Looking for a fast and easy way to scan documents? Look no further than your default Notes app on your iPad or iPhone! We’ve all been in a situation where we need to quickly get a copy of a document so we tend to take a photograph using the camera app on our phone. This works, but the results are not as clean as they can be if you use a dedicated scanning application. In this tutorial I will show you how to scan different types of documents using Notes and walk you through all the tools available to tweak your scans.
If you found this tool helpful, or if you have other options for scanning that you prefer, please post a comment below.
With a small amount of anxiety I decided to take on the Daily Logo Challenge . Anyone who has attempted this knows that Harris will email you a daily design brief usually consisting of an image and a few names you can choose to place in your design. This in itself can seem like a daunting task, yet I decided to up the challenge by experimenting with designing my logos in 3D space using 3D modeling software. Before you get to excited about this I should mention that generally speaking, this is a terrible idea! Most modern logos are designed to be delivered as a polished vector file. This way the logo is scalable and because it is made up of mathematical curves the logo can also support CNC machines for fabrication, etc. Seeing as how the final designs were for experimentation only and not an actual client, I decided I could live with the consequences of having a bitmapped logo. I also established a few ground rules while designing the logos. First, the logo needs to work well in 2D space. When sketching the logos I tried to designed them in a 2D environment knowing that later the 3D application would hopefully make it look a little bit slicker. Second, don’t rely on cliche 3D software rendering tricks, like fur or shiny metals. Basically, don’t let the3D software dictate the design! Come up with a solid concept and let the 3d space enhance that concept, not the other way around. With all that in mind, here are some of the final logo designs. #dailylogochallange #dailylogo #HarrisGivesMeAnxiety
I’d be very curious to hear your thoughts on this process. Does the 3d rendering enhance the message or is this just a gimmick in an attempt to salvage a poor design concept?
I’ve always felt that shape and form were powerful design elements. This most likely entered my conscience by looking through a camera lens and also by viewing the photographic works of Paul Strand. Years later I was reintroduced to this topic while viewing the design work of Malcom Grear who throughout his career mastered the use of letter forms in logotype branding. In trying to take it to another dimension, I decided to take a crack at designing a table that demonstrated using letter forms as a piece of artwork.
Here’s a small series of images I took in western Massachusetts around the Berkshires. I had just purchased a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens and was using it almost exclusively on this trip. All these images are HDR processed using HDR EFEX PRO from DxO (formally from Google/Nik)
So you just finished up a great logo design and you think you are ready to deliver it to your client. Think again! Is your logo structurally sound? Is it really a mess under the hood? Check out this video to see a few ways to clean up your design.
How do you clean up your Ai art work? Comment below!
For folks who are new to Cinema 4D and quickly want to learn the basics camera operations, I’ve made a few tutorials demonstrating how to set-up the camera, use depth-of-field, and how to target the camera at an object during an animation.
Did this help you out? Let me know in the comments below.