Archive for January, 2016

Adobe digs up Bob Ross’s grave to promote Photoshop

@ 4:28 PM on January 29, 2016

Adobe is using the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil to ape the calm, almost beatific demeanor of Bob Ross.Tags: Photoshop

Simulate Screenprint Effects in InDesign and Photoshop

@ 4:03 PM on January 29, 2016

This project will show you how to simulate overprinting within InDesign using raster imagery – and, even better, your own scanned artwork – while being able to change the colour of your artwork on-the-fly. A secondary benefit is that you can have one PSD/TIFF file, but it can be repeated as many times as you want in the document and each one can have a completely different colour, reducing the amount of files required to print.


13 Ways Designers Screw Up Client Presentations

@ 3:28 PM on January 29, 2016

…and one weird trick you won’t believe works every time. And, no, this is not an additional skill. Presenting is a core design skill.


Why Writing Isn’t Enough—The Savvy Writer’s Guide to Success

@ 2:14 PM on January 29, 2016

Many of you introverted writer types are totally cringing right now. But if you want others to know what you’ve written, you have to do more than shut up and write. Writing is only half the battle. We have to market it—tell people about it and hope to…

Sorry, Slack Lovers: You’ll Soon Hate Group Chat as Much as You Hate Email

@ 12:56 PM on January 29, 2016

Group chat applications like Slack, HipChat, and others are due for a backlash. People adored email once, too.Tags: Slack

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

@ 12:56 PM on January 29, 2016

As the saying goes, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” But how can business leaders make meaning of a playing field that is constantly changing shape?


Input type=“better” Experience

@ 12:22 PM on January 29, 2016

It’s the little things that make me happy. And you know what one little thing I’d like to see every time I wait for the bus in Portland? That one less touch/click be required to get arrival time by Stop ID.


The Case for Organized Creatives

@ 11:55 AM on January 29, 2016

As a designer, it’s my job to create order out of sometimes abstract or otherwise misunderstood concepts or tasks. For me, order creates order. 


Why Wearables Are Getting Out Of Your Face (And Off Your Wrist)

@ 11:18 AM on January 29, 2016

A startup-pitch event shows how hardware is changing.

The Best Free WordPress Plugins for Contact Forms

@ 11:17 AM on January 29, 2016

Discover three easy ways to create WordPress contact forms.