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Golden Ratio

Golden Ratio

How to create amazing designs with the Golden Ratio Did you know that there is a common mathematical ratio that is found in nature, called the Golden Ratio? It has had many names throughout the years, such as the Golden Section, Golden Mean and to the Renaissance...

4 Type Classifications that are the Backbone to Typography

4 Type Classifications that are the Backbone to Typography There are four main typeface classifications; serif, sans serif, script and decorative. Within this classification system there are many sub groups, a few of which we will talk about here. Once you know these,...

Flat design is NOT Lazy Design

Flat design is NOT Lazy Design

Flat design is a term that is used for the two-dimensional images that have been popping up everywhere lately and has become popular with UX Design, (User Experience Design) on websites and mobile apps. It is true that flat design is a minimalistic approach but it is...

Know the Differences Between Design and Layout

Know the Differences Between Design and Layout

The differences between design and layout are pretty straight forward. Design is the over-all look and layout is the structure. Design: Looking at the image below, the design includes the colour scheme, typography & images. Great use of a cool colour...

5 Steps to Removing Parts of an Image with Adobe Photoshop

5 Steps to Removing Parts of an Image with Adobe Photoshop

In Photoshop the Cloning Stamp Tool, located on the left side tool bar, allows you to copy one area of an image and use it to paint over another area of an image. Located below is a beautiful picture of my dog near the lake. Unfortunately she loves to run wild and...

6 Worthwhile Tips for Choosing the Perfect Font

A font can make or break a good design and while there is no set formula with choosing the right font for your specific project, there are a few tips I use to choose foolproof fonts to make my designs eye catching. Do not choose the latest cool font for all your...