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How to Place Lettering in and Around Objects in a Photo

A common way of display a lettering piece is to place it over a photo. To make the composition more interesting it’s also common to hide portions of the lettering behind objects in the photo. In this easy tutorial I’ll show you a method for achieving that effect.Read more

How to Draw a Multi-Touch Tap Gesture Vector Icon

Gesture icons can be very useful in the user on-boarding process for touch based mobile applications, and in this tutorial I will show you how to draw a vector hand from scratch in Illustrator using basic shapes and the Pathfinder tool.Read more

Best of 2015: Medialoot’s Most Downloaded Freebies

We think that free resources help inspire and encourage designers. Medialoot wants to remember how great 2015 was by looking back at the most-downloaded free resources of the year.Read more

Adobe Post Creates Quick Content, But Is Light on Features

Adobe has added a new entry into its line of design software for mobile -- Adobe Post. Currently only available for iOS, Adobe Post is designed to help anyone, even non-designers, produce visual content for social media.Read more

Create an Easy Vintage Woodcut Style Illustration in Photoshop

A lot of times I need a simple vintage background image to display on posters or logo mockups. I need these images to be high resolution and I need them to complement the piece as a whole. That may sound easy, but it’s actually a pretty tall order. Old photos...Read more

Why All UI Designers Should Give Principle App a Try and How to Get Started

Why prototyping interaction is a valuable aspect of mobile app design, and why all UI designers should give Principle for Mac a try. Plus a quick tutorial on how to get started animating your static mockups.Read more

Bootstrap, Frameworks and the “Average Website”

Earlier this week, there was a provocative Medium post entitled “The Average Website”, an opinion piece intended to critique the “sameness” evident in many modern web pages. The targets will be familiar to most web developers and designers: drip widgets, welcome mats, and the like. A quick scan of popular...Read more

A Quick Primer On SVG

While you may only have recently started to hear people talk about SVG, or “scalable vector graphics”, the technology has been around since 1999. For a variety of reasons SVG adoption has been slow, but as web browsers have added native support and trends in web design have come to...Read more

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