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johnp already mentioned using an automated font identification tool might prove troublesome without a rendered sample, but you could always just make your own rendered sample. It doesn't have to be perfect since the auto-identifiers build in some tolerance to broaden the search. Luckily, your glyphs are easy enough to create: WhatTheFont returns a few ...


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One family I've recently noticed is the TT Chocolates and the Extra Light looks pretty close to what you need, but note the '1' in the image below is replaced with an uppercase 'i' (as suggested by Chris H in the comments below).


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The best way to learn how to create websites and applications is to actually do it, meaning you should create projects, and to do it all the time. This short video conveys the emotions of a newcomer and gives some good advice on the subject. I also wrote some other recommendations for people interested in learning web development that you should give a read ...


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If you are looking for a font which specific features, I would recommend using font identification apps/sites based on the traits you have in mind. In your case, it would be helpful to upload your final logotype to online ID sites to find something similar. Identifont is a useful tool to find a typeface based on some questions on a font's anatomy. Using ...


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A tablet is nice. But my answer is a bit different: Take him or her to exhibitions Let him or her touch sculptures Let your kid draw (with pen and pencil) or ok, at the computer too, a real life-object he or she knows very well. Start with unorganic items, take pauses with organic items like a leaf Show him or her Fonts Show and explain the color contrasts ...


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2016 Creative Commons CC0 license & Public Domain: Sites that exclusively list images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons CC0 (or equivalent) license. Pixabay Pexels Unsplash Stocknsap gratisography moveast Creative Vix Cupcake freeimages.red New Old Stock Negative Space skitterphoto Pickup Image Public Domain Photos Public Domain Archive ...


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You could try with ConvertICO. This is a batch png to icon converter which allows to create up to 20 multiple-size icons from images in png format at a time. You can select as many output sizes as you need. Another option is IcoConverter. IcoConverter takes any image and converts it to an ICO pack. The aspect ratio is not preserved, so squarish ...


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You can try some version Bernhard Gothic. This is Extra Light: It's not free and clearly it has different curves than the tube photo. I guess in your application idea the whole presentation with glows and tube frames will be more important than exact curve forms. It should be enough that the glyphs are plausible, technically possible to be and work in a ...


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Think critically about designed objects around you Nearly everything in the man-made environment has some sort of design behind it, whether it’s a graphic, a website, or a fashion accessory. Notice how well the design functions for its intended purpose, as well as how it looks. Think of design as a way to fill a need or solve a problem While it strives ...


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Practice, practice, and more practice is the overall message here. But it must be meaningful. When I say that I mean setting achievable goals either on a daily basis or weekly (draw one icon, draw one character). Let your mind and ideas flow to completion and remove all evaluation until the work is completed. From there you can work out areas where you need ...


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I'd hesitate to say almost every graphic designer has taken the career path you indicate. Most start out with some artistic sense and then build upon it. There is an important distinction between "artistic skill" or sense and "drawing" which your linked question refers to. Every successful designer must have an artistic skill or sense. One must understand ...


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If you want a professional logo, hire a professional designer. Do not use one of the $99 logo web sites. If you want a quality logo, you want to be able to work directly with a designer so that they can get a completely understanding of your business needs and objectives and then walk through the entire process with you. You will not get that from one of ...


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First, there's no right or wrong way to set things up. It really all comes down to what you prefer. And it may take a few weeks to discover what works best for you. I often tell new tablet users to put their mouse away for a week and use only the tablet for everything. This helps acclimate you to the stylus when you've been accustomed to a mouse. What ...


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The long and short if it is, it's about legal issues. Logos need to often be trademarked or registered. Using free resources often means the designer does not own the rights to the free item. So, rights certainly can't be provided to any client if the designer doesn't already own them. A copyright can not be acquired for something if you don't own the rights ...


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My experience is the exact opposite of Lucian I guess, myself starting with (web)design related things at the age of 8. (Now 24) My neighbour gifted me a copy of Paint Shop Pro, and without tutorials I managed to make drawings, photo manipulations etc within a couple of months. I started coding HTML/CSS at the age of 9 and created my own websites the same ...


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A few points to keep in mind: Every design solves a problem Stop thinking about the design in terms of "How do I make this pretty?" and start thinking about it in terms "How do I make this as easy to use as humanly possible?" When you're making websites, this means that, in the broadest sense, you're solving a business problem. A website exists to ...


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2016 Creative Commons CC0 license & Public Domain: Sites that exclusively list images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons CC0 (or equivalent) license. Public Domain Vectors openclipart clker Pixabay (Not exclusively vector art but easily filterable) Not exclusively free or variable licences Sites that list vectors for sale and offer free ...


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It's tough to imagine a website or game that could do this effectively. Even in school it seems there are only "hard" answers (i.e. right or wrong) for the most obvious examples, and the rest is critiques from multiple people speaking from multiple viewpoints. Of course, those may even change over time, since good design tends to go back to cognitive ...


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The short answer..... You don't. Graphic design is about balance, proximity, white space, interaction, etc. These are things a child is still developing a sense for. You can't push a child to interpret their world around them faster than they can develop. The longer answer.... While painting and drawing is one aspect of some designer toolboxes, it is not ...


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If you do it yourself use gimp.org. like Adobe Photoshop, but free. Photoshop does not come with a way to combine a .ICO file or to create it. You can purchase a plugin, but it is risky and Photoshop CC wont work with them. Gimp allows you to combine and save .ICO files. And it is a free piece of software.


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Never start with the tool. Learn the fundamentals of layout, color theory, UX (user experience) and HCI (human-computer interaction). When you understand how to manipulate the data to control the experience then you can create killer interfaces. Then find the tool that works for you. I do all my mock-ups in Illustrator. There is plenty of disagreement on ...


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This is the answer I posted to the similar stack overflow question. Thanks for the heads up. I may have a unique perspective on this having been a computer science/art double major in college. It doesn't really sound like you actually have the ambition to be a graphic designer as much as you want to be able to build web sites by yourself without them ...


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The key principles of effective design Communication is above all the forefront of effective design. Graphic Design by nature is about communicating an idea. Regardless of medium this is the de facto standard for an effective design. Quick Historical Look: Nearly 200 years ago William Playfair (1786) began the serious use of graphs for looking at data. ...


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First, most things in existence are copies of some idea or other. The skill to pick, search and match are worth while design skills*. In fact its often better to pick out things than to succumb to the not invented here syndrome. Second, you can draw. Logos are very geometrical and usually quite simple. Since every 3-5 year old I've interacted with last 5 ...


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There are two very important factors I see.... To be good at design, one must understand production. I think that even if you can't "code" you need to know what is and is not possible and how code generally functions. Any good designer understands the methods of reproduction whatever they may be - print, web, packaging, fashion, environmental, ...


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There are thousands of similar — and possibly identical — icons on the Noun Project website.


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Funnily enough, design blog CreativeBloq published a list recently titled "The 10 best movies about design": (actually, just realised these are pretty much all feature length documentaries, or documentary-like. Technically they're still movies I think but the question seems to ask for fiction films. Oh well, I'll leave it here anyway) Why Man Creates, 1968,...


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I am not going to give you a massive list of resources, but as a basic understanding of graphic elements, I will recommend first: Visual Grammar by Christian Leborg I also think that seasoned designers would do well to dip into this now and then; we often get stuck in our use of elements. It goes right to the base of the nature of visual grammar. Best ...


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Here are the steps you should take at this point: Obtain and read "The Non-Designer's Design and Type Books" by Robin Williams. This is the book I consistently recommend to anyone in your situation and quite often to my own clients to help them get a better grasp on the subject. It's easy to read, very practical, and full of simple-to-grasp visual examples ...


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If you would like to try a decent FREE font exchange go to http://www.dafont.com/. You can type in the actual letters you want to see in the fonts they have listed. They have it grouped very well and it may take a few minutes but I think you'll find what you want, be able to download and install quickly and be on your way. Try the "Techno" section first. ...


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