Turn your art & designs into iPhone, iPad & Android apps - Feature. 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. So how do we reach this promised land? Gesundheit by Revolutionary Concepts, with art by Matt Hammill. Early sketches for Mojo Bones’ Tongue Tied app was no different to what they would have produced had they been working on an animated short or comic book As for the nitty-gritty of the design process, many advise starting with just pencil and paper. How to edit photos with the Pixlr online editor. 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. There are several advantages that online photo editors such as Pixlr offer over traditional software. One is obviously that you avoid the process of having to download and install it. Plus, because Pixlr is web based, new features are automatically added and become immediately available the next time you arrive at the website. Yet another advantage is that you can use Pixlr from any computer - as long as it has an internet connection and Flash support. There are other image editing applications on the web, but we like Pixlr because it's so flexible and has lots of features.
Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Top 10 Websites For Designers - June 2012. This month's Top 10 Websites for Designers has something for everyone, including a blog about Spanish graphic design pioneers and Type Finder, a site to help you curate the perfect fonts for your next project.
Dieter Rams’ principles for good design have been around for awhile. But this new site captures them in a fresh way. Plus, as AIGA dives into its centennial year, the celebration kicks into gear with rich historical context presented through a dynamic website. You’ll find all this and more in this roundup of the... Looking for cool websites that graphic designers are sure to love? A free type resource, a voice against logo design plagiarism (finally!) HOW's art director is at it again: A free type resource, a voice against logo design plagiarism (finally!) HOW's art director is at it again and has collected a great new set of top website designs. Are you in need of some new design inspiration? Check out this all-star list of some of the best website designs. Inside Cyrus Highsmith’s New Book, a Typographic Classic in the Making. 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. In a spread from "Inside Paragraphs," Highsmith shows the effect of justification on wordspacing. (Click on this image and others below for higher-resolution version.) In roughly 100 spreads, Highsmith explains the fundamentals of typography by focusing exclusively on one thing: white space. Highsmith discusses the choice of the right point size for text.
Highsmith explains glyph space. Gianluca Francesco Pirotta (lieve) on Pinterest. The Lively Morgue. Design on the Go: Designer Apps for Android. 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. 1. Adobe Photoshop Express Photoshop express is an application based around the hugely successful computer program of the same name, but now adapted to mobile phone use. 2. WordPress Mobile is a simplified version of the popular website blog managing software, which enables users to update, edit and create new websites straight from their smartphones. 3.
This useful application enables users to search and discover a variety of colors that can then be used in different design purposes. Docear.