If you want to draw the human body accurately, what do you do? You study the human body—its anatomy and so on. The same goes for Logo design. In the past I have designed logo here and there without much knowledge or understanding. Especially the knowledge of what makes up a logo! Here’s a great article, short and to the point, that walks you through the three parts that make up a logo.
Knowing its parts allows you to communicate better and to analyze and study it in greater depth. “Make the logo a bit bigger” (confusing) vs “Increase the size of the logomark a bit and bold the logotype. Also, remove the slogan.” (more specific).
And then we have the types of a logo. Logomark only such as Apple, Nike? How about Logotype only such as facebook, Disney and SONY?
A few posters I made for an online ministry that focuses on sexual purity and integrity. Recently I redesigned the text logo and it’s a lot better now. I really enjoy making stuff in Affinity Designer and I don’t even consider myself a designer! I learn as I go.
If you find the categories and tagging for this blog confusing, well that’s because it is. I have no idea how to properly organize them, but am learning and exploring more about WordPress and Themes (currently in the process of having that part organized). I’m also considering of purchasing the “Genesis Framework” and build the look of my blog from there. I’m not a programmer but I have some knowledge and understanding of it. And In case you’re wondering, I’m the only one that is running and managing this site. One of the reasons why comments are disabled at the moment is because I don’t have the time to moderate it.
Running and managing this site is a hobby, currently. I’m planning to put in more time and resources as the years go by.
An insightful video on how clouds got their names. Knowing the name of something allows us to tackle it. It allows us to search it out for more and in depth understanding of the subject that at first seems to be mysterious.
The ability to customize your keyboard shortcuts is essential because every Artist’s workflow is different. If the software you’re using doesn’t give you the option to customize or it’s limited in its ability to customize, then consider these apps (both are free):
I have used AutoHotkey back when I was on Windows, and all I can say is that it’s a powerful scripting language for getting things done on Windows. I would say a lot more powerful than Karabiner! Examples: Detecting pixels on screen, working with files etc… At the moment I don’t know of an equivalent for Mac.
If you’re on Mac and all you want to do is customize keyboard shortcuts then Karabiner is all you need (look into AppleScript if you want to go beyond keyboard customization). It’ll take a bit of reading and once you understand the file’s format/structure you can easily customize keyboard shortcuts for ANY application.