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Image File Formats Part 3: The Revenge of AI, PDF, and SVG

Hey there, and welcome to part three of our series covering the wild world of graphic file formats! In Part 1 we covered the basics, those staples you see every day on the internet and while working: JPG, GIF, and PNG. In Part 2 we dove back into the fray with the more advance, layered, and professional formats: PSD, XCF, and TIFF. Today we cover the awesomeness that is AI…

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Image File Formats Part 2: Layer it up with TIFF, PSD, and XCF

Welcome back! Previously we talked about a few important file formats you may interact with every day on the internet or with graphic design. Those formats were JPEG (often seen simply as JPG), PNG, and GIF. Those formats all shared one thing in common: They were as flat as a board. None of them supported the all important feature of layering, which is the bread and butter of any graphic…

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Image File Formats Part 1: JPEG, GIF, and PNG

Graphic designers and digital art wizards spend an awful lot of time working with different file types — TIFF, JPEG, PNG, even the odd GIF (supposedly pronounced ‘jiff’, but frankly I’ll call it ‘giff’ until the day I die because I’m such a rebel). These things are the tools of the trade, the packages containing all your hard work, the end result of hours of sweat and blood — but…

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Designing The Brain Circuit Designs Logo

It’s true what they say: You are your own worst critic. Designing a logo for myself was like pulling teeth. It was agonizing. I have done a couple of versions before. But as time went by that nagging, creeping voice in my head kept telling me that I really didn’t like the way they came out. But this taught me a valuable lesson: I needed to spend more quality time…