I CAN’T TELL YOU how many useless meetings I sat through when I was a newsroom manager at a 100,000-plus newspaper. Perhaps you’ve had that experience, perhaps not. But I don’t think it’s possible to work at a newspaper and not see personalities like these in action at meetings, whether they’re people, “players” or politicians. Maybe you can put your own names and/or faces to some of these folks. Enjoy!
TAKE ADVANTAGE of me. Please!
Newcomers to the Henninger Helpful Hint may not be aware that one of the services I offer on my weekly blog is the “freevaluation.” For those who have been following for a while, you’re invited, too!
It’s your chance to submit a page or pages for review.
When I post your page, I offer some thoughts on the design, along with suggestions on how to improve the look and/or the approach.
It’s a way for you to get some feedback on your work, with the purpose of helping you improve as a designer.
Over the past few years, I’ve evaluated at least a hundred or so pages (including those above) on the blog…and I’m eager to do the same for you.
Just send in your pages (preferably as jpg files, but PDFs will do, too) with a quick note. I’ll post your submission(s) on Ed Henninger’s Blog, along with some insights on improving your work. Others may also submit comments.
Send your pages to me at edh@henninger consulting .com.
Whaddaya got to lose?
A RECENT EMAIL from Jack Milgram mentioned an earlier post of mine about punctuation. And Jack called my attention to an infographic he recently created about boring words.
The full infographic follows. If you want to know more, you can click here.
DESIGNER NATHANIEL DODSON recently uploaded a tutorial featuring 28 Photoshop tips. Some may be a bit more advanced for what you may need, but others…well…judge for yourself.
The video is more than 21 minutes, but Dodson offers a guide to the various segments so you can choose those you want to view. Here they are:
0:38 – Whiten Teeth
1:23 – Merge all Layers to New Layer
1:50 – Rotate View Tool
2:49 – Change Layer Opacity Hotkey
3:57 – Choosing Layers Hotkey
4:11 – Move Layers Hotkey
4:35 – Change Units of Measure
5:07 – Add More Undo Steps
5:53 – Apply Pattern Along Path
6:55 – Create Filled Layer Mask
7:21 – Instantly Find Center of Document
7:48 – Quickly Change Color of Anything
8:35 – How to Paint a Selection
10:00 – Black & White w/ Channel Mixer
11:03 – Filling Text or Shape Layers
12:03 – Scale Layer Styles
12:57 – Precise Painting w/ Brush Tool
13:26 – Duplicate Anything
13:53 – Before/After Preview Hotkey
14:30 – Straighten a PSD Two Different Ways
15:08 – Bird’s Eye View
15:25 – Clipping Mask Power
16:28 – Instagram/VSCO Fade Effect
17:06 – Hacking Selection Creation
17:25 – The Fastest Retro Effect
17:55 – Extract Assets for the Web
19:07 – Multiple Layer Styles
20:13 – Photoshop UI Easter Egg
PHOTOSHOP. To some of us, it’s a blessing…to others, a curse. Over time, though, Adobe adds new capabilities.
With the next Creative Cloud release, one of the goodies will be what Adobe calls the “Curvature Pen Tool.” It’s supposed to make drawing a curved line in Photoshop much easier.
Here’s a sneak peek. Go to full screen and take a look!