Design Makeover: Electric Signs

What Gardner would like a new logo and website to communicate is that Gardner Sign does high-quality work using the latest technology.

Sustainability in the Design Process

As designers reassess our roles, many are endeavoring to invoke consciousness around sustainability at every step in the design process.

Artistic Expressions: Mapping Textures

In this tutorial, you’ll see how Illustrator handles shape creation as well as texture mapping.

The Art of Type: One-Click Typesetting

Nested styles in InDesign are a great time saver, reducing complex formatting tasks to a single mouse click.

Design Makeover: High-flying Redesign

We’re looking for product packaging or labels, print advertisements, websites, and magazine covers that are currently in the marketplace for future “Design Makeovers.” So if you or someone you know has a design that you’d like us to consider making over, or if you’re a designer and you’d like to be considered for a future “Design Makeover,” drop us a line at letters@layersmagazine.com.

The Digital Creation of Fabric

To achieve this realism, the texture or weave of the fabric needs to be more visible in areas where the folds bend toward the viewer.

Designer Spotlight: Vlad Kolarov

Vlad Kolarov is a cartoonist, humorous illustrator, designer, and animator living in Canada.

How Photoshop CS4 Saved the Day: 7 stories of triumph

Last August, Adobe teamed up with Layers magazine to learn how our readers have used Photoshop CS4 to either get out of a jam at work, come in with a win under a tight deadline on a project, or wow the toughest client against all odd

Ten secrets to attract clients and increase your income

And even though these ideas were intended for designers and photographers, they should work for all kinds of small businesses.

The Art of Type: Dash Away All

Dashes have visual, typographical roles as well as grammatical ones.

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