Friday, 30 March 2012

30 Free UI Kits reports: [edited]

Having a set of editable UI elements is essential for every web-designer to make fast layouts and prototypes for their projects. We have collected 30 of the best free UI kits you can find around the Internet.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

How To Typeset A Poster

Imprint reports: [edited]

Bowne & Co., Stationers at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York frequently produces beautiful letterpress keepsakes. This one from 1989, "Nineteenth Century Job Printing Display - The Poster" is a delightful little guide to the dos and don'ts. Using their enviable stock of metal types, 200 copies were printed on a Vandercook Universal I.

The text was adapted from "The Letter-Press Printer: A Complete Guide to the Art of Printing; Containing Practical Instructions for Learners at Case, Press and Machine" (London, 1881).

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Friday, 23 March 2012

Photoshop CS6 Beta

Adobe reports: [edited]

Explore Photoshop CS6 beta for a preview of some of the incredible performance enhancements, imaging magic, and creativity tools we are working on. Discover for yourself why Photoshop CS6 software will be a whole new experience in digital image editing.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Increase your chance of camera retrieval

PetaPixel reports: [edited]

If you were to lose your camera today, would anyone who found it be able to get in touch with you?

If not, it might be a good idea to put a couple of 'digital dog tags' on your camera’s memory card.

First, add a photo with your contact information onto the card so that anyone looking through the photos on the camera will come across it.

Next, add a series of text documents to the root directory of your memory card (the first directory that appears when you access the card on a computer) with file names that contain your contact info.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Beautiful Chalk Lettering

Trendland reports: [edited]

After graduating in 2007 with a BFA in Communication Design from The University of North Texas, Dana Tanamachi moved to New York City to design Broadway show posters.

Since then Dana works full time as a custom chalk letterer and has been commissioned by clients such as West Elm, Rugby Ralph Lauren, Google, The Ace Hotel, Adidas, EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Lululemon Athletica, and O Magazine.

Thanks to Conrad Gempf for the link

Friday, 16 March 2012

Free Web Design Icons

Tutspress reports: [edited]

We hope you enjoy this top best web design icon sets collection of freebies that we’ve put together for the web development and design community.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Free Photoshop Download: Slab Concrete Buttons

Mighty Deals reports: [edited]

'Slab' consists of 20 buttons styled like a slab of concrete. A Photoshop style is also included to apply to any other objects that you wish, such as a thick typeface. Additionally, the Photoshop file also contains the background texture.

This freebie was created by multimedia designer, Tyler Norris, exclusively for Mighty Deals and our sister site, Webdesigner Depot.

Terms of use: Slab is free for both personal and commercial use to all Mighty Deals subscribers. It cannot be freely distributed.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

iPad - The Third Generation

Faster, LTE (4G) enabled, 5MP camera, and a 2048 x 1536 pixel screen for the same price as the previous model.

For Apple's blurb click here.

For a brief 'hands-on' view click here and here.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Free Mock Up Templates reports: [edited]

Templates are one of the most useful free resources any creative professional can have on hand. They can save hours spent measuring items by hand, calling vendors for specifications, or searching Google for increasingly difficult to find information. Armed with a well made template for the project you need to produce, you can get right to designing.

This month’s Free for All is about templates (and mockups). There are three full pages of resources here, so keep clicking when you get to the bottom of this page.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Adobe Lightroom 4

Digital Photography Review have released an in-depth review of Adobe's latest (and much cheaper) incarnation of its workflow and image editing software.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

10 Commandments for Con Men

Lists of Note reports: [edited]

'Count' Victor Lustig was a con man of considerable note. Born in 1890, by the 1930s he was wanted by approximately 45 law enforcement agencies worldwide. He had 25 known aliases and spoke 5 languages.

In 1925, Lustig posed as a government official in Paris, took five businessmen on a tour of the Eiffel Tower, and then 'sold' it to one of them as 7300 tonnes of scrap metal; the con went so well, he tried it again soon after.

He also wrote the following list of commandments for aspiring con men:

1. Be a patient listener (it is this, not fast talking, that gets a con-man his coups).

2. Never look bored.

3. Wait for the other person to reveal any political opinions, then agree with them.

4. Let the other person reveal religious views, then have the same ones.

5. Hint at sex talk, but don’t follow it up unless the other fellow shows a strong interest.

6. Never discuss illness, unless some special concern is shown.

7. Never pry into a person’s personal circumstances (they’ll tell you all eventually).

8. Never boast. Just let your importance be quietly obvious.

9. Never be untidy.

10. Never get drunk.

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