With the power of the Web, and more eyes watching than ever, it’s important for a business to communicate its unique message clearly. The easiest way to recognize a company and distinguish it from others is by its logo. Below, we go through 10 common logo design mistakes that you should avoid if you want to create a successful and professional logo. 1. Designed By An Amateur
One of the perennial problems that we come across in a variety of contexts, including CNC artwork and producing artwork for the Egg-Bot , is the difficulty of creating good-quality toolpaths– i.e., vector artwork representing halftones –when starting from image files. One of the finest solutions that we’ve ever come across is Adrian Secord’s algorithm , which uses an iterative relaxation process to optimize a weighted Voronoi diagram, producing a set of points (stipples) that can closely approach the appearance of a traditional stipple drawing. Another important technique is “ TSP art ,” where the image is represented by a single continuous path.
Step 1 Many people have mentioned how the hands I draw look good, and by good, meaning no anatomy mistakes, since those mistakes are so common when drawing any hands that are not in 'the default pose'. So, beginning with anatomy, this is the basic bone structure of the hand is represented by sticks and circles are joints. Notice there are *three* joints in each finger, not two.
Print design is everywhere around us. You can see it everyday on newspapers, advertisements, brochures, business cards, T-shirt designs, posters. But you need some skills to create good looking, catchy print design and usually it’s not an easy task. In this article you’re going to find some useful tutorials working with print products on Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Reader – print designing will not cause any more pain for you!
History provides us with plenty of winged designs from old air force emblems and pin badges, but more recently we can see designers taking inspiration from military aviation and using the style of winged badges in their logo work to create prestigious designs. This post showcases 30 inspirational examples of modern day logo designs each featuring its own set of illustrated wings. Get Your Wings by Morgen Allan Knutson
When we talk about a famous brand, the first thing that comes to mind is its logo . The logo is the most essential component of any personal brand and also the hardest part to execute. A logo must be appropriate, aesthetically pleasing and a reflection of the company’s credibility. Furthermore, a logotype should be synonymous with the company or product it represents and should penetrate people’s minds as a selling agent. An amateurish logo design can more likely make your business fail for a number of reasons. A logo is of great importance in creating brand identity, and you should be very careful in selecting one for your business.
Lately, I have been working on some children illustrations, creating some über cute creatures. In the following easy tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a cute panda bear face icon all from ellipses (well, actually there is one rectangle for the background). The great part about this tutorial, is that you can easily apply the techniques to other icons, illustrations, logos, or other projects. Notes
A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Rype was first published on November 17th 2008. In this Illustrator tutorial, I will show you how to create a cute bunny character.
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Here at WDL we love to staying on the lookout for new freebies so we can show you the best out there. So today we gathered 10 new free fonts to keep your resources updated and filled with options. Having good fonts available is always a good idea, it’s a good way to keep your designs fresh and unique.
Scribus is a well-known open-source DTP application. When considering its features it is often being compared to the most popular commercial software packages like Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign. Program’s main goal is to provide flexible layout and typesetting together with ability to prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. Some of its features include: CMYK and spot color including ICC color managed previews of images and embedding ICC profiles in PDF documents for accurate screen to print color.
This is a rather simple tutorial by Maxim Grafskiy on drawing a stunning Mac-like clock in Inkscape using boolean path operations and gradient fills for nice smooth highlights. This tutorial could be of interest for both novice and experienced Inkscape users. Basic Inkscape skills (objects manipulations, using Gradient editor) are required. Here is an example of a result:
Information graphics (or infographics ) are graphical depictions of data and information. By presenting information in a compact and creative approach, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers. In this collection, you’ll find forty beautiful and educational infographics , displaying the uncommon spectacle of "art meets science". 1.