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Design Links Galore

The page I always wished I had (to stash, sort, and store bookmarks).

NOTE: Some links are blocked at school. (I bet you have a computer at home — hint, hint!)   

More Resources than you will Ever be able to Look at

Links to Inspiration, Resources, Tutorials and More Outside of Our Class Website This is a work-in-progress and is frightfully incomplete in many respects. Some links are hard to categorize so don’t fret if there’s a bit of overlap in the category/content mix (i.e., Web Blogs also have design tips and trying to separate “art” from “design” is proving especially problematic). Just enjoy and feel free to new links in comment at bottom.

Mr. Coulson’s Favorites Lists from StumbleUpon_Logo :Cool resources, tutorials, inspiration

Tutorials, Lessons, Tips, & Tricks

These are some of my bigger favorites. Many more in the tag cloud above.

SpoonGraphics Blog
McCannas.comPhotoshopSupport.com
Photoshop Tutorials
DesignerToday.com
Youthedesigner.com
Muymono.com

More Great Resources

  • CreationFlux.com – An incredible variety of resources for designers: Fonts, Images, Ideas, contest, software, publishers
  • AllGraphicDesign.com – A massive resource of professional articles, tutorials, lessons, link, and more. You could spend a long time clicking through this massive website!
  • Design: Talkboard – Keep up-to-date with the latest graphic design industry news.
  • Do you want to be a Graphic Designer – Simple great info on how and where to become a graphic designer
  • AcidFonts – Cool site for Font downloads
  • Goodlogo – Logo discussion webiste. Great corporate logos designs
  • Incredible Graphic Design Site – Anything you would ever want to know about graphic design!
  • Logo Histories and Current Logo Trends – Basic history of most all famous logos. An additional small links on side will show yearly trends in logo design
  • McCannas.com – A graphic designers website with cool program tips and tutorials, Graphic Links, Typography info, downloads, and MORE!! Check it out!
  • Gallery of Graphic Designers – Spotlighting modern-day creative designers. Check out their work and variety of incredible styles.
  • Inspiration – Third Party Digital Artistry

Imagery Resources

I’m sure there are more out, but make sure you understand copyrights as you use these resources.

Designer and Photographer Websites

If you find more impressive artists sites let me know to add them
David Carson Design – David Carson is one of the World’s most famous graphic designers. Carson’s contributions to the design world since the conception of desktop publishing.

Design Schools

This is a sampling of art schools and advice, not the only options!
Other High Schools Design Work:

The Mac Lab – (Mike Skocko) 

Belarmine Galleries

DATA Gallery – (Matt Cauthron)

Brainbuffet BOTB – (Rob Schwarz)

Post Secondary Educational Options: 

Platt | Art Institute | FIDM | ex’pression | Full Sail | Academy of Art | Animation Mentor | Cogswell | Sheridan | LA Film School | Parsons |

Favorites: Scott Kelby Joe McNally Digital Photo School | Behance | Abduzeedo | 1X | Tuts+ | Spoon Graphics | psdVault | aiVault | Smashing |

 

Contests Blog Listings | Graphic Competitions |

Art/Illustration Blogs Infinite Resolution | Yuta Onoda | Halcyon Realms | Mark Cabuena | Peter Chan | Rachel Gordon | Josiah Gordon | Nimit Malavia | Paul Leli | Irma Kniivila | Scott Belcastro | Pete Ryan | Juan Carlos | Vicki Nerino | Erratic Phenomena | Borja Bonaque | Julian Vallée | Jepchumba | Brian D. Smith | Tessar Lo | Kareena Zerefos | Kyle T Webster | Eshwin Dhir | Erica Danusasmita | Wooster Collective | Michael Paul Young | Kitsune Noir | Matt Laskowski | Luke Ramsey | Sub-Studio | Matt Taylor | Plastic Shards | Preik | Kathy Weller | Valerie Walsh | Robot Johnny | Illustration Friday | Scene 360 | Ben Tour | Zara Picken | Alberto Cerreteño | Super Silo | Dalek | Jason Chan | Christoph Neimann |

Artists/Illustrators/Designers Cristiano Siqueira | Rik Oostenbroek | Oksana Grivina | Andrio Abero | Tony Weinstock | Andy Gilmore | Miciej Micer | Reggie Gilbert | Pieratt | K4 | Craig Ward | Chuck Anderson | Lauren Palmer | David Carson | Jacob Souva | Elena Savitskaya | John Martz | Maciej Hajnrich | James White | Sugar Rhyme | Samuel Sinaga | Luke Feldman | Neville Brody | Alexandre Szewinski | Banksy | Jens Sjöbergh | Best Posters 2008 | Keley Dyson | Thomas Fuchs | Illustration Friday | I See Dead Pixels | Theo Aartsma | Jonathan Wong | Justin Maller | Victor Dottori | David Fuhrer | James Jean | Beksinski | Shepard Fairey | Kris Kuksi | Charlene Chuna | Paul Lee | JA/BC | Thomas Helbig | Studio Newwork | Diego Latorre | Typenuts | Aisle One | Lamosca | Experimental Jetset | Burn Everything | KTKM | Von | This Studio | Typographic Posters | Central Illustration | Kaloian Toshev | Design Inspiration | Design by Humans | Grzegorz Domaradzki | Zutto | Antonio Joao Santos | YCN Online | Kouglof | Matei Apostolescu | Andy Gilmore | Abduzeedo | Sky Nerve | Karen Singh | Mike Harrison | Kervin Brisseaux | Ben Hewitt | Two Fish | Shiny Binary | Visual Complexity | Rubens LP | Allan Tangedal | James Jean | ShadowChen | iuneWind | Alexey Andreev | Heiko Klug | Aaron Baggio | Side Arm Design | Emil Kozak | Chris Leavens | Go Media | Paul Lee | David Sones | Andi Butler | Two Fish | Matthew Woodson | Graphic Exchange | Jenny Kostecki-Shaw | Beeple | Ian Johnson | Christopher Haines | Cris Wicks | Florian Nicolle | breakerr | Cindy Thornton | Jason Thielke | Insomnio Inspiration | Joy Ang | Owaikeo | Glashaus | Christoph Neimann | Jason Limon | Anna Anjos |

Resources Color Kuler | Color Scheme Designer | Color in Motion | ColorLovers | Working with Kuler | More on Kuler | Color Theory 101 (lots of color resources at bottom of page) | Ultimate Online Color Tools

Resources Logo Jeff Fisher Interview | 15 Illustrator Logo Tuts | Logo Pond | Brand New | Logoholic | Logo Lounge GoodLogo | DesignLove | Cool Logos Part One and Two | Snap2Objects | Logoed | Logofi | Design Tagebuch | 40 Helvetica Logos | Mixing Fonts in a Logo | Logo Design Love | Julian Hrankov | Logo Faves | 2009 Logo Trends | Clever Typography | Abduzeedo A | B | C | D | E | F | G | Business Cards |

Downloads Illustrator Swirly Curves | Foliage | 64 Arrows | Curvy Roundup | Gradients | Pixel Pusher | Q Vectors |

Downloads Photoshop Obsidian Dawn | Noupe 1,000 | Abduzeedo 1,000 | 75 Hi-Res | 100 Hi-Res | Light Effects | My PS Brushes | Brusheezy | Gradients | Layer Styles | Layer Styles 2.0 | Brush King | F Brushes | Blend Fu | Q Brushes | Valhalla-Varnia | Libertiny |

Magazine Companion Sites Computer Arts | Layers |  Communication Arts | Graphics | Advanced PS Digital Arts |

Tutorials (All Apps) Adobe Video Workshop | Adobe TV | Abduzeedo | Tut Search | Computer Arts | Layers | Creative Pro | CP How-To | Graphic Mac | Web Wall | Oman | Design Reviver | Tutorial Blog |

Tutorials Photoshop Adobe TV | NAPP | Russell Brown | PS TV | CS Four | Layers | PSD Tuts | Abduzeedo | PS Hero | Planet PS | Killer Tips | PS Lab | Julieanne Kost | Julieanne’s Blog | Tute 9 | PS Star | PSD Fan | 10 Steps | PS Roadmap | Noupe 60 | Invest in Tech Collection | DP Blog Links | Pixel Perfect | Mac Design Pro 300 | Tutzor | PSD Rockstar | Luna Core |

Tutorials Photoshop Specific Polishing Vectors | Digital Painting | Frilly Type |

Tutorials Illustrator Adobe TV | Adobe How-To | Real World | Layers CS4 | Layers | Graphic Mac | Vector Tuts | VecTips | AI Vault | Bittbox | Tute Outpost | Vreel | Smashing | More Smashing | Scatter Brushes | Kevin Hulsey | Noupe 80 | iShift 125 |

Tutorials Illustrator Specific Pen Tool | Pen Tool II | Blend Tool | Transform Again | Live Color | Shortcuts | Swirl Mania | Swirly Curls | Pucker and Bloat | Circular Designs | Blend and Mask Poster | Sketching |

Tutorials Flash Adobe TV | Layers CS4 | CartoonSmart | GotoAndLearn() | Flash Tuts |

Tutorials After Effects Adobe TV | Layers CS4 | Video Copilot | 300+ | Noupe 40 | Gray Scale Gorilla | AE Tuts |

Tutorials InDesign Adobe TV | Layers CS4 | CreativePro Tips | ID Secrets | InDesigner |

Tutorials Font Creation Abduzeedo | iLove Typography |

Organizations AIGA | AOI | CG Society |

Educational Sites Elif Ayiter | Thinking for a Living |

Just Because The Calvin & Hobbes Super-Stupendous Guide to Design | 6 Web Design Tips from Leonardo da Vinci | Vizzini’s Rules Of Blogging | 5 Web Design Tips from Michelangelo | Goblin Creative | Speak Visual | 25 Macro Shots |

Resources Apps/Reference Gimp | Blender | Aviary | Lipsum | Fontstruct | Vector Magic | Golden Ratio Calculator | Zen Photo | Web Toolkit | The Grid System | Splashup | File Mail |

 

 

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