Free Download: 2014 Calendar in PDF, Illustrator (AI), InDesign (INDD) Format


It’s never too early to plan ahead! I’d like to wish whoever’s reading this all health, luck and happiness for the coming year, 2014. And, as a token of my appreciation, dear website visitor, I’d like to offer you a gift of free 2014 calendars in PDF to download, plus the files that created them […]

Whether To Use Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign?


Adobe’s Creative Suite of programs includes some heavy-weight applications that are mainstay tools for millions of graphic designers all over the world. Everyone knows what Photoshop does – it’s the photo-manipulation software. It’s forced it’s way into the English language. You hear kids these days looking at a photo of a model saying “her skin’s […]

Free 2011 Calendars to download in PDF, InDesign and Illustrator formats!

Download Free 2011 Calendars!

Here’s a present for my visitors and subscribers as a BIG “thank you” for all the support and encouragement I’ve received over the year! Every year I send Christmas cards to all my clients with a calendar of the next year on the back. Putting something useful like a calendar on the back of a […]

Make PowerPoint and Excel documents look good with Adobe Illustrator

How to make Excel and PowerPoint documents beautiful

There are two different worlds. There is the world of business and commerce which is fast-pace, practical, utilitarian. And the other is the marketing message which needs to be simple, easily digestible and attractive to the customers. Graphic designers sit between these too worlds. Often our clients will supply documents from the world in which […]

Free open source alternatives to Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator


A guest post from Louise Baker of Zen College Life For web designers, developers and amateur creative types that work with a lot of graphics and image manipulation, the decision of which software to use is an important one. While Adobe Photoshop and its related Creative Suite programs are well respected throughout the world, open […]

Creating icons and illustrations using custom brushes in Illustrator

simple bike icon thumbnail

If you ever need to create a simple but effective illustration or icon and are bored of the effect you are getting with just an outline, it may be an idea to use custom brushes in Illustrator to give your lines a bit of character. Here is a simple trace of a motorbike that was […]

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