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Alice in Videoland: the Interactive Storybook In another moment down went Alice after him without a thought as to how she’d get out again. She plummeted head over heels into what must have been an old, capped well. Either the well was very deep or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time to look about her on the way down. At first it was too dark for her to see anything, but as her eyes adjusted, she could make out what seemed to be cupboards, bookshelves, paintings, lining the walls she was rushing past. Collection de peinture Outil Sai Tutoriels EmailShare 97EmailShare Make dream-like and awesome paintings and digital artworks and photo manipulations with your Paint Tool Sai with the help of these useful and must-see tutorials. Easy Paint Tool Sai is a light-weight yet very powerful painting software in painting and coloring digital artworks and drawings. This program is becoming more and more popular and used by many digital artists, manga or anime artists and graphic designers both professionals and enthusiasts because compared to other similar software, Paint Tool Sai is simple but fully integrated with tools used in digital painting and airbrushing which is preferred by many non-professional artists.
Flashless Animation Animation in a Flashless world When I splashed down in web design four years ago, the first thing I wanted to do was animate a cartoon in the browser. I’d been drawing comics for years, and I’ve wanted to see them come to life for nearly as long. Webportio - graphical resource of Adobe Fireworks Jump to: content | navigation Flat App website Home > Website templates > Flat App website 2 likes File Size: 1.35 MB
Mypaint 1.1 ; A guide through the new features At the very end of 2012, the code of the famous free and open-source digital-painting program Mypaint 1.1 was released. If you still using Mypaint 1.0 , you might be interested to see what happened into this one year of change. For reading an excellent review about it , please read the very cool and full article wrote by Alexandre Prokoudine on Libre Graphic World , he also made a cool video. Here I will focus on writing a review for Mypaint 1.0 user, to let them know what changed and how they will benefit from it.
Wireframing & Prototyping with Adobe Fireworks - Resources and Tutorials Adobe Fireworks is one of the most popular application choices amongst web designers for wireframing and prototyping. There are many reasons as for prototyping with Fireworks over any other graphic editor, but we won’t go into them with this post (perhaps you could try this one: A Case for Adobe Fireworks against Photoshop and Illustrator). What this post will offer is a comprehensive starting point and reference for any designer who would like to take those first Fireworks steps and are not very sure where to begin. We promise, once you start using Fireworks for wireframing you will never go back.
MyPaint 1.1.0 released with new blending modes and color tools Martin Renold et al. released a new version of MyPaint, a free digital painting app. For many users this will be an exciting upgrade, for others — a good reason to try MyPaint for the first time. We did a quick overview of most important changes, such as new blending modes, symmetric painting mode, direct frame editing on canvas, blending modes and new color tools. However, if you are not a video person, read below. Color tools There are two big changes here: how you select colors and how you work with color harmony. Finishing and Detailing a Sculpey (Polymer Clay) Sculpture Sculpey is a great medium to sculpt with, especially for smaller sculptures that require a lot of detail and/or need an armature to support extremities or to create movement in a piece. Here I will go through the steps I use for the final details of a sculpture and the tools I use to do so. This sculpture is made with Super Sculpey, which is a polymer clay that can be cured in the oven by baking at 275° F. There are a few varieties of Sculpey- the "regular" kind, (which is white) the beige "Super" Sculpey which is slightly harder in feel and can get more detail. There is also a grey "Firm" Sculpey which is quite hard.
The 10 best new web design tools in March On account of not really being a tool it's not on the main list, but a special shout out this month goes to I am the fold. You might say it's a tool for your brain that teaches about the perils of designing for the fold; each line on the page is a kind of shadow left by a previous visitor representing their viewport height. There are lots and lots of lines on that page, appearing in a great variance of positions. Win clients & work smarter with our FREE ebook: get it now! Also new is libraries.io, a searchable repository of open source libraries, frameworks and modules that's useful for discovering things. Event promotion 3 top tools every 3D artist should know about Which 3D tools are the best on the market? That's a difficult question to answer definitively, but what we can tell you is which ones artists like the most. That's because every year, the CG Awards sees the industry vote for their favourite tech. And in the Best New Application category, these are the three tools that came out on top in 2014.
Password Strength Meter design pattern The currently entered password in the password field is measured on an often horizontal scale from none to max security. If the password is weak then only a small portion of the horizontal bar is highlighted, and oppositely if the password is strong then a larger portion of the horizontal bar is highlighted. The password strength is also appropriately indicated by coloring the bar in a color associative with good or bad: Green indicating a strong password and red indicating a weak password.
5 rules for visual direction in interaction design 03. Ensure visual consistency Consistency is important in all aspects of interaction design, not just visuals. However, inconsistencies in visuals are glaring (just check out the The World's Worst Website Ever to get a vision of design hell). Consistency creates a sense of logic in how your site is designed and arranged, which creates a more gratifying experience (and we all know happy users are returning users). People prefer consistency because, as we mentioned before, it improves predictability (which increases learnability).