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90 top-quality typography tutorials

90 top-quality typography tutorials
Whether you're a creative director, illustrator or web developer – whatever your discipline, typography is an essential part of design. There are hundreds of paid-for and free fonts available these days, but when it comes to the art of type, you can never stop learning about it or improving your typography skills. To help you out, we've gathered together the most amazing typography tutorials from around the web, which are bound to help you raise your type skills to the next level. In this post, you'll find typography tutorials in the following areas: The basics and advanced typography skills (1-11)Web typography skills (12-16)Typography in Illustrator (17-23)Adding colour to your type (24-28)Learn type through games (29-31)3D text effects (32-38)Fire up your type (39-41)Snow and ice effects (42-44)Make your type metallic (45-49)Eye-catching type effects (50-58)Design your own type (59-65)Make a typography poster (66-68)Illustrative typography (69-82) Let's get started! The basics 01. 02.

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How to Stop Procrastinating: 10 Steps Edit Article Edited by Malissa, Ben Rubenstein, Andy Zhang, Dave Crosby and 89 others If you're a chronic procrastinator, you know the pains and stress that comes with putting things off. Although you may have the desire to accomplish something, getting the motivation to do it is a different matter.

Alternatives To Your Favorite Serif Typefaces [Updated With Specimens] Hello, my name is Bram, a brand strategist, hacker and typophile. I’ll be guest blogging for Designer Daily during Mirko’s vacation week. Consider this fact: today, we have more typefaces than ever designed, yet most designers chose to stick with their Helveticas, Gills and Caslons. This isn’t bad, per se; after all, going with the familiar guarantees predictable outcome. But with typography, the subtlest of choice can make a big difference—and sometimes, you want to add just enough character to the type, without making abrupt change.

65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free Freebie 65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free by Alex on Aug 9, 2012 • 9:43 am 11 Comments The freelancer's guide to cash flow management An ex-freelance writer, I appreciate how infuriating the financial side of freelancing can be. At times your flush, at others you’re crushed, forced to turn over settees and flail around for cash. A lack of marketing, a loss of a client, mere bone idleness on your part - there’s a number of things that can fuel a famine in your finances, but, more often than not, poor cash flow management will shoulder most of the blame. In-house at an accountancy firm for just over a year now, I’ve seen how integral good cash flow management is to a freelancer’s success. So, drawing upon my own experiences and some of the office expertise, here’s a brief course in cash flow management for any of you freelancers being crippled by a lack of cash...

25 Free Fonts Perfect for @fontface The recent web design trend of not using web safe fonts for headlines and titles has opened up a whole new resource category for designers: The search for the perfect headline grabbing font. In this post we have collected 25 of the best completely FREE headline fonts that could be easily used with @fontface property and all packaged with a web-font license. Dekar Dekar Download Page → Freeware License (View License) Sertig

Pain and Change Painless change is an oxymoron. All change in business is painful. You are giving up the known for the unknown. Ten Awesome Alternative Free Web Fonts Free web fonts such Museo, League Gothic, Droid and Lobster have been around since the dawn of the @font-face revolution. Whilst these are all fantastic typefaces, they are beginning to suffer from over-use. Services such as Google Web Fonts and FontSquirrel are expanding their free @font-face collections weekly but it can be difficult to pick through masses of naff display fonts to find that perfect typeface. 11 Free Vintage Style Fonts Typography is in right now and what’s even more in is vintage/retro typography that you see on many websites and in many graphic designs. Many of you are probably wondering where you can get these awesome fonts and if they are free or not. Lucky for you, we made a list of 11 free vintage style fonts to download and use.

How to create mood boards: 40 pro tips and tools When trying to convey a design idea, moods, feelings and fluffy stuff like that can be difficult to communicate. So designers will often use mood boards: a collection of textures, images and text related to a design theme as a reference point. Mood boards can be a great way to convey your design idea, win pitches and get an early sign-off. 104 Free Fonts for Web Designers and Logo Artists It’s very essential for Designers to have an good understanding of typography and selection as the importance of typography in design can’t be neglected. The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into very attractive piece of art. Among other things, effective typography manages to achieve three necessary objectives of web designing are Look, Appearance and Outcome which helps you to keep apart from normal wave. As we know that typography can be used as a way of mutual understanding between you and your users.

The Dreaded Peer-Teaching Observation - Advice By Bernard Schweizer On the scale of most anxiety-producing moments in teaching, few things top the dreaded peer observation. True, there are plenty of other sources of teaching angst, but none of them quite match the intense butterflies that develop in the stomach of a teacher about to be observed in the classroom by a peer. Especially for junior faculty members, walking to that fateful classroom can feel like a date with doom.

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