10 Infographics That Will Teach You About Typography Typography is a crucial component of great designs involving text, so knowing as much as you can about it is an important step to becoming a great designer. This roundup of infographics will help you discover new and interesting things (as well as reinforce and reiterate stuff you already know) about typography. Click the Go to Source link under each infographic to navigate to the source of the infographic and to see the larger version provided by the creator of the infographic. 1. 26 Best 3D Design/3D Modeling Software Tools (12 are Free) What is this 3D design software? A new take on the process of modeling was introduced by tools like ZBrush, which incorporates concepts known from clay sculpting into the realm of 3D modeling software. The developers at Pixologic have made their name with a series of handy techniques that simplify the modeling workflow. For instance, ZBrush is capable of creating a new model with a higher, uniform polygon distribution to counter the effects of polygon stretching.
#WinningWednesday: The Flow of Amazing Typography Design There is something graceful about Martina Flor, and her grace reflects in the way she produces amazing typography design that seems to flow together. She combines her craft as a designer and her illustrated vision to produce letters that connect with a gorgeous level of detail. Based in Berlin, Martina focuses her type, lettering, and illustration for clients all over the world. She’s the founder of Letter Collections, co-founder of the project Lettering vs. Calligraphy, and the creator of the workshop series called Good Type. 10 Excellent Open Source and Free Alternatives to Photoshop Adobe Photoshop is a given in any designer’s wish list, and it comes with a host of features that allow for excellent and professional photo editing. The biggest obstacle to any designer who wants Photoshop is the price, which can be prohibitive. Fortunately there are a number of open source (and completely free) programs out there that do much of what Photoshop can, and sometimes more. In this collection, you will find 10 excellent examples of open source and free alternatives to Adobe Photoshop. This guest post for Six Revisions was written by Daniel Shain from LaptopLogic.com. At LaptopLogic you can have a look at the best gaming laptops and go through the latest laptop reviews.
#CreativeBranding - The Ruckus over the ‘new’ Tennessee State Logo Welcome to another episode of our Creative Branding series of posts where we get the experts to opine, chime in, critique and discuss everything from design faux passes to wow-inducing design techniques. Previously, we analyzed the YouTube-KitKat collaboration making news over the internet and how that went down with the design folks and ordinary consumers alike. Today we’ll look at something new, something fresh and something controversial that deserves some intense scrutiny from the design industry leaders.
Identify a Font. Font and Typeface Identification tools. What font is that? Ever seen a typeface (font) you like but couldn’t identify it? I once knew an Art Director who was able to identify just about any typeface I showed him. However, in recent years, even he responds with, I don’t have a clue. So where to turn? Well, rather than publishing my Art Director friend’s email address here, I’ll introduce a few resources to get you started. 30 Best Tools for Data Visualization During the past few years the client demand regarding Data Info-graphics has increased in volume and demand as well as in : clarity. The range of technologies available by which to collect and examine data is constantly on the rise- both in web and desktop applications, which provide several great interfaces. From a technological aspect , such tools ( or technologies ) have created efficiency based models which have gone onto disrupting existing paradigms of the past. These vary and range from data synthesis to data visualization encompassing every type of data. Within this scope, such new tools are continually emerging whose main purpose is to- simplify the process within being able to harness data in lending impact and insight generation. For the greater part, most of these tools don’t require the end user to possess any particular coding knowledge nor significant training- due to the fact that these tools are point-and-click and thus, end up doing most of the hard work for you.
The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014 Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated in late 2013 and 2014, giving you one of the most up-to-date lists around. The majority are completely free with licenses for commercial use; the odd few available for personal use only have extended license options at a very reasonable price. The free font list comprises both entire font families and single weight downloads; either way, there is something for everyone and we think you'll love the ones we have picked out for you.
Mastering the Bezier Curve in Sketch — .Sketch App Using Bézier Handles, in Practice The example in the video above focuses on two points (a line), whereas most vector shapes have considerably more points. As such, there are often two Bézier handles extending from a point — one on each side. The 69 Rules of Punctuation: All the ways to use each of the punctuation marks The title is a bit a misleading. Sadly, there are more than sixty-nine “rules” of punctuation. When it comes to punctuation rules, there are probably countless guidelines about how NOT to use them. But the reality is, if you can just learn what each of the punctuation marks do, you won’t have to worry so much about all the ways NOT to use them.
Typeset In The Future Right from the opening scene, we're treated to Kubrick's love of bold, clean, sans-serif typography: This title card is set in Gill Sans, one of the all-time classic sans-serif fonts. Perhaps surprisingly, the zeroes in ‘2001’ appear to be set with the Gill Sans capital letter O (shown below on the left), rather than its zero character (shown on the right): After introducing us to Albertus, the Dawn Of Man turns out to be typographically unremarkable. So, let's skip forward a little, and join Dr. Strategy Internet Marketing Infographics are a way to deliver data visualisation to an audience. They’re not just about data visualisation though; the data is presented within a story to communicate a specific message. They can spread like wildfire online and there are a few reasons for this. First of all, visual data is more memorable and has more impact than straight-up facts. If done right, visual data is easier to understand than simple tables (I say in certain cases because when done wrong data visualisation can mislead and confuse, but I will get to that later on).
The 100 best free fonts In this freshly updated free fonts for designers post, we bring you the world's best free fonts. We've filtered out the diamonds from the thousands of less perfectly designed free fonts available online, for you to use in your designs and illustrations. Get Adobe Creative Cloud now This list represents the 55 best free fonts we've found in eight categories. You can use the drop-down menu at the top of the page, or the boxout, right, to jump to the section you want.