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Take Mockups To The Next Level With Premium Templates And Smart Objects

In case you missed Ceci Dadisman’s 1/16/2015 ArtsHack on creating easy mockup images so as to help refine your communication efforts, make sure you give it a look. Think of this post as a pro-user companion piece in that we’re going to look at some mockup resources that provide beefed up options and customization as well as cover how to use Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop in order to take advantage of all that premium awesome. The resource listed in Ceci’s post, Magic Mockups, provides some terrific staged environments and if you’re … Read more

Create Easy Mockups

I just happened upon the slickest site for creating phone, tablet, and laptop mockups: Magic Mockups.  Those of you who have ever needed to put a mockup of an app or website into a mobile device image know that it usually takes Photoshop or a professional design job if you don’t have Photoshop.  Well, this cool little website makes it super easy to create them yourself right in your web browser. All you have to do is take a screenshot of whatever you’d like to appear in the image and then upload … Read more

Building Subscription Renewal Forms Using Adobe InDesign

It’s about that time of year for many arts organizations – season subscription renewal time! I always find this a hectic but exciting time of the year – finalizing programming and guest artists, locking in pricing and scale-of-hall changes, firming up packaging, and so forth. What’s not to love?! I know that many ticket systems offer a template invoice for subscription renewal. But I’ve never used one for the three ticket systems I’ve worked with. For the past nine years while working in the orchestra business, I have been using this hack … Read more