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How to embed webfonts into your website Part 2/3

In our last article we showed you how to download a basic font file from www.fontsquirrel.com and add it to your computer's Fonts folder so that it appears in design and word processing programs. In this article we'll build on this by showing you how to properly use an online web fonts builder to download the files you need to include in your website's root...
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How to embed webfonts into your website Part 1/3

Using external webfonts are becoming increasingly popular online; web designers are expanding the scope of their typography with the inclusion of newer web fonts. Such websites as Dafont, FontSquirrel and Google Fonts all have hundreds of typefaces to choose from.   There is a big pitfall however that many designers who decide to code for the web don't realize right away. Manysimply just add the...
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Adding effects to images in Adobe Illustrator

Adding effects to images in Adobe Illustrator Applying effects to your images in Illustrator can be a unique and expressive way of creating original illustrations from scratch. Each update of Illustrator comes with new effects installed that allow you to add endless combinations of unique effects to your compositions. Effects can be used on original images, shapes, drawings and just about any other work you...
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Creating and using adjustment layers in Adobe Photoshop

Creating and using adjustment layers in Adobe Photoshop Adjustment layers in Photoshop are a creative way of adding effects and fine tuning the color selections of your images.   Many of the adjustment layers have their own built-in presets that you can apply to your photos which can then be customized further and saved as presets to be used in future projects. Another good reason to...
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Creating basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator

  Creating basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator  Adobe Illustrator excels at creating customizable vector shapes for web and print output. Like other Adobe softwares, you have the option of creating unique designs that can incorporate rectangles, circles, triangles, hexagonal shapes, stars, etc.  Each shape can be further tweaked by using the many effects offered in Illustrator. To begin drawing a shape in Illustrator, select a...