Thursday, March 29, 2007

More good fruit from DesignFruit

More good fruit from DesignFruitJason Gaylor as giving this stuff away - but there was no way that was going to last forever - he is still creating some great looking and useful goodies though - including these baroque borders.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Everyone's talking about
the new Creative Suite

Everyone's talking abou tthe new Creative SuiteThe New Adobe Creative Suite is here, and it's all over the interweb. The photo above is the new Photoshop interface, but click the link to see a great write up with tons of screenshots from Wired. Can't wait to get my copy of the master edition. No more Go Live...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

19 Things NOT To Do When Building a Website

19 Things NOT To Do When Building a WebsiteJosiah Cole Walks through a great list of 19 things a Web designer should never do when building a website. And yes I am guilty of some of them - no need to point that out in the comments.

Monday, March 19, 2007

The Wise Photoshop CS3 upgrader

From Photoshop Insider: "Adobe made a subtle change to their upgrade policy for Photoshop CS3, which won't affect most of us, but if you're working on pretty old version of Photoshop (like Photoshop 6.0, 5.5, etc.) I'll be able to save you some money getting to CS3 if you move quickly. You see, previous Adobe let anyone with any registered version of Photoshop (even Photoshop 2.0, etc.) upgrade to the latest version by just paying the regular upgrade price. But as of the release of Photoshop CS3, you'll only be able to upgrade at the standard upgrade price, if you have Photoshop 7, CS, or CS2. So, if you're still using Photoshop 6.0 or earlier (and some people still are) here's what I'd recommend; upgrade to Photoshop CS2 now (you'll pay something around $169), then you can buy the upgrade to CS3 when it comes out at the regular upgrade price which will save you literally hundreds of dollars over having to the buy the full version once CS3 ships."

Sunday, March 18, 2007

CreativeTechs: 1995 Photoshop Techniques!

CreativeTechs: Photoshop Techniques circa 1995!Creative Techs always posts good stuff - and it looks like they've been doing it for 15 years too - here are a group of Photoshop tutorials from around 1995 that will show you how much time some of Photoshop's more recent features can save you today.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Get Schooled in Photoshop

Get Schooled in Photoshop

Yo Checkit - Dave Cross of Photoshop TV and NAPP fame is bringing a Photoshop Power Tour to Richmond in April - only $99 - pretty good deal for some training from a famous dude - although I bet I could show you the same stuff in class.. so... you know.. use the office hours.. they're free...

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

5 ways to stop being late

From Brazen Careerist - here's one:
5. Be honest with yourself.
Why do you let yourself be late? It is disrespectful and makes you look unorganized and out of control. Why are you not getting control over your time. So much about being on time is actually about self-knowledge. Often, we are scared to make the decisions that we must make in order to get control over our time and become someone who runs on schedule. But there is no other way to run a life. To run on schedule is to plan the life you want to live and execute that plan.

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Value of InDesign's Info Palette

The Value of InDesign's Info PaletteCreativeTechs is always posting valuable tips for the software we use every day, and this is a great one for InDesign discussing some of the somewhat hidden values of the info palette. It's a short post but worth a quick visit.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Honda Cog Ad - how did I never see this?

Took over 600 takes to shoot - but the final product is the combination of two takes where all of the parts worked together to create the ad. There is virtually no CG in the finished product (only an adjustment of the lighting in the final car) and no trick photography. In other words the team who put this together are completely wacked out of their heads.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Adobe - CS3 is coming, and so is their magazine.

Adobe MagazineNow that Adobe has announced the impending launch of CS3 on March 27th (Which is especially great news for anyone who has been using CS2 or older versions on a MacBook or other Intel Mac - since CS3 will be the first versions of Adobe's Creative Suite that will operate natively on the Intel macines - and I'm here to tell you - that junk is SLOW running through rosetta) - they've also released a digital magazine - click the image to the left to download a copy for yourself - looks pretty great.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Newspaper Website Redesigner Needed

News/Editorial Web Designer
at Good Company
Freelance | 05 March 2007
(Anywhere) Seeking a talented editorial designer to undertake the redesign of a large newspaper's website. It is one of Scandinavia's most historic and well known newspapers looking to re-establish themselves online. Previous experience with online editorial design is a must.
Apply: Please send a few words about yourself along with work samples of your work to

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Something funky for the weekend

New Today: Umphrey's Mcgee is band of the week - YouTube is wood letters for letterpress - Daily Video is more Adobe Tutorial goodness - Daily Podcast is 49 Sparks on Design talking about Illustration.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Domtar Paper Tips-In on Design

These tips are courtesy of Domtar, who intend to help you make the best use of their paper - this is a nice little web site with all sorts of information for designers.