This week we have put together our top 3 most common design tips we use pretty much every single day and so can you! Check out the quick, full post below.
1. Color overlay to feature white text (or “reverse type”).
As you see in the “before” photo, text on top of a photo is very difficult to read. This can be fixed in a few ways… One, you could add a highlight color around the text. Two, you can just turn the brightness down. Or three, our favorite, add a color overlay (see “after” photo). To learn how to do this, click here.
2. Make your text rows the same width.
You’ve seen this tip in posters probably every day. In fact, you’ve seen it in our “Tip of the Week” photo! In our “before” photo you will see our “Tip of the Day” photo before we made the rows the same width. To make this fix, simply add a ruler to the ends of your longest row and adjust the letter spacing and size to fit into the grid. See our “after” photo. Learn how to change your letter spacing here.
3. Use icons.
Use icons. If you haven’t already, start using as many icons as you can to separate your content into sections. We especially love flat design icons like the ones at the top of this post! You can go here and here to download a pretty big .zip file with icons to use.