Some of my favorite design and font tools!  

  • Aviary
    This is by far the best and most valuable to anyone who wants to create images, audio, etc. and look like a pro!
  • WhatTheFont!
    Have you seen a font on a website, publication, etc. and want to know what it is?  Just submit an image to the WhatTheFont database and it will find the closest match in their database.
  • Free Fonts
    Over 1000 fonts to choose from to give the average design an extraordinary pop!
  • Designers Toolbox
    Great sizing templates for pretty much any printable design from envelopes to annual reports.  Also a great “greeking” tool to fill in where text would appear in mock up designs.
  • Professional lorem ipsum Generator
    Creating a website or other marketing collateral but still don’t have the text finalized?  This handy tool creates “greeking” text to fill in where text will appear in your design!
  • eCoverCreator – One Click 3D Cover Graphics
    Easy to use.  Create stunning 3D images (DVD, CD, Workbooks, Ebooks, etc.) to use on websites.
  • Web Diner’s Hexcode Color Chart
    Trying to find the best colors for your website?  Wish you could tell your designer just what colors you want?  This is a great chat for RGB designs.
  • PMS (Print Matching System) Color Chart (PDF)
    If you are going to have your documents printed, help your designs have a specific color with this great “ink color” chart.
  • Color Wizard
    Having difficulty finding color combinations that work well together on the web (or even in print)?  This great tool quickly displays colors so you can see what works…and what doesn’t before starting a design!
  • Dynamic Drive: Gradient Image Maker
    Gradient images make great web backgrounds but can be hard to create.  This tool will create them easily for you.
  • Favicon Maker
    Want to create a favicon for your website from scratch.  Free tool allows you to create and generate one easily.
  • Icon Creator
    Convert any image (JPG, GIF,  or PNG.) into an icon or favicon.
  • Flash Banners
    Create fast and easy Flash banners with no programming skills.  100% free!

Originally posted 2012-01-13 02:59:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter