Non-profit organisations do incredibly important and noble work, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have to try as hard as any other business to engage with their audience. They still need to convince people to part with their money, to support their particular cause, so a well-designed website is a must.
Every web project starts from an idea, a design. Most designs are made using design tools like the very popular Photoshop which can transform your ideas into great pieces of art. The ease of converting a PSD file to HTML depends, of course, on how detailed a design is. The old-school schema was to slice the design into images and implement them into the webpage using CSS. Recently, CSS decided to give designers a hand and to implement many design features from Photoshop to the brand new CSS3. Now you can create rounded corners, drop-shadows, and gradients using pure CSS.
The newest sensation, spreading on the blogosphere in 2011, and making a huge presence in 2012, has been Infographics (IG). In case you’ve been hiding from the internet the past year, these pictures are intended to make complicated sets of data easy to read. Their bright colors and playful graphics have caught the attention of everyone, myself included. Most recently, “A World Without Facebook”, has been circulating in response to the SOPA bill.
Reading statistics and facts in words is as boring as walking alone in the desert and no one will actually read the entire data. Everyone knows that a picture is worth a thousands words, but in the case of an infographic, the stake is way much higher.
Designing infographics is not as easy as it seems. The main idea of an infographic is to make the reader learn the information easier, in a less time consuming way, by presenting him graphic elements with informational character.
Icon sets are beautiful. Just imagine for a second how these icons are made, using an amazing precision to build the shapes and quite a large amount of time to finish them. Is really impressive.
Now, imagine a website or a web app without icons. For me, is like eating food without salt. Today I want to present you 30 fresh and free icon sets which although they`re free, the quality of each piece is irreproachable!
In order to increase the workflow, every web designer needs a toolkit which should includes enough Icon Sets to handle any type of project.There`s no need to search anymore for high quality icons because I want to share with you the perfect place to find free and various icon sets for anything you need. Meet IconsPedia!
Adobe Photoshop’s status as the industry standard is probably what makes it also so well known as the most expensive photo editing tools on the market. The Photoshop Creative Suite provides pretty much everything needed to perform photo editing and manipulation. The only problem for many is that it is incredibly expensive. Depending on experience level, users sometimes have problems with the interface and its overall compatibility.
No matter your reason, there are quite a few other programs that are an affordable and great substitute to Photoshop. Here is a list of ten alternatives to the high-end program that still have the professional tools needed and are integrated into a fast and efficient program.
Calligraphy fonts go beyond usual typeface definition in typography. Calligraphy raises beauty above the functionality, so that a reader could not only perceive the meaning of letters but also receive aesthetic pleasure from reading the text, printed with calligraphy font. Originating from the ancient times, the art of creating calligraphy fonts is still popular these days. With the development of digital techniques in typography, calligraphy fonts have received wide popularization and are now commonly used in graphics and visual design, where it is necessary to deliver a special message in perfect form.
In this tutorial I`ll show you how to design a fumed text in Photoshop,using some brushes and some blending techniques.
Along the way I`ll share with you some tricks that I know which will help us creating an original text effect.
This week I created a post with the best 50 fantastic 3D text designs I found on the internet.Today I decided to make a tutorial to show you how you can design a 3D text.
You can use this technique to make dynamic logos that look great on promotional items, business cards, and just about anywhere you put them.