Gizmodo posts something cool!
Anyone that doesnt’ think design is work, this is what we do. There are a million little decisions to lead to the one thing we show that looks effortless, and this video does a great job of showing that off.
As some of my students would say, “always reblog”.
- Get out a sketchbook and draw
- Draw & redraw until you’ve got something you’re happy with
- Find some good light and take a photo (or photos) with your camera phone
- Upload image(s) to Dropbox or connect with a cable to fetch the photos
- In photoshop, isolate your type from its background
- Choose a photo and pop the type on top
- Save and you’re done.
These are the basics of what I do when making a piece of type (mainly just for display for a client or throwing up on dribbble or Instagram).
When you are at the photoshop stage, there are endless varieties of things you can do to create the final output. Photo choice, colour adjustments, size and positioning of the type, texture/patterns etc all influence the look of the finished product. It’s the fun part! There are a lot of things that can speed up this process too.
A big one is using actions to perform repetitive tasks. There are a bunch of resources online that can help you learn and conquer actions. Bjango has a fantastic resource here: http://bjango.com/articles/actions/. You will find yourself visiting bjango.com constantly - follow them on twitter to keep updated.
I use actions to isolate my type from the background. This can be time-consuming and repetitive - a perfect candidate for actions.
I’ve included a free texture that I often use to get some grit onto a design. I really hope you find this useful - I use it nearly every day! The link is here:
If you have any questions or suggestions on more tutorials, let me know:
BosContent (aka. Boston Content) has reached out to me, in hopes of collaboration between the two groups. I think that what they do there is great, and I look forward to being a part of it.
A blurb from co-founder Jay Acunzo:
The idea of content used for business is booming, but the career path and roles are still blurry. We want to bring together the folks in Boston that make up this community to ensure our careers follow the industry trend. Free membership and 175+ members to date.
You can check them out at http://www.boscontent.com/
Look forward to a great collaboration with them soon. And look out for their next event too. Their upcoming one is sold out!
I started a meetup group. I finally finished the website & its blog.
I’m looking for people to help me organize (and help pay dues) to create a new Meetup.com group called “Boston Young Creatives” to help bridge the gap connecting writers, with marketing people, and designers, and developers, with entrepreneurs, artists, and small businesses.
Anyone interested in helping organize such a group with me?
Or are any Boston creative companies interested in Sponsoring the group?
Just your average nightclub flyer
Check out this awesome piece for Electric Garden & Theater.
Well done guys.