Free 2015 Calendars as PDF, Illustrator and InDesign files for Download!

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Here are free 2015 Calendars to download in PDF, INDD, AI and other formats. The other files that are included here are the Adobe Illustrator (AI) and Adobe InDesign (INDD) I used to create them. I also have legacy files so they can be opened by older versions of Adobe software. Free 2015 Calendars to download as PDFs Below is a free 2015 calendar on a landscape letter … [Read more...]

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 in Illustrator (AI) and InDesign (INDD). Free 2014 Calendars to download as … [Read more...]

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 been Photoshopped". … [Read more...]

What you need to start a graphic design business

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It pains me to think of the $3000 I spent on a Mac Performa 6400 complete with a huge monitor and in-built 28K dial-up modem in the mid-90s. The machine chugged along like an aging donkey and the information super-highway felt more like a traffic jam. I wish I was starting now with readily available broadband connections and quality computers at affordable prices! The most … [Read more...]

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 Christmas card creates extra value. Single page 2011 Calendar in Illustrator … [Read more...]

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 they work. These will … [Read more...]

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 source software is making some big gains in … [Read more...]

Creating icons and illustrations using custom brushes in Illustrator

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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 transformed with the aid of a couple of new brushes I'd created in Illustrator. The whole process … [Read more...]

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