If you are going to be comfortable with typography there are some key terms you should know. This isn’t everything you should know about, but it is a good place to start if you are not super familiar with typography terms. Another great resource for this is also called Type Terms. It is self described as – the perfect tool for designers to learn the basics of typographic terminology. Designers often get comfortable throwing different type and design terminologies around – it is helpful to remember that not everyone speaks this language, but it is easy to teach if people want to learn. Let’s get started by covering 5 popular type terms. Read The Rest
I’ve talked about how much I like the tilt-shift effect in the past. I am going to show you how you can make your very own in Photoshop! It is a pretty simple process to go through and if Photoshop isn’t your thing you can also create this effect in Instagram (so nothing is stopping you!). Read The Rest
Liz takes essays from real life creatives (writers, dancers, photographers, you name it) and partners up with a well-known person in their field that can give them very specific insights. It’s interesting hearing some of the creative greats (including Neil Gaiman) share their personal struggles with creating and a great reality check that nobody is immune from criticism or other roadblocks. It is so relatable and fun to listen to.
If you’re going to use color effectively, you’ll need to know some color concepts and color theory terminology. A thorough working knowledge of concepts like tints, tones, and shades is key to creating your own awesome color schemes. In Part 1 of this color theory series I covered the basics of different color families. Here, we’ll go over what affects a given color, such as adding gray, white or black to the pure hue.