Tag Archives: resources

Free Vector Resources

Photo: Free by PsychoRatDog I just wanted to share some of the ways I work with Illustrator, some have been useful, some didn’t produce much, but people “tick” differently, so heres a couple of ideas. by Esben Thomsen You can guest write for Creative Curio, too! Dingbats Font dingbats can be an excellent source for […]

Great Resources for Learning Illustrator

Some of you may know that I’m not a traditionally educated designer or Web developer; I learned everything from the Web and it has so far taken about a year and half to master Illustrator to such a degree that I can teach others. I’m not a particularly good designer and I can’t present 40 pages of illustrations on Flickr that is a Bible for other designers, but knowing the tools of your trade guards against sleepless nights wondering “How do I make a grungy brush with flower patterns…?”

11 Must-Have Tools for Web Designers

Go ahead and bookmark this page right now because below you’ll find the most used resources of a web design extraordinaire. A note from Lauren: Several of you have been asking for more articles and information on web design. I don’t have a whole lot of experience in that area, though it interests me; my […]

Picking the Perfect Color Palette

Do you ever struggle to find those elusive perfect colors for a graphic design project? What do you do?

There are many color theming sites out there, like Adobe Kuler and Colour Lovers, but not all of the themes people put together actually work with a real project and there are a lot to dig through.

Are there any “old reliable” color themes you always go back to?

Graphic Design Glossary

In case you missed it up top (or you only read Creative Curio through your feed reader), a new graphic design glossary has been posted! A lot of effort and research has gone into this glossary; I have tried to define everything as accurately and extensively as possible. If you see something that could use […]

Shortcut Shindig – InDesign

It’s time for another shindig! Since we’ve been focusing on InDesign for the past 2 weeks, why not some ID shortcuts? Yes? Good idea! Tools Many of the tools in InDesign I don’t use, but I’ll list them anyway. If there are no comments next to them, it’s a safe bet I haven’t found a […]

Resources for Inspiration

How often do you finally decide to start a project you’ve been meaning to work on only to discover you have absolutely no idea what to do?

I feel like I go through that with every project! What do I do? Research.

There are hundreds of remarkable articles on inspiring websites and Smashing Magazine usually puts together pretty good collections, like 60 Elegant and Visually Appealing Designs. If you’re one a little more for the typography of websites, there are 15 that make the crème de la crème list at I Love Typography.

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