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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Sometimes we need text to do more than just convey a message. Sometimes it needs to be a design element all of it’s own. Photoshop provides a wealth of tools to add pop to text in an image. Here are just a couple techniques to try in your designs.Photoshop basic toolsThe easiest effects to use are the native text editing tools in Photoshop. Layer Style - First spend some time playing around with the Layers Style (fx icon in Layers Panel) dialogue which proves a host of options for adding... continue reading
OK, so you've had no sales, can't get even one image accepted for the assignment andit's raining hard on the one day you took off this month for photography! (Yes that's me!)Don't get depressed, I know there are loads of very witty characters on DT so turn to your funny side andpick a couple of images and add a text.Like this:-and I only get 42 cents for doing this!You could do with a breath mint!... continue reading
Check out this thread!In the above thread there is a discussion on how to remove the text from the concerned image. Now what I was wondering about is, why do people put that thing there anyway? That was quite a nice customer (or a desperate customer) who bought that file. Even if you do have the best greeting card background in the whole website and the customer has no idea how to remove your "Your text here" guide, why would the file be bought? They'd go look for something else.I have read... continue reading
Ok, I am a real novice when it comes to templates from Dreamstime...you know the ones with "Sample Text Here" written all across cool graphics. Is there a way to edit that text in Photoshop? How do you tackle that problem? I really like some of the website templates, but the text all over them keeps me from downloading. Any advice would be awesome! continue reading
To really spice up your photos, try adding text to them using different fonts and colors.A simple word on a photo can sometimes make all of the difference in the world.Remember photographers, you may know what you are trying to say in your photos but others may not.By using a simple word you can make your vision crystal clear and you just might sell even more of that image which is always a good thing! continue reading
A new post in my blog is dedicated to the theme of text into photos or illustrations.I found out that the English words, despite being absolutely the most accepted worldwide and also the most known, not necessarily are the best way to make your images more successful.Why I say this? Imagine the photo of a visual concept widely understood, say a dart on the target. You let it as it is, is universal and can have a wider meaning, if you add a word on it, say 'success', not only you add to that... continue reading
Attention all parents!Has anyone noticed a peculiar appendage sprouting from the palm of your preeteen/teen's hand? Well, don't phone the doctor quite yet, I've been told not to worry, its just a cell phone!However, these youngsters are doing anything but talking!Mine seem to be doing more text messaging than anything else!Its appears they've developed some kind of secret code or acronyms to communicate covertly with their good friends.Has anyone ever wondered what the heck they... 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
As a graphic designer, when I am searching for images to use in my work, I am not satisfied unless I can find a photo that is high resolution and appropriate for print. I usually look for photos with dynamic color, interesting composition and quirky details. Unfortunately, these qualities do not always make for a good picture to use in design.At the moment, I am searching for images of interesting padlocks, doors, or keys. There are hundreds of these, but I can't seem to find the perfect one. Why?... continue reading
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