Visual Communications

Fuel Series | Peachpit

Introducing FuelBooks

Need a little boost? Fill up on Fuel! Packed with practical tools and tips that will help you quickly advance your creative skills, FuelBooks get right to the heart of what you need to learn.

Starting at just $5 and written by top photographers, designers, and web professionals, FuelBooks offer friendly, straightforward instruction and innovative ideas to power your creativity!

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In-House Designers: Enter the Competition Just for You!

Will your logo design stand the test of time? It sits as the pillar for any brand—big or small—even if it represents your personal brand. HOW knows that the most effective logos are striking yet simple, evocative but not too expected, and translate into a wide variety of visual applications. Enter the HOW Logo Design Awards for a chance to garner wide exposure and be recognized for your logo design work.

Deadline: August 1, 2014 ENTER NOW!

Why Should you Enter?

Let us reward your logo designs—which we know are the result of painstaking research and brainstorming. Enter the Logo Design Awards and your hard work could pay off in the form of:

A feature in HOW magazine’s “Behind the Design” column

Public recognition in a gallery on HOWDesign.com, a site that nets nearly 3 million visitors annually.

Promotion to 80,000 subscribers of HOW’s e-newsletter

A prize pack of design books from MyDesignShop.com

For full details on prizes and regulations, click here.

Get the recognition your logo design deserves. Send in your work by August 1!

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Exposing for the Sky | Videomaker.com

There’s a world of color out there, but your camera can’t see it all and the sky will play havoc with all that that vibrance. How do you fix it?

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Inkjet Transfers, New Vintage Tintypes Video Deal of the Week | Peachpit

Inkjet Transfers, New Vintage Tintypes

By Bonny Pierce Lhotka

Online Video

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Published Jan 31, 2014 by Peachpit Press.

Learn processes to create new Vintage Tintype images using inkjet emulsion transfers. You will learn several ways to age metal to create unique photographic prints by using DASS SuperSauce™ to transfer pigment inkjet prints to the aged metal. The images are reminiscent of photographic processes of the late 1800′s including tintypes, cyanotypes, and ambrotypes.

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JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, 9th Edition eBook Deal of the Week | Peachpit Press

JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, 9th Edition

By Dori Smith, Tom Negrino

eBook Deal of the Week

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With the proliferation of new, standards-compliant browsers, virtually all users and Web sites can successfully use the latest JavaScript techniques. This task-based, visual-reference guide has been fully revised and uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to give beginning and intermediate scripters what they need to know to keep their skills up-to-date

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Refining Design By Michael Krypel eBook Deal of the Week | Adobe Press

Refining Design

  • By Michael Krypel

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With a focus on the intersection of design, data, and marketing in business, Michael Krypel’s Refining Design uses before-and-after screenshots to show the new level of importance design now plays in the world of business and how changing the standard design process most companies follow can add accountability for driving business and customer value.

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Responsive Logos

Responsive Logos.

Designers: Don’t cover what I’m looking at!

Designers: Don’t cover what I’m looking at!

18 Jul 2014 by paul

Something that’s always frustrated me are websites that darken an image in order to overlay a button or some info when I put my mouse over it.

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Make an Interactive Website | Codecademy

Make an Interactive Website | Codecademy.

Make a Website | Codecademy

Make a Website | Codecademy.