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15 Images That Show Why Letter-Spacing Is Important

Posted By fershid 53 minutes ago on Design

https://digitalsynopsis.com - Ever wondered why good designers focus so much on kerning, i.e., adjusting the spacing between characters in a piece of text? These 15 epic images show you why letter-spacing is important not just in logos and graphic design, but also in everyday handwriting.

12 Visual Hierarchy Principles Every Designer Should Know

Posted By fershid 2 days ago on Design

https://digitalsynopsis.com - Visual hierarchy is the arrangement and presentation of design elements in order of their importance. It influences the order in which the human eye perceives the information that is being displayed. A simple example would be a business card – the name of the organisation is usually the most prominent element, followed by the name of the card holder, job title, and contact details.

In a world where the average human attention span is 8 seconds, proper visual hierarchy is crucial for the success of any design. The team at Visme, an online tool for creating infographics and presentations, has come up with a handy infographic that lists 12 golden rules to help you create aesthetically pleasing designs with effective visual hierarchy. Check it out here.

10 Golden Rules To Improve Your Typography Skills

Posted By fershid 2 days ago on Design

https://digitalsynopsis.com - There are two types of typography – expressive typography (where type is used as a visual element) and functional typography (type that is meant to be read). Emmy Award-winning designer Chris Do’s Typography Manual focuses on the latter and shares 10 golden rules to help you improve your type skills. Check it out here.

Funny Agency Memes That Designers And Creatives Will Relate To

Posted By fershid 3 days ago on Design

https://digitalsynopsis.com - You know the feeling when a client asks you why the button in your mock-up JPG isn’t working. Or when the account manager tries to brief you on a Friday at 6 PM. How about the mornings when your creative director walks in with a constipated look on his/her face and you know he/she’s going to take a dump on all the work you’ve done so far?

The Incumbent Agency, an online store for agency-related merchandise, runs a hilarious Instagram account where they share memes that accurately depict life in a creative agency and the bowel-numbing experiences that come with it.

Whether you’re a designer, copywriter, art director, creative director, or an account manager, there’s a relatable meme for everyone. Check them out here.

17 Memes Every Graphic Designer Will Relate To

Posted By fershid 10 days ago on Design

https://digitalsynopsis.com - Having a long day at work? Boss giving you a hard time? Client being a prick? Then indulge in some meme therapy and brighten up your day. Memes stimulate the release of endorphins in your brain, which reduces stress levels and makes you forget about work problems and deadline-related anxiety.

In a study of more than 150 working professionals, scientists found that when colleagues receive memes from you, it builds loyalty, trust, and a sense of satisfaction knowing that someone else is going through the same shit as you. By the way, none of this is true, we just made it all up. Enjoy the compilation here.

This Ukrainian Artist’s Photoshop Skills Will Blow Your Mind

Posted By fershid 11 days ago on Art

https://digitalsynopsis.com - Ukrainian digital artist Viktoria Solidarnyh is a Photoshop wizard who has mastered the art of photo manipulation and composition. She combines multiple images (that look like they won’t blend together) into one surreal, dream-like visual that doesn’t look like a composite.

Viktoria takes 3 to 5 days to create one artwork. She uses Photoshop, Lightroom, and a graphics tablet. We’ve compiled a series of before-and-after photos that show you the source images vs. the final composite. Check them out here.

Amazing Typographic Portraits Of Celebrities Made Using Their Movie Titles And Lyrics

Posted By fershid 13 days ago on Design

https://digitalsynopsis.com - Sean Williams is a Canadian illustrator and creative director known for his typographic portraits of musicians, actors, and pop culture influencers.

Each type design is hand illustrated and uses text from the celebrity’s movie titles, song lyrics, or famous quotes, to create a recognizable face of that person. The list includes Audrey Hepburn, Beyonce, Bob Marley, Elvis, Eminem, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, and more.

Sean’s work began as a personal project but quickly grew into something more and has since been featured in leading publications. He now works with international brands on a variety of projects. Check out the portraits here.

Designers Share Valuable Advice They Would Give To Their Younger Selves If They Could Go Back In Time

Posted By fershid 14 days ago on Design

https://digitalsynopsis.com - If you could go back in time and give advice about the graphic design profession to your younger self, what would it be? Redditor Chrisbscotland asked this question in r/graphic_design. Here are some of the best replies.

Telecom Company Transforms Human Voices Into Unique Chocolates For Loved Ones

Posted By fershid 16 days ago on Advertising

https://digitalsynopsis.com - In the last 15 years, voice communication traffic has fallen by approximately 50%, primarily due to the impact of messaging apps. NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest mobile phone operator, wanted to remind people of the emotional importance of voice communication in any relationship.


The Idea:
Each voice is unique to that person, which is why it is the best way to express individuality and convey emotion. But voices are invisible and intangible. Agency Hakuhodo (Tokyo) came up with a way to reacquaint people with voice communication by transforming voices into something that looks beautiful and can also be given to loved ones.

Photoshop's New 'Select Subject' Tool Lets You Select People And Objects In Just One Click

Posted By fershid 17 days ago on Design

https://digitalsynopsis.com - To select people or objects from an image in Photoshop, designers use either the Pen Tool, the Quick Select tool, the Magic Wand, or the Lasso tool. All of these require a certain level of effort.

To simplify workflows for Photoshop users, Adobe is working on a new tool called ‘Select Subject’ that lets you select people or objects from plain or complex backgrounds, in just one click.

The tool is powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning technology. Watch it in action here.

The Most Popular Font Types In America

Posted By fershid 31 days ago on Design

https://digitalsynopsis.com - Venngage is a popular online tool that lets you create free infographics for reports, data presentations, promotions, and more. It is used by over 1 million users and 21,000 businesses worldwide. Recently, they analyzed the usage statistics of 50+ fonts they offer on their platform, to see where in the US certain types of fonts are most commonly used. These included serif, sans serif, decorative, headline, and script fonts. Here are the results.

Designer Turns Popular Gadgets Into Letters Of The Alphabet, And They’re Pure Awesome

Posted By fershid 32 days ago on Design

https://digitalsynopsis.com - Brazilian designer Vinicius Araújo has come up with an exceptional typography project which showcases the letters of the alphabet in the shape of well-known gadgets, based on their initials. For example, the letter ‘J’ has been designed to look like a JBL speaker. The letter ‘C’ is based on the industrial design of a Canon Camera. The letter ‘L’ has been created using an LG air conditioner and its outdoor unit.

Araújo has used Helvetica as the font of choice. The project is a tribute to past and present electronics that have made life simpler for all of us. Check it out here.