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The Best Books for Designers

Written by the most creative and innovative minds of our time, these 75 books are must reads for all designers. Get a glimpse into the world of design that you’ve never seen before with these eye-opening notions that will inspire you. Those that have read these books rant and rave about them. “The author is a…

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Using the Pen Tool in Adobe XD

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to use the Pen Tool in Adobe Experience Design CC (Adobe XD). Drawing Straight Lines in Adobe XD 1. Create a new document. 2. Select the Pen Tool. 3. Left-click to create an anchor point on your artboard. 4. Left-click anywhere else on the artboard to create a second anchor…

Learn How to Use the Repeat Grid Tool in Adobe XD

How to Use the Repeat Grid Tool in Adobe XD

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to use the repeat grid tool in Adobe Experience Design CC (Adobe XD). The Steps (1-9) 1. Create a new document by selecting iPhone 6 from the Start Screen. 2. Select the Rectangle Tool and draw a landscape-orientated rectangle in the upper part of your screen, and give…

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Custom Fonts in Modern Web Design

In 2015, two major American craft beer companies were at odds over a font design. Lagunitas, known for their signature IPA, and heavily recognized for the graphics on their labels, including font style, sued Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada, already a regional competitor, had just come out with the Hop Hunter, also an IPA, and their…

Learn How to Create Responsive Guides in Adobe XD

How to Create Responsive Guides in Adobe XD

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to create guides for responsive design, in Adobe Experience Design CC (Adobe XD). The Steps (1-12) 1. Create a new document 1920 x 1080 from the Start Screen. 2. Create a shape that is 100% height, and 1170 pixels in width. This shape is going to represent…

Learn How to Design a Switch UI in Adobe XD

How to Design a Switch UI in Adobe XD

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to design an on/off switch UI, in Adobe Experience Design CC (Adobe XD). The Steps (1-18) 1. Create a new document by selecting iPhone 6 from the Start Screen. 2. Select the Line Tool and hold Shift to draw a horizontal line that spans the width of your document…

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Tips For Using Fonts In Typography

Picking the right font and using it in the typography is a mystifying process for many people. There are endless choices of fonts, whether you are looking for a normal conventional looking font, or an innovative bunny or candy cane font. A few decades ago, designers were limited to very few web safe fonts, most…

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