Graphics

Behind The Screens With Twisted Media

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No, that’s not a typo in the headline. Normally, we look behind the scenes, but today we’re going to look behind the screens. Did you ever notice that computers in movies and TV shows look WAY cooler than in real…

Is Adobe Considering Linux?

Back in 2010, when I started to get really annoyed that Apple was abandoning its creative pro customer base in order to focus on consumer gadgets, I bought a small HP laptop that ran the Linux operating system. I wanted…

Motion Graphics Inspiration

I love good motion graphics. Perhaps because, not being a specialist in the field, I generally find it difficult to come up with an engaging concept for what is, essentially, text on a screen. That’s why I’m so impressed with…

TV-Safe Graphics for HD Commercials

Now that many local TV stations accept HD files for local commercial “insertion,” editors and crews-of-one are started to bump up against the mind-bending issue of ensuring that the text and graphics in their 16:9 aspect ratio commercials won’t be…

Review: Is Scribus the Open-Source InDesign?

I’ll kill the suspense by answering the title question right now. Yes, Scribus is the open-source InDesign. It is a full-featured page layout program capable of handling anything from a business card design to a lengthy, hyperlink-filled, interactive PDF publication.…