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In this quick tutorial, you’re going to learn how to create cool SVG files that can be used in conjunction with VideoScribe, a software developed by Sparkol.
How To Create SVG Files Part I
First you will need a high quality image that you can work with. Either by tracing it, or by converting it into shapes and paths. To do that, you can use Illustrator or Inkscape. In this example we will use Illustrator, as it’s one of my favorite pieces of software ever developed by adobe.
To get your image, a royalty free one I mean, go to: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/ . That’s where I’ve got my snowboarder from. I then import it into Illustrator, by dragging and dropping the image in.
If you’re into logo design, the following logos will help you keep up with the trends and the new tendencies in design. Just like in fashion or in architecture, or any other visual driven domain, logo design follows a cyclical route. Trends go, and trends get to where they’ve started, given us a new perspective on the old. Most of the time an improved one, but we’ll let you to decide if that’s the case or not.
Some of the following designs are continuations of the kind of things some (un)creative designers were doing last year; others are totally new and could well see their popularity rise.
This year it seems that logo design will focus around unusual shapes, buttons and bubbles (as influenced by the Facebook and Digg buttons), a focus on gray instead of black, and a wide palette of earth colors as an attraction towards green design, environmentally friendly.
Logo design is like all other professional design works, in that it appears simple, but designing a logo is not as easy as one may think. It requires extensive research, critical thinking and hard work. Without contributing whole heartedly of the three requirements, a great idea can result in a crumpled up scrap of paper in the trash. Not to worry, in just a few simple steps you will be on your way to creating a great logo.
It is the first and foremost important rule to follow when designing a logo, keep it simple and not complex. A complicated logo is difficult to reproduce and maintain but most importantly, it cannot be adored by the audience. An astounding logo is the vehicle that drives customers to your product. It should be simple, eye catching and provoke thought in the viewer.
Ever needed to resize your images? Make them larger or smaller? Ever wondered how you can batch rename a bunch of files at once? Well, these questions will be answered in the video below.
To resize your images, simply fire up ACDSee, and select the image you want to resize. Then go to the upper menu, select ‘Tools‘ – ‘Batch‘ – ‘Resize‘ or simply press (Command for MAC) Ctrl+R. You should select the radio button near the “Size in pixels“, and in the “Resize” option select “Enlarge or reduce“. Then check the “Preserve original aspect ratio” and near the “Fit within” option, select “Width only” and enter the width in pixels of the final image.
Click “Start Resize” and watch the magic happen.
Creating a glowing neon ring can be quite difficult but when the right process is carried out, you can really use these neon rings to your advantage when designing for a project. The process is quick, easy and once learnt, can be used time and time to again to help create a professional and futuristic look. The first thing you will need to do is add or select your image to Photoshop, note that the best neon effects are created with a dark background. I have selected this image. You will notice that the background is dark and her clothes are not overly bright, this is an ideal image to create neon rings. Also her body shape is definitive and this can be kept in mind when creating the rings.