8 New Graphic Design Trends That Will Take Over 2017. So we’re already into 2017, in case you haven’t noticed.
That means you probably have already broken one of your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, my resolution to get better sleep has already been dashed. But one of my resolutions that I will not be breaking is to become a better graphic designer in 2017. And this is great news for you, because I will help you also become a better designer in the process. If you have read any of my other articles, you’ll know that I am not a traditionally trained graphic designer. A great place to start is to see what the graphic design world will look like this year, and what trends will take it by storm.
It is going to be an interesting year, to say the least. Graphic Design Trends You Should Know for 2017: Embed this infographic by copying and pasting the code below: 1. Over the past few years, many tech leaders used muted, safe and easy to digest colors. Using bold color accents will also help many brands cling to their minimalist roots. 2. 3. 4.
The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources. So, you need an image for your blog?
We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined: Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types? High Resolution: Lots of great image resources emerged in the pre-Web 2.0 phase, but it wasn’t until bandwidth dramatically increased that allowed for the uploading of much higher resolution images suitable for editing and printing. License: The licenses vary extremely from source to source. Free Web Icons. Flaticon- free icons. 4 Good Places to Find CC Licensed Images to Use in Class. October 1, 2015 Below are some good places where you can find CC licensed pictures to use with your students in class.
These copyright-friendly photos are offered under different Creative Commons licences most of which are ideal for educational purposes. Also, some of these websites (e.g Photos for Class) provides accurate image citations so students can properly credit their image sources. 1- Pics4Learning ‘Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos & images for classrooms, multimedia projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any projects in an educational setting.’
Advanced Graphic Design. Presentation Design Tips - How to Make Text Look Exciting. By Adam Noar When you are creating a PowerPoint presentation and want it to look as snazzy as possible, there is a lot you can do to make your slides shine with the brightness and glory of a thousand suns.
You can add beautiful background textures, have perfectly complimentary fonts, or avoid the hassle of doing it yourself and just buy a ready-made template from the get-go. Even so, if you are not careful your text can look boring. Another way to make your presentation slides look spiffy (and certainly not boring) is to change up the way you add text to a picture. Here are ten clever and easy to implement presentation design tips for mixing up your text display and maximizing your PowerPoint potential. 1.
Sometimes it can be a good idea to play around with the perspective in your slide—keeping your text front and center in the foreground all the time can get a bit stale. 2. Using Graphic Design Principles in Web Design. An Introduction to Color Theory for Web Designers. Web Style Guide. Page Structure and Site Design. Web “sites” are complete abstractions—they don’t exist, except in our heads.
When we identify a site as such, what we’re really describing is a collection of individual linked pages that share a common graphic and navigational look and feel. What creates the illusion of continuity across a cohesive “site” is the design features that pages share. Individual html pages and how they are designed and linked are the atomic unit of web sites, and everything that characterizes site structure must appear in the page templates. As the web has matured over the past decade, the structure of web pages in text-driven information sites has become more uniform and predictable. Although not all web pages share the exact layout and features described here, most web pages incorporate some or all of these basic components, in page locations that have become familiar to web users (fig. 6.1).
Figure 6.1 — A canonical page design and major page elements. Page headers Home link Global navigation Search Scan columns. Visual Design. Some foundational ideas are so thoroughly ingrained in modern life that we hardly see them for their ubiquity and familiarity.
The concept of “module and program”—regular building blocks of repeating patterns that when joined together produce an organized whole—permeates our information-age lives even more thoroughly than it did the lives of our ancestors in the industrial revolution launched by manufacturing innovators like Eli Whitney. As the industrial world grew more complex, document designers in the mid-1800s began to adapt modular programs to newspaper, catalog, financial, and other publications, and modern page layout was born. In the early twentieth century the Bauhaus designers adopted the elements of visual logic discovered by the Gestalt perceptual psychologists, and those German and Swiss designers created modern graphic design (see Visual Design Principles sidebar, below).
Graphic Design for Beginners. Graphic Design. Exploring-color-theory.