I've been using Photoshop CS6 for a while and I have to say that the interface and user experience is a big improvement. Instead of releasing more new tools, Photoshop CS6 put a lot of focus on the basics — the essential tools that we use very often such as crop tool, type, layer group, and save. For example, now you can apply effects on layer group, keep cropped pixels, type styles, and save in background. These simple enhancements result in increase productivity.
I'm honored to announce that I've been featured on Offscreen magazine issue #2. Offscreen launched its first issue in Feburary 2012 and quickly became well recognized in the design community. So I'm proud to be selected in the logbook section (thanks Kai Brach). I have five copies of Offscreen #2 to giveaway. As usually, post a comment in this post before Jul 27, 2012 to enter the giveaway draw.
Update: The contest is closed and the winners are: Tim, Benedikte, Shen, Hazel, and Mana.
If you follow Web Designer Wall, then you have noticed the PSD2HTML banner ad on the sidebar. PSD2HTML is not only my long time supporter, but they are also one of the most recognized vendors in PSD slicing services. Today I'm happy to partner with PSD2HTML to give away PSD to HTML slicing services to you. We are giving away 5 prizes (worth $200 each). To win one of the prizes, leave a comment to this post. The giveaway ends on May 31, 2012.
Update: the contest is closed and the winners are: David, André, Andrew, Donna, and John.
Although WordPress has made it very easy to create a custom WordPress theme, but it still takes time to learn and build it. So I've created a Base theme based on the free Basic theme from Themify. I've stripped out the framework and the extra functions that you might not need. It includes only the basic styling, responsive design, custom menus, and widgetized sidebar. This Base theme is intended to let you build your custom themes using it as a foundation. The main goal is to save your time and simplify the work flow. It is great for non-coders and quick client works.
A friend of mine, Francois Hoang, is organizing a design conference called Montreal Meets in Montreal, Canada Apr 7, 8, 2012. The speakers included Fabio Sasso, Shelby White, Radim Malinic, James White, and Scott Hansen. I have two tickets to giveaway. Comment in this post before March 23rd, 2012 for your chance to win one. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, I also have a 20% discount code for you: webdesignerwall.
I've got two FITC Toronto 2012 festival tickets to giveaway and all you need to do is send one tweet for your chance to win. For those of you who don't know what FITC Toronto is, it's a design and technology focussed conference which is comprised of three days of learning, networking and partying, April 23-25. I will be attending the event as usual. This year's event has features over 70 renowned digital creators from around the globe, covering everything from HTML5 to making digital art.
This Friday giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, a shop that provides a wide range of online printing services. We are giving away 3 sets of 250 die-cut UPrinting business card printing to 3 winners. Each winner will receive a set of 250 business card printing with free shipping. To enter this contest, all you have to do is write a comment in this post. Contest ends Dec 29, 2011.