Creative Community Bulletin 10 January 2014

Great con­tent found by Pariah and shared to the design and cre­ative com­mu­ni­ties on social media.

  • Facebook Set to Eliminate Sponsored Stories in April

    Beginning in April, the “social con­text” ele­ment of Sponsored Story ads — where one or more of your friends are fea­tured in the ad — will sim­ply become com­mon­place in all Facebook’s adver­tise­ments. If a user comes across a marketer’s ad and has friends who have Liked that marketer’s Brand Page, that infor­ma­tion will be includ­ed.”

  • When and How Should You Correct Someone’s Grammar? Judge John Hodgman Makes a Ruling

    In a rul­ing near and dear to our hearts, pur­vey­or of Internet jus­tice Judge John Hodgman has stepped in to set­tle a dis­pute between a mar­ried cou­ple about when one should and should not cor­rect anoth­er person’s gram­mar. Hodgman even brought in love-defining-lexicographer Emily Brewster as an expert wit­ness.”

  • Business News Fascinated with Adobe’s Annual Employee Review Alternative the Check-In

    It’s annu­al per­for­mance review sea­son at many com­pa­nies, but not at Adobe! In 2012, Adobe aban­doned its for­mal review process in favor of the Check-in, which is an infor­mal series of ongo­ing con­ver­sa­tions focused on: set­ting expectations/goals; get­ting and giv­ing feed­back; and dis­cussing growth and devel­op­ment.

    There are no rank­ings or rat­ings and no long wind­ed appraisal forms. As oth­er high tech com­pa­nies are rethink­ing their review approach, sev­er­al media out­lets have put a spot­light on Adobe’s unique check-in sys­tem.”

  • London Artist Ron Mueck Creates Hyper Realistic People Sculptures

    If some­one were to tell me that the peo­ple in these pic­tures weren’t real, I’d laugh in their face. The truth of it is, though, they’re not. They are cre­ations of a London artist named Ron Mueck, who spe­cial­izes in sculp­tures. He used to be a mod­el mak­er and pup­peteer for tele­vi­sion and films (for exam­ple, he cre­at­ed Ludo the gen­tle giant in Labyrinth). Now, he focus­es on mak­ing hyper-realistic sculp­tures of humans that have muse­um vis­i­tors star­ing for hours…

    How does he do it?”

  • Is Private Photo Sharing the Next Big Trend in Photography?

    In fact, the com­ing togeth­er from a mobile device of shoot­ing, pro­cess­ing and shar­ing is what Jack Hollingsworth attrib­ut­es iPhoneography’s pop­u­lar­i­ty to. So it may sur­prise you to learn that Jack believes there will be a trend toward fil­ter­ing con­tent [i.e., a pho­to], not cre­at­ing it. “We have too much already,” Jack says. “Instagram Direct is some­thing to keep your eye on,” he adds.”

  • Personalize Lightroom to Improve Your Brand
    “This arti­cle will show you var­i­ous places where you can lever­age your brand­ing through the Lightroom inter­face and sub­se­quent out­put. Though not designed as a how-to on each indi­vid­ual Lightroom oper­a­tion it should give you an idea of what is …
  • 3 Simple Reasons Why You Absolutely Need to Ask for a Deposit

    Next to draft­ing client agree­ments, get­ting a deposit from your clients is one of the most impor­tant things you’ll do as a free­lance design­er.
    A lot of new graph­ic design­ers make the rook­ie mis­take of being too timid to ask their clients for a deposit.”

  • Infographic: Professional web design­ers vs. ama­teur users

    Ever won­dered where all the mon­ey in web design goes? Perhaps you’d like to take a larg­er cut of it? Well this
    fan­tas­tic info­graph­ic
    from Webydo will help explain just where all that mon­ey gets spent, as well as where busi­ness­es are suc­ceed­ing and fail­ing.”

  • Latest in Career of Ripoff Paintings Sells for $5.7 Million

    The Foss paint­ings nev­er look like my ver­sions of them. Mine are always played around with. The col­ors are altered, the cities were redrawn and I was always invent­ing things to increase their inten­si­ty right from the start. … I nev­er want to lose that notion of appropriation—people say to me, soon­er or lat­er you’ll stop copy­ing oth­er artists and you’ll make work of your own, but it’s nev­er been my point to try to do that, because I nev­er thought you ever could. The work is always going to be based on some­thing, and I want­ed to make the rela­tion­ship with art his­to­ry as obvi­ous as pos­si­ble.”

  • Smart Objects: The Little Feature in Photoshop That Makes a Big Impact

    Do you make smart deci­sions when work­ing on projects in Adobe Photoshop? Well depend­ing on your lev­el of expe­ri­ence with the appli­ca­tion, your answer would like­ly be, “of course I do”. Stop for just a moment and ask your­self when the last time you used a Smart Object was. For many, smart objects are one of the most under­uti­lized fea­tures in Photoshop. One that could make a major impact on the way they work. In this arti­cle, we will shed some light on the mag­ic of the Smart Object.

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