Creative Community Bulletin 17 January 2014

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

  • 350+ Smoke Brushes for Photoshop
    “A heaping pile of free smoke brushes. These can be great for adding touches to your designs, especially on dark backgrounds.”
  • 10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively
    “Evernote is a tool for keeping track of, well, everything. At least everything as far as digital information goes, or information that can be digitized. Evernote comprises a Web-based service and clients for Windows, Mac OS X, mobile devices, …
  • Advanced Image Optimization Tricks
    “You can use automated image optimization tools to compress your images. However, if you also take the time to manually optimize them, you can further improve your results. Here are five techniques for manually optimizing images.

  • Design Pirate Cody Foster Threatens to Sue Flickr Group That Blew Whistle on the Design Theft

    Last October, independent artists took to the Internet to complain that Cody Foster & Co. was selling designs based upon their work (without permission) to retail clients. Shortly thereafter, companies that had purchased Cody Foster’s wares, including Anthropologie and Fab.com, severed ties with Cody Foster. The Nebraska company responded by claiming that its detractors were acting criminally by bringing the issue to light.

  • Cynicism Humorously Illustrated by Eduardo Salles

    “Eduardo Salles (Mexico City, 1987) is advertiser, designer, illustrator, writer and professor at the Miami Ad School. And a professional procrastinator!, he says. Ex Creative Director of Nike, Kit Kat and Red Cross Mexico. He has won awards as diverse as Cannes Lions (advertising), Walter Reuters prize (journalism) and Juan Rulfo Short Story Award (literature). Currently working as Executive Creative Director at Flock innovation and technology agency and collaborating in various magazines and newspapers as a designer/columnist.”

  • Cynicism Humorously Illustrated by Eduardo Salles

    “Eduardo Salles (Mexico City, 1987) is advertiser, designer, illustrator, writer and professor at the Miami Ad School. And a professional procrastinator!, he says. Ex Creative Director of Nike, Kit Kat and Red Cross Mexico. He has won awards as diverse as Cannes Lions (advertising), Walter Reuters prize (journalism) and Juan Rulfo Short Story Award (literature). Currently working as Executive Creative Director at Flock innovation and technology agency and collaborating in various magazines and newspapers as a designer/columnist.”

  • What You Need To Learn To Code In 2014
    “There are tons of services that will teach you to code quickly, but you’re more likely to master programming if you prepare yourself. Here’s how.
  • Printable Calendar ‘Minima’
    “The calendar is editable. Just open in Acrobat. Add important birthdays on the left and customize holidays and dates in the body of the calendar. In A4 and Letter sizes. Works for all Roman-character based languages (English,German, French, It…
  • —psd-32801?scid=social16857364" rel="external">2 Ways to Create a Slow Motion Video Effect With Photoshop

    “Most people might not know that Photoshop also includes some powerful, but limited, video editing capabilities. In this tutorial, we will show you 2 ways that you can create a slow motion video effect in less than 5 minutes. Let’s get started!

  • The IPO Wasn’t The Only Big Thing Twitter Did Last Year
    “Twitter made some swift changes in 2013 that will come to fruition this year.
  • Barneys New York to Exclusively Sell Pantone Universe Colorwear Men’s Collection
    “The color forecasting company’s spring line features a variety of athletic garments, including T-shirts, tank tops, pants, shorts and sweaters, in addition to hoodies, jackets, accessories and swimwear.
  • Artist Pastes Photoshop Toolbar On Unrealistic Models In Advertisements

    “Describing himself as a creative art director of Portuguese-German descent, a “marathon runner, nomad and polyglot,” Daniel Soares has brought street art criticism to one of the giants of the modeling industry. Instead of modifying or illegally defacing existing H&M ads, Daniel pasted a photoshop tool bar on the left side of images of “over tanned H&M Models”, to make a statement about the unrealistic images depicted in the ads.

  • Improving Ebook Typography

    “One problem that many almost-beautiful ebooks have is suboptimal typography. Since most ebooks are all about the text, it’s important to get the typography right. So here are a few tips:”

  • Improving Ebook Typography

    “One problem that many almost-beautiful ebooks have is suboptimal typography. Since most ebooks are all about the text, it’s important to get the typography right. So here are a few tips:”

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