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Category "Art & Design"

Where to get free graphic design software

Where to get free graphic design software

Lots of websites claim to offer free graphic design software. When you read further down the page though, those same sites are often only offering free trials of expensive products. Fortunately, plenty of programs exist that are truly free to use, and perform a range of graphic design functions to a high standard.
How to design a book cover?

How to design a book cover?

With increased self-publishing opportunities, many authors are wondering how to design a book cover. Book covers may be judged as works of art by critics like NYT book reviewer Joseph Sullivan, but they are primarily an advertisement for content. What does book cover design entail?
How to make your own book

How to make your own book

If you had no luck in getting published by a major publisher, or just want to print your own, well-crafted, fully formed book to show off to friends and family, self-publishing, or on-demand publishing has become quicker, easier, and can be done in seconds thanks to the internet.
How to make a comic book?

How to make a comic book?

To create your own comic all you need are sketching pens and paper and visual imagination. You could use a computer too. To make your own book of graphic stories start here.
Sir Speedy: The facts

Sir Speedy: The facts

Based in Mission Viejo, California, United States, Sir Speedy is a printing, copying and document management company. Now with over 1,000 franchises in 26 different American States, it has grown since its foundation in 1968 to become one of the world's largest companies of its kind.
What is creativity?

What is creativity?

Sometimes, you may wonder what creativity is, or if you are a creative person. Fortunately, there is no true way to define creativity. Of course, you could look it up in the dictionary, but in order to be a true thinker, one must have innate creative intelligence. This article will help you to broaden your mind upon the many types of creativity you probably witness daily.
How to get into wrought iron design

How to get into wrought iron design

Wrought iron is worked iron, or iron being repeatedly worked under a hammer. It consists of iron and a slag that is glass-like and contains siliceous slag. This article provides a guide on how to get into wrought iron design.
How to draw chibis

How to draw chibis

Chibi characters are a Japanese phenomenon that literally means "short person". It is a term, which is popular amongst fans of anime and manga cartoons and used as a description for cute people and animals. Artistically, chibi characters tend to have over-sized or under-sized features, such as eyes and noses, in order to emphasise their character. This article will explain on how to draw chibis.
How to draw skulls?

How to draw skulls?

A human skull drawing can be very difficult as it involves drawing a 3D object in a 2D format. This article explains how you can do it in simple step-by-step instructions.
A biography of Allison Smith

A biography of Allison Smith

Allison Smith is an American sculpture artist who lives in New York and focuses on creating pieces that demonstrate how political meaning can reside in forms which are considered beautiful while using history as a way to comment on current events affecting our lives.
How to paint a rose?

How to paint a rose?

Flowers are a popular subject matter for any artist, due to their vibrant colours, aesthetic beauty and romantic connotations. Wild roses are an especially popular flower to paint, whether the artist is an expert or a beginner in the field and the results can be magnificent. Read through this tutorial if you would like more information on how to paint a rose.
How to make a saleable birthday card

How to make a saleable birthday card

Birthday cards are sent with warm wishes and greetings. A handmade card is a personal way to show someone how much you care. The birthday card will be a keepsake for years to come. It's easy to make your own birthday cards from home. The materials are simple and completely affordable. So, why not design and print your own cards and postcards online. Customised and photo personalised online cards can be a fantastic gift and if you get good enough, they can even be saleable. So, go on try creating customised cards now!
How to learn Chinese brush painting

How to learn Chinese brush painting

There is no doubt that traditional Chinese art is one of the most beautiful forms of art that exists. When it comes to having a go at Chinese brush painting yourself however, there are several considerations to take into account. The essential thing about this art form is the way in which the materials used can have a major impact on the results. Here, we will look at the five most important factors in Chinese artwork.
Five fun uses for train clip art

Five fun uses for train clip art

Train art can be used for all different art projects. We have a look at five fun things to do with train clip art and where to put pictures of trains.
A guide to buying yard art

A guide to buying yard art

If you thought that ornamental outdoor art begins and ends with garden gnomes and fairy garden statues, then think again. In recent times, all manner of experts have been telling us that we should furnish our exteriors with as much care as we do for our interiors. Unfortunately, fashions are forever changing and it is not easy to keep up with the latest in yard art. Here follows a brief guide.