smarter google searches

Ten Tips for Smarter Google Searches

getting your work out there

Getting Your Work Out There Interesting article by Grace Bonney from Design*Sponge

the rise of flash video | part 3

If you haven’t done it before, preparing high-quality, low file-size video for the web looks daunting. What are the shortcuts and gotchas? How do you navigate your way through the new terminology and the myriad options in software? Flash video expert Tom Green guides you step-by-step, from the moment someone hands you a video, to putting the final product online. In part three of his series, The Rise of Flash Video, Tom provides the sort of tips that will make your work look professional from the start. Read more

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got mice?

How to catch a mouse without a mousetrap

how to hack a soda machine

Apparently, if the soda machine has an LED screen, you can hack it using a combination of buttons and find out all kinds of fun facts, including how much money is in the machine, the inside temperature and how popular each variety of pop is. All I can say is, I know what I’m doing tomorrow at work.

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hose vase | tutorial


Learn how to make this hose vase yourself!

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color balancing with a greycard | tutorial

Color balancing digital images with a greycard

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AJAX tutorials

Round-up of 30 AJAX Tutorials

Downloadable AJAX Galleries, Slideshows and Effects

create an action sequence | tutorial


Create an action sequence with a series of pictures

(Photo by Ethan Ford)

photoshop curves | tutorial

Tut_curves_overview_1The Photoshop curves tool is perhaps the most powerful and flexible image transformation, yet it may also be one of the most intimidating. Since photographers effectively paint with light, curves is central to their practice because it affects light’s two primary influences: tones and contrast. Tonal curves are also what give different film types their unique character, so understanding how they work allows one to mimic any film– without ever having to retake the photograph.

Using Photoshop Curves.

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the possibilities of RSS

25 New Ways To Use RSS


UXmatters | insights and inspiration for the user experience community.



buying a digital camera?

25 things you must know before buying digital camera

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keep your childs BandAid on all day

This is a Japanese video on YouTube demonstrating how to put on a BandAid so that it stays on all day long.

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make your own panographies


Learn how to make your own Panographies

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Huge resource of drawing tips and lessons:

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suckerfish dropdown menus

How To: Deploying Suckerfish Dropdown Menus

photo blocks


Photoblocks are simply sectioned photographs mounted onto linoleum blocks. The resulting object is puzzle-like and can be displayed on a table, wall or shipped in a box to a friend.

Check out the Tutorial from Photojojo

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converting a photo to black and white

Converting a photo to black and white
LAB color conversion

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packaging primer

Packaging Design Basics, by Poppy Evans.

how to knit | tutorial


Learn “How to knit“!

idesign – seven ways of design thinking


iDeSiGN-Seven Ways of Design Thinking – A teaching resource

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990000 photoshop tutorial #4


Red posted yet another simple photoshop tutorial, voila, #4!

how to….

How to Remove a Ring That’s Stuck on a Finger