Hipstamatic’s latest update (released March 21) expands the popular vintage photo app’s sharing capabilities and makes it easier than ever to tag your work. We gave it a try and it worked beautifully.
When you view a Hipstamatic print (including shots you’ve taken in the past), click the share icon at the upper right to access new sharing options. Here, you can write a comment and choose different places to share (such as Instagram and Facebook).
Share your work to Instagram, and it’s automatically posted to your feed, skipping Instagram’s filter options but keeping the Hipstamatic border intact. As a bonus, it automatically hashtags the image with the lens, film, and flash you used.
You can also tag friends directly when sharing to Facebook. Share the Hipsta love!
Read more about the new Hipstamatic/Instagram partnership here. And follow me on Instagram (@whoopicat) to see and share more Hipstamatic work.
Whether you’re doing a quick exposure fix or giving every image from a shoot a unified look, Lightroom’s presets can save you tons of editing time and stress.
There are several useful presets already built into Lightroom, and many more are available for download online. (Of course, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can custom-build your own presets.)
The winner of the Creating Keepsakes magazine subscription from Tuesday is CarolS, commenter #5, who wrote “OOOOh! I love this! Thanks so much for the great tutorial, I’m going to use it for some of the kids’ Halloween photos.” Congratulations, CarolS! Please email us to claim your prize.
One of the things I love about the internet is that I can always find lots of design inspiration there.
I type in a few keywords, sit back and get comfortable. Google quickly presents me with a plethora of places to begin. From there, I wander around clicking links and discovering all sorts of gems. That’s how I found dribbble…the show and tell for creatives.
At dribbble (yes, there are three b’s in their name), you can sign up as a “player” or a “spectator.”
A player is a member at Dribbble who can post shots and comments. Players are drafted (invited) by current members.
A spectator is a member who can follow and discover shots and people on Dribbble, but cannot post shots and comments. Anyone can sign up as a spectator to follow the work and people on Dribbble.
A prospect is simply a spectator who has indicated (in their account settings) that he/she would like to be drafted as a player. There is a prospects list to help find these members.
If you just want to see what design creatives are up to, like I do, then signing up as a spectator is sufficient.
Half of the United States may be in the grip of a heat wave, but here in the Pacific Northwest, summer has just arrived. Whether you’re sweltering through 100-degree days, finally enjoying some long-delayed sunshine, or in the midst of a Southern Hemisphere winter, you’ll be tempted by these easy, breezy, summery trends.
I’m always on the lookout for better design tools. Even though I rely on Photoshop or Illustrator most of the time, sometimes all I need is a quick patterned background to set the stage for a page layout.
I could do this in Photoshop, of course. But pattern-making in Photoshop is a laborious task that I tend to avoid. Enter Repper. (more…)