40+ Brilliant free fonts for logo and web designers

Posted by Raashid A. | Posted in Fonts, Freebies, News, Tutorial, Web Designing, webdesign | Posted on 08-01-2012


Free fonts for Logo Designers and Web Designers

There are some amazing new font foundries on the design scene who are doing some brilliant work and making it available to designers and developers everywhere for next to nothing. The release of a new font or font family sees the release of a free weight, a trending practice that garners no complaints from anyone. As designers and purveyors of art and all things creative, we enjoy the art of another responsibly and ration our funds for highly desirable designs and resources. I have to admit, there are many stunning fonts out there and most are not cheap. So, it is indeed an exuberant feeling when you discover quality fonts for downloads that are absolutely, stark raving free.

A while ago I did an article and roundup of Free Logo Fonts and today I am following up on that with a big list of 45 brilliant and gorgeous fonts for all you logo designers and web designers out there. I have tried out a couple of these in my logo projects and I have a special affinity for Lobster by Pablo Impallari and League Gothic. There is a good mix for modern, minimalistic, retro, vintage and traditional logos and layouts. Experimenting and altering them to suit your designs will create any look and feel you are after. The fonts below are all free, some require signing up to get to the download which is a very small price to pay for these little typographic gems. As always, enjoy responsibly!

Creating HDR Photos in Photoshop

Posted by Raashid A. | Posted in Freebies, Photoshop, Tutorial, webdesign | Posted on 11-08-2010


In this tutorial we will take a look at HDR photography. HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging) was originally used in 3D and is now in full force in photography. Basically it’s the process of taking multiple exposures and merging them together into a single 32 bit image. Let me explain: A camera is capable of capturing a limited amount of tones in a single photo. Typically we sacrifice elements in a photo when we press the shutter. For example there is a powerful cloudscape and some cliffs. If we expose for the clouds the cliffs become dark. If we set the camera’s exposure to capture detail in the cliffs, the brighter sky is blown out and detail is lost. This is because the human eye can see a larger range of tones than the camera can capture on the chip or film in a single photograph.