QR code examples that are definitely not boring

Inspiration lacking in your QR code usage and design? There are some amazing examples on this link about how people are using QR codes to create visually interesting, interactive encounters with their customers. In some cases the uses become more art than function, but maybe that isn’t true since they do still provide functionality. Either way, they are way, way more interesting to look at and therefore more likely to attract my attention if I see them on a product or around town.

Boring QR codes be gone!

Boring QR codes be gone!


Use Photoshop to create texture and shading

Using texture and shading in Photoshop

Using texture and shading in Photoshop

Using Photoshop, this swan illustration by Andrew Lyons is one of a series of birds he created for a client packaging project.

The aesthetic style the client sought was one of reduced, elegant forms – an approach found in much of his work. Although he often uses photo references as a starting point, Andrew believes it’s important to develop drawings beyond exact representation. Whether he’s illustrating figures or animals, he tries to abstract and simplify to create something that’s both pleasing to the eye and which brings out the inner nature of the subject. Continue…

Amazing photo library that can be used by designers

photo library found at morgueFile

One option available in the photo library found at morgueFile

Have you ever needed a stock photo-quality image for your design project or website mockup? The ethical use of materials such as content and photographs found on the web is a hot topic of discussion with graphic designers and if it is a topic you don’t give much thought to, you probably should. One option is to look through the photo library found on MorgueFile for free photos. You are allowed to copy, distribute, transmit the work and to adapt the work. Attribution is not required. You are prohibited from using this work in a stand alone manner.

Wondering why it is called Morgue File? According to their website: Continue…