Top 10 Posts of 2019

The year 2019 was a big year for me at Lara Lee Design. In 2018, I finally made the switch from working under Avian Design & Development to my own…

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Twenty 2020 Web Design Trends

Let’s kick off the new decade with twenty 2020 web design trends. This year continues to “break the rules” with broken grid layouts, background headlines, and horizontal scrolling. Other trends…

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How to Use After Effects: Animate a Line

A super popular but surprisingly easy motion graphic to make in After Effects is animating a line. Use After Effects to animate a line to “draw” an illustration before the…

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Making Web Typography Better

Typesetting for the web presents different challenges than typesetting for print. For instance, web designers understand that unlike designs going to print, our web designs need to be scalable and…

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My CPT Needs a Custom Taxonomy

Sometimes a WordPress custom post type (CPT) needs a custom taxonomy to match. At first, I created a CPT without its own custom taxonomy. The result was that my CPT…

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How to Use After Effects: Animate a 3D Card Flip

The motion graphics tutorials continue! Learn how to animate a 3D card flip in After Effects with this quick tutorial. The 3D card flip is another popular animation effect that’s…

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How to Use Illustrator: Export a Seamless Tile

Illustrator is by far the easiest tool to create complex seamless patterns, but converting a hex or brick pattern to a seamless rectangular tile can look complicated at first glance. Learn how to export a seamless tile from Illustrator. Make a hex or brick pattern rectangular with a simple trick on the Illustrator pattern swatch.

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How to Use After Effects: Animate Along a Path

It’s surprisingly easy to create a path animation in After Effects. This is a simple tutorial for the complete and utter beginner of how to animate along a path in…

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