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

Posted By fershid 2 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 7 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 15 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 17 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 22 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 27 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 29 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.

NVIDIA Develops Incredible AI That Can Turn Rough Sketches Into Landscape Images

Posted By fershid 33 days ago on Design - Researchers at NVIDIA have developed a deep learning model that can turn rough doodles into photorealistic landscapes using generative adversarial networks, or GANs. The interactive app has been named GauGAN, after the post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin.

The deep learning model has been trained on a million images. When you draw the shapes of the objects you want, the neural network is able to fill in the details, texture, color, reflections, and shadows, based on what it has learned from those real images.

GauGAN could be a powerful tool for architects, urban planners, landscape designers, game developers, and more. Using this ‘smart paintbrush’, professionals will be able to develop prototypes, and make rapid changes to a synthetic scene with ease. Check it out here.

41 Beautiful Color Palettes For Your Next Design Project

Posted By fershid 35 days ago on Design - Looking for color palettes for your graphic, web, or UI design? is a handy Instagram account that shares a beautiful new palette everyday, with hex codes of each color. They also hold design challenges in which users have to use a specific palette to create illustrations and calligraphy. The best works are then featured on their page.

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

Veteran Artist Brilliantly Explains The Use Of Color In Movie Poster Designs

Posted By fershid 36 days ago on Design - James Verdesoto is an artist and creative director who has designed iconic posters for movies such as Pulp Fiction, Ocean’s Eleven, Training Day, Girl, Interrupted, and more.

In this video for Vanity Fair, Verdesoto explains the role of color psychology and trends in movie poster design. He discusses the use of certain colors and palettes in specific genres, with relevant examples and references. Watch here.

Shutterstock’s Top Creative Trends For 2019

Posted By fershid 43 days ago on Design - Shutterstock has released their 2019 Creative Trends Report, based on billions of image, video, and music searches and downloads from more than 1.9 million creatives. The report comprises of three sections – major trends, rising trends, and global trends in 20 countries around the world.

The major trends include Zine Culture, 80s Opulence, and Yesterday’s Tomorrow. The rising trends include Beyond Plastic, Kawaii, Kalamkari, Rococo Romance, Prism, Hypnotism, and Everyday Futurism. The infographic lists visual examples of each trend along with their year-over-year search increase percentage.

We’ve also included links to images, videos, and music of each trend. Check out the report here.

How To Copy Colors From An Image And Apply Them On Another Image In Photoshop

Posted By fershid 48 days ago on Design - Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect has come up with a brilliant tutorial that shows you how to extract colors from an image, and replicate them on any other image.

Learn how to generate a color palette from an image, and apply that palette to another image using curves and gradient maps. Unmesh shares some useful tips and techniques to effectively match the color, tone, and ‘mood’ of your images. Watch here.

Beautiful Color Palettes Of Countries From Around The World

Posted By fershid 50 days ago on Design - Luxury travel specialists Sovereign have come up with a series of color palettes of 18 popular destinations from across the globe. The objective was to highlight the range of unique colorscapes that can be seen around the world.

Each palette consists of 20 colors that were derived from iconic locations in that country. The palettes are a reflection of their culture, heritage, geography, and architecture. Some of these might also give you color ideas for your next design project. Check them out here.

How Good Is Your Eye For UI Design Details? Take This Quiz And Find Out

Posted By fershid 70 days ago on Design - Seattle-based UX designer Alex Kotliarskyi has come up with an interesting visual quiz that tests your UI knowledge and attention to details.

Titled Can’t Unsee, the web-based game presents two choices of iOS interface designs, and asks you to pick which one is correct. You earn coins for every correct answer.

The game is divided into three rounds (easy, medium, hard) of 18 questions each. The challenges get harder as you progress.