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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