Tag: color

Color secrets: Vibrancy

Color Secrets: Vibrancy

Vibrancy is about how intense a color is, how strong the color appears to be. It is not just how bright or colorful it is, instead it is more about how pure and vivid the color is. Artists who use physical paints often use this term to describe how well […]

Color Secrets: Brightness

Color Secrets: Brightness

There has been a trend lately in app design where white or very light backgrounds are paired with minimal use of color and flat, simplified shapes. Why this shift when sites had been trending darker and darker? Is it the Star Wars reboot? A renewed interest in futurism? Or are we just all […]

Woman posting at Apache Cafe in Atlanta, GA

100 days Woman from Apache Cafe

There is a venue in Atlanta called Apache Cafe where on Monday nights there are live models to draw or photograph. This sketch I made using Adobe Sketch and my fingers on an iPad Pro was based off a photo I took there. Adobe Sketch has some interesting effects when […]

Colorful bunting bird #100daysofdigitalsketch

100 days colorful bunting bird

Today for #100daysofdigitalsketch I drew a bunting bird. This is a regional bird often seen in North Carolina and Georgia. It is a vibrant bird and a lot of fun to draw. I used a combination of the taper, basic blunt and chisel brushes. I used different opacities and brush […]

100 days of digital sketch day 2

100 days fire sketch

It’s day two of my 100 days of digital sketch project. Today I sketched a fire using default tools in Adobe Draw. If you want a detailed breakdown of what I did, I have a description below the image.   I used square shape for large areas of background since currently […]

100 days sketch #1

100 days seltzer bottle sketch

Created using the Adobe Draw app on my iPad for the 100 days project. I used mostly brushes 2 and 4 that come default with the app. You can follow my progress on Instagram.     I wish the brush size controls were a bit easier to use. They do […]

A B testing is a useful tool

How to Improve Infographics with A/B Testing

What is A/B Testing A/B testing is when you change one thing like a button shape, title text, or the color on a call to action area in a project, so you have an “A” version with an orange button for example and a “B” version with a blue button […]

Color palettes using simple and complex colors

Five Tips for Creating Better Color Palettes for the Web

I’ve put together five tips for creating better color palettes based on a recent talk I gave to computer science students. Faced with working on their first mobile apps or sites, they had never really been given advice on choosing color palettes. I realized this is one of those gaps […]