Quotes & Accents

Quotes & Accents (& Dashes) We all need to use them but hardly any of us know how to type them. Here is a brief guide of how to type smart quotes and accented characters (and dashes) on a Mac. If you have the latest OS you probably discovered that you can also find accented characters by holding down a letter to reveal its spicier cousins (I discovered this myself many times when attempting to type “heeeeeyyyyy” in an iChat window.). If you’re on a Windows computer or some nerdy space machine, I’d recommend googling “keyboard commands for accented characters”. Read more

Google Spreadsheet Mapper 3

Spreadsheet Mapper 3 This tutorial shows you how to enter data in an online spreadsheet to generate a set of placemarks in Google Earth and Maps. Google’s web-based, collaborative editing allows you and your team members to simultaneously enter data and instantly publish updates. Using this tool you could: showcase your organisation’s projects, programme sites or partners; map your offices, volunteers or resources; or visualise your data on local, regional or global scales. Some of the new and improved features in Spreadsheet Mapper version 3 include: Create 1000 placemarks – add more if needed. Six simplified balloon design templates – Read more

Stacey – web CMS without a database

Stacey stores all of its content using flat text files & folders rather than a traditional database. So installation is as simple as copying the application files onto your server. No install file, no database setup and it will run on any standard php server.     see it working Imran Perretta uses Stacey

Arduino’s co-creator explains electronic circuits for absolute beginners

Looking to learn the basics of using the Arduino starter board? Well be sure to watch this informative video hosted by Massimo Banzi, one of the Co-Founders of Arduino. The video explains how to build a basic circuit with the Arduino board, and how to use each of the basic components such as LEDs, switches, and resistors. So if you are new to engineering, or have only recently purchased the Arduino started kit, this video is a must-watch! View this video and others at RS online: http://ow.ly/e3WVr Buy the starter kit and related Arduino products: http://ow.ly/e3WVr

sugru is the exciting new air-curing rubber that can be formed by hand.

sugru is the exciting new air-curing rubber that can be formed by hand. It bonds to most materials and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. Developed by a team of product designers and materials scientists, sugru’s patented technology is unique in its combination of hand-formability, self-adhesion and flexibility when cured. It feels like modelling clay, and it’s that easy to use too. Once cured, its durable properties mean it’s comfortable in extreme environments from the dishwasher to the ocean to Antarctica. http://sugru.com/about

Ebook Cover Design and Optimum Size Specifications for Amazon, Kindle, B&N, Nook, iBookstore, and iPad Formats

QUICK AND HANDY GUIDE All images should be RGB and not CMYK. Lulu will reject sRGB, if you want to use them to get into the iBookstore, but other retailers accept it. Again, always go for the correct file size first, at the cost of resolution if necessary; not the other way around. EC = Embedded Cover (give to ebook formatter to embed) CC = Catalog Cover (you’ll upload separate from ebook) n/s = Not Specified Format Size in px Resolution File Size Kindle CC JPG, TIFF min 500px max 1280px 72 dpi n/s Kindle EC JPG 600 x 800 Read more

Walters and Walters (markers and chalk)

Walters & Walters Ltd. We are the UK’s only factory dedicated to the Manufacture of Industrial Crayons including WWL Warehouse Crayons for general marking, WWT Timber & Metal Crayons, also for Lumber, Stone & Masonry and Street and Road Marking, WRL Rubber Crayons for all Rubber Surfaces including Tyres,  WGL Glass Crayons and WRB Heavy Duty Crayons for all surfaces. We are also the main UK Importer of Engineers French Chalk Sticks and Flats (Welders Chalk) and Distributors of Markers and Marker Pens for all surfaces.  We supply most brands but you will find the entire range of Edding Markers, Read more

Typography Tutorials

Step-by-step methods for getting the most out of your fonts and graphic design software. FontBook, A New Way Of Combining & Comparing And Sharing Typefaces A little tutorial to get you acquainted with the new functionalities of the new FontBook app for iPad. Tutorial: Glowing letters Use this Photoshop technique to create electric glowing type sprinkled with pixie dust. Tutorial: Festive Engraved Type This tutorial shows how to create delicate shadow lines and shaded engraved type. Tutorial: Photorealistic Perspective Sometimes, flat just doesn’t cut it, and we need to find other, more attractive ways to present designs to our customers. Read more

Perfect Colours

Hewlett Packard Gold Partner for Wide format printers (i.e. larger than 1.1m) Canon & Epson wide format Reseller Xerox & Canon concessionaire Wide Format HP service provider Inkjet Media & Consumable supplies Reprographic Printing needs for indoor & out door needs Direct print on to boards Mounting & Lamination – Encapsulation Will courier artwork out or you can collect. perfectcolours.­com 0845 680 9000 sales@perfectcolours.com Perfect Colours Unit 2, Glengall Business Centre, 43 – 47 Glengall Road, London, SE15 6NF  

Pigment specialists

A.P Fitzpatrick 142 Cambridge Heath Road City of London, Greater London E1 5QJ 020 7790 0884 http://www.apfitzpatrick.co.uk   Cornelissens & son www.cornelissen.com 105 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3RY   Kremer Pigments http://kremer-pigmente.de/en Kremer Pigmente GmbH & Co. KG
Hauptstr. 41 – 47
DE 88317 Aichstetten
Germany 0049 75 65 911 20  

Filters

  Filter is optical device to remove or absorb selected wavelengths or proportion of all wavelengths. Types and description of special effects filters, close-up filters, trick filters, filters for b&w and colour. … PDF: Filters Description PDF: Filters Types   Other filters commonly used with colour film. … PDF: Colour Filters     PDF: Filters

Documentation of Art Work

  Documentation is not the work. You need to plan your photo shot in away that it records a sense of your artwork. This may mean you need to do a number of different things. A general installation shot to give an idea of scale and contextualising the work within the space. A cropped shot of a piece to display it clearly. A close shot to show materials and texture. A clear and straightforward recording of  the work is what you should be after. Decide which material you wish to record your work in,  i.e. colour  slide  film (transparencies), colour prints, black & white or digital. … Read more

Film Processing

Processing Your First Black and White Film 1. Your darkroom (kitchen, bathroom or cupboard) needs to be completely blocked out to stop light from entering. For windows use thick card cut to shape and held in place with blade canvas tape. …see full text PDF: Processing Your First Black and White Film   Processing a Film Easy Even if you have never developed a film before, you are unlikely to find it very difficult. You do not need a specially-built darkroom, and once you have loaded the film into the developing tank, the rest of the process takes place in daylight. …see full text PDF: Processing a Film Easy   Black and Read more

Film

Types and Technical Data It makes good sense to work with a limited range of well-chosen films. You get to know their performance  intimately – what each can contribute to your particular style of picture,  its response to different subject situations and, when  necessary, just how far you can abuse the film before results become unacceptable. … PDF: Films – types and technical data   Understanding Film …The Basics Film is, very simply, a light-sensitive emulsion on a plastic base. An easy way to think of film is to compare it with bread and butter. Think of the bread as the base, the butter as the emulsion. When you Read more

Paper & Bookbinding supplies

John Purcell fine paper suppliers only, good prices on minimum order of 25 sheets, will deliver usually within 2 to 3 days. Inkjet paper sheets and rolls. John Purcell Paper, 15 Rumsey Road, London SW9 0TR   tel 020 7737 5199   Falkiners / Shepherds Paper and Bookbinding suppliers, single sheets of paper can be bought. Falkiners Fine Paper, 76 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AR tel 020 7831 1151   J Hewit & Sons. Bookbinding materials and equipment only  (Scotland) J. Hewit & Sons., 12 Nettlehill Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5DL tel 01506 444160