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The Most Popular Font Types In America

Posted By fershid 8 days ago on Design - 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 8 days ago on Design - 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.

10 Famous Proverbs Tweaked For Graphic Designers

Posted By fershid 13 days ago on Design - Manchester-based design studio Madrigal Creative has come up with an amusing series of 'Graphic Design Proverbs' that combine famous proverbs with graphic design puns. So, "Better safe than sorry" becomes "Better SAVE than sorry". "Marry in haste, repent at leisure" becomes "MERGE in haste, repent at leisure". Check out the full list here.

8 Types Of Clients You Never Want To Work With

Posted By fershid 14 days ago on Design - Which type of clients do you find the most difficult to work with? The design experts who think they have an eye for design? The penny pinching visionaries with tiny budgets and huge expectations? Or the workaholic clients who work round the clock and expect you to do so as well? GetCRM has put together a relatable infographic that lists the eight types of difficult clients you’ll find in the industry. Check it out here.

Adobe Scribbler Is A Powerful New Tool That Can Colorize Any Black & White Image Within Seconds

Posted By fershid 21 days ago on Design - Have you ever wanted to colorize old black and white photos of yourself or your loved ones? The conventional process involves meticulous preliminary research followed by hours and hours of work in Photoshop. Hundreds of layers of color are added and blended together with precision. The physics of how light works also needs to be taken into account.

What about black and white sketches and blueprints? Ever wanted to show a client how a rough black-and-white design looks in color?

To make life easier for everyone, Adobe is working on a tool called ‘Scribbler’, an interactive deep learning-based image generation system powered by Adobe Sensei. Scribbler colorizes black and white photos, sketches, and designs within seconds so you can express your ideas and visualize them.

Guy Accepts “Impossible” Photoshop Challenge To Remove A Crane From A Building Photo, Here’s The Result

Posted By fershid 22 days ago on Design - Never underestimate the power of a Photoshop wizard.

Illinois-based photographer Paul Frederiksen posted a photo of the Domino Sugar factory in Baltimore to the /r/photography IRC channel but he wasn’t happy with it because a crane was obstructing the view. He wanted a clear shot of the building but the crane had been parked there for months and wasn’t going anywhere. UK-based photographer Denyer stepped in and said he could Photoshop it out. Frederiksen laughed and said it was impossible. Denyer took that as a challenge and went for it. Here's the result.

Short, Useful Design Tips For UI/UX Designers

Posted By fershid 23 days ago on Design - Steve Schoger is a multidisciplinary designer based in Kitchener, Ontario. When he finds time off from running his design and illustration studio, he curates ‘Little UI Details‘ – a Twitter collection of short, useful design tips for UI/UX designers.

Steve’s tweets cover different elements of UI design and also include before-after mockup images that make them all the more easy to understand. Check them out here.

Designer Brilliantly Explains Why 7-Eleven’s Symmetrically Flawed Logo Is Not A Design Error

Posted By fershid 25 days ago on Design - If you’ve never noticed it before, 7-Eleven’s logo uses a mix of upper and lowercase letters (ELEVEn). Also, the ‘E’ doesn’t align with the top edge of the 7 and the center alignment of the logo is off. The design community is abuzz on this topic after a Reddit thread brought these capitalization and symmetrical imperfections to light.

So is this a design error, or is there more to it?

UK-based graphic designer Will Patterson, who specializes in logo design and brand identity, has come up with an interesting video that shows why 7-Eleven’s logo is “optically perfect” despite being symmetrically imperfect. Patterson shares 7 lessons he’s learnt from the 7-Eleven logo and why it’s okay to break design rules sometimes. Watch here.

Adobe Cloak Is A Powerful New Tool That Can Remove Any Object From Your Video

Posted By fershid 28 days ago on Design - Have you ever wanted to remove unwanted objects or people from a video? The conventional process involves editing each frame individually and then stitching them back together. This process is time-consuming and doesn’t generate the required results in most cases.

To make life easier for everyone, Adobe is working on a tool called ‘Cloak’, an Adobe Sensei-driven feature for After Effects that will let you erase or hide any object in your video, without tweaking each frame individually. Think of it as the video version of the content-aware-fill tool for images in Photoshop.

This Clever Photoshop Trick Helps You Remove White Edges When Cutting Out Images

Posted By fershid 33 days ago on Design - One of the common problems when cutting out an object from a light background is the presence of a white edge or halo around the object. This can be an issue if you want to use that cut out on a dark background. You want your cut out to blend seamlessly with the background and not look like a rookie job.

Photographer Glyn Dewis has shared a valuable Photoshop technique to help remove these halos from your cut outs. Watch here.

20+ Brilliant Negative Space Illustrations For Design Inspiration

Posted By fershid 41 days ago on Design - In art, negative space is the background space around the main object of an image. In a two-tone image (eg. black and white), the object is usually depicted in a darker color (black) than the background (white), thereby forming a silhouette. Sometimes, the tones are reversed and white is used to fill the silhouette (refer Coke examples below). When an artist carves out a shape in the silhouette, in a way that the background creates a visual of its own, that’s when the magic happens.

Today's post is a collection of illustrations, ads, posters, and book covers that use negative space in a sublime manner to get the message across. The list includes award-winning campaigns, public service announcements (PSAs), covers of best sellers, and more. Check them out here.

10 Typography Mistakes That Novice Designers Make

Posted By fershid 48 days ago on Design - “Typography is an art. Good typography is art.” – Paul Rand.

Toronto-based designer Meagen Higginbottom, who runs design blog Forth And Create, has shared a list of 10 common typography mistakes that make your designs look amateurish. These include improper kerning and leading, stretched fonts, lack of contrast, using too many fonts, and more. Even if you’ve spent years in the business, it’s good to go over the basics sometimes. Check out the pointers here.