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Seattle Web Design Firm Announces Expansion & New Services

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Both Mailboxs Gentry Underwood and Behances Scott Belsky will be speaking at RoadMap. When put to work and done right, the focus on user experience pays off. Virgin America, an airline whose premise is taking the pain out of air travel and putting a smile on your face, does that by making sure that every little interaction you have with the company brings out that smile: purple lights of the cabin, the cheerful cabin staff, the light-hearted announcements and even the ticket printout. There is also Nike, which has turned user experience into high-art. In techlandia, examples abound. Yes, there is Apple. But theres also Square, Airbnb, Instagram, Pinterest and newcomer Tinder. Even Tesla is using design thinking to establish its brand in an early market. Airbnbs co-founder Joe Gebbia and Tinder CEO Sean Rad will speak at RoadMap.

Service Design: From Insight to Implementation - Exclusive Excerpt, Part 1

ServiceDesign-Chapter2-Figure1.jpg Founded in 2005, efelle media specializes in custom website design front page and development with an emphasis in organic search engine optimization. Over the past 8 years, efelle media has grown into a full, in-house team of web design and developers, internet marketing professionals, and support staff and continues to produce complete online marketing systems for clients nationwide from its Seattle, WA headquarters. Over the last few months, the firm has added five more full-time employees to the team -- including additional front-end developers, account managers, and support staff and promoted two staffers. This month, tenant improvements were also completed in their new office space -- an extension of their current office suite -- which doubled the firms office space. In tandem with new staff onboarding, the custom web design firm also expanded its menu of services to include formal SEO management services per client request. efelle media now offers monthly website auditing services, keyword analysis and management, and more. FusionCMS, the website content management system that powers efelles clients websites, streamlines website maintenance and online marketing efforts, and search engine optimization management. FusionCMS is customized and tailored per client and meets industry-specific needs for the firms wide variety of clients. efelle media is proud to offer powerful website management and online marketing solutions for real estate, legal, and medical industry professionals, ecommerce businesses, membership organizations, and more. From professional copywriting to mobile website design and cloud hosting, the firm focuses on offering comprehensive web services to its client base.

Their process-driven and results-focused approach allows them to deliver the best quality at the best value. During the brand discovery process, Vaughn stakeholders were drawn to edgier design elements that pushed the envelope for construction industry website design . Project6 provided striking design options, underscoring Vaughns main brand statements with ongoing full-screen, background video, bold typography, a portfolio slideshow, and oversized fieldwork images. Project6 built the Vaughn site on the .NET platform, using the Sitefinity content management system. The core development challenge was balancing the big brand feel with the flexibility needed for responsive design. The website is responsive, so it seamlessly scales to accommodate a tablet screen, and translates onto a smartphone. The main page video clips are served from YouTube making it easy to update and offsets server load. Vaughn executives had seen a website previously designed by Project6 which compelled them to seek out our services, said Project6 Design President, Esten Sesto. Theres no greater compliment than that. After working with a few other construction companies, we were thrilled for the opportunity to do so again. Whether on a desktop computer, a tablet, or a phone, we feel the results speak for themselves. About Project6 Design, Inc. Project6 Design is an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area graphic design firm working with high-tech, retail, education, and nonprofit organizations.

Graphic Design Firm Project6 Design Launches Texas Construction Company Website

There was also a great need to restore and improve the material standard of living in Europe and the United States. On an ideological level, the first generation of industrial designers strove to turn industrialization into a force for good. They focused their talents on figuring out how to use industrial technology to satisfy the fundamental human needs of the day. They explored how industry could create products in more efficient ways, what would make them more useful for people, and how products could contribute to optimism about the future. They created well-designed furniture that was inexpensive enough for the middle class to buy to modernize their homes, and white goods that enabled women to escape some of the drudgery of housework, freeing them to take jobs outside of the home. Cars and trains enabled people to expand their range of travel for work and pleasure. In the 20th century, the design profession made a huge contribution to the improvement of the standard of living in the developed world. Today, however, this standard of living has reached its natural plateau. We are saturated with material wealth, and our consumption of products is threatening our very existence rather than being a resource for good living. On the ideological level, our fundamental human needs have also changed. The great challenges facing developed societies today are about sustaining good health, reducing energy and resource consumption, and developing leaner transportation solutions and more resilient financial systems. The 1920s generation of industrial designers strove to humanize the technology of their day and meet the fundamental material needs of their generation. Service design grows out of a digitally native generation professionally bred on network thinking. Our focus has moved from efficient production to lean consumption, and the value set has moved from standard of living to quality of life.

STV Provided Design And Engineering Services For Newly Completed Lockheed Martin Cyber Center Of Excellence

Why not bring design thinking to service creation as well? Photo credit: Joe McKendrick Design thinking is certainly behind the mobile app model, and the resulting interfaces are clean and consistent across all apps in the Apple and Android app stores. Why not apply design thinking to internal enterprise services? In his latest post , Hilton Menezes urges that more design thinking be incorporated into service creation and deployment. For enterprise services and apps, the result will be more highly satisfied and engaged users. Hilton proposes that service design teams, consisting of "professionals with experience in business analysis, process design and information technology," The service design process should include the following five steps, he says: Understand your customers: "For example, in a service to support decision making, it is essential to know the indicators and where data are, and understand the process, the dynamics and frequency that are required in a process of decision making," Hilton says. Draw the service: Visualization is important. Apply visual drawings, diagrams and storytelling to vividly illsutrate what the service will deliver. Prototype the service: Show how the service will flow through wireframes, videos and diagrams. Design the project: Map out all the elements that the service will support, including processes, people and technology. Deploy the service.

5 steps for applying design thinking to enterprise service creation

The Social Machine is the industry's first cloud-based platform for connecting widely deployed products into core business processes via the Salesforce platform. Combined with the industry's widest range of off-the-shelf wireless hardware, Etherios offers the industry's broadest capabilities for M2M solution development. Wireless Design Services by Etherios has deployed wireless products for companies such as Zipcar, Body Media, Big Belly and Eaton. Its services include wireless strategy consulting and product customization for specific customer needs. For more information, visit http://www.etherios.com . About Etherios Etherios, a Division of Digi International, works with organizations of all sizes and across a diverse range of industries to deliver best-in-class cloud-based products and services. Capabilities encompass advisory, salesforce.com, wireless design, and M2M consulting services. Together, these product and service offerings uniquely position Etherios as your end-to-end M2M cloud solution expert.

Etherios Adds Wireless Design Services to Suite of M2M Solution Offerings

"We truly had a great group of professionals on this project; everyone worked very well together and deserves a lot of credit." During the design phase, STV's project team started with floor plan and test fit concepts and gradually developed the final design to maximize everyone's capabilities. The secure work areas and laboratories contained in the building required a very complex design in order to meet industry standards and comply with federal Department of Defense (DoD) requirements. The launch in 2009 of the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) a centralized command of national cyberspace operations that organizes existing cyber resources and synchronizes defense of U.S. military networks as well as the presence of the National Security Agency and the Defense Information Systems Agency, all out of the Fort Meade, MD area, has led to the growth of LMC services in this region. The Cyber Center represents a strategic investment by LMC to better position itself to support its customers' growing cyber needs, as well as better facilitate collaboration across the DoD and the federal intelligence community as a whole. STV's support of the Cyber Center is just the latest example of the firm helping LMC meet its evolving needs. The firm has been a partner on various LMC initiatives for more than 25 years. In the late 1990s, STV provided planning, design and construction management services for a new Communications and Power Center for LMC's Space Systems Division in Newtown, Bucks County, PA.



Web Design Cheat Sheet brings new features to its v2 update | CrackBerry.com

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These design trends mostly focus on the website itself, showcasing prominent example works and maybe a little about the team. Users who blended this post No comments yet. Be the first! Sign Up To Post Comments PROMOTE THIS POST! THE WEB BLENDS STATS 11.9 K MEMBERS 544 COMMENTS 143 IMAGES The Web Blend is a community for designers, developers and tech junkies that keeps you current with a summary of the latest in web related news and trends. If you want to become a member, register yourself and if you have any questions or suggestions please contact us . new users

That is, of course, the promise of responsive web design one design to rule them all, and in the end bind them. Perhaps not the bind them part, I suppose, but with 21 percent of web traffic to major e-commerce sites coming from mobile, and the number of unique screen resolutions rising from a large-enough 97 in 2010 to a massive 232 in 2013, responsive web design is pretty much the only answer if you want to increase the number of shoppers at your store, says Monetate. The marketing and web optimization company, which helps customers like Best Buy, QVC, National Geographic, and more improve their sales online , says that while responsive design is not cheap, it is where consumers dollars are flowing. While well spend $38.8 billion on our smartphones and tablets in 2013, thats rising to $108.6 billion in 2017. And while customers arent likely to download your app just to consummate a purchase now and then, they will want to use your website. Heres all the data, in visual form: Topics:

So, if you prefer to watch guides, rather than read them, that's available to you too. The biggest add-on is the HTML editor. While there isn't an option to save, it does look like if you close the app and re-open it, all the code is still there. There's just no way to save it as a file. I do like how the developer has provided the most commonly used characters (e.g. <>, /, =,"). It makes things easier, so you don't have to delve into the symbols section of the keyboard in order to bring them up. What's more in the overflow menu of the editor you'll find 'structures', which I can better describe as templates.

Im talking profits! This blog post attempts to answer that question while looking at what exactly flat web design and skeuomorphism are and the pros and cons of both. It also discusses the recent shake up at the top of Apple and whether the actor Chevy Chase prefers flat web design or skeuomorphism (yep, you read that right!). The war between flat design and skeuomorphism (realistic design), or Microsoft vs Apple as some people are calling it, has been an epic battle for more than a year, but with the release of iOS 7 is the end in sight? Chevy Chase is a skeuomorphism fan Over the last few years skeuomorphism (TIP: write down the correct spelling for awesome Scrabble points!) has been the preferred approach by the vast majority of web designers. This is largely due to the success of Apple, and in particular, the iPhone. Wikipedia describes skeuomorphism as: a physical ornament or design on an object made to resemble another material or technique. For those of you old enough to remember when Chevy Chase was funny, circa 1981-89, you may recall his starring role as Clark Griswold in the film National Lampoons Vacation (1983). Well if you do, you may also remember his car; a Wagon Queen Family Truckster. It was an incredibly ugly station wagon with that awful simulated woodgrain panelling affect that consists of no actual wood. This is a classic example of skeuomorphism gone wrong! Criticism for Appleyes, really! Apples realistic design aesthetic has received a backlash of late and has even been described in some quarters as tacky (Exhibit A: iCals leather stitching!). The developers at MMT Digital think that this is a result of a combination of two fundamental factors; (1) the novelty has worn off and (2) the refreshing minimalist approach of Microsoft Windows 8. Point number two is a modern day chicken and egg situation. Did Microsofts minimalist approach arrive and then the move away from skeuomorphism by web designers and developers start?



Meet the OTHER new Instagram millionaires - including the freelance designer who joined less than three weeks ago

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Something's rotten in the state of freelance graphic design

A father-of-one, he taught himself his trade and began working as a freelancer before moving to Gowalla, the location-based social network that was bought by Facebook at the end of last year. Pictures on his Flickr page show him out drinking with friends and his own website Maxvoltar.com he has posted links to technology stories along with personal photos of his own family. Also hired in January were developer Philip Mcallister, left, and engineer Gregor Hochmuth, both in their 20s. Mcallister graduated from The University of Tulsa, used to work at the Naval Research Laboratory and has traveled Asia. Hochmuth grew up in Berlin, is also a photographer with an exhibition currently on show in Toronto and studied computer science at Stanford On the Instagram website Van Damme, in his 20s, writes: 'When I realized things at Gowalla were coming to an end, I looked at my iPhone home screen and asked myself which app I love, use every day, and wanted to be part of. Instagram popped out so I contacted Kevin (Systrom)'. Hired around the same time as Van Damme were developer Philip Mcallister and Gregor Hochmuth, who is an engineer. Both are in their 20s. Mcallister graduated in computer Science from The University of Tulsa and has previously worked in Washington at the Naval Research Laboratory before moving to San Francisco. He also worked as director of mobile at Gowalla and apart from work has travelled extensively around Asia. Hochmuth grew up in Berlin in Germany and is making a name for himself as a photographer with an exhibition currently on show in Toronto. Ten years ago he left his home country for San Francisco and studied computer science at Stanford before landing jobs at a venture capital company and Google where he was a product manager In interviews he has described his parents as film buffs - they met at film school in Moscow - and he has apparently inherited their taste for foreign travel having been to Shanghai, New York, Barcelona and Beijing within the last three years. He is also a huge music fan and is a regular at music festivals like SXSW in Austin, Texas. In line for bigger riches are Stanford Business School grad and avid marathoner Amy Cole, who was the first member of Instagram's business team, pictured left, and employee number five Jessica Zollman, right, who is the site's 'community evangelist' and has a music business degree from San Francisco State college Four other Instagram employees have been at the company for a number of months, meaning they are more likely than all the others to make a fortune from the takeover.

The rest: While Kevin Systrom, right, walks away with $400million, co-founder Mike Krieger, left, is said to be getting $100million of his own It should be creative yet familiar enough to be used comfortably by anyone. I also look for the ability to construct a clean grid and clear information hierarchy. A freelance web designer who can jump amongst technologies and styles at whim is a beautiful thing. Theyre also somewhat rare, very experienced, and even more expensive most of the time. Unfortunately, theyre also tough to find. But you can increase your chances of a successful project right now by looking for someone who has done great work that matches what youre looking for. Virtually all designers you consider should be proficient in HTML and CSS, including the most recent developments in those areas, but you may need someone with specialized skills. Check that the designers on your shortlist meet those additional requirements as theres no expectation of standardized skill here. Projects that will depend on front-end JavaScript (such as jQuery ), Flash, Silverlight may be beyond the reach of some designers. If your development team uses a templating system such as Haml or ERB, or will be expected to deliver the design as a working WordPress theme, you need to check those credentials. Do You Want a Designer or a Developer?

How to Hire the Right Freelance Web Designer

pixelart I dont know how to justify the higher rates to my clients. 5. I dont know where to find the clients that are willing to pay more. 6. The economy is tight and Ill take what I can get right now. 7. Im charging less on this project because Im hoping the end results will bring lots of referrals. 8.

Freelance Graphic Designer: The Kit

Reason #8: Tracking time and billable efficiency. You might think having your marketing needs fulfilled by an employee would make it easier to monitor what they're working on and how they're spending their time. Well, you would be rightbut that doesn't necessarily mean you would be being more effective. With an agency, you get an estimate of project cost along with the projected schedule, timeline, expenses, etc. upfront. With an employee, someone in your staff would need to do this, set reasonable deadlines, expenses, etc. and manage the employee taking time away from their other responsibilities. It's also important to mention that just because an employee is constantly busy working, doesn't guarantee that the project will get done quicker or that it will cost you less. It may take the employee much longer to complete the task or you may have set unreasonable deadlines in the first place.

Freelance props designers are a resourceful lot

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Samina Vieth, 28, poses for a portrait at the Washington, DC Jewish Community Center on Wednesday March 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (A costume designer may call the shots on handbags and the like.) There are prop masters or artisans on staff at larger theaters, but mid-size and smaller companies bring in freelancers. Over at Theater J in the District, Samina Vieth has been figuring out how to trick-rig a battered chaise so an actor will look as if he has an amputated leg for The Whipping Man, starting performances April 18. On every show, theres one large challenge Ive never done before, Vieth says matter-of-factly as she sits in a quiet nook. She riffles through a booklet detailing the artifacts shell salvage, borrow, adapt or construct for The Whipping Man, which tells the story of a Jewish Confederate household at the end of the Civil War: candlesticks, knives, a grandfather clock, whiskey bottles and a Haggada, the liturgy for the Passover celebration. Needless to say, all of these items must smack of the late 19th century. You have to be at the right place at the right time and go scrounging and just be very resourceful, says Vieth, 28. Props are, of course, the objects that appear onstage to bolster a plays story line or to add color and plausibility to a fictional world. Objects handled by actors an envelope, a martini glass, the dead seagull in The Seagull fall under the rubric of props, but so do less-portable objects, including rugs and furniture, and atmospheric bits of stage dressing, such as an empty pizza box. Coming up with such items may require skills in carpentry, sculpting, upholstering and Photoshop, not to mention budgeting prowess and a dedication to trolling antique shops, Home Depot, party-supply stores, and eBay and Craigslist. Vieth, who has a master of fine arts degree in scenic design from Florida State University, made two dozen plaster-of-Paris clocks for Constellation Theatre Companys 2010 Three Sisters (one was broken in each performance); and this year, for the Folger Theatres The Gaming Table, she turned surgical tubing into a tapeworm.

Why hiring an advertising agency actually costs less than hiring an employee or freelance designer

So, the interest pretty much grew from there. SP: Following on from grids and typography, what do you think are the challenges when designing for the Web as opposed to a more fixed print environment? The constraints are a continual challenge on the Web. In fact, because the medium is so fluid and evolving so quickly, many of our great print design counterparts find it difficult to make the transition. Im sure thats why we see so many Flash sites on the Web. The designers dont completely understand the medium and whats possible, so they try to shoehorn in a print approach. Even ten years down the road, were still seeing this. SP: So what do you find most exciting about designing for the Web? Do you get as excited about CSS3 as other developers? I find the challenges and constraints exciting. I really enjoy working on a project that allows me to spread my typographic wings. CSS3 does sound incredibly interesting, especially some of the typography and layout modules, but the problem with CSS3 is you can quickly get bogged down in technical specifications.

Mark Boulton?s Freelance Design Secrets

I've attempted to start my own company (this website) and I've attempted to work freelance once before. And I've definitely put the necessary work for years at other companies in order to get experience as a designer as well. But the final straw came when, after working for 16 months in a tight-knit team at a small start-up, I was unexpectedly and viciously fired by my sociopathic boss. I say "viciously" because I was literally cursed at and degraded. Seriously, this happened. And that's when I decided I was probably never going to work for someone else ever again. Note: Though this is mostly graphic design-focused, I click feel like the "freelance" concept can be applied across many trades! Our fast-changing and increasingly-connected world says so. Want to stick it to the man and be your own boss? These are the resources and inspiration that I use often for designing/freelance purposes and maybe you might find useful! THE ESSENTIALS You need some programz! You definitely need (and need to know) Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign . Hands down. No excuses.



You Could Win A Free iPad mini With Adobe Photoshop Touch Preinstalled

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Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad One lucky AppAdvice reader will receive a 16GB iPad mini with Adobe Photoshop Touch preinstalled. First released in 2012, the Adobe Photoshop Touch app brings the power of the Adobe Photoshop desktop software to mobile with intuitive, touch-based gestures. The $9.99 app includes a number of core Adobe Photoshop features including layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters. Adobe Photoshop Touch also comes with the Scribble Selection tool, which is exclusive to the app. This allows users to easily keep or remove elements of an image, or combine images together. Included with Adobe Photoshop Touch is 2GB of free Adobe Creative Cloud storage. With it, users can sync photos and projects to Adobe Creative Cloud, and then continue working with the files from their phone, tablet, or Adobe Photoshop desktop software. Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad For a chance to win your very own iPad mini, simply answer the question What will you create with Adobe Photoshop Touch? using the comments below. This giveaway runs until 11 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, July 30. AppAdvice will select the winner at random.

7 Adobe Photoshop CC Alternatives

Youre ready to start mixing and matching! Step 2: Select the background layer. In this image Ive decided to use the head from the corgi and the body of the sloth, as I think these features are the most interesting to combine. Before removing the scenery, make the background into a layer so that you can work with a transparent background. Right-click the background layer, select Layer from Background and click OK. Step 3: Make the background layer transparent. Starting with the corgi, either use the Eraser Tool to carefully remove the background scenery or select elements to delete using the Magic Wand Tool. There are certainly other ways to achieve this result, so feel free to experiment. (Personally, I find a Wacom Tablet more effective and faster at removing those difficult details.) Make sure to hide the plain white background layer beneath the corgi image, so you end up with a transparent background when erasing. Tip: Label your layers in Photoshop. This really helps when trying to find the right layer to edit. For the corgi layer, Ive simply named it Corgi Head. Step 4: Add the corgi head to the sloths image. Once youve carefully erased the scenery, add the corgi head to the sloths image. Simply copy the corgi layer and paste it above the sloth layer.

Where should the Photoshop police stop?

Photoshopped: Andie MacDowell in an advert for L She had been badly photoshopping her photos since the beginning of her time online,' writes one anonymous TheDirty comment. 'Her videos arent photoshopped. Does she still look the same? There is a ton more of videos out there and as you can see from them, she looks nothing like she does when she photoshops her photos.' The site has also accused her of being a former mail-order bride. Life-changing surgery for schoolgirl, 11, with an ARM growing on her back - and doctors think it belonged to her unborn twin Lukyanova has denied that she has had plastic surgery or used PhotoShop to create her images. In one of her latest videos, Lukyanova tilts her head at uncomfortable angles and gives bizarre rebukes to critics, but also looks far more like a normal woman than the Barbie image she's made her name on. Fake: Lukyanova's drastically different appearance in this YouTube video casts doubt on whether she uses PhotoShop in her photo shoots Oddity: Lukyanova's strange appearance has led TheDirty to label her the 'Michael Jackson of the Ukraine' Slim physique: Miss Lukyanova said that she has only had breast implants and she keeps the rest of her body in shape by working out at the gym 'Everyone who will try to ask me about my neck at least one more time in their life will be banned immediately,' she said. 'Mean people.. Can't you understand I have neck problems? And I can't hold my neck straight.' She goes on to complain that her 'thin and fragile neck' can't support her 'big head.' Plastic: In her latest video Lukyanova complains that she can't support 'her big head' with her 'tiny neck' Lukyanova recently finished her first photo shoot for V Magazine where she attempted to explain her obsession with looking like the iconic doll even as it confounds people.

Is the Human Barbie a fake? Video reveals how model who became internet sensation 'used PhotoShop to create shocking looks'

Lukyanova It's available directly from Adobe for $99 standalone or $149 in a bundle with sister program Premiere Elements, an enthusiast-level video editor. Even lower-cost Photoshop alternatives come from competitors. One of the longest-standing of these is visit this site Corel, with its similarly named Paintshop Pro ($59.99), which offers a surprising amount of Photoshop-like functionality. Another competitor is ACDSee, which offers three levels of imaging applications, the lightweight, starting with the basic ACDSee ($19.99) program, which offers brush-on edits, 20 effect filters, drawing tools, and noise reduction. At the midlevel is the $49 ACDSee Photo Editor, which gets closer to Photoshop, with object layers, tools like Red Eye and Smudge, Text, and batch editing. Along the lines of Lightroom is ACDSee Pro, which powerful app sells for a remarkable $39.99 (discounted from $99.99). But if you really want to save money, there's a lot you can do for free, and even in some cases, in a web browser. The granddaddy of free but powerful image-editing software is "the Gimp." This extremely customizable and powerful open-source application is, however, very far from being a usability champexpect a high learning curve. Even though it lives in your web browser, Autodesk's Pixlr Editor is an amazingly powerful web-based image editor that can even work with layers and sports toolbars and panels that will look familiar to any Photoshop user.

Free short course for teachers: Photoshop in the Classroom

free-short-course-for-teachers-photoshop-in-the-classroom Top faces like Crystal Renn , Gisele Bundchen and Coco Rocha have all bemoaned the industry's retouching standards. Now, we've officially heard it from the horse's -- er, model's -- mouth: It's not OK to alter models' looks completely. Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge stopped by HuffPost Live to talk sexy summer trends, but the conversation quickly turned to the rampant Photoshopping occurring in the fashion industry. Needless to say, Ms. Aldridge isn't a fan of the practice: "I honestly don't like Photoshop. I think when people Photoshop things, all of a sudden you're like, 'That's not even me anymore.' It takes away the natural beauty of a person. I think Gisele [Bundchen] had just said something like there's no more rawness , like the little quirks. You know, I have a gap in my teeth and sometimes people take it away. But I'm like, 'I love my teeth.' You know, that's me." We're definitely on board with the prospect of less retouching in the pages of our glossies -- and we're not alone. Movements like SPARK Summit have petitioned major mags like Teen Vogue and Seventeen to go easy on the alterations, and the publications themselves have often used their "no Photoshop" covers to garner positive attention. Yet, it still seems that most ads and editorials are digitally perfected to each brand's content. So should we abolish the use of Photoshop completely? Not quite, says Lily: "A little is fine, but don't go crazy." Perhaps the relationship is a little more complicated than we thought... Watch Lily talking Photoshop in the video above -- or watch the full segment on HuffPost Live -- and tell us what you think! Who needs Photoshop anyways?

How to Photoshop Hybrid Animals

photoshopanimals15 We use the romantic filter called ''Classical Soft Focus'', and the free Photoshop Action ''Edgarian Blur'' has disguised many a skin imperfection. We are also guilty of freely applying the Photoshop healing tool to blotches, pimples, wrinkles and scars. We have whitened teeth and enhanced irises. And why not? Our subjects are not all as free of vanity as ''warts and all'' Oliver Cromwell. Photographers of yore achieved the classical soft-focus effect by smearing petroleum jelly on a clear filter or with expensive soft-focus lenses. These days well-equipped photographers come with a make-up artist, stylist and kit of soft lights to minimise harsh contrasts on the subject's face. If the photographer's job is done well then Photoshopping is hardly necessary.

Meet China's Photoshop Trolls

Meet China Basically, this is what's going on: someone has a boring photo and posts it online. These posters ask Photoshop gurus to edit the photo to make it more interesting. Unfortunately for the original poster, sometimes internet commenters take the photos and run wild. In addition to the Photoshop requests that go wrong, Chinese netizens (like internet users everywhere) also like messing with photos posted by strangers. Sometimes, seemingly harmless photos get tweaked and edited to create hilarious images. Below are a round of some of the Photoshop mishaps found on the Chinese internet. These images were taken from PSyuan.net , a website dedicated to rounding up some of the better Photoshop request disasters found on the Chinese internet. Request: I'm looking for a girlfriend. Please Photoshop masters, make me more handsome! Response: How am I supposed to know what kind of girl you're after? Request: Please make the girls around me a bit more fun! Response: (in pictures) Before: After: Photoshop request disasters in China have been a thing for a while now. In Chinese this trend was originally called "PS (Photoshop masters please help)", but over time, because of the humorous responses, it became "PS (don't ask the masters for help)." Usually these requests are a bit shallow, as they involve making a photo more interesting or making a subject more "beautiful." Some of the earliest Photoshop request disasters date back to around 2008some even earlier. It remains a popular topic with lots of threads dedicated to it, most recently on Sina Weibo .

Lily Aldridge On Photoshop: 'That's Not Even Me Anymore' (VIDEO)

The Photoshop in the Classroom course covers the first part of a subject called (Adobe) Digital Curriculum from the Master of ICT in Education at Charles Sturt University. After completing it, teachers should be able to develop and deliver engaging, technology-rich learning activities. IT Masters CEO, Martin Hale, says that most teachers are ill-equipped to make the most of todays digital classrooms where many pupils come equipped with laptops or tablets. Most Bachelor of Education degrees do not include ICT subjects as a core so it is little wonder that many teachers lack the confidence to truly integrate ICT into their classroom activities, he says. Whatech founder, Paul Hosking, agrees that IT skills are in short supply in education. As a parent involved in ICT, I'm astounded at the lack of IT savvy I've seen from my children's teachers; not just in terms of teaching ICT to the kids but also in terms of IT management. Many of the management policies used by the well-meaning but over-zealous IT support staff mean that schools are not able to take advantage of the most phenomenal changes to the way we access information. If schools simply opted for cloud apps, they could reduce support requirements significantly. Hale says that IT training presently offered to in-service teachers is woefully inadequate. Once they start teaching they get to go on occasional ICT professional development days, but this type of ad-hoc approach is not enough to truly gain confidence in ICT.



The Fundamentals & Best Practices of Logo Design

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Tie A Tie Designs Expand Service Range - Logo Design & More

It's also important to remember that your logo is not your brand." Smith cautions startups to realize that branding can often be the differentiating factor between two companies with similar products and ideas. "Be cunning; assume that another company might come along with a similar startup idea to yours but specifically have a killer logo and identity. If the cards fall right, they will likely create a bigger splash than the original startup. "Better to put all your resources on the table at the beginning and stake your whole reputation and own confidence in your idea and come out all guns blazing, so to speak." He says Flipboard is an excellent example of a carefully planned identity that was inspiring. Abhyanker takes a similar approach, saying a large concern for startups is "standing out from the crowd, being distinctive and suggestive of the goods and services offered while serving as a marker to identify the logo owner's company." He also introduced the dual concepts of simplicity and distinction as primary considerations for startups' logo designs. "A logo is really the first core message, the identity, that any brand provides to the world. And it has to be a logo that will work not just on a website homepage and on business cards but also as its Twitter or Facebook icon. So, you want it be distinctive and yet simple at the same time." Traditional Versus Web-Based Company Logos Abhyanker makes a salient point about one of the main differences between traditional and web logo design. "The web is constantly changing and at a much faster rate than the brick and mortar world ever has. When you think of websites from early 2000, they look nothing like the web that we know and experience today. "This means that the web is constantly being redesigned. Finding a logo that can still be relevant (or not feel outdated) in a matter of years, or even months, when we don't even know what the web will feel like, seems to be a bit more of a challenge." Cass on the other hand, says that other than budgets and timelines, "There really shouldn't be any difference. The process and fundamental principles of 'good' logo design should always stay the same." As a longtime logo designer, Smith notes that print logo design used to be the bigger challenge. "Now, he says, "with the sheer variety of desktop and mobile devices, platforms and products, designing a logo or icon for the web generally presents more of a challenge." In other words, logos need to work for multiple apps, icons, avatars, favicons and other branded collateral and of course, traditional print business cards, as well.

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, July 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Tie A Tie Designs are proud to announce that after 5-years of experience within the logo design field, the duo are now extending their range of services. Now, Tie A Tie Designs are delivering other work connecting services, such as naming, corporate identity, label design, package design, brandbook, web design and icon design work. The duo, Aiste and Leo, have already worked successfully with hundreds of clients to create logos that truly represent a brands image, attitude, personality and goals. Now, through their expansion, Tie A Tie Designs are hoping to successfully meet the needs and requirements of all of their clients through offering a comprehensive design service from the start. Since Tie A Tie Designs will now be able to undergo all design work related to business marketing and brand recognition, clients can rest assured that the work received will always be of the high standard that has come to be expected of Tie A Tie Designs. With an impressive portfolio on show, Tie A Tie Designs have quickly become one of the most dedicated logo design agencies. Their dedicated approach to ensuring that clients are thoroughly impressed with the work received has shown on each and every order completion. To learn more about Tie A Tie Designs, one of the most dedicated design agencies, head over to our website. --- Press release service and press release distribution provided by http://www.24-7pressrelease.com # # #

Some Effective Logo Design India Tips for Novice Designers

What do you think of the New Logo? Is it a good change or should the old one have been left alone? Doctor Who Fan October 7, 2009 at 10:03 am By my count, its the ninth logo. There was one used for the 1st Doctor, then a different for the 2nd, then a new one for the 3rd, then the diamond logo was used for the 3rd & 4th Doctors, then the neon logo introduced with the 4th Doctors final season and used through the 5th & 6th Doctors eras, then a new one was made for the 7th Doctor. The TV movie with the 8th Doctor had a reworked version of the 3rd Doctors (but well count it as new) then the London taxi logo used for the 9th & 10th Doctors I wonder where theyre getting eleventh from. Ketira October 7, 2009 at 8:45 am As logos go, its great! Simple, stylish I can see this popping up around the US on T-shirts, mugs not to mention fan websites. ;) and its nice to know that the writer is about as old as I am; thats when I started watching the show too! Im not as fanatic as I was then, but Ive found other hobbies to occupy my spare time. Anonymous October 7, 2009 at 7:34 am Im not looking forward to seeing the opening credits. I cant imagine a typographic logo working well. But seriously, why would the BBC want to align Doctor Who with sci-fi and superhero films?

7 Warning Signs that Your Logo Design Sucks

7 Warning Signs that Your Logo Design Sucks image 7 warning signs that your logo sucks 575 2) People get confused about what you do Oh dear. This is probably the code red, def con 5 kind of warning sign that screams at you to take action or die. The purpose of your logo is to give you a clear identity. Confusion is pretty much the opposite to that outcome. This isnt to say that your logo has to succumb to cliche or painfully enunciate what your products or services are but it has to fit. An apple doesnt immediately scream technology or IT at you, but it still works as a logo for that famous company. A lot of the time it might be the style or the execution that is throwing people off. 3) Its not that easy to see on a white background It might be that your branding values more... mean that your logo suits going onto a black or coloured background. However, it should always look good inversed or on a white background too. The default setting for a logo if youre putting it into a magazine, a business directory etc will always be against a white (or light) background, so just make sure youre still standing out when youre using that version. 4) It doesnt look good small A great logo looks good in all sizes. You should still be able to read all the words easily and see all the detail even when its at thumbnail size.

New Logo Design For Dr Who

Some vital tips that can help a novice Logo Design India Services professional save itself from making blueprint related blunders are given below:- Before initiating the process, the designer should develop a layout of the procedure that has to be followed. Apart from that, the procedure should be developed only after taking feedback by all the participating factors and parties. It is only in that manner, a perfect layout can be developed, following which will help a designer get significant results. Do a little rough work. This can be done by sketching out the different ideas that is coming in mind. Initially try to concentrate only on the design of the logo and try to save it from any color use. This will give you a rough idea about how your work is going to look. If possible, one can even take feedback of different people.

Logo Design Made Easy

The basics of good logo design Now that you know why a good logo is important, lets take a look at what makes a good design. For this, we enlisted the advice of Amber Miller, a graphic designer of more than 19 years and the artist behind the illustrations in The Online Sellers feature articles. Logo design tip No. 1: Keep it simple, make it timeless When youre creating or redesigning your logo, simplicity is important, Miller says. Thats because simple designs help make logos timeless, nondistracting and effective. You likely wont have to redesign it a few years down the road. Think about the logos you recognize most, for instance the logo of one very well-known soft drink company that simply features white script lettering on a red background. That logo hasnt changed much over the years. Theres a reason for that.



Detroit businesses collobarate to boost downtown commerce

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Middletown design studio to hold Pitch Day for entrepreneurs

The folks at graphic design firm Skidmore Studio want to change that. Located at 212 E. Grand River near the Skidmore office inside the M@dison Building at 1555 Broadway the deli has become a lunchtime favorite of Skidmores employees. The made-to-order sandwiches are so good, Skidmore recently produced a commercial video for the deli free of charge, to help get its name out. The one-minute commercial pokes fun at the delis diminutive dimensions, including its two-person seating capacity. As of Friday afternoon, it had received more than 1,000 page views on YouTube. Its yet another example of one downtown business helping another. In Midtown, two competing boutiques Rachel Lutz's Peacock Room and Felicia Patrick's Flo Boutique often refer customers to each other and collaborate on projects. Lutz recently opened a gift shop, Emerald, with the help of neighbors. In Corktown, the woodwork and metalwork for Astro Coffee's chairs, tables and counters were done by the competing bar and restaurant owners next door. Local fixtures such as Supino's Pizzeria in Eastern Market and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Midtown are donating their kitchens to up-and-coming retailers such as Beau Bien Fine Foods by Detroit resident Molly O'Meara.

Bay City graphic designer gets Crime Victims Community Awareness Award

Interactive design studio Dunnamic may be the place to go. The Middletown company will hold a Pitch Day Friday for entrepreneurs and creative professionals who are developing apps, Web-based businesses, video games and other creative concepts. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the team at Dunnamic and Novotorium, a business incubator that provides funding and support to health- and wellness-related startups. In our personal lives, our team members have a variety of creative talents such as writing, illustrating, painting and music," Dunnamic founder Meg Dunn said in a statement. "Were also very entrepreneurial and like to collaborate with other people who are also building businesses around their innovative ideas. Pitch Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dunnamic's offices, 1262 Wood Lane, Langhorne. Visit www.Dunnamic.com/pitch to sign up. Crissa Shoemaker DeBree: 215-345-3186; email: cshoemaker@phillyburbs.com ; Twitter: @bucksmontbiz To subscribe, go to phillyburbs.com/orderBCCT .

Screen-Printed Textiles from a Beachside Studio in Sydney

Julie Paterson of Cloth Fabric The company rightly notices that cotton is one of the most destructive agricultural products on the market. In part this is because the crop requires a lot of water, is dosed with scantly regulated quantities of harmful pesticides that eventually contaminate groundwater, many of the chemicals dont wash out, and people who put all the work into caring for cotton are rarely compensated as they should be. As a result, CC has voluntarily sought certification from an organization that holds companies to the most stringent international organic standard GOTS. We all know the world is changing, CC writes on their website. Today more than ever we are aware of the environmental and social implicationsof the goods we consume. People arebeginning to see that industry and ecology MUST go hand in hand, they continue.Its up to every one of us, and we believe that together we can make this amazing awakening into a new, better, greener reality. Caravan Collective is doing their part with a fun line of organic apparel specifically geared towards cyclists, but non-cyclists would love their quirky shirts, baby clothes, forthcoming tank tops for both men and women and even accessories. The vision was born on an organic farm in northern Israel and the fun-loving firm strives to deliver the highest quality design and materials. One percent of the companys profits are donated to environmental causes. Cycling has taken off in Israel in recent years . In addition to taking part in races and exploring backcountry trails, many cyclists commute to work on their saddled steed.

Artistry At Its Best - Professional Design Solutions for?

The book goes on sale this month. Even after thousands of sales, Springer continues to learn. She is more aware of value and composition and credits additional workshops for honing her skill as an artist. Recently, she has joined a life drawing group in Estes Park. Springer freely admits being blessed with an unobstructed view of Longs Peak and the surrounding mountains from her new studio overlooking the town of Estes Park. "I feel at peace here and grateful to live in such beauty," she says. Her advice to new artists is, "Get out there and start doing it. Nothing will make you a better painter than volume. Ask other artists to critique your work.

Israel?s Caravan Collective Puts the E in Cycling Apparel

organic clothing, bicycle apparel, local clothing line, Israel, biking, cycling, cycling clothes in Israel, Caravan Collective, eco-fashion, green design Visit Cloth Fabric for ordering information. Julie Paterson of Cloth Fabric's Studio in the Blue Mountains from Design Files Above: A glimpse of Julie's paintings before they are printed onto fabric. Photograph and house visit via The Design Files . Graphic Black and Tan Pillows by Cloth Fabric in Australia, Remodelista Above: A stack of graphic pillows in black and tan fabric. Cloth Fabric Pillows Decorate a Home in Sydney, Remodelista Above: A set of Cloth Fabric pillows in a Sydney home designed by CK Design Studio . Grey Mohair Throw Blanket by Cloth Fabric in Australia, Remodelista Above: The Slate Mohair Throw is made from all-wool in Australia, will http://designstudionews.yolasite.com/blog/the-graphic-designer-learns-all-the-time not felt and soil-resistant; $189 AUD; also available in six other colors . Julie Paterson of Cloth Fabric in her Studio in the Blue Mountains from Design Files Above: Julie Patterson in a studio tucked away into her Blue Mountains home; photograph and house visit via The Design Files . Barefoot Berry Striped Fabric from Cloth Fabric, Remodelista Above: The Barefoot Berry Stripe Fabric is made from hand loomed cotton in small workshops in rural Sri Lanka by Barefoot organization. The company employs mainly women dyers, weavers and needle workers in independent centers around the country and manufacturing happens on a scale that the women prefer to work at; $77 AUD for a 137cm-wide cut.

Cydney Springer moved from graphic design to fine art

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Detroit News PhotoStore He ran with it, developed it and really turned it into something extraordinary and it really brought the program to life. Bellsmith designed a trading card featuring Dodger sitting in a regal position in Asburys office chair, a cartoon image of Dodger for a coloring sheet and a tag attached to a stuffed animal version of the dog which is given to children at the conclusion of their court cases. John is somebody who is very, very involved in the community and hell do anything for a kid, Asbury continued. Hes a tremendous individual and this award exemplifies the kind of person John is and the kind of characteristics John possesses. Bellsmith came to Asburys office not knowing he was to receive the award. Im a little bit overwhelmed, he said. When you go into these, you dont do it looking for the recognition; you go into it for the fact that its such a great program. It was fun developing the character, talking with Kurt and Cindy, meeting Dodger and understanding the role he was going to play in the courtroom. I really wanted to come up with a character that had that kind of Disney strength to it. Bellsmith has lived in Bay City since relocating from San Francisco in 1996. He opened his graphic design studio in 2007. He has been an advisor for the Bay Area Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee, an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 103, steering committee member of Energize Bay Area Young Professionals Network, board member for the State Theatre and is a speaker for Youth Leadership Bay County.



Gig Alert! UX Designer #nycjobs

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Youre skilled at presenting complex information in the simplest possible way, and not just because you have a great eye for aesthetics. You actually understand what all that confusing financial information means and you get how the audience will be using it. Inside Skinny The culture here is highly entrepreneurial and very flat. Theres no top-heavy hierarchy in play here. Youll be expected to take ownership of your projects and see them through from conception to completion. No ones going to be looking over your shoulder, so youll have to put on your big boy pants and hit your own deadlines without being micro-managed. Expect major bonus points here for experience working with a similar financial media property. If you havent had direct professional experience with financial data but have a passion for it or can otherwise make a compelling case for understanding it, let us know that, too!

Considerations When Choosing To Be A Freelance Site Designer Seekyt

You need to be confident your skills are up to par and then some, charging what you are truly worth. This is the only way to become profitable. Regarding Time Off Freelancing allows you to set your own schedule. But if you think you'll be able to take time off whenever you want, think again. This is your job, and you need to treat it as such. You need to offer convenient hours to your clients, even if it's 8am meetings or Skype sessions. There is some flexibility, but you don't have free reign to disappear to the beach a few days out of the week. Often, it's actually more work than if you had a full time job! Freelancing is highly rewarding, and if you are good at what you do and can work for yourself, highly lucrative as well. It is worth thinking about if you are talented at creating cheap hosting websites.

Freelance Graphics Designer - Corp comms agency - London with Network - Career Consultants | 389339

Styling by Elena Mora. Photos by Patrick Viebranz. Ricettario A balanced diet. Styling by Elena Mora. Photos by Karsten Wegener. (Err Is it just my immature mind, or does that little guy on the tomato in top image look a bit dodgy?) Fit For Fun magazine, set for beauty products. Styling by Elena Mora. Photos by Karsten Wegener. Elena Mora is an Italian freelance stylist and set designer living in Hamburg. Her clever work has me quite smitten beautiful colours, interesting compositions, curious subjects, and the all important witty execution.Elena studied at Politecnico di Milano and Lapland University inFinland. She has worked in various creative roles and with a range of clients at Blotto Design and Jutojo in Berlin.

Freelance Graphics Designer - Corp comms agency - London with Network - Career Consultants | 389339

They are mainly a traditional ATL advertising agency, but they are starting to move towards digital. They hold some huge accounts, working across TV, Radio, outdoor and press. The role I have is for a middleweight designer. You will be working mainly on a travel and tourism account. You will be working on existing and new projects across press, brochures and front end digital. The ideal candidate would be a middleweight designer with a traditional advertising background. You must have plenty of print experience. If you have worked at any of the top advertising agencies it would be a huge advantage. My client is keen to speak to people quickly, so please send your CV and samples as soon as possible. Please note that due to exceptionally high levels of response, we are only able to get back to those applicants who have been successful. Apply now Purple Consultancy Purple does one thing and we do it well: match the perfect candidate with the perfect client across advertising, design, integrated and digital. Since then we have serviced some of the biggest agencies and direct clients on the planet.

Freelance Middleweight designer/artworker with Purple Consultancy | 1126405

They are looking to take on an established senior creative with high levels of design and conceptual thinking for a 2 month contract. As a senior designer, you'll be responsible for creating award-winning design solutions and pushing emerging technology and current design trends to deliver the unexpected to their clients. This is a unique creative opportunity not just because the position encourages creative boundaries and solutions to be challenged, but also the successful candidate will get unrivalled personal career development working with some of the key movers and shakers of the UK creative industry. You will have an established grounding in traditional graphic design but have embraced all things digital, taking the best creative ideas and making them work both on- and offline. You must have experience in generating clean, clear layouts to be used across print and digital media. If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, please submit your CV and portfolio to be considered for this position, stating your freelance rate and availablity. To receive up-to-the-minute job info, just follow us on at Twitter.com/networkrecruit Network is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy and is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer. Apply now Network - Career Consultants Since 1984 Network's approach and people have signified us as one of the UK's leading specialist consultancies. Honesty, integrity and partnership are at the core of what we do and how we do it.

Freelance Senior Interactive/Film Designer with Purple Consultancy | 1126343

They are a traditional advertising agency, working mainly ATL. They work with some of the biggest and best brands in the world, across TV, Outdoor, Radio and press. They are responsible for producing some of the most recognised campaigns over the last few years. The role I have is for a middleweight designer. As well as designing, you will be artworking documents to a print ready stage. You will be working on a variety of accounts and industries across print, press and outdoor projects. The ideal candidate would be a middleweight designer who also has great artworking skills. You must be confident and able to work off your own initiative. You must be self-motivated and driven to complete all tasks in a timely manner. Experience working in fast paced agencies would be a huge advantage. This is an Urgent brief, so if you would like to be considered, please send your CV and samples as a matter of urgency. Please note that due to exceptionally high levels of response, we are only able to get back to those applicants who have been successful.

Freelance Middleweight Designer with Purple Consultancy | 1126593

They are looking to take on an established senior creative with high levels of design and conceptual thinking for a 2 month contract. As a senior designer, you'll be responsible for creating award-winning design solutions and pushing emerging technology and current design trends to deliver the unexpected to their clients. This is a unique creative opportunity not just because the position encourages creative boundaries and solutions to be challenged, but also the successful candidate will get unrivalled personal career development working with some of the key movers and shakers of the UK creative industry. You will have an established grounding in traditional graphic design but have embraced all things digital, taking the best creative ideas and making them work both on- and offline. You must have experience in generating clean, clear layouts to be used across print and digital media. If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, please submit your CV and portfolio to be considered for this position, stating your freelance rate and availablity. To receive up-to-the-minute job info, just follow us on at Twitter.com/networkrecruit Network is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy and is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer. Apply now Network - Career Consultants Since 1984 Network's approach and people have signified us as one of the UK's leading specialist consultancies. Honesty, integrity and partnership are at the core of what we do and how we do it.

Freelance Stylist & Set Designer Elena Mora.

This agency has recently won a few large projects and they require a number of freelancers to assist. They are looking for Freelance Senior Interactive/Film Designer to work on a project for a new property development in London. You will be designing an interactive touchscreen to accompany the scale model of the development, this agency is very open to having the advice and guidance from you in regards to how this will be created and what software they will need to use. You will also be required to create a film/flythrough of the development. It's ESSENTIAL you have major property marketing experience. Ideally you will have worked with a top 10 digital/branding agency. You will have excellent knowledge of creating touchscreens and films. Don't miss out! Apply now with your CV and FOLIO for this Freelance Senior Interactive/Film Designer I look forward to receiving you CV and Folio. Apply now Purple Consultancy Purple does one thing and we do it well: match the perfect candidate with the perfect client across advertising, design, integrated and digital. Since then we have serviced some of the biggest agencies and direct clients on the planet.



You Could Win A Free iPad mini With Adobe Photoshop Touch Preinstalled

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Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad The $9.99 app includes a number of core Adobe Photoshop features including layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters. Adobe Photoshop Touch also comes with the Scribble Selection tool, which is exclusive to the app. This allows users to easily keep or remove elements of an image, or combine images together. Included with Adobe Photoshop Touch is 2GB of free Adobe Creative Cloud storage. With it, users can sync photos and projects to Adobe Creative Cloud, and then continue working with the files from their phone, tablet, or Adobe Photoshop desktop software. Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad For a chance to win your very own iPad mini, simply answer the question What will you create with Adobe Photoshop Touch? using the comments below. This giveaway runs until 11 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, July 30. AppAdvice will select the winner home at random. This person will be contacted by email on Thursday, Aug.

Adobe Social Gets Deeper Into Social Networks

(AP) Adobe Systems Inc. said Tuesday that it has closed on a $600 million purchase of Neolane, a French company that provides technology for marketing campaigns. Adobe, which makes Photoshop and other creative software and is shifting its business to a subscription model, said that Neolane would bolster its digital-marketing services. The San Jose, Calif., company already has digital marketing services, including analytics and targeting. Neolane's technology, meanwhile, helps companies manage marketing campaigns on the Internet, email, social media and mobile devices, as well as through call centers and direct mail. It has more than 400 customers around the world, many of whom also used Adobe services. When it announced its plans for the deal last month, Adobe said buying Neolane would not significantly affect its results this year. The company couldn't estimate the effect of the acquisition on future earnings. Adobe's stock closed Monday at $48.28, up 28 percent this year. Facebook

Adobe Social update brings predictive publishing and integration with Foursquare, Instagram and LinkedIn

Slide02 Adobe Social update brings predictive publishing and integration with Foursquare, Instagram and LinkedIn "The big thing for PhoneGap 3.0 is really the new plug-in architecture," for discovering and installing plug-ins from the command-line interface, said Andre Charland, PhoneGap director of product management at Adobe. Plug-ins provide capabilities such as geolocation, contact, and camera. Previously, developers had to find plug-ins in GitHub or on the Internet, download the package, then compile them into applications. Adobe also has broken out core APIs and made those into plug-ins. Developers install only what they need. "It's more configurable, so the end app experience is going to be lighter-weight and more optimized. You're going to get a better-performing app, Charland said. Native platform CLI tooling has been aligned in version 3.0. "We've made it easier to quickly shift between native platforms without learning new vocabularies by aligning the native platform CLI tooling," said Colene Chow, Adobe product marketing manager, in a blog post . "Don't have a native platform SDK installed? No problem. Our tools now integrate with PhoneGap/Build." APIs have been added for InAppBrowser, which supports logging into third-party services, and globalization. Adobe also is planning PhoneGap support for Firefox OS and Ubuntu. Adobe has contributed PhoneGap code to the Apache Software Foundation, where the project is known as Cordova . PhoneGap serves as Adobe's version of Cordova.

Adobe completes $600M purchase of Neolane

This new feature examines the crafted content and measures it against previous posts and will offer up suggestions on not only how to improve it, but the best times to share it with your community. With the Marketing Cloud, one of the things Adobe realized was the complexities that occurred when users were trying to log in. Today, the company has rolled out a single sign-on feature, which works not only across the entire company, but also with external teams. The goal with single sign-on is to enable users to log in to any of the Marketing Clouds products from a standard interface. Once signed in, Adobe users are going to see a social feed that showcases internal content and hopefully actionable information that employees can use across all of the Marketing Cloud solutions. Adobe Social has also added four new social networks supported by its platform. These include Foursquare, Instagram, Flickr, and LinkedIn. Now, content from these networks can be pulled into Adobe Social enabling users to listen to what their community is saying, where theyve been checking in, photos that have been uploaded, and more.

Adobe 2013 Mobile Consumer Survey: 5 Best Practices for Mobile Marketers

What do you want most out of your mobile experiences? Consumers provided valuable insight into their mobile experiences in media, travel, finance, retail, and more. In this blog, I will give you the bottom line, or five best practices that marketers can develop in order to delight mobile consumers. If you want to read the results of the survey, you can download a copy here.erstand the mind of the mobile consumer? In a 2013 survey of more than 3,000 mobile users in North America and Europe, Adobe delved into the mind of the mobile consumer. Adobe asked questions that marketers and organizations want to know, and consumers answered: Which mobile devices do you use? How do you interact with websites and applications? What do you want most out of your mobile experiences? Consumers provided valuable insight into their mobile experiences in media, travel, finance, retail, and more. In this blog, I will give you the bottom line, or five best practices that marketers can develop in order to delight mobile consumers. If you want to read the results of the survey, you can download a copy here . 1 | Think like a Quarterback: Reduce the Number of Plays or Touch Events In football, the fewer first downs necessary to score points, the better. If the quarterback can throw one great pass down the field or hand it off to the star running back for a touchdown, why not do it? The same practice applies in mobile. The quicker you can convert your consumer, the better.

Adobe's PhoneGap 3.0 smooths the way for plug-ins

This week, Adobe announced that users of the marketing platform will now be able to run campaigns across Flickr, Foursquare, Instagram and LinkedIn greatly expanding on a social network list that already includes Facebook, Google, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube.The analytic features of Adobe Social help merchants track conversations amongst consumers across the web, explains Jason Campbell of DDM. This, in turn, allows merchants to tailor their marketing campaigns towards the needs of consumers. Users of Adobe Social can store data online for 24/7 access via Adobes Marketing Cloud interface. So far, leading brands are already warming up fast to the platforms online marketing tools. That much has been confirmed by Adam Broitman, Vice President & Senior Business Leader for Global Digital Marketing at MasterCard. Adobe Social [enables us] to seamlessly engage with local markets around the world, building trust through online listening, conversation and community, Broitman admits. Not even a year old, Adobe Social is now one of five media products - Adobe Analytics, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Media Optimizer and Adobe Target offered by its parent company. This post was written by:



Shirtless Alec Baldwin Photoshop Winners

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You Could Win A Free iPad mini With Adobe Photoshop Touch Preinstalled

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad Instagram We asked, and you delivered. After Alec Baldwin was photographed jumping shirtless off of a boat, we felt that it was absolutely necessary to see his gorgeous Baldwin body photoshopped into a variety of different scenerios. So we solicited the help of all of you to get the job done. Below are our favorite images, although for the record, you're all Baldwinners in our book. This was an obvious pick, mostly because we ABSOLUTELY WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE. Seriously, Hollywood, get it together and make this happen. ( Rain Redfield ) Also, we would love to see this movie. Nothing makes us happier than the thought of an Oompa Loompa sized Alec Baldwin. ( Laz Ryan Lackner ) Obviously someone had to photoshop Alec riding a roller-coaster... ( Eric Nunes ) ...and a dolphin. ( Paul Keser ) This photoshopwas completely unneccessary, and yet here it is: Kate Middleton giving birth to a tiny Baldwin. ( Chris Cervellera ) And of course, there's that other famous baby.

Is the Human Barbie a fake? Video reveals how model who became internet sensation 'used PhotoShop to create shocking looks'

Lukyanova Included with Adobe Photoshop Touch is 2GB of free Adobe Creative Cloud storage. With it, users can sync photos and projects to Adobe Creative Cloud, and then continue working with the files from their phone, tablet, or Adobe Photoshop desktop software. Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad For a chance to win your very own iPad mini, simply answer the question What will you create with Adobe Photoshop Touch? using the comments below. This giveaway runs until 11 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, July 30. AppAdvice will select the winner at random. This person will be contacted by email on Thursday, Aug. 1. Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad and Adobe Photo Touch for iPhone ($4.99) are available in the App Store. What are you waiting for?

Kelby Media and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Offer Photoshop World Attendees

Video reveals how model who became internet sensation 'used PhotoShop to create shocking looks' comments With her eerily tiny waist, razor sharp features, and bulging bustline the 'Human Barbie' has become a viral phenomenon. But her appearance looking much more human in a recent video has cast doubt on her claims that she uses no PhotoShop in her shoots The website TheDirty.com has posted new videos that show Valeria Lukyanova - the 'Human Barbie's real name - looking drastically different than she does in still images. The site's founder, Nik Richie, has dubbed her the 'Michael Jackson of the Ukraine.' Scroll down to watch Real or fake: Valeria Lukyanova, the Human Barbie, insists she's never had plastic surgery Made-up: Lukyanova has amassed a sizeable online following and recently did a shoot for V Magazine 'This girl is a FRAUD. She had been badly photoshopping her photos since the beginning of her time online,' writes one anonymous TheDirty comment. 'Her videos arent photoshopped. Does she still look the same? There is a ton more of videos out there and as you can see from them, she looks nothing like she does when she photoshops her photos.' The site has also accused her of being a former mail-order bride. Life-changing surgery for schoolgirl, 11, with an ARM growing on her back - and doctors think it belonged to her unborn twin Lukyanova has denied that she has had plastic surgery or used PhotoShop to create her images. In one of her latest videos, Lukyanova tilts her head at uncomfortable angles and gives bizarre rebukes to critics, but also looks far more like a normal woman than the Barbie image she's made her name on. Fake: Lukyanova's drastically different appearance in this YouTube video casts doubt on whether she uses PhotoShop in her photo shoots Oddity: Lukyanova's strange appearance has led TheDirty to label her the 'Michael Jackson of the Ukraine' Slim physique: Miss Lukyanova said that she has only had breast implants and she keeps the rest of her body in shape by working out at the gym 'Everyone who will try to ask me about my neck at least one more time in their life will be banned immediately,' she said. 'Mean people.. Can't you understand I have neck problems? And I can't hold my neck straight.' She goes on to complain that her 'thin and fragile neck' can't support her 'big head.' Plastic: In her latest video Lukyanova complains that she can't support 'her big head' with her 'tiny neck' Lukyanova recently finished her first photo shoot for V Magazine where she attempted to explain her obsession with looking like the iconic doll even as it confounds people. '(I'm) happy I seem unreal to them, it means I'm doing a good job,' she said, before responding to accusations of plastic surgery. 'This is how they justify not wanting to strive for self-improvement.' 'I'm an idealist and a perfectionist,' she said.

Alec Baldwin Photoshop 5 Its been feature-packed and relatively user-friendly from the beginning, allowing users to carry out simple functions such as cropping and resizing while offering a hearty selection of more advanced features for those tech aficionados looking to take their image-editing skills to the next level. The latest version of the software, bundled in Creative Suite 6, continues to push boundaries with its lightning speeds and content-aware components for pixel blending and other impressive features, but its far from cheap. Fortunately, Adobe decided to axe its CS2 activation servers in January, essentially offering a free and legitimate download of CS2 for anyone with an Adobe account. It may be ancient by todays tech standards, and nowhere near as capable as the most recent versions of the software,but its still one of the most powerful image-manipulation and content-creation tools available for download. Plus, its the only way to legally get your hands on Photoshop without paying for it. Heres our guide on how to get Photoshop CS2 for free so you can crop, cut, and lasso to your hearts content. Also, check out our picks for the five best free image-editing tools or download the free trial of Photoshop CS6 if you want something a little more err recent. See our hands on with PS CS6 for all the details. Step 1: Sign up for a My Adobe account.Head over to My Adobe to sign up for an Adobe ID if you dont have one already.

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This time around, I want to look just at Photoshop CC, the big dog of the suite. Its used by photographers, illustrators, Web and print designers, and everyday folks who want to manipulate pixels. That broad adoption puts Photoshop in an interesting pricing predicament. Many people use the application infrequently, making the subscription option costly. The app alone costs $19.99 per month, or $9.99 per month if you already own a previous CS product (the upgrade pricing ends Aug. 31, however). The full suite of applications costs $49.99 per month, or $29.99 per month to upgrade from any CS product; if you own any registered CS6 product, that upgrade is $19.99 per month. (Those prices require a 12-month commitment.) Lightroom, the professional photo app, and Photoshop Elements, the consumer image editor, are both available as stand-alone purchases and separate from Creative Cloud. However, if you subscribe to the full suite, you get Lightroom 5. In a briefing with Adobe, I was told that there is absolutely no plan to switch back to stand-alone sales of the Creative Cloud applications. However, Photoshop CS6 will continue to be sold until people stop buying it. Based on the rocky reaction to the new pricing, Adobe is also pondering separate subscription offerings for photographers who, for example, upgrade Lightroom regularly but Photoshop occasionally; the company offered no other details.

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My Adobe Account This time, the fashion giant who got caught made a point to apologize, instead of some of the previous alternatives (firing a size 4 model), but is it enough? Oh, wait, does anyone who wears size 10 14 (which is the size of the average American woman) shop at Ann Taylor? Forget about being overweight, and just consider curves on a normal frame; Women in that latter category learn early on to steer away from certain shops. And for good reason. Science continues to confirm the importance of women carrying a certain amount of body fat as indicative of overall reproductive well being. Besides, no matter how we may covet the sleek look, the proportions of clothes from some stores are impossibly off for those with a sensuous bust to hip ratio. That is why curvy girls are already offering their dollars to retailers who arent gagging them with their double speak, or blinding them with their penchant for already thin models made to appear more emaciated via innocuous technology gone rogue in the wrong hands. There are those who suggest that the answer is via the ole mighty dollar, but the likelihood is that fashion enterprises like Ann Taylor already know that women of fleshy means dont spend their money with them. And that suits their arrogant executives just fine. They realize the short term impact of a boycott wont keep the svelte beauties from buying in, and buying fashion, that perpetuates divisions amongst us. That is why curvy girls are already offering their dollars to retailers who arentblinding them with their penchant for already thin models made to appear more emaciated via innocuous technology gone rogue in the wrong hands. No, the answer, from a Modern Love perspective, is going to require a paradigm shift.

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These contests have always ended very, very well. If you need some inspiration, check out the results from the Haynesworth lunging contest , RGIII running one , or Portis falling down one . I'll be accepting submissions (enter as many times as you want) until Tuesday (7/30) at midnight, in which case I'll post the best ones and pick three winners based on the comments section. Our friends over at LINEDWEAR were nice enough to offer a few pair of socks as prizes. They are in the middle of Kickstarter campaign for anyone that is interested in some small investing. If you don't have Photoshop, don't fret. Here are simple instructions on how anyone can do it without an editor. Good luck. 1.) Go to this url: http://www.pixlr.com/editor/ 2.) Upload the background image you want... 3.) Click File-Open and import this >>>> gif file of Orakpo . <<<<< 4.) Just like in MS Word, "Copy" (Ctrl+C) the Orakpo image, then select the window your background image is in, and click "Paste" (Ctrl+V).

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Skins_sock_final_medium This year, the event will be held in Las Vegas, September 4-6. The one-year Creative Cloud membership (a $600 value) offered to registered attendees of Photoshop World Las Vegas is an effort led by the President of NAPP, Scott Kelby. In keeping with his vision to provide attendees training and access to the next generation of creative tools and services from Adobe, Mr. Kelby is pleased to offer this unique opportunity along with the world-leading Photoshop education, training, and support provided by NAPP. With these Creative Cloud memberships, attendees can access the very latest versions of all the Adobe professional creative desktop applications, such as Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC, Lightroom 5, and more plus new features and upgrades as soon as they are available. Memberships also include creative services for file sharing and publishing apps and websites, as well as the ability to more... publish a customized portfolio on your own URL and plug into the worlds largest creative community with Behance. Through their Photoshop World registration, attendees can take their artistic creations further with access to the world's best Photoshop training from NAPP along with everything offered in Creative Cloud. To register for Photoshop World, visit http://photoshopworld.com/. For additional information about Adobe Creative Cloud: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html About Photoshop World Photoshop World, the ultimate Photoshop, Photography and Lighting Conference, is the world's largest Photoshop and Photography training event. Photoshop World Conference & Expo is sponsored by Adobe Systems Incorporated and produced by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). For more information on Photoshop World and to learn how to receive your yearly subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud by attending Photoshop World, please visit http://www.photoshopworld.com. About NAPP The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is the worlds leading resource for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom training, news, and education. An award-winning team of Photoshop experts, authors, and trainers lead the association keeping its members on the cutting edge of Adobe Photoshop techniques and technology.



Maria Cheema and Yasseen Sheriff: A Big Decision Made Quickly, But It Was The Right One

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Hunter Safety System Hires Kelly Porter as Graphic Designer

"I thought it was fun. He seemed to be a nice person ... with his exposure, living abroad," she said. "He was a good mix of East and West." Her friend approved. "She was a good fit, as well, because of the way she'd traveled. We could talk on a lot of different levels," Yasseen said. Maria and Yasseen, who were born in the same month and year, had a few more dates for dinner and movies, but his mother said that it didn't look nice if they went out on dates, and that they needed to make a commitment. Yasseen took Maria to a resort in Bhurban, in the mountains of Pakistan, for a day and asked her to marry him. "It was a big decision, knowing somebody for such a short period of time," he said. They told their families of their desire to marry, and on Oct.

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Don't lie to yourself, and don't lie to your clients. Bad Habit #4: Believing Too Many Comments You're not sure if you're happy with a post or not, so as soon as it goes live, you begin refreshing the page every 2 minutes to check if there are comments. While constructive criticism is always a good thing, don't get too caught up in the comment trolls who are hiding somewhere behind a computer screen, just ruining people's days. Inevitably, there will be some negativity, especially if you're writing on a controversial topic. People ignore mistakes when you're writing about Ways To Better Enjoy Your Vacation, but if you write about GMOs or Obama, you're guaranteed to have every single sentence analyzed by supporters and critics. Don't stress about it. It might make you angry, but you don't improve your writing by talking about frou-frou topics, so you have to use the criticism to your advantage. Ask an honest friend or family member to read it over and talk about some of the negative comments. They might have been incredibly rude in their delivery, but many will have a grain of truth, which you can use to facilitate your own success in future writing projects. Bad Habit #5: Working From Your Bedroom Most freelance writers do this, but it is not a good habit. As soon as you have the ability to get out of your bedroom to work, you should.

Freelance Reporters Learning To Survive In War Zones

Army shelling and air raids killed dozens more civilians including children in Syrian flashpoints, a watchdog said, while rebels and loyalists fought close-quarter battles in Aleppo's main souk. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages) SYRIA-CONFLICT A doctor looks at the register of dead people, stained with blood, in a hospital in the eastern sector of the city of Aleppo on October 1, 2012. Army shelling and air raids killed dozens more civilians including children in Syrian flashpoints, a watchdog said, while rebels and loyalists fought close-quarter battles in Aleppo's main souk. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages) SYRIA-CONFLICT-ALEPPO Shops are shuttered in the souk in the old city of Aleppo, northern Syria, on October 1, 2012, as fighting rages on in the city between rebel forces and Syrian army troops. Army shelling and air raids killed dozens more civilians including children in Syrian flashpoints, a watchdog said, while rebels and loyalists fought close-quarter battles in Aleppo's main souk. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages) A displaced Syrian woman is seen between some tents in a refugee camp at the border with Turkey, near Azaz village, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. (AP Photo / Manu Brabo) SYRIA-CONFLICT Syrian refugee children rally on the Syrian-Turkish border on October 1, 2012. Army shelling and air raids killed dozens more civilians including children in Syrian flashpoints, a watchdog said, while rebels and loyalists fought close-quarter battles in Aleppo's main souk. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages) Rada Hallabi, 4, who is sick with diabetes, lies on a blanket in a refugee camp on the border with Turkey, near Azaz village, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. (AP Photo / Manu Brabo) In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, smoke rises from buildings due to government shelling in Idlib province, northern Syria, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video) Syrian boys play near a refugee camp on the border with Turkey, near Azaz village, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.

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cards Price: Free. -- FreelanceSwitch . FreelanceSwitch is a community of freelancers, with a blog, forums, directory, and a job board. The site is by Envato , owner of developer sites ThemeForest and NetTuts. If youve got a job you need doing, you can put up a free job ad on the FreelanceSwitch job board to find a professional designer, developer, blogger, photographer, illustrator or any other type of freelancer. Price: Free. -- Authentic Jobs . Authentic Jobs is a job site for designers and developers.

Michael A. Salario On Tools That Every Freelancer Must Have On Hand

Salario notes that networking is one of the most important things a freelancer can do to build up his or her career. He states, "It doesn't matter if you're the most talented writer, web designer, or graphic designer in the field, if no one knows you exist you won't find work. In order to make it as a freelance professional, a strong network of connections is a must." This includes building up relationships among fellow freelancers, as well as potential clients. When someone can recommend that individual's services to other person, it increases their chances of landing new business. It is also important to bond with other professionals, as these individuals may have tips or insight that can make life as a freelancer easier. A person hoping to make it as a freelancer should invest in business cards to hand out to potential clients or contacts when appropriate. It is also advisable to have a website that describes this person's skills, while showing off a portfolio of their past work. This makes it easier to stand out to a potential client who may be browsing the web looking for a web designer, copywriter, or other type of professional. An individual who is hoping to make a living as a freelancer should also make the most out of online resources. Sites like 99designs and oDesk can help freelance professionals to find work. There are also sites that allow an individual to create a professional portfolio easily. It takes hard work and dedication to stay afloat as a freelancer, and this individual must be passionate about continually recruiting new clients and discovering new resources.

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The position is effective immediately. Hunter Safety Systems continued growth has led the company to expand its operations, hire Porter and others to meet industry demand and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. Kelly is a great addition to the Hunter Safety System creative team, said Jerry Wydner, HSS president. Her background in graphic design and her knowledge of the criteria needed to create impactful media will be a great asset as we continue to grow. Prior to joining HSS, Porter worked as a freelance graphic designer in the Huntsville area. She also worked as a graphic designer for Motorhead Products in Vinemont, AL, Xarisma in Huntsville, AL, and American Classics in Hanceville, AL. She (visit) holds associate of applied science degrees in graphic design and electronic imaging from Calhoun Community College in Decatur, AL. Porter currently resides in Addison, AL. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Danville, AL, Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative deer hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter. For additional information, write to: The Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville

Allison Greenspan Duckworth Offers Marketing Advice for Freelancers

At the end of the day, very few people have the imagination to be able to look at a set of plans and have any idea of what thats actually going to look like, Kandel says. We can throw in furniture and wall coverings, paint colors and different materials and literally build it probably to 90 to 95 percent of what its really going to look like. Friedman, who is a landscape designer, wanted a rambler with a U-shaped patio. I wanted to feel like you would walk out of the back of your house and be surrounded by the garden, surrounded by the house, she says. And somehow we just found it. Her dream home was on the market in Rockville, Md., but there was one problem: It was short two required bedrooms. Cue Kandel. Using a 3-D home-design software package called Chief Architect, Kandel showed Friedman and Spector a lifelike rendering of what that house would become if they converted an unwanted formal family room into two extra rooms for the kids. It really felt like what your home was going to look like, Friedman says. Some of the girls rooms were going to be these bright, fun colors instead of just a plain white room, so he was able to change the color of the walls and change the color of the furniture. Real estate agents can use such tools, along with images of the remodeled house, to provide estimated costs to help clients determine whether a house is still affordable if it needs renovations. The cost of having a design builder produce the 3-D renderings, determine the full scope of the renovations and figure out a preliminary budget can range from $500 to $5,000, depending on the size of the project. You dont have to be shopping for a new home to benefit from this technology. Robyn Futrovsky, 53, and her husband, Mark, 56, had lived in their home for 21 years before looking last year to make their laundry room bigger and update the kitchen and family room. The couple had asked for proposals from a few companies, but Futrovsky says she didnt connect with the flat architectural plans the others presented. Kandel did the plans, but along with them, he also said, Before you look at this, let me show you what this looks like in 3-D, she says. Even though Futrovsky is a freelance interior designer and familiar with architectural plans, the 3-D renderings helped to sway her.

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Guru. The right cell phone gives a person the ability to conduct business on a lake, on top of a mountain, or in any state in the country. A person who does not have a good cell phone really falls behind in the professional world," explains Michael A. Salario. Many freelancers will want to consider investing in file-sharing programs such as Dropbox, as well as backup software for their computers. Programs like Carbonite or iCloud can make it easy to keep files safe in the event that the computer crashes or other technical problems occur. For a freelancer, a computer is a lifeline. For this reason, appropriate backup plans must be put into place in case the machine fails or is damaged. A freelancer is essentially a one-person company. Therefore, they must keep careful records of their purchasers and finances for tax purposes. A smart freelancer will understand tax regulations well, thus enabling them to take advantage of tax breaks or deductions that may help them to thrive financially.

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However, if you get it wrong, don't be surprised to hear that no one is looking to employ you." Allison Greenspan Duckworth weighs in on the importance of marketing when it comes to freelance work. "It is imperative to the success of any freelancer," she said. "You have to constantly look for more work. To make freelance writing a viable income, writers have to seek out multiple freelance gigs at one time. I always tell aspiring freelance writers to hold on to every article they write, either in a physical book, online portfolio or both. The more samples you have to attest to your success and ability, the more creative you can get in marketing yourself." The article encourages freelance writers to start and focus on a blog. Blogging is paramount to the success of any writer, in that it is a "place for you to show off your portfolio, it will undoubtedly help your writing business." Duckworth concurs with this statement. "Marketing yourself via a well-written, resourceful and consistent blog will attract numerous leads," she said. Freelance writer, Carol Tice, concurs in a piece she wrote for Freelance Switch: "Too often freelancers seem to slap up a half-baked site, not realizing this is a key audition piece for getting more gigs. Instead, take the time to make this a strong sales tool. Show you know how to help clients sell by taking the time to create a catchy, clean design with standout copy." The article also pushes freelance writers to expand past their blog to network: "Once your blog is up and running, you need to begin getting your name out here. Now, besides guest posting on other blogs, the next best thing to do is network. Author, Shah Wharton agrees in a piece on her blog.

Maria Cheema and Yasseen Sheriff were married in Pakistan in 1998, after their parents brought them together, deciding it was time the two, both 30, met. They moved to the U.S. in 2001. Being invited into the Irrational studio in 2011 was a treat for him. As Ken Levine dimmed the lights that first day, Dauch and his team were force-fed as much art and information about the Infinite world as they could handle. Dauch was among the first people in the world to meet main characters of BioShock Infinite, Elizabeth and Booker DeWitt, to learn about Songbird and the Boys of Silence, to discover the points of friction between the Founders and the Vox Populi. "[Levine] starts having them pull up early visuals of the Motorized Patriot and we all went nuts." Dauch wasn't alone. He brought with him his own cadre of freelance designers, a team of creatives that had helped his company grow. It was Dauch, the mind behind Summoner Wars, Isaac Vega, the creator of City of Remnants, and a man with the pen name "Mr. Bistro," who designed Dungeon Run. All of them had cobbled together their own different prototype games, which they had brought with them to Boston and secreted back in their hotel rooms. After his team spent the day learning about Columbia, it went out and celebrated. "Being a young company, you can imagine how exciting this was. ... And then we played each other's prototype games and, um ... " There's a bashful pause, a nervous chuckle.



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Twenty-three years old, Paul Odea is currently working with 3 other graphic designers on a 1998 Gensis school bus that they completely redesigned themselves into their studio/home, ZEROFREERIDES.COM . But a regular school bus simply would not do for this crew. They completely stripped the interior and started from scratch. Paul O'dea They built a solid infrastructure on the inside and layered down hardwood floors. They took a post modern approach to the interior design of the bus with dark stained woods, contrasted by lighter wood, and exposed metals. The interior of the bus was made complete with teh addition of bunk beds and desks. They also have 4g wireless internet, two 27 inch iMac core 17 inch desktop computers, a 47 inch flat screen TV, and fully stocked fridgeits not too bad.

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Image of the City, Image of the Studio 1Lynchs 5 terms of cognitive mapping. In his groundbreaking 1960 study, The Image of the City , urban planner Kevin Lynch remarked that, Giving visual form to the city is a special kind of design problem. In investigating the imageability of urban space, Lynch raised the question of the relation of lived experience to visual form, setting forth key terms paths, edges, nodes, districts and landmarks1 to describe how we formulate cognitive maps of the cities in which we live and move. For Lynch, these are not simply mental images or subjective impressions, but graphic forms that can be described, altered, and most importantly designed. Beyond its immediate relevance to architects and city planners, The Image of the City is also a study of graphic design and how we translate the visible world into tangible form in order to grasp a sense of thewhole. Image of the Studio, an exhibition at The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union in October 2013, takes its inspiration from Lynchs book, bringing the design problem of urban space to bear on the discipline of graphic design in New York City. How does living and working in New York shape contemporary studio practice on the level of scale, geography, and day-to-day organization? What does graphic design in New York looklike? The Exhibition In attempting to answer these questions Image of the Studio will assemble a cross-section of over 75 graphic design firms in New York, from large and medium-sized firms to collectives and one-person studios, using information graphics, data-mapping, and family trees to trace the interconnections and divergences that both connect and separate them. In addition, each studio will contribute a studio portrait, work samples, documentation of its workspace, and an original piece created specifically for theexhibition.

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Artista tradizionale e lettore di fumetti, Andrew ha dato la propria interpretazione di un titanico scontro: Wolverine ed il T-Rex. La battaglia e davvero colossale: potra un piccolo uomo con gli artigli in adamantio sconfiggere il re dei dinosauri? Il commento dellartista: Non ho idea di come Wolverine possa uccidere il T-rex ma ci riuscira! Questa Wolverine vs T-rex: Part 1 ha ricevuto davvero un sacco di visite ed una DailyDeviation meritatissima mi permetto di aggiungere! Ovviamente il seguito della battaglia non puo che confermare le aspettative di tutti: In Wolverine vs T-rex Part 2 Logan si fuma un sigaro sulla carcassa ancora calda del lucertolone. Mi piace linterpretazione che Andrew ha dato dello scontro tra giganti, davvero originale =) All posts and images on ./lsd are under a copyleft licence and protected by Safe Creative ; third party images are copyright of own creators.

The decision to start my own thing allows me to do more exciting work under my own name, work with some new exciting people and be in control of every aspect of the design process. After graduating from Bath Spa University, I did a few placements in various well known London design agencies before getting a job at Northbank Design in Bath. This offered me great exposure, working in a small team of three, working directly with the client and overseeing projects from start to finish, and its how I work today. Im a real stickler for an idea, and think its key, making the difference between a good design and a great one. So design, architecture, art and products that have an idea behind them really influence me, things you see and think, damn wish Id thought of that. I love working on varying sized projects, as they bring very different challenges, for example a small budget project may mean different production methods need to be used, and often brings exciting finishes, taking you down a route that you usually wouldnt of explored. One of the main draws of graphic design for me, is working directly with a client, allowing them to be part of the process and collaboration. Its a great feeling, when youve shown your client the work youve created for them and then leave them with a renewed excitement about their company and the future. At present Im working on a identity for a craft brewery, which is great as I can know tick this off my wishlist, and also I get to test the produce. Im also working with a few charities on various projects and looking to work with companies on more branding projects in the future.

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Bop Design Launches New Website for Competitive Edge Research & Communication

His responsibilities include assisting with the creation of all things creative for print and web based projects. Moya will report directly to the senior vice president and partner as part of the creative team. Moya is a graduate of Rowan University and holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design. After graduation he worked various freelance and full-time design jobs. Jason is a great addition to the creative team and he has amazing creative vision and great potential to go to the next level at this agency, said Ryerson Kipp, senior vice president and partner of The DSM Group. The DSM Groups commitment to exceptional creative continues to drive talented individuals to us, thereby strengthening our team and ultimately providing superior solutions for our clients needs. For more information about The DSM Group, please visit its Web site, www.thedsmgroup.com or call us at (201)-485-7776. About The DSM Group: Founded by Darren Magarro in 2007, The DSM Group is a full-service Franklin Lakes-based advertising, public relations and marketing agency. The firm works closely with clients in the education, health, hospitality, retail, service, financial and legal sectors, offering media placement and purchasing, web marketing, branding, promotion and public relations services.

Casa Forma Launches CF London, Casa Forma's Property Development Arm July 2013

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Limousine and car service company Echo Limousine has re-launched its website ( http://www.echolimousine.com ) with a more inviting design and more comprehensive service information. The re-launch of the website will help the Chicago limo company address the growing number of people who use the internet to search for and order local services. New and old visitors to the company's site will appreciate its new visual appeal, which features a sleek color scheme that is easier on the eye than the darker colors of the previous website. In addition to a more modern look, the new website has been reorganized for easier navigation, intended to help new visitors find required information more efficiently than before. Perhaps the most user-friendly update with the new design is the "Services" page , which intuitively provides links to pages containing information relating to both location-based and event-based services. The information featured on each services page is complete and concise. Videos on each page now offer a more inviting form of information; in a few minutes visitors can now understand service procedures such as airport pickup in a more engaging format. The intuitive "Services" tab is organized as follows: Location-based Services

Chicago Limo Service Company Echo Limousine Launches a New Website Design for Expanding User Base

CF London will specialise specifically in providing a design service tailored for the luxury development market. As an extension of their luxury design brand, Casa Forma London place emphasis on taking the same level of attention to detail for their private client portfolio to their development project work. CF London is led by Stuart Gough. Stuart graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Honours and a Diploma in Architecture. Over the last decade he has developed a proven track record in successfully delivering large development projects while at the same time managing multiple stakeholder interests. He has developed expertise in luxury residential projects for both private clients and developers, and in 2012 worked on 25% of all London prime residential property development through collaborations with Grosvenor and Land Securities in London, UK. Stuart maintains synergy between interior architecture and interior design, which ultimately increases the intrinsic and extrinsic value of a property or space. CF London provide a broad range of design services tailored for luxury residential development projects, from front end feasibility analysis, creative concept design to onsite quality assurance / compliance monitoring, as well as dressing of key show apartments. "Whilst a client can cherry pick from these services, ideally we like to provide a Turnkey service taking a project from concept to completion. To maximise our value add to a luxury residential scheme we like to be involved as early as possible," says Stuart (Director of CF London). Casa Forma's international design practice provides a comprehensive luxury interior design and architectural design service for residential, commercial and hospitality properties. Their experienced team is led by world-class experts from the fields of decorative and structural design placing absolute importance on understanding the particular needs and wishes of their clients for a personalised service delivered to an uncompromisingly high standard. CF London: bespoke luxury for the development market.

A redesign of the company's previous website, the new site will help Competitive Edge focus on their core services and target markets while enhancing the brand reputation the company has built since 1987. In today's marketing environment, a company's website plays a critical role in building their brand and attracting the right kind of client, says Jeremy Durant, a principal in Bop Design. Competitive Edge's original site, which was built many years ago, had become outdated in terms of design and functionality. We performed a complete website makeover,' so that it reflects the firm's current vision and value proposition. Upgrades to the site include a cleaner and more user-friendly design, refocusing the content to appeal to Competitive Edge's ideal client, and writing it with the latest search engine optimization techniques in mind. Overall, the redesign positions Competitive Edge as a trusted, reliable research partner for companies that don't have the resources to perform marketing research activities on their own. Bop Design specializes in the design and redesign of web sites for B2B companies in the San Diego and Orange County areas. Their clients range from startups to well-established middle market companies, and include many well-known companies in accounting, law, and other professionals services industries. About Bop Design Bop Design is a boutique [source] marketing communications firm headquartered in San Diego with offices also in the New York metro area. We express a business' values through branding, advertising, design and web design. We also help attract a firm's ideal customer through search engine optimization and search engine marketing. The marketing firm's focus is on small businesses that want an external team of marketing specialists to help give their brand an edge in the marketplace.

Mt. Pleasant approves contact for Broadway redesign

The first phase, from Bradley Street to Harris Street, is anticipated to be constructed in 2014 with a grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation Small Urban Program. RELATED ASSETS The second phase, from Harris to the bridge, is in the citys capital improvement plan for 2018. Rather than a simple resurfacing, the entire project will redesign the road, much like the recent Michigan Street project. The entire project will be designed at once so the finished project has a sense of continuity, Grinzinger said. Additionally, paying for one design project is more cost efficient than paying for two. Having the plans done for both phases ahead of time could also help the city obtain alternate funding for the second half of the project. Well sort of have a set of plans on the shelf, so if we get grant funds ... well already have the design done, Grinzinger said. Stakeholders along Broadway Street will be consulted during the design phase.

Florida Heart Group Releases New Website Design

Because so many people now find us through the web, it only makes sense that we create a presence which reflects our status in the non-digital world. In addition, we feel the design highlights our comprehensive service offering, while making it simple for patients to navigate and perform critical functions, like scheduling an appointment, said CEO Andrew Laverghetta. The revamped website also helps showcase Florida Heart Groups ability to provide expert care for a multitude of heart conditions. The services their skilled team of cardiology physicians offers include: 1.-Heart failure treatment The Congestive Heart Failure Clinic provides economical outpatient treatment for congestive heart failure, which is when the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body. 2.-Arrhythmia treatment Florida Heart Group features among the best electricians of the heart who help treat arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat). 3.-Adult congenital heart disease 90% of children with congenital heart disease reach adulthood, and this service provides a smooth transition from pediatric to adult-centered care. 4.-Interventional cardiology This service deals exclusively with treating several types of heart disease requiring the insertion of a catheter. 5.-Outpatient congestive heart failure management This service makes it possible for patients to economically manage problems and symptoms related to congestive heart failure. 6.-Treatment especially for womens heart disease Several female cardiologists treat the special cardiological needs of women and help raise awareness of the condition. 7.-Peripheral vascular disease treatment 5% of adults over 50 suffer from dysfunction related to this system, and this service helps patients identify custom treatment options to keep their vascular system healthy. 8.-Diagnostic imaging Florida Heart Group prides itself on a conservative approach to diagnostic testing, which helps saves patients from unnecessary exposure to radiation and reduces out-of-pocket medical costs. This means Florida Heart Group tests less, while at the same time providing patient outcomes that equal or outperform other practices.

Finding SEO Services, Expert Web Designing and Social Media and Internet Marketing Services

A website, marketing on online platforms and SEO optimization all are important. Save Ft Lauderdale, FL -- ( SBWIRE ) -- 07/25/2013 -- The first acquaintance a customer or a client makes with a business these days is through its website. Therefore it becomes extremely important to get a professional web design company to design an aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly website for a brand. The website needs to compete and standout both in appearance and functionality in front of market competitors. The team of creative consultants from a reputed web design company work with a client to learn about the business and its goals and then create a website complimenting the brand. Search engine optimization has become the best way to get business to any website. If a website ranks higher in the search engines it will lead to more traffic which may turn into more sales or conversions. Finding a dependent SEO services provider would help in choosing the most appropriate backlinks for a website, improving the sites page load time and improving the content to meet the latest customer preferences. This will also ensure building a good reputation amongst customers and gaining more exposure. These companies also provide specified kinds of SEO services as per the needs of the business. In order to sell any product online through a variety of methods internet marketing experts create a virtual sales force to drive the sales .The expert companies offer both cost per action and revenue sharing options to promote a product online. These companies know how to catch the attention of a client by online presence. About Brandamos Brandamos is an online services provider with a global mindset which aims at elevating brands. They have a global client base and with more than two decades of experience provide Mobile, Web, Social platform marketing solutions. They are known for their viral marketing skills.



AGENCY WELCOMES JUNIOR DESIGNER TO CREATIVE TEAM Full-Service Advertising, Marketing and PR Agency Announces New Hire

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Bop Design Launches New Website for Competitive Edge Research & Communication

His responsibilities include assisting with the creation of all things creative for print and web based projects. Moya will report directly to the senior vice president and partner as part of the creative team. Moya is a graduate of Rowan University and holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design. After graduation he worked various freelance and full-time design jobs. Jason is a great addition to the creative team and he has amazing creative vision and great potential to go to the next level at this agency, said Ryerson Kipp, senior vice president and partner of The DSM Group. The DSM Groups commitment to exceptional creative continues to drive talented individuals to us, thereby strengthening our team and ultimately providing superior solutions for our clients needs. For more information about The DSM Group, please visit its Web site, www.thedsmgroup.com or call us at (201)-485-7776. About The DSM Group: Founded by Darren Magarro in 2007, The DSM Group is a full-service Franklin Lakes-based advertising, public relations and marketing agency. The firm works closely with clients in the education, health, hospitality, retail, service, financial and legal sectors, offering media placement and purchasing, web marketing, branding, promotion and public relations services.

Casa Forma Launches CF London, Casa Forma's Property Development Arm July 2013

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Limousine and car service company Echo Limousine has re-launched its website ( http://www.echolimousine.com ) with a more inviting design and more comprehensive service information. The re-launch of the website will help the Chicago limo company address the growing number of people who use the internet to search for and order local services. New and old visitors to the company's site will appreciate its new visual appeal, which features a sleek color scheme that is easier on the eye than the darker colors of the previous website. In addition to a more modern look, the new website has been reorganized for easier navigation, intended to help new visitors find required information more efficiently than before. Perhaps the most user-friendly update with the new design is the "Services" page , which intuitively provides links to pages containing information relating to both location-based and event-based services. The information featured on each services page is complete and concise. Videos on each page now offer a more inviting form of information; in a few minutes visitors can now understand service procedures such as airport pickup in a more engaging format. The intuitive "Services" tab is organized as follows: Location-based Services

Chicago Limo Service Company Echo Limousine Launches a New Website Design for Expanding User Base

CF London will specialise specifically in providing a design service tailored for the luxury development market. As an extension of their luxury design brand, Casa Forma London place emphasis on taking the same level of attention to detail for their private client portfolio to their development project work. CF London is led by Stuart Gough. Stuart graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Honours and a Diploma in Architecture. Over the last decade he has developed a proven track record in successfully delivering large development projects while at the same time managing multiple stakeholder interests. He has developed expertise in luxury residential projects for both private clients and developers, and in 2012 worked on 25% of all London prime residential property development through collaborations with Grosvenor and Land Securities in London, UK. Stuart maintains synergy between interior architecture and interior design, which ultimately increases the intrinsic and extrinsic value of a property or space. CF London provide a broad range of design services tailored for luxury residential development projects, from front end feasibility analysis, creative concept design to onsite quality assurance / compliance monitoring, as well as dressing of key show apartments. "Whilst a client can cherry pick from these services, ideally we like to provide a Turnkey service taking a project from concept to completion. To maximise our value add to a luxury residential scheme we like to be involved as early as possible," says Stuart (Director of CF London). Casa Forma's international design practice provides a comprehensive luxury interior design and architectural design service for residential, commercial and hospitality properties. Their experienced team is led by world-class experts from the fields of decorative and structural design placing absolute importance on understanding the particular needs and wishes of their clients for a personalised service delivered to an uncompromisingly high standard. CF London: bespoke luxury for the development market.

A redesign of the company's previous website, the new site will help Competitive Edge focus on their core services and target markets while enhancing the brand reputation the company has built since 1987. In today's marketing environment, a company's website plays a critical role in building their brand and attracting the right kind of client, says Jeremy Durant, a principal in Bop Design. Competitive Edge's original site, which was built many years ago, had become outdated in terms of design and functionality. We performed a complete website makeover,' so that it reflects the firm's current vision and value proposition. Upgrades to the site include a cleaner and more user-friendly design, refocusing the content to appeal to Competitive Edge's ideal client, and writing it with the latest search engine optimization techniques in mind. Overall, the redesign positions Competitive Edge as a trusted, reliable research partner for companies that don't have the resources to perform marketing research activities on their own. Bop Design specializes in the design and redesign of web sites for B2B companies in the San Diego and Orange County areas. Their clients range from startups to well-established middle market companies, and include many well-known companies in accounting, law, and other professionals services industries. About Bop Design Bop Design is a boutique [source] marketing communications firm headquartered in San Diego with offices also in the New York metro area. We express a business' values through branding, advertising, design and web design. We also help attract a firm's ideal customer through search engine optimization and search engine marketing. The marketing firm's focus is on small businesses that want an external team of marketing specialists to help give their brand an edge in the marketplace.

Mt. Pleasant approves contact for Broadway redesign

The first phase, from Bradley Street to Harris Street, is anticipated to be constructed in 2014 with a grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation Small Urban Program. RELATED ASSETS The second phase, from Harris to the bridge, is in the citys capital improvement plan for 2018. Rather than a simple resurfacing, the entire project will redesign the road, much like the recent Michigan Street project. The entire project will be designed at once so the finished project has a sense of continuity, Grinzinger said. Additionally, paying for one design project is more cost efficient than paying for two. Having the plans done for both phases ahead of time could also help the city obtain alternate funding for the second half of the project. Well sort of have a set of plans on the shelf, so if we get grant funds ... well already have the design done, Grinzinger said. Stakeholders along Broadway Street will be consulted during the design phase.

Florida Heart Group Releases New Website Design

Because so many people now find us through the web, it only makes sense that we create a presence which reflects our status in the non-digital world. In addition, we feel the design highlights our comprehensive service offering, while making it simple for patients to navigate and perform critical functions, like scheduling an appointment, said CEO Andrew Laverghetta. The revamped website also helps showcase Florida Heart Groups ability to provide expert care for a multitude of heart conditions. The services their skilled team of cardiology physicians offers include: 1.-Heart failure treatment The Congestive Heart Failure Clinic provides economical outpatient treatment for congestive heart failure, which is when the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body. 2.-Arrhythmia treatment Florida Heart Group features among the best electricians of the heart who help treat arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat). 3.-Adult congenital heart disease 90% of children with congenital heart disease reach adulthood, and this service provides a smooth transition from pediatric to adult-centered care. 4.-Interventional cardiology This service deals exclusively with treating several types of heart disease requiring the insertion of a catheter. 5.-Outpatient congestive heart failure management This service makes it possible for patients to economically manage problems and symptoms related to congestive heart failure. 6.-Treatment especially for womens heart disease Several female cardiologists treat the special cardiological needs of women and help raise awareness of the condition. 7.-Peripheral vascular disease treatment 5% of adults over 50 suffer from dysfunction related to this system, and this service helps patients identify custom treatment options to keep their vascular system healthy. 8.-Diagnostic imaging Florida Heart Group prides itself on a conservative approach to diagnostic testing, which helps saves patients from unnecessary exposure to radiation and reduces out-of-pocket medical costs. This means Florida Heart Group tests less, while at the same time providing patient outcomes that equal or outperform other practices.

Finding SEO Services, Expert Web Designing and Social Media and Internet Marketing Services

A website, marketing on online platforms and SEO optimization all are important. Save Ft Lauderdale, FL -- ( SBWIRE ) -- 07/25/2013 -- The first acquaintance a customer or a client makes with a business these days is through its website. Therefore it becomes extremely important to get a professional web design company to design an aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly website for a brand. The website needs to compete and standout both in appearance and functionality in front of market competitors. The team of creative consultants from a reputed web design company work with a client to learn about the business and its goals and then create a website complimenting the brand. Search engine optimization has become the best way to get business to any website. If a website ranks higher in the search engines it will lead to more traffic which may turn into more sales or conversions. Finding a dependent SEO services provider would help in choosing the most appropriate backlinks for a website, improving the sites page load time and improving the content to meet the latest customer preferences. This will also ensure building a good reputation amongst customers and gaining more exposure. These companies also provide specified kinds of SEO services as per the needs of the business. In order to sell any product online through a variety of methods internet marketing experts create a virtual sales force to drive the sales .The expert companies offer both cost per action and revenue sharing options to promote a product online. These companies know how to catch the attention of a client by online presence. About Brandamos Brandamos is an online services provider with a global mindset which aims at elevating brands. They have a global client base and with more than two decades of experience provide Mobile, Web, Social platform marketing solutions. They are known for their viral marketing skills.



Adobe GroupPix Updated With Improvements For Better Group Photo-Sharing

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eZ Publish Further Integrates with Adobe InDesign

eZ Publish Further Integrates with Adobe InDesign As its stylized name suggests and as the eponymous company explains in the apps App Store description, Adobe GroupPix is a group photo-sharing app: When you and your friends use GroupPix, all the pictures you take are saved to one shared album, during the event you can add comments, like your faves, and view the photos as theyre being snapped. After the events over, you can add more pictures and view them on your iPhones or computers. GroupPix means youll never miss another great shot! Adobe GroupPix integrates nicely with another Adobe product, Adobe Revel . When you take photos with GroupPix, they automatically appear in your account on Adobes dedicated cloud-based service for syncing photos across iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and other supported devices. Adobe GroupPix As mentioned, Adobe GroupPix has just been issued its first update, and this update brings the following improvements: Single Column View lets you see larger photos with favorites and commenting activity more conveniently located. Landscape support in Full Screen View mode lets you use the whole screen for landscape-oriented photos. Faster loading camera, so you can catch that special moment and be ready to take the next picture. Enhancements for longer battery life for your iPhone. Now available in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, French, main page Italian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

Adobe's PhoneGap 3.0 smooths the way for plug-ins

No More InDesign Tagging Adobe InDesign is a powerful publishing system, but like other Adobe creative tools, there's a bit of a steeplearning curve, particularly with the advanced features. eZ Publish, already integrates with InDesign through anadd on module called eZ OpenMagazine, a tool built in a partnership with a company called Opencontent. This tool is for those who need to create print materials in addition to the usual cast of Web, social and mobilecontent. In the past however, in order to properly format InDesign content for use in eZ Publish, Adobe technical experts had to manually go into InDesign and tag the eZ Publish content so that architecture would fit into thelayout structure for InDesign templates. With this update, eZ OpenMagazine offers an interface that allows for mapping the content structure withoutmanually doing the tagging. That means one less step, possibly even one less person, and a streamlined process. Automating Publications Using tools like eZ OpenMagazine allows for a create once, publish everywhere approach, and that it includes print should make it a bit more useful for a wider variety of users. Obviously news organizations that carry on the print legacy might find this tool handy, but even for those who only need to print materials periodically, this update seems like a good fit. Map eZ Publish styles to the Adobe IDML (InDesign markup language) format for print publishing. OpenMagazine version 2 also includes a way to create an entire publication by exporting a whole magazine to the print production. This is helped along by the fact OpenMagazine now supports the Adobe IDML format, a way to transfer more complicated layouts like tables from eZ Publish. Additionally, fonts can now be mapped to InDesign, and more granular controls introduced there so stlyes can be defined in a variety of ways.

Adobe Air bug triggers Android security false positive

"The big thing for PhoneGap 3.0 is really the new plug-in architecture," for discovering and installing plug-ins from the command-line interface, said Andre Charland, PhoneGap director of product management at Adobe. Plug-ins provide capabilities such as geolocation, contact, and camera. Previously, developers had to find plug-ins in GitHub or on the Internet, download the package, then compile them into applications. Adobe also has broken out core APIs and made those into plug-ins. Developers install only what they need. "It's more configurable, so the end app experience is going to be lighter-weight and more optimized. You're going to get a better-performing app, Charland said. Native platform CLI tooling has been aligned in version 3.0. "We've made it easier to quickly shift between native platforms without learning new vocabularies by aligning the native platform CLI tooling," said Colene Chow, Adobe product marketing manager, in a blog post . "Don't have a native platform SDK installed? No problem. Our tools now integrate with PhoneGap/Build." APIs have been added for InAppBrowser, which supports logging into third-party services, and globalization. Adobe also is planning PhoneGap support for Firefox OS and Ubuntu. Adobe has contributed PhoneGap code to the Apache Software Foundation, where the project is known as Cordova .

PhoneGap has long been one of the most popular tools for developers who want to write cross-platform mobile apps in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. With this update, PhoneGap introduces a new plug-in architecture that, the company says, keeps your app small and fast.The new plug-in architecture, Adobe says, will allow developers to just include the APIs you need, and plug-ins will then be automatically installed or removed as needed. With this release, Adobe is also adding two new APIs to its lineup: InAppBrowser for showing web pages in an app and a new Globalization API for checking a users locale and timezone. Adobe has now aligned the command line tools developers can use to work with PhoneGap on different platforms. Previously, developers had to learn new vocabularies as they shifted between native platforms, but the company says thats now mostly a thing of the past. Adobes tools now also integrate with PhoneGap Build Adobes hosted cloud-based service for compiling PhoneGap projects so you dont even need to have a native platform SDK installed to compile your apps. Just a few days ago, Adobe also added support for user-submitted plug-ins to PhoneGap Build. Looking ahead, the company says that PhoneGap will soon offer support for Firefox OS and Ubuntu. The team is also working on making the transition to iOS 7. The Apache Cordova community did alot of the work to make this happen.Cordova is the open source project PhoneGap is based on and Cordova also just launched version 3.0 of its framework. The two new APIs Adobe introduced today, for example, have long been part of the Cordova project and just made the jump to Adobes distribution now.

Adobe Launches PhoneGap 3.0 With New Plug-In Architecture, APIs And Better Tools

cordova_plugin_diagram Industry * Job Function * Some people got very excited when word spread of the discovery of a 'scary' vulnerability in Android that could be exploited to modify an application without the operating system detecting that the app's signature and content no longer match. This became known as the 'Master Key' vulnerability, and (roughly speaking) it can be exploited by introducing duplicating filenames within the package file that makes up an app as distributed. In vulnerable versions of Android, only the first file of a given name is included in the signature check, but the installation process results in the last file of a given name ending up on the device. If you've installed security software that blocks apps with that behaviour, you have one of the minority of devices that have been patched by the manufacturer or you have installed a patched version of Android such as CyanogenMod, you may have found that some genuine apps from reputable developers are being blocked as well as Trojans seeking to use Master Key. The problem, according to Bitdefender , is a bug in Adobe Air. The Adobe Air 3.7.0.153 development contains a bug that puts two icon files of the same name into the package. That bug was reported to Adobe in mid April, when a developer noticed that apps built with Air 3.7 would not install on certain Samsung devices with updated firmware. Bitdefender recommends developers rebuild their Air-based apps with a newer version of the development tools, or manually remove the duplicate file prior to distribution.



A free (and legal) version of Photoshop? Here?s how to get it

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Achieve Sharp Photos with Photoshop and DOF Bracketing

dslr slr mounted attached tripod steady stable photo setup Its been feature-packed and relatively user-friendly from the beginning, allowing users to carry out simple functions such as cropping and resizing while offering a hearty selection of more advanced features for those tech aficionados looking to take their image-editing skills to the next level. The latest version of the software, bundled in Creative Suite 6, continues to push boundaries with its lightning speeds and content-aware components for pixel blending and other impressive features, but its far from cheap. Fortunately, Adobe decided to axe its CS2 activation servers in January, essentially offering a free and legitimate download of CS2 for anyone with an Adobe account. It may be ancient by todays tech standards, and nowhere near as capable as the most recent versions of the software,but its still one of the most powerful image-manipulation and content-creation tools available for download. Plus, its the only way to legally get your hands on Photoshop without paying for it. Heres our guide on how to get Photoshop CS2 for free so you can crop, cut, and lasso to your hearts content. Also, check out our picks for the five best free image-editing tools or download the free trial of Photoshop CS6 if you want something a little more err recent. See our hands on with PS CS6 for all the details. Step 1: Sign up for a My Adobe account.Head over to My Adobe to sign up for an Adobe ID if you dont have one already. Enter your email address, name, password, and country of residence before accepting the Terms of Use and clicking the yellowCreatebutton at the bottom of the page. Afterward, enter your job information or skip the page to continue to your newly created profile. Step 2: Download Photoshop CS2.Once signed up, download the appropriate Photoshop CS2 resources from the CS2 downloads page . Windows users shouldnt have much trouble meeting the requirements, but CS2 is a PowerPC application, and Mac users must therefor be using an older PowerPC Mac or an Intel-based Mac running OS X 10.4 through 10.6 with the necessary translator installed. If running Windows, click the download link for PhSp_CS2_English.exe near the bottom of the page and to the right ofPhotoshop CS2 in theDownloads column.If running Mac OS X, click PhSp_CS2_English.dmg.bin instead. Choose a save destination for the resulting file and clickSavein the bottom right-hand corner of the window.

Plus-Size Photoshop Fail Is The Strangest Thing We've Seen All Week (PHOTOS)

photoshop You get the expected layers, gradients, paths, text, curves, and levels tools. And if you're running Linux or it's your most powerful image-editing option. Read the full review Paint.net Free Paint.net is pretty bare bones, but at least it's free, and it does give you a lot of Photoshoppy tools. It features an easy-to-use interface and an array of effects. But there's no built-in sharing tools (like every other photo editor on the planet now has), no photo-organizing tools and no Mac version. Read the full review Photoshop Elements $99.99 list %displayPrice% at %seller% Coming from the same source as Photoshop itself, you know Elements will offer some state-of-the-art imaging software technology, and it does. Not only that, it makes a lot of effects that would take painstaking effort in Photoshop simpler, with its Guided Edits. Two other modes, Quick and Expert do as their names suggest: the first offering very basic, simple fixes and adjustments, and the latter coming closer to Photoshop itself. Read the full review Pixlr Not Rated Free Load the web page at http://pixlr.com and you may be amazed that you're not looking at Photoshop: You see the same toolbar running down the left, with crop, lasso, marquee, wand (alas, no "magic"), pencil, brush, eraser, bucket, gradient, clone stamp, smudge, and lots more. You even get tooltips telling you what the tools are when you hover the cursor over them. On the right, you'll see panels for layers, history, and a navigator. The appI mean siteoffers adjustments for levels and curves, and many many effects, including water swirl, kaleidoscope, night vision, selective blurs, and mimicking HDR.

My Adobe Account Myagi University in Japan is being mocked online because of a rather intriguing photo that ended up in the schools brochure. This photo shows a student that appears normal, except if you look under the table... At first glance the image looks as if there is nothing wrong with it: a young woman is sitting in class taking notes. But if you look under the desk, a third hand is resting on one of her legs. According to the website Kotaku, the photo was tweeted more than 4,000 times, and has been renamed the spirits photo or ghost photo. In reality, it seems that the original photograph showed the student in a position that the university did not think was serious enough: her hand was on her leg and hung under the table while she wrote. The university photoshoped in an arm leaning on the desk, but then forgot to remove the original arm.

7 Adobe Photoshop CC Alternatives

Using DOF bracketing can help make your photos sharper, because any lens stopped down typically increases its sharpness . You can visit various online websites to check at which aperture your lens performs with the best sharpness. Additionally, you can just Google your lens model, followed by studio sharpness test. Upsides of this method (+) Very sharp images even with lenses that are generally softer wide open Easy to learn, easy to try Edits are hard to notice and images still look natural Downsides of this method (-) Only works for still life subjects Requires a tripod Isnt always a substitute for getting a better lens Before Starting For this tutorial, Ill be using my 50mm f/1.4. Its rather soft wide open, but it produces great bokeh . Here is an example shot I took at f/1.4: Dont you just love that background? The problem is, even if you slightly zoom in to see the flower I focused on, youll find it isnt vary sharp. To achieve maximum sharpness, I need to stop my lens down to f/6.3, according to this chart: But how can I get a blurry background and a sharp image?

The Photoshop fail that?s causing a stir in Japan

Will's New 'Do We still don't know what this was about but it seems more relevant than ever. Did Wills dye his hair just for the Hello cover shoot? Or united states was someone playing around with the color and contrast in everyone's favorite retouching program? Looking For A Lawsuit Here's an interesting spin: model Irina Shayk claims GQ Spain Photoshopped the underwear right off of her and that she never posed in the buff. She's taking the Spanish glossy to court over the pics. Getting Steamy "New Zealand's Next Top Model" came under fire for having a 16-year-old contestant pose topless, with only mud smeared across her naked breasts and then posted an unedited picture from the shoot online. The solution? A spray of Photoshopped steam covering up the girl's chest. Anne Hathaway's Armpit While Anne Hathaway looked stunning on British GQ's February 2010 issue, something's not quite right with her ultra-smooth armpit... Missing Arm, Thanks Ann Taylor Another Ann Taylor photoshop fail...this time, they took out their airbrushing anger by amputating this poor model's arm! Model Or Barbie? On the January issue of ELLE Czech, model Denisa Dvorakova's arms channeled Barbie's freakishly sharp angled limbs. Furthermore, the synthetic looking visage of her face doesn't adds to her plastic-doll appearance. Hilary Rhoda's Angular Cheekbones We're not sure why someone would change Hilary Rhoda's already perfect and sky-high cheekbones to begin with-- but that didn't stop Numero Tokyo from engaging in this photoshop fail.

Where should the Photoshop police stop?

We see their point, although if we must have shampoo commercials every two minutes in an episode of Elementary, we would rather the models were beautiful than ordinary. But where will the Photoshop police stop? What about magazines? Billboards? Anyway, it got us thinking about our own photographic practices. We are not averse to applying a bit of ''Dynamic Skin Softening'' in Nik's excellent Colour Efex Pro 4. We use the romantic filter called ''Classical Soft Focus'', and the free Photoshop Action ''Edgarian Blur'' has disguised many a skin imperfection. We are also guilty of freely applying the Photoshop healing tool to blotches, pimples, wrinkles and scars. We have whitened teeth and enhanced irises. And why not?



Kate, William, the Royal baby... and John! Chelsea skipper Terry included in Photoshop virals

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John Terry as a doctor, celebrating the arrival of a healthy baby boy Whenever any event worth celebrating comes around, men and women across the country with (decidedly mixed) Photoshop skills run into their houses and get to work. Within minutes, images of Chelsea captain John Terry joining in with said event are created and shared across social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Of course, you'll know by now the reason for that is because he was ridiculed for joining in with the club's 2012 Champions League celebrations in his full strip, despite being suspended for the final. And when news of the birth of the Royal baby broke on Monday night, it heralded the instantaneous arrival of yet more Terry Photoshops. Here are a few of the simply hilarious virals that came to Sportsmail's attention. And here are a few that surfaced at the time of his celebratory Munich exploits... Man on the moon: Terry pictured up in space celebrating Chelsea's Champions League victory Not him again! Terry was also, according to this picture, present at the Royal wedding On the hunt: Was Terry part of the team that tracked down Osama Bin Laden?

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Its used by photographers, illustrators, Web and print designers, and everyday folks who want to manipulate pixels. That broad adoption puts Photoshop in an interesting pricing predicament. Many people use the application infrequently, making the subscription option costly. The app alone costs $19.99 per month, or $9.99 per month if you already own a previous CS product (the upgrade pricing ends Aug. 31, however). The full suite of applications costs $49.99 per month, or $29.99 per month to upgrade from any CS product; if you own any registered CS6 product, that upgrade is $19.99 per month. (Those prices require a 12-month commitment.) Lightroom, the professional photo app, and Photoshop Elements, the consumer image editor, are both available as stand-alone purchases and separate from Creative Cloud. However, if you subscribe to the full suite, you get Lightroom 5. In a briefing with Adobe, I was told that there is absolutely no plan to switch back to stand-alone sales of the Creative Cloud applications. However, Photoshop CS6 will continue to be sold until people stop buying it. Based on the rocky reaction to the new pricing, Adobe is also pondering separate subscription offerings for photographers who, for example, upgrade Lightroom regularly but Photoshop occasionally; the company offered no other details. So what does a subscription to Photoshop CC get you? In this regard, the details are more clear-cut.

Adobe Photoshop cloud subscription a step up

Heres how to make your own 3D text. Get More Money Selling On eBay by Mastering Your Item Photos By Stefan on July 15, 2013 in How-To To get the most money for something youre selling on eBay have quality pictures are key. Heres our guide to maximizing shots with a DSLR or point-and-shoot camera. How To Use Photoshop to Make Your Own iOS 6 Style Icons By Stefan on July 9, 2013 in How-To Continuing with his series of teaching Photoshop coolness, today Stefan shows how to make iOS 6 style icons. If youre really into customization, this is a must read. Photoshop Basics Advanced Tips and Tricks on Layers By Stefan on July 8, 2013 in How-To Photoshop has the ability to do some very interesting things with layers. Nowt its time to learn something a bit more about layers and what you can do with them. Smart Objects in Photoshop Save Time Printing Multiple Copies of a Single Image By Stefan on July 7, 2013 in How-To Printing multiple http://designstudionews.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/9-amazing-ways-to-attract-more-visitors-to-your-website/ objects that are the same many times on a single page wastes time and is annoying. With Photoshop Smart Objects you can do it easier. By Austin Krause on August 27, 2012 in Reviews Looking for a quick way to draw masterpiece artwork? This Photoshop plugin allows you to use a photo to near instantly create museum-worthy paintings and sketches. Photoshop CS6 Feature Review : Perspective Crop Tool By Stefan on August 12, 2012 in Reviews At groovyPost.com, we love Adobe Photoshop. CS6 has a brand new tool called Perspective Crop. Lets review its features and demonstrate a few scenarios where it can be very useful.



Image of the Studio: A Portrait of New York City Graphic Design

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The exhibition will feature original work and studio portraits from each, as well as data visualizations and information graphics to draw connections between studios and show how New York as a geography brings our diverse studio philosophiestogether. Image of the City, Image of the Studio 1Lynchs 5 terms of cognitive mapping. In his groundbreaking 1960 study, The Image of the City , urban planner Kevin Lynch remarked that, Giving visual form to the city is a special kind of design problem. In investigating the imageability of urban space, Lynch raised the question of the relation of lived experience to visual form, setting forth key terms paths, edges, nodes, districts and landmarks1 to describe how we formulate cognitive maps of the cities in which we live and move. For Lynch, these are not simply mental images or subjective impressions, but graphic forms that can be described, altered, and most importantly designed. Beyond its immediate relevance to architects and city planners, The Image of the City is also a study of graphic design and how we translate the visible world into tangible form in order to grasp a sense of thewhole. Image of the Studio, an exhibition at The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union in October 2013, takes its inspiration from Lynchs book, bringing the design problem of urban space to bear on the discipline of graphic design in New York City. How does living and working in New York shape contemporary studio practice on the level of scale, geography, and day-to-day organization? What does graphic design in New York looklike? The Exhibition In attempting to answer these questions Image of the Studio will assemble a cross-section of over 75 graphic design firms in New York, from large and medium-sized firms to collectives and one-person studios, using information graphics, data-mapping, and family trees to trace the interconnections and divergences that both connect and separate them. In addition, each studio will contribute a studio portrait, work samples, documentation of its workspace, and an original piece created specifically for theexhibition. Bringing these elements together, the exhibition aims to offer a shared portrait of what it means to be a New York design studio, mapping the contours and tracing the edges of a dynamic discipline in a city that is itself always in flux. In addition, the exhibition will host short lectures, panel discussions and studio visits, as well as as an archive of video interviews.



Adobe GroupPix Updated With Improvements For Better Group Photo-Sharing

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As its stylized name suggests and as the eponymous company explains in the apps App Store description, Adobe GroupPix is a group photo-sharing app: When you and your friends use GroupPix, all the pictures you take are saved to one shared album, during the event you can add comments, like your faves, and view the photos as theyre being snapped. After the events over, you can add more pictures and view them on your iPhones or computers. GroupPix means youll never miss another great shot! Adobe GroupPix integrates nicely with another Adobe product, Adobe Revel . When you take photos with GroupPix, they automatically appear in your account on Adobes dedicated cloud-based service for syncing photos across iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and other supported devices. Adobe GroupPix As mentioned, Adobe GroupPix has just been issued its first update, and this update brings the following improvements: Single Column View lets you see larger photos with favorites and commenting activity more conveniently located. Landscape support in Full Screen View mode lets you use the whole screen for landscape-oriented photos. Faster loading camera, so you can catch that special moment and be ready to take the next picture. Enhancements for longer battery life for your iPhone. Now available in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

Adobe Anywhere Launches At SMPTE With Future Reality

With its Social offering, users have the option of using any of seven core functions, including: Listening (sentiment analysis like Radian6) Publishing (creating content) Social apps (building custom social apps for Facebook and other sites) Analytics (akin to Google Analytics) Governance (monitoring roles and permissions to help scale social efforts). With todays update, brands and marketers that leverage Adobe Social will also receive predictive publishing. What this means is that the platform will be able to predict the amount of engagement a Tweet, Facebook post, or any piece of social content will receivebefore its published. This new feature examines the crafted content and measures it against previous posts and will offer up suggestions on not only how to improve it, but the best times to share it with your community. With the Marketing Cloud, one of the things Adobe realized was the complexities that occurred when users were trying to log in. Today, the company has rolled out a single sign-on feature, which works not only across the entire company, but also with external teams. The goal with single sign-on is to enable users to log in to any of the Marketing Clouds products from a standard interface. Once signed in, Adobe users are going to see a social feed that showcases internal content and hopefully actionable information that employees can use across all of the Marketing Cloud solutions. Adobe Social has also added four new social networks supported by its platform. These include Foursquare, Instagram, Flickr, and LinkedIn. Now, content from these networks can be pulled into Adobe Social enabling users to listen to what their community is saying, where theyve been checking in, photos that have been uploaded, and more.

Adobe Social update brings predictive publishing and integration with Foursquare, Instagram and LinkedIn

Slide02 Adobe Social update brings predictive publishing and integration with Foursquare, Instagram and LinkedIn This comes on top of earlier integrations with Facebook, Google+, Reddit, Tumbler and Twitter, and shows that Adobe believes the buyers of its Marketing Cloud , of which Adobe Social is a major component, are devoting more attention to social marketing. Other new features include new predictive publishing capabilities, which help users determine how much response they are likely to get to individual pieces of content, and when would be the best time to publish. The system is programmed to learn as it goes, so it should get smarter in its recommendations as time passes. Simplified interface There is also a new interface that can be made available to external teams, and a single sign-on so users can get into all the Marketing Cloud solutions through the one interface. Mark Blinder, EMEA Director for Social Marketing Strategy at Adobe, told TRPro: "It's about http://www.blogster.com/designstudio/9-amazing-ways-to-attract-more-visitors-to-your-website making complex problems simpler for the marketer. The biggest problem in social media marketing is establishing the return on investment. "There are three big issues: that social data is different to other marketing data; that there are so many social channels; and the scale of it across the business, which goes from one or two people up to hundreds in some large companies." He said the new version of Adobe Social has been developed in response to feedback from customers that have highlighted these points. "It has a much more streamlined interface and we have hidden a lot of the more complex stuff in filters on the menus on the side," he said. Join TechRadar and get our weekly newsletter Get the week's hottest news stories, our most popular reviews, and fantastic competitions straight to your inbox with our free weekly newsletter.

Adobe Social integrates with more social media

Adobe Anywhere for Video is a new collaborative enterprise-level solution designed to remove the biggest headaches in video production massive file transfers, duplicate media, and proxy files. Adobe Anywhere brings virtual teams of talent together, enabling them to efficiently log, edit, share and finish video productions using standard networks and hardware. The release of Adobe Anywhere supports the latest versions of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Prelude CC that are available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe Anywhere is hosted on-premise and enables production teams to collaborate smoothly and securely. Adobe Anywhere software is installed on a cluster of servers and is powered by two core components: the Adobe Anywhere Collaboration Hub and the Adobe Mercury Streaming Engine. The Adobe Collaboration Hub contains all the project information and metadata, manages user access, and allows multiple team members to access and work on the same project files simultaneously. The Adobe Mercury Streaming Engine is a key technology used across applications and provides real-time, dynamic viewing streams with GPU-accelerated effects of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Prelude CC sequences. The Adobe Mercury Streaming Engine eliminates hours of time spent transferring or duplicating large files and provides remote team members instant access to media files from anywhere.



15-Second Pitch: D. Marden Interior Design

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Marden Interior Design Posted: 07/15/2013 07:48:01 PM MDT Updated: 07/15/2013 07:48:41 PM MDT D. Marden Interior Design ( Picasa ) Business: D. Marden Interior Design Number of employees: One Contact: 3030 Washington St., Boulder 303-442-1152 mardendesign.com The company's pitch: D. Marden Interior Design offers residential design services for the Boulder area. With an artistic vision, a keen sense of aesthetics and a hands-on approach, D. Marden Interior Design specializes in a wide variety of design projects, both big and small. Submit your pitch: Pitch your business by visiting dailycamera.com/submit . Click on "Submit Business" under the 15-Second Pitches category.

crowdSPRING and Sage North America Announce Design Competition Finalists

This was revealed by Pathfinder Internationals country representative, Dr Tauseef Ahmed, who was talking to The Express Tribune. He said Pakistan has a very high maternal mortality ratio as every year 15,000 mother lose their lives during childbirth. The right of woman to live a healthy reproductive life is seriously abrogated by the state due to non-provision of family planning services required to meet her reproductive needs, he added. Tauseef said that during the last decade Pakistans FP programme was never given due priority in terms of perspective plan implementation. Rather it has frequently faced limited resource allocations and short and delayed releases. Meanwhile, accountability has been missing at all levels: providers, administrative heads or district managers, he lamented. He emphasised that Pakistan needed political will to re-design family planning services to reach out all needy women. We should have a clear and comprehensive policy to be managed by a commission with full authority, he said. Pakistan faces a population explosion and yet it maintains a programme with no focus on women, he added. He was of the view that one of the major reasons behind the tremendous increase in Pakistans population was non-availability of the FP services near peoples homes, in addition to poor services by facility staff and misperceptions regarding husbands dislike for use of contraception. Our service provision has never been client friendly and a large number of facilities never provide such FB services. Furthermore, our system does not have any outlet to provide services to men, he said. He said that commodity pushing the FP programme in Pakistan resulted in skewed contraceptive method-mix. High proportion of women uses inefficient methods or adopts tubal ligation as a last resort after having 5-6 births. A small number of women use methods like oral pills, IUCDs and injectables, he added. Lack of access to services is a major factor why poor women have as many as two unwanted pregnancies compared to 0.5 unwanted pregnancies among richer women, he said. Contraceptive use rose from 12% to 28% in the period 1991 and 2001 but is currently only 35% according to National Institute of Population (NIPS) 2013. He said the FP programme, unfortunately, remained in a state of confusion and its significance was not understood.

Ten Best Wordpress Design Companies Named by bestwebdesignagencies.com for July 2013

Image Caption in May 2012, Sage One helps entrepreneurs manage their income and expenses with a simple, easy-to-use online accounting solution that includes invoicing, project and task management and sharing features that streamline and automate manual, time-intensive business management processes. Integration with Sage Payment Solutions and PayPal was launched January 31, 2013. Users can now get paid faster by generating an invoice in Sage One that contains a link that allows their customers to immediately pay the invoice online with a credit card or PayPal account. "Sage One http://designstudionews.doodlekit.com/blog/entry/3268373/the-10-commandments-of-freelance-designer is designed to support entrepreneurs as they run their businesses, to help them get paid faster and focus on doing what they do best," said Henry Benamram, general manager, Sage One. "So looking to crowdSPRING as a resource for fresh, creative thought while also supporting the small business and independent designer -- it's a natural fit for us." "We are thrilled to join forces with Sage One, a recognized leader in business management software. Brands recognize crowdSPRING as the trusted leader in creative crowdsourcing, and we are confident that the strength and talent of our creative community will provide Sage One with an outstanding landing page design that will offer their users a great experience," said Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky, cofounders of crowdSPRING. crowdSPRING is the world's #1 marketplace for custom logo design, web design, graphic design, industrial design and writing services. Entrepreneurs and small businesses simply post what they need, when they need it and how much they want to pay. Once posted, over 138,000 creatives from 200+ countries around the world submit an average of 110 options for the buyer to choose from until they find "the one." To view the original crowdSPRING project, visit: http://www.crowdspring.com/landing-page/project/2347376_sage-one-new-product-landing-page/details/ About crowdSPRING crowdSPRING is an online marketplace for custom logo design , web design , graphic design, industrial design and writing services. Entrepreneurs and small businesses simply post what they need, when they need it and how much they want to pay. Once posted, more than 138,000 creatives from 200+ countries around the world submit an average of 110 options for the buyer to choose from until they find "the one." crowdSPRING is a privately held company based in Chicago. For more information, visit http://www.crowdspring.com . To learn more about the world of small business, startups, design, marketing and business strategy, follow crowdSPRING's blog , its Twitter stream or its Facebook page. About The Sage Group plc Sage Group plc is a leading global provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, creating greater freedom for them to succeed. Sage understands how and why each business is unique.

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Each month the best Wordpress development companies are put through an in-depth analysis of their Wordpress development services in order to account for the latest developments and achievements of competing custom development agencies. Thousands of companies are considered for the evaluation process while only the best based on the proprietary evaluation process are included in the rankings. The Ten Best Wordpress Development Companies for July 2013 are: 1) Candid Software 2) OneIMS - Integrated Marketing Solutions 3) Netmark.com 4) iSquare Technologies 5) AskGraphics 6) Red Evolution 7) NorthStudio 8) Studio 7 Designs Inc. 9) HexaDesigners 10) Clikzy Creative The process used by bestwebdesignagencies.com for evaluating and ranking the best custom Wordpress design services involves the use of a set of evaluation criteria to determine which companies produce the most comprehensive service. The set of evaluation criteria consists of five areas of evaluation most commonly associated with successful Wordpress design and development projects in areas including design standards, design quality, development quality, code security, and service. ABOUT bestwebdesignagencies.com bestwebdesignagencies.com is an independent research firm with a dedication to providing a list of the best web design companies and web development firms in the industry. Through meticulous research and developed methods for evaluating and ranking companies, bestwebdesignagencies.com has provided customers of web design and development services with a great resource to find a top performing web design company. Evaluations are carried out by a specialized team of researchers who examine thousands of applicants each month. bestwebdesignagencies.com provides their rankings free of charge to companies and individuals searching for a quality web design firm or looking for other design and development services with updates being provided on the first of each month. The website also provides information and resources for those looking to learn more about web design and development services. For the rankings of the best Wordpress design and development companies visit: http://wordpress-designer.bwdarankings.com/best-wordpress-developer Companies interested in being featured in the rankings can visit: http://www.bestwebdesignagencies.com/rankings/web-design-agencies/apply-for-ranking Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10938485.htm PRWeb.com



Web Design Is SEO | Most Important SEO Factors To Consider When You?re Designing A Site

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web development is seo If you were offering Search engine optimization webdesign services your head terms would consist of web design, SEO, website design, search engineoptimization and lots more. These head terms are normally the most competitive in a industry so makeuse of variations, think laterally, search for an opening, and youll be obtaining somewhere. Your long tail or tail terms include phrases that relate with your head terms. Get creative; determiningand owning the right long tail terms is a great way to corner your own part of a competitive market. Acouple of good examples for our imaginary web firm might be WordPress website design, e-commerceSEO, New York web design etc. Perform as much keyword research as possible. You can use tools such as Google keyword tool, MarketSamurai, Moz, and dont stop thinking about the invaluable Google search box itself. Since Googlelaunched the instant search results this became even more valuable, the bunch of auto-completesuggestions can explain to you what the world is searching for. Choose and list your head and long tailkeywords and terms cautiously before you go further. Image Related to keywords Utilizing your keywords So, you understand what your keywords are, but what do you do with them? Clearly, search enginesneed to be shown just what your website is all about in order to drive website traffic to you. Yourselected keywords must then be considered during the website design process. Key terms must be used in: Title Tag Footer links and sitemap Header Tags H1 , H2 and H3 But dont over optimize it!

Miami Web Design Company, A Logo Co., Announces That They are Now Building Mobile Websites

A 2013 Best of the Triangle award winner, TheeDesign Studio go here knew it needed to revamp their website to keep up with their award winning designs and image. They also needed to keep up with latest in web technology by using responsive web technology. Responsive web design is a form of advanced website design that anticipates and responds to the screen size on which a website is being displayed. It addresses the evolving landscape of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets by creating fluid and adaptive websites that look great and are user friendly no matter what size or shape device on which they are viewed. Their newly redesigned website is built on WordPress, a functional and high-end content management system. Their responsive website is also search engine friendly, allowing search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo to index and make their web design and internet marketing services visible in search engine rankings. "I'm excited to show off our new responsive website," said TheeDesign Studio President, Richard Horvath. "It was many months in the making, but well worth the effort to be able to have a website that shows up well on mobile devices like smartphones and ipads." Visit the newly designed website at http://www.theedesign.com . For more information about their web design and internet marketing services, call 919-341-8901 or visit their new website . About TheeDesign Studio TheeDesign Studio is an award-winning web design and internet marketing firm in Raleigh, NC.

Raleigh Web Design Agency Launches Redesigned and Responsive Website

Responsive web design is aimed to provide visitors an optimal experience, including easy navigation, high quality image display, increased speed/responsiveness to clicking links, and reducing the need to resize, pan, and scroll. Without using RWD, websites may not be accessible or understood on the various devices, especially on smartphones. A Logo Co.s owner and designers understand the need for their clients websites to be accessible in all forms, especially via cell phone. Nowadays, more and more consumers rely on and use personal devices and cell phones to browse the internet, search for information, and make purchases. Therefore, the need for businesses websites to be constructed, altered, or redesigned using RWD has become almost critical to the success of a business. A Logo Co.s designers are not only experts in graphic design, but know exactly how to build websites that portray the most professional appearance and are easily navigated on every device, from computer to mobile phones. Mobile web design, using RWD, requires a different set of rules than what may have been used in the past. With the guidance of the project manager and/or graphic designer, A Logo Co. ensures its clients the complete package. While the top priority is to bring the clients vision to reality, clients will be given step-by-step guidance in regards to what will work the best, enhance a site's optimal viewing experience, as well as advice on what will take away from it. Clearly, businesses and organizations that wish to reach the greatest number of people not only have to have a website, as the world wide web is the greatest form of marketing and increasing visibility, but each must cater to the population of those who use mobile phones to surf the web. And with mobile web users making up such a large portion of viewers, it is imperative that businesses and organizations hire companies that specialize in mobile web design and RWD, to ensure the greatest level success. For Miami, A Logo Co .

New Responsive Website Design Can Improve Online Experience for Plastic Surgery Patients in Marietta

Lintner says the staff at Advanced Aesthetic Surgery's Marietta and Woodstock locations is focused on providing excellent patient care, and that extends to the accessibility of information about their practice and what it offers. He explains that he and his staff are dedicated to making themselves readily available for their patients to the best of their ability. Dr. Lintner says the new responsive design of his website reflects this, with a one-touch call option on the site when viewed on a tablet or smartphone, as well as an easily located e-mail link. Other features of the website include: Information about available procedures, including breast augmentation , tummy tuck, and more Staff profiles Links to the practice's Facebook page and YouTube channel Access to new patient forms Financing information Information about non-surgical options Dr. Lintner says he strives to improve patient education in an effort to improve their overall experience. For this reason, he stresses the importance of having an informational, easy-to-use website, saying, "when patients are well-informed, they have a better idea of what to expect prior to their procedure." According to the Marietta plastic surgeon , he also believes in the importance of honesty, often advising patients against procedures that may not be necessary for achieving their aesthetic goals. Dr. Lintner notes that having the necessary resources available helps patients to better understand what each type of procedure is realistically able to accomplish. In order to provide his current and prospective patients with a wealth of comprehensive, detailed procedural information that is easily accessible, Dr.



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