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Graphic design has an amazing community. Comprised of both the vets from the pre-computer era to the newbies who were raised on the internet and computer-editing applications, there is a huge gamut of people sharing their work and expertise online. I know when I was starting out in design, I found tons of inspiration and information from sites like JustCreativeDesign, DesignNewz, and more.
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10 Easy Tips To Create Your Own Cool Icons With Photoshop Even if you’re not a software developer, learning to create your own icons is a tremendously useful skill. You can give your computer a unique skin or provide your services to the community and the corporate world. This is by no means a complete icon design tutorial. We’re just getting you started on the rudimentary basics – technicalities, a design checklist, and an icon design toolset. Icon Technicalities Below are some specifications you should know concerning the icon format, most importantly image resolutions and file formats.
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30 Beautiful Handwritten Fonts Handwritten fonts are basically simulating a manuscript, or hand-drawn text. A manuscript is any document that is written by hand. The term may also be used for information that is hand-recorded in other ways than writing, for example inscriptions that are chiseled upon a hard material or scratched as with a knife point in plaster or with a stylus on a waxed tablet, or are in cuneiform writing, impressed with a pointed stylus in a flat tablet of unbaked clay. But enough with the history. If you guys need a beautiful font for headers or short notes, go ahead and use one of the free handwritten fonts I put together for you below.
Oct 11 2009 In his famous 1908 essay, ‘Ornament and Crime,’ modern architect Adolf Loos wrote: “The evolution of culture marches with the elimination of ornament from useful objects.” This pronouncement banished many of the frilly, decorative fonts of centuries past from the realm of High Design. Fast forward to the present day: Web 3.0 is awash in enough sleek sans serif and classic roman typefaces to make designers long for the typographic indulgences of yesteryear. Harness the power of the antique and make your graphics pop with one of these vintage-inspired fonts, which have returned to the spotlight both in print and online.
stuff is getting so careless and weird on this website, I would almost consider offering my editing/proofreading services for free, except that I don't work for free. take some of your own medicine, Lifehacker, and go use Adobe Kuler, because, as you said yourself, "combinations of color won't always look great. Picking poor combinations can lead to messy and unappealing designs" ... you forgot to add, "LIKE THIS"! 4/09/12 4:05pm
Perhaps I'm just old. * Only make changes during approved "change management" windows. Never during the middle of the day while users are on the system. I'm looking at you gawker! * In a corporate environment where you develop in-house apps, being "pretty" is a secondary concern behind functionality. If I were caught screwing around with photoshop or fonts ...
We're all about simple and elegant font choices, but sometimes you need to liven up your designs. The Miss Tina Fonts (MTF) Collection can help you do just that with free options ranging from simple and casual to silly and fun—and they're all free. The MTF collection can get a little girly at times (there is one font in the pack named "Girlie," after all), which is too niche for most people, but if you're looking for some simple type options that are a little more fun than your standard Helvetica Neue, for example, there are several nice options. Base, Skinny Jeans, Pork Chop, Jumpin' Jack, and Chubb are all good examples. The MTF Collection Provides Many Fun, Free Fonts to Liven Up Your Designs, Presentations, and More
Fundamentals of Graphic Design: Making Meaning with Words and Images
October 24, 2011 So I gave this talk called How GitHub Uses GitHub to Build GitHub. Someone submitted my slides to Hacker News, where it stayed at #1 for most of the day. This was pretty strange to me at first. My slides are not designed for people who didn't see the talk in person. They're designed to support my words, not some online audience.
Depending on the flavor of your business, your logo may appear big and flashy, bold and colorful or just plain simple and clever. In this roundup, I’ve turned the spotlight towards the more simple and clever logo styles that leave a strong impression. As simplistic as they may appear, there is genius behind these 60 highly clever minimal logo designs. OneFund Filmaps