The editors and I have decided to create a small database of design tutorials that we believe can help spice up digital signage ads. Although the tutorials will deal with many different aspects of design, the majority (at least we think) will focus on text design and effects since this is usually the most important part of a digital signage ad.
Our goal is to provide you with inspiration for your next digital signage ad, and to look at all the types of digital design that go into signage ads, whether it is image compositing, illustration or animation and video compositing. We also want to include as many different types of tools and software as we can. Although there will be a healthy dose of After Effects, Flash, Photoshop and company, we should have some tutorials for less prevalent and open source programs like Blender and Gimp.