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Advice

Photoshop tutorial: Colourising black and white photos

Colourising black and white photographs can infuse life and a new point of view to the photo that has not been seen before. In today's photoshop tutorial, I will show you some simple tools to add a punch of color to photos from our past.

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Advice

Photoshop tutorial: Blending Modes

For all you Adobe Photoshop beginners out there, Blending Modes are the basic effects you'll need to familiarise yourself with to greatly enhance your photos. Multiply, screen and overlay are my favourites but you should play around with them a...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Advice

Beginner's Guide To Double Exposure In Photoshop

For those looking for cool effects in Photoshop, double exposure is a pretty fun one to mess with. Combining two images can elevate the artistic nature of your piece and make beginners look much more professional. I hope it provides you with a new...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Advice

How To Create a Double Exposure in Photoshop

Using images taken from Fotolia's 30 million strong stock image library our friends over at Phlearn have shared with us one of their awesome video tutorials highlighting how to create a double exposure in Photoshop. The video gives an in-depth but...

Posted by: Fotolia
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Advice

Photoshop: what's new?

With Adobe’s recent update to their Creative Cloud (CC) suite of applications Photoshop got a major update. In this post certified Photoshop expert Eric Renno, TipSquirrel takes us through some of the major changes and highlights some of those...

Posted by: Fotolia
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Inspiration

Photoshop Fail. Ads And Magazine Covers To Make You Cringe

We love Photoshop because it's one of the design industry's best tool and friend. Nowadays with the never ending supply of tutorials, apps and YouTube videos, anyone can be a designer, photographer and retoucher. With some fair amount of knowledge,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Famous faces redesigned using illustrator and photoshop.

The famous face is one that is not only highly recognisable, but also one that lends itself to many different forms of art. The world is obsessed with famous people and it's these faces that allow for a plethora of art to be created. Some have been...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: You can't explain Zakri Williams' surreal sketches

Don’t try to understand what’s going on in Zakri Williams’ surreal sketches, says the freelance illustrator. Just enjoy the complexities of the drawings, which he creates with fine-liners, ballpoint pens, pencils and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

5 ways to create better marketing content

Agencies, in-house teams, freelancers - no matter who you are, our working lives are dominated by digital content. So what’s the challenge heading into 2020, and more importantly, what can you do to increase both the wellbeing and productivity...

Posted by: Canto
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Features

Do influencers have a responsibility to be 100% authentic?

When an eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed an influencer posting images with identical cloud formations, he wasted no time in calling out her ‘spooky’ behaviour. Matt Navarra’s tweet (below) about Martina Saravia got 35k likes....

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Careers

Reasons why graphic designers should go back into education

Graphic designers - never stop learning I’ve worked as a graphic designer for a long time, graduating from Wrexham Glyndŵr University in 1993 and working in various studios, bringing me to launch The Severn Agency in 2017. You might say that...

Posted by: SEVERN_
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Port Elizabeth and beyond with illustrator Rebecca Hayter

Freelance illustrator Rebecca Hayter lasted just three months in her role at a design company before following her heart and going it alone. While the structure, salary and guaranteed workflow were nice for a while, her personal beliefs and stance on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The digital dark art of Tom Exton

One look at illustrator and graphic designer Tom Exton’s book would never give away the fact he started out designing car number plates. But that’s exactly where his venture into digital dark art began. “I got my start working as a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The stylus is mightier than the sword

In an image-saturated advertising world, it can seem like an impossible task to defend your brand from invisibility. When it comes to finding a direction for your brand, rebrand or campaign, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Your instinct may be...

Posted by: ifour
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Spot the celebrity in Pete Ellis' album of illustrations

While illustrator Pete Ellis jokes he grew up in London’s Thornton Heath long before Glastonbury headliner Stormzy arrived in the area, the rapper wouldn’t look out of place in one of Ellis’ art pieces. His portfolio is awash with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Cosmo Mulford's pen and ink art adds detail to the doodle

Asked what inspires his black and white hand-drawn pieces created with ink pens, illustrator Cosmo Mulford (below) says his style is influenced by comic books and Japanese art. English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley and Czech painter and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Tyrion Lannister stands tall in Morales-Lee illustrations

Game of Thrones fans will love one of the pieces in artist and illustrator Patrick Morales-Lee’s Boxset Legends series. The collection sees Tyrion Lannister, one of the HBO show’s most admired characters, make an appearance (below) and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Mentor Sessions: Amy Hammond

One of the reasons why the Creative Mentor Network (CMN) was set up five years ago was to teach young people about the various roles that exist in the creative industries. Schools don’t necessarily offer information on all the ways creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Will Designers Dream of Electric Sheep?

I’m baking bread. You should too. It’s fun. Creative. Somehow messy. I personally don’t follow a recipe; it’s a pretty straight-forward process. Below is a standard recipe:(1) Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Add the sugar, 1...

Posted by: Andrea Flamini
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Trends

Design Trends 2018: Bold moments, glitches, layers and diversity

I'm not a designer, lacking both the patience and the creative impulse (at least when it comes to images), but design is something I, and almost everyone else on this planet, appreciate on a very primal level. It's the first thing we notice in almost...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

10 most popular TED talks of all time

“TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics”. In this article, we have...

Posted by: Mind Doodle
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Design

Adobe brings to life the 100-year old brushes of Edvard Munch

Adobe has today announced an innovative, first of its kind project, The Hidden Treasures of Creativity, which will digitally recreate the over 100-year old paint brushes of Edvard Munch to inspire a new generation of master painters. In collaboration...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Beach Meets : Patrick Savile

We first came across Patrick’s work many, many moons ago when he showed at the gallery at a People of Print exhibition - maybe back in 2011. But his recent show at Shoreditch mainstay Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes really blew us away. Get down there...

Posted by: Beach London
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Entertainment

Creative Opinions on The Oscars 2017: A Social Media Monopoly?

The Oscars are, whilst almost as large a televisual draw as that 'other' big event in February, largely free from the burden of expectation when it comes to advertising. The fact is that nobody really talks about the ad breaks of the Academy Awards,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Beach Meets: Jayde Perkin

Continuing our series of recent grad interviews, we chatted to Jayde Perkin - her delicate watercolour illustrations are full of cute pastel tones, and fun representations of everyday life. Plus, I’m a sucker for an illustrated gallery scene...

Posted by: Beach London
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Carling, Maplin, Wales and other stories

BrandOpus - Carling Carling has unveiled a brand refresh from global brand design agency BrandOpus, which will be introduced across its full range. The modern, striking design introduces a bold, single minded consistency across the entire Carling...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

This Imperfect Trend will improve your self esteem

The imperfection trend has been around for a while, but we’re only just seeing its permeation into the mainstream. In the last couple of months, we’ve seen Asda embrace wonky carrots and courgettes and when Getty Images released their top...

Posted by: Amplify
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Events

Academy Class's next creative event for designers and developers

Academy Class, the UK’s finest new media training provider, is pleased to bring a plethora of experts to their annual event, specifically tailored to meet the needs of designers and developers. Taking place in one of London’s most...

Posted by: Academy Class
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Charles Williams is Made Up

Made Up is the commercial illustration and type studio of Charles Williams. Rooted in drawing, geometric shapes, the continuous line, isometric grids, interconnected forms and a surreal three-dimensional aesthetic, we’ve long been a fan of his work...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Aesthetic Alerts: Brutalist design takes over the web

I always hated Craigslist. I found the website ugly, difficult to use and generally just an assault on my senses so I always avoided it. But it turns out I was behind with the times, Craigslist was way ahead of the pack with its terrible user...

Posted by: Kate Lewin

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