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Schwab: Trade Talks

Brisbane Lions List Manager Peter Schwab has said that the Club is not ‘adverse’ to trading the number two pick during the upcoming NAB AFL Trade …

Gold Coast

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Troubleshooting macOS Sierra Problems

For most users, installing macOS Sierra has gone without a hitch and they’re left with a trouble-free Mac that works great with the latest macOS …

Operating Systems

BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Is this the end for the album?

Research from the Music Business Association suggests that playlists are taking up around a third of listening time spanning all age groups, with the old fashioned LP accounting for just a fifth.<p>Mark Mulligan is a Music industry analyst for Midia Research, he said: “This has been going on ever …

Can you tell which colour these famous logos should be?

Logos are everywhere. Wander around any town centre - or spend a little time online - and you'll be subjected to dozens, if not hundreds, of these brand identifiers.<p>They're so commonplace that one barely notices them after a while; they become part of the background hum - and yet they can be …

Variable fonts, a new kind of font for flexible design

Just minutes ago, at the ATypI conference in Warsaw, the world was introduced to a new kind of font: a <b>variable</b> font. Jointly developed by Apple, …

Typography

How to fix a broken iOS 10 update that's bricked your iPhone or iPad

If your iPhone or iPad has been ‘bricked’ or stuck with the Apple logo showing, you’ll need a computer, iTunes and a cable to fix it. Here’s how<p>Some users attempting to update to Apple’s latest iOS 10 on their iPhones and iPads have been left with inoperable devices. There is a fix, but it requires …

The Best Ways to Convert Your to Photos Black & White [And 2 Ways to Avoid at All Costs] - Digital Photography School

Black and White photography is something that is never going to go away but in a digital age how is the best way to convert your images from colour …

Photography

25 Reasons Pearl Jam's Ten Is A Classic

<i>Edited by Kinsey Blake Haynes</i><p>The year was 1992. I was twelve years old, growing up in a small town in southern Missouri. I was a bit of an outsider – …

How to use Photoshop’s ‘Match Font’ feature

Designers and creatives from all fields are like magpies in their appetite for collecting bright and shiny things. We’ve probably all got an …

Typography

Create Dynamic “Rain” Portraits on the Cheap with a Manual-Focus Lens and a Garden Hose (VIDEO)

Shooting in the rain is a great way to capture some very impactful images, but without the right equipment it’s also a great way to ruin your …

5 Healthy Reasons You Definitely Should Be Drinking Beer

By the end of the week, we don’t criticize you for wishing to sit back with a cold one. Enjoying a draft beer not only alleviates tension from your …

See Metallica Build ‘Hardwired’ From the Riff Up in Making-Of Video

After Metallica debuted their new single “Hardwired” and unleashed the song live, the band has now shared a behind-the-scenes look at the recording …

The 5 biggest mistakes that junior designers make

Getting your first junior designer role is an exciting time; you've aced your design job interview and got a foot on the ladder now, and surely the …

This font manager could be an iTunes for typography

Just like colours, images and drawing tools, the makers of cloud-based typography management site Fontyou believe that fonts are a powerful asset for …

How to get killer selections with Channels and Vivid Light

Ever since wanting to focus on colour in my images I’ve found that often times due to budget or location, that I just quite simply cannot get the …

How to reset and restore your MacBook

While unfortunate, sometimes the time comes when you just have to reset your computer completely clean. I’ve had to do this before, and I’m willing …

Operating Systems

How I drew a pop art masterpiece for the Beatles – a snip at just £50

The Beatles,Pop and rock,Music,Graphic design,Art,Art and design,Culture,Germany,Europe,World news<p>Fifty years on, Klaus Voormann tells the story behind Revolver’s psychedelic cover<p>Opening with a sharp swipe at Harold Wilson’s supertax rate for big earners, it ends half an hour later in a …

Art

The Man Who Captured Time

Eadweard Muybridge revealed a new universe of motion with his camera, but history has largely obscured his extraordinary accomplishments with photography.<p>The first humans who put paint on stone drew deer, buffalo, horses. They drew all the beasts man knew, and they painted them running.<p>It started …

San Francisco

Essential Steps to Making a Killer Portfolio

You have the ability to capture the attention of a creative director in a single glance of your portfolio, so it’s vital to get the details right. …

Graphic Design

Lines Reveal the Great Compositions in Famous Movies

Want to see the composition concepts used in famous scenes from famous movies? Raymond Thi of Composition Cam has been taking still frames and …

Were The 90s The Best Decade For Music Ever?

<i>100 best songs of the 90s</i><p>The 90s were bloody brilliant. From its scrappy beginnings in the 50s, its romantic childhood in the 60s, its bloated …

No Studio? No Problem: 5 Simple Lighting Setups for Portraits On-location

<i>Take a Time Out with Tanya, art director & graphic designer turned commercial photographer who really just wants a break from her three kids. Sign up</i> …

Dining Rooms

Facebook Patents Clever Way To Advertise Just To Important People

Celebrities aren’t like you and me. They’re better. Or at least Facebook thinks they’re worth more money.<p>Convince experts and influencers to like something, and everyone will follow their lead. The question is how to identify who these special people are, and Facebook’s just patented one of the …

Is there BPA in your food? This simple tool can tell you

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that BPA (or bisphenol A) is pretty sketchy. This hormone-disrupting chemical, used in countless forms of food packaging, most notably cans and plastic containers, has been linked to everything from cancer to infertility to heart disease to brain and …

How Dodging and Burning in Lightroom Will Save Your Life

If this dramatic title wasn’t enough to draw your attention, our special guest appearance in this post will definitely do the trick. Just under a …

How-To: Understand the Wireless Diagnostics app on your Mac to analyze and improve your Wi-Fi network

Apple ships a little-known utility app that helps you analyze and diagnose your Wi-Fi connection, called Wireless Diagnostics. Open the app by option-clicking on the Wi-Fi indicator in the menu bar and select ‘Open Wireless Diagnostics …’. Although the app contains a lot of useful information, it …

Wi-Fi

How To Effectively Use Hashtags And Not Be Annoying

By now in 2016 we are all familiar with hashtags, but do you know how to effectively use hashtags properly? Once the hashtags (# sign used to group …

100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

Book Presentation: 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design, a Lars Müller Publication.<p>Here comes another book on graphic design, which I highly recommend. …

Graphic Design