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None, beyond possible sources of inspiration or "what to avoid" lists. All those "trend" articles are written by one person expressing their opinion. (Different person for each article). They are no more valid that any article written by anyone stating what trends will be. There's no science behind the "trend" proclamations, merely observations by one ...


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If you don't want something stolen, don't put it online. It's that simple. If you feel you must put it online.... come to terms with the fact it will be stolen. You can't prevent it. If I do put something online, I purposely hide secret codes and items in the artwork - things only I know are there - items which I can point out to clearly indicate how I ...


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I've been approached a number of times by clients who've trawled through such lists for their initial ideas, and although it can cause some interesting frustrations in expectations and communication if not properly managed, I've evolved my view on these in that it no longer bothers me, and in fact I now welcome it. I encourage them to show me what they like,...


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Your inability to contact the designer has no baring on its copyright status. The fact that the image uses geometry and a parts of the human body makes it no less copyrightable. There are many Creative Commons licenses. Some require derivative works to use the same license as the original, some don't. Without seeing your design it is hard to have an opinion....


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As far as the format of your question goes, it might be a good idea try and trim it down a bit to the core issue, although certainly the additional "texture" is quite readable and gives some good perspective on the issue. As for a solution to the problem: I don't think it's really possible to do anything about it, although there have been some improvements ...


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Google is ok to use if you're looking for inspiration - just be aware NOT to copy/plagiarize that art & design. There are other tools you can get design inspirations from: design magazines (HOW and Communication Arts for example), a folder of your recent logos and designs, design books (check out Creative Workshop), etc. There are also sites for design ...


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Personally, after further investigating, I believe the copyright ed part is the creativity on how artist designs the CMeyeK Eye ball. The rest of the design, is I think, considered not only some geometrical shapes (triangles) , but also familiar symbol and design (eye as a whole). Because of this, those designs cannot be copyrighted according to 37 CFR ...


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It is virtually impossible to prevent people from stealing anything unless you keep if offline. DRM doesn't work. When you share anything, you automatically put it at risk. Look at the music industry - they aren't doing so well. How you express an idea can by copyrighted, but the ideas itself can't. That's what a patent does. If you do a great design, ...


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I don't know what kind of GIF your boss wants. But you can always search for trends on popular designer's sites like dribbble. Honestly you have to do the research yourself, Google is your friend. GIFs are short videos/animations, so the same fundamentals apply. Because they can be 2D or 3D the list of software to create them is too large to include here, ...


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It would really depend on the starting image. Different images and lighting would require different approaches. However in general, the way I'd go about it in Photoshop is to use a reduced opacity gradient map adjustment layer, with a gradient of blue, green, and pink. And then add tweaks using a hue/saturation adjustment layer. This is the custom ...


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When I want to study and replicate the latest best slide decks I search for things like "best slide presentations" "beautiful slide" "business presentations of 2017" "amazing slide deck" etc. in Images. From here I can see the slides I like and visit the site. Common destinations are groups on pinterest, deviant art, private companies that sell presentations ...


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I want to practice designing UI for games but how do I design a UI for something that doesn't exist? How about a UI for something that does exist? There are several games in early access that are still working on their interfaces, as well as open source games that could definitely use some help. Redesigns are a good way to practise, and if you do decide ...


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Assuming you want to have current web design skills, you could complete courses online and be able to list those on your existing website. There are many places with online courses. Example: MIT offers free courses: https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm and TutsPlus is used by many companies and the name is fairly respected. https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/ You ...


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A good "strategy" would be to search for a picture that has been taken in front of a solid colour background (maybe some websites with photographic resources like 123RF or fotolia offer search based on transparency or background colours). You would then be able to remove the background colour in Photoshop, save it as a .PSD file, and include it in your ...


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The Myth of Originality "There is nothing new under the sun." All ideas are borrowed, regurgitated, forgotten, rediscovered, adapted, reconfigured, improved upon, or badly copied. Art, like life itself, is an infinite tapestry of experiences & ideas. Where once art history was divided into eras of different styles and philosophies, we now realize ...


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