50 Extremely Awesome Examples of Typography This time we’re gonna show you some truly inspiring works with text, also referred to as typography. This can be used many places; in magazines, advertisements, websites, logos and more. These great pieces will show you that there are no boundaries and that you can make almost anything with text if you have a good portion of creativity and talent. Typography can in todays terms be so much more than what you find in a book or magazine. Gun by ~mou5e Burdened by ~dylanroscover En Masse by ~clockblock your type by ~O-nay I Speak Alone by ~Gordorca Beauty by *mrgraphicsguy Typography Plate 002 by ~Postpwned I am not myself by ~OrigamiSuicida What Lies Within by ~um0p3pisdn Got a Light by ~DesertViper Typography by ~e-emoo John Lennon in Type by ~Dencii Come Back To Me_1600×1050 by ~Dmaghar Lying by =RenzGFX Steven Paul Jobs by ~dylanroscover Instant by *Shinybinary The Raven by ~swordfishll DUB.TILL.DAWN by ~ICDP Lion by ~rickystuffedpie The Garamond Fox by ~StolenStars Think Differently London 2 by *crymz
30 Beautiful Handwritten Fonts Handwritten fonts are basically simulating a manuscript, or hand-drawn text. A manuscript is any document that is written by hand. The term may also be used for information that is hand-recorded in other ways than writing, for example inscriptions that are chiseled upon a hard material or scratched as with a knife point in plaster or with a stylus on a waxed tablet, or are in cuneiform writing, impressed with a pointed stylus in a flat tablet of unbaked clay. But enough with the history. Enjoy our collection of 30 beautiful Handwritten fonts! You may want to enjoy reading these previous post as well: Jellyka – Estrya’s Handwriting Handwriting1800 curlyJoe Close to me Katy Berry Journal Dirty and Classic The Sixth Sense Ziggy Zoe AquilineTwo Angelina Ginga Broken Christina Gardiner Sans WC ROUGHTRAD Bta Christopherhand Zothique Demo Poseidon AOE karabinE F2U Scratch LT Chickenhawk MA Sexy Burst My Bubble One Constant TrashHand Jose Fernandez Venus flytrap HoneyLight billieBarred vinterstad About the Author
40 Beautiful Examples of Vintage and Retro in Web Design Retro and vintage web designs have become increasingly popular. Ironically, the more and more the web progresses, the more designers start to revert back to old retro styles. For your design inspiration, here are 40 beautifully-designed websites that revert back in time to retro and vintage styles. If you liked this collection, please consider also reading 20 Beautiful Vintage Photoshop Brush Sets. 1. Level 2 Design 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. mediaBOOM 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 40. Related content About the Author Matt Cronin is a freelance web and graphic designer as well as developer.
50 Spectacular Out of Bounds Photoshop Manipulations OOB (out of bounds) is the result of a photo manipulation technique, done with a software such as Photoshop or The GIMP, which creates an optical illusion of a 3D effect and, just like the name says, it presents the subject as coming out of the bounds of a photo. So the OOB images show a photo within another photo. The OOB technique is quite easy to implement if you have basic photo editing knowledge, some imagination and the right pictures. In this post we’ll show you the 50 most outstanding and creative OOB creations, for your delight and inspiration. Out of Bounds Seagull Flower Dance Out of Bounds Chanda Tea Cup Out of Bounds Cigarette Out of Bounds Out Of Bounds and in Water Out Of Bounds – Dog Interactive Out of Bounds – Wire Out Of Bounds Fisherman Out of Bounds Water Dress lady – Out of Bounds Horse – Out of Bounds Flowers Out of Bounds Thirsty On a Mission Contrasts of a City OOB Flower Just Checking… Straying Out of the Blue Run Aground Curiosity Killed the Cat Out of Bounds: No Worries Barco Strand
40 Beautiful Free Fonts For Creating Attractive Typography Headlines A sweet collection of carefully handpicked high quality free fonts, which are all suitable to be used for creating attractive typography headlines which will attract people’s attention. A collection of amazing fonts which are suitable and perfect for web design projects as well print based projects. There is a misconception by designers that free fonts are usually cheap looking and cannot be used in order to create a good design, but what designers don’t realise is that there is the odd good free font it just takes time in order to find the perfects ones. This is the exact purpose of this article to be bookmarked by designers and to referred to in the future when working on a design projects where money may be tight and the client can’t afford to splash out on big expensive fonts. This post will be a handy resource for designers searching high quality good free fonts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. attempa 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.
30 Innovative And Creative Text Effect Tutorials Text effects are used in almost everything we see: whether it a simple inner or drop shadow, a subtle gradient, or a full-blown illustrated header. Below we have a selection of thirty great tutorials from across the design community, ready for you to follow and pick up tons of new techniques. You’ll be a text-effect master before we can say the word “go!“. The Tutorials Here we go! Clash of the Titans Text Effect (Photoshop) ↓ Produce a great Clash of the Titans themed text effect in Photoshop, inspired by the epic movie. Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect (Photoshop) ↓ Create a retro-colored psychedelic background, and then mask out the image to produce some funky text. Super Easy Neon Style Text (Photoshop) ↓ Learn how to achieve a neon sign-like text effect in Photoshop. Create Sparkling, Animated Text (Photoshop) ↓ Produce a sparkling text animation in Photoshop with just a few super simple steps. How to Create a Simple and Elegant Text Effect (Photoshop) ↓ Your Turn To Talk
10 Easy Tips To Create Your Own Cool Icons With Photoshop Even if you’re not a software developer, learning to create your own icons is a tremendously useful skill. You can give your computer a unique skin or provide your services to the community and the corporate world. This is by no means a complete icon design tutorial. We’re just getting you started on the rudimentary basics – technicalities, a design checklist, and an icon design toolset. Icon Technicalities Below are some specifications you should know concerning the icon format, most importantly image resolutions and file formats. Size The importance of size is further discussed below. Icons are always square. 16 x 16 px * **24 x 24 px32 x 32 px * **48 x 48 px * **64 x 64 px96 x 96 px128 x 128 px **256 x 256 px **512 x 512 px ** Windows XP advises the use of 16 x 16, 32 x 32, or 48 x 48 resolutions*. File Format For Windows, the most commonly used file format for icon distribution is ICO. The Icon Design Checklist There is not one tutorial to design the perfect icon, time and time again. Size
Smashing Retro Icon Set - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Over the last few months, we have extensively covered the influence of retro and vintage style on modern Web design. We have looked at recent vintage Web designs, showcased posters and typography and presented vintage tutorials. In fact, we are confident that vintage is still in, and that many designers are experimenting with this style to achieve unusual, creative and (hopefully) effective results. So today, we are pleased to release the Smashing Retro Icon Set, a set of 10 beautiful, high-quality “vintage” icons, created by the talented Russian design agency SoftFacade especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. Download the set for free! You can use the set for free and without any restrictions in both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. Download the set (.zip, ICO and PNG, 9.3 MB) Thank you, guys. It's done.
Ultimate Photoshop Design Resources There's no doubt that I like to design. Next to coding, I also love to edit photos, designing websites etc. My personal favorite tool to achieve this, has to be Adobe Photoshop. Next to a good tool, you'll need some good resources. Fonts, Plug-ins such as Brushes and Textures, Stock photos can help you tremendously when designing. Fonts, Stock Photos, Patterns, some Textures and Inspiring sites do not require Photoshop. If you think that there's a top-source missing from the list, share it with us by posting them in the comments. Fonts The standard fonts on a PC are really boring and just created to read. Dafont Personal FavoriteGreat website, huge amount of fonts. Photoshop Brushes One of my favorite tools in Photoshop has to be the brush tool. VBrushOld site with Photoshop 7 brushes. Photoshop Textures If you want a little bit more depth or relief in your images, than textures can help you out. TextureWarehouseFree, High Resolution Textures to Designers and 3D Artist. Patterns
26 Beautiful Free Retro Style Fonts - Download Realistic eye - Drawing video tutorial by Marcello Barenghi Realistic Pears - Drawing tutorial by Marcello Barenghi Character Rigging - Setting Up The Skeleton - Maya Tutorial Photoshop Tutorials To Suit Your Taste - Noupe Design Blog Mar 01 2011 What do you do when you have an idea? Well, a good thing would be to write it down first. We’ve collected various types of artwork to match everyone’s taste. Create a Spherical 3D Puzzle With Photoshop In this tutorial you will learn how to create a nice spherical 3D puzzle using Photoshop CS5 Extended’s 3D tools: Create an Underwater Typography Scene This tutorial teaches you how to create a custom typography piece. “Piece of the Artic” Pie Chart Photo Manipulation In this tutorial, the artist shares his experience in recreating this illustration. Create a Spiral Telephone Cord From Scratch With Photoshop In this tutorial you will learn how to create a still life telephone scene from scratch using the Smudge tool: Create a Vibrant Colorful Product Ad in Photoshop In this tutorial you will learn how to create a vibrant colorful product advertisement in Adobe Photoshop using some easy techniques: