Visual Communications

Editing in 4K: Minimum System Requirements | Videomaker.com

Looking to edit 4K footage? Needing a bigger and better machine to handle all that data? Determining the best computer system to edit 4K footage is a bit more complicated than just looking at the system requirements of the editing software you want to use. You need to consider your whole post-production workflow to determine the minimum requirements for the work you’re doing, not the minimum the software will run on.

via Editing in 4K: Minimum System Requirements | Videomaker.com.

50% off ebooks Fuel Series | Peachpit

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Do you Fuel Good about your photography and design skills? Are you itching to take better panoramics? Or perhaps learning to design faster Web interactions would make your heart sing? Maybe you’ve decided to dance off to Paris, but are at a loss for how to photograph the city of love and lights? Or, wait—let me guess—you’re a creative person who needs a little career advice?

Whether you’re interested in rockin’ better photography, design, or Web skills, this Fuel Good rhythm won’t quit! Get on up and save 50% on all FuelBooks with code IFUELGOOD, now through September 17.

via Fuel Series | Peachpit.

10 Free Adobe Illustrator Symbols Resource Sites – Speckyboy Web Design Magazine

Illustrator Symbols are a very under rated feature within Illustrator, they let you design quicker illustrations and build a library for quicker reference and to make changes that little bit quicker. If you aren’t already using them you should be.

via 10 Free Adobe Illustrator Symbols Resource Sites – Speckyboy Web Design Magazine.

Free Vectors, Stock Vector Images, Art and Graphics – Vectorportal

Free Vectors, Stock Vector Images, Art and Graphics – Vectorportal.

3D Photoshop eBook Deal of the Week | Adobe Press

3D Photoshop

By Steve Caplin

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3D modeling has become an increasingly important component of Photoshop with the release of Photoshop CC. Now that it’s deeply integrated into Photoshop, more designers are discovering the value of being able to create and incorporate 3D objects into their montages, and artists who had previously shunned 3D modeling are experimenting with it now that the capability is built into the application they’re already using.

via eBook Deal of the Week | Adobe Press.

11 Reasons Why your Infographics Suck

Infographics you all know are ruling the web world. They are everywhere with new ones being launched every now and then. Graphic designers these days are creating cool knowledgeable infographics that ensure to convey the message or impart knowledge in visually appealing manner. Designing these is not as easy as it seems to be when you look at them. Designing an infographics to convey some message to the viewers or o make them understand a concept that too while keeping them engaged till the end is actually a hard nut to crack.

via 11 Reasons Why your Infographics Suck.

How to find more time for your art and creativity–a little trick for you. | Creative Continuing Education for Therapists

I’m from the dinosaur age.  I still use my 2 page per month Day Timer.  I carry it around like a security blanket.  Without it I’m lost because it contains everything I need in order to get the important things done.  I’ve learned that I need to see and feel the paper, stick and re-stick reminders notes, and feel its general heft in order to keep on track.

via How to find more time for your art and creativity–a little trick for you. | Creative Continuing Education for Therapists.

5 Silly Things That Are Holding You Back at Work

Cheryl Lock

Posted on Jun 26, 2014

You show up to the office on time, you’ve never missed a project deadline, and you always refill the coffee pot when you’re done.

What could you possibly be doing wrong?

Maybe nothing. After all, we don’t want to make you paranoid. But, just for peace of mind, check out this list to see if you’re unwittingly doing anything that could be derailing your full career potential. We spoke with career experts to find out the five biggest mistakes that employees make, as well as suggestions on how to fix them.

via 5 Silly Things That Are Holding You Back at Work.

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book: Grown-up Advice on Modern Life from Vintage Children’s Books | Brain Pickings

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book: Grown-up Advice on Modern Life from Vintage Children’s Books

by Maria Popova

A charming compendium of little reminders about what it takes to live a happy and fulfilling life today.

As an enormous lover of vintage children’s books, I was instantly smitten with Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book (public library) — a semi-serious, playful and practical guide to life culling wisdom for modern grown-ups from the iconic Little Golden Books series of mid-century children’s books. From mental and physical health to money to relationships, this charming compendium captions and reframes vibrant vintage illustrations — many by artists whose talent was cultivated under legendary children’s book champion Ursula Nordstrom’s magnanimous wing — as little reminders about what it takes to live a happy and fulfilling life today.

via Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book: Grown-up Advice on Modern Life from Vintage Children’s Books | Brain Pickings.

The Best Body Hacks to Boost Your Productivity at Work

The Best Body Hacks to Boost Your Productivity at Work

 

The human body is marvelous. If you know how to harness its built-in superpowers, you can do so much more than you are right now. Use these small tricks to become a more efficient worker.

via The Best Body Hacks to Boost Your Productivity at Work.