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Typography Mania #30

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 Book Suggestion Lettering & Type Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces (Design Brief) No component of graphic design has attracted as much interest or inspired as much innovation in recent years as lettering and type. These fundamentals of design, once the exclusive domain of professional typographers, have become an essential starting point for anyone looking for a fresh way to communicate. Practical information about creating letters and type often amounts to a series of guidelines for executing a particular process, font program, or style. But what makes lettering and type endlessly fascinating is the flexibility to interpret and sometimes even break these rules. Lettering & Type is a smart-but- not-dense guide to creating and bending letters to one's will. More than just another pretty survey, it is a powerful how-to book full of relevant theory, history, explanatory diagrams, and exercises. While other type design books get hung up on the technical and technological issues of type design and lettering, Lettering & Type features the context and creativity that shape letters and make them interesting. Authors and designers Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals examine classic design examples as well as exciting contemporary lettering of all stripes—from editorial illustrations to concert posters to radical conceptual alphabets. Lettering & Type is ideal for anyone looking to move beyond existing typography and fonts to create, explore, and use original or customized letterforms. This latest addition to our best-selling Design Briefs series features a foreword by Ellen Lupton and hundreds of images and examples of work by historical and contemporary designers, artists, and illustrators, including Marian Bantjes, Stefan Sagmeister, Matthew Carter, Christoph Niemann, Steve Powers (ESPO), House Industries, Christian Schwartz, Margaret Kilgallen, James Victore, Abbott Miller, Sibylle Hagmann, Ed Fella, and many more. Throughout the book interviews with type designers, artists, and graphic designers provide real-world perspective from contemporary practitioners. Images Smith | by alistairh Typography | by OiD-W 133 | by Six Word Story Every Day Eddie Vedder | by mico.toledo Judy Garland | by mico.toledo Other Vision | by mpnc Stay Awake | by imjeffbuchanan Rise Above Defeat | by imjeffbuchanan I went to a craft show.... | by Heatherjeany Design 78 | by bfrancesi ISTD: spread 9 | by michaelcorr1 Noise for the Needy | by MikeGalore deerohmy | by THEFUNCTIONALFOX rainy day | by velepav ISTD: 100 | by michaelcorr1 los angeles, ca. 2006 | by eyetwist The New Typography at MoMA | by Isaac Viel iPad Wallpaper Typeface | by FLOP DESIGN & | by b i r d Signs & Street Art | by Juan Madrigal Photo Signs & Street Art | by Juan Madrigal Photo

TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards Giveaway Winners

A couple of weeks ago we posted about the TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards giveaway and today we will proudly announce the winners of the 10 sets of cards. I also noticed that they have included Collis Ta'eed to the set, which is another great designer. TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards is a "top trumps"-style card pack contains 20 of your favorite designers, including Jason Santa Maria, Mike Kus, Jeffrey Zeldman, Mark Boulton and other very respectful web designers . For each designer, a typeface was selected to match their overall vibe. Each card is individually designed to reflect this vibe, supported typographically with the selected typeface. The result is a beautifully designed and packaged, witty collector's item that features your ratings. Get your hands on these now by ordering here! TypeFaces Logo Winners Bruno (bhpolar) Amy Steve Webster jared thompson Felipe Gomez Tiffany Nathan Johnson Voras Loïc Dupasquier Pipo Zoft Some Photos of the cards For more information visit TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards website. We also would like to thank Adii Pienaar (@adii) in especial for this giveaway, thanks a lot mate.

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #49

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #49

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#49 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Steiner by Gabriele Magurno Download Steiner Doulos by SIL International Download Doulos Chopin Script by Diogene Download Chopin Script Ursa by Jim Pearson Download Ursa

Typography Mania #29

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 Book Suggestion Typology Type Design from the Victorian Era to the Digital Age Organized by historical era and country of origin, each section of this dynamic compendium introduces the culture and aesthetics of the period, discusses how individual styles developed, and offers insights into the artistry of key typographers and foundries. 300 full-color illustrations. Images KathryneBCard | by johnvbosco The Sitka Bullet / Research | by Matthew Bowers 03 | by Tal Sela Pulling Points | by Berto Legendary H Thirty-three | by Nathan Godding wittysaying | by philipharpr Sem Lenco e Sem Documento | by Bruno Martins Castell Nedd | by Stuart Whitton The Characteristics of a Typeface | by arnoKath Nutrition Facts | by tabogarcia that sinking feeling | by catherine.roach Four Sticks | by - vanth - ROOM FOR ONE MORE | by edfranks José Padilla Poster | by I Can't Get Enough you & me | by catherine.roach HEADLINES | by Nathaniel Hebert i just wanted to say... | by a.Lo Forever is Over | by a.Lo Letters | by mediafury Switzerland postage stamps | by karen horton i loved | by Št?pán Prokop Selective Memory | by refryed The Met | by Isaac Viel Printing Types of Distinction, 1922 | by mikeyashworth

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #48

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #48

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#48 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Beautiful ES by ES Typography Download Beautiful ES Lobster by Pablo Impallari Download Lobster UpperEastSide by David Rakowski Download UpperEastSide VeggieBurger by Robby Woodard Download VeggieBurger

Typography Mania #28

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 Book Suggestion New Vintage Type Classic Fonts for the Digital Age Retro is the new modern. And nowhere is that fact more evident than in typography, which today uses vintage type in ads, book and magazine design, movies, and everywhere words convey meaning. Viewers may not even realize that the type itself conveys mood, information, and a sense of style, but graphic designers know the power of vintage type. Now the world’s foremost historian of graphic design presents New Vintage Type, a remarkable rethinking and rediscovery of old and classic typefaces for today’s modern needs. Hundreds of amazing, astounding, and obscure examples from around the world are gathered here, organized into five historically and stylistically grouped sections: the Victorian Age, the Woodtype Era, Art Deco Style, Modern Movement, and the Eccentric Movement. With hundreds of lively and one-of-a-kind examples, plus informed, intriguing text, New Vintage Type is the graphic designer’s guide to choosing and using vintage type for maximum impact. Images Wes Anderson Poster Series | by Katie Kasarda Typographic Poster | by Nicolas Ménard Unlimited | by MEDIA.ONE Boston Celtics Typography | by Karim Balaa Graphic Design | by Kasper Pyndt Work + Play | by http://www.behance.net/alexbeltechi People Love Music | by http://www.behance.net/Bruneau and Henrik Wold Kraglund Fast Track Your Degree This Summer Poster | by Fabian Malonda SOMA Magazine | by BECHA Caffeine | by Chris Piascik My Heart Doesn't Beat... it REVS! | by Joseph Marsh Invisable Children Campaign Concept | by Vanessa Wainwright Herb Lubalin Inspiration | by Vanessa Wainwright Caslon | by Vanessa Wainwright Nuzzles® - Wooden Name Puzzles | by John Christenson The Future is Now | by Ben Crick Welcome Aboard | by Francisco Andriani I love Budapest | by Miklos Kiss | by Robbert Schefman Curio Woodcut | by Jeremey Fleischer Schweppes 1+1=3 | by David Ponce de Leon Sunset | by Luperta McFly

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #47

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #47

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#47 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Dan by Font Fabric Download Dan Gondrin by Peter Wiegel Download Gondrin Cleanvertising by Zenze B.V. Download Cleanvertising Philosopher by Jovanny Lemonad Download Philosopher

TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards Giveaway

TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards is a "top trumps"-style card pack contains 20 of your favorite designers, including Jason Santa Maria, Mike Kus, Jeffrey Zeldman, Mark Boulton and other very respectful web designers . For each designer, a typeface was selected to match their overall vibe. Each card is individually designed to reflect this vibe, supported typographically with the selected typeface. The result is a beautifully designed and packaged, witty collector's item that features your ratings. Get your hands on these now by ordering here! TypeFaces Logo We simply love the idea and thanks to the TypeFaces guys we have 10 sets of TypeFaces to giveaway. To participate is super simple, just leave a comment with your favorite web designer and who would you like to include in the set. We will announce the winner next week Some Photos of the cards For more information visit TypeFaces Web Designer Playing Cards website. We also would like to thank Adii Pienaar (@adii) in especial for this giveaway, thanks a lot mate.

Typography Mania #27

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. Check out this weeks Mania and comeback in 7 days for more. 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 Book Suggestion Making and Breaking the Grid A Graphic Design Layout Workshop For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic and most important element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that to effectively break the rules of grid-based design one must first understand those rules and see them applied to real-world projects. Text reveals top designers' work in process and rationale. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice. Images Part of an old Arby's Sign | by rizzojn Playing with Typography | by heartlandart Typography | by b-worx Typography Poster Design | by pkwahme Save the Trees, Plant Animals Instead | by John Rabbit Typography OK | by Lightroom Presets Swiss Typography History Poster | by RyanFlem typo-bang-bang-poster | by Philippe Nicolas Helvetica | by joerehling Obama Typography | by Fresh Graphics Victorian Type Poster | by Lagwd Love Your Body Typography | by rikku813 Typography-Avant garde LT Bold font | by Clinique ElAlya Handmade Typography | by froodmat Bauhaus Weimar Typography | by opentype.info Hand Drawn Typography | by Tim Degner Mercado Santa Tereza | by Francisco Martins Helvetica Poster | by dan nation The Annual of the Type Directors Club | by Nathan Young The Psychology of Imagination | by Montague Projects The Hostages | by Montague Projects

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #46

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #46

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#46 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Charlie Brown by Mohammed Rahman Download Charlie Brown Kingthings Serifique by Kevin King Download Kingthings Serifique Quadranta by Darim Download Quadranta Thinfonthin by Gabriel De Ioannes Becke Download Thinfonthin

Astonishing Paper Illustration by Yulia Brodskaya

Yulia Brodskaya is an artist and illustrator born in 1983 in Moscow - Russia. She is very recognized for her astonishing, elegant and detailed paper illustrations. Currently based in the UK, where she went to continue her education in art at the University of Hertfordshire with a Master of Art in Graphics Communication degree in 2006. After getting her degree, Yulia continued to experiment and explore ways of bringing together all the things she likes most: typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects. She has swiftly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations and continues to create beautifully detailed paper designs for clients all around the world. “Typography is my second love, after paper and I’m really happy that I’ve found a way of combining the two. Having said that, I don’t want to exclude non-typobased designs, I’d like to work on different projects.” Yulia for Computer Arts I bumped into Yulia's work during one of my explorations looking for inspiration and was impressed by her pieces. The colors, details, swirls and the movement of her artworks, everything matches perfectly catching our attention and enchanting those who love the combination of creativity, talent and unique ideas. Well, enough said is time for you to enjoy the images! And don't forget to visit her website for more. Hope you like it! Enjoy. =)

Typography Mania #26

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. Check out this weeks Mania and comeback in 7 days for more. 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 Book Suggestion 1,000 Type Treatments From Script to Serif, Letterforms Used to Perfection The ability to wield typography is one of those things that is a clear indication of a talented designer. Being able to craft type well and thoughtfully takes a deep understanding of the inherent complexities and a keen eye for the minute and subtle details. This book contains a collection of 1,000 instances of thoughtful type usage along with credits that note what fonts were used in the design. Like its predecessor, 1,000 Graphic Elements, the photography in this book focuses in on the typography so readers can get an up-close look at the work. 1,000 Type Treatments showcases an array of fonts in a catalog-like format, making it easy for the working designer to practically shop for ideas. The book is organized by style so if a designer has a traditional, elegant, or edgy piece, they can go directly to that section of the book, where they will find a wide collection of fresh ideas in the style they are seeking. Also included is a directory of font foundries and suppliers, providing busy designers with a quick reference guide to where they can find the fonts that pique their interest. Images Luther's | by House Industries Google before you tweet | found at yay!everyday Fear | by Andrei D. Robu Young Romance cover redsign | by raid71 The movie title still | by Annyas The Booze | by Joe Prytherch 10 penneth | by Craig Oldham Eat My Font | by Hand Made Font My Generation Font | by raid71 Super Street Fighter | by Ammirati Ampersands Chart | by Doug Wilson Want vs Need | by Erin Hanson The Elephant Man | by Raid71 So you need a typeface | by Julian Hansen I want to eat you baby | by Brusse Goodness! | by Micah Lidberg Useless Flier | by Josh Millard Imagine something beautiful | by Patrick Hruby If you can't make it good... | by bryantosaurus The Best Possible Strategic Plan | by Jonathan Moore found at Hello Again found at Hello Again

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #45

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #45

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#45 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Calligraphy by Casady & Greene Download Calligraphy Diner by David Rakowski Download Diner Galileo by Casady & Greene Download Galileo Spin Cycle by Blue Vinyl Fonts Download Spin Cycle

Ginger Monkey's New and Beautiful Work

Tom Lane is the guy behind Ginger Monkey, living in Bristol, the UK, he has produced some incredible works for big clients such as Sony Ericcson, Mercedez-Benz, Coca-Cola, BT, BMW, Miller and many others. We can also see his works on popular magazines like Computer Arts. So in this post we will show you some of the new pieces from his recently updated website. I design, illustrate and make things.10 years ago I caught a bug, an insatiable need to create, a need to get better at creating. I've been chasing the sense of achievement that comes from putting an idea down, seeing it grow, take shape, and have it exist 'out there'. I'm one of those lucky people that make a living doing what they love. For more information and to check out Tom's portfolio visit the Ginger Monkey website at http://www.gingermonkeydesign.com/ Some Works Uber Branding What can I say about Uber, great project, great people to work with. I was brought in to come up with an approach to their branding that was new and exciting and embodied the theme of 'Bloody/Beautiful'... Tom Lane Baileycross Gee a lollipop I had the idea to illustrate the letter G to form one of the big, swirly lollipops you sometimes see in movies, on TV, or at fares. I wanted to make it look lovely and lickable. I started with a rough sketch, intended to simply get the idea down, and then worked out most of the form in a more detailed sketch... Tom Lane Peacefulness I began this piece wanting to experiment with embellishing an existing typeface (affair) to create an elegant and organic flow between the characters... Tom Lane Eye-i I became heavily inspired when looking through a great book on 60's album artwork... Force of Nature The idea here was to create a symmetrical illustration that blended and fused a pattern with animals under the theme 'the full force of nature'... Tom Lane Chip Tied into my Eye-i piece, as this too was heavily inspired by a couple of psychedelic album covers from the 60's... Caffè Eleganza Brand Probably my furthest ranging project to date. I wore a lot of hats for this one. It started with putting together the initial plans for the building and carried right through to branding the business, setting out an identity, plus a spot of interior design to bring it all together.... Tom Lane 1hundred Branding Here's a first look at my new streetwear and artwork label. I’ll be making a lot of the new pieces I’ve been working on, and some new ones in development, available as limited edition prints and tshirts... Tom Lane Queens Consort I was asked by Orion Books to create a typography led design for Lisa Hiltons book... Tom Lane These were just a few of Tom's new works. He is one of my favorite designers out there, I believe I don't need to explain why after these examples.

Typography Mania #25

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. Check out this weeks Mania and comeback in 7 days for more. 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 Book Suggestion Getting it Right with Type The Dos and Don'ts of Typography Typography is no longer the specialist domain of the typesetter: these days anyone who uses a computer has access to a wide range of typefaces and effects. This book offers an introduction to the basics of typography, including choosing which typeface to use; adjusting letter-, line-, and word-spacing for improved legibility; understanding kerning and leading; and mastering typographic details, such as italics, punctuation, and line endings. The book is illustrated throughout with practical examples demonstrating good and bad solutions. There are tips for specific design tasks, such as letters, charts, tables, and design for the screen, and a glossary explaining typographic terms. Images "Artistic Hebrew Type" p11 | by Yaronimus Maximus Vintage Poster | by OK Creative Fontaine Ferry Vintage Carnival Poster, Louisville | by pjchmiel Get Lost | by onpaperwings A Volta da Casa Rock | by Rodrigo Müller VM Blackthorne | by JTP Design Vintage typo | by afslag7 Like a Vapor | by j'ena sancartier makes art 1531 | by All-seeing Cuttlefish Line | by anitakhart Queens Consort | by Ginger Monkey - (Tom Lane) Clockwork Zoo Showreel Cover 2010 | by Bruce Mackay Get Up, Get Up | by not a second to waste; L.A. | by Ségozyme Spread from Pink Mince #1 | by ultrasparky Tiger Balm Print ad | by Mr. Matt Arnold Typography Poster | by SawyerHollenshead Sure Sign | by precinct 25 iphoneography. 2010 | by eyetwist Seneca Quote | by 3LambsStudio 5p | by One Little Bird Studio Vogue | by One Little Bird Studio Tiiiiiin Roof....Rusted | by red_dotdesign RCA | by Montague Projects

Clash of the Titans Text Effect in Photoshop

A few weeks ago watched Clash of the Titans. The movie was okay, I have to admit, I was expecting much more, but it was awesome to see some huge monsters and mythologic creatures battling in this epic movie. However in the end of the movie, when the credits started showing I was really impressed with the effect and I thought to myself that I had to do a Photoshop tutorial inspired by the movie. So, in this tutorial I will show you how to create a text effect inspired by the Clash of the Titans posters and artworks. We will use layer styles and basic filters to achieve the effect. It will not take you more than 45 minutes to achieve the effect, but the outcome is really cool. Step 1 Let's start our design in Illustrator, it's easier to get the text done in Illustrator, even though you can do that in Photoshop as well. When I saw the official Clash of the Titans poster I knew that font, it was the Bank Gothic, or the Bank Gothic is very similar. So with the Type Tool (T) add the word "clash", then "of the" in another independent object and then "titans", again in another object and line. All of the in uppercase. Step 2 Select the texts and go to Type>Create Outlines. With the Direct Selection Tool (A) start editing the text. First the A of "clash". then the F of "of" and the T and E of "the". After that edit the word "titans" by changing the T and A. Use the image below for reference. Basically you will be moving points, but be careful to keep the same alignments and angles as the original text. Step 3 Now open Photoshop and create a new document. Create a new layer and fill it with any color, then go to Layer>Layer Style>Gradient Overlay. Use a light beige #fee4c8 and a very dark brown #0f0802 for the gradient, use Radial for the Style and 100% opacity. Step 4 Add a new layer and go to Filter>Render>Clouds. Make sure you have black and white for the colors. Step 5 Change the clouds' layer Blend Mode to Color Dodge. After that go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal All. Over the Layers Palette, click on the mask thumb of the layer and go to Filter>Render>Clouds to apply the clouds to the layer mask, that will make the clouds less strong. Tip: play with masks and apply filter on the masks, you will be surprise with the possibilities and the results. Step 6 Go to Edit>Transform>Warp. Select the Fisheye warp type, then move the controller towards the center of the document. That will create a really nice blur effect, much faster than the zoom blur in Photoshop. Step 7 Copy the words "Clash of the " from Illustrator to Photoshop. We will do these words first because we will apply a different Layer Style preset for the Bevel and Emboss. Step 8 First thing here is to search for a old and rusty metal texture. I found the one I'm using on Google Images. Open the image in Photoshop and then go to Edit>Define Pattern. After that go back to our design and select the layer with the words "clash of the", the go to Layer>Layer Style>Pattern Overlay. Select the metal pattern you have just created. Step 9 After the Pattern Overlay, select Bevel and Emboss. For the Technique use Chisel Hard, for the Depth use 500%, for the Size use 120 pixels, for the Soften use 0 pixel. Over the Shading Options, use 95º for the Angle, 35º for the Altitude, then for the Highlight Mode use Color Dodge with white for the color and 65% for the Opacity. For the Shadow Mode use Color Burn with Black for the color, then 40% for the Opacity. Step 10 Now select Contour, then just change the Range to 50%. Step 11 Here you can see the effect you will have. Notice that the ligths are coming from the bottom, or the center of the document, and that is why we split the words. Step 12 Copy the word "titans" from Illustrator and paste it in Photoshop. On the layers palette select the layer we applied the layer styles in the previous steps and with the right button of the mouse click and select Copy Layer Styles. After that select the "titans" layer and click again with the right button of the mouse click and select Paste Layer Styles. Double click on the layer to open the Layer Style dialog box. Select Bevel and Emboss, then just change the Direction to Up. Step 13 This is the effect you wll have gotten so far, notice now that the light for the word "titans" is coming from the top while for the "clash of the" is coming from the bottom. Step 14 If you watched the movie you will know that the Pegasus was a black winged horse, so I got an image of a winged horse from Shutterstock, you can find it over here. It's a vector image, but that is fine, just place it as it is coming from the center. Step 15 To make the horse more realistic and less vector style go to Filter>Blur>Motion Blur. Use 35º for the Angle and 20 pixels for the Distance. Step 16 For the flares you can create them using different techniques, you can do that using the noise gradient, the lens flare filter (least recommended) and using an image. I have used a image that is really good for that on most of my projects, the only thing I do is to change the Hue and Saturation to make the colors match the design. You can find the image I used here. As you can se the background of the image is black so the only thing you have to do is to change the Blend Mode to Screen, so the black will be transparent. Step 17 Add more lens flares over some letters of the texts. Use the image below fore reference. Step 18 Select all layers and duplicate them, after that merge all the duplicated layers into one layer only. The keyboard shortcut to that is Command(mac)/Control(pc) + Alt + Shit + E. Select this layer and go to Filter>Blur>Radial Blur. Use 5 for the Amount, Zoom for the Blur Method and Best for the Quality. Conclusion The zoom blur will give that movement idea to our design, as the text is coming out of the page, exactly like the credits at the end of the movie. You can add some noise as well to give that movie style to the image. The technique on this tutorial is pretty simple, there's nothing that is difficult to be done, but the most important thing was that I wanted to show you that you can find inspiration everywhere, but it's important that you turn this inspiration into something real. The best way to do that is through personal projects ;) 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 #44

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#44 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Comfortaa by Johan Aakerlund Download Comfortaa Cleopatra by fontex Download Cleopatra Giant Head by Blue Vinyl Fonts Download Giant Head Rocko by Casady & Greene Download Rocko