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Designer Creates Clever Negative Space Logos That Visualize The Name Of The Company

Posted By fershid 17 hours ago on Design - Lithuania-based graphic designer Leo has come up with a series of clever logos that combine the name or initials of the company into one unique symbol using negative space. The logo in each case visually represents the name of the company.

For example, the logo for Secret Chat is a pair of lips with a padlock in the negative space between the lips. The logo for Wine Rocket is a space shuttle with a wine bottle in the negative space of the shuttle. Leo used Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create the logos. Check them out here.

Learn In One Minute How To Wrap Text Around Any Image In Photoshop

Posted By fershid 2 days ago on Design - How do you wrap text around images in Photoshop? Do you manually adjust the length of each line?

In this one-minute tutorial, Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect shows you a simple technique to wrap text around any object, image, or shape, using a custom path created with the Pen tool.

With this technique, you don’t have to manually adjust the length of each line. Your path will automatically confine the text within its boundaries. Watch here.

Simple, Useful Design Tips For UI/UX Designers

Posted By fershid 7 days ago on Design - ‘Sparklin Design Tips’ is a series of short, useful UI/UX tips by New Delhi-based digital agency Sparklin, shared every Tuesday on their social media channels.

Using before-and-after mockup images, the team at Sparklin explains good UI/UX practices with visual examples, making them easy to understand and comprehend. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned designer, these tips will definitely come in handy for your next project. Check them out here.

What Logos Of Famous Painters Would Look Like

Posted By fershid 8 days ago on Design - Brazilian art director Milton Omena has come up with an interesting project that imagines what logos of famous painters from Renaissance, Impressionist, and Modern Art periods would look like. He studied the painting styles and personalities of legendary artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and created a unique symbol for each one of them.

Milton, who works as an AR/VR developer for architecture visualizations, came up with the idea for this project one day when he was figuring how to expand his design boundaries and challenge himself. He decided to create visual identities for iconic painters and showcase them as a brand, with their own line of products. Check out the project here.

Top Graphic Design Trends For 2019

Posted By fershid 11 days ago on Design - With each passing year, we see new trends emerging in the world of design and old ones fading out. 2019 is all about finding a sense of order and beauty amidst all the chaos.

Complex gradients and abstract geometry will remain prominent across design mediums. Expect to see more implementation of evolved patterns, broken grid layouts, brutalist design, isometric and retro-human illustrations.

Coastal Creative has compiled a handy infographic that shares the top digital and graphic design trends to look out for in 2019. Check it out here.

2019 Color Trends: The World’s Most Popular Colors

Posted By fershid 13 days ago on Design - Shutterstock has released its 2019 Color Trends report based on data from billions of image searches on their platform.

By collapsing pixel data and hex codes, the team at Shutterstock was able to see what hues their users are downloading most frequently. Using this information they’ve compiled a visual report of the top three universally popular colors, as well as local favourites from different countries around the world. Check out the report here

How To Stretch Images With Complex Backgrounds Like Trees And Buildings In Photoshop

Posted By fershid 17 days ago on Design - When you’re designing a website or managing a social media page, sometimes you need a wide format image for your Facebook cover, Instagram post, or website hero image. But what if the image you like has a portrait orientation or isn’t as wide as you want?

A couple of posts ago, we featured a handy tutorial that showed you how to trick the Content-Aware Scale tool and extend the background of an image without distorting the subject. But there’s a problem with that technique, it doesn’t work well with detailed or complex backgrounds like trees or buildings.

In this brilliant tutorial, Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect shows you how to use the Content-Aware Fill tool, the Healing Brush tool, and Adjustment layers to effectively extend images with complex backgrounds.

Designer Uses Beautiful Gradients And Abstract Shapes To Describe Meanings Of Words

Posted By fershid 21 days ago on Design - UK-based graphic designer Evgeniya Righini-Brand has come up with a fascinating project titled “Gradient Studies” in which she uses vibrant gradients and abstract shapes to visually describe the meanings of various words. For example, the visual for the word “flow” is an abstract liquid shape with multiple gradient meshes in blue and white. The visual for the word “energy” is a series of flame-like shapes in red, yellow, and orange gradients.

The challenge was to create artwork purely in Adobe Illustrator using gradient and color tools. Each image took between 30 minutes and 1 hour, from concept to export.

Evgeniya drew inspiration from organic and celestial themes. Her passion for geometry and minimalism is reflected in her designs. The images can also serve as gradient inspiration

Adobe ‘Good Bones’ Lets You Change Vector Shapes Easily By Adding A Skeleton Structure

Posted By fershid 22 days ago on Design - When you create artwork in Adobe Illustrator, the underlying geometry of the vector graphics can be quite complex. If you need to change the appearance of your vector figure, you’ll need to edit each anchor point individually, which can be quite a task. For example, if you want to open the mouth of a vector dinosaur that you’ve created, you’ll need to tweak each anchor point along the head to get the desired result.

Well, Adobe is working on a brilliant new tool called ‘Good Bones’ that enables intuitive and shape-aware editing of complex vector graphics. It uses Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence to analyze the shape of a graphic and automatically adds segment handles and ‘bones’ to connect them to a skeleton-like structure. You can then move the handles around and the AI modifies a

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

Posted By fershid 27 days 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 31 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 33 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 37 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.