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Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Rigging a Face in Flash Professional

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 10th 2012
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Discover how to create full animation cartoons using Adobe Flash Professional. Animator and author Dermot O’Connor presents this online tutorial for experienced Flash designers with basic and advanced techniques to get the most out of your cartoon animations. Through the course, viewers will learn how to setup layers for the head features, build and create dialog shapes, generate expressions, get acclimated with clock rotations, learn the turnaround, and move frames. Create your best and most creative cartoon animations with... CONTINUE READING

Flash Banner Developer

By: Julia Wild on May 25th 2012
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Our agency client is seeking an experienced Flash Banner developer in their St.Louis office who has work to show of building successful flash banner campaigns under tight file size requirements. This is an on-site opportunity at a well-regarded agency. Knowledge of AfterEffects is a HUGE bonus, not mandatory. Point us to proper samples within your portfolio that show us why you are fit for this assignment. CONTINUE READING

Flash to HTML5 with Google Swiffy (Video Tutorial)

By: David Bricker on May 17th 2012
Flash to HTML5 with Google Swiffy (Video Tutorial)

When HTML5 was originally proposed as a replacement for Flash, I was skeptical but the capabilities of HTML5 have improved steadily. One exciting example of what can already be done to convert flash SWF files directly to HTML5 is found in a project called Google Swiffy. Swiffy only supports a subset of older ActionScript 2 code, but it does an impressive job rendering graphics, masks, animation, dynamic text and scripted behavior into a single HTML file that runs on... CONTINUE READING

Interactive Flash Developer

By: GD Staff on Apr 8th 2012
Interactive Flash Developer

This position is full time temporary role for a person who can think outside the box, and will be given the opportunity to provide input on what to innovate and how – and then execute that innovation. If you live to create cutting edge technology and thrive on working in a fast-paced environment surrounded by people like yourself then we should talk! Responsibilities • Develop modular interfaces and custom classes, clean code, using design patterns and OOP, to enable... CONTINUE READING

The Info About Infographics (Part 2)

By: Neil Tortorella on Feb 28th 2014
The Info About Infographics (Part 2)

Part two will give you practical insights into the process, typical elements of an infographic, such as headlines, context and the all-important story, or narrative, your infographic tells. Plus, I’ll share some tools for creating infographics, use of color and typography and more. This two-part article is just the tip of the info-iceberg. A web search will yield many more resources, tutorials and articles about the topic. Add in a bit of playing around with a pencil, paper and... CONTINUE READING

New, Drool-Worthy Adobe Creative Cloud Features

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jan 21st 2014
New, Drool-Worthy Adobe Creative Cloud Features

After seeing a virtual demo of some of the top new features in Photoshop®, Illustrator® and InDesign® we’re happy to share the highlights of what Creative Cloud’s 1.4 million members have to look forward to. Photoshop CC 3D Printing: Arguably the most exciting of the new features that were announced was the introduction of 3D printing into Photoshop. Describing it as the “First time 3D printing is being delivered through a mainstream tool…” Andy Lauta, Product Manager, explained how... CONTINUE READING

Visual Communication Designer

By: mscott on Dec 31st 2013
Visual Communication Designer

Graphic Designers: New Deal, LLC d/b/a Against All Odds, 222 Bridge Plaza South, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 seeks 1 Visual Communication Designer. M-F; FT 35 hrs/wk, 9am-5pm, $50,000/year. Design & review visual communication images for advertisements, catalogs, website & logo; Research advertising & graphic trends; preparing illustrations, layouts and & confer with management to determine optimal market designs. Requires BA in Graphic Design or Visual Communication Design; working knowledge in company & brand promotion & marketing; AutoCAD; Adobe Photoshop,... CONTINUE READING

Creative Package Design Ideas

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Jul 29th 2013
Creative Package Design Ideas

Furthermore, creative package designs attract customers to check out the products and pick them up from the store shelves. While there are many competing products in the market, a unique package design can make your product stand out from the crowd, especially when this unique design is supported by creative functionality and sustainable analytics for a better customer experience. Before you start with product package design, you have to keep in mind a few aspects that will significantly affect... CONTINUE READING

What Are Your First Impressions of Apple’s New iOS 7? Poll Article

By: Matt Cannon on Jul 3rd 2013
What Are Your First Impressions of Apple’s New iOS 7? Poll Article

Apple has launched the all new iOS 7, as a pre-release for developers featuring a new ‘flat’ designed interface, new control center, transparent animations and a design and functionality update to all standard iPhone apps. The new mobile operating system will be available for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, the iPad 2, iPad third and fourth generation, the iPad mini and the iPod touch fifth generation. The design is a lot different than what previous iPhone users... CONTINUE READING

Amazing Showcase of Macro Photography

By: Rafiq Elmansy on May 6th 2013
Amazing Showcase of Macro Photography

But actually, it refers to any close-up shot even of normal size objects, such as flowers, the human eye, or tree leaves. Macro photography images are usually taken using a special macro lens that allows you to take very close shots with a normal size ratio, such as 1:1. You can also use tools such as a close-up filter and reversing rings to get a macro shot without a dedicated expensive lens. Another advantage of getting a macro lens... CONTINUE READING

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