What's the Point of Buying Stock Graphics?
Posted on Feb 09, 2015 in Articles
Design Panoply has been selling — and giving away — resources since 2008, and we do our best to describe how we can help make your design work better, faster, and easier. Recently, I received a (rather aggressive) email...
The 9 Best Sites for Free Stock Photos
Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Articles
Not every project needs stock design resources, and out of those that do, sometimes freebies are the best option. The price of stock photos varies from free to $1,000+, and each price range targets a different audience. This...
7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Freelance Income This Year
Posted on Sep 08, 2014 in Articles
Freelance designers are always looking for new ways to make more money. There's only so many hours in the day, so picking up new projects isn't always an option. In this article you'll learn seven creative ways to boost your...
14 Reasons to Abandon Your Dream of Becoming a Graphic Designer
Posted on Aug 08, 2014 in Articles
There are many positive rewards to becoming a graphic designer, but for every pro there is a con (or three). Not everyone is cut out to be a designer, and this list will open your eyes to some of the negative aspects of working...
The Lowdown on 6 Common Image Formats for Designers and Photographers
Posted on May 20, 2014 in Articles
As a designer, developer, or photographer, it's necessary to know the differences between image file formats. Depending on the work you do, one file type might be the clear choice, while other times, the difference isn't quite as...
Understanding Image Resolution: Pixels, Inches, and DPI for Both Print and Web
Posted on Dec 22, 2013 in Articles
I get a ton of emails from confused designers asking me to explain the relationship and differences between pixels, inches, and DPI. Rather than write another rushed email trying to explain it in as few words as possible, I...
The Top 7 Tools Professionals Use to Create Eye-Popping Designs
Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in Articles
I'm glad you're here. This is an exclusive article and is accessible only to those that know the secret link. Without further ado, here are the top 7 tools that professionals use to create eye-popping designs. 1. A...
The Top 8 Sites for Photoshop Actions
Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in Articles, Roundups
Photoshop actions are a huge time saving resource for designers and photographers alike. Creating your own actions for use in your work is a good practice, but you can also get actions created by professionals that will apply...
How to Make a Font: The Creation of Hensel
Posted on Apr 03, 2013 in Tutorials, Articles
There are plenty of times where I go looking for a font, only to be let down when I find something close, but not quite perfect. It's been a long time goal to fill this void and design some fonts of my own that other people would...
Photoshop Quick Tip 1: Time Saving Layer Settings
Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in Quick Tips, Tutorials, Articles
I've been working with Photoshop since version 4, so you might think I know all there is to know about every single hidden function within the software. I wish that were the case. Every week I learn something new, and not just...


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