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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