Learning the nuances of the Illustrator pen tool takes time and practice. Many years ago, I found an exercise created by Belgian-based web/graphic designer, Veerle. I've often used her exercise as an in-class project for my beginner design students. This post shares tips and provides videos of completing this beginner pen tool exercise.
This post is based on the skills and exercises I teach my beginner design students during a project where we make two-letter logotypes using our initials. Watch videos and get how-to tips for making your own initial/monogram logo.
Ever wanted to delete your messages in Gmail on your iPhone by swiping? Yep, me too! My default swipe settings were configured to archive my messages, not to delete unwanted messages. Here are quick how-to instructions for setting deletion as your default swipe action for unwanted messages in the Gmail application on your iPhone.
Both WordPress and Statamic content management systems are built on PHP. Just like many other programming languages, PHP's syntax for OR is two vertical lines; PHP's syntax for AND is two ampersands &&. Alternatively, the words "and" and "or" may be used, too. Here are some code examples.
There likely will come a time when you want to use two different computers, as two users, during a virtual meeting. Have you tried it? It often goes poorly due to audio feedback. Here are a few tricks to help you make this a success.
Today, I found a handy online tool called URL Slug Generator. It takes a string, or in layman's terms, words, and turns them into slugs.
I hate doing repetitive work, so this tool is a great find! This tool will decrease the time it takes me to rename dozens of PDF files that are currently in caps and include spaces.
Sorting out how to share and save files in Adobe programs can be challenging. PDFs are incredibly confusing for new designers because they can be generic, specialized for specific apps, or interactive. This post shares insight on saving and using PDFs, specifically in Photoshop.
For newbie designers, I recognize that often simple tasks taken for granted by more experienced designers can become roadblocks. One task that can stop new design students dead in their tracks is how to get a specific font into PhotoShop. If this is you, don’t worry; adding a font to PhotoShop is relatively easy, and this post explains how to do it. The problem An online design tutorial may...