Jennifer Farley is a designer, illustrator and design instructor based in Ireland. She writes about design and illustration on her blog at Laughing Lion Design.
Five Free Colour-Picker AIR Applications
There are tools available to help you with many aspects of design. In this article, Jennifer takes a look at five applications, based on Adobe AIR that can help you choose colours, palettes and patterns.
Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Comic Sans
Comic Sans is the font that everyone loves to hate! But what are the alternatives? Jennifer points out eight excellent free fonts that really do look like they belong in a comic book.
Selections In Photoshop, Part 4: Tips & Tricks
In the final part of our series on Selections in Photoshop, Jennifer discusses a number of handy tips and tricks to help you speed up and improve your selections.
Selections in Photoshop, Part 3: Colour Selection Tools
In previous parts of this series on selections in Photoshop, the Geometric and Freehand selection tools were discussed. In this article Jennifer takes a closer look at the wondrous Magic Wand and the rapid Quick Selection tools.
Selections In Photoshop, Part 2: Freehand Tools
The freehand selection tools in Photoshop, namely the Lasso, Polygonal Lasso and Magnetic Lasso, offer more control for selecting in more challenging situations. Jennifer looks at how to use each tool, and shares some tips on how to use them together to speed up your workflow.
Selections In Photoshop, Part 1: Geometric Tools
Learning how to select areas of an image is an essential skill. In the first of a four part series, Jennifer demonstrates how to use Photoshop’s selection tools to improve your image editing and speed up your workflow.
How To Find Design Inspiration, Part 1: Magazines
If you’re having difficulty picking colours for your website, then maybe it’s time to look offline for inspiration. In this article, Jennifer shows how magazine covers can be a useful and up-to-date design resource.
5 Slick Alternatives To Google Image Search
Google’s Image Search is always a stalwart when it comes to seeking specific images. But what other options are there? In this article, Jennifer gives an overview of some search engine alternatives to Google that return results in a visual form.
How To Use Icons On Your Web Site
We all know that a picture tells a thousand words … but what’s the best way to incorporate graphical icons into your web site? In this post, Jennifer describes, with examples, the various approaches that you can use icons to enrich the user experience.
How To Create Your Own Twitter Background
In her first post, Jennifer describes how to create your own Twitter background, taking into account different dimensions, image position, and screen edges. Read, learn, create, then go tweet!