If you are a graphic designer in today’s market, you’ve made your fair share of mistakes. Our jobs are becoming more demanding every day, as we are regularly required to multitask and handle multiple projects with very tight deadlines. Hopefully, though, as you progress and grow Continue reading “7 Common Mistakes New Graphic Designers Make”
If you’re like most graphic designers, there comes a time when you will need to resort to cutting an image away from a background. While there several different tools you can use to do this within Photoshop, the magic wand tool is one of my favorites–and generally also one of the Continue reading “Perfecting the Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop CC”
Every so often, a company needs a freshening up. The world’s major brands know it–just run a Google search for Pepsi-Cola’s logo progression and you’ll see what I mean. Even we here at Cinderhawk know that, as we just recently finished updating our own logo and website.
That being said, the decision to redesign your logo is not one to be taken lightly. Continue reading “7 Reasons to Redesign Your Old Logo Right Now”
I graduated from college with a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design almost 4 years ago. I was hired into my field just a few months after graduation, and in that time, I’ve learned a great deal about the industry and the process of design that nobody ever told me in college. Continue reading “10 Things No One Told Me About Being a Graphic Designer”
Hey there fellow designers! Are you looking for a quick and easy way to jazz up that logo you just finished, but aren’t sure what you can really do to help it? Look no further! The following tutorial will allow you to add a subtle but classy gloss effect to any text (or object!) in just a few simple steps. Please note that this tutorial assumes you know the basics of Adobe Illustrator, but if you have any questions, feel free to comment and I will be more than happy to help you out! Continue reading “Tutorial: Create a simple glossy text effect in Illustrator”