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thespacearts:

The Space is the leading digital arts commissioning programme in the world. We are looking for the world’s leading digital arts innovators of today and the future. 
Are you the future of digital art? 

Amazing opportunity for digital artists. You could be the next big thing.

Visual content discovery. Art. It’s a beautiful world.

tumblropenarts:

thespacearts:

The Space is the leading digital arts commissioning programme in the world. We are looking for the world’s leading digital arts innovators of today and the future. 

Are you the future of digital art? 

Amazing opportunity for digital artists. You could be the next big thing.

Visual content discovery. Art. It’s a beautiful world.

8 Free Font Resources
These eight font sites will offer you tons of choices to complement your Tumblr graphic.
Abstract Fonts
Font Squirrel
FontPalace.com
Dafont.com
FontSpace
Google Fonts
Urban Fonts
1001 Free Fonts
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8 Free Font Resources

These eight font sites will offer you tons of choices to complement your Tumblr graphic.

  1. Abstract Fonts
  2. Font Squirrel
  3. FontPalace.com
  4. Dafont.com
  5. FontSpace
  6. Google Fonts
  7. Urban Fonts
  8. 1001 Free Fonts

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Happy National Dessert Day, Tumblr!

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Happy National Dessert Day, Tumblr!

(cont) How To: 8 Resources to Create Images for Social Media - Buffer Blog
1. Iconfinder – Free, searchable icons
Discover the perfect icon for adding to your social media images. Search by keyword, then refine by format, style, size, and more. Apart from the premium icons, there is a huge selection of free-with-attribution icons to use.

2. Blurgrounds – Simple, beautiful blurred backgrounds
An offering from Inspiration Hunt, this set of 120 blurred backgrounds—free to download and use—comes in a huge range of colors and styles.
3.  Noun Project – Huge library of icons in a minimal, glyph style
If you’ve read much of the 99U blog (one of our favorites!), you’ve likely noticed their cool icons that make for the cover image on their posts. Each one is made with Noun Project icons! The Noun Project library contains an incredible number of visual images that represent tons of words in the English language. With most available as a free download, the Noun Project makes attribution very clear and easy.
4. Subtle Patterns – Patterned backgrounds for free download
These pattern backgrounds are intended for websites, but I like to grab them for quick-and-easy image backgrounds, too. Find a favorite and screengrab the tiled background preview from the site. Then upload and add to your image editor.
5. Pattern Library – Fun, free backgrounds
Like Subtle Patterns, the Pattern Library is also website-first. You can do the same trick here with the backgrounds you enjoy. Screengrab and use in the images you create. The Pattern Library offers full-tiled background previews to make screen grabbing easy.
6. Colourlovers – Color palette and pattern inspiration
One of the top web resources for colors, you can find any shade, tint, or hue here. And the community has placed these awesome colors into palettes and patterns.
7. Omnicore’s Social Media Cheat Sheet – Guide to optimal image sizes
A quick reference for the right sizes to use in any social media post, the Omnicore guide covers all the vital details—updates, headers, avatars, etc.—and the Omnicore team refreshes the graphic constantly to stay current on the latest changes.
8. Pictaculous – Create a palette from any image
Let’s say you know the image you want to include in your graphic, and you’d also love some hints on which colors to use for frames, backgrounds, text, and icons. Upload the picture to Pictaculous, and you’ll get your answer. The tool studies your image and returns suggested palettes you can pick from.

(cont) How To: 8 Resources to Create Images for Social Media - Buffer Blog

1. Iconfinder – Free, searchable icons

Discover the perfect icon for adding to your social media images. Search by keyword, then refine by format, style, size, and more. Apart from the premium icons, there is a huge selection of free-with-attribution icons to use.

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How To: 14 Tools to Create Images for Social Media - Buffer Blog
1. Canva - A start-to-finish design program perfect for non-designers
Canva makes image creation super easy (especially for non-designers) with their premade templates, custom image sizes for every social media channel, drag-and-drop interface, cool fonts, and more.
Tip: If you know the exact dimensions of the image you want, create a custom size before clicking into any of the premade templates.
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2. Skitch – Screen capture and annotation
Skitch pops up with a quick keyboard shortcut (Cmd+Shift+5 on Macs), then you can click and drag over the area you want to snip. You can circle things, point to things, blur things, and add text with just a couple quick clicks. A product of Evernote, Skitch lets you save and store all screengrabs into an Evernote folder of your choosing.
Tip: Use the blur feature anytime you’re sharing an image with your email address or personal details.
3. CloudApp – Fast and easy screencast GIFs
CloudApp lets you store images online and link to them quickly and easily for fast sharing. Their new Mac app—a free download—comes with even more advanced features like screengrabs and GIF creation. With the app open, you can press Cmd+Shift+6 to make a GIF video of anything you do on your screen.
Tip: Once the image creation is finished, CloudApp can automatically put the image URL onto your clipboard. Ask CloudApp for the download URL, and you can quickly paste and download whenever the image is ready.
4. PowerPoint - Easy image software (meant for something else)
Presentation software might not be the first thing that comes to mind for image creation, yet there are a large number of amateur designers who get great use out of creating images via the templates and tools baked right into PowerPoint.
Think of slides as images. And then consider how easy it is to edit slides in PowerPoint. You can set photos as slide backgrounds, add text and colors, and place icons and graphics. When you save the slide in PowerPoint, choose to save as an image, and you’ll be set.
Tip: HubSpot offers some excellent starting templates for building infographics with PowerPoint.
5. Easel.ly- Drag-and-drop infographic creation
Easel.ly’s interactive layouts allow you to embed charts, photos, and more. You can get started with a prebuilt template (and then customize yourself) or you can go truly bare bones and build the entire infographic however you see fit. Easel.ly comes with a huge number of icons, shapes, and objects that you can drag-and-drop into your editor.
6. Placeit – Integrate your website or app inside cool stock photos
For creating beautiful images that feature your home page, blog, app, or service, Placeit provides some neat integrations with your web address and their photography and video. Choose a background from Placeit’s library, then upload a screenshot or give Placeit a URL to grab in order to insert your site into the image.
Placeit does the rest. You can download or embed your new creation anywhere.
Tip: The Interactive Video option at Placeit will embed your full website into the window, and users can scroll through the site just as if they were visiting the page in their browser.
7. Social Image Resizer Tool - Ideal image sizes for every social channel
There are a huge number of different sizes and aspect ratios that work best on different social networks. Twitter photos are best at a 2:1 ratio. Facebook prefers images to be more square. Pinterest and Google+ love vertical images.
You can keep this all sorted with a tool like Social Image Resizer. Upload your desired image, then choose from a huge drop-down list of options and places where you might like to use the image. You can move and scale the selected area to grab the optimal look for your image.
Here are the social networks that the tool supports:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Google+
Pinterest
Instagram
YouTube
Tip: You can click and drag to create a custom image size as well. Image Resizer informs you of the new dimensions as you move and resize the borders.
8. Smush.it – Image optimization for file size and quick loading
Choose a file, upload it to Smush.it, and the tool compresses the image into a more optimal file size. These optimized images load faster on the page and make for a quicker upload when sharing to social media.
Tip: Smush.it also comes in a handy WordPress plugin to compress and optimize every image you publish to your blog.
9. Recite - Create images from quotes
Some of our most shared content suggestions and most popular social updates are quotes. You can take quotes to the next level by creating images from them. At Recite, simply enter your quote into the editor on the homepage, and choose a layout from the long list of templates.
10. Page2Images - Full-page website grabber
If you’ve ever seen a web design that really grabbed you (and you happen to have a web design board on Pinterest or you share this kind of thing with your followers all the time), it’d sure be great to be able to grab the whole thing in one complete shot.
Enter Page2Images, a handy tool that takes a full-screen picture of a webpage and lets you easily download or add to Pinterest. There are a pair of bookmarklets that you can install by clicking and dragging the links to your bookmarks bar—one bookmarklet adds straight to Pinterest, and the other grabs the page as an image to download.
11. Photovisi - Collage maker
Image collages are big business for Instagram, and they’ve found their way to Twitter and Facebook, too. The latter two social networks have collage tools built in. If you’d like a little more control over the way your collages are handled, a tool like Photovisi would work wonders.
There’re many different templates to choose from, and you can customize not only the photos you use, but also any text, backgrounds, or graphics you wish to add to the collage.
12. Over - Text onto photos
We’ve touched on how to turn text into images. How about sprucing up an image with text over the top?
The Over app for iOS and Android lets you choose any image on your device and customize with text, fonts, colors, and type sizes of your choosing.
13. Infogr.am – Charts and graphs
When you write data-dense blogposts or research-backed articles, you might find yourself wishing to share data as an image. One of the best tools I’ve found for this is Infogr.am, which helps create infographics along with boasting a pretty robust charts and graphs editor.
You can choose the type of graph you wish to use and then edit the table cells and values directly from within Infogr.am.
14. Aviary – Editing on-the-go from a mobile app
Aviary used to be a popular desktop image app, and not it’s been rolled into the suite of Adobe products and is available for other apps to use (for instance, MailChimp uses image editing by Aviary).
There’s still a handy mobile app for iOS and Android to help with image editing on-the-go.
In addition to the typical filters and effects you’d expect to find on a mobile image app, Aviary offers stickers and frames, drawing tools, memes, and crop, rotate, and straighten tools.

How To: 14 Tools to Create Images for Social Media - Buffer Blog

1. Canva - A start-to-finish design program perfect for non-designers

Canva makes image creation super easy (especially for non-designers) with their premade templates, custom image sizes for every social media channel, drag-and-drop interface, cool fonts, and more.

Tip: If you know the exact dimensions of the image you want, create a custom size before clicking into any of the premade templates.

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