"FashionClassroom.com is the first website dedicated exclusively to professional level continuing education and resources for designers in the fashion industry." The site is a wealth of information with everything from video tutorials, live training video courses, fashion flats for product design, Illustrator brushes and more. All that and a recently inaugurated Jobs board!
I think we can all appreciate the wonderful utility of this handy Illustrator color chips script. It takes your color chips right out of your swatches panel, and labels them with names and color values, and it's editable. Clearly a site to keep your eye on!
Do you want to learn some new Photoshop and Illustrator techniques? Join us for our next meeting on Thursday, March 13 from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. to learn some Photoshop and Illustrator tips and tricks! Jill Turney will give a tutorial demonstrating the creation and use of art brushes in Illustrator. Jen Thayer will give a tutorial demonstrating some of the many selection tools in Photoshop. Other features are in the works. Hand-outs will be provided, and the demos will be recorded so you can review them at leisure in your own studio.
And BONUS! The evening also includes our first ever Guild Book Swap! Bring any design-related books that you are ready to part with, and maybe discover new treasures!
Want to learn some techniques that help make repeats faster and easier? Join us for our next meeting on Thursday, March 13 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm to learn some Photoshop and Illustrator tips and tricks! More details to come!
As surface pattern designers, I'd venture to guess that many of us have magpie tendencies. And many of us have come to regard Pinterest as an indispensable tool for indulging our magpie natures in a way that doesn't take up any physical space! At the same time, we want to treat our fellow designers' work with respect and give credit where due.
Recently, I stumbled on a little Pinterest trick I'd like to share. It makes properly captioning our pins a breeze. For the sake of example, these images are from the eminently browsable Metropolitan Museum of Art online archive. This is a screen shot from their Bauhaus textile collection, with archive info.
When I use the Pin It button in my browser toolbar, this is the preview I get from Pinterest. Look in the caption section. Could be more informative, right?
Back at the source page, highlight the most relevant information.
When I "Pin It" this time, Pinterest will automatically copy and paste the highlighted text. See below. Easy!
SPDG members, please join us for our next webinar on October 8 for a presentation on how to use Adobe Muse to create your own website. Our host will be Brian Wood from Adobe Inc., whom you might remember from our January meeting about Adobe Creative Cloud. Brian will be covering the basics of this exciting new tool and answering any questions you might have.
For those unfamiliar with Adobe Muse, here is a description from adobe.com:
If you are unable to make the webinar, don't worry! As always, we will be recording it for later viewing.
We hope to see you there!
A big thank you is owed to the Guild's very own Jill Turney and Sarah Schwartz for the informative Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials that they presented at last week's meeting. Those of us who were in attendance were impressed by your knowledge and grateful that you took the time to prepare and share that valuable information with us!
If you were unable to make it to the meeting or you just want to see the presentations again, the videos for the tutorials are now available for member access. You can find a list of links and passwords to access the videos in our Google Groups. In addition, Jill prepared handouts for her tutorials and they are available for you in our archives.
Thank you again Jill and Sarah! We look forward to more tutorials in the future.