UTC 2012

Pretty funny LOL [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers » Got a graphic/website design related website/blog?

Wednesday 21 March 16:22:32 UTC 2012

Just a quick one. I am trying to push the forums up the search results for the term 'Graphic Design'. If you have a graphic or website design related website or blog could you add a link to the forum? I know a lot of you already have and many thanks to you but need more links in from design related … [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers » Change of Scenery? – We're Hiring! Designer/Artworker – Permanent Role

Wednesday 21 March 14:04:18 UTC 2012

Blue Ant is a design and production company, producing innovative and memorable displays for exhibitions, corporate events, museums, visitor attractions, theatres and retail environments. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic design and production company especially if you're looking for a lifestyle change out of London (or other parts of the UK!). The role will be based in our … [Link]

DesignM.ag » Web Critique #8: Abduzeedo.com

Wednesday 21 March 13:48:47 UTC 2012

Web Critiques is a take on examining a current piece of web art and breaking it down. We show off the good, the bad, dos and dont’s, why and how it works (or doesn’t), and the list goes on.With every Web Critique we choose to focus on things that are relevant to the website and how they’re trying sell their … [Link]

Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – Design Inspiration & Tutorials » Typography Mania #124

Wednesday 21 March 13:12:12 UTC 2012

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography design works on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Users can submit their typography designs. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go … [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers » Anyone recommend any improvements on this?

Wednesday 21 March 12:49:24 UTC 2012

Sorting out a poster for a friend were he wants some of the stuff in 3D So I have been doing the main text in cinema 4d before I render it out into illustrator I don't know if its just me but something doesn't feel right with the lighting. what do use think? http://imageshack.us/f/824/2twisted~ google_ad_section_end –> [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers » Mobility Printing

Wednesday 21 March 12:24:34 UTC 2012

Hi All, We are conducting some market research around the topic of Mobility and readability and would like to see how the UK fares compared with the rest of Europe in terms of how people gather and consume information. We would be very grateful if you could take two minutes to fill in the below survey. Mobility Survey Thanks! :) In their recent Global Sex Survey, Durex discovered that only half of people worldwide used condoms when they lost their virginity, risking exposure to STIs and AIDs. According to Durex, part of the problem is that talking about condoms and safer sex is still really embarrassing for young people. In response to this, Durex has launched the Naked Box Global Design … [Link]

Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – Design Inspiration & Tutorials » Architect Day: Metaform

Wednesday 21 March 11:30:10 UTC 2012

Formed in Luxembourg, Metaform atelier d'architecture is a team of different nationalities. They have a very interesting variety of residential projects, both collective and single-family homes. metaform.lu The office formed in Luxembourg, Metaform has a team of architects with different nationalities. Shahram Agaajani, born in Iran, Christelle Chevalier, born in France and Sebastien Bizarro, born in Belgium, all of them … [Link]

Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – Design Inspiration & Tutorials » Acid Illustrations and Street Art by Smithe

Wednesday 21 March 4:28:53 UTC 2012

It's really cool to see how an artist create his own universe by assimilating and creating relationships between symbols and images. Smithe got a serious relation with the concepts of construction, destruction, structure and the self as we can see on most of his artworks. You can see more stunning artworks like these at his Tumblr, also follow him on … [Link]

You The Designer » Which Makes a Better Logo Design: Typographic or Symbol?

Wednesday 21 March 3:24:01 UTC 2012

A well-designed logo is a unique combination of business and art. With an assortment of well-chosen variables, it conveys the type of business, as well as the corporate philosophy, and is often the first and most essential element of any branding initiative. Why? Because it’s the first thing your consumer sees. And it either grabs their attention or it doesn’t. … [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers » Stuck for ideas. Any help is good help! Informational design

Wednesday 21 March 2:52:45 UTC 2012

Hello, my name is Kieran and i am a uni student in the UK. I have been given a project about 2 weeks ago where my final outcome is to make an A2 poster in the style of a "Informational Design" (for those of you who havent seen these or dont know what they are, here is a link to an … [Link]

Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for UK designers » Stuck for ideas. Any help is good help! Informational design

Wednesday 21 March 2:51:52 UTC 2012

Hello, my name is Kieran and i am a uni student in the UK. I have been given a project about 2 weeks ago where my final outcome is to make an A2 poster in the style of a "Informational Design" (for those of you who havent seen these or dont know what they are, here is a link to an … [Link]

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