Bohemian Gypsy Jane: Tutorial: How To Create An Ikat Effect In Illustrator Ikat, or Ikkat, is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibers prior to dyeing. The word ikat derives from the Indonesian word mengikat, meaning "to tie". Ikat is one of the oldest forms of textile decoration. There is a long and varied history for the technique, and no one is certain where, exactly, the technique originates from. But one thing is for certain, the look of ikat is very popular right now, and many designers are busy trying to figure how to re-create the look digitally.
20 Best Web Fonts from Google Web Fonts and @font-face At the moment there are several ways to use non-system fonts on a website. We will focus on the two least complicated, least expensive systems, Google Web Fonts and the @font-face rule. Fear not, we have not ruled out other paid methods such as Typekit, Fonts.com Web Fonts, Fontdeck, Webtype, WebINK or Fontspring for future posts as they certainly offer high quality typefaces and deserve to be considered. Top 7 Semantic Search Engines There’s no denying the power and popularity of the Google search engine, and in comparison to other similar search engines such as Bing, where results are based on page rankings and algorithms, they excel. But there are other ways to search the web, using what are known as semantic search engines. Using a semantic search engine will ensure more relevant results based on the ability to understand the definition of the word or term that is being searched for, rather than on numbers. Semantic search engines are able to understand the context in which the words are being used, resulting in smart, relevant results. This is a list of the top 7 search engines to get you started in the world of semantic searching. Kngine
7 Body Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You There’s no question that body language is important. And, according to Leil Lowndes in her book “How To Talk To Anyone,” you can capture — and hold — anyone’s attention without even saying a word. We’ve selected the best body language techniques from the book and shared them below: The Flooding Smile Choosing web fonts: 15 expert tips Over the last few years, the possibilities for using type on the web have expanded enormously. In the bad old days of the web, designers were restricted to a few 'web safe' fonts, which meant everything looked pretty much the same, or using images to replace the type – a clunky solution that caused problems for the reader and technical problems in the browser. Nowadays, though, you can access an astonishing array of professional typefaces for use on your sites, bringing the aesthetics of print design to the web. Since around 2010, widespread support of @font-face in all the major browsers, plus a new web open font format, WOFF, has led to a technical revolution and the rise of a number of web font hosting services. These companies allow users to pay a subscription to host an enormous range of web fonts on their website. Popular services include Typekit, Fontdeck, WebINK and Fonts.com.
You are missed — Better Humans “Something feels missing from my life but I can’t quite put my finger on it.” I can’t tell you how many times I hear some variation of that every week. (It’s a lot.) I hear it from tech entrepreneurs who are on the verge of burn out, writers who are experiencing a temporary block, photographers who are making a ton of money working with big brands, and designers who have a full plate of client work. Quick Tutorial: Metallic Effect in Photoshop - Dreamstale Learn How to Create a Metallic Effect in Photoshop In this quick Photoshop tutorial we’ll learn how to create a simple but realistic metallic effect in Photoshop. In less than 6 steps we can create a nice effect and you can use it as background for your web projects. You can mix the technique for different metallic effect patterns. For different document sizes you may have to change the filter input values.
100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection for 2015 The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog The 2015 version of The 100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection is finally here. . Do you remember our “100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection” articles for 2012, 2013, and 2014? Well, the 2015 version of those articles is finally here. Just like previous years, we've undertaken great efforts to look for, categorize, and create font previews of 100 typefaces that you can use to do almost anything. Regarding their licenses, you should pay attention to each one individually as, while the majority are completely free, some are for personal use only and others are not full families – this means that you’ll only be able to download regular or medium weights or condensed styles for free.