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We’re increasingly seeing apps whose selling points include top-notch illustration, animation and graphic design. Craig Grannell reveals how to become one of the creators of art-led apps. Award-winning apps are increasingly being hatched within the minds of designers and illustrators. Unlike the action-packed offerings of the traditional gaming industry, these design-led apps tend to emphasise storytelling using richly detailed interactive interfaces. The apps may simply be vehicles for illustrated tales or, more ambitiously, they may be role-playing games with elements of puzzle-solving, as pioneered years ago by the likes of Myst .
Not so long ago, you needed software installed on your computer to do any kind of photo editing . That’s still the case if you want to accomplish highly complex tasks such as stitching panoramas together, but a huge range of photo editing jobs can be done using online tools. Here, we’re going to look at the very competent Pixlr. Pixlr
Every month HOW scours the web and pours through submissions from creatives to discover the top design websites . We’re looking for the best promo sites of talented designers and illustrators, as well as design tools , resources and fun sites for creative time-outs . Check out the best design websites below. (You can also submit a site you think should be included in this list of cool design websites next month.) Get The Designer’s Web Handbook and find inspiration for your web designs.
Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals By Cyrus Highsmith Font Bureau , 2012 Cyrus Highsmith , senior designer at the Boston-based Font Bureau, has written a short book on the basics of typography that, despite its odd approach—or maybe because of it—promises to become a standard text in introductory typography courses. The book, to be formally released next month during TypeCon 2012, in Milwaukee, is called Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals , an accurate yet prosaic title that belies its charms. It is a simple book with a simple premise, which means that it is actually a very deep book.
Apr 19 2012 As smartphones have advanced, and the display and photo capture technologies have improved, many have desired the ability to design and to edit images on their mobile phones. In fact, today hundreds of design applications exist on Google Play (previously known as Android Market). So in order to help you sift through the noise to find the ideal one for your needs, we decided to take a look at our top twenty designer apps for Android .