Creative Tidbits #223: Online Portfolios, Design cannibalism, White House Photos and more!

by Fred Showker

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Off to a great start, and here comes February! My favorite item in this edition of Creative Tidbits is the Photo exposition from the 2016 White House photographs -- WOW! Yes, and a free font, some excellent Photoshop Text effects and how to 'fix' Design cannibalism ... a great issue this week and remember, you can always suggest items for the DTG Creative staff to visit and review! Just lead us there!

  • 6 Steps To Creating A Knockout Online Portfolio
  • Rosarina Font: speak softly, carry a big stick
  • 2016 White House in Photographs
  • Problem: Design cannibalism
  • Photoshop Cool Text Effects

6 Steps To Creating A Knockout Online Portfolio

Creative Tidbits for 2017

Ready to pump up your creative portfolio? Behance’s Chief Designer shares insider tips on showcasing your best work and standing out from the crowd.
      To get some insight on what works (and what doesn’t!) when it comes to showcasing creative work online, Matias Corea chats about his observations and extracted six simple tips for building a knockout creative portfolio
Creative inspiration Mell Ravenel ~
Photoshop Tips & Tricks You don't need a lot of glitz to make a Nice portfolio layout

2016 White House in Photographs

Creative Tidbits for 2017

I'm always thrilled when someone comes out with this series. Last year it was Getty. This year, Medium seems to have grabbed the limelight.
      Pete Souza, Chief White House Photographer writes :
      For the eighth and final time, I am presenting my annual Year in Photographs. All of them were taken either by me or a White House photographer on my staff. For many of the images, I’ve included the backstory behind the image to provide further context or to share why that image was particularly important to me.
Creative inspiration Pete Souza, Chief White House Photographer via the
Photoshop Tips & Tricks I tried this experiment to make clickable thumbnails, and IT WORKED!

Problem: Design cannibalism.

Creative Tidbits for 2017

The proliferation of 'inspiration sites' has created an environment where design can be too reliant on surface-level visuals and not enough on the concept and strategy behind the work. Many creators are no longer looking at design’s rich history or considering the future opportunities to elevate a concept when formulating their research. As a result, design trends are recycling at astronomical rates, all at the expense of true meaning.
      This lack of conceptual thinking strips the work of its ability to effectively communicate, which renders it relatively worthless to both the client and the designer.
Creative inspiration Partners, Wedge + Lever

Photoshop Cool Text Effects

Creative Tidbits for 2017

In going back and reading the logs and specs in the Design Center I discover a number of readers have earmarked this page as their favorite Photoshop Madness page.
      In August of 2010, I wrote : We've survived three very hot, hot, hot months, along with three flaming editions of Photoshop Flaming Text Effects, and now it's time to cool down a bit for the 16th Annual Fonts Festival.
Creative inspiration Photoshop Tips & Tricks

Rosarina Font: speak softly, carry a big stick

Creative Tidbits for 2017

Mariano Diez is a Graphic Designer in Rosario, Argentina, The Rosarina Font is an elegant lite, thin stroked sans serif that speeks with confidence -- almost Swiss gestalt!
      Rosarina was designed by Mariano Diez at Antenah, a pretty cool installation at ... lots of other cool stuff at the Behance site!
Creative inspiration Mariano Diez at Antenah
Photoshop Tips & Tricks A truly simplistic, and elegant Character count

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Fred Showker

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