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Why the Wingdings font exists

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Keeping the Japanese Art of Candy Sculpting Alive

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How to Protect Your Digital Goods From Piracy

Posted: June 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

When you’re selling digital products, you benefit from the absence of inventory and shipping, but you get piracy as a constant threat instead. It is remarkably easy for someone to steal your intellectual property — music, designs, eBooks, software — and distribute it under their own name.

The numbers associated with piracy are staggering. Microsoft estimates that piracy costs the software industry $491B each year. Another estimate pegs the loss between $200 to $250B within the US alone.

Regardless of the numbers, one thing is clear: theft can be a serious problem when you’re selling digital products.

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TOP 100 WEB DESIGN RESOURCES & TOOLS

Posted: May 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Resources | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

As a web designer you need to constantly stock up on fonts, logos, stock photography, graphics etc., and you need to rely on tools to get your work done efficiently and successfully. Here is a list of the top 100 web design resources to help you as a web designer stay on top of your game. This list of 100 web design tools range from the best color palettes, logos and finding the right visual assets, to choosing the perfect typography.

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FREE – Lectures on Digital Photography

Posted: April 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Free Stuff, Resources | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

How cameras work and how to take good pictures using them. Instructor: Marc Levoy

Course description

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, optical effects in nature, perspective and depth of field, sampling and noise, the camera as a computing platform, image processing and editing, and computational photography. We will also survey the history of photography, look at the work of famous photographers, and talk about composing strong photographs.

This course is based on CS 178 (Digital Photography), which I taught at Stanford from 2009 through 2014. I revised and taught the course again at Google in Spring of 2016, and these web pages are from the Google version. The course consists of 18 lectures. The topics, with dates, are given in the course schedule. The lectures were delivered live on Google’s Mountain View campus, broadcast live to Google offices around the world, and recorded for later playback.  The videos linked into these web pages are from those recordings, edited slightly to remove discussion of Google internal projects. Keynote slides from these lectures were converted to PDF files and linked into the schedule after each lecture.

I am making these materials freely available, but some of the photographs included in the lectures are individually copyrighted. It should be fine for teachers to re-use this material under fair use, but other uses may be protected. If you re-use the material in substantially the same form it is given here, I would appreciate an acknowledgement.

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Where the “comic book font” came from

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The hippest internet cafe of 1995

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Jurassic Park – Pushing The Limits of Visual Effects

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TRYING SOMETHING NEW: DIGITAL ARTIST PAT SCOTT

Posted: April 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Design | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

digital art

Pat Scott isn’t afraid to try new things. At nearly 98 years old, she’s a wiz with Photoshop and loves using mobile apps to draw portraits of her friends. 

While it’s common to imagine people her age playing bridge or bingo, you can often find Pat in her office diligently playing with Photoshop, retouching images and designing greeting cards for loved ones. Or you may see her sneaking photographs of her neighbors and friends so she can duck away and use those photos to draw portraits on her iPad. Pat doesn’t call herself an artist, but she’s been making art her entire life. She moved from the dark room to the iPhone and from paint to digital when she moved into her two-bedroom apartment in a retirement community—and didn’t want to ruin the carpet.

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CreativePublic’s YouTube Channel

Posted: April 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Hey Folks,

I wanted to send out an update about CreativePublic’s YouTube Channel. I am planning on adding new content over the next month with new videos. From this point forward, all video related content will be published on my YouTube channel. 

The purpose of reviving this channel is to help bring education on design business to a wider audience and being able to start a conversation with my site members. This will be a great platform for all of us to engage about design business, including how to price your projects to selling your design services and more.

Subscribe to the CreativePublic YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/creativepublic

Thanks for your support. I look forward to starting a conversation and providing great training content.

Jason Vaughn

CreativePublic.com