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Friday Fresh Free Fonts #64

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#64 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Acid by 26plus-zeichen Download Acid Neu Eichmass by Ivan Khmelevsky Download Neu Eichmass Ibarra by Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón Download Ibarra Edelsans by 26plus-zeichen Download Edelsans

Typography Mania #44

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Submit your Typography work From now on you can submit your typography mania piece by adding your image to Abduzeedo's Flickr Group and use the tag Typography Mania. I will search through and handpick the best pieces every week. Videos iQ font - When driving becomes writing / Full making of from wireless on Vimeo. Images by jorqe by mil3n by mil3n by cirox by gentlepurespace by mil3n by luklima by arnoKath by Heaven Ideas by Rydog Grafix by Max Dominguez by arnoKath by joewarbie by arnoKath by Andreas Leonidou by arnoKath by seamz by haooo by nickwtam.com by CMYK Commodoll

One Hundred Project

The ONEHUNDRED Project is an experiment from the German Kid Grandios that started back in 2009 with the idea of creating posters that would include landscape and grunge elements. One Hundred posters later the project is done and it's amazing, check it out! ONEHUNDRED Project I started the project in fall 2009. The idea was to create a poster which includes landscape and grunge elements. Therefore I commenced collecting some images. Not all photos are taken by myself but some friends helped me. The landscape moves from the green mountains in argentina to the cold icefields at the northpole.For the most part I tried to capture the characteristic color of each terretory and apply a grunge effect that matches. Also I wanted to achieve a huge vareity of different color schemes. For these effects I used Photoshop. It really took some time to create 100 different patterns.About 20-40min for each pattern. A major aspect of the project is the connection between nature and the numbers. This represens the calculated beauty of natural elements and how they get destroyed. Here are a few samples - Click here to see entire ONEHUNDRED project

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #63

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #63

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#63 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Ellipsoideogram by CybaPee Download Ellipsoideogram Miama by fuex Download Miama Harabara by André Harabara Download Harabara Eurofurence by Tobias Benjamin Köhler Download Eurofurence

Typography Mania #43

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Submit your Typography work From now on you can submit your typography mania piece by adding your image to Abduzeedo's Flickr Group and use the tag Typography Mania. I will search through and handpick the best pieces every week. Video Imagine John Lennon's Portrait from skoumas on Vimeo. Images by Max Dominguez by the pro movement by wiley09 by silvan_ by robot-uprising by arnoKath by xprencingimag by silvan_ by Kleetz by lemasney by arnoKath by MiguelArt2010 by Brandon Schaefer by Asterisco21 by philipcdavis by Lukes Beard by luce08 by StuartWade by StuartWade

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #62

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#62 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts District Thin by Phils Fonts Download District Thin Journal by Fontourist Download Journal Ubuntu-Title by Andrew Fitzsimon Download Ubuntu-Title Yanone by Yanone Fonts Download Yanone

Typography Mania #42

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Submit your Typography work From now on you can submit your typography mania piece by adding your image to Abduzeedo's Flickr Group and use the tag Typography Mania. I will search through and handpick the best pieces every week. Video Chemistry for life from Dosdecadatres on Vimeo. Images by the pro movement by mil3n by mil3n by mil3n by arnoKath by mil3n by arnoKath by arnoKath by arnoKath by mil3n by mil3n by mil3n by LBOI by arnoKath by mil3n by mil3n by Philippe Nicolas by arnoKath by arnoKath by Maurício.Cardoso by jergot+gotroch

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #61

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#61 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Karabine by Jonathan Paquette Download Karabine Canadian Download Canadian Huxley Titling by JGary David Bouton Download Huxley Titling akaDora by James Daniel Milligan Download akaDora

Typography Mania #41

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Images by Pink Ponk by inkclear by sam j stanton by kaneda99 by hugowerner by Horacio Lorente by Pablens by thecontrabrand by opa. CALAMAR EN SU TINTA by Mr.Brainbow by Golden Porsche Sessions by tylor.reimer by mil3n by A Journey Round My Skull by ?? by Justin from Georgia by Z Mallett by subgrafik by bryanscott by Andrei D. Robu

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #60

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #60

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#60 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Antipasto by zetafonts Download Antipasto Bebas Neue by Dharma Type Download Bebas Neue Cardo by David Perry Download Cardo Providence by AJ Pagila Download Providence

Typography Mania #40

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Images by kmccaul by THEFUNCTIONALFOX by steven.bonner by steven.bonner by edfranks by FontFont by DixonBaxi by David Schwen by Lifter Baron by Linda Aslaksen by Nathaniel Hebert by arnoKath by Cornelli2010 by azamat_kodzoev by thejapanman by justlucky by Francisco Andriani by simran singh

Cool Text Effect with the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop CS5

When Adobe started announcing some of the new features of the CS5 version of Photoshop they showed the Puppet Warp tool in which they played with an elephant's trunk. I was really impressed with that tool but never used it that too much, because of that I decided to give it a try, especially after seeing a screen cast with Russell Brown in which he was showing how to manipulate a rope with the Puppet Warp Tool. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a text effect using a photo of a rope and the Puppet Warp tool. This tutorial will only work with the CS5 version and I believe it won't take you too much time. Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document. I'm using 2560x1440 pixels for the size. After that import a photo of a rope. The one I used is courtesy of Shutterstock and you can find it here. Step 2 We will be using the Puppet Warp tool to create our text effect, but to make it work properly the rope has to be really long. You will also have to extract the background of the layer, leaving just the rope. After that go to Edit>Puppet Warp. The default mode will show a mash over your object, to hide it just deselect the Show Mesh option. Step 3 Now start adding points or joints, I don't even know how to call those things. As you can see in the image below, I added one at the beginning of the rope and one at the end. Start moving them around to see how they behave. Tips, if you hold ALT you can rotate the point, a little circle will show so you can use it as a controller. Also if you click on the point holding ALT you will delete it. Step 4 Start creating your word, below you can see the R of rope. Step 5 Keep editing, it takes quite some time to get used to how things work, it's important to not stretch the rope too much otherwise it will distort the image. Step 6 Another really cool feature with the Puppet Wart is that you can change the order of the mesh in terms of depth, it's quite impressive how they do that but for example you can define with part goes on over the other using the Pin Depth icons. Step 7 After a few minutes moving the points I got a quite convincing result for the word ROPE. Step 8 Import the rope image again and connect it with the R, then do the same with the E. Step 9 Add a new layer on top of the others and with the Brush Tool (B) use a very soft brush with black, paint the areas marked below to create some shadows. Group this layer into a folder and change the Blend Mode of the folder to Color Burn at 50% Opacity. Step 10 Group all layers and duplicate the group, then with the duplicated group selected go to Layer>Merge Group. Change the Blend Mode of the group to Overlay. Step 11 Using the rope image again, create another effect using the Puppet Warp tool. Step 12 Import a paper texture and place on top of the other layers. The one I used is from Shutterstock and can be found here. Select all layers but the paper texture, then group them. After that duplicate the group, select this new group and go to Filter>Convert for Smart Filters. Step 13 With the Smart Object layer selected go to Filter>Blur>Guassian Blur. Use 8 pixels for the Radius. One cool thing about Smart Filters is that they behave like masks, there is a white thumbnail next to the Smart Filter sub layer that is like a mask, everything that is white gets the filter, what is black doesn't and the grey scales areas the filter is less strong. This is perfect to create a sort of depth of field effect. With the Brush Tool (B) and a very soft brush, paint of the ROPE word area with black and also the whole rope that connects the word. Use the image below for reference. Step 14 Select all layers and duplicate them, after that merge the duplicated layers and go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 15 pixels for the radius. Duplicate this layer, so you will have 2 blurry layers. The one at the top use Screen for the Blend Mode at 50% Opacity and the one beneath use Overlay for the Blend Mode with 50% of Opacity as well. Step 15 Go to Layer>New Adjustments Layer>Hue and Saturation. Reduce the Saturation to -40. Conclusion The Puppet Warp tool is an incredible tool which shows an incredible technology behind it, like there are some things that are quite mind blowing such as the changing depths of the mesh. This tutorial was just an example of how to use it to create a text made out of rope. Now it's up to you to come up with much cooler ideas. Click on the image for full preview. Download the Photoshop File Click here to download the Photoshop file used for this tutorial.

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #59

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #59

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#59 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Coolvetica by Typodermic Download Coolvetica Vollkorn by Friedrich Althausen Download Vollkorn Amperzand by AJPaglia Download Amperzand Musa Ornata by Fernando Carvente Download Musa Ornata

Typography Mania #39

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Images by Dan Beckemeyer by Dan Beckemeyer by Dan Beckemeyer by Dan Beckemeyer by Dan Beckemeyer by Dan Beckemeyer by Dan Beckemeyer by Noa Emberson by Noa Emberson by Moshik Nadav by Moshik Nadav by Moshik Nadav by Moshik Nadav by Moshik Nadav by Moshik Nadav by Elizabeth Lapinsky by Charles Williams by Herman de Klerk by Christian Danz by Viktoria Vass by Viktoria Vass by Jack Vanzet by Jack Vanzet by Jack Vanzet

Stylish and Unique Artworks by Sara Blake

Sara Blake, also known as ZSO is an interactive art director, designer and illustrator living in New York City. She graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with concentration in Graphic Art and Postmodern Studies-I. These days you can find her at Euro RSCG where she focuses on digital design. But by night she also doubles as an illustrator for clients such as Yen Magazine, The KDU, Hurley, SGCNY, and Koko & Me. She'll also be having her very first solo gallery show at Friends of Leon Gallery in Sydney, Australia, September 2010. Hello, I'm ZSO. (On paper you may also know me as Sara Blake.) I'm an Interactive Art Director, Designer, and Illustrator living and loving in New York City. ZSO (pronounced |z?|) is a collection of letters that I find aesthetically and phonetically beautiful. Together they make sound much like “so,” the adverb which means "to such a great extent.” I am a person of extremes, for better or worse (most often the latter), so the ring of it was fitting, and the moniker has since stuck for good. For more information about Sara Blake visit her website at http://www.hellozso.com/. As usual be prepared to spend hours on her website and blog because it's totally awesome! Some Works Flight Print SGC Decks Filthy Process Sample from Sara Blake on Vimeo. All Our Idols "All Our Idols" is an ongoing freestyle portrait project. All work is pencil, watercolor, and digital. Phil Knott's Tally Ho Iseult for Depthcore's "Mythic" Iseult for Depthcore's "Mythic" from Sara Blake on Vimeo. Design Collector 7 Wallpaper submission and Tshirt design for Russian design empire Design Collector to celebrate 7 years in the running. Artists were tasked to subtley incorporate the number 7 somewhere into the design. ZSO + Design Collector from Sara Blake on Vimeo. DACS DACS from Sara Blake on Vimeo. YOU ARE WE — KDU

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #58

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#58 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Aaargh by Tup Wanders Fonts Download Aaargh Age by Font Fabric Download Age Bitstream-Vera-Serif by Bitstream Fonts Download Bitstream-Vera-Serif Gabo Drive by Type The Font Download Gabo Drive

Typography Mania #38

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Images by juan camilo corredor by jergot+gotroch by til01 by George Strouzas by kronicred by kevincherry-art by kevincherry-art by MRfrukta by withayou by teresa.d.w by Vespex Karlsson by Christopher Paul by christing-O- by YONIL by Ale Paul by Mark Luethi by shollingsworth by pope saint victor by diegophotographed by karen horton by geray gencer