Font of Knowledge

August 1st, 2013

Figment player frizbee recently sent me a great post on FontMeme that provides info on the fonts used on a variety of rock and pop album covers. Simply click on the album cover and you’ll get a full explanation of the font used and the ability to download it for free!  Pretty cool right?  But it doesn’t end there, no siree!  They also have fonts for everything from car logos to food and even movie posters.  FontMeme is a great site if you’re looking to mimic the look and feel of your favorite band logo, etc., so stick it in your tool belt. Thanks frizbee!

formerwageslave recently emailed me to share this great piece of news for anyone on Figment who might playing with a tight budget and an older computer.  Adobe is now offering their Creative Suite 2 Premium Plus for free to anyone who has or sets up an Adobe account (accounts are free).  While CS2 may have issues with newer computers it’s perfect for those of us soldiering on with older PCs or Macs.  You can read more about it here or go straight to Adobe to download CS2.  So thanks formerwageslave for bringing this great free download to our attention!

While we’re at it, we’d like to draw attention to something formerwageslave just did.  As you might have read in his recent player profile he’s a musician, and he just released his first solo record in almost a decade under the moniker iSv.  It’s all 8-bit/chiptune/video game sounding stuff, and it’s available for free or a “name your own price” download via Bandcamp.  So check it out and support a fellow player!

Sumo Paint

July 8th, 2011

I recently got an email from Figment player frizbee, who wanted me to know about a new “free” online image editor called Sumo Paint.  I checked it out and it’s fantastic.  It’s very similar to Photoshop and completely free to use unless you want to upgrade to their Pro version.   The basic version of Sumo Paint can only be used on your browser, but the Pro version allows you to download it to your computer for offline use.  You don’t have to install anything except Adobe Air, which is the platform on which the software was built.  You also don’t have to create an account if you don’t want to, just simply click on the Open Sumo Paint link at the top of the page.

It’s got 3D filters, blur and smudge tools, clone stamps, selection tools (magic wand), etc., and there are plenty of tutorials on their official YouTube channel.

There are other free open source image editing tools like GIMP and Paint.NET, but Sumo Paint is nice because you don’t have to download yet another program on to your computer.

So go check it out and when you get a chance take a minute to thank frizbee for bringing this to our attention by buying or listening to one of his band’s albums.