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Weekly Design Exercise abbrev. DEX

/‘wiːkli/ /‘dɪˈzʌɪn/ /‘ɛksəsʌɪz/ | noun

noun: weekly design exercise; plural noun: weekly design exercises

1.Activity requiring physical effort occurring once a week, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness of your freakin’ mind.

E.”Weekly Design Exercise improves your Adobe skills and design power"

Feel free to jump into our weekly design brief and produce a mini design project. They are completely free. No catch! These exercises are The Graphic Design School’s contribution to the continuum of the design education of our design graduates, students and the design world at large. Gosh darn that’s nice of us!

Who is this for?

Whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level designer. There is a brief to suit you. Follow the instructions in the brief to the letter.

How do I submit my work?

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What is a good size for the images?

Please make sure your image is of good resolution, it shouldn’t exceed more than 5mb or thereabouts. png, jpeg, svg all acceptable formats. By uploading your image you are giving us permission to publish it.

Can I subscribe to this awesome concept?

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What if I want to go further?

If you love what we do, and think you would like to try your hand at becoming a designer. Check out our courses here.

Can I contribute?

If you would like to become a regular video contributor, let us know. Even though we offer them for free, we pay contributors. Or if there is a technique that you would really like to learn, email us a visual, and any ideas you may have.

Can I contact The Graphic Design School?

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Create a Seamless Pattern in Photoshop and Apply it to Your Mockups - Part 2
27mins Icon for photoshop Adobe Software
Design Brief:
Transform photographic images into engraved illustrations to use as part of an identity design. These images will also be used in DEX Week 26 as part of an identity system and pattern.
RESOURCES:

"Copper Foil Bottle Packaging Mockup" Mockup by Anthony Boyd
"Shopping Bag PSD MockUp #2" Mockup by the GraphicBurger team
"Wall Art PSD MockUp" Mockup by the GraphicBurger team
beginner:
Create a seamless pattern in Photoshop using an image and apply this pattern to a mockup.
intermediate:
Create a seamless pattern in Photoshop using 3 separate images and apply this pattern to 2 different mockups.
advanced:
Create a seamless pattern in Photoshop using 4 separate images and apply this pattern to 3 different mockups.
Design Constraints:
Use Photoshop to create and then define your pattern
Design Goals:
Create and apply a seamless pattern to a mack-up in Photoshop
Tools & Techniques:
Adobe PhotoshopPhotoshop Smart ObjectsMockups
Total Time Allowed:
30 Minutes for Beginner: Create a pattern using 2 images and apply to one mockup. 60 Minutes for intermediate: Create a pattern using 3 images and apply to two mockups. 90 Minutes for advanced: Create a pattern using 4 images and apply to three mockups.

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