Flat Design Logo
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Flat design logo tutorial – Tipster Friday

Today, Ara continues the discussion of flat design. Last week she talked about what it is that makes flat design so cool. In today’s Tipster Friday video, she has a Photoshop tutorial for a flat design logo. In the tutorial, Ara walks you step by step through creating this diamond. Our tipster is an expert …

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Why is flat design cool? – Tipster Friday

Happy Friday, everyone! This one seemed to take a longer time to get here than normal, didn’t it? I thought today might never come. I’m happy to report that it did though, and with it, Tipster Friday. Our video today covers flat design, which seems to be taking hold of everyone. It is pretty cool …

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3 terrible text effects
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3 terrible text effects – Tipster Friday

Some text effects are awesome. When done by an expert, these effects create an image that says so much more than the text itself. The effects give a theme, goal, or maybe a target demographic to what was just words. Some effects though, especially when used poorly, just give a cheesy, fake look to otherwise …

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Letterpress Photoshop Tutorial – Tipster Friday

What a cool effect letterpress creates. The smooth indentations of the paper beg for your finger to glide through the grooves of each letter. The appearance is high-class and the impression big (pun intended). If you don’t have the technology to create true letterpress, you can still get this classy effect with a little Photoshop …

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The basics of tracking and kerning – Tipster Friday

Do you know what “tracking” and “kerning” mean? If not, there’s no need to worry. Today’s “Tipster Friday” episode explains both, and yes there is a difference. Not everyone knows to check the tracking and kerning of their work, and it isn’t always necessary. Sometimes though, it can make a necessary difference in the layout. …

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