Design By Committee Dictatorship Of The Many

Design By Committee, Dictatorship Of The Many

Ah, Spring! That time of year when an arts organization’s mind turns to thoughts of season brochures and other promotional materials. Whether those materials are created by a board committee or designated department(s) within the organization, the process you employ will determine whether it is an enjoyable experience or subject to fits and starts due to feedback from decision makers and stakeholders. About a year ago, 99u.com had a helpful piece on how to make design a collaborative process rather than a committee driven project.  The piece is primarily directed at designers, … Read more

Using Smart Objects In Photoshop To Create Supercharged Templates

Using Smart Objects In Photoshop To Create Supercharged Templates

If you work with Photoshop to create graphics for your organization and aren’t using Smart Objects, you’re missing out on so much. Back in July, 2015 we examined how Smart Objects inside premium Photoshop templates to create stunning looking graphics but creating your own templates is easier than you might think. Adobe defines Smart Objects as “that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.” … Read more

Take Advantage Of These Photoshop Templates To Update Your Social Media Branding [2017]

One of the more popular posts here at ArtsHacker is from June, 2015 and provides links to downloadable Photoshop (PSD) templates you can use to create fantastic header images for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. The templates are available from graphic designer Pauline Cabera at her website, TwelveSkip.com. She updated the entire template group since that original post and they continue to do an excellent job at illustrating the finer points of avoiding #MediaQueryDesignFail. Each article includes user-friendly instructions and what to watch out for so if you’re looking to refresh your … Read more

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