Archive for September, 2014

Google Brings Creative Cloud to Chromebooks, Starting with Photoshop

@ 3:39 PM on September 30, 2014

This streaming version of Photoshop is designed to run straight from the cloud to your Chromebook. It’s always up-to-date and fully integrated with Google Drive, so there’s no need to download and re-upload files—just save your art directly from Photoshop to the cloud. For IT administrators, it’s easy to manage, with no long client installation and one-click deployment to your team’s Chromebooks.

8 pro tips for hiring the best designers

@ 2:37 PM on September 30, 2014

Knowing how and where to find new design talent is an essential skill if you want to expand your studio; the next step is hiring and keeping your design superstars. It can be a gruelling process, but it’ll reap dividends in the long term. Here …

Messaging Apps Immersive Mobile Platforms In Their Own Right

@ 10:36 AM on September 30, 2014

data shows that WeChat, LINE, WhatsApp, and Snapchat are all growing their user numbers in 2014 at a quarterly rate of 15% or higher.

Like social networks before them, these apps are becoming the hubs for everything global smartphone audiences…

This Guy’s Ted Talk Describes The Next Great Design Challenge For Changing The World

@ 9:08 AM on September 30, 2014

If you don’t want to watch the entire video, you can get the gist by reading the points below, but I recommend the video. Colville-Andersen proves himself a completely engaging speaker as he presents the case that casual, everyday bicycle use i…

The Dangers Of Sitting At Work All Day [Infographic]

@ 4:06 PM on September 29, 2014

You probably know this. We’ve talked about it before. Sitting all day kills you. Slowly. Whether you’re in front of the tele or working with computers, staying sedentary has very serious health risks. That’s why we encouraged you to take a look at these exercise videos, and work at a standing desk (but don’t repeat these mistakes).

Rules for Best Practice Email Design: Coding Practices

@ 3:57 PM on September 29, 2014

Writing markup for email takes HTML back to the old school. These tips will help those of you who don’t recall the days of flannels, pagers, and the Discman, or who think of tables only as something to eat off or store data in.

Graphic Designers Ask: How much should I charge?

@ 3:14 PM on September 29, 2014

This is probably on of the most frequently asked questions in the graphic design business. Everyone is looking for a silver bullet — but there are no silver bullets. About ever five to ten years someone asks the question and I answer it. I’ve …

5 Design Legends That Switched Gears in the Middle of Their Careers

@ 3:05 PM on September 29, 2014

Reality is messy and our lives often wander a bit as we explore our path, and the greats were no exception. Below we explore five of the legends in graphic design and highlight how they changed gears in their career.

How to bring a graphic novel to life in 3D

@ 2:22 PM on September 29, 2014

Cinesite’s Richard Clarke reveals how fur generator Yeti helped bring 300: Rise of an Empire’s hyper realistic world to life.

Photoshop Technique: Adaptive Contrast

@ 1:05 PM on September 29, 2014

Learn a better way to increase contrast using Photoshop. This Photoshop technique protects your image from having blown out highlights and shadows while you increase contrast. Follow this Photoshop tutorial to learn how to apply this new techni…