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Archive for February, 2014

TGD Magazine Issue 1: A Collection of Creative Insights from the World’s Top Creatives

February 28, 2014  |  Samples  |  , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

We here at You The Designer are huge fans of The Great Discontent, an online magazine featuring high quality interviews of world’s top creatives focusing on beginnings, taking risks and lots of creative insights and inspirations. This year, TGD will have their major milestone by making their content into a printed magazine. The idea to have a magazine of creativity through the words from multitude of creative talent in our bookshelves is more than awesome! To fund their first ever issue, Ryan and Tina Essmaker, the mighty duo behind TGD set up a Kickstarter campaign that will end this week. Since it’s...

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3 Steps to Identify Blog Topics that are Relevant to Your Audience

February 28, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Aleyda If you're reading this post right now, chances are that you have experienced this (or know someone who has): You have the deadline of a blog post coming, but you still don't know what to write about. Sometimes you get away by writing about breaking news or a trend in your field, by doing a review of a new product or service, or by covering a recent conference or meetup that you have attended, but you can't do this...

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New Study Shows Original Content Reaches More People on Facebook

February 27, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Chad_WittmanThis post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc. Facebook continues to make significant changes in the news feed. This time Facebook has decreased the importance (technically the "weight") of status updates. With these changes occurring so rapidly in the news feed, many brand managers want to know how to stay on top of it all. ...

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Create a Sleek Metallic 3D Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

February 25, 2014  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

The 3D environment in Photoshop CS6+ provides a variety of options and settings to help you create amazing 3D text effects easily. This tutorial will show you how you can play around with the different settings to create a simple, yet sophisticated, metallic text effect. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Difficulty: Beginner Resources Sail font. Malleable Metal Patterns by WebTreatsETC. Step 1 Create a new 1000 × 1000 px document. Set the Foreground color to #444343 and the Background color to #1c1c1c. Pick the Gradient Tool, choose the Foreground to Background gradient fill, and click the Radial Gradient...

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Featured Artist: The Sophisticated Typography Work by Jackson Alves

February 25, 2014  |  Samples  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

We here at YTD love typography as much as we enjoy looking at projects showcasing lettering and calligraphy. And for our latest featured artist, we will be showcasing the work of another graphic designer who is mainly focused in typography. Meet Jackson Alves, the one man creative force behind Custom Types from Brazil which has been doing typographic work for various agencies and magazines and has been wowing the creative industry with his decorative lettering and sophisticated calligraphy styles.   YTD got the chance to talk to Jackson sharing his creative process, tools and inspirations. Check out the short interview below. Follow what you...

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