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Tips for using colour effectively in web illustration

Our websites can offer us an important advantage when it comes to choosing colour for illustration—constraint.

Nice and easy lazy loading with lazysizes.js

Lazy loading doesn’t have to be difficult, here’s how to add smooth loading images to your website.

Illustrator quick tip: which stroke alignment?

There are three types of stroke alignment, so when and where is each useful?

Search overlay with smooth reveal animation

An in depth tutorial to add buttery smooth animations to reveal your website search.

Visual design tips you can apply immediately

Add a little extra polish to any of your designs with these tips.

Overcoming design roadblocks

It happens, sometimes you can be stuck starting a new design, here’s some tips that aim to help overcome the challenge.

Illustrator quick tip: export a colour palette quickly

In Illustrator it appears more difficult than it needs to be to export a colour palette to hex values, here’s a quick way.

Making patterns in Illustrator

Learn how to create, change and duplicate patterns as swatches.

How to use kerning & tracking

Understand the differences between the two, along with how and when to use them.

Illustrator quick tip: non destructive shape editing

Making anything in Illustrator involves using the shape tools more often than not. You combine shapes, using the various methods with pathfinder. You may have two shapes and want to combine them, but still want to refine the overall shape. This post shows you two options.

Monthly design roundup #2

The second in a monthly series where I roundup some of the best things in design I found over the course of the previous month. It aims to be a source of website, illustration and branding inspiration, as well as some articles that are a good read.

Christmas gift guide — 2016

As it’s the festive time of year, I thought I would add to the lists of gifts that people are writing. December and Christmas in general is one of my favourite times of year. Not just for the gift giving, but it’s a time to relax and enjoy what surrounds Christmas. I’ve tried to gather a variety of things from books, stationery and electronics.

Start new designs quicker

It’s my aim to help you be a better designer. I’ve made you a simple Adobe Illustrator template to manage your colour, grid and guides. So you’ll get to executing your ideas around 20 minutes sooner, every time.

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