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Posters are excellent examples of art with a purpose: an effective poster must not only show , but must also tell . With the following tutorials, not only will you be shown how to create beautiful digital art pieces, but also get to learn a hodgepodge of digital art techniques and methods that you can adapt later on into your design projects. In this article, you’ll find top-notch tutorials for creating posters . Not only will you be learning specific procedures for creating posters, but also Photoshop and general design practices such as photo-composition, illustration, coloring processing, typography effects, working with custom shapes, using Filters in unique ways, and much more. 1. Shoe Advertisement Poster Using Floral Elements
This font is a set of cut-out layouts with which you can build 3D pixel style letters. They should all work. Just cut along the solid lines, fold along the dotted lines, put some glue on the shaded flaps, stick them together and there you go... If you want to use this for commercial projects, please contact me: tobias (dot) sommer (at) gmx (dot) ch I also appreciate it if you send me links/images of your non-commercial work featuring this font. Have fun!
Vintage and retro style designs can be a beautiful thing. By using a combination of rough textures, grunge patterns and brushes meant to add an aged or used appearance, designers can easily pull of this timeless look. To compliment this aged appearance, it is important to use the proper typography to help match the style you are trying to represent.
All forms of design serve to communicate meaning in some way, but every genre has to be handled differently, case by case. And so, just like how packaging and product design live in different worlds than the Web, book cover design involves a unique challenge: summing up thousands of words in a single image. Even in the face of a declining industry, literature and books, especially their digital counterparts, will always serve a purpose. We’ve written about this before and it continues to be true today.
Anyone who’s tried their hand at designing a typeface will know that it’s a wildly difficult process, and to actually come out at the end with something beautiful takes an extreme amount of skill, taste and patience. Type design isn’t meant for everyone, but typography is, and nearly every designer works with it every day. This is exactly why Type Release creator Sean Mitchell is here to share with you some of the latest typefaces released this past month.
The Dark Knight Rises movie is a couple of weeks away and the amount of posters and viral images promoting the movie is quite amazing. There are some really cool ones and as usual we want to learn how they were done. That is the case of this Photoshop tutorial based on another promotional image for the Dark Knight Rises. So in this tutorial we will create a stencil and spray effect using basic filters and some brushes. The technique is very simple and I am sure you will use it in your future projects.
Whether you're drafting an homage or a parody, nothing clinches a concept like the perfect font. Many brands, movies and entertainment properties utilize custom typography, but the web has gone to great lengths to capture the art of these letters. The results are impressive, and often free for non-commercial use. SEE ALSO: 20 Minimalist Backgrounds for a Simpler Desktop
If you’ve worked with Photoshop for any significant amount of time, you will know that the application comes packed with a broad range of different filters, which can be used to create some really awesome effects. You may also find that the sheer number of filters is somewhat overwhelming! In this article, we’re going to look at 10 Photoshop filters that I think every user should know. We’ll talk about what they do, and more importantly, why you should get to know them all. 1. Gaussian Blur
You know when you’ve been doing something for a long time and it gets ingrained? For me, that’s infographics. I’ve created a lot of chartage over the last 20 years Take a look: Here’s me when I started at the New York Times, where I was a graphics editor. I worked there for 15 years, on all the news desks, with the investigative team, and ran the biz section graphics desk. The middle i.d. is my stint at Fortune Magazine, where I was the Infographics director and got to work with the awesome folks at CNNMoney.com (I’m fading!).
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 –> http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/30/multimedia/2012-the-year-in-graphics.html
Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog.
Information is very powerful but for the most bit it is bland and unimaginative. Infographics channel information in a visually pleasing, instantly understandable manner, making it not only powerful, but extremely beautiful. Once used predominantly to make maps more approachable, scientific charts less daunting and as key learning tools for children, inforgraphics have now permeated all aspects of the modern world.
Anyone who’s ever tried their hand at designing a typeface will know that it’s a wildly difficult process, and to actually come out at the end with something beautiful takes an extreme amount of skill, taste and patience. Type design isn’t meant for everyone, but typography is, and nearly every designer works with it every day. This is exactly why we’ve teamed up with Type Release creator Sean Mitchell to share with you some of the latest typefaces released this past month. These are his findings: Trim Created by Göran Söderström of Letters from Sweden
As you know typography is one of the most important key aspects of any web design project. An appropriate choice of typography can convert your graphic into wonderful artwork. In a previous post I’ve collected 25 Amazing Retro Web Sites for Your Inspiration . In this selection I am glad to present you some of the best fonts to realize nice retro design. The fonts (20+) of this list are absolutely free and you can freely use these resources for your designs, click on the images below to download them. I really love each item of this list, but if some of your favourite fonts are missing tell us using comments.
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