10 Amazing And Free Design E-Books

Originally Posted On 1/27/2010

Below are 10 amazing ebooks that you can download for free! Some require you to leave some of your info but are free and definitely worth it!

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AIGA: Get A Design Job

From performing a self-evaluation on the core design competencies that can add value to a wide range of businesses, to navigating different types of interviews and networking situations, Get a Design Job offers practical advice for the changing roles of today’s designers.

Illustrate 3D-Typography Using Only Photoshop

While most other articles on 3D-typography employ external 3D-rendering applications, this introduction will guide you through the complete process of recreating the tutorial’s cover illustration using Adobe Photoshop and it’s built-in tools only. The tutorial comes with the illustration’s original, layered .PSD-file, a set of 8 3D-Actions and the original bubble- and smudge- brushes.

The Design Funnel: A Manifesto for Meaningful Design

Would you like a process to create more consistently creative work which distinguishes itself from the work of your peers? Would you like a process which would help translate the often vague, unclear wishes of your clients (and yourself, for that matter) into a clear and solid basis for your design? This manifesto will show you how.”

Illustrator CS4 How-To Guide

His inspiration for “Loyal Order of Wormwood”: “I never know when or where inspiration will come. Most often it’s captured initially via a simple doodle. Then at a later point in time I take that doodle and flesh it out into a refined sketch. Once my drawing is exactly the way I like it, I simply scan it in and start building my vector art.”

Free 27 Page Type Classification eBook

This book goes through the 10 type classifications with a brief history as well as the key characteristics of each. This book has been made to come back to for easy referencing and it looks great printed as well.

Photoshop Lightroom

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book describes Lightroom’s features in detail and with photographers in mind. The book is aimed at photographers at all levels: amateurs as well as professionals and will offer a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about the program. Photographers who routinely work with raw images will find Lightroom–and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book–an indispensable tool in their digital darkroom.

Seven Steps to Logo Perfection

The easiest way to describe the process of logo creation, is with an example. Blue Cube Consultancy provides a consultancy service to the music industry. Their old logo had served them well, but often looked out of place along side those of their competitors. Logo Surgery made over their logo to give them a fresh, modern and competitive edge. What follows is an outline of the process.


The Logo Factory®’s free logo book – chock full of logo samples and case studies of corporate logos. This time out, we’ve added a series of design tips and pointers featuring insights and observations from our design staff. Logopalooza! Volume Two is a free must-have for designers and those looking to have a logo developed for their new company, product or service. Available for a limited time only.

10 Tips for Creating Your Web Site

When looking for ways to build of your web site, even minor steps can make a huge difference. The most helpful information and best content will have little impact without simple protocols that make your Web site easier to use and more visually appealing. This paper focuses on 10 tips you can employ to ensure your web site is effective from the day it goes live. In this paper the structure and function of the PLC is introduced along with a number of related terms that are commonly confused.

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