ePublishing Community Bulletin 9 December 2011

Share-worthy epublishing and digital publishing community news, tutorials, articles, resources, and miscellany I’ve run across. Eric Schmidt: ‘Android will be bigger than iOS’ [Overly optimistic? You judge] At which point, everyone in the audience probably went back to their iPads… Keep reading ePublishing Community Bulletin 9 December 2011 on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

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Awesome 3D Map Generator for Photoshop CS3+

Create your own 3D maps with only one click! Every shape is possible and delivers a professional result. Ideal for web graphics, infographics or presentations. Choose between three different directions (left, right or frontal). The tileable texture can be moved unlimited and the shadows and layers of earth are placed on single layers, so that…

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Mixing Up Illustration: Combining Analog And Digital Techniques

In the digital age, don’t forget to use your digits! Your hands are the original digital devices — Lynda Barry1 People often ask how I arrived at a finished illustration. Honestly, it’s different every time, but it always starts with a hand-drawn sketch. Sometimes, I paint it completely by hand; sometimes I’ll scan in a…

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Adobe Proto Review: Prototype Websites on Android Tablets & iPad

Pros: Adobe’s new Proto touch app wins points for being fun, easy to use, and for making you look cool and up on the latest trends when you’re with clients. Cons: Although Proto is great for creating wireframes for small sites, it’s not going to replace more professional tools, such OmniGraffle or Microsoft Visio…

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Save Big Photoshop Files 20X Faster with DisallowFlateCompressedPSD Plugin

Saving Photoshop files of size 1GB on up has long been a productivity-killing exercise, with really big files taking many minutes to save, because Photoshop has always insisted on doing single-threaded image compression when saving files. So it didn’t matter if you had a fast RAID capable of 1000 MB/sec— the Save ran at the…

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Software to Rate How Drastically Photos Are Retouched – NYTimes.com

“We’re just after truth in advertising and transparency,” Mr. Matlins said. “We’re not trying to demonize Photoshop or prevent creative people from using it. But if a person’s image is drastically altered, there should be a reminder that what you’re seeing is about as true as what you saw in ‘Avatar,’ ” the science-fiction movie…

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Should Retouched Photos Come With Warning Labels? – NYTimes.com

A Ralph Lauren ad, featuring a model with hips narrower than her head — so cartoonish, so grotesque, so right for Halloween — has become the latest focus of the already ongoing criticism of digitally altered fashion spreads, even though it ran only in Japan. Foes see such images as harming women by promoting a…

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Sale: Save 30% on Mastering InDesign by Pariah Burke and All CS5 Books

Whether you’re an expert, or just starting out, Wiley has a book that can help you get the most from your CS5 software, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. And through the end of the year, we are offering a 30% discount on all of the books listed on this page. The discount will be automatically…

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Exporting From Photoshop

Congratulations. You’ve just completed a pixel-perfect mock-up of an app, and you’ve gotten the nod from everyone on the team. All that’s left to do is save the tens, hundreds or maybe even thousands of production assets required to bring it to life. It’s probably the least interesting part of designing software, usually entailing hours…

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Creative Community Bulletin

Share-worthy creative community news, tutorials, articles, resources, and miscellany I’ve found for 19 November 2011: Color your Windows 7 explorer folders with Folder Colorizer Freeware MTV Media and Adobe Digital Marketing Suite Status conscious? Check out this social media flowchart.… Keep reading Creative Community Bulletin on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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Adobe Creative Cloud Beta: First Impressions

Adobe launched the Beta of the file storage/sharing part of its Creative Cloud initiative, which will eventually include a subscription to the Creative Suite software and other features for $49.99 per month. Here’s the Twitter steam of my first impressions as I tested out the new service…

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Adobe Creative Cloud: What it Means for Adobe and You

Adobe recently announced Creative Cloud, which represents a shift in focus from software sales to a subscription model. For $49.99 per month subscribers will have access to the full range of Creative Suite programs as well as additional online services and community resources. This article is the first of two where I explore the reasons…

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Tomaxxi’s Script: Renaming images from within InDesign

Some time ago Tomaxxi (Marijan Tompa) wrote a small script that allows you to rename images from within InDesign. You might wonder why you’d want to use a script like this? Well, I actually found myself using it this morning as part of an EPUB production process. I’d received client-supplied print artwork in InDesign, and…

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