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The conference season is upon us. Less than ten days away is the D2W Conference in Kansas City, MO scheduled July 14-16. This annual event has quickly become a sought after source of designer & developer workflow goodness. That being said, here are the Top Five Reasons to attend D2W:
- InDesign to iPad, Portfolios in WordPress, Get to Know JQuery – we’re only in the PreCon people and there’s still more kickass sessions coming.
- Photoshop workflow, Android apps in under 10 minutes, and I’m even giving a session on InDesign techniques.
- Networking as a social experiment. See what happens when people actually interact in real time with beer.
- Speakers. No, not the ones made by Marshall, the people who will be speaking at D2W. Some of the most entertaining creatives in our industry, e.g., Pariah Burke, Justin Seeley, Kevin Stohlmeyer, Rob Huddleston… and the infamous Tom Green.
- You’ll learn something. Aside, from meeting great people, watching some AWESOME presentations, the purpose is to leave a little bit smarter than when you arrived. That will happen at D2W.
Dee Sadler was kind enough to extend a discount code for loyal Adobe enthusiasts. Use adobeComm when registering to get a discount off the conference passes.
Last month over 75,000 people participated in the beta program for Cyberlink’s new photo editing tool PhotoDirector 2011. I had the opportunity to take a look at the program, and compare it to existing programs, i.e., Adobe Lightroom 3 & Apple Aperture 3.
Many initial reviews have compared PhotoDirector to Lightroom, and you cannot deny the striking similarities bordering on an exact clone of Adobe’s software. The product is Windows only, so Mac enthusiasts can keeping using iPhoto, Aperture or Lightroom. Also, I cannot speak for the final release, but the beta version I tested was 32 bit only. This may be fine for consumers, but professionals using Windows 7 will want full 64 bit capabilities.
Happy July 4th!!! If you’re reading the blog, how I appreciate your patronage & dedication. I’ll make it quick, as today is one to reflect on all our great country has to offer. In keeping with the patriotic theme, I’ve included fireworks in today’s tutorial. Enjoy!
If you’re reading this then that means you’re catching me on a better faster webserver. I want to thank @VSellis for connecting me with @Orangecast as my WordPress setup is screaming fast compared to my old host. Speed baby! Yeah!!!
Alrighty, on today’s episode we’re talking Layer Comps in Photoshop. If you’re not using them, you’re missing out on a cool way to track multiple designs without creating unnecessary duplicate layers. Check it out, let me know what you think.