[#Design] Basic Tips for Color Management

From CreativePro.comBasic Tips for Color Management:


Basic Tips for Color ManagementIn early December, a community of conference-goers explored best practices and new advances in color management at the PIA’s 2016 Color Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. As a native Phoenician, I didn’t have to travel far for the event but quickly learned that the conference had drawn in interested attendees from every corner of the country – and beyond. John McWade presenting at the 2016 Color Conference Opening my vibrant conference schedule for the first time, I was struck by the scope of the event. There was something for everyone. The conference included a color management primer, brilliant keynote lectures, and cutting-edge product demonstrations. There were also dozens of lectures divided into five diverse tracks, including Brand & Design and Print & Production…



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[#Design] Using #Photoshop Templates

From CreativePro.comUsing Photoshop Templates:


Using Photoshop TemplatesDo you suffer from Blank Page Syndrome like I do? Instead of staring at the void that is a new document, I often like to start with previous project as a guide, which is why I love using templates as a starting point. Photoshop CC 2017 makes that easy by providing templates and building them right into the workflow for us. When creating a new document (File > New), the re-vamped New Document dialog box includes template options. First, choose the type of document you’d like to create from the categories along the top. The first set of options are blank presets, built to size and resolution for the intended purpose. You can make any necessary changes and even save the new preset for future use by clicking the save icon on the right-hand side of the dialog box. Below the presets are several free pre-designed Adobe templates available for download. You also have the option of browsing through Adobe Stock to buy additional templates, using the search option at the bottom. Click on a template once to view information about the template, such as size, colors used, smart object info, and whether or not the sample images will be…



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[#Graphics #Tutorial] Create a Robot in #Illustrator!

From Lindsay is Awesome – Latest Tutorial Listings For 2D GraphicsCreate a Robot in Illustrator!:


Create a Robot in Illustrator!
Robots are the future! We’ll draw a friendly, helpful little vector robot in Illustrator for this tutorial. We’ll work with the rectangle and ellipse tools, as well as strokes and the bulge warp effec…



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[Tools] 20 Awesome PHP Libraries For Early 2017

From Tutorialzine20 Awesome PHP Libraries For Early 2017:

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A curated list of some of our favorite open-source PHP libraries and frameworks from the last couple of months.



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[Design] The Definitive Guide to Quotes, Apostrophes, and Primes

From CreativePro.comThe Definitive Guide to Quotes, Apostrophes, and Primes:


The Definitive Guide to Quotes, Apostrophes, and Primes

Quotation marks, apostrophes, and primes (also known as inch and foot marks) are some of the most misunderstood and misused elements in typesetting. The confusion between them harkens back to the days of typewriters when there was just one style – now called ‘typewriter quotes’ to represent them all. But today’s computers are intended to set professional typography, not just typing for the casual user, therefore the proper glyphs are available in most fonts. Understanding the distinction between these marks and the task of getting them right can be challenging, but essential for the creative professional. If you think you?ve heard me ranting about this topic before, you are right. That is because the misuse of any of these glyphs is one of the most widespread of all type crimes in digital typography, committed by students (who have an excuse), novices, and seasoned professionals alike. This can be due to lack of knowledge, but also because too many creative professionals don’t think it is their job to be concerned about this. They are wrong, as every design job is a group effort, and any error reflects poorly on the entire team, and most especially, the client…



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[#Graphics #Tutorial] Create a Haunted Cliff-side Castle With #Photoshop

From VFX Maximum – Latest Tutorial Listings For 2D GraphicsCreate a Haunted Cliff-side Castle With Photoshop:


Create a Haunted Cliff-side Castle With Photoshop
Based on a rough sketch, we’ll develop a dark, misty, and ominous scene using multiple stock images, as well as blending, lighting, and shading techniques.



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[Design] Level Up Your CSS Skills With These 20 Pro #CSS Tips

From Web Designer Wall – Design Trends and TutorialsLevel Up Your CSS Skills With These 20 Pro CSS Tips:


Level Up Your CSS Skills With These 20 Pro CSS Tips
Front-end development is quickly becoming more and more focused on efficiency – faster loading and rendering through selector choice and minimizing code. Pre-processors like Less and SCSS go a long way in doing some of the work for us, but there are plenty of ways to write minimal, quick CSS the native way. This guide […]



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[#Design] Illustrator’s Other Drawing Modes

From CreativePro.comIllustrator’s Other Drawing Modes:


Illustrator?s Other Drawing Modes

If you use Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, you ought to be familiar with both stacking order and layers. Generally speaking, layers let you segregate groups of content, while the stacking order refers to the order in which items are placed on a particular layer. Illustrator has a few additional options for working with the layering of objects on the page. In addition to the Normal drawing mode, two others – Draw Behind and Draw Inside – can save you time in creating objects in your preferred order…



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[Marvel] Spider-Man: Homecoming Toys Revealed

From Marvel Movies NewsSpider-Man: Homecoming Toys Revealed:


Spider-Man: Homecoming Toys Revealed
Preview the upcoming toys from Hasbro based off the highly anticipated film ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming.’ All will be available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ 6-Inch Figure Assortment Imagine swinging into action and soaring through the skies with ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ figures. Featuring movie-inspired deco and design, these 6-inch scale figures let kids recreate the super showdowns between some of their favorite characters including Spider-Man, Vulture, and more! Fans can collect up to 6 new figures. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.



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[#Marvel] Marvel Studios Begins Production on ‘Black Panther’

From Marvel Movies NewsMarvel Studios Begins Production on ‘Black Panther’:


Marvel Studios Begins Production on ‘Black Panther’

Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (“Urban Hymn,” “Glasgow Girls”), Winston Duke (“Person of Interest, “Modern Family”), Florence Kasumba (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Emerald City”), Sterling K. Brown (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and John Kani (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Coriolanus”) Marvel Studios’ other epic big-screen adventures include Marvel’s “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” and the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (May 5, 2017), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (July 7, 2017), “Thor: Ragnarok” (November 3, 2017) and “Avengers: Infinity War” (May 4, 2018).



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