Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Creating Game Environments in Maya and Photoshop

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Aug 30th 2012
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Learn how to construct 3D buildings for video game imagery with this online tutorial from Adam Crespi, renowned visual design and animation educator and trainer. The course begins with modular blocking and planning techniques in Adobe Photoshop and then progresses to building re-creation in Maya with polygonal modeling and texturing techniques. Learn how to create model elements such as walls, doors, islands, and canopies as well as create contours and shadows, add texture stacking, moving and sewing UVs, painting... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: InDesign Typography

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Aug 29th 2012
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Discover Adobe InDesign typography with Nigel French, experienced graphic designer and educator, as he teaches the many aspects of typeface and defines the vocabulary of typography. In this online tutorial, explore the abundance of type features, type options, and type preferences. You will also learn the many different page elements including alignment, spacing, indentions, columns, and grids. Using real and factual examples, this course is for intermediate designers who want to go beyond the basics and dig more into... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Building Your Brand

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Aug 28th 2012
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Build your name and personal brand with author, speaker, trainer, marketing expert, and CEO of Web Marketing Therapy, Lorrie Thomas Ross. This short course for beginners quickly examines the world of brands and branding. The author of this training tutorial provides an outline of branding basics and teaches how to brand your business and yourself with confidence. Tried and true examples are given to prove success through consistency and communication as well as how to build visibility and credibility... CONTINUE READING

Want a Free Pass to HOW Interactive Conference (DC or San Francisco)? Read on….

By: Julia Wild on Aug 28th 2012
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Washington DC ٠ September 27 – 29, 2012 San Francisco CA ٠ October 29 – 31, 2012 Thanks to HOW Design, GraphicDesign.com has one pass to give away to ONE of our lucky readers! HOW Magazine has expanded their HOW Interactive Design Conference to two locations in the U.S.. This year the HOW Interactive Design Conference will have two tracks – one aimed for the more advanced digital designer and the other at the more beginner level. Each is... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Revit Architecture 2013 Essential Training

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Aug 24th 2012
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Paul F. Aubin, independent architecture consultant and acclaimed author, presents this training course on how to create compelling architectural designs with Autodesk Revit software. In the training tutorial, Aubin introduces the building information modeling (BIM) workflow and how to work with one model in many different views and how to use the various software modeling tools. Readers will also navigate the Revit interface, learn how to start a project, work with modeling basics and modeling components, create and work... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Creative Portfolios in WordPress

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Aug 23rd 2012
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Web designer, developer, and WordPress enthusiast Morten Rand-Hendriksen has crafted this tutorial for the specific purpose of creating an online portfolio using three free WordPress themes (Hatch, Gridly, and Touchfolio) that result in three different unique web appearances. Whatever the need for a web presence, this tutorial will guide you to setting up your personal portfolio site, teach you how to configure the theme options without ever having to work with codes, and explains the advantages and disadvantages of... CONTINUE READING

10% Off Style Frames New York Conference

By: Julia Wild on Aug 21st 2012
10% Off Style Frames New York Conference

November 5-6, 2012 New York City, at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) Use the code SFNY12GDC to receive a 10% discount STYLE FRAMES New York is a new design conference all about The Art of the Pitch. It will take place over 2 days and will have a total of 40 speakers and panelists as well as showcase outstanding pitch art in the STYLE FRAMES Gallery. There is an amazing list of speakers which include Orion Tait, Creative... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Nick Musica as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Aug 21st 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Nick Musica as a Featured Writer

Nick Musica has been designing, marketing and managing websites since 2000. He is currently a user experience professional living in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in search engine optimization, usability and information architecture. He holds a Masters in Graphic Communication Management and Technology from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Monmouth University. He’s been a Certified Usability Analyst since 2007. In 2009, he co-authored When Search Meets Web Usability with Shari Thurow, which... CONTINUE READING

GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Freddy Taylor as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Aug 16th 2012
GraphicDesign.com Welcomes Freddy Taylor as a Featured Writer

I first studied introductory Graphic Design whilst on an Art Foundation at Kingston in London, finishing the one year course with a distinction. I then made the move away from home to the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh where I enrolled on the 3 year, BA Graphic Design Course at Edinburgh College of Art. Throughout my time there I developed much as a designer, and by the time I had reached my middle year I was working with live clients,... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s recent online course: Illustrator for Web Design with Justin Seeley

By: Michael Jackness on Aug 13th 2012
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This newly released course from Justin Seeley, author and Adobe Certified Expert, teaches designers how to get started with Adobe Illustrator by learning the essential techniques and fundamentals of the software. Seeley walks designers through the core concepts of setting up documents for web and mobile application designs as well as how to use artboards for responsive layouts. Designers will explore the basic and advanced tools necessary for working with color palettes and swatches, layers, shapes and symbols, various... CONTINUE READING

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