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FatFonts. FatFonts is a graphical technique conceived and developed by Miguel Nacenta, Uta Hinrichs, and Sheelagh Carpendale. The FatFonts technique is based on a new type of numeric typeface designed for visualization purposes that bridge the gap between numeric and visual representations. FatFonts are based on Indo-arabic numerals but, unlike regular numeric typefaces, the amount of ink (dark pixels) used for each digit is proportional to its quantitative value. This enables accurate reading of the numerical data while preserving an overall visual context. How it works Fatfonts are designed so that the amount of dark pixels in a numeral character is proportional to the number it represents. For example, “2? This proportionality of ink is the main property of FatFonts.

Multi-level Digits With the examples above you can only represent numbers from 0 (blank fatfont) to 9. The image above represents a 4-digit FatFont number 4,895. FatFont type variants Miguta Cubica Rotunda Gracilia Examples Learn More. Reader Tutorial: Typography Wallpaper in Photoshop. We have accepted some tutorials from readers and we think it's really good to open the blog, so anyone can share their skills with the community. Because of that, we will start the "Reader Tutorial" series. If you have or want to write a tutorial and publish it here on Abduzeedo, just send it via email to us. Thank you very much and enjoy our first tutorial from Jonathan Connolly. Hey guys this is Creative Volition, an advertising and design agency based out of South Florida.

Just a quick thanks to Abduzeedo for being such a great help to the design community. Here is a quick tutorial from one of our latest designs. Step 1 Create a new document at 1200 x 800 pixels with a resolution of 72dpi. Step 2 Hide all vectors and create a new text box. Step 3 Text settings: 16pt font, Regular, 16pt height spacing, Color #404040. Step 4 Continue to copy/paste the text until it fills the entire canvas. Step 5 Step 6 Make one of the smart objects visible. Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11 Conclusion. Table of Contents. Inklewriter. 1001 Free Fonts - Download Free Fonts.

Cool Typography with the Blend Tool in Illustrator. I have written some Illustrator tutorials in which I've used the Blend Tool to create swirls and other shapes, but I have never used it to create a text effect. Then we received this email suggestion from one of our readers quite a few months ago asking us how to create that effect. I really like the text effect and decided to give it a try. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a text effect using the Blend Tool in Illustrator and then we will use Photoshop for some final retouches to make the effect more subtle. The technique is very simple and it won't take more than 30 minutes to achieve the same effect.

Step 1 Open Illustrator and create a new document. I used A4 for the size, but it is not really important because we will copy the illustrator vector and paste it in Photoshop later on. With the Pen Tool (P) create a Z with just a few points. Step 2 Duplicate the Z and move it down a little bit. Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Apply the Blend Tool (W) for the letters E. Step 8. Textures library - free surfaces for 3ds Max, LightWave. Typo/graphic posters. Writing tools. Free High Resolution Textures - Lost and Taken.

Freebies. Writing Stuff. TextRoom. TextRoom is a room of your own. Read GPLv3 It is a free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed with especially writers in mind. TextRoom and all other similar editors share one goal: to get you writing right away by providing distraction free environment to your liking, as well as familiar set of keyboard shortcuts to control its behavior. If you don't feel comfortable already with your editor of choice, you may find it useful.

Works on Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora and other Linux distributions. Has been ported to FreeBSD, thanks to Michael James Brune. If you are on a system with only Qt, you can try Silent Version. Press F1 to see a list of commands in TextRoom. Version 0.8.2 Export your documents to Google Docs MiniFlo mindmapper based on Flo by Ian Reinhart Geiser. Note about MusicRoom: It uses SDL_mixer to play ogg files. Note: Silent version doesn't include typing sounds and spell check. Qt4.7(or later) Qt4.7 opengl, svg and xml libraries. From Linux Source: cd . 1. Typographie. Cover Browser. Word Cloud Generator. Learning Visually | Living the Dream. Infographics work in the classroom because they grab students and allow an entry point to learning — and because they sum up pages and pages, even chapters, of information that would take a reader hours to process.

Interactive infographics make kids want to immediately start clicking around to see what’s what. For a teacher who prioritizes an inquiry-driven classroom, that’s a great starting point. Infographics and Data visualization are not just for consumption though, teachers and students can also challenge the learning process by creating original graphics for themselves. Go here –> Consuming the information is one portion of the equation when discussing data visualization. There are elements of design to evaluate as well as functionality/clarity of purpose. . … classroom examples of consumption graphics … classroom examples of interactive consumption graphics Tools for creation… Data to play with…

Download Free Fonts at Create A Graph. Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles. 6 solutions gratuites en ligne pour créer des nuages de mots-clés. Voici 6 solutions gratuites en ligne pour créer des nuages de mots-clés : Wordle Il s’agit de l’outil le plus connu de création de nuage de mots-clés. Il offre de nombreuses possibilités de paramétrage et de personnalisation des nuages générés. Il fonctionne (sans inscription) soit à partir d’une sélection de mots, de termes figurant à une adresse URL (possédant un flux RSS ou Atom) ou de mots-clés existants d’un compte Delicious.

Tagul Pour utiliser Tagul, cela est gratuit, mais sur inscription. Tagxedo L’originalité du format du nuage de mots-clés créé est l’un des points forts de ce service en ligne sur inscription. WordItOut Solution basique sur inscription, WordItOut permet de générer des mots-clés à partir de tableaux, textes, adresses URL ou fichiers textes. ToCloud Interface de présentation en anglais surchargée de texte, mais solution efficace pour ToCloud qui fonctionne sous JavaScript. TagCrowd Licence : Creative Commons by-nc-sa Géographie : France. Typography: software, sites, tools, tutorials... - CrystalXP. A few month ago we saw typographic art through a selection from Abduzeedo (click here for reading the article). Well, today I suggest you to continue our selection of graphics resources in order to help you to make nice creations where typography plays a large part : avatars, signatures, wallpapers, design of your web site or blog, posters, logos...

Here is a non exhaustive list of web sites that offer many fonts with different styles to help you to realize your projects. - Dafont - FontCubes - fontex - Abstractfonts - Urbanfonts - highfonts - Jabroo - Ffonts - Fontsycom - Fawnt - Font Squirrel - Blambot - 1001fonts - Fontspace, Fontso, Fontica, neatfonts, Eternal fonts, Creamundo, Font Reactor, Discoverfonts, Beautiful fonts, 2200 freefonts, Betterfonts, Show font, CoolText, Fontarea, etc. You can also to try to manage and create you own font with: - Fontstruct and Fontforge (more information here) - My font, an application that allows you to view, organize your font collection. - Seed by funlife78.