A Beginner's Guide to Combining Multiple Fonts Using multiple fonts in the same design can get tricky if you don’t have knowledge of basic theories and good practices. In my opinion pairing fonts is one of the most difficult parts of the design process. If you have no idea where to begin, then this article will guide you through the knowledge you need for now.
100 Beautiful Free Textures - Smashing Magazine Use of texture in Web design is extremely common. Part of the reason textures are so useful to designers is the relative ease of the integrating one into a design if a high-quality textured image already exists, not to mention the endless possibilities . Fortunately, plenty of photographers and designers are willing to share their work with the rest of us so that we can use them in a number of different ways. In this post, we’ll look at 100 different textures in a wide variety of different categories. Of course, each image is linked to the source where it can be downloaded. As with any type of freebie, be sure to read the terms and conditions or stipulations by the owner before using it in your work.
мαηαтσρια.σяq #38 Espelona Theme (08/04/13) links · preview / code credit · lmthemes [inspiration] / mortgraphics [sidebar] This theme is a two column and a three column grid theme! Free Texture Packs To Spice Up Your Designs Feb 25 2011 Every day we try our best to present to you some useful tips, dear reader, to inspire you with fresh ideas and to try out new things. Today, we’ve prepared a nice collection of free texture packs that you just may have been looking for to freshen up your designs you’re working on. Enjoy! High Resolution Texture Pack 5 High Resolution Brick & Tile Textures CERAMIC AND GLAZE The use of ceramics by humans has been chronicled since our earliest recorded history. Some of the very first artifacts in the archaeological record are fired mud ceramic vessels. Fast forward tens of thousands of years into the future: today we are surrounded by ceramics, from Chia Pets to ceramic chef’s knives.
You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning If you’re building elearning courses, then you should expect to have a graphics editing program as part of your tool chest. In a previous post I mentioned a few free (or low cost) graphic editors if you don’t already have one. There’s even a good discussion about graphics applications in the elearning community. Jump in and share a favorite of yours. 60+ Free High Quality Vintage Textures Vintage items have been making its great mark in the society for the last couple of years. Not only has it captured the interest of so many fashion icons but also the eye of great and aspiring designers all over the world. From the many and varied wallpapers to the great list of cool resources that can be downloaded, it has indeed become a trend in design to create numerous vintage-themed artwork.
85 High-Quality Fabric Textures for Designers Designing entails usage of different tools and materials. Some of these tools and materials are used occasionally, while others are used more often than the rest. One of these frequently used items in a designer’s resource box is texture. It is used to add realism and depth on the design and make it more visually appealing as a whole. Decorating by Color: Superneutral Decorating Palettes and Projects - Martha Stewart We scoured the spectrum to find 18 hues that offer you a neutral look that's enhanced by a hint of color -- making them more complex and sophisticated than the usual beige or off-white. Even if you've never been brave with color, you can use one of these paints. They will enliven what's already in your rooms, whether your style is modern or traditional, vibrant or restrained. And a little goes a long way.
10 Books Of Visual Ideas Sharebar Everyone needs a way to get inspired. When it comes to visuals, you can find ideas all around you—in magazine covers, advertisements, design websites and my favorite, books. Here are some of the latter that you might find intriguing. 20 Great Web Page Backgrounds You Can Certainly Use Advertisement There can be times when your web design is almost done but you can’t finalize a beautiful background for your site. Importance of a Background can not be ignored since a site is viewed differently in different browsers and resolutions and the empty space at the background kills the foreground’s beauty. Designing a background yourself is a time consuming process and its hardly required when the fellow designers have heartily and happily contributed so many beautiful backgrounds and patterns for websites. We have collected few sets of Beautiful Backgrounds which will surely be useful to you.
45 Awesome Abstract Textures Finding that perfect texture for your design can be quite the search, and also quite time consuming. To help you out a bit we’ve browsed through the large collection of textures over at deviantART and picked out some abstract textures. These can inspire you in making your own ones or you can use them. Just make sure to click on the images to go to the originals and read if the artists behind them have any restrictions or require credits first. Maybe this can be the helpful start to a new project? Let’s dive in! Fridge concept on Industrial Design Served - StumbleUpon Fridge concept Outside surface of the fridge looks like compositionwith right and clear geometry. There is light on the doors, that also showswhen the fridge is on. When the door is open light is switching on and off.In this project all elements have new places. Thefirst new thing is an inclined triangle shelf for comfortable keeping the bottlesthere. In this way cellar can be created, or it can be just a place for juice.The next new thing is a movable shelf.
12 Ways to Become a Better Designer in 2012 - Designer Blog Designer Blog Judging by the developments at 99designs, this year is going to be an important one. We’re growing and improving at an ever increasing pace and we want our designers to grow with us too. We have 12 months ahead — let’s use each month to become a better designer by learning a new skill and trying a new tip! 1. Learn to use the grid Building a well-balanced design layout, whether for web or print, is one of the most difficult and excruciating design tasks.