Creatives are paid fortunes to think laterally, to come up with a word or an image that no one else has thought of. But now we have the most amazing lateral thinking resource at our fingertips – the internet. You have dictionaries and thesauruses to help you with words. There are directories of English idioms [...]
The best advice for a Quark user working for the first time in InDesign is go Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts… at the bottom of the menu and choose, obviously, Shortcuts for QuarkXpress 4.0. While you’re there you may want to remind yourself of the more useful ones. Command-shift-option- R whilst your type tool has clicked [...]
This is about the very basics of improving landscape photography. For years I’ve been taking rather bland photos of both natural landscapes and cityscapes and then pushing those pixels to bits in Photoshop. One of the most important things to learn in Photoshop is selecting areas of pictures. For example, in the Tower of London [...]
I’m at school at the moment. In WC1, hiding in between the Islington’s Lloyd, Wilmington and Granville Squares is Framfab LBi, Europe’s largest web agency, where I’m working now, in a building that used to be a school. And it actually feels like a school. The staircases, the rooms, the panelled headmaster’s study, the canteen, [...]
This article is massively out-of-date and virtually everything said in it is now incorrect but it is useful to show how quickly things can change in this area! If you now type “freelance graphic designer and artworker in London” into Yahoo! I’m number one. In Google I’m hundred and fifty something! I’m trying to do [...]
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