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Free And Cheaper Options To Photoshop, Illustrator, And Other Adobe Creative Software

Posted By fershid 12 days ago on Design - Freelance illustrator, artist, and author Michael Sexton has compiled a list of free and cheaper (single purchase) alternatives to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, After Effects, and Audition. Michael created the list after Adobe’s recent price hike of its photography plan from $9.99 to $19.99. After an outcry from creatives, the price was reverted back to $9.99.

But Michael believes a price rise is inevitable as Adobe has roped enough people into subscriptions. He created this handy little graphic (in Affinity Designer) to help out fellow designers. We’ve added links to the mentioned programs below the graphic. Check them out here.

Top 8 Logo Design Trends For 2019, Explained With Simple Graphics

Posted By fershid 19 days ago on Design - Previously we featured the top 2019 trends in graphic design, web design, colors, and images. In today’s post, we focus on the top trends in logo design.

One of the most interesting trends we’ve seen recently is responsive logos – logos that adapt to the device they’re being viewed on. For example, imagine a responsive Nike logo. On a desktop website, the complete logo is displayed with the Nike wordmark on top of the swoosh. On a smaller UI (like a mobile menu), a simplified version of the logo is displayed with just the logomark, the swoosh.

Other notable logo design trends include gradient logos, negative space logos, lowercase lettering, abstract geometry, overlapping elements, and more. Kalypso Designs has come up with a series of simple, minimalist graphics that list eight maj

10 online tools that will help you create a great logo for your brand

Posted By supermonitoring 20 days ago on Design - While you might have come across several options for brand logo designing tools across the Internet, we’ve tailor-made a list of the best ones online.

32 Beautiful Color Palettes With Their Corresponding Gradient Palettes

Posted By fershid 25 days ago on Design - Looking for color palettes for your graphic, web, or UI design? Mr.Pugo is a handy resource that shares beautiful color palettes (with hex codes) and also their corresponding gradient palettes. We’ve shortlisted some of the best ones in terms of aesthetic appeal, usability, and current design trends. Check them out here.

21 Beautiful Free Fonts For Your Next Design Project

Posted By fershid 26 days ago on Design - As a designer, no matter how many fonts you have on your system, you always want more. You might use just a fraction of those fonts on a regular basis, but you need to have a gorgeous collection in your repository at all times. And what’s the one thing designers love more than a beautiful font? A beautiful font that’s available for FREE!

Today’s post is a collection of 21 gorgeous free fonts that’ll make every designer drool. The list includes all types of typefaces – serif, sans serif, script, handwritten, rounded, geometric, etc. Check them out here.

What Is The Golden Ratio, And How To Use It In Graphic Design

Posted By fershid 31 days ago on Design - The Golden Ratio, also known as the Golden Section or Divine Proportion, is a mathematical ratio of 1:1.618 based on the Fibonacci sequence. It can be found in nature (flower petals, seeds, shells), in food (artichokes, broccoli, pineapple), and in the human anatomy.

The Golden Ratio can also be found in art (Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man) and architecture (Pyramids, Acropolis, Notre Dame, Taj Mahal). When applied to design, photography, and typography, it makes compositions look natural, balanced, and aesthetically pleasing.

3 Designer Friends Created An Alphabet Series Using Logos They’ve Designed Over The Years

Posted By fershid 34 days ago on Design - Three graphic designers, colleagues, and friends, Alex Tass, Dalius Stuoka, and Deividas Bielskis decided to put together an A-Z alphabet series made from logo symbols, lettermarks, and monograms they’ve created over the years. All three designers have been in the industry for over 10 years, and have worked with a variety of clients, brands, and agencies.

For this project, each designer submitted one design per letter, creating a trio of symbols for each letter. The series showcases some excellent logo designs that use colors, typography, and negative space aesthetically and effectively. Check it out here.

31 Beautiful Gradient Logos For Design Inspiration

Posted By fershid 39 days ago on Design - When Apple launched iOS 7 in 2014, it not only changed the face of UI design, but also branding, graphic and logo design. Skeuomorphic interfaces and glossy app icons were out. Flat design, vibrant colors and gradients were in. In 2016, when Instagram came up with a bright new look and multicolored logo, a vast majority of its users hated the vivid gradients and demanded the company switch back to the vintage camera icon.

Fact is, today bright, bold gradients are one of the hottest design trends in graphic and logo design. We’re seeing more and more brands, specially start ups, incorporating gradients in their logos and app icons. When implemented correctly, gradients can make your logo look modern, contemporary, and impactful. Factors that should be considered before you opt for a ...

Need Images For Your Project? Create Your Own With This Useful Drag-And-Drop Tool

Posted By fershid 47 days ago on Design - Design resource site Icons8 has come up with a handy web app called Photo Creator that lets you create realistic stock photos using drag-and-drop images of models, objects, and backgrounds.

The app features over thousands of images with transparent backgrounds, so you can place one over the other and create your own composite in any size or aspect ratio.

You can rotate, scale, and flip each individual image. You can also move objects from foreground to background. Once you’re done, you can download your final image in PNG or PSD format.

Adobe After Effects Has A Powerful New Tool That Can Remove Any Object From Your Video

Posted By fershid 48 days ago on Design - Content-Aware Fill is a useful tool in Photoshop that lets you remove unwanted objects from your photos. But what if you want to remove objects from a video? You’ll need to edit each frame individually and then stitch them back together.

Well, all that has changed now in the latest release of After Effects (16.1), which includes a powerful new Content-Aware Fill feature that lets you remove unwanted objects like boom mics, logos, and even people from your footage.

Regular readers of Digital Synopsis will remember when Adobe first shared a teaser of this technology back in October 2017 under the name Project Cloak. The software giant has now released the Sensei-driven feature that will come as a boon to editors and production artists. You can watch the technology in action below, alo

43 Beautiful Color Palettes For Your Next Design Project

Posted By fershid 53 days ago on Design - Looking for color palettes for your graphic, web, or UI design? Awsmcolor is a handy Instagram account that shares a beautiful new palette everyday, with hex codes of each color. At the end of every month, they feature the top nine palettes for that month. If you create something exceptional using their palettes, you can get featured on their page as well.

We’ve shortlisted some of the best color palettes on the Awsmcolor page in terms of usability, aesthetic appeal, and current design trends. Check them out here.

9 Things You Should Never Say To A Designer

Posted By fershid 59 days ago on Design - If you’ve been in the creative business for a few years, you’ve definitely had your share of funny/dumb comments made by clients who don’t have a damn clue, or clients who wanted to freeload, or clients who wanted to micromanage the entire design process.

In the interest of designers everywhere, Weekly Design Grind has compiled a list of nine things clients (and everyone else) should never say to designers. Check them out here.

Top 12 Graphic Design Trends For 2019

Posted By fershid 61 days ago on Design - Previously, we featured the top trends in logo design, web design, colors, and images for 2019. In today’s post, we focus on the biggest graphic design trends with the help of this handy video by GraphicMama.

2019 is all about vivid colors, bold typography, open compositions, and alternative art. Expect to see more use of three-dimensional geometric shapes, dreamy color combos, fluid/liquid effects, and flat + real mixed compositions. GraphicMama’s video covers all the latest trends, with examples. Watch here.