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

Posted By fershid 19 hours 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.

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

Posted By fershid 1 day 20 hours 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 3 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 8 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.

This Hidden Tool In Photoshop Lets You Remove Backgrounds With Ease

Posted By fershid 15 days ago on Design - Did you know that there is an actual tool in Photoshop that allows you to erase backgrounds from your photos? We’re not talking about any selections or masks, we’re talking about the Background Eraser Tool located under the Eraser Tool in the Photoshop Toolbar. You’ll be surprised to see how powerful, customizable, and easy-to-use this tool can be.

In this brilliant tutorial, Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect shows you how to easily cut out hair or complex edges using the Background Eraser Tool, with the best settings for every situation. Unmesh also shows you how to make this tool completely non-destructive, so you can get back parts of the image that you’ve accidentally erased. Watch here.

This Amazing Cafe Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Walked Into A Comic Book

Posted By fershid 15 days ago on Design - You might have come across comic-themed cafes and restaurants but have you ever been to a cafe that makes you feel like you’ve actually walked into a comic world?

Located in the popular Yeonman-dong district in Seoul, Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 is a place that is (literally) straight out of a comic book. From walls and furniture to dishes and cutlery, every item has been painted in shades of white and outlined with black brush strokes to make it look like an object in a monochrome cartoon.

The cafe was inspired by the Korean TV hit “W – Two Worlds” by Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo, in which the characters enter a fantasy webtoon world. The name ‘Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20’ is actually the cafe’s address. If you’re into comics, illustrations, or quirky interiors, this place is a must visi

Clever Illustrations Of Words That Sound The Same But Have Different Meanings

Posted By fershid 21 days ago on Education - Michigan-based illustrator Bruce Worden creates funny, witty illustrations of homophones – words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings, spellings, or origins.

A self-professed grammar nerd, Worden explains the differences between the words with minimalist pictograms that visualize their meanings. Over a period of five years, he has created over 300 homophone illustrations on his blog titled Homophones, Weakly (lol). Check out the best ones here.

Designer Creates Clever Logos By Combining Two Different Things Into One

Posted By fershid 24 days ago on Design - Indonesian designer Rendy Cemix has come up with an interesting project in which he combines the shapes of two completely different objects into one unique logo. The logo in each case is a visual representation of the brand name.

For example, the logo for Mountain-Fox is an aesthetically designed symbol of a fox with ears that look like snow-capped peaks. The logo for Chili-Chameleon is a clever combination of a chili pepper and a chameleon. The logo for Spartan-Pen is a fountain pen with a nib that looks like the helmet of a Spartan. Check out the project here.

The Weather Channel Uses Incredible Augmented Reality Graphics To Explain Hurricane Florence

Posted By fershid 25 days ago on Design - Weather reports on news channels are usually boring and mundane in terms of presentation, but not when it comes to US-based The Weather Channel. Last week, while covering the impact of Hurricane Florence on the Southeast Coast, TWC decided to present the gravity of the floods using Augmented Reality (AR).

The broadcast began with TWC’s on-camera meteorologist Erika Navarro describing the impact of the floods using conventional maps and data. 45 seconds into the segment, Navarro was “surrounded” by an AR visualisation of what the storm surge looks like in reality. Watch here.

Photoshop’s New, More Powerful ‘Content-Aware Fill’ Can Realistically Remove Any Object From Your Photos

Posted By fershid 28 days ago on Design - Adobe Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill is a useful tool to remove unwanted objects from your photos, but sometimes the results can fall short and the current tool doesn’t have any options to customize the results.

Well, all that is going to change with a powerful new upgrade to Content-Aware Fill that will give the tool its own workspace and additional customizations so you have more control over your images. The upgrade will let you preview the results in real-time and deselect parts of the image you would like to exclude from sampling.

With Adobe Sensei creative intelligence technology, the tool can now adapt to the scene. You can rotate, scale, and mirror source pixels, and output the results to a new layer. Watch the tool in action here.

Designers, You’ll Love These $5 Keychains Of Popular Graphic Design Softwares And Memes

Posted By fershid 37 days ago on Design - Singapore-based graphic artist Yu Xin has come up with a cool series of $5 keychains for graphic designers, based on popular Adobe programs and their interfaces. If you’ve ever worked with a demanding client, you’ll relate to the meme-based Photoshop and Illustrator keychains that feature PS and AI file icons with funny filenames.

The idea came to Xin when she was working on a design project that involved a significant number of revisions. She decided to channel her frustrations into creating an initial batch of 10 keychains for each design that were quickly bought by friends and colleagues.

This Guy Uses Forced Perspective To Capture Awesome Photos With Toy Superheroes

Posted By fershid 39 days ago on Photography - Malaysian photographer and toy collector Wire Hon uses his smart phone camera, a few props, and clever forced perspective techniques to capture hilarious photos of himself with Marvel and DC superhero action figures. He makes it look like the figures are life-size and he is actually interacting with them. Sometimes, he also gets his family into the act. Check out the photos here.

This Brilliant New Tool Is Like Google Search For Colors

Posted By fershid 48 days ago on Design - Swedish digital studio Future Memories has launched a brilliant new tool called Picular that lets you search for colors by keyword and displays a range of colors based on the top 20 Google Image search results for that keyword.

For example, if you search for ‘ocean’, Picular analyzes the top 20 Google Images for ‘ocean’ and displays the most prominent color in each image and its hex-code. You can copy the hex-code with one click and even preview the original image.

Think of Picular as a search engine for colors, a priceless tool for any designer.

This Photographer’s Behind-The-Scenes Photos Vs. Final Photos Will Surprise You

Posted By fershid 56 days ago on Photography - Brazilian photographer Gilmar Silva has come up with an impressive project titled “Lugar x Foto” (Place and Photo) in which he shares behind-the-scenes images of his shoots, alongside the final photograph. The first photo shows the location and the working environment of the photographer and his team. The second photo shows the final (edited) photograph, which is hard to believe in most cases.

The objective of the project is to highlight the importance of proper photography techniques and angles, not just the Photoshop editing. Check out the series here.