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July 25, 2009
How to use OCR in Adobe Acrobat
How to use OCR in Adobe Acrobat

Most freelancer probably had to go through this at some point in their career, a client either gives you a sheet of paper with the text on it and gets no digitalized version of it, or he gives you the text as an image. You could install some open-source OCR programm or even pay for […]

May 19, 2009
City skylines vectors
City skylines vectors

This pack is a set of 10 famous cities’ skyline saved as Adobe Illustrator 10 document (Zipped file: 2Mo) Cities included: Berlin – Chicago – Jerusalem – London – New York – San Francisco – Prague – Shanghai – Moscow – Sydney You can download for free if you are a Designer Daily member, or […]

March 30, 2009
10 free grunge Photoshop textures
10 free grunge Photoshop textures

I had a little time to spare wandering around taking shots of grungy stuff, so I thought I should share it with Designer Daily’s readers. In the following pack, there is 10 free grunge Photoshop textures you can download to create grungy designs. Enjoy! Download this set

January 14, 2009
Famous artworks in Google Earth
Famous artworks in Google Earth

Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hyeronymus Bosch. Google has just announced a new layer in Google Earth. When this new layer is activated, you can browse a selection of famous paintings from the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain. Once you’ve chosen a painting, you can take a very close look at it, […]

January 13, 2009
Don’t forget…
Don’t forget…

Advertising billboard hacking is probably my favourite form of street art. The project “Don’t forget…”, photographed in a subway station in Berlin, is a good reminder of how fake the advertisements you see in your streets and magazines are. The artists simply pasted some photoshop interface boxes and tools to remind that the photos were […]

October 20, 2008
Alternatives To Your Favorite Serif Typefaces [Updated With Specimens]
Alternatives To Your Favorite Serif Typefaces [Updated With Specimens]

Hello, my name is Bram, a brand strategist, hacker and typophile. I’ll be guest blogging for Designer Daily during Mirko’s vacation week. Consider this fact: today, we have more typefaces than ever designed, yet most designers chose to stick with their Helveticas, Gills and Caslons. This isn’t bad, per se; after all, going with the […]

September 10, 2008
44 tools to help you in your design work
44 tools to help you in your design work

The web is full of resources, but they’re often hard to reach. This is the reason why I think it’s important to organize them with a coherent structure and share it with you. So just bookmark this page for whenever you’ll need it, it’ll be useful. Please also mention if I missed anything. Organizing Sample […]

August 28, 2008
Coming soon: a mobile version of Photoshop
Coming soon: a mobile version of Photoshop

Starting in september, Adobe will be launchine a mobile photo sharing site named “Phoshop online”. This is no big news for the graphic design industry, but it might be interesting for people using their mobile phone to take pictures. Basically, the features will be: Upload pictures from anywhere (with internet access of course) Access from […]

July 11, 2008
How to hide an elephant?
How to hide an elephant?

I recently came across the results of a Photoshop contest: How to hide an elephant? The theme of the contest was based upon some jokes about elephants hiding that contestants should illustrate in their own ways. It is always funny to see the results of such contests, they are often inspiring, especially when people share […]

July 6, 2008
Design links for the week
Design links for the week

Viagra advertising Presovar, a coffee machine design by Martin Necas Shaz Madani portfolio Why I am a designer… Mimobot Star Wars 3 Little people in the city Stop stupid PDF syndrom now Blonde Redhead visual If you don’t want to miss any of the links shared, you can of course follow me on my Tumblelog […]

June 22, 2008
Design links for the week
Design links for the week

Creepy snow globe 300+ vintage style textures and brushes for Photoshop Memory storage for oenophiles Extended article on Otl Aicher Illustrations by Nicholas di Genova T-shirts for the Euro cup The Skelewags, urban art Origami artist in his minimalistic period The Orlando Sentinel redesign New logo for tasti D lite The Tetris shelf If you […]

June 19, 2008
When design goes wrong
When design goes wrong

Sometimes designs can go awfuly wrong, just like on the above image where the racing path gives a shape full of painful memories to the circuit. There are other ways for designs to be bad, following are a few examples. Bad photoshopping There are many examples of image retouching that was done either too quickly […]

June 4, 2008
How to get the most out of Photoshop
How to get the most out of Photoshop

Photoshop has become an absolute need for most designers nowadays. The learning curve never really stops in this program, partially because of its huge range of capabilities, but also because of software updates. It is important to acknowledge that fact, otherwise you quickly end up using it only for your everyday use and limit yourself. […]

May 25, 2008
Design links for the week
Design links for the week

Tiny street art project Photos of Nudibranchs Photoshop to get GPU and physics acceleration Playing with the sky in pictures My document bag The pixel couch Smart-Models Infographics Extraordinary art from metal If you don’t want to miss any of the links shared, you can of course follow me on my Tumblelog if you are […]

May 18, 2008
Design links for the week
Design links for the week

Fatal attractions Smart contextual advertising Cute little typographic illustration Pixel style graphic design layout Photoshop HDR tutorial Beautiful vinyl turntable Design is thinking made visual Great wall-painted animatio If you don’t want to miss any of the links shared, you can of course follow me on my Tumblelog if you are a Tumblr user.