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  • Interested in learning how to create a watercolor or paintbrush effect into your text without the hassle of actually doing it by hand? We’ve got you covered! Tools You’ll Need: – Adobe Photoshop – Adobe Illustrator – A graphics tablet (optional) To begin, create a simple letter A with the Pen Tool (P) in Adobe Illustrator. You […] The post How To Create A Paintbrush Text Effect appeared first on 1...

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  • We engage with print design every day, whether it’s looking at a billboard poster on our way to work or picking up a magazine on our lunch break. Despite the enormous growth of digital design in the last decade, print design retains an important tactile role that we simply couldn’t do without. Packaging, signage, books, […] The post A Brief History of Print Design appeared first on 123RF.

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  • IT’S A LIVING, also known as Ricardo Gonzalez, designer and artist from México, continues to wow us with his famous works – script typography. The ambiguity in the typographical messages continually creates a dialog between the viewer and the artwork. “A word is an image” and an image can be interpreted in so many ways, […] The post Incredible Script Style Typography by It’s A Living appeared firs...

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  • For the month of March, we’ve put together data for the top purchased royalty-free stock content. Compiled below in their respective Likeboxes, we bring you 123RF’s best-selling stock photos, vectors, footage, and audio. Best Selling Subscriptions + Credits Photos & Vectors Women’s Day and Easter themes make up the majority of top purchased photos and vectors […] The post Bestselling Stock Content...

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  • Fit freebies. Make way for timely spring fitness goals! A healthy diet helps you get prepped to nail that workout and repair your muscles, effectively making you stronger. Puuuuush that protein; the term ‘you are what you eat’ definitely comes into play here! Whether you’re looking to get shredded or motivate others into crushing their fitness […] The post Freebies: Download our April collection! ...

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  • Check out our speedpaint video above to learn about illustrating and coloring a wing. For this tutorial, we’re using this great reference image from 123RF. It’s very clear and we can see most the detail that matters. Wings and feathers can be quite challenging to paint, but taking it one step at a time and layering […] The post Speed Painting In Photoshop: Drawing A Wing appeared first on 123RF.

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  • How do you draw a rose? While other flowers may be simple enough to draw, roses are often considered daunting for beginners. With this rose image reference from 123RF, we’ll explore how to draw line art of the flower of love. This method can be used to draw line art of nearly anything. You might […] The post A Comprehensive Guide To Drawing Line Art appeared first on 123RF.

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  • Clueless when your cool designer friends allow you to hang with them as they communicate in their jargon? Do you find yourself nodding along nervously, feeling your palms sweat as you attempt to decode their typography slang? With our guide, you’ll get the lowdown on the anatomy of typography and be able to differentiate a counter from […] The post A Crash Course on Type Anatomy appeared first on ...

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  • Chicago-based Reuben Wu, photographer, film-maker and music producer, captures inspiring shots of incredible, ethereal landscapes. His collections consist of multiple ongoing projects – shots of sci-fi illuminated drone paths in Lux Noctis, and stunning surreal scenes in his collection An Uncommon Place. Follow Reuben’s latest works on Instagram. – Images © Reuben Wu – Liked this? More […] The pos...

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  • Adobe InDesign is the tool of choice for designers when it comes to creating jaw-dropping typography, but the interface can be intimidating if you’re a relative newbie. Here you’ll find seven top tips to get you started with formatting incredible type in InDesign. From drop caps to optical alignment and everything in-between, you’ll pick up […] The post 7 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Typography ...

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  • We’ve gathered data for the top purchased royalty-free stock content of February. Compiled below in their respective Likeboxes, we bring you 123RF’s best-selling stock photos, vectors, footage, and audio. Subscriptions + Credits Photos & Vectors Paving the way to Valentine’s Day brought romance-themed images and illustrations into the top downloads list, giving way to the […] The post February 201...

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  • Color theory is said to be the most important topic for anyone working with color. However, “working with color” is a very broad term, including both traditional painters, digital artists, and graphic designers. For each of these groups, the theory of color will mean something slightly different. Unfortunately, it’s the graphic designer’s description of color […] The post The Digital Artist’s Comp...

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  • For the month of March, Easter and Earth Day collide in this bright, fun-themed collection of free downloads for our royalty-free stock photo, vector, footage, and audio. Stick them in your greeting cards, celebratory banners, or video clips for an instant boost of lively charm. Click the images below to download your free content of choice […] The post Freebies: Download our March collection! app...

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  • Written Guide to Drawing And Shading An Ear While human anatomy can be tough to master, whether in traditional or digital art, this easy guide gives you pointers on how to draw and shade an ear with the use of a good reference. Step 1 Use a suitable reference, like this close-up available on the 123RF online library. Ears can be […] The post Digital Illustration Speedpaint: Drawing An Ear appeared...

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  • South African origami artist, Ross Symons, has an unbelievably spectacular collection of intricate origami creations. His detailed artwork is featured in his 365-day challenge, a personal project he has undertaken, in which he folds one origami design a day and posts his work on social media. A post shared by White on Rice (@white_onrice) on […] The post Get Inspired by 365 Days of Spectacular Ori...

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  • If you want to start in the world of calligraphy but you’re a little intimidated by the dip pen, a great alternative is to learn brush calligraphy. You’ll be able to get the same effects as if you’re using a dip pen, but it’s easier to control and learn. Let’s dive right into it. What you’ll […] The post The Ultimate Guide You Need To Get Started With Brush Calligraphy appeared first on 123RF.

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  • Whether you’re designing a cover for a client or for your own self-published book, creating an awesome cover needn’t be a daunting task. With these top tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to designing a book cover that won’t fail to catch a prospective reader’s eye. As well as advice on how […] The post 10 Expert Tips to Create Impressive Book Cover Designs appeared first on 123RF.

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  • This week, we can’t tear our gaze from this dreamy aquatic collection! We immersed ourselves in Jenna Martin’s stunning collection of surreal underwater photography, and dove beneath the surface to discover the inspiring photographer behind the shots. Leigh-Andra: Hello Jenna, tell me all about you! How did you enter the photography sphere? Jenna: Hi there! I came […] The post Jenna Martin’s Photo...

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  • With the first month of the year already behind us, we’ve gathered the data for the top royalty-free stock content of January. Compiled below in their respective Likeboxes, we bring you 123RF’s best-selling stock photos, vectors, footage, and audio. Subscriptions + Credits Photos & Vectors Our compilation for subscriptions and credits hold a fair amount of […] The post January 2018’s Bestselling S...

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  • The Internet has made digital art very popular. Just look around to see all these realistic dragons, fantastic landscapes, creatures and places made real by the imagination of an artist. If you have such an imagination, it may be tempting to try your luck at this form of art. In theory, all you need is […] The post Tips on Becoming A Successful Digital Artist appeared first on 123RF.

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  • To quote Wikipedia, “Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine”, is rolling into the midst of this special month! As you can probably guess, our free collection for February is all about the love. From cute, brightly colored vectors to sweet, pastel and heart-filled video clips, you can […] The post Free Stock Photo, Vector, Footage & Audio for February a...

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  • In this creative speed paint session, digital artist Chen Jit Hong takes us on a trip to the realm of his fantasy-filled imagination with his latest work of art – an illustration of a young magician on a journey, in the middle of an encounter with a friendly mythical creature. A Curious Encounter With the use of […] The post Speed Painting in Photoshop: A Curious Encounter appeared first on 123RF.

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  • In this week’s spotlight on inspiration, designer Grace Fussell spills the beans on her techniques for tackling projects like a pro – from hitting all the sweet spots on a brief to getting inspiration off the Internet, and the importance of developing a creative work process. Learn more about her story below. – I’m Grace, and […] The post 9 Key Steps To Developing Your Own Creative Process appeare...

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  • 3D text effects are an evergreen trend in the typography space. This week, we’re showing you how to add vintage flair to a line of text with a DIY three-dimensional effect. We’ll be using an ordinary sans serif typeface, Bebas Neue, which has clean lines and a crisp, straightforward appearance. Developed by designer Ryoichi Tsunekawa, […] The post Learn How To Create A Retro 3D Text Effect in Adob...

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  • A post shared by Ondrej Zunka (@ondrejzunka) on Mar 30, 2016 at 3:50pm PDT Wander through the works of Ondřej Zunka and allow your mind to feel like it’s been warped into a surreal dream space hovering on the fringes of reality. The first thing that caught our eye was his fascinating render of a bald man […] The post Discover Ondřej Zunka: A Surreal World of 3D in Motion appeared first on 123RF.

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  • As we rolled out of 2017, we took a look back at the last month of the year – and compiled the bestselling royalty-free photos, vectors, footage and audio for your interest. Images in the subscriptions and credits category see an equal high in the amount of creative themes centering around the new year, while […] The post December 2017’s Bestselling Stock Content appeared first on 123RF.

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  • As 2017 fades into the background, 2018 brings forth a fresh start and the tantalizing promise of new beginnings. The best part of the new year is that everyone starts on a clean slate, and a return of celebrations for a new round of festive seasons come into our future design space with vibrant shades […] The post Free Stock Photo, Vector, Footage & Audio for January appeared first on 123RF.

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  • In this tutorial, we walk through the fundamental steps of digital shading with the illustration of a ribbon. Once you master the ribbon, you’ll be set up to tackle more difficult textures and shapes. Understanding the basics of ribbon shading will go a long way in your practice. Step 1: Groundwork In a new Layer, […] The post Digitally Shading in Photoshop CC for Beginners appeared first on 123RF...

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