Creative Community Bulletin 9 January 2014

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

  • New Print Ad Includes Color-Changing Interactivity
    “Using a Plexiglas-like material, LEDs and four lithium batteries, the full-page ad features an image of the new phone that changes color when you press one of 11 flat buttons (e.g., the phone turns blue if you touch the blue button).”

  • To Flow or Not to Flow: Why Is That the Question?

    “Recently, some beautiful Multi-Touch iBooks have been produced in landscape orientation, including Graphite (Indianapolis Museum of Art) and 90° (Andrew Kim). These ebooks push the boundaries of the format, using the available tools in unique ways. However, as much as I appreciate the creativity behind these innovative ebooks, it is still iBooks Author’s dual-orientation option that most intrigues me and leads me to believe that this format is a great option for digital art books.”

  • How to work non-destructively in Photoshop

    “Beside tons of available features Photoshop is simple best image editing software because offers some unique editing options: non-destructive adjustments, non-destructive filters, non-destructive cropping and non-destructive traditional techniques like dodging and burning. In this tutorial I will guide you through those non-destructive editing’s and give you some tips how to use all Photoshop power.”

  • Forbes Insights Report reveals apps strengthen connections with customers and are driving internal efficiencies

    “Increasingly, consumers expect the ability to retrieve information on-the-go with tablet and mobile devices. To further explore these trends in mobile marketing, we’re releasing today a new report about apps that examines how marketers are integrating them as a key part of the marketing mix. Produced in conjunction with Forbes, the new report The Connected Marketer: How Apps are Engaging Customers, Partners and Employees, surveyed top-level decision makers in large organizations and found:”

  • D’oh! Dept of “You Had ONE Job, Designer!” Dept.

    “The premium is located on a card inside the front cover. So, remembering that this was designed by designers and laid out by layouters, let’s turn to inside the front cover to find …”

  • D’oh! Dept of “You Had ONE Job, Designer!” Dept.

    “The premium is located on a card inside the front cover. So, remembering that this was designed by designers and laid out by layouters, let’s turn to inside the front cover to find …”

  • ‘New York Times’ Website Redesign Goes Back to the Future

    “The New York Times has rolled out its largest website redesign in seven years, but readers familiar with the newspaper might feel like it’s a step back in time.

    There are no drastic changes. Gone are the blue headlines and the lengthy sidebar in favor of a grayer digital lady with more white space. But the site feels more like the New York Times than NYTimes.com.”

  • The CAA Fair Use Code for the Visual Arts

    “In his remarks, Jaszi gave a brief history of copyright law, noting that copyrights effectively last “forever” now, and that most people have little confidence in Fair Use. Jaszi described the “Transformative Factor” of Fair Use, and indicated that in the 1980s and 1990s, Fair Use was far more misunderstood. Jaszi stressed that there is judicial precedents and Fair Use scholarship today.”

  • Israel Votes Unanimously to Ban Revenge Porn
    “Revenge porn is now a crime in Israel. The country’s parliament, the Knesset, passed a new law on Monday, which criminalized the posting of nude videos of others online without their consent. This crime can carry a prison sentence of up to fiv…
  • Vellum for Mac Offers a Sleeker Way to Build eBooks

    “180g’s Vellum is one of the few pieces of software dedicated to [building EPUB and MOBI format ebooks]. It’s not a word processor, nor is it a design program. Rather, it’s an app for turning your finished manuscript into a beautiful ebook.”

  • New Free Photoshop Panel Makes Layer Tidy-Up Easy as a Click

    “The panel is free download from Adobe Exchange, or you can get it directly from the developer’s site, Photoshoplr, for the cost of a tweet.”

  • New Free Photoshop Panel Makes Layer Tidy-Up Easy as a Click

    “The panel is free download from Adobe Exchange, or you can get it directly from the developer’s site, Photoshoplr, for the cost of a tweet.”

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