Fun learning design through games!
Ruler Game – can you read a ruler?
Kerning– Learn basic typography
Shaping Type– Shape your Text
Color Theory– Colors have rules
colorsupplyyy.com – Learn to play with color theory
Anatomy of Typography Game– Lettering Guts
Awesome Typography Resources
- Fonts vs Typefaces summarized well
- All you ever wanted to know about typographical terms
- The most amazing typographical cheat sheet ever
Create your own fonts based on your handwriting or designs!!
Negative Space Examples:
- Canva’s list of Mesmerizing Negative Space examples
- CreativeBloq’s awesome overview
- Bored Panda’s Negative space logo collection
Other great articles on using space well:
Other sites recommended to us by Teachers and Students like you:
Free Video Footage Sites (for video projects)
- http://naturelibrary.com – Free samples every couple months
Free songs- for bumpers and video projects…
Free Sounds- for flash and sound effects
Below are some of our favorite sites for free stock images to use in your school projects. Some of the best sites even allow free use of their images for commercial work- which makes them safe for use in competitive projects as well!
- Pixabay.com – Currently our favorite resource by far! Great images, all CCO!
- Pexels.com – another amazing site with all resources CCO.
- StockSnap.io – Free images with a good search, all free and CCO!
- NegativeSpace.com – Love this site. Beautiful pics, high quality, and all CCO! Really great for backgrounds.
- Morguefile.com – Good selection, and all are free to use for non-commercial purposes.
- KaboomPics – Awesome set of quality images free for personal or commercial use!
- Pikwizard – “Free stock photos for all your creative needs.”
- Gratisography – Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects.
- unprofound.com – A very cool resource- the images are sorted by color!!
- Unsplash – This one commonly integrates as a third-party plugin in other design programs. Great quality and CCO!
- Freepik.com – This site is really great for free images and vector files. Really great resource for designers!
- Flaticon.com – Free and premium icons. I used this site a ton when designing websites and infographics.
- Reddit.com/r/photoshopbattles/ – Community of Photoshoppers with open contests and challenges. (Likely blocked on school networks.)
Here is a list of some of our favorite inspiration sites. If you have another to suggest – please let us know!
Design Resources (great ideas for projects- make your own resources!)
Elements and Principles!
These resources will help you explore the elements and principles in-depth, and they’re a collection of our favorite resources. Enjoy!
- The Elements of Art– Beautifully animated intro from Kevin at Art Heroes!
- The Principles of Design– Amazing video from Kevin at Art Heroes!
- Awesome lecture from UCLA on design posted to YouTube