[#Marvel] Totally Awesome Hulk: Settling a Showdown

From Marvel Movies NewsTotally Awesome Hulk: Settling a Showdown:


Totally Awesome Hulk: Settling a Showdown
“The Big Apple Showdown” in TOTALLY AWESOME HULK will come to a smashing conclusion with issue #18 on April 19. Written by Greg Pak and drawn by Mahmud Asrar, the storyline brings Ms. Marvel, Shang-Chi, Silk, and Jimmy Woo into Amadeus Cho’s wild world just as aliens attack. Asrar first hopped on the book with issues #11 and #12 before returning for the “Big Apple Showdown” story beginning with #15. Now, we talk with the artist about bringing all of these heroes together, making Amadeus Cho even more awesome, and continuing to work with Pak.



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[Tutorialzine] 15 Interesting #JavaScript and #CSS Libraries for April 2017

From Tutorialzine15 Interesting JavaScript and CSS Libraries for April 2017:


15 Interesting JavaScript and CSS Libraries for April 2017
This April we have prepared for you a wonderful list of web dev resources, including some React libraries, a framework for cross-browser extensions, and a JavaScript physics engine! Our mission at Tutorialzine is to keep you up to date with the latest and coolest trends in web development. That’s why every month we release a handpicked collection of some of the best resources that we’ve stumbled upon and deemed worthy of your attention.



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[Photoshop Tutorial] Removing Backgrounds in Photoshop

From Lindsay Is Awesome.Com – Latest Tutorial Listings For PhotoshopRemoving Backgrounds in Photoshop:


Removing Backgrounds in Photoshop
Removing backgrounds in images can be a daunting task for designers. You can go all out destructive and use the eraser tool – or you can use a non-destructive approach with masks in Photoshop.



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[#Design] Creating a Postcard in Photoshop

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Creating a Postcard in Photoshop
The Project: to make a fun postcard image from a beach vacation in the iconic “large letter” style of Curt Teich. You can learn more about Curt Teich in Greetings From Big Letters, USA, and explore the enormous digital archive of his postcards at Newberry.org. Here’s a sneak peek of what we’re making. Along the way we’ll see how to use several important Photoshop features for improving your photos, including content-aware crop and move, straighten, and the Patch tool. Using Content-Aware Crop and Straighten To begin, I have a photo I want to use as the background. It needs to be cropped to my postcard size and straightened. In CC 2017, you can take advantage of a Content-Aware option fill in any blank spots created while cropping. In the Options bar, I set the size of my image and make sure that Content-Aware is selected. To straighten my image, I use the Straighten button in the Options bar. I simply drag a line along the horizon to level it out. Since I’m taking advantage of Content-Aware crop to fill in parts of the sky, I can extend my crop area outside the boundaries of my image. Here is the result…



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[#ALA] Widen Out: Using Your Blog to Attract New Clients

From A List Apart: The Full FeedWiden Out: Using Your Blog to Attract New Clients:


Widen Out: Using Your Blog to Attract New Clients
Attracting future clients on autopilot – that's the whole point of your website, right? Most freelancers accept the story that great work attracts leads, but I'm going to be straight with you: clients have no clue you exist. What usually tips the balance isn't your portfolio – they see plenty of those. Not many people talk about failures they had promoting their products and services. We struggle and we hide it. It's one of the reasons I hate to read marketing 'success stories' and 'How to drive traffic and make money!' posts – they seem hollow and vaguely manipulative. They also invariably circle around an answer we already know: The key to attracting non-referral clients is making it easy for them to discover you.



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[Cracked] 6 Historical Figures Who Were Thirsty AF

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6 Historical Figures Who Were Thirsty AF – By Carmen Angelica -Published: April 02nd, 2017 – Lord Byron could turn even the noblest of ladies into thirsty, suicidal messes.



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[#Marvel] Moon Girl's Mentors

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Moon Girl’s Mentors
Over the course of her adventures, Lunella Lafayette has met quite a few of the Marvel Universe’s most famous players. Most recently, we’ve seen her teaming up with the X-Men. As a budding super hero and child genius, this has given Moon Girl the opportunity to learn a lot about how the hero thing is done. We caught up with writer Brandon Montclare about some of the lessons these mentors (and a couple peers) have taught her. Totally Awesome Hulk – The big, green version of Amadeus Cho introduced Lunella to the heroes of Marvel. It didn’t go well. She definitely didn’t like finding out that Hulk was the Eighth Smartest Person in the World. The “unranked” Moon Girl tried to pretend it was NBD, but recognition secretly means a lot to Lunella. So their next meeting was incredible: by testing Moon Girl with the legacy Banner B.O.X., the whole world learned that Lunella is the Smartest There Is.



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[#Design] Free Lynda.com Video: Foundations of #GraphicDesign History – The Bauhaus Movement

From CreativePro.comFree Lynda.com Video: Foundations of Graphic Design History – The Bauhaus Movement:

Free Lynda.com Video: Foundations of Graphic Design History - The Bauhaus Movement


The majority of content here at CreativePro, including the Lynda.com videos that I write about, is focused on “the hows.” How to use a piece of software to accomplish a specific design or production task. But once in a while, it’s critically important to stop asking how, and to start asking why do we want to do a certain thing, or who was the person responsible for an idea we take for granted, or when and where did a certain practice originate. That’s why this week’s free Lynda.com video is from Sean Adams’ course on Foundations of Graphic Design History – The Bauhaus Movement. It’s hard to overstate the influence of the Bauhaus on all fields of design, not just graphic design. As Sean says in his introduction, “after watching the course you will never look at a piece of furniture, poster, lamp, or any modern object in the same way again.” Here’s the official course description: To move forward as a designer, sometimes you have to take a step back. This installment of Foundations of Graphic Design History explores one of the most influential modern design movements of all time: Bauhaus. Its revolutionary concepts – centered on simplicity, quality, truth in materials, and form…



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[Cracked] Why All Ubisoft Games Are The Same

From Cracked: was PostsWhy All Ubisoft Games Are The Same :


By Adam Ganser -Published: March 31st, 2017 – Ubisoft seemed to be into some creative stuff with their ‘Rayman’ series. And then Tom Clancy happened.



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[#Graphics #Tutorial] A Technique for Clean Sharpening in #Photoshop

From Picture Correct – Latest Tutorial Listings For 2D GraphicsA Technique for Clean Sharpening in Photoshop:


A Technique for Clean Sharpening in Photoshop
Sharpening without introducing black or white edges around a subject can be a real challenge. Here’s a demonstration of how to sharpen images without the unsavory edges.



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