Money vs. security: a freelance dilemma

When I first began freelancing, I cheated somewhat. I still had a full-time job. My goal was to phase out the job as I became …

CMYK & RGB: What they are and how they work

cmyk-rgbOne thing that you’ll need to know if you’re going to be designing, is how the colors that you see on your computer screen differ …

Where to get free fonts

fontsEveryone loves a list such as “101 places to get free fonts,” but who actually has the time to click through and research all 101 …

The 5 elements of design

desktop4One of the negative consequences of the advances in computing power is the notion that all you need is a computer to be a designer. …

Picture Perfect: Aspect Ratio

help_bad_stretchedIf you have yet to do so, read my article about resolution, in which I covered re-sizing images, a topic that has everything to do …

Where to get Photoshop for free? And other stupid questions with legitimate answers …

question-markQ: Where to get Photoshop for free?

A: You can use a peer-to-peer (P2P) software service or a bit torrent software to download and/or capture …

Design movie posters for a living?

shrekposterThis sounds like one of the coolest jobs on earth, yet I had never considered what designing movie posters for a living would be like …

Outsourcing upgrade: Cloud commuting

Cloud commuting is a fairly new term — an upgrade if you will — for outsourcing. Outsourcing has suffered a bum rap from people whose …

Picture Perfect: Resolution 101

This is one of the fundamentals of graphic design and a very important part of maintaining a great relationship with your printer! Resolution.

Resolution is …