Sunday, March 30, 2008

FREE PhotoShop on Web

This is a NEW and FREE website from Adobe Photoshop EXPRESS.
It is a simple photo editing version of the powerful big sister, PS...plus a great place to share your images with friends & family.

Take a look, and tell me what you think.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Helpful Hints!

Hey All-

I thought this site would be useful when designing our web page for the final project. It has a bunch of tutorials not only for Photoshop but for Flash, Dreamweaver and Fireworks as well.

Check it out!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

layers

A nice Flash site demonstrating how Dali created some of his work by using layers back in the 30's (that's a couple years before Photoshop came out).




Dali Exhibit

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

http://www.ficml.org/jemimap/style/color/wheel.html

MORE FUN WITH PHOTOSHOP!

Sorry for all of the different posts!

Here are some other tutorials that I found helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMsTzM5uCkQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIyNbzxFpuU&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUcoaRdrCd0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_sjOvLmnV0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niHsjUha-2o&feature=related

More videos on Photoshop and Webpages

I really found that this video is helpful. There is no audio but you can still see what was done on the screen.

Video on photoshop...

I'm not sure if any of you will find this useful but I found this video on using photoshop in creating websites.

Color Schemes

Hello all! I found a website that lets you test out some color schemes on a webpage template. Enjoy! http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html

Friday, March 14, 2008

Good Site To Check Out

http://www.moluv.com/

I found this site. I think it has a lot to offer. Check it out for some inspiration for your homepages. It has good sites to look at, and if you scroll to the bottom it also gives you some good color schemes.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Designing for People with Disabilities

http://informationr.net/ir/12-3/paper309.html

Interesting paper on designing Web sites for people with disabilities. Addresses the issues of non-professionals designing for the Web. Something else to keep in mind....

a friend sent me this optical illusion


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Choosing the Right Colors for Your Website

I found this article which gives some insight on what colors you should be using for your website. I thought it was a bit different than what we have been reading thus far. I hope you can all get something out of it to use on your own site

Monday, March 10, 2008

GOLD

As we have talked in class about the differences in color in reference to web or print, one color that is one of the most varied among these two is gold. I wikipedia-ed (I am assuming can be used as a pop culture term) gold (color) and there are many variations to this color: satin sheen gold, old gold, pale gold, golden poppy, sunglow, golden yellow, and the list continues. For the web, gold can not be accurately produced because we can not see that shimmer element to the color. So, we use a more yellow gold. Paint is the most actual representation of gold because in earlier times real pieces of gold were mixed in with the paint to give it more reality. Now days, real gold isn't used anymore and is replaced with fine aluminum powder and pigment. This is still the best form because we can still see that shimmer.

Here is the website of the wikipedia site:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_(color)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

More photoshopped models

This site is an interactive version of photoshopped versus unphotoshopped photos.

Once again I think that this is good for the public to see. I think there are too many unrealistic photos out there causing image issues and health problems for both males and females.

It also gives a look at how pictures and advertisements lie!

What Models Really Look Like

I think that the dove beauty campaign is bringing the truth back into what really goes on after the magazine shoots. I feel that this is important for all women to see. We hold ourselves to unrealistsic standards when we compare ourselves to magazines.

Check out this video!

In light of the Photo

Check out "My Damn Channel's" Best photoshopped photo!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Typography is Cool!

Hey Everyone-

So this is what I found after "googling" Typography. I don't think they created the video in Photoshop but it looks really awesome. Check it out it's under 2 minutes.

A blog for the "blog"

Hi all,

I found a cool blog that relates to our class. Here is Infosthetics, it showcases some awesome ways visual aesthetics is applied across the internet with some great video clips as well, if you have time check out the old-school video from Sesame Street, enjoy!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fun with Fonts

Hi everyone, I am in the midst of losing my mind working on the re-do for the text assignment and decided to take a break.  Is anyone else having a ridiculously hard time with this one?

Anyway, I found a pretty cool site called Fun with Fonts.  I guess people (apparently not me right now!) can so some neat stuff using different fonts.

Enjoy!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Intel Launches New Site

Intel recently launched their beta version of PC.com. "Computer help, news and reviews."
It is an insider's guide to buying and researching new computers. I thought it was interesting because it gives you recommendations for PC's based on what you are looking for and what you are trying to do.

Check out the online lifestyle, it is a little basic, but I think it is good information for the general population since the internet is so new.