Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ten Font and Text Tips

1. Use reversed text sparingly, although it produces a dramatic effect it is easily overdone and small sizes are difficult to read on some monitors.

2. Keep it simple. Avoid over filling a page, good use of white space encourages the reader to focus on the content. Use bullets, indents, italics or headings to distinguish important points.

3. Do not use too many font types. Generally, two font types are enough—for example one serif and one sans serif.

4. Avoid the use of all uppercase, depending on the font, it can be difficult to read. If you want a certain word to dominate use small uppercase, but an entire sentence or paragraph in uppercase is too much.

5. Use your boldface lightly. Contrast creates attention, if there are many bolded words, nothing will stand out.

6. Choose the right font. For example, a casual or frisky font distracts from serious content. The font should match your message and tone, not contradict it.

7. Select the proper font format. If you do not know what kind of format to purchase, consult with your font provider.

8. Test your font choice. It may be a good idea to see how a certain font appears across a broad range of applications or systems. Some programs, browsers or operating systems convert fonts and they may look different than they do on your monitor.

9. Do not overuse fancy, complicated fonts. Calligraphy fonts or other loopy, sweeping fonts may be beautiful, but are hard to read. Use them in moderation and never in content. For example, perhaps for a title in a large size that is easy to read, this will show a little style.

10. It may not be a good idea to copy fonts. Although the technology is available to copy a font, many are protected by license. Instead of copying, consider developing your own font style and purchase a custom, licensed font.

Adobe. Tips for Type.
Adobe. Use the right character.

Pamela Stevens

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Photo Art Galleries

Photo art galleries generally feature the artwork of photographers. The items for display are usually categorized into themes such as fine art, wildlife, nature, landscape, nude, travel, digital stock, documentary, and other images. By using advanced photographic production techniques, artists create black and white, color, digital, and film art photos in a variety of sizes and formats. At these galleries, you can view and buy images ranging from most modern and contemporary photography to vintage photography.

There are a number of photo art galleries located in the United States and Canada. Most of them feature mainly fine art photography, but some show other art media such as paper and textiles. In addition to photos, most photo art galleries carry a wide selection of videos, prints, and books. An array of stationery including bookmarks, greeting cards, and postcards are also usually available at these galleries. Some of the photo art galleries provide a wide variety of curatorial and design installation services as well.

Photo art galleries are greatly sought after for their personalized, friendly attention for art-selection assistance, archival-quality framing and matting, conservation and restoration services, special commissions, and installation services. There are photo art galleries that focus on particular projects such as thematic and historical topics. Many photo art galleries showcase a fine selection of religious photos. Sports, still life, fauna and flora, science, and fashion trends can also be the subjects of photos. Fine art photographs are excellent collectible items for a photograph collector. Single-subject photo galleries such as tattoo photo art galleries and nail photo art galleries are also very common.

Photo art galleries also conduct exhibitions for you to view and buy photos. These exhibitions sometimes focus on a particular artist or theme. Most photo art galleries provide online services for selection and purchase of photos. Online photo art galleries are also available.

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By: Richard Romando