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15 Helpful Color Tools That’ll Make Your Designs Look Pro

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«There are a lot of researches that back up the psy­cho­logy of col­or and how it can sig­ni­fic­antly influ­ence an over­all design. They can affect how people will per­ceive your design and even affect their decision-mak­ing. With that, it is import­ant for design­ers to pick the right col­ors that will fit best to your design’s pur­pose.»

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10 Business Letterhead Design Tips (With Killer Brand Identity Examples)

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«Emails may be the stand­ard means of writ­ten com­mu­nic­a­tion these days, but there are still occa­sions when only a prin­ted let­ter will do. They feel par­tic­u­larly rel­ev­ant now—in our digit­al-sat­ur­ated age a delivered let­ter speaks volumes about the extra effort you’re will­ing to put in to impress new cli­ents.»

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The Influence of Art History on Modern Design — Gothic Style

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«I wanted to write about the his­tory of art, but it’s way too vast to be com­pressed into a few art­icles so I decided to write about some of the most import­ant art styles. Art his­tory was and will always be a source of inspir­a­tion for artists all over the world.»

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Tips For Using Fonts In Typography

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«Pick­ing the right font and using it in the typo­graphy is a mys­ti­fy­ing pro­cess for many people. There are end­less choices of fonts, wheth­er you are look­ing for a nor­mal con­ven­tion­al look­ing font, or an innov­at­ive bunny or candy cane font.»

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Typography and Text Effects: A Beautiful Showcase

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«If you’re look­ing for inspir­a­tion for your own work with typo­graphy and text effects, there are plenty of amaz­ing examples avail­able. Gal­lery sites like Behance and devi­antART are great sources of inspir­a­tion.»

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Color in 60 Seconds: Tints, Tones and Shades

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«“Tints”, “tones” and “shades” are terms you’ll hear used when dis­cuss­ing col­or. A “tint” is the res­ult of mix­ing a col­or with white. A “shade” is …»

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Designing A Dementia-Friendly Website

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Some well-estab­lished web design basics: min­im­ize the num­ber of choices that someone has to make; cre­ate self-explan­at­ory nav­ig­a­tion tools; help people get to what they’re look­ing for as quickly as pos­sible.»

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→ smashingmagazine.com

Alan Kitching: A life in Letterpress

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«The good people at Laurence King recently sent over a copy of their fant­ast­ic new mono­graph, Alan Kitching—A Life in Let­ter­press. It’s quite bril­liant. You will have seen Alan’s work before, even if you’re not a graph­ic design­er.»

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→ wemadethis.co.uk

Combining Typefaces Made Easy (Free eBook)

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Since the intro­duc­tion of web fonts, the undi­vided vari­ety of typo­graphy is avail­able to web design­ers and their pro­jects. How­ever, com­bin­ing the right fonts is easi­er said than done. The free ebook “Com­bin­ing Typefaces” helps you find fonts that fit togeth­er nicely.»

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The Ultimate Guide to Color Theory for Designers

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«If a pic­ture is worth 1000 words, then how much can we say about an inter­face? Well it turns out quite a lot, and there’s often many dif­fer­ent top­ics worthy of dis­cus­sion. One such top­ic is col­or the­ory which com­prises the basic tech­niques of pick­ing a match­ing col­or series.»

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