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Bunny in Inkscape - Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:02 pm

Bunny in Inkscape
Bunny in Inkscape



Sofware used: Inkscape
Time needed: roughly 11 minutes





Tutorial created by: Mimóza


Mission

Create a animal
(Can be bunny, anything.)


#inkscape #tutorial #mimózacollection #mimózatutorial #howto #video
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Simple gradient trick - Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:34 am

Simple gradient trick
Simple gradient trick

Software: any
Time: a minute

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6. DONE

You can play around with several shapes and additions.

  

If you add a little shadow below a shape that's supposed to be at the top, it will pop out even more. Smile



Tutorial created by: Mimóza

#tutorial #anysoftware #mimózacollection #gradient #pop #3d #mimózatutorial





Mission

Using the gradient trick, create something.
(Button, text)

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Inkscape - Tracing an image - Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:07 pm

Inkscape - Tracing an image
Inkscape - Tracing an image


Purpose: Turning a raster image into a vector image.
Software used: Inkscape

It can happen you are provided with an image that's not big enough for the design it needs to be used for. (For example a tiny logo image is given that needs to be used on a wallpaper.) In this case you can trace the image and turn it into a vector image that can be zoomed infinitely ( Vector vs. Raster Tutorial )
In Inkscape, there's an option that let you trace an image (there are several other online opportunities for this as well.)
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You can experiment with photos too. (Trace the lineart etc. Just check the Settings provided)
Let's see what the software can do with Barbara Palvin. Smile

  
  
  



Tutorial created by: Mimóza

#tutorial #inkscape #vector#mimózacollection #tracing #rastertovector #mimózatutorial

Mission

Trace our logo, and post in a bigger size.
(Height: 300px)

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Image inside text using photoshop
Image inside text using photoshop


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Step 7: final work
the original picture and the modified text image .




Credit: Image inside text using photoshop by kishank2

#tutorial #ps #photoshop #adobe #text #trend #skoulikicollection #skoulikitutorial #creditedsource #imageinsidetext

Mission

Make a text, saying 'Mission' having the cloud
image posted below included inside.

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Inkscape - Node Tool - Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:42 pm

Inkscape - Node Tool
Inkscape - Node Tool


You can use the Node Tool to modify the shapes you've created preiously.

F2 - Node Tool

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Tutorial created by: Mimóza

#tutorial #inkscape #vector #mimózacollection #basics #shapes #drawing #mimózatutorial

Mission

Draw a heart.

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Inkscape - Path options - Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:24 pm

Inkscape - Path options
Inkscape - Path options


Inkscape let you play with the shapes you created. There are different path options that let you merge, cut, cut parts of the object. The options are the following represented with some samples.



Union Ctrl++
Merges the selected objects.

Difference CTRL+-
The overlapped part (upper object) is removed.

Interselection CTRL+*
Leaves the area where the 2 objects overlapped.

Exclusion CTRL+^
Opposite of Interselection.


Division CTRL+/
The overlapping part of the upper object is cut from the one below it.



All the options work with paths drawn with Pen Tool too.


Tutorial created by: Mimóza

#tutorial #inkscape #vector#mimózacollection #basics #shapes #drawing #path #pathoptions #merge #mimózatutorial


Mission

Create a Mickey Mouse head silhouette.
(' big circle, 2 smaller circle, 2 ellipse, 1 ellipse,
Union path option)

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Inkscape - Drawing Shapes - Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:11 pm

Inkscape - Drawing Shapes
Inkscape - Drawing Shapes

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Tutorial created by: Mimóza


#tutorial #inkscape #vector #mimózacollection #basics #shapes #drawing #mimózatutorial

Mission

Draw a simple flower using the shape tools.


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Low poly art - Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:47 pm

Low poly art
Low Poly Art




  • Software used : Adobe Photoshop CS5

  • Required knowledge :

    • Polygonal Lasso Tool
    • Filters


  • Time needed : Very long, depending on the image size

  • result :






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Tutorial created by: 10spetter10

#tutorial #ps #photoshop #adobe #polygon #trend #10spetter10collection #10spetter10tutorial

Mission

Turn the hot balloon into polgon art using
the steps included in the Tutorial.


http://www.graphicballoon.com/t551-low-poly-art




If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

@Admin , I think the topic icons for the difficulty of the tutorials aren't visible for common users.
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Manga Render Request - Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:17 pm

My try. Razz

Find the image in bigger size, because it's easier to clean it if its bigger. Razz (How to find an image: http://www.graphicballoon.com/t502-tip-how-to-find-a-certain-image)

1) Make the picture grayscale

2) Make the contrast bigger, so the unneeded details will be lost and the outline will be more clear

3) Render the image (Tutorial how: http://www.graphicballoon.com/t112-selection-tool-basics?highlight=selection)

4) Play around a bit more with Highlight/ Midtone/ Shadow settings, till you're satisfied with the result




Hope this helps. Very Happy Razz

#Mimózart #graphicrequest #freeraphics #completedbymimóza #mimózacollection #tutorial #minitutorial #mimózatutorial
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How to find a certain image? - Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:36 am

How to find a certain image?
How to find a certain image?

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It can happen to any of us we find an awesome image or a requester provides an image, however its quality is poor or smaller than the desired one. In this case, we can try to track down the image and hope for a site that contains it in a bigger size or better quality. 
(Also, it's a great way to spy on people and find out if their image is plagiarized or stolen from somewhere.)

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Tutorial created by: Mimóza

#tutorial #trick #tracking #search #tip #mimózacollection #mimózatutorial
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Penguin in Inkscape - Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:55 pm

Penguin in Inkscape
Penguin in Inkscape


Promocean Mascot in 6 minutes
No explanation, Inkscape tutorials coming soon in the future.
Sorry for the awkward youtube music.



Tutorial created by: Mimóza


Mission

Create a animal
(Can be bunny, anything.)

#tutorial #inkscape #mascot #video #penguin #vector #flat #mimózacollection #mimózatutorial #promocean
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Cut letters creation - Sun May 22, 2016 3:21 pm

Cut letters creation
Cut letters creation


This is what we are going to create:

Font used: Berlin Sans FB Demi

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Tutorial created by: Mimóza

#tutorial #button #psp #corel #paintshoppro #letter #cut #slash #anysoftware #mimózacollection #mimózatutorial

Mission

Using the method posted in the tutorial,
write out your username.

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Dodging and Coloring image - Sun May 01, 2016 3:07 pm

Dodging and Coloring image
Dodging and Coloring image



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Tutorial created by: Mimóza

#tutorial #blendmode #psp #corel #paintshoppro #dodge #color #coloring #mimózacollection #mimózatutorial

Mission

Reproduce the image on the Tutorial.

Starting one:

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Typography Terms Master - Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:00 am

Typography Terms Master
Typography Terms Master


Credit goes to CreativeBloq for the tutorial.

A visual guide to some common typography terms - see key below


Key to image: 1. Bowl; 2. Stem; 3. Counter; 4. Arm; 5. Ligature; 6. Terminal; 7. Spine; 8. Ascender; 9. Apex; 10. Serif; 11. Ear; 12. Descender; 13. Crossbar; 14. Finial; 15. Ascender height; 16. Cap height; 17. X-height; 18. Baseline; 19. Descender line





Aesc (phonetic: ash)









A ligature of two letters – 'a' and 'e'. The aesc derives from Old English, where it represented a diphthong vowel, and has successfully migrated to other alphabets including Danish and Icelandic.

Aperture









The constricted opening of a glyph, as seen in the letter 'e'. Varying the size of the aperture has a direct effect on the legibility of a letterform and, ultimately, readability.

Apex









The point at the top of a character where the left and right strokes meet. The example shown here is the top point of an uppercase a.

Arm









A horizontal stroke that does not connect to a stroke or stem at one or both ends – such as the top of the capital T.

Ascender









The part of a lower case letterform that projects above the x-height of the font. Ascenders are important for ease of prolonged reading, though the combination of too much asc

ender-height and not enough x-height can cause problems.
The ascender projects above the x-height of the font

Baseline









The baseline is where the feet of your capital letters sit. Below this line are descenders and loops.

Bowl









The shapely, enclosed parts of letters such as 'p' and 'b'.

Beak









The beak-shaped terminal at the top of letters such as 'a', 'c', 'f' and 'r'.

Bicameral (as opposed to Unicameral)









Bicameral refers to alphabets that have upper and lower case letterforms, such as Roman and Cyrillic – as opposed to the likes of Hebrew and Arabic.

Bracket









A wedge-like shape that joins a serif to the stem of a font in some typefaces.

Cap height









The height of a capital letter above the baseline.

Copyfitting









The job of adjusting point size and letter spacing in a bid to make text occupy its allotted space in a harmonious fashion.

Counter









The enclosed – or partially enclosed – portion of letterforms such as 'c', the lower part of 'e' and 'g'; easy to get mixed up with the bowl.

Crossbar









The crossbar connects two strokes, as in 'H'. Not to be confused with the crossstroke that cuts through the stem of letterforms such as 't'.

Cursive









These are typefaces that imitate handwriting. Ever popular with Joe Public, the design community is often less than thrilled by these sometimes flowery fonts.

Descender









The part of the letterform that falls below the baseline. In lowercase terms, this means 'p', 'y' and 'q', and sometimes applies to uppercase 'J' and 'Q'.

Diacritical









Is it so critical that you might die? No. Diacriticals refer to accents applied to letterforms by languages including French, Czech and German in a bid to enhance the function of the glyph.

Dingbat









Once known as printer's flowers, dingbats are decorative elements that can vary from simple bullets to delicate fauna and flora often formed into themed collections.

Dingbat are decorative elements such as bullets

Display fonts









Any typeface intended to be used in short bursts can be defined as a display font. They're often created just for use at large point sizes, as with headlines and titles.

Drop cap









An oversized capital letter often used at the start of a paragraph that 'drops' into two or more lines of text, but can also climb upwards.

Ear









A small stroke extending from the upper-right side of the bowl of lowercase g, as shown in the example. It can also appear in a lowercase r.

Ethel









A ligature of the letters 'o' and 'e'.

Em









Often referred to as 'Mutton' to distinguish it from the very similar-sounding En, Em is a horizontal space equal to the current point size of text.

En









'Nut' to its friends, the En is a horizontal measure one half the size of an Em. That being the case, 'lamb' might have been more appropriate.

Eye









The eye is similar to a counter, but instead refers specifically to the enclosed part of the letter 'e'.

Finial









A tapered or curved end, which appears on letters such as e and c.

Fleuron









A subcategory of, or the precursor to, the dingbat. Fleurons are floral marks dreamed up by printers of the past to help decorate text.









The HTML5 tag that brings typography to the internet with typefaces directly embedded in web pages.

Glyph









Any singular mark that makes part of a font, whether a letter, number, punctuation mark or even a dingbat. Glyphs are the building blocks of typography.

Glyphs are the singular parts that make up a font

Grapheme









Very similar to glyph, but possibly a bit broader. A grapheme is a fundamental unit of language, such as a Chinese pictogram, an exclamation mark or a letterform. Still with us in our guide to what is typography? Great! Because we've got more terms coming your way!

Gutter









The spaces between facing pages of, and very often columns of text.

Justified









In a paragraph of justified text, the contents are arranged so that there is no white space at the end of a line: each begins flush left and finishes flush right.

Kerning









The art of adjusting the proximity of adjacent letters to optimise their visual appeal and readability.

Leading









Leading describes the vertical space between each line of type. In olden times actual strips of lead were used to separate lines of text vertically; the naming convention persists.

Leading describes the vertical space between each line of type

Legibility









The ease with which one letterform can be distinguished from the next. It feeds into but is not the same as readability.

Loop









The lower part of the letter 'g' is known as its loop or lobe. Sometimes called the tail – a term that also takes in the lower portion of letter 'y'.

The lower part of the letters 'g' and 'y' are known as the loop or lobe

Logotype









The lettered part of any marque or identity. The logotype can be taken separately from its graphic companion.

Ligature









The conjoined but non-identical twins of the typographic universe. Ligatures pull two forms together to produce a new glyph.

Manicule









Also known as the bishop's fist (stop sniggering at the back), the pointing hand symbol is a popular dingbat.

Monospace









Fonts in which every letterform occupies the same horizontal space.

OpenType









Designed by Microsoft and Adobe, OpenType supplanted and improved upon TrueType and PostScript fonts.

Oblique or sloped roman









To be distinguished from italics, in which the letterforms are purposefully drawn to be different to their upright cousins. Oblique letters are merely slanted versions of the standard roman form, often arrived at by mechanical means.

Orphan









The first line of a new paragraph stranded at the bottom of a page. This is considered to be as bad as the name suggests.

Pica









One sixth of an inch in length, the pica is associated with line-length and column width. There are 12 points or 16 pixels in one pica.

Pilcrow









The paragraph symbol, it now marks the presence of a carriage return but at one time is thought to have denoted a change of theme in flowing text.

Point









A standard typographical measurement equal to 1/12 of a pica or 1/72 of an inch.

Readability









Readability refers to the ease with which a block of text can be scanned by eye.

Serif









A flare or terminating flourish at the end of a letterform's strokes believed to originate with the Roman tendency to paint letters onto marble before chiselling them out.

Sidebearing









The horizontal space to either side of a letterform, separating it from other letters.

Spine









The main curved stroke of a lowercase or capital S.

Squoosh









This is the inadvisable process of squashing or expanding a typeface digitally either to fit a space or for visual effect. If you do it, make sure you keep it to yourself.

Squoosh is the process of squashing or expanding a typeface digitally

Spur









A small projection from the curve of a letterform, sometimes known as a beak or a beard. G provides a good example.

Stem









A vertical, full-length stroke in upright characters.

TDC









The Type Directors Club is a typography organisation based in New York.

Tittle









The brilliantly suggestive name for the dot above letters 'i' and 'j'.

Tittle is the name for the dot above the i or j

Terminal









A type of curve at the end of a stroke. Examples include the teardrop shapes in: 'finial', 'ball', 'beak' and 'lachrymal'.

x-height









The height of the lowercase x in any given typeface. This delimits the size of the glyph's detail and therefore also of its ascenders and descenders.


Credit: http://www.creativebloq.com/typography/what-is-typography-123652/2

#tutorial #youshouldknow #designerrules #typography #mimózacollection #mimózatutorial #creditedsource
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Typography Basic Terms - Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:15 am

Basic Typography Terms
Basic Typography Terms


Credit goes to CreativeBloq for the tutorial.

CreativeBloq wrote:
Typography is, quite simply, the art and technique of arranging type. It's central to the work and skills of a designer and is about much more than making the words legible. Your choice of typeface and how you make it work with your layout, grid, colour scheme, design theme and so on will make the difference between a good, bad and great design.


Choosing a font












There are countless free fonts you can use on the web. However, just because you can choose from a vast library doesn't mean you have to; there's something to be said for painting with a limited palette, and tried and tested fonts like Helvetica continue to serve us well.



01. Size












All typefaces are not created equally. Some are fat and wide; some are thin and narrow. So words set in different typefaces can take up a very different amount of space on the page.
The height of each character is known as its 'x-height' (quite simply because it's based on the letter 'x'). When pairing typefaces – such as when using a different face to denote an area of attention – it's generally wise to use those that share a similar x-height. The width of each character is known as the 'set width', which spans the body of the letter plus a space that acts as a buffer with other letter.

Same size - different font


02. Leading












Leading describes the vertical space between each line of type. It's called this because strips of lead were originally used to separate lines of type in the days of metal typesetting.
For legible body text that's comfortable to read, a general rule is that your leading value should be greater than the font size; anywhere from 1.25 to 1.5 times.


Leading 0 - 0.5 - 2



03. Tracking and kerning












Kerning describes the act of adjusting the space between characters to create a harmonious pairing. For example, where an uppercase 'A' meets an uppercase 'V', their diagonal strokes are usually kerned so that the top left of the 'V' sits above the bottom right of the 'A'.
Kerning similar to, but not the same as, 'tracking'; this relates to the spacing of all characters and is applied evenly.


First Row Kerning 0 - 100 - 500
Second Row Tracking 0 - 0.2 - 0.6





04. Hierarchy and scale












If all type was the same size, then it would be difficult to know which was the most important information on the page. In order to guide the reader, then, headings are usually large, sub-headings are smaller, and body type is smaller still.
Size is not the only way to define hierarchy – it can also be achieved with colour, spacing and weight.



Credit: http://www.creativebloq.com/typography/what-is-typography-123652

#tutorial #youshouldknow #designerrules #typography #mimózacollection #mimózatutorial #creditedsource
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