Design

If you are looking for design examples, practical tips from professional designers, and revealed secrets on website design, graphical design, or publishing design – you are at the right place. Here, at Cruzine, we are regularly exposing information on design in all its forms and shapes. Photoshop tutorials and examples, vector graphics, typography in web design and print – these are only some highlights from our design category.

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The Sparkling World of Jewelry Designs

The world of jewelry adornments impresses with its richness and variety of forms: earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, brooches, and this list can, definitely, go on and on. Jewelry is one of the most ancient forms of art. Just imagine that the age of the oldest jewelry found is said to be about 100 000 years. …

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Cyber Worlds Illustrations

As children we were all fascinated with the fantastic worlds and characters from the fairy tales and cartoon films. In different times among the best fiction friends of children (and, of course, a great amount of adults as well) were Tom and Jerry, Scrooge McDuck, Chip ‘n’ Dale, ScoobyDoo, and others. Today the situation changed …

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You Haven’t Seen That Kind of Art Before, Have You?

We have had a pretty long discussion here in the office of Cruzine magazine today on how to choose a title for the showcase we have just prepared. Steampunk, shock art, contemporary art installations, or maybe simply photo manipulations? As the result we have decided to take a Solomon’s decision and let you, our readers, …

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Creative Typography Highlights

Typography initially appeared to serve only one purpose – to distribute knowledge and information among people through at first handwritten and then printed books. Over time the functions of typography evolved and diversified. Today typography is commonly perceived not only as one of the practical techniques in publishing industry, but also as a powerful, rich …

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Never Say Die – Backup your Data!

This week, let’s take a look at the solutions available to artists and designers world wide to help keep their data and blood pressures safe. What is the need for a backup? Well there are simply put two ways to go about this? Either control the scenarios in such a way that you minimize your …

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Recycling Designs

Saving the environment has nothing to do with this article on recycling designs. What it can do however is nothing short of saving the world. If I as a designer spend 20 hours designing and coding a certain project, then that means 20 hours of electricity powering my computer, music system, office lighting and of …

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Personal PR – Blow Your Own Trumpet!

Okay, wipe away all obtuse tangents of thought from your mind and let’s get down to what all of us as artists and designers must do, but don’t for many a reason. Yes, I’m talking about self-promotion. Either we’re so critical that we refuse to believe that we are any good or we are so …

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Using Game Theory in Art & Design

What is Game Theory? Is it just fun and games you ask? Game Theory amongst many other things deals primarily with how groups of people interact. Relating with one another is an important aspect of social life. Now you don’t need a PhD to understand this as all of us have grow up in some …

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Meet Generation C – A Generation of Creative Generalists

Since a little over 7 years, I’ve been introducing myself as a Creative Generalist to all and sundry to little effect. The term although widely the most appropriate title is yet to be truly understood or fathomed in context with the generation that grows with every advance in technology today. In fact just the other …

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How to get out of a Creative Block

As creative artists and designers we often ‘create’ a time, space or mindset that nurtures our creativity. This can be anything from one’s favorite desk, park or a particular time of the day when we find the best ideas available to us. In my last post, I spoke of using uses the discipline to instill …

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