“In typography, serifs are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or serifed typeface). Here are 10 best serif fonts you can use in your designs. Serif fonts reviewed are Georgia, Garamond, Palatino, Trajan, Times New Roman, Bakersville, etc.
We all all have our favorite set of fonts. At some point, we all have chosen a typeface or font such as when we write email or when we type in a Word processing program. Here is a showcase of the best among the popular commercial sans serif fonts that you can use. Our best sans serif fonts includes Helvetica, Myriad, Frutiger, etc.
Business cards are one of the most inexpensive yet very powerful marketing tools you can use to promote yourself or your business. Most important to remember in designing your business cards, according to experts, is to make sure that the design you create for your cards reflects the image that you wish to convey.
Using brushes in Photoshop is a real time-saver for designers. Now, you can easily create effects such as “grunge”, “swirls”, “floral” effects by using brushes. If you want a unique and customized brush, you may go ahead and create your own brush using Photoshop. However, if you are pressed for time, then you may just use the available free brushes that you can download online. But where can you find these brushes?
I am new to Photoshop actions. In fact, I started using actions since last year ago only. Photoshop action is one of those least explored features of Photoshop. An action is a series of tasks that you play back on a single file or a batch of files. The actions may include menu commands, tool actions, palette options, and so on.
There is a whole world of difference between being a lazy designer and being a smart and efficient one. Using and saving out sets of actions, layer styles, brushes, gradients, keyboard shortcuts, and everything else that you think you are going to use again in the future is a smart way to approach designing.
Another trend that has become increasingly popular in advertising lately is the use of fractals and light effects. But, what are fractals? Fractal art is a form of computer-generated artwork resulting from calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media.
Sand textures are useful for creating 3D animation of beaches, aquariums and landscapes. They are also useful as background of websites and other design compositions as well as for texturizing shapes and even types or texts. In this round up, we are featuring 35 high-resolution but free textures that you can use in your designs. Included in this set are photographs of beach sands as well as desert sand, footprints on the sand, red soil textures, cracked sands, among other things.
I’m obsessed with vector graphics. But, what are vector graphics? There are thousands of free EPS files that can be downloaded from around the web. But, for those who are not familiar with EPS files, EPS actually stands for Encapsulated Post Script.
Using patterns and swatches in your Adobe Illustrator projects lets you save time but still presents you with an opportunity to create beautiful designs. I have always been fascinated with plaid and swirl patterns, so in this roundup, I am going to list some of the free illustrator patterns featuring plaids, floral, swirls, retro and other types of patterns that I found online.