Creative Community Bulletin 4 December 2013

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

  • How QWERTY Will Save The PC In A World Of Tablets
    PCs won’t die for the sim­ple rea­son that no one has yet fig­ured out a bet­ter way to write or code.
  • Fine Art Prices That Fly Under the Headlines
    “Let us instead explore anoth­er, little-told side to the fine art mar­ket: those pock­ets of the art world, or indi­vid­ual artists, that are over­looked and still with­in the realm of afford­abil­i­ty.

  • Enemies and Allies of the Truth About Copyright | Copyright for Creative Pros [Video]
    Everyone knows all about copy­right law, right? I mean, all you have to do is Google it or ask your friend. Sure, if you want to pos­si­bly lose all your rights, cost your­self mon­ey (upwards of $50,000), and pos­si­bly wind up in prison.

    Search eng…

  • Create a Shaded, Stylized Text Effect in Photoshop

    We will learn how to use and imple­ment inter­est­ing tools and tech­niques to achieve our desired text effect. We’ll use a vari­ety of pat­terns, styles, and blend­ing options to achieve the final out­come.

  • The Design Process: A Pyramid — Design/UX
    Almost two years ago, I got to sit down with Ryan Germick, the lead of the Google Doodle team.

    When I asked how his team kept ship­ping such great designs con­sis­tent­ly, Ryan asked for my note­book, and drew a pyra­mid. He divid­ed it into five …

  • How To Tailor a WordPress Template In 15 Minutes

    So, let me show you my own quick fix­es for skin­ning a WordPress theme. I’ll cov­er some of the obvi­ous tweaks that you’re like­ly to encounter and show you how to jump into the fray fast.

  • 7 Reasons Your Banner Ads Aren’t Working
    No mat­ter how beau­ti­ful or pro­fes­sion­al your web ban­ner ads look, if they are not get­ting the right peo­ple to per­form the desired action then that ad is a fail­ure. If no one is click­ing on your ban­ner ad or no sales or leads are being gen­er­at­ed…
  • 120+ Free Home Vector Icons

    This is a must down­load free design resource. This is cer­tain­ly a great set of design assets to add to your design inven­to­ry. The free design resource includes well 100 home icons in png and in a scal­able vec­tor file for­mat. This icon set can to be used in com­mer­cial amd non com­mer­cial design projects. Download the icons, and please fell free to leave your thoughts in the com­ments sec­tion below.”

  • Creative Integrity & Compromise
    “But as I design­er, I am also a hired hand (and I mean this in the best way pos­si­ble.) My hands are hired to orga­nize con­tent into com­pelling con­tent, to craft expe­ri­ences and to entice peo­ple to think and act. My hands are hired to make things…
  • Branding, Identity & Logo Design Explained

    A logo is not your brand, nor is it your iden­ti­ty. Logo design, iden­ti­ty design and brand­ing all have dif­fer­ent roles, that togeth­er, form a per­ceived image for a busi­ness or prod­uct.

    There has been some recent dis­cus­sion on the web about this top­ic, about your logo not being your brand. Although this may be true, I haven’t seen any clar­i­fi­ca­tion of the dif­fer­ences between ‘brand’, ‘iden­ti­ty’ and ‘logo’. I wish to rec­ti­fy this.

  • The Best Cyber Monday iOS, Android, Amazon, and More App Deals
    The Cyber Monday mad­ness has extend­ed into the world’s var­i­ous app stores, and it’s a great chance to fill up your phone, tablet, Mac, or PC with qual­i­ty soft­ware and games. Several of these deals are holdovers from Black Friday, but there are …
  • The Best Cyber Monday iOS, Android, Amazon, and More App Deals
    The Cyber Monday mad­ness has extend­ed into the world’s var­i­ous app stores, and it’s a great chance to fill up your phone, tablet, Mac, or PC with qual­i­ty soft­ware and games. Several of these deals are holdovers from Black Friday, but there are …
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Part 2 by Pariah Burke

    It’s that time of year again! That’s right! It’s the time to be think­ing about gifts for your favorite cre­ative pro. As always, CreativePro​.com has the Holiday Gift Guide to serve as your shop­ping list. Compiled by Pariah Burke, there’s some­thing for every bud­get and every type of design­er in this year’s gift guide. And, if you’re feel­ing extra gen­er­ous, please feel free to send Pariah just about any­thing on this list care of CreativePro​.com. If you missed part 1, read it here.

Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™

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