Hey guys, how are you?
It's been a while since my last "Go For It" article.
This time, I want to share with you some websites I consider important and helful for every artist & designer.
Since I started my Graphic design course, my teachers have been sharing some cool websites that, like I said, can be extremely helpful in many different ways.
This is just a small example to get you guys inspired. I encourage you to search and explore because I'm sure that there are tons of great websites especialized in art & design.
So... let's go for it!!
Pantone's website offers all the color guides available. If you're interested in getting into business for real, these color guides are a must have. They can be a bit expensive but, eBay has everything a person needs right? (cof cof)
"The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another. One such use is standardizing colors in the CMYK process." - Winkipedia source.
Photoshop User TV is a website with live episodes showing video tutorials with everything there is to know about Photoshop. All videos are done by Photoshop professionals and tutorials are completed with their personal tips and opinions. More than 200 episodes available and also the posibility to participate in Contests and contact the professionalss with your doubts and questions.
Adobe Marketplace & Exchange
Placed in Adobe's website, Adobe Marketplace & Exchange offers a large range of resources and goodies for your Adobe softwares. Either actions, brushes, patterns or 3D.. (the list goes on and on), everything you need to make your Adobe softwares even richer... and all with Abobe's "thumbs up".
In my opinion, Kuler is the best thing that my Photoshop teacher presented to us.
Kuler is "the web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project. No matter what you're creating, with Kuler you can experiment quickly with color variations and browse thousands of themes from the Kuler community".
Want to design a Logo, a Website, (etc) for a Restaurant? - (example)- Just write the key word "restaurant" and lots of color combinations will come up, especially for that theme. Matching colors, theme focused.... everything you need.
This website can really help you to get half the way done. You can also import the color charts directly to your Adobe software. They explain how to do it on the website.
Precious website everytime you need inspiration for your designs. Need to design a logo but inspiration is lacking hard time? LogoPond is your solution. Please have in mind that the logos are registered and that copying is bad; copying will make your head fall off (lol).... but getting inspiration from them, to create something yours is always welcome.
This website has the same purpose as LogoPond. Here you can find all the best and most creative logos & designs. The best thing is that you can also access to Stock Logos where you can buy awsome exclusive and professional logos and, where you can also sell your original and unique logos. Pretty cool right?
Well, I hope you liked this Article and, most of all, I hope you find it useful for your needs.
Either you're an Artist or a Designer (or even both), for sure you'll find something useful over here.
Oh.. and if you have some other cool websites in mind, please share them with me in the comments area.