Independent development team, Etienne Nguyen Tan Hon and Yong Jie Hu wants to help you improve your handwriting. The study of calligraphy can help do that -- plus give you a life-long craft. Enjoy April 28, 2014
JULY celebrates "Freedom Month" with patriotic graphics, summer reading, and on-the-road digital photography! Be sure to send in your BEST discoveries to share with the graphic arts community!
WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN TO YOU?
montage your visual symbols for "freedom" and win prizes!
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Jeffrey Sun, creator of the iOS app Modern Editor, releases Tint Mint, a new photography app for editing enthusiasts. The app costs a dollar, and it packs dozens of powerful image editing features in a light playful interface. This app targets an international audience, as all features are communicated solely through icons. April 25, 2014
Yesterday we loaded the first five, but we couldn't stop there, so here's another batch we think you'll like. Don't forget to send in your favorites . . .
* How to make a color palette in Photoshop CS6
* MORE Skin Color Swatches - DeviantNep
* Tutorial : What’s in Your Brush Box
* Webmaster 216 color palette chart
* Mat's Flesh Tones
. . . and MORE April 24, 2014
The latest release of LinkOptimizer (4.8.11,) is a compatibility update to the popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. April 24, 2014
Happy Mother's Day . . . happy tutorial hunting! Give her a little color ... or create a colorful Photoshop experience! Lots of spam and craziness out there so be careful. For this issue we decided to play it clean and get you some cool stuff! So here goes:
* Adobe Photoshop - Color Swatches and Color Libraries tutorial
* Pastel Feather Studio created by Monika Dudikeni.
* Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Color Palette Generator
* Julie Hamilton is Artistically Afflicted
* Color Palette Generator
. . . and MORE April 23, 2014
Layrs, is the first truly multilayer photo editing application for the iPhone that allows users to edit mobile photos with the same results as if they were editing on a computer, using an advanced/professional photo editing program. The highlight of the app is a proprietary "intelligent masking" technology, which allows users to extract portions of their photo for editing by touching and moving their finger over the object/area they wish to edit. April 23, 2014
Marketing Update : Changing Trends, Rebranding, Marketing Budgets, Effective Video and the perfect email subject line
Let's start fine-tuning our efforts, and learn more so we can be more effective for our clients! Last week got us off to a good start into the spring market push, let's continue on that path! Let's take a look at this week's marketing update :
[*] Seven Trends Changing the Ways Brands Market to Consumers
[*] Rebranding without losing your hard-earned rankings
[*] Infographic: Digital Marketing Budgets Getting a Boost
[*] Roadblocks to Epic Customer Experiences: Marketers
[*] Four Rules for Telling an Effective Video Story
[*] How to craft the perfect email subject line
[*] Make your brand more relatable
and more! April 22, 2014
A good graphic designer can design anything. It's really not about the software or the tools or this or that publication. It's really the art and skill of cutting through all the noise to find the essence of the subject -- and then being able to organize the best representations of that subject into a singular message. So it's true of type, typography and graphics like icons and even huge, monumental spaces. Thus this edition brings you An introduction to the principles of typography through letterpress, and selectively choosing the right icons, then Designing Exhibition graphics!
It's all fun, and you're invited to join us! April 21, 2014
Springtime usually marks the beginning of many marketing and PR campaigns -- it's the biggest time of year for launching promos, second only to the holidays! Let's take a look at this week's marketing update :
[*] 10 Simple Twitter Tactics That Will Get You More Traffic Today
[*] Marketing Lessons From March Madness: Go Deep Young Team!
[*] 3 ways to sabotage your PR pitch (and 3 tips to save it)
[*] Get more links from every piece of content you produce
[*] The Most Commonly Used Email Marketing Tactics
[*] Your Five-Point Mobile Marketing Checklist
[*] The 25 Most Powerful Corporate Brands
[*] 6 key advertising platforms for 2017?
and more! April 18, 2014
Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to make a good contact with clients and vendors. Dreaming up promotions can be difficult -- but if you consider kid's stuff, there are tons of ideas out there. So let's take a look at our favorite Earth Day arts, crafts and projects for kids -- and you're bound to come up with lots of great designs for yourself:
[*] Backyard Homesteading: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency
[*] Outside the Box!: Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids
[*] BOOST Earth Day Is Every Day! Activity Book
[*] Creative Haven NatureScapes Coloring Book
[*] National Parks Coloring Book
[*] Eco-Logical Brain Games April 18, 2014