Design Business Links 8 April 2014

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media. Working at Home and Balancing Freelancing and Family “Balancing self-employment with home life, mak­ing it all work, and espe­cially mak­ing work­ing at home work… Keep reading Design Business Links 8 April 2014 on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

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Reducing PDF File Size (Optimizing PDFs)

PDF is a powerful technology that can produce large, unwieldy files. Ideally, each PDF should be optimized for its intended purpose, audience and delivery method. This article talks about optimization and shows how to slim down over-sized PDF files using Acrobat…

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Debenu updates PDF SDK to version 10.14

Melbourne-based Debenu has released an incremental update to its flagship developer product. Debenu Quick PDF Library 10.14 adds new functions, fixes several bugs and features a range of enhancements to existing functionality…

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Using Adobe Typekit with InDesign CC

Jeff Witchel goes over some of advantages to typekit in InDesign. The menu options allow you to sort fonts by favorites and recently used. Clicking on typekit takes you to Adobe’s font library that has over 700 fonts. The fonts can be filtered to search easier and once you find what you want, it takes…

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Quark Launches Creative Pro Bundle – Save $1000+

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to QuarkXPress 10, now is the time. Quark announced today a new Creative Pro Bundle offer that applies to both upgrades and new purchases of version 10. With purchases made starting April 1, for an extra $50 you can opt to receive a bundle of tools for creatives that…

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Create a Fantasy Underwater Scene with Photoshop

We’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about how to achieve an underwater effect in your photo manipulations. This is definitely something that can be tricky, and look bad if done wrong. Today’s tutorial will show you how to photo manipulate a fantasy woman, floating in an underwater setting. There’s tons of great techniques…

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tetra4D updates 3D PDF Converter

tetra4D has announced the release of 3D PDF Converter 4.1, a conversion utility for creating 3D PDF documents. The latest version adds support for a range of new technologies, including: Autodesk Inventor 2014, CATIA V5-6R2013 (R23), Rhino 4.5, Solid Edge ST6, SolidWorks 2014, and NX 9.0…

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Siteimprove Adds PDF Validation Feature

Minneapolis-based Siteimprove has just announced the integration of a new PDF scanning feature into its SaaS Web Governance Suite. The new functionality can be configured to scan through hosted and embedded PDFs for broken links and issues with accessibility…

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Sony’s E Ink-Based Digital Paper to See US Release

The May US release of Sony’s Digital Paper has been announced by World Software Corporation, the US distributors of the PDF reading and editing devices. Digital Paper features not one but two touch screens, allowing input from stylus, finger or a combination of these…

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Design Business Links 26 March 2014

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media. Do Anti-depressants Stifle Creativity? “It can be an (often terrifying) catch-22; do you need to be a little “mad” in order to be a… Keep reading Design Business Links 26 March 2014 on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

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PDF Printer Updated for iOS 7, Adds PDF Scanner

Odessa, Ukraine-based DAR Software has announced a major update to its iOS-based PDF creation app. PDF Printer 3.0 adds support for iOS 7, but more importantly, introduces an integrated document scanner for creating PDFs from hard copy documents…

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Debenu releases commercial PDF Viewer SDK add-on

Australian-based Debenu has released a paid add-on to its flagship developer product, Debenu Quick PDF Library. Known as Debenu PDF Viewer SDK, the add-on works with the core technology to quickly add PDF viewing functionality to Windows-based applications…

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Mojo Motors’ Responsive Redesign With Fireworks: Visual Design Stage

In the previous article1 in this series, I discussed our ideation and initial prototyping process. We covered details on how to use Adobe Fireworks to set up a responsive design wireframe, reusable components, prototypes and ways to share designs. In this article, we’ll share how we used Adobe Fireworks in our iterative visual design process,…

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OPINION: PDF Continues its March Toward Ubiquity

About 20 years on, it looks like PDF’s inexorable march into dominance continues. The latest development is the US IRS’s decision to support PDF-based digital signatures on two key forms (8878 and 8879). The spec might say that “No specific technology is required”, but we all know that really means PDF. On a site called…

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3D Effect with Old Photo using PS and After Effects

In this tutorial, Daniel Bryant starts with an old photo and splits it into three layers – foreground, middle, and background. He takes these layers into After Effects and animates camera movement and focus distance to create a moving picture with dimension that wasn’t there in the original. Check it out…

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Design Business Links 4 March 2014

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media. Nik Plug-in Collection for Photoshop and Lightroom, by Google “Easily create the photos you’ve imagined with six powerful plug-ins for Photoshop®, Lightroom®, or Aperture®.”… Keep reading Design Business Links 4 March 2014 on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

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Photo Manipulate a Beautiful Fantasy Nature Scene

Today we have a great new photo manipulation tutorial for you guys. You’ll learn how to create a beautiful nature scene, featuring some crazy weather, a complex background structure and some lovely touches of detail. With this tutorial we will be covering key topics like: Matte Painting. Digital hair painting. Advanced cutting techniques. (Read more…)…

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