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One thing most designers and creative professionals lack that will kill profits

Most graphic design projects are singular and session based. However, once you evolve into projects that require many sub-contractors, or venders to praticipat, and multiple creative resources, you can quickly get behind the 8-ball and lose a pile of money. The one thing that will keep your profits in tact is careful planning and billing. We used to do this on a chalkboard -- but now you can do it digitally . . . . May 29, 2015

Now you can burn and publish your movies in amazing Blu-ray quality, right on your Mac

Did you get a Macbook Air? Did you get the laptop with no disc drive? Can't burn DVDs or CDs on your current machine? Don't you hate it when that happens? What you need is a lightweight, USB 3.0 slot-loading optical drive with Blue-Ray capabilities. Maybe you should check out the Fovea Extreme 3 May 29, 2015

Wake up your photography with stunning parallax 3D effects

Here's an amazing effect you can use that turns photos into stunning, 3D-like videos with music and text. This truly innovative app allows you to bring life to any photo in just a few minutes. See this video! May 28, 2015

Getting slower? Your hard drive may be in trouble!

We get calls all the time from users saying their Mac has slowed down to a snail's pace and they don't know what to do. They have a hundred files on the desktop and they've been working on the same illustrator and Photoshop files over and over for a month. What do you do? May 28, 2015

4 reasons your video will need artifacts repair, and how

Don't you hate it when your hard work shooting footage turns out with annoying artifacts? Here comes PHYX Cleaner, a comprehensive video artifacts repair suite for footage from DSLR or other sources. May 27, 2015

Here's a scanner that fits in your hand for scanning & translating languages

Although PenPower Inc. is calling this a "first-of-its kind" pen scanner, we had digital pens to review back in 2004. Just put the last one in the dumpster. But the WorldPenScan leverages today's technology with the ability to scan, recognize and translate multiple languages as well as barcodes and bank fonts. If you gather information, you're going to want a look at this. May 27, 2015

Photoshop Tutorial : Blazing Fire Sketch Effects

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Have you ever wanted to learn magic? Well in this fun tutorial, you are going to learn how to make a sketch burn alive with fire! Learn how to create this cool fire effect using Adobe Photoshop's powerful editing tools, layer blending, and color adjustments. This tutorial was sent in by Annabelle at 123rf, along with several others we'll be presenting in the week to come. May 26, 2015

Audio Notebook Pocket - Sound Recorder for iPhone and iPod touch

When you need hands-off information gathering, nothing really matches the utility of a good voice recorder. Audio Notebook Pocket is an integrated voice recorder and notebook you can use for all kinds of notes -- the more you use it, the more you'll love it! May 26, 2015

Citizen Designer : should graphic designers have social responsibility?

Do graphic designers have a social responsibility? Is good design good citizenship? Should graphic designers have a willingness to lie? All these questions are tested and expanded by world-class designer, thinker and author Steven Heller in this interview from the pages of DT&G Magazine May 26, 2015

60-Seconds #323 : Future history - the coming of a Digital Dark Age

I have a friend who recently lost their iPhone. I asked, is there a backup? The answer was chilling. Then I get an email from Karl Volkman who wants to write about the possible reality of a 'Digital Dark Age' asking 'Are Our Priceless Digital Records Safe?' I've preached on this topic in past 60-second windows, and it's time to say it again. May 25, 2015