Thursday, August 22, 2019

Certified by Creative Market

In March of 2019 the Creative Market Certified beta was opened up to any and all shop owners who were interested in joining.

This new program is to help their sellers to level up the quality of their work and help buyers easily find the best products from shops. Creative Market is launching a beta test of Certified by Creative Market for exceptional design products.

You can find out more about it in their FAQ page related to Certified by Creative Market and if you're already have a shop there, you can go to Certified For Shop Owners page to get your design products listed for review process.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Top 10 Font Combinations for 2019

As a designer, we know that selecting the correct font will completely change the appearance of your brand. Some fonts will make your business seem old while others will be modern. Majority of large brands will change their logo, or font style to keep them looking fresh and up to date with the latest trends.

It can seem like a daunting task, to find that perfect font combination for your project, however, there are many useful tools available that will offer font suggestions for you.

One such helpful tool was recently created by Bold Web Design, an Adelaide, South Australia based company, who understand the importance of selecting the correct fonts for your business.

Based on this new tool, we have compiled a list of the top 10 font combinations for 2019.

All of these fonts can be downloaded for free from Google Fonts.

1.   Playfair Display with Source Sans Pro
2.   Merriweather with Oswald
3.   Montserrat with Merriweather
4.   Raleway with Lato
5.   Elsie with Roboto
6.   Dancing Script with Josefin Sans
7.   Abril Fatface with Roboto
8.   Corben with Nobile
9.   Spirax with Open Sans
10.   Wendy One with Lato

1. Playfair Display with Source Sans Pro

We simply love this style of font, with its traditional elements is very elegant and perfect for a modern business. It was designed by Clau Eggers Sorense, and gives a feeling of beauty and simplicity. It is a serif font style and is best paired with a sans-serif font like Source Sans Pro. We always recommend that you pair a serif with a sans-serif, this creates contrast and a unique difference between the header font and the sub font.

2. Merriweather with Oswald

The versatility of Merriweather, makes it one of the top fonts for 2019. With its gentle serif, and easy to read design. It should be paired with a font style that has straight thin lines, like Oswald.

3. Montserrat with Merriweather

A modern, stylish font, Montserrat is a style you’d expect to see in a big brand. It’s easy to read and can be adjusted both font weight and height. It can be paired with a more detailed font like Merriweather.

4. Raleway with Lato

This font makes you think of a modern, streamlined style. It has class and elegance all in one package, and is a very soft font style. Perfectly paired with Lato, a thin and lighter weight font, you are sure to create a buzz with this font combination.

5. Elsie with Roboto

A beautiful font, with very gentle subtle swirls and interesting serifs. It’s the type of font you would expect to see on a woman’s perfume brand. Such an elegant font, should be paired with a sans-serif font, like Roboto, because it will not detract from the seed font.

6. Dancing Script with Josefin Sans

An adorable script font that flows with every letter written on the page. These types of fonts are becoming very popular, as they are stylish and elegant. When using a script font, it’s best to pair with a simple font style like Josefin Sans, with it’s very straight lines.

7. Abril Fatface with Roboto

A very happy font style, that really jumps out of the page. Its bold, ambitious, and gives a feeling of confidence. It’s the kind of style you expect to see from a big brand. It needs to be paired with a simple font like Roboto.

8. Corben with Nobile

With its unique rounded serif, this font creates such interest. It can be used in a variety of different font weights, which makes it versatile for many different design options. It should be paired with a lighter weight sans-serif font like Nobile.

9. Spirax with Open Sans

A soft, gentle font, that portrays a level of mystery with it’s flowing letters. It was designed by Branda Gallo, based on the geometry concept of a spirax, which is a line that starts at a centre point and gradually moves away and around that point. Due to this font being so unique, it should be paired with a very simple font like Open Sans as it will not detract your eye away from the seed font.

10. Wendy One with Lato
A wow style font, that’s bold and eye catching, who could walk past this! The unique flow of the letters make it a very interesting font style. It should be paired with a light font like Lato.

Author Bio

Written By

Debbie Morgan

Debbie Morgan, a creative UI Designer from Bold Web Design, loves everything to do with fonts, she finds them fun and interesting. She loves outreaching to fellow designers and creating awesome content for other designers to use.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Create Dust Gold Effect in Illustrator

Do you know that you can add dust texture for a shape that has gold gradient? 
Our client requested to add this dusty gold effect in a set of decorative element. So here’s how we do it:

Prepare the shape

Add any shape that you have. We quick draw a line and several dots using Paintbrush tool then Expand Appearance it to convert the line to shape.

Draw a shape

Add gold gradient

Open your swatch library: Open Swatch Library > Gradients > Metals.
Here we use the minimal gold linear type gradient, after we altered a bit the default radial gold gradient effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Apply gold gradient to the shape

Apply texture effect

Go to Effect > Texture > Grain and then experiment with the settings

Dusty texture gold effect from ‘Grain’ texture

Then you will have ‘Grain’ texture applied on your gold shape. It’s fairly easy!
You can add this effect to the Graphic Style and save it in Graphic Style Library for future usage.
This dusty texture gold effect can also directly be applied to a line using Paintbrush or Pencil tool.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Monster Illustration Vectors that Work

Not all monsters are scary and we can apply them in a design composition or illustration. You may want to search bunch of new created monster illustrations in Creative Market, but let us help you with monsters that what we think would work great for your next design project.
These monster illustration can work in children book illustration, card, kids accessories and many more:

Monsters Alphabet — Vector Clipart

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Funny Monsters Illustration Set

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Viruses vector cartoon bacteria

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Red Devil Cartoon Emoji Collection

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Spase and monsters clipart

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Dinosaurs Types Collection Vector

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Watercolor Monsters Clip Art

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Check all of our Creative Market collection to see more vector illustration designed by our team. If you have any questions related to my design items, or further customization with additonal fee after purchase just leave comment below or contact me by email: audeemirza[@] :) 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

How to Partially Color a Photo in Photoshop

Hello all!

If you want to know of how to partially color a photo, you can check this Photoshop tutorial, from Envira Gallery Blog.

You just need to duplicate layers, adjust the saturation and color range on one of the layers where you want the object to be colored aside of the black and white color for the rest of the area in the photo.
Select-inverse the colored object and delete, so you will see the background layer in black and white (greyscale) mode.

The result of this effect can be playful and dramatic for the main colored object in a photo.

Read Tutorial 

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