The dos and don’ts of designing the perfect packaging

Stand out to win! In a nutshell, this is what packaging design is all about. But this is easier said than done in a large grocery store boasting thousands of competing products. And it isn’t necessarily the packaging with the boldest colour combination that is most eye-catching. You have to get inventive and follow certain tips to be successful.

Metallica font: download iconic heavy metal fonts

Everyone knows the Metallica font which has become popular not just with fans of the famous heavy metal band. But where can you get it?

Wording samples for company Christmas party invitations

The annual office holiday party is not at the top of the list of all employees and some will prefer to stay away. To make sure most of the staff attends the event, the invitation should spark anticipation and enthusiasm for the party.

How to create an animated GIF – quickly and easily

A GIF is a sure an attention grabber: Creating an eye-catching animated image is not rocket science. Using the right tools, even novice users can quickly make awesome GIFs.

How to insert images in Photoshop – Basics Tutorial

Inserting an image in Photoshop using the drag-and-drop method does not sound like much of a challenge. But this seemingly simple tasks involves quite a lot of action in Photoshop. In this tutorial, you will learn about the import options in Photoshop and how to integrate them with your workflow.

Hat-trick of quality: an interview with Thomas M. Schnitzler

How has the art of printing changed since Gutenberg? One of the greatest achievements of modern times, Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press in the mid-15th century demonstrates that printing is more than a classic handicraft but has had widespread cultural implications that persist to date. But where do things stand today? Modern-day printers operate cutting-edge, high-tech offset and digital printing machines. Their job titles range from media technology specialist to printing press operator.

Harry Potter typeface – download magical fonts

True fans of the young wizard would die to get their hands on the “real” Harry Potter font. Unfortunately, the font is not available but the web provides a number of adequate alternatives which will be presented in this article.

Ten hot script web fonts by Google

Although free fonts are abundant on the internet, not all fonts are equally well suited for professional uses. We present ten free script fonts by Google which will wow you.

How to add shadows in Photoshop – Basics Tutorial

The drop shadow is a staple among Photoshop effects and ideal to create convincing composites. You can make design features stand out from the background with just a few clicks. We show you how to add shadows to create modern web designs and realistic looking composites using application examples from web design and classic image editing.

Compressing PDFs – how to reduce file size

If you want to use a PDF on screen or make it available for download, its file size should be as small as possible. We show you how to compress a high-resolution PDF, using Windows, Mac and online tools.