How to Create an Artistic Painting Effect in Affinity Photo

Today, we’ll be taking a look at how to create artistic painting effects in Affinity Photo. Affinity Photo may not have any dedicated artist effect filters, but it has more than enough amazing built-in tools that let you turn a photo into a painting or drawing. All without a drawing tablet! We are putting three… Continue reading How to Create an Artistic Painting Effect in Affinity Photo

How to Conform to WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) in Email

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} WCAG (the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) make the web a more accessible place for everyone. They’re written for web content, not email content, but as the two have a lot in common, conforming to WCAG lays a good foundation for applying accessibility to email. So, how do… Continue reading How to Conform to WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) in Email

I Love Typography Launches Font Store

There is no shortage of places to buy fonts online, but the quality of what is on offer is variable, and the way of searching catalogs has remained largely unchanged since the first stores appeared decades ago. I Love Typography — a popular source of news about typography and type design since 2007 — has… Continue reading I Love Typography Launches Font Store

Popular Design News of the Week: July6, 2020 – July 12, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular Design News of the Week: July6, 2020 – July 12, 2020

Can Best Practice Replace Design Research?

Heart-warming or not, co-creation with a client—the utopian ideal of shared vision—has its drawbacks. There are only so many times you can hear the words “brand strategy” before actually chewing your own face off. In the age of WordPress, Drupal and, dare I say it, Wix, it’s never been more tempting to pay lip-service to… Continue reading Can Best Practice Replace Design Research?

3 Essential Design Trends, December 2019

This month’s collection of design trends is a gift to behold. Each of the trends are highly usable options that are versatile, giving you plenty of room to play and make them your own. That’s the best kind of trend, right? Here’s what’s trending in design this month. Whimsical Illustrations It seems like whimsical illustrations… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, December 2019

How to Create a Vintage Fade Effect Photoshop Action

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a vintage Photoshop effect using such Photoshop effects as smart filters, adjustment layers, and overlay textures. If you want to create this fade Photoshop effect in a few simple clicks, check my Faded Presets with different overlay textures and a greater number… Continue reading How to Create a Vintage Fade Effect Photoshop Action

How to Create a Dusty Texture From Scratch

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, we’ll create a dusty overlay texture from scanned paper, and I will show you how to apply this texture to your image. I created Dusty Textures Pack the same way for my GraphicRiver portfolio. Tutorial Assets A sheet of craft paper or any other paper with a similar structure. A scanner… Continue reading How to Create a Dusty Texture From Scratch

4 Key Design Principles That Videos Should Leverage

September 30, 2018 by Spyrestudios Design principles can be applied to any visual medium – and videos are no exception. In fact it is essential that you consider the design of the elements in your videos if you want them to look impressive. While there are many design principles that you should take into account,… Continue reading 4 Key Design Principles That Videos Should Leverage

Save time on image design with graphic editor Crello

Are you looking for a professional tool for your digital designing needs that helps making your marketing strategies better? Then, Crello is perfect for you. There are many visual graphic design tools out there in the market. Some of them are quite expensive. Other free tools need a forced sign up to use few of… Continue reading Save time on image design with graphic editor Crello

How to Optimize the Design and Location of the Search Bar

The search bar is one of the most useful features on your website. It can help visitors find exactly what they’re looking for with just a few key presses. On a typical ecommerce website, search users convert at a rate 3.5x higher than those that don’t interact with search, so it makes sense to use… Continue reading How to Optimize the Design and Location of the Search Bar

Websites With Good Color Contrast

Color is the main tool you have in order to attract your audience’s attention towards that exact thing you want them to know. Using colors, you can inspire specific feelings and motivate specific actions. Long story short-the entire usability of your web design relies on color. Color can support or modify the message you’re trying… Continue reading Websites With Good Color Contrast