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Font vs. Typeface (And 14 Other Design Terms We Always Get Wrong) ~ Creative Market Blog Designers talk in fancy technical terms all the time, but how often do we get it right? Well, that's a good question, and with that in mind, we came up with 15 design terms that we always seem to screw up, then put them in one convenient place — right here! 1. Font vs. How To Sharpen An Image - Advanced Photo Sharpening Try before you buy. Download any Adobe product for a free 30 day trial. How To Sharpen An Image In Photoshop — Advanced Photoshop Sharpening Techniques Adapted from "Photoshop CS2: Essential Skills" by Mark Galer and Philip Andrews Most if not all digital images require sharpening, even if shot on a state of the art digital megaresolution SLR with pin-sharp focusing. ReubenMiller [image via designboom] Now that it's spring, there have been lots of around-the-house projects begging for attention. I've also been looking at a lot of fresh inspiration. Here's a collection of things I've been working on and cool things I thought you might enjoy seeing. I saw these awesome wine bottle illustrations by Lydia Nichols over at The Dieline.

Friday Fun: useless or not so designs? You decide Fun | August 6, 2010 2:05 PM | Leave a Comment We've picked up a few designs from the surrounding blogosphere for you have a laugh or to admire or both or neither. Maybe useless maybe not, you decide... Tags: GivingTuesday - 14 Android & iPhone Apps to Achieve Design Nirvana Without imagination, we’d still be living in a cave with that lingering feeling that we are missing out on something phenomenally life-altering. But where will be this gnawing sense to explore things? To draw? To create?

The origins of abc Where does our alphabet come from? We see it every day on signs, billboards, packaging, in books and magazines; in fact, you are looking at it now — the Latin or Roman alphabet, the world’s most prolific, most widespread abc. Typography is a relatively recent invention, but to unearth the origins of alphabets, we will need to travel much farther back in time, to an era contemporaneous with the emergence of (agricultural) civilisation itself.

42 Free Online Magazines for Designers Art and design magazines are designers close companion. Not only it feeds us with latest trends and news in the design industry, it’s also a good source of inspiration, particularly useful for those who hit the design block frequently. Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s a huge pool of free design magazines on the net; we meant those softcopy magazines you can either browse online or download (.PDF, .SWF) for offline viewing. Not only they have high quality content, each issue released is also free. We thought that’s generous of these folks. Today we want to present you with N Free Magazines for Designers.

Jun Mitani Is A Paper Magician: Constructing Unbelievable Origami Forms From Torafu Architects’ 2D to 3D pop-up paper vases to Josh Ritter’s 12,000-piece cut and paste music video, paper remains one of the oldest and most diversely applied materials for creative expression. Today, we explore the wafer-thin constructions of Japanese computer scientist Jun Mitani. From his first intrigues with paper design to his inimitable collaboration with fashion designer Issey Miyake, the 3D origami craftsman explains his trials and triumphs with paper. The Creators Project: Please introduce yourself and your work with paper. Jun Mitani: I’m an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Tsukuba.

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