Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials Roundup – September 2014

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Each month, we do a roundup of the best tutorials we have found in the past 30 days, and post it on our website. All so that you do not have to waste precious time searching for the right tutorials, and so that we can do our part in helping the world have better designers. Let us kick off this month’s roundup.

Design Salary Guide – Are You Earning the Right Amount?

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What we are going to do is help you realize what the range of the salaries are, and what is the middle 50% where the majority falls into. Before going any further, you must take this into consideration – every ad agency has their own set of rules, a hierarchy with an art director, and a design director where both can do the same job, or they could both have different responsibilities.

7 Basic Truths of Everyday Life Illustrated with Accurate Graphs

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From Danish writer Mikael Wulff and cartoon artist Anders Morgenthaler, we bring you these incredibly funny graphs. Yeah, you just gasped at that phrase. Graphs can be funny if they are done right. Don’t believe me? Take a look down below and see for yourself.

10 Easy Ways to Engaging User Experience

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There is no way of overstating the importance of user experience when designing an app or website. That’s why we went on the interwebs, and started doing a bit of research, to see what specialists recommend we should do when designing UX. We have selected a few of what we think are the best pieces of advice, but we will, of course, link the articles where they’re taken from, so you can read everything the specialists had to say.

8 Most Creative Playing Cards Designs

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Cards have helped humanity not die of boredom, and this thing is going on for millennia. You can play canasta, poker, trick taking games, matching games, shedding games, accumulating games, comparing games and the list can go on and on. I managed to round up 8 most creative playing cards designs to get out of the rut of playing the same card game each time the power goes out in my building – at least I will look at something pretty rather than playing war games with myself.

Design for Emotion: How to Create a Connection with Users

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Emotions are powerful things. They are swift and intense, and they lead to long-lasting, stable feelings towards a product. But how do you use emotions to create a connection with users? Fact of the matter is that it is pretty much impossible to be 100 percent sure will have the desired effect on users. That does not, however, mean that you can not plan as best you can. After all, web design is a thing that people do (you included), so it has to work at some level. To answer this conundrum as best we can, we put on our explorer hats, and set of on journey through the internet, looking for knowledge, or at least a few tips.

11 Unconventional Business Card Designs

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From cosmetic surgeons, yoga trainers and Lego lovers, we bring you 11 unconventional business card designs that will make you giggle and want one for yourself. Scroll down and see for yourselves. And don’t forget to post in the comment section below, your favorite card design. We would love to hear them.

16 Free jQuery Image Sliders

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There are thousands of plug-ins out there, so to make your life just a little bit easier, we decided to go on a little treasure hunt for free jQuery image sliders. We have gathered 20 of what we think are the best ones out there, and we are going to present them to you, hopefully helping you save precious hours you would rather invest in work or, dare we say it, relaxation.

Artist of the Week: Body Paintings by Emma Fay

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Emma Fay is one incredibly creative talent. She is known world wide for specializing in make-up and concept artistry. Her surreal art works that combines her artistic, theatrical and business background blend in so perfectly, that you wonder for a bit if the paintings you see in front of you are real.