At the beginning of the year, I was working on project that required me to go between a set of Adobe software’s to complete the project. A large majority of my projects either require Indesign, Illustrator and/or Lightroom. Seldom usage of Photoshop maybe a resize or two here and there. Nothing indepth, nothing pushing my skill level like my university days at SCAD with courses such as digital matte painting.
I use to be a Lynda.com fiend and when I couldn’t afford Lynda tutorials I use to visit sites like veerle.duoh.com and fffound.com as a backup; absorbing and learning as much as I could. But the funny thing is that I would never have the current version of creative software I was attempting to learn. So, if I was watching a tutorial about Adobe Photoshop CS3, I would still be rocking CS2. To me, it would be the same until the video covers a feature that was not in my current version.
What can I say that hasn’t already been said about Comic Con (the NY version that is)!? Regardless of the fact that you can’t please everyone, some will enjoy it and others won’t understand it.
Nowadays, everyone has a device with a high quality lens. Everywhere you turn someone is snapping away. It makes sense why intensive photo/video platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Snapchat keeps users continuously engaged. Also, why content with great imagery results in more views. For a designer, selecting the proper imagery is not necessarily about page views, but transforming the creative.
I never considered myself a die-hard music lover, but damn if I don’t pick some hot shit. I have caught myself multiple times in front of my laptop bouncing my head and on occasion busting a move. This music is not necessarily for breaking designers block but more so for maintaining that creative flow. But maybe it can work in reverse as well.