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

Hidden Productivity Gems Adobe Fireworks Batch Image Processing

Hidden Productivity Gems: Adobe Fireworks Batch Image Processing

No doubt about it, Adobe Creative Cloud apps are all kinds of useful. Most arts managers tend to work with the Big 3: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator but if you have access to the full suite or additional stand alone apps, one hidden gem waiting to be discovered is the batch processing tool inside Fireworks; even if you never use Fireworks for anything other than the batch processing tool, you’ll still boost your productivity by processing multiple images with nothing more than a few setup steps. A super-efficient use of batch processing … Read more

Stupid Google Trick: RGB to Hex

You probably know that Google search performs a number of functions natively, giving you information without requiring you to visit one of the search results that come up. For instance, you can enter in an equation such as 1716 + 216 into a Google search field, and you’ll get the answer above the search results, as well as an inline calculator for additional equations. Or as another example, you can type in “7 litres to gallons” for a quick conversion calculator. Recently they added a different kind of converter (h/t Engadget): color values. … Read more

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