Deke’s Techniques 365: Creating a Political Poster in Illustrator

It’s Election Day here in the United States, and thus comes to a close a season that designers call, “Analyzing the typography of political campaign posters. Designer Deke is no exception, although his focus was on a very local race, the campaign for Middle School Student Body President of his elder son, Max…

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How to Make a Neon Calavera Girl Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingCelebrate Día de los Muertos in style with this vibrant, neon calavera girl portrait created in Adobe Illustrator. Manipulate basic shapes, render areas of design with linear and radial gradients, create custom brushes, and use the Blob Brush Tool (Shift-B) to draw fine details within your design. We’ll draw assorted flowers and…

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Four effective ways to bring the visual merchandising in your store to life

 Long before your customers even walk inside of your store, they have already taken a glance at your visual merchandise. Whether it is the sale sign hanging in the window, the sandwich signs placed on the sidewalk or even the well-dressed mannequins that seem to greet your customers immediately, your store’s visual merchandising will make…

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