Visual Communications

75+ High-Res Textures from Photographypla.net – only $11! – MightyDeals

Humans are a pretty visual bunch. We like to see detail and depth in everything, even websites. That’s where something as simple as textures can make a huge difference in a website’s appearance. If you’re looking to start using textures or simply add to your already texture-filled artist’s toolbox, you’ll want to cast your eyes on this truly unique Mighty Deal.

Composed of two beautiful texture packs from Photographypla.net, this bundle includes 88 gorgeous, handcrafted textures. Super high-quality, the textures in the Watercolored Textures and Colored Grunge Textures collections were all carefully handcrafted to offer a real breath of texture fresh air. And for a limited time only, you can get both beautiful texture collections for only $11!

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Creating a Successful Media Database | Videomaker.com

A database is a tool for storing, organizing, searching, investigating and displaying mass amounts of information and how it relates to even more information. Ahhh! Information management…. this sounds like something we can use in our production.

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Design lessons for everyone, curated by top designers – Hack Design

I have posted this before but think it is a really good resource for all designers and photographers – DeAnn

An easy to follow design course for people who do amazing things.

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TypeTalk: The Five Best (and most underused) Features of OpenType Fonts | CreativePro.com

OpenType fonts have been the font format of choice for the last decade or so, significantly outperforming the technologically outdated Type1 and TrueType fonts. But in spite of these advances, many designers and font users are not familiar with the amazing power and creativity-inspiring features of these fonts, all of which can allow for more expressive, sophisticated, and professional typography.

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How to dominate any niche or industry – GDB

Dominating niches is actually pretty simple. It takes some legwork, and it takes hard work to get it going, but overall it’s pretty simple.

Now, when I say “dominating a niche,” I mean you become a “go to” guy or gal for a specific industry. In our creative marketing agency, we’re starting to do this for a specific niche of food packaging. In the past, we’ve done it for fitness and a couple of other industries too.

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Watch the Online Video Course Getting Started in Graphic Design

Watch the Online Video Course Getting Started in Graphic Design.

Save up to 45% in the Fall Design Sale from Peachpit | Peachpit

35% OFF ONE, 45% OFF TWO OR MORE DESIGN TITLES

September 15 – 23, 2014

with code: FALLDESIGN14

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Why ‘doing work that matters’ doesn’t mean you have to quit your job – GDB

Half a decade ago, I along with half the world, it feels like got caught up in the lifestyle business craze when I read Tim Ferris’ The Four Hour Workweek for the first time.Since then I’ve read dozens and dozens of books on self-help, entrepreneurship, lifestyle design, and more.And there’s one phrase that has really made the rounds. One that has turned into a bit of a buzzword in books and on the internet. And I totally understand why: it’s inspiring.Here’s the phrase: “Do work that matters.”

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Create Stylish Transitions Using Simple Body Wipes | Videomaker.com

While post production programs might have dozens of preset transitions to choose from, most of them are off limits when it comes to professional production. Nothing takes a viewer out of a story faster than a cube spin transition. A simple dissolve can work wonders to show the passage of time or a change in location, but what if you’re looking for something a bit more dynamic? In this segment we show you how to use two types of body wipe transitions using simple shooting techniques and a little bit of post-production to pull it off.

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Adobe InDesign CC Learn by Video (2014 release) Video Deal of the Week | Peachpit

Adobe InDesign CC Learn by Video (2014 release)

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This critically-acclaimed interactive training program from Adobe Press offers exceptional quality high-definition video to teach the fundamentals of Adobe Indesign CC (2014 release). Including more than 9 hours of video tutorials, the course comes complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. Experienced instructor Chad Chelius presents a comprehensive introduction to InDesign, including best practices as well as fundamental layout and document styling concepts

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