A website dedicated to resources for grid-based designs. The site includes information and articles on philosophy and use of a grid for a layout or project, tutorials and templates for websites and other design projects based on grids, and examples of work done using (you guessed it) grids.
For those of you navigating the world of self-employment, the Freelancers Union advocates for independent workers, offering articles and webinars on the business of independent workers (like doing your taxes, marketing how-to’s, juggling clients) and services that would normally come from an employer (such as retirement plans and cheap health care.) And unlike other membership organizations, it’s free to join.
The following are the tutorials from today’s class
- Using the pathfinder to create typeface characters
- Using custom brushes and gradient mesh tool to create a tree
- Mapping vectors to a 3-D object
- Using Illustrator to make a clean website layout
- The principles of animation using Flash
Here are a list of useful Adobe Flash tutorials that may help those students who are doing flash projects. The tutorials are a mix of actionscript 2.0 and 3.0.
http://bit.ly/4c7WAG (Smashing Magazine)
http://bit.ly/4ihhND (Kirupa) <— Great for beginners in AS 2.0
After some of the discussion in today’s review, I thought the following links might be helpful for a starter or as a refresher:
An interesting article by Lea Alcantara on the A List apart website regarding the process and strategy of designing your own website and re-branding yourself.
If you are unfamiliar with A List apart, it is a great resource for designers working with the web, including articles on choosing typography, developing creative ideas and writing an interface style guide.
Below are the links for the tutorials from class today:
- How to use Photoshop smart filters
- Preparing line drawings for coloring in Photoshop
- Extended depth of field with auto blend layers in PS4
- How to use batch processing
- Photoshop droplets
- Clipping mask 101