Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 1 June 2015

The day’s best and most impor­tant design- and design business-focused arti­cles, tuto­ri­als, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.

  • Adobe Calling It Quits on Photoshop Touch
    With Photoshop Touch being phased out, what this pre­view shows is a not-yet-announced app for “seri­ous retouch­ing.” Adobe says the soft­ware has the code name “Project Rigel” and should be announced in the lat­ter part of this year. The com­pa­ny is also work­ing on bring­ing its mobile soft­ware to Android, so sit tight if you’ve been feel­ing left out as of late.

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  • 10 Meaningful Practices for Every Writer

    Here are 10 smart, yet sim­ple ways for every writer—from nov­el­ists to jour­nal­ists to poets—to enrich his or her mind and become bet­ter at cul­ti­vat­ing ideas and putting them to the page.

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  • Fantastic! Create time-based Gmail fil­ters with Google Apps Script
    Thankfully, Gmail users can take advan­tage of Google Apps Script to cre­ate time-based events that will move, mark, or label your mes­sages with­out hav­ing to open a mail client.Tags: gmail
  • Bookmark Gmail Searches For Easy Email Reference
    You may not pay much atten­tion to your browser’s address bar while you’re click­ing around in Gmail, but each screen—from search results to indi­vid­ual emails—has its own unique URL. That means you can book­mark these URLs to give you quick access to search­es, fil­ters or threads you want to refer to fre­quent­ly.

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  • Being an Entrepreneur Is Stressful But Don’t Worry About It
    The more we wor­ry about what things beyond our con­trol , the less men­tal ener­gy we have for what we could do some­thing about. Like build­ing a business.Tags: Entrepreneur Leadership Brassballs
  • How to find free­lance design work
    Now, I don’t want to mis­lead you, but there is no sin­gle path that leads to Freelancer Mecca. In real­i­ty, there are many dif­fer­ent paths, and only some will work for you. I’ll walk you through the sev­en best. I strong­ly rec­om­mend test­ing each; to dis­miss any of these would be doing a dis­ser­vice to the hus­tler mind­set that’s piv­otal to suc­cess­ful free­lanc­ing. I’ve per­son­al­ly made each one work won­der­ful­ly for me :)

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  • 13 Things Happy, Successful and Contented Writers Do on the Weekends
    Articles have been writ­ten about what suc­cess­ful peo­ple do on their week­ends. But, what specif­i­cal­ly do hap­py, suc­cess­ful and con­tent­ed writ­ers do on the week­end? Do you want to know their secret? It’s the same thing that they do every oth­er day.

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  • Tools For Screencasting On Your Windows Desktop
    Text and still images can doc­u­ment a com­put­er process or describe soft­ware fea­tures well, but video can do so much more. With a screen­cast, you can cap­ture that elu­sive bug which seems to dis­ap­pear the moment any­one else looks at your screen, cre­ate s…
  • Tips and tools for screen­cast­ing on Mac OS X
    The soft­ware can record every click, win­dow switch or ani­ma­tion, mak­ing it sim­ple to record video desk­top demon­stra­tions. 
  • The Self-Publishing Sky is Not Falling
    First of all, just like in the Old West, the gold rush made scant mil­lion­aires. There were nev­er going to be abun­dant strikes except for the few. If the gold rush in dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing ever was, it was irrel­e­vant to the vast major­i­ty of authors.

    Second, the key to mak­ing a liv­ing as a writer, has not changed and will nev­er change, because it’s always been the same!
    To wit:

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Pariah Burke

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

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