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6 Steps To Creating A Knockout Online Portfolio

6 Steps To Creating A Knockout Online Portfolio
As the Chief Designer of Behance, few people are better at identifying a great online portfolio than Matias Corea. While judging contests, looking for new talent, and conducting design research for Behance, he has reviewed thousands of creative portfolios on the web. To get some insight on what works (and what doesn’t!) when it comes to showcasing creative work online, I chatted with Matias about his observations and extracted six simple tips for building a knockout creative portfolio: 1. Take a step back, and curate your best work. Take the time to look at all of your work and carefully choose the right pieces for your portfolio.”One piece of advice I got from my mentor was to always showcase the type of work you want to be doing in the future,” says Matias. Always showcase the type of work you want to be doing in the future. 2. Now that you’ve edited the work you want to show, get into the nitty-gritty of each project and think about how to best present it. NOVUM 11/11 by Paperlux 3. 4.

17 Free Apps / Services that I Use to Run My Business I love free stuff, who doesn’t. After going through the software and services I use to run my business, I was pleasantly surprised how many were free. I do not mind paying for software, but I also don’t mind using software that may have ads running to pay the developers. 1) Gmail – I use gmail for 95% of my emails. Related Building Wealth as a Photographer By far one of the most influential and yet devastating things I ever realized in my career was that Photography alone is not a viable path to become wealthy or… In "Business" How to Create a Gritty Portfolio Layout – Tutorial How to Create a Gritty Portfolio Layout – Tutorial Already a member? In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a gritty portfolio layout. This is the final result. To start this tutorial you will need to create a new document. Create a new layer, and with brush tool ( with a big round brush tip ) add a single point in the middle of the layout. Change the blending mode for this layer to Overlay. In the middle of your portfolio layout you can create a shape with Rounded Rectangle Tool. Right under this shape i will create a new shape. On the footer of this portfolio layout i will create a new shape. here i will add some text with our copyright text, and if you want you can add also some social bookmarking icons. I will return to the first shape created in this tutorial, and i will go to Filter > Noise > Add noise. On top of this shape i will draw some white highlights. I will use Shape tool to create another area on the bottom of the layout. Now i will create the notebook spiral.

The best independent photobooks of 2013 | Art and design Fleeting shots … an image from Óscar Monzón's KARMA. Photograph: Óscar Monzón The photobook is still how most people absorb photography, and as the thriving book markets at Unseen Amsterdam and Paris Photo proved, this year has been another vintage year for limited-edition artists' books made by photographers and designers. In my recent selection of photography books of 2013, I chose two self-published titles that have made a stir this year: The Pigs by Carlos Sportonni and Dalston Anatomy by Lorenzo Vitturi. Óscar Monzón: KARMA (RVB) Winner of the Aperture first book award at Paris Photo and deservedly so, Monzón's snatched pictures of people in cars at night – arguing, daydreaming, snorting cocaine – is visceral and transgressive. Carolyn Drake: Two Rivers (self-published) An Uzbek woman in her courtyard in the covering her husband wishes her to wear in public. John Cage and William Gedney: Iris Garden (Little Brown Mushroom) Marten Borgen: Tractor Boys (Dewi Lewis) Control Order House.

Cut the Clutter, How to Create a Professional Work Portfolio Creating a personal identity seems to be one of the most difficult tasks for a designer. For some reason, it is infinitely easier determining how others should project themselves. Unfortunately, this is no excuse to have an outdated, unorganized, or overall weak portfolio. Find out how to improve your portfolio at the jump. We are in a unique situation with current technology allowing us to advertise ourselves and our work to potentially anyone in the world. It would be a shame if we didn't take advantage of resources like Twitter, Facebook, Dribbble, LinkedIn, a personal website, Pinterest (Yes, I said Pinterest. You are Your Portfolio With current technology, your life is a lot more transparent. Update Your Portfolio Regularly Keep all your profiles up to date and consistent. You Will Always be Judged by Your Weakest Piece This simple bit of advice goes a long way. Include the Type of Projects you Wish to Receive Let Your Work be the Hero

Creating a custom HTML theme Want to create a custom look for your blog? If you’re comfortable hand-coding HTML, then you’ve come to the right place! If not, choose from hundreds of beautiful themes in the Theme Garden. Introduction Tumblr is built around seven key post types: text, photos, links, quotes, chat, audio, and video. Be sure to customize your theme around these types so that your posts show up beautifully on your blog, on the Dashboards of your followers, and on other blogs when they’re reblogged. Pro-tips Try to avoid posting external images and embedded media in text posts. Get Started Click the name of your blog at the top of the Dashboard or under the list icon at the top.Click “Customize appearance” on the right column.Click “Edit HTML” below the theme thumbnail on the left. Tumblr has two types of special operators used to render content in your HTML. Variables are used to insert dynamic data like your blog's title or description: Example <html><head><title>{Title}</title></head><body> ... Basic Variables

1stDelicious: Create A Simple Clean Portfolio Layout In Photoshop Hello there everybody and welcome to another PSD web design tutorial here at 1stwebdesigner! In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Simple Clean Portfolio layout in Photoshop. A few techniques discussed in this tutorial will include the use of proper spacing, typography and colors. We’ll be using really light color scheme and design is meant to be really minimal for portfolio type of website. Let’s get started – I hope you will make out together with me until successful finish together ! By the way in few days you’ll see also PSD TO HTML tutorial to this design – so keep up, design this template so you can immediately code it into live design!! *Updated – here is Detailed PSD to HTML tutorial Resources you will need to complete this tutorial: Here is what we will making, click on image for full preview: Step1: Working with Site Structure Before we get started download first 960grid system for easy Guideline creation. Open 960_download\templates\photoshop\960_grid_12_col.psd Drop Shadow

No right click code, disable copy paste, block right click Handy Hint : There are numerous ways to secure and protect your web site from those who want to steal your content or images. Firstly you can add a no right click code for images. Next adding a no right click javascript to protect your HTML and disabling copy and paste will also go a long way to help website security. Secure your website with JavaScript, NO RIGHT CLICK for Images Have you ever worked really hard on graphics for your site only to find later that someone has stolen them as their own. Use the script below so when someone right clicks to save an image off your page, a message will come up letting people know that your information is copyrighted. This script may not work in all browsers, and is not foolproof. Copy and paste the following code, and make sure it comes right after your <HEAD> tag: <script language=JavaScript> var message="Function Disabled!" "NO RIGHT CLICK" for Source Disable Copy and Paste for greater website security. Make Your Source Code Vanish.

Paper portfolios: 5 beautiful examples to inspire you | Portfolios Sadly, paper portfolios appear to be a bit of a rarity these days. But, thankfully, there are many designers who still recognise the power of print. Done properly, a handheld, printed portfolio can really make your work stand out and leave a long lasting impression. Subscription offer Therefore, we scoured the web to find some brilliant examples of paper portfolios. Italian graphic design studio Happycentro was behind this beautiful, handcrafted portfolio for modular merchandising systems company ALU. The result was this gorgeous book containing illustrations and typography made with paper cuttings. 02. US-based graphic designer Nathan Hinz developed this beautiful, handheld portfolio back in the days before everybody went online. Hinz comments on Behance: "It allowed for a quick overview and served as a rich presentation in one book. 03. Dyla Rosli is an intern graphic designer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 04. 05. Another day is the graphic design studio of Yorick de Vries.

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