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Friday Fresh Free Fonts #31

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #31

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#31 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Franchise by Derek Weathersbee Download Franchise Mamma Gamma by Jacob Fisher Download Mamma Gamma Sketchetica by Ossi Gustafsson Download Sketchetica To download Sketchetica you must go on "Portfolio" then "Typefaces" and there will be a link to download. Timeless by Manfred Klein Download Timeless

Typography Mania #11

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. 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 Onesevenone Gold by Yaronimus Maximus Logos Postcard by typoretum Letterpress Handset in Garamond by Bundscherer Geometric Post by boxcarpress Anagram Press by Squid Ink Queeens Typo by Like Minded Studio In the Year of 2009 by Phil Abel Count Basie Letterpress Poster by skintone Spot the Typo by shoter Blast from the Past by Nekiy Alphabet AB by Park Ride Ladies Night by jergot gotroch WIKITYPE 9 by arnoKath HDV Fonts by Irmel71 T 0,2 by foddokross Redony Reluxa by f-auto + by RodrigBoy Make Money by enaniza Modernidad by foddokross Gegranntes und Gepopptes

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #30

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #30

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#30 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Geometry Soft Pro by Roger S. Nelsson Download Geometry Soft Pro Kingthings Foundation by Kevin King Download Kingthings Foundation Orial by Salman Boosty Download Orial Logo Fontik by Sergiy Tkachenko Download Logo Fontik

Typography Mania #10

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. Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Video Images by m R. t R i P by m R. t R i P by Eurico Sá Fernandes by Jonatan Pettersson by Brandon Moore by Vivien Urtiaga by Riah Goodison by Dinushi Perera by Roman Pellejero by Michaela Istokova by Iacopo Boccalari by Elvis Benício by extraverage by Mark Andrew Webber by Network Osaka by LikeMindedStudio by mil3n by Gizo

Typography Mania #9

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. 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 Elektrotrash: A Found Art Typeface by Alex Varanese' Te lo dice Camarón by ulen García Typografi by Iyan Fabian 2009 posters by Grzegorz Matyszewski Heroes Type Tshirts by Pete Harrison Poster Design by xpome Cartazes by Adriano Frachetta The Devil's in the detail by George Birch The Singleton - Typography by Charles Williams Void Poster by Chris Carbo I would die for vodka by http://www.behance.net/xtwice Luyendijk - The entertainment level of news by Thijs Janssen

Xmas Friday Fresh Free Fonts #29

Xmas Friday Fresh Free Fonts #29

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#29 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Bistecca by Studio Kmzero Download Bistecca Boa by Alien Foundery Download Boa HeadThinker by Ian Currie Download HeadThinker Quimbie by Peter Wiegel Download Quimbie

Typography Mania #8

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. 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 English Communication Festival Festival Brochure QUBE Calendar Mouscacho Calendar 2010 Methods NYC Idioms Mondrian Inspired Typography Playing Cards Sainted Valentine Bio Typeface Typography Cut Out Calendar Wanted Hand Lettering & Typography OC Bold Typeface

Realistic Golden Text in Pixelmator

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a beautiful golden text in Pixelmator. It might be useful for your next Christmas design. We will use basic tools and gradients to mimic gold with this super easy technique. I also have writen a tutorial showing how to create the same effect but for Photoshop, you can find it at PSDTUTS. This tutorial is part of a series of tutorials I have been writing for the Pixelmator Learn Site. Step 1 Open Pixelmator and create a new document. The size is not important but I’m using 1440×900 pixels. Then go to View>Show Gradient to open the Gradient Panel. Create a new Radial gradient from a dark brown in the center and blending to black. Fill the background layer with this new gradient. Step 2 Go to Filter>Stylize>Noise. Use 1 for the amount and make sure that it’s NOT monochrome. Step 3 With the Type Tool (T) type VIVAVIDA (or any word you want). We will break the text into layers and create a new word. To do that, go to Layer>Rasterize Type Layer. Then with the Lasso Tool (L), select each character, then cut and paste it back. Each one will be in a different layer. (The font I used was Adobe Garamond.) Step 4 Now that you have layers for each letter, let’s create a new word. The one that I came up with was VIVAD. The VIV is connected and so is the AD. Select the layers that make the word, and go to Layer>Merge Layers. You will have the word back in one layer only. Step 5 Go back to the Gradient Panel and create a new gradient preset. Create a linear one this time. Use dark brown, beige and white for the colors, exactly like the image below. Step 6 Add a new layer on top of the word VIVAD and go to Layer> Create Clipping Mask. Use the Gradient Tool (G) to fill the layer with the gradient we created in the previous step. Start from the top of the word and finish at the bottom. Step 7 Add another layer on top of the previous one and go back to Layer>Create Clipping Mask. Change the Blending to Multiply. With the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), create a rectangular selection starting 2 pixels down from the top of the word. With the Gradient Tool (G), fill the layer with the gradient we used for the gold letter; this time the direction will be the opposite, with the dark color at the top. Use the image below for reference.? The idea is create a tiny line to create the reflection of the gold. Step 8 Let’s repeat this step for the bottom of the word. The Blending will have to change, so you can use either Color Dodge or Screen. I used Color Dodge, but I had to duplicate the layer to get a stronger result.? Repeat the previous step, but now the idea is to put a shiny line at the bottom of the word that had been dark. Step 9 This is the result we have to achieve. Step 10 Duplicate the layer with the word VIVAD and move it beneath the gold effect. Then go to Edit>Stroke. Use any color, 1 for the Width and Outside. Step 11 Again over the Gradient Panel, add a new preset using dark brown, beige and dark brown. Use the image below for reference. We will use this gradient to create another reflection to our golden text. Step 12 Create a new layer on top of the layer where we applied the stroke. Then go to Layer>Create Clipping Mask. Fill this layer with the gradient we created in the previous step. The beige part has to be almost at the bottom of the word. Step 13 Duplicate the layer with the word VIVAD and put it beneath the other layers but on top of the background. Go to Image>Invert. It was white and now it’s black; then go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 30 for the Radius. The idea is to create a nice shadow beneath the golden text. Step 14 This is the gradient order that I have. Check yours to see if it’s similar, or simply download the file used for this tutorial to understand how the layers are organized. Conclusion This is a very simple but beautiful effect. Even though we don’t have the layer styles feature we have in Photoshop, we can create Bevels and Gradients using layers and clipping layers with gradients. We observe reality and try to recreate it with the tools that are available. Versions You can also create other types of metals, like silver. You can try different gradients or just apply Hue and Saturation. Download the Pixelmator File Download the Pixelmator file used for this tutorial

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #28

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #28

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#28 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Geo Sans Light by Manfred Klein Download Geo Sans Light Boris Black Bloxx by Manfred Klein Download Boris Black Bloxx Day Roman by Apostrophic Labs Download Day Roman Thryromanes by Herman Miller Download Thryromanes

Typography Mania #7

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. 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 Design Book Library by Outofprint Typography Friday by erokCom Typography: Principles of Data Processing by monkeysox Eat Your Veggies by erokCom Tylor Typography Manual by tylor.reimer Yousemite Valley by nicoleyfun Typeface Showing: Augustus by karlfrankowski What is Typography by John Rabbit Good things are on the cards by Esther Aarts Knock on Wood by Esther Aarts Tomorrow I will spell better! by Cami Laps NMICFY by Oak Thitayarak IZBA Birthday Poster by Jovan Shpira Obradovic Design Culture Now by marvelgd Old Skool by Von Brandis Good Magazine: 101 Reasons to Vote by frogers Design is a good [car] by MrSniggs Whatever You Are, Be a Good One by 3LambsStudio It's All Good Art Print by Scarlet Beautiful When I Grow Up by L.e.e.

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #27

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #27

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#27 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Hetilica Bold by Diego Quintana Download Hetilica Bold Telegrafico by Salvo Nicolosi Download Telegrafico Carbona by Lucas Maia Download Carbona Whypo by Davy Meykens Download Whypo

Typography Mania #6

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. 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 Naked Type by Micah Extraverage x The KDU by extraverage Avant Round by Network Osaka Archivo 17 by Network Osaka Playful Wet by Playful / Pablo Alfieri Stay Fresh by Gizo Premsela by AisleOne abcdef by gemma correll Spaceship by anja mulder Think Make Think by Public Design Center I-am-not-excellent-shirt by Daniel Solis Legs Tired Back Sore by Keith Scharwath Perfection by theycallmeteddy TMSP by Marcio Vincoletto Typographic self-portrait by Thijs Janssen Today I'm gonna create something awesome by Thea Hamrén Burn After Reading by Jarrik Muller iusehelvetica by Mothanna Hussei 3d Typography by Jorge Daniel Tercarioli Echo Type by Mothanna Hussei Enveloped Epigrams - Tangent by christopher goodwin

International Year of Astronomy 2009 - Posters Giveaway

Have you ever stopped to think about where we are in the universe? I mean, among all the planets and stars we are like a tiny little grain of sand, don't you think? That is what The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is all about, and to celebrate this event a great artist called Simon Page created five beautiful posters inspired by the 60's and 70's. Now the best part, we're giving away two of these beautiful posters, yeah I said 2. Simon is a designer from UK who loves typography and illustration. From his posters we can see how he mixes them together with a very good selection of colors to create very striking designs. All of them with, of course, that retro look and feel. I'm waiting for my poster as well and looking forward to seeing hanging on my wall. "I initially designed these as self-promotional works but word gets around and last week I received an email from the IYA 09 that they thought the posters were great and would like to use them for their promotional work - this was awesome and I of course said yes." Simon Page About the IYA2009 The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night-time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery. Oficial Site Paper Quality The prints are on museum-quality paper that meet strict industry standards. The paper is internally buffered to resist fading and acid-free to eliminate any degradation. The inks have a very high pigment density, which allows for the sharpest possible image, perfect reflection of light and the widest range of printable colour. The pigment also resists water, light, and gas for superior archiving properties. THE GIVEAWAY We're givingaway 2 poster for our readers! Just drop us a comment telling what poster do you like the most. Next week will be publishing the winners! Good luck guys! But if you don't want to wait to know if you will be one of the winners, please check his site out and buy yours right now! All of them are available to buy! All Posters

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #26

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #26

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#26 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts LOT by Font Fabric Download LOT VKB KonQa by Victor Bagu Download VKB KonQa Walkway Black by GemFonts Download Walkway Black Acknowledgement by Reading Type Download Acknowledgement

Typography Mania #5

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. Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Typography Videos Typography Images

Black Friday Fresh Free Fonts #25

Black Friday Fresh Free Fonts #25

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#25 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts LT Oksana by Nymphont Download LT Oksana Campanero by Oliver Gonzalez Download Campanero Tertre by Jan Schmoeger Download Tertre A Bit Empty by Martin Leskow Download A Bit Empty

Typography Mania #4

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. Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Typography Videos Typography Images