Thursday, 27 June 2013

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Digital Photography Review has a hands-on preview of Sony's upgrade of its premium compact zoom camera.

Improvements include:
- Hot shoe
- Tilting LCD
- WiFi capability
- Backlit 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
- Claimed 40% higher sensitivity in low light

My son, Brook, owns a RX100, and I am very impressed with the quality of the images it produces (comparable to those captured with my Olympus OM-D E-M5) so it will be interesting to see if this new model is a significant improvement on the original.


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The A-Z of stock photo websites

Web Designer Depot reports: [edited]

Stock photo sites are almost always behind any great designer. Good stock photos can do great things for a project, just as bad stock photography can ruin it. Choosing the correct images has a lot to do with picking the right site for your stock needs.

There are tons of sites that offer stock photography for free and for paid subscriptions.We’re going to show you many of the sites that matter and why you may you may be interested in them.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

8 Free Font Sources

Mashable reports: [edited]

Choosing the right font for your Powerpoint presentation or design project is serious business. Fortunately there are thousands of fonts you can download for free.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

200 Free Food Icons

Smashing Magazine reports: [edited]

We are pleased to feature a set of 200 useful and beautiful foodie icons. This freebie was created by the team behind Freepik, and at the time of writing it’s the largest set of food icons available on the web in one pack.

The 200 Foodie Pack includes 200 customized icons available in PNGs (32×32px, 64×64px, 128×128px), as well as in AI, EPS and vector format. Perfect for any projects around gourmet, food, restaurant, gastronomy and the like. Enjoy!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Psychology of Colour

Painters of Louisville has created a useful infographic illustrating the way colours can affect our moods.

PDF version available here.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Apple WWDC, June 10, 2013

Apple has announced a slew of new products, including

- OS X Mavericks

- Upgraded MacBook Airs

- iOS 7

- iTunes Radio

- An all-new Mac Pro

For far more than you want/need to know, including an opportunity to watch the keynote address, click here.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Adobe Kuler for iOS

Adobe reports:

Kuler lets you capture colour inspiration anywhere you find it. Capture colorus from a mural, garden, or wherever you happen to be with a snap of your iPhone camera. Browse, create, and customize themes for your designs – all on your phone.

The color themes you create with the Kuler app can be synced to the Kuler website, an online community for colour enthusiasts, for use with other Adobe applications such as Illustrator and Adobe Ideas.

Whether you’re a designer, artist, developer, hobbyist, craft maker, or just somebody who loves colour, Kuler will transform your phone into the ultimate color inspiration tool.

- Choose and adjust your colour themes with the colour wheel

- Edit your colors using RGB color sliders

- Five pre-set colour moods in camera mode, such as colorful and muted

- Six pre-set colour rules in the colour wheel, such as monochromatic and complementary

- Set the base colour to quickly identify other colours that will work well with together

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Printable Papers

Doing what it says on the homepage, a site that hosts PDFs (some customisable) that allow you to print out a wide range of page grids.