Whether you are building your website, designing your business card, or creating promotional materials to support your business; you want to build upon a consistent message – i.e. you want everything to support your own personal brand.When building a brand you have three major areas of creativity to control; brand mark (trademark or name), imagery and font selection. Let’s focus on the latter for this discussion.Fonts can be broken down into 5 major categories; Serif, Sans Serif, Slab... continue reading
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This is an important post for all illustrator or photographers, and I decided to write it because I think it's important to know what I'll write.It is not uncommon to use the font when we create images.Usually we use fonts that are on our PC, and this is something "easy" because you may think, are fonts that everyone has on their PC.But if not? What would happen? Simple: the picture may have some minor difficulties to be sold.No fear: the problem can be solved with the... continue reading
Hello, Today I was just managing my fonts, then I realized that I have over 6883 fonts in my library collected & purchased for the past seven years since I started designing. I'm using Suitcase Fusion (very useful software) to manage my fonts in both Mac & PC. Now I have another few thousands fonts which I need to check. I'm a great font fan. Typeface as always been a part of my designs.I would like to ask fellow designer which font types you guys use. I use Open Type so switching between Mac... continue reading
Since many days I had this issue with my Mac G5 Desktop, when I view few sites or yahoo messenger I wasn't able to read anything as it appeared like alien characters. Screenshot Here but in my macbook pro this problem wasn't there and not even in my pc.Now I found a solution through another great site thought I will share this with you guys, credit goes to individual contributor of that particular site, especially user acescenceQBN Solution This is a great site for designers can learn many... continue reading
Although we can include text in vectors, we can't leave it as it is. Just in case the person who downloads the vectors is in Mongolia and they only have Mongolian fonts installed in their computer. They won't be able to see the text properly. So we need to convert them to outlines. Quick way to do this is to right click on the text and select Create Outlines. Now every literate person can read your text. continue reading
I was reading this post HERE. Which in short is about a program used to find simular photos to one you input.That reminded me of a very useful website that does the same thing but for FONTS. You can input a picture or a url of a font and the website will find you the font or at least as close as they can come to the font.I've found this very useful over the past few years as a ad designer, expecially when dealing with smaller businesses that don't have digital copies of their logos or ad material.... continue reading
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