Creative Tidbits #215: Free Fonts, Free Icons, Plagiarism detective and more

by Fred Showker

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Let's have some fun this week -- it's October and time for Halloween! Aside from our Halloween stuff, we have some interesting intelligence that could get some thoughts going, and a quick peek at a new iPhone photo feature or bug! Happy autumn!

  • Why the iPhone 7 Has to Simulate a Shallow Depth of Field
  • A designer’s tales: Role of graphic design in society
  • iPhone Stand For Business, Trade-Shows And Events
  • Searching for Plagiarism Checkers

BOO . . . halloween is here

Fred Showker picks online photo editing apps

Here's a cute set of free Halloween vector icons that you might like. You can use this as logo icons, stickers, greeting card or turn it into a patterns. Comes handy in fully editable AI and Sketch format, so you can customize and resize it the way you want.
      This is the fine work of Salinee Pimpakun -- and when you arrive at her Behance portfolio you'll find a bunch of other projects and icon sets.Salinee is from Bangkok, Thailand
photo retouching and editing Salinee Pimpakun -- UX/UI, Web Designer, Graphic Designer --Dezainwerkz
Fred Showker picks online photo editing apps Here's a better look . . .



Dig up some wildly creative font styles that make any Halloween-inspired project a hit! This commercial use font collection now includes 45 original fonts in OpenType font format, and can be used for any personal AND business project.
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Why the iPhone 7 Has to Simulate a Shallow Depth of Field

Fred Showker's Creative Tidbits

Why do the new iPhone 7 phones have to simulate a shallow depth of field? The short answer: physics.
      Most photographers know that creating a shallow depth of field (DOF) is usually as easy as using a big aperture (of course, using a longer focal length helps). Even a 35mm lens on a full frame sensor at f/1.4 can still create a relatively shallow DOF with a close subject.
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A designer’s tales: Role of graphic design in society

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Graphic design is very often confused with DTP (Desktop Publishing) and that is one of the main reasons why a real professional graphic designer very rarely gets his due.
      Distinguishing between what is design and what is not is Bina Nayak, who will speak about the same at the talk today
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iPhone Stand For Business, Trade-Shows And Events

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A little creativity goes a long way, and if you're a graphic designer, you can probably dream up a dozen ways you could use these to promote your business or broker to your clients to promote theirs! And if you know a fab shop or signmaking department with a CnC machine and a laser burner, you could make these yourself for an eighth of what these cost -- and sell to your clients! Or, better yet -- find out if they have a to-the-trade discount / commission! Just sayin'!
      Smartphone Coasters are 4 1/2" circular clear acrylic discs with non-skid clear bumpers. The center slot is large enough to hold all Smartphones and is designed to work with most cases.
Company name or logo can be engraved on the clear acrylic surface, ensuring the most prominent position. Minimum orders for custom logos start as low as 75 units with prices ranging from $5.95 to $4.95 (USD) each depending on quantity.
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Searching for Plagiarism Checkers

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Ella Garcia, Creative writer, editor, tutor had the best answer, she writes :

Quoting  begins I’ve tried many different plagiarism checkers free and paid and decided that better to pay some money, but have the result I need. But here’s the list of good free checkers Quoting  ends

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GO Plagiarism Checker Freeware to Avoid Plagiarism
The last one was launched just recently to my favorite plagiarism software it’s accurate and simple.
free downloads and creative inspiration Ella Garcia : Writer, Editor, sleuth!

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Fred Showker

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