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The graceful restoration of a 200-year-old serif typeface shows the problem with digital fonts

In the early 1800s, a talented German punchcutter by the name of Justus Enrich Walbaum created a typeface that signaled modernity. A departure from the Blackletter fonts that were common in German books at that time, Walbaum designed a “warm and stylish” Roman typeface that would became a favorite …

Typography

Five Techniques to Remove Anything From an Image Using Photoshop

One of the most useful things you can do in Photoshop is remove an object from a photo, whether that's a building ruining your landscape shot or that …

Tutorials

Perfectly capture colors with this pocket-size sensor [Deals]

Whether you’re working on a graphic design project or redecorating your home, color is key. But most of us can’t tell the difference between purple and violet, so we’ve found a tool that can help.<p>Nix Mini is a pocket-sized sensor that scans any colored surface and turns out a precise color code. So …

Graphic Design

World Class Fonts From The Biggest Type Foundries Available To Buy In The Complete, Quality Font Collection

The Complete, Quality Font Collection <b>Just $29</b><p><b>Deal Expired</b> $29<p>Own Some of the World’s Greatest Fonts With This Limited Time Collection<p>All …

How Paul Rand presented logos to clients

Mason began, “The trade mark, which in the spacious days before the invention of the corporate image could afford to live in a measure of ornamental …

Graphic Design

How PANTONE Is Intending To Make Designers’ Lives Easier In 2018

Image via PANTONE<p><b>Designers routinely</b> undergo multiple handovers each time they work on a project. You would expect the process to be less of a hassle …

20 Free Graphic Design eBooks to Learn Design From

Want to learn more about graphic design? This article includes an amazing collection of 20 <i>free graphic design eBooks</i> you can learn from. Learn new …

This tip will save you hours of color matching in photoshop

Here is a quick little tip that can save you hours and hours of color matching in photoshop. Surprisingly, it does not involve reviewing real colors …

Tutorials

We Talk About Fonts All Wrong. Here's A Better Way.

"Never Use Futura" author Douglas Thomas thinks we need to have a more positive conversation about typefaces.<p>The average person today has access to seemingly unlimited fonts ― and with such great power comes great responsibility. One <i>can</i> use Curlz MT on a resume or Brush Script for a party …

Making a Mark: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Recent Logo Redesigns

Using logos as visual shorthand dates back at least as far as the Lascaux cave paintings. These days, of course, there are myriad ways for brands to …

Google logo sparks 'correct design' debate

Back in September 2015, Google waved goodbye to the serifed logo that had served it well for years. In its place was a chunkier, sans-serif typeface, …

How to paint a castle with SketchUp

There are a range of painting techniques you can use for digital painting, but sketching a 3D scene such as a castle from scratch can be difficult. …

Here are 5 ways to change the color of anything in Photoshop

There are several ways to change colors of objects in Photoshop, and plenty of different objects you may want to change: clothes, hair color, light …

Photoshop's new pen tool will finally make it easy to draw curves

If you’ve ever dabbled in Photoshop, you probably know the pain of trying to draw or select curved paths. You’re generally pointed to the pen tool, which is the furthest thing from intuitive – even after years of it, the pen tool never feels natural. Now Adobe is finally working on a better …

Graphics

15 Logo Design Trends Emerging Today

We teamed up with the brilliant minds at LogoLounge to provide our readers with an extensive look into this year’s logo design trends and insights in …

Restoring the Past With Photoshop

Humidity, sunlight, water, and most of all, time, are just some of the culprits in the damage most printed photographs will endure. However these …

Tutorials

For Designers: This Summer’s New Graphic Design Tools To Get

<b>Treat yourself</b> to this summer’s newest brushes, fonts, and graphic design tools. This list created by Creative Bloq brings you new tools that will …

Graphic Design

Get CPD-certified in Adobe’s graphic design suite [Deals]

Learning new skills is the key to getting more rewarding work, however you define that. But learning new skills is one thing — getting certified in them is another.<p>These lessons offer Continuing Professional Development certification in Adobe’s most popular graphic design apps, clocking in at more …

Graphic Design

A Comic Sans For The 21st Century Is Here

Hoefler & Co. release Inkwell, a Comic Sans for people who hate Comic Sans.<p>“I’ve been waiting for the first Comic Sans comparison,” says type designer Jonathan Hoefler dryly, when I mention how his new typeface family, Inkwell, all but begs for it. It’s hard not to draw parallels: Both fonts are …

Typography

Use Photoshop’s Calculations Tool for Dramatic B&W Conversions in Just 30 Seconds (VIDEO)

If you’ve never used Photoshop’s Calculations Tool you’re not alone. Many photographers ignore this option when editing their images, but after …

Tutorials

Transforming a Boring Photo Into a Dramatic One With Photoshop

The mere mention of image manipulation may make some photographers cringe, but there’s no denying that some skill with Photoshop can enable you to …

Tutorials

The Mind-Blowing Sand Sculptures of Toshihiko Hosaka

Looking at Toshihiko Hosaka’s incredibly detailed sculptures, it’s hard to believe that they are made from grainy beach sand, and not some sort of …

Sculpture

The Father of Grunge Typography Calls Out Lazy Design

<i>Legendary designer David Carson on why you should just say no to Helvetica.</i><p>For graphic designers, success and controversy rarely go hand in hand. But …

Graphic Design

Saturation masks is an easy way to extract complex objects in Photoshop

There are plenty of functions for masking in Photoshop, and each of them is useful in its own way. Whether it’s color selection, focus masks, the …

Tutorials

Who Owns The Logo? Designer or You

Hiring a designer to assist in the process of conceptualising and creating a logo design is a common practice for business owners who do not possess …

Graphic Design

The Story of ‘Footprints,’ the Brilliantly Stealthy Navy Seals Ad Nobody Saw Coming

On Dec. 14, 2005, Campbell Ewald and director Stu Maschwitz arrived at Will Rogers State Beach, just up the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica, …

Advertising Industry

A Massive 30-Part Guide to Retouching Photos in Photoshop

Want a crash course in retouching photos in Photoshop? Here’s a 4-part video series that clocks in at 4.5 hours in total, making it a very …

Go Inside Nike’s Breathtaking Beijing Offices Featuring Art Inspired by Iconic Sneakers

The right ambience can do wonders for a workplace.<p>Nike’s Beijing offices in China are some of the most impressive you’ll find in the athletic …

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