Photoshop 3D for Animators

By: Brandie Gautreaux on May 30th 2012
Photoshop 3D for Animators

Photoshop users no longer need to spend their time divided between Photoshop and third-party 3D software. Photoshop 3D for Animators, written by Rafiq Elmansy, closes the gap and explains the 3D tools provided in Photoshop software. His guided instructions help users create their own 3D content, add 3D content to Photoshop, edit content, transfer content to other sources, and create animation with your own Photoshop timeline. Elmansy starts out with the basics – explaining the importance of configuring your... CONTINUE READING

One-on-One with Nick Roach of Elegant Themes + Poll Question

By: Julia Wild on May 29th 2012
One-on-One with Nick Roach of Elegant Themes + Poll Question

One of the largest sites offering WordPress themes is Elegant Themes. With nearly 100 themes created to date, Elegant Themes takes the approach that “less than more.” Rather than pack each WordPress theme with flashy graphics, superfluous features, and content on top of content, Elegant Themes keeps its designs clean and, well, “elegant.” The site sells to customers and developers using a yearly subscription model. GraphicDesign caught up with Elegant Themes founder and designer Nick Roach, who shared his... CONTINUE READING

Interactive Web Developer (1 senior, 1 midlevel)

By: Julia Wild on May 25th 2012
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Position: Interactive Web Developer (1 senior, 1 midlevel) Location: Seattle Status: Full Time Estimated Duration: Ongoing Starts: ASAP Rate: DOE Job Description: Our corporate client is seeking interactive web developers for contract and full-time needs. Senior and midlevel. In both roles, you will be responsible for the front end web development of a heavily used ecommerce site and will be working with X/HTML, CSS and JavaScript. For both roles, please: * know how to develop clean front end code... CONTINUE READING

Designing for the iPad Using InDesign CS5 and CS5.5

By: Christine Medley on May 24th 2012
Designing for the iPad Using InDesign CS5 and CS5.5

Designing publications for the iPad isn’t much different than for print— knowing the basics of InDesign for page layout allows you to jump right into interactive tablet design by using the Folio Producer Tools. You can publish engaging brochures, magazines, portfolios and books using the Overlay Creator, Folio Builder and Adobe Content Viewer. Overlay Creator allows you to add iPad interactivity such as slide shows, links, pinching and zooming, movies and sound. Folio Builder uploads your pages to the... CONTINUE READING

Secrets of Psychedelic Text

By: David Bricker on May 24th 2012
Secrets of Psychedelic Text

“Psychedelic text” made famous by artists like Wes Wilson during the 1960’s was actually inspired by Alfred Roller’s work with the Vienna Secession movement in the early 1900s, but the analog techniques used to “liquify” the type in those famous Fillmore posters are often poorly imitated. This video tutorial offers a counter-intuitive but useful approach to warping text where Adobe Flash is used for drawing and type manipulation. Though Flash is most often thought of as a tool used... CONTINUE READING

The Sad State of Design, 2012 (Poll Question)

By: Neil Tortorella on May 14th 2012
The Sad State of Design, 2012 (Poll Question)

Okay … this is something of a rant. Bear with me or indulge me. I might be spot on, totally off, or just in a lousy mood. A friend called this morning to tell me that his grandson was considering a career in graphic design. He asked for my thoughts and opinion. I couldn’t come up with a single encouraging idea. I told him to have his grandson look into another career option. I’ve been at this design stuff... CONTINUE READING

Print to Web: Ink to Click The Natural Progression in Newspaper Design

By: Farzana Razak on May 10th 2012
Print to Web: Ink to Click The Natural Progression in Newspaper Design

When was the last time you saw a Millennial, a person aged 18-24, sipping coffee at a café and reading a real, tangible newspaper? According to a recent Pew State of the News media study, 23% of people aged 18-24 read print newspaper. The New York Times reports that 10% of its print subscribers are within the similar age range, almost at par with its cohorts of the digital subscribers. The data compiled by GfK MRI Doublebase shows that... CONTINUE READING

Multimedia/Web Designer & Developer

By: Michael Jackness on Apr 27th 2012
Multimedia/Web Designer & Developer

The Multimedia/Web Designer (Designer) works with the Creative Services Director, the Creative Services Team and the rest of the marketing department to create and deliver electronic, interactive communications to different market segments/verticals using all Web-based multi-media channels/mediums.  The Designer will be responsible for the development, design, maintenance and usability of the client Corporate Web-site, e-newsletters, intra-net, associated microsites, industry technology platform sites and the overall e-marketing experience for clients and prospects. The Marketing Department is responsible for all internal... CONTINUE READING Adds Rafiq Elmansy as a Featured Writer

By: GD Staff on Apr 26th 2012 Adds Rafiq Elmansy as a Featured Writer

Rafiq Elmansy is a graphic designer and book author in the field of design, with more than 12 years of experience in graphic design. His experience in graphic design includes working on different design projects for clients around the world. He currently owns his design studio, Pixel Consultations. Rafiq is also an author in the field of graphic design; he writes articles and books for various magazines and websites. He has the following two books published: Photoshop 3D for... CONTINUE READING

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

By: Nat Coalson on Apr 19th 2012
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a specialized software application for professional and serious amateur digital photographers. In this article I’ll provide an overview of how Lightroom works and introduce you to the recently released new version 4.0. The Database Advantage Using Lightroom you can organize, manage, process and output your entire digital photo and video library. Adobe Lightroom uses a database, called the catalog, to manage all your files. This offers several distinct advantages. First and foremost, all the work... CONTINUE READING

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