Text as Design pg 9: Production Graphics with Wendy Peck at webreference.com | WebReference

Text as Design pg 9: Production Graphics with Wendy Peck at webreference.com


Text as Design 10: Resources/Gallery


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Photo Supply Links

All links below lead to photo resources offering downloadable images. Pricing for Web use photos ranges from $20USD to $50USD per image.

Access Stock
Corbis Images
Corel Studio
Dynamic Graphics
Hollingsworth Studios
Image Disk
John Fox Images
Photos etc.
Photo Spin
Photo Sphere
Picture Quest
Royalty Free Online
Rubber Ball Productions
Stock Byte
Stock Photography Online





Great style and hardly a graphic in sight. This site is not English, but it is well worth the trip to Upcom, even if you do not speak a word of German. Note how the text forms a breakout in the heading graphic, which is enhanced by using the area for more text. And placing a large, white character in the midst of muted colors is a challenge. Great design. © Upcom. Used with permission.

Ok, I admit it, sometimes graphics help even with terrific text, but the photo is not what makes this site special. Notice how the text is subtle, yet it is really the star of the page. When you visit, pay close attention to the detail in the top graphic. The shadows are wonderful. © SCPIE. Used with permission.

Perhaps I should not inlcude this page here, since this is a dynamite photo that could not be described as a secondary part of the design. However, the text use on InFantasy caught my eye for elegant way it is incorporated into this graphic. There are so many poorly executed specialty text effects on the Web, that I thought this was a great wake-up. Well designed specialty text works. This entire design is compelling and the text is certainly a big part of the success. © In Fantasy. Used with permission.


Wendy Peck is a working Web designer and writer living in NW Ontario, Canada. http://wpeck.com.

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Text as Design

Text as Design Start
Outline:PShop/PS Pro
Outline: CorelDraw/Fireworks
Mix: PShop/PS Pro
Mix: CorelDraw/Fireworks
Seeing Through
Mix: Flash
Flash Outlines/Graduated Fills
Text Resources

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