Bit of an impromptu ‘short’ post today but I thought I’d share just a few things with you:
Don’t be Invisible:
Ok so what I’m talking about here is having a ‘Gravatar’ or to put it another way…the ‘photo/graphic that shows up alongside your name when you post a comment on a blog’.
I’ve been asked a couple of times lately how to get your photo or logo to appear and my answer each time is to go check out a great ‘walk through’ tutorial that RC Concepcion from the N.A.P.P. put together and posted on Scott Kelby‘s blog some time back; the process is extremely quick and easy to do in just a few simple steps as you’ll see. With Social Networking playing a big part in business these days I think it’s great to be able to to put a ‘face to a name’ and having something other than the default graphic appear alongside any comments you post is a great way for people to recognise you…if you want them to of course
Naturally you don’t have to use your photograph; you may choose to use your company logo or a graphic you like but anyway, I thought I’d share the tutorial with you just incase this was something you’d wanted to do, but wasn’t quite sure how to go about it.
Here’s the link to RC’s tutorial over on Scott Kelby’s blog [Link]
I Have PSD:
Now this great little video has been doing the rounds on the internet lately but for those of you who haven’t seen it yet let me explain…
Imagine if Photoshop wasn’t just an awesome piece of software on your computer but was actually something that was part of your everyday life from the moment you woke up. Now for some of us it feels like that’s already the case but imagine what life would be like if fixing all those small problems we encounter in every day life was as easy as editing a photograph.
Well imagine no more as this clever little video put together by Hypercat shows…
Ok so this begs the question…”If you could use Photoshop in real life what tool would you use the most?”. For me it would have to be the the Clone Stamp Tool…that way I could get twice as much done in the day or actually wake up naturally as opposed to jumping out of my skin when the ear piercing alarm on my iPhone goes off, as the other ‘me’ would already be up and working away.
But what about you? Just curious …
These past few days I’ve been working on putting together a new ‘Backing Up’ Workflow to keep those all important image files and documents as safe as can be.
For some time now I’ve not been 100% happy with the way I’ve been backing up and having suffered a Hard Drive failure earlier this year (thankfully Apple Time Machine saved the day) a new Backing Up Workflow has been a priority.
Well after some great help and advice including some great stuff from many of you on Twitter and Facebook I’ve finally come up with a workflow I’m happy with which makes use of several Hard Drives in some form or another and an online/offsite system too.
I’ll write a post later in the week giving you the ‘low down’ on what it involves but in the mean time,
That’s all for today,