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Datavisual. Vector Illustration: 60+ Illustrator Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices. Jul 14 2008 Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool for illustrating various elements one can use for web pages and print design.

Vector Illustration: 60+ Illustrator Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices

However, it’s important to know what to do in order to powerfully use its tools and achieve certain effects. So, step-by-step tutorials can provide a lot of help, thats why we spent a lot of time searching for the best tutorials out there and the result was 60 remarkable illustrator tutorials, tips, best practices from some of the best illustrators and artists; besides you’ll also find references to brilliant illustrator portfolios out there. Let’s take a look at some of the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials we’ve found in the Web so far.

34 Photoshop Tutorials That Will Leave You Looking Like A Pro. Design This time we are bringing you a lot of Photoshop tutorials on all sorts of topics.

34 Photoshop Tutorials That Will Leave You Looking Like A Pro

It's meant to be a good collection for those who aren't quite pro yet, but want to be. From making amazing business cards to bringing a stone statue to life, these take us through hours and hours of practicing those skills. These tutorials are some of the best and varied out there. Data journalism tools. Tech & Tools. Izitru Trusted Photos. GeoSocial Footprint. Google search tips for journalists. Google search tips for journalists Google’s Stephen Rosenthal came in to the WSJ today to deliver a presentation on Google tools for journalists (there’s a video here as it was done via a Google Hangout On Air).

Google search tips for journalists

One of the things Stephen did was go through the Google search operators. I’m listing the most useful ones for journalists. Some of these were shared by Stephen and I have added a couple more. A site search libor That will search for mentions of the word ‘libor’ on A site search is super useful. Additional tip: You can search Facebook or LinkedIn in this way too. Stack Overflow. Html Color Codes. 75+ tools for investigative journalists. Geographic Locations and Boundaries - DataSF. Piknik Color Picker. For all who ♥ color. Printable Paper. San Francisco Planning Department : Map Library. DataSF.

San Francisco Property Information Map. NatGeo Mapmaker Interactive. Customize the map and save it to make it your own with bookmarks, drawings, labels, and more.

NatGeo Mapmaker Interactive

Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis. Free mobile & web prototyping for designers – Marvel. Outils pour les médias – Google. Getting started in data journalism: the first steps in a story. Data journalism can be a daunting task for some, so Steve Doig, professor of journalism at the University of Arizona, ran through the first steps for delegates at the International Journalism Festival yesterday.

Getting started in data journalism: the first steps in a story

Finding story ideas Data is everywhere now, he said, and most social issues or human interest stories will have some data tied to it somewhere. Stories on local beats may have patterns, so it is worth looking at the areas you are used to covering to spot them. If you're still stuck for a place to start though, Doig recommended getting inspiration from other projects or stories. "If there is some kind of social problem or criminal activity in one city, chances are it is going on in your city also," he said, so reporters could look at recent stories from further afield and see if they apply more locally.

There are more explicit places to look though. 16 Best Pinterest Style Wordpress Themes Of 2013. Share on Twitter1Share on Facebook0Share on Google Plus0Share on Stumbleupon0Share on Reddit0 Pinterest is a pin-board style photo sharing social network that has gained immense popularity in recent years – and with good reason.

16 Best Pinterest Style Wordpress Themes Of 2013

Much of this popularity lies in its visually-appealing grid-based layout that focuses on content. Its UI is so seamless that you can spend hours on the site and not even notice it. With an interface that is designed to emphasize the beauty of images, Pinterest website style templates are an ideal for photography wordpress themes but also for bloggers, and even entrepreneurs, to showcase their collections. Below are some of the best Pinterest inspired WordPress themes that you can use to create a visually-stunning (not to mention addictive) websites. The themes in this articles come from: Updated: 20th November 2013 Enpine More Info Enpine WordPress themeshas obviously been heavily influenced by Pinterest in its grid-based responsive layout and it looks great.

Untitled. 50 free Photoshop actions. Adobe's flagship image-editing software Photoshop has a powerful programming language built-in that allows you to record tasks as an 'action' and replay the steps to complete the task automatically.

50 free Photoshop actions

Not only can you record your own but you can also import actions, opening up a whole range of effects and time-saving options – whether you're using an older CS or have signed up to the very latest Creative Cloud version. Mr. Data Converter. Create Easy Infographics, Reports, Presentations. Create and share visual ideas online. Create infographics & online charts. Original Content Marketing for Brands. Create a map. PreDown. Investigative Dashboard.

Interactive Journalism. Get Colors from Image. With the magic of HTML5 you can get colors from any image with this simple online tool.

Get Colors from Image

To use this new color tool it's recomended that you upgrade your web browser to the latest version. (For the full HTML5 support). Step 1: Select image from your computer and click "Show image" button. Scaled version of the image will show up. Step 2: Click anywhere on the image to choose an area. 9x9 pixels will be magnified in a small box. Step 3: Click anywhere in the small box to select desired color. Step 4: Click again on the image to choose another 9x9 pixels area. Color Code: Interesting fact :) This is probably the only tool of this kind that doesn't upload your images on the webserver to do the magic. 'Free and easy' data journalism tools from Pew Research Center. Credit: Image by JM on Logo Design Web.

'Free and easy' data journalism tools from Pew Research Center

Some rights reserved. Data journalism was once known as "computer-assisted reporting" and was the reserve of investigative journalists with the resources and experience to collect and analyse data. With online and digital tools, however, the field has been opened up to all. "There's so much more data available out there," said Robyn Tomlin, chief digital officer at the Pew Research Center, speaking at the International Newsroom Summit in Amsterdam today. Tabula: Extract Tables from PDFs. WikiWash.