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Adobe ‘Fast Mask’ Lets You Quickly Select And Mask Any Moving Object In A Video

Posted By fershid 19 minutes ago on Design - In After Effects, if you want to add text or an effect behind an object in a video, you can use the Roto Brush to select the object, and then apply a mask. However, the current Roto Brush is not a very intuitive tool and in most cases the mask breaks after the first frame, specially if the object is fast-moving (like a dancer or a person running). You can spend hours manually fixing each frame but that would be tedious and time-consuming.

Well, Adobe is working on a brilliant new tool called ‘Fast Mask’ that lets you quickly select an object in a video and accurately apply the mask across multiple frames of the video. All you have to do is add a few boundary points to select the object in one frame and click Propagation. Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence (AI) automatically applies t

8 Biggest Graphic Design Trends That Could Dominate 2019

Posted By fershid 3 days ago on Design - 2018 was all about big, bright, and bold graphic design. Brands vied for attention with the use of vibrant colors and powerful typography. These trends will continue to dominate in 2019, with more and more brands implementing vivid colors, complex gradients, duotones, bold fonts, and geometric shapes in their designs.

Expect to see more vibrant hues, futuristic color palettes, abstract patterns, contrasting color schemes, custom illustrations, and authentic photos, instead of stock photography.

Top 20 New Features In Photoshop CC 2019

Posted By fershid 6 days ago on Design - Adobe has released the newest version of Photoshop CC (version 20.0) that comes with exciting new features for designers, photographers, and illustrators. The new Frame Tool lets you easily mask images into placeholders. There’s a new Content-Aware Fill workspace that provides you an interactive editing experience with plenty of customizations.

There’s a Color Wheel that lets you choose colors based on harmony (complementary, analogous, etc.) Other new features include Live Blend Mode Preview, Proportional Transform, Symmetry Mode, and more.

Designer Shares Short, Useful Animations To Help You Create Icons In Adobe Illustrator

Posted By fershid 9 days ago on Design - Melbourne-based designer and entrepreneur Marc Edwards has come up with a series of speedrun videos that show you simple techniques to create vector icons in Adobe Illustrator.

Each video lasts only a few seconds and takes you through an optimal (and sometimes surprising) method to create common UI icons like bluetooth, headphones, inbox, settings, hourglass, lightning bolt, and lots more. You might have created such icons before, but the techniques shared in these videos will help enhance your workflow in Adobe Illustrator. Check them out here.

Funny 30-Second Animation Shows What Every Website Looks Like Nowadays

Posted By fershid 15 days ago on Design - A seamless user experience (UX) is one of the most important factors for website success, but most websites nowadays display annoying pop-ups that ask you to enable notifications, accept cookies, follow them on social media, subscribe to their newsletter, etc.

Most of these pop-ups just end up diverting the user’s attention for a few seconds before they hit the close button. What most website owners don’t realise is that if users are genuinely interested in your content, you won’t need pop-ups to get them to follow you.

Poking fun at these intrusive UI elements, YouTube channel UX Live has come up with a hilarious 30-second animated clip that shows what most websites look like nowadays. Watch here.

This Brilliant Free Tool Tests Your Logo For Balance, Scalability, Color Blindness, And More

Posted By fershid 16 days ago on Design - Kentucky-based designer Brandon Shepherd from Studio Bros. has come up with a useful online tool called Logo Lab that assesses your logo on 10 key factors like balance, scalability, color blindness, recognizability, etc. All you have to do is upload your logo in PNG or SVG format, and the app will display what your logo looks like under each parameter. You can then evaluate where your design succeeds and where there is room for improvement.

Adobe Fontphoria Can Capture Text In Images And Convert Them To Fonts

Posted By fershid 21 days ago on Design - How many times have you wanted to know the name of a font used in a particular design or artwork? In some cases, the letters have been hand-drawn and the font doesn’t actually exist. But imagine if there was a technology that could scan the text in an image and create an entire font out of it.

Well, Adobe is working on a brilliant new tool called Fontphoria – a glyph morphing and generation system that can convert an image into a glyph and apply that style to other glyphs, turning them into a complete set of fonts.

You Can Now Fine People For Design Offenses With This Typographic Ticket Book

Posted By fershid 24 days ago on Design - The designers at type foundry Hoefler & Co. have come up with a 'Typographic Ticket Book' that lets you write people up for 32 common design crimes. These include poor typeface choice, improper kerning, inappropriate typeface weight, excessive use of boldface, insufficient leading, and more. Each offense has its own violation code and appropriate penalty.

The book contains 50 tickets modeled after standard municipal tickets. The cover bears an official-looking gold seal emblazoned with the words "" and "Faciet Maior Logo" which is latin for "Make the logo bigger". Check it out here.

10 Great Fonts You Should Use, And 9 Awful Fonts You Should Avoid

Posted By fershid 28 days ago on Design - “Typography is an art. Good typography is art.” – Paul Rand

Font and typography choices can make or break your design. But with so many fonts to choose from nowadays, which ones should you use, and which ones should you avoid?

Tom Cargill from Satori Graphics has come up with an excellent video that features ten prominent fonts used by professional designers, along with their history, and tips on usage. The video also features nine notoriously known fonts you should definitely steer clear of. Watch here.

DesignEvo: Creating Attractive Logos for Successful Brands

Posted By supermonitoring 28 days ago on Design - DesignEvo can help companies create maximum impact logos with minimum costs involved. The company works with brands to simplify the difficult process of logo deciding and designing, and the end result is a powerful impact-creating logo.

Even Companies With Long Names Can Have Good Logos, Here Are 25 Excellent Examples

Posted By fershid 29 days ago on Design - When it comes to logo design, a long company name can be quite a challenge. You want to create a logo that’s clean and memorable, but lengthy lines of text can look cluttered and uninspiring.

Professional designers use different techniques to solve the visual challenges of a long brand name. These include:

1. Splitting the name into two or three lines
2. Using different colors for different words
3. Using a condensed typeface
4. Placing the logo symbol between the words

Some companies also use two versions of the same logo – a horizontal logo for wide landscape spaces, and a vertical logo for narrow portrait spaces.

We’ve compiled a list of 25 well-known examples that prove even companies with long names can have good logos. Check them out here.

20 Memes That Designers And Agencies Will Relate To

Posted By fershid 31 days ago on Design - Are you in the middle of a tough project with a stiff deadline? Is your client or boss being a prick? Are you tired of creating “Buy One, Get One” ads and banners? If yes, then indulge in some meme-therapy and brighten up your day.

Memes have been scientifically proven to help reduce work stress by stimulating the release of endorphins that trigger a sense of well-being within the body. In a study of over 2,400 working people, scientists found that daily exposure to memes reduced chances of work-related burnout by 50%.

Most importantly, everything you have read above is horse shit. Enjoy this meme collection before your boss comes back from lunch.

Incredible Video Shows Artificial Intelligence Creating A Website Just By Looking At The Wireframe

Posted By fershid 36 days ago on Design - Artificial Intelligence is now being used to create front-end designs from wireframe to HTML code. TeleportHQ, a platform of open-source tools for UI professionals, has released a video demonstrating real-time code generation using TensorFlow machine learning and computer vision image recognition. Titled #ThinkToCode, the ecosystem has sparked excitement and conversation among designers and developers about the future of AI web development. Watch it here.