Some things I learned about images and text from Canva tutorials this morning:
- Use transparency to make text pop
- Add transparent shapes to make text pop
- Layer two photos of different transparencies
- Low-transparency icons can subtly fill empty space
- Crop high-resolution photos for textures (that can be used as backgrounds)
- Remove saturation to get black and white photos, then overlay a coloured transparency
- White icons work well with blurred background images
- Neon text works well with darkened and desaturated backgrounds
I considered assigning myself a reading of a-chapter-a-day for the Definitive Guide so that I could finish it in 14 days, but upon further reflection (of the chapter contents), I think it makes more sense to advance my focus onto the Meteor framework and refer to the Definitive Guide for reference instead. One of the primary reasons for this is Gary Fung's statement that he "printed money with php soup". At this point (so late in the game), it is more important that I get started at making SOMETHING than trying to be real good at making it. That can always come later, but the habit of creating is so important.
What I'll do from here on out:
- Do Canva tutorials daily
- Build something on Foundation for adrianmcli.com
- Go through the Discover Meteor book
Maybe it's a good idea not to do more than three things per day. So hopefully this will provide more progress in the near future.