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Before & After magazine

Before & After magazine
Today . . . design something beautiful Do you love (or just need to know) graphic design? At Before & After, you’ll learn how to design Web pages, brochures, presentations, logos, ads, business cards, magazines, business documents, posters, and more — Watch Read Excerpts: Type 1:14 Color :46 Grid :56 Cropping :50 Gestalt :47 Budget 1:14

42 Free Online Magazines for Designers Art and design magazines are designers close companion. Not only it feeds us with latest trends and news in the design industry, it’s also a good source of inspiration, particularly useful for those who hit the design block frequently. Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s a huge pool of free design magazines on the net; we meant those softcopy magazines you can either browse online or download (.PDF, .SWF) for offline viewing. Before & After's creative director John McWade's conversations with subscribers After posting my comment last week about printer points (72 per inch) matching Mac screen resolution (72 pixels per inch), I got wake-up calls from readers Saul Bottcher and Mordy Golding. Said Mr. Bottcher . . . “Nooooo! Not the 72 ppi [pixels per inch] myth again! Your tips are normally great, but you have just done a disservice to any designer who is trying to make digital and print work together.

The Three Effective Ways to Search The Web Educators Must Know about Using websites in the classroom is one of the easiest and less stressful ways of integrating technology into teaching. There is a large and constantly expanding collection of resources and learning materials online. The web with its growing repository of information and knowledge has certainly turned into a window on the wider world outside your class, and is of course, a readily available set of authentic material.Acessing the content of web sites and using it with students in the classroom is not a task with no risks. There are a set of measures and steps to be taken before one can ensure the usability and appropriateness of what to include within a course book. Several educators underrate the ability to efficiently and quickly search through Internet content and find suitable resources thinking that it is a simple task that any internet user can use with such an ease that no prior search knowledge is needed.

The Podcast - CanonBlogger An integral part of my online presence is the regular podcast: Learning Digital Photography. It started with occasional vid-casts and audio shorts published here on the blog (the early years, if you prefer). These video recordings are available from the now very much dated “Learning Resource Center“. 30 Bizarre and Creative Packaging Design Examples Inspiration November 1, 2010 One of the things that identifies the image of a product is its packaging. Few elements like striking graphics, attractive colors, and unusual shapes are carefully thought of to come up with packaging design that catches the attention of the consumers.

What's New in Lightroom 3 beta Share this Episode Autoplay End of Video Show End Screen Default Quality Adjust your embed size below, then copy and paste the embed code above. 10 Must Have Bookmarklets for Teachers Here are some examples of interesting bookmarklets for teachers and students: 1- Pin it This is for Pinterest. All it takes is a single click to pin an article. 2- This is for Scoopit , the content curation service, if you are a Scoopit member then install it on your browser. 3- Short URL This one here shortens long URLs using the Bitly service. 4- Capture Screenshot You can use this to capture screenshots of the web page you are browsing and upload it to Flickr, Evernot and other services. ( when you click on this link scroll down to the bottom to find the bookmarklet to drag). 5- Google Site Search This one here allows you to search any website for the content it has regardless of whether it has a search facility or not.

Blog Behind The Scenes With The Property Brothers A People Magazine video showing the behind the scenes of my recent book cover shoot with Drew and Jonathan Scott. Read More Men's Book Cover & Feature Story The BIGGEST ever list of design resources! - ProofHQ Following the huge success of last year’s “World’s Biggest Ever List of Graphic Design Blogs”, we’ve decided that we should turn it into an annual event – after all, more people than ever before are blogging and the talent pool continues to grow. This year, we’ve added in some additional categories including typography and image sourcing sites to help you along your way. The list is at least 40% larger than last year and is the one stop shop for all that you could need in terms of inspiration, reference material or tools for you to use.

RAW deathmatch – Lightroom 3 vs DXO 6 vs Capture One 5 vs Bibble With new releases in RAW processing software, I decided to take a look at the newest professional programs and see how they measure up in terms of image quality, features, UI and speed. The results will surprise you. The latest RAW converters preview for 2013 is now available. Read it! The lineup Five Great Free Screen Capture Tools for Teachers and Students I have recently received some emails from teachers asking me about some free screen capturing and annotating tools. In fact there are several such tools online but only few work effectively for us in education. There are also various extensions and add-ons for both Chrome and Firefox users that let them exactly do the same thing these tools do. Anyway the following is a meticulously prepared list of tools teachers and even studnets will find useful particularly when preparing annotated pictures for tutorials and other lesson related activities. 1- Bounce Bounce is a great screen capturing tool.

Chris MacAskill & Chris Klapheke Interviews. Plus Rick & Juan Answer Your Questions / DPE Podcast 11.15.10 In this episode of the DPE podcast Rick interviews Chris MacAskill, co-founder of SmugMug, Juan & Rick interview Chris Klapheke, owner of Outdoor Photo Gear, and between the two interviews Rick and Juan answer your questions. BTW, this is our first year anniversary podcast! Thanks to all of our listeners who have made this podcast the success that it is. THANK YOU! Please keep sending those questions our way, Rick and I truly enjoy hearing from you and answering any questions you may have. No question is too basic or too advanced. 20 Creative, Interesting, and Amusing Advertisements A good advertisement will draw a prospective customer’s attention towards your product. That is what every business really wants, aside from you actually purchasing their product. In this article we will round up 20 great ads that cover many different styles but all have one thing in common, that is they connect to their audience. The average consumer isn't going to spend more than a minute reading or staring at an advertisement they see on a webpage or on a billboard. The average time a person spends on an ad outside is 1.7 seconds, and 15 seconds on the Internet. The Internet has transformed us into fast browsers who skim through articles (hopefully not this one) and quickly glance at product advertisements they see every day.

The Photographer's Business Coach Welcome to the Photographer’s Business Coach! I’ve been a photographer now for the past 22 years. In that time, I’ve shot big-budget ad campaigns, weddings of all shapes and sizes, portraits for families rich and not-so-rich and traveled the world photographing fantastic people and places. One lesson that I’ve learned over and over through the years is that the challenges of being a professional photographer often have nothing to do with photography.