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The woman behind the Pantone color of the year

The woman behind the Pantone color of the year | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Eiseman has spent her whole life noticing the way colors work together. It runs in her family. Her mom would paint the inside of their home in Baltimore a new shade every spring, even the piano.
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The 31 Best Tools for Improving Your Writing Skills

The 31 Best Tools for Improving Your Writing Skills | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Check out our list of helpful tools to help you improve your writing, whether you're a professional author or haven't written anything longer than an email since college.
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5 Time-Saving Smart Business Tools For Artists

5 Time-Saving Smart Business Tools For Artists | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
5 time-saving tools to help you run your art business, so you have more time for what’s most important: creating and selling your art.
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- great post via Creative Biz : If you’re struggling to keep things in order, you can also use tools to increase your efficiency–and we know some of the best. Here are 5 terrific time-saving tools to keep you and your art business on track. (read more..)

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Find Out What The ‘Most Popular Colors Of 2015’

Find Out What The ‘Most Popular Colors Of 2015’ | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Shutterstock has recently released a report that identifies the latest global color trends.  Matching the pixel data with image downloads, four colors are shown to have grown most in popularity this year...

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This 1939 Chart Explains How Color Affects Legibility

This 1939 Chart Explains How Color Affects Legibility | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Graphic Presentation by Willard Cope Brinton is an early visual bible that explains everything from graphs and charts to choosing paper and proofreaders' marks. One of the best infographics in the 526-page tome succinctly explains color visibility and, in effect, why some signs and logos work better than others from a chromatic perspective.
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7 Methods For Preventing Client Problems Before They Arise

7 Methods For Preventing Client Problems Before They Arise | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

As a freelance WordPress developer or designer, your goal is to land the best clients. Nothing is more rewarding than successfully finishing a project on time and getting paid equally promptly. Hitch-free projects lead to happy clients and a great chance of a lucrative long-term relationship.  Things...

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Adobe unveils big updates to the Creative Cloud | Oct 2015

Adobe unveils big updates to the Creative Cloud | Oct 2015 | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and more are getting major upgrades. We reveal what's new for users of the Creative Cloud.
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Disney Invents A 3D Coloring Book Capable Of Bringing Your Drawings To Life

Disney Invents A 3D Coloring Book Capable Of Bringing Your Drawings To Life | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Disney’s research department has unveiled a new augmented reality coloring book and app that lets you bring your drawings to life.
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Is this Australia's oldest entrepreneur?

Is this Australia's oldest entrepreneur? | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
When SweetLife founder Carolyn Hartz started her first business she didn't know how to switch on a computer.

"I didn't start my company until I was 55," the youthful-looking 68-year-old says.

"I couldn't even send an email let alone run an import business, so there were many challenges but I was willing to learn."
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Infographic: How To Display Art In Your Home or Office | Decor

Infographic: How To Display Art In Your Home or Office |  Decor | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Have a look at the other suggestions in the illustration below, and click on any of the images to view the complete infographic.

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London-based furniture company Made.com has put together this detailed infographic that uses design principles to suggest ways to beautifully display your art pieces at home.

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The Psychology of Numbers in Design

The Psychology of Numbers in Design | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
When it comes to numbers, we’re not as rational as we think we are.
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We’re all familiar with the ploy marketers use to make prices seem smaller by reducing the cost by a few pennies (e.g. $50 vs. $49.99). This technique, known as charm pricing, is popular for a good reason — it works. However, many brands are starting to shift away from this technique,.. (read more)
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How To Grow Your Own Beautiful, Complex Crystals In Your Kitchen

How To Grow Your Own Beautiful, Complex Crystals In Your Kitchen | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
step-by-step tutorial shows you how easy it is to create complex, multicolored crystals in different shapes for a great gift or home decoration piece, complete with a few notable safety precautions.
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10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
excerpts from distinguished professor of psychology and management Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s (pronounced me-HIGH chick-sent-me-HIGH-ee) seminal book Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People (HarperCollins, 1996).

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Google+ undergoes huge redesign

Google+ undergoes huge redesign | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Google+’s new focus is on Collections and Communities: Collections allow you to immerse yourself in a specific subject — long boarding, or sub-saharan entomology, for example; Communities allows you to meet up with like-minded users
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How to Do Curated Content RIGHT: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Do Curated Content RIGHT: A Step-by-Step Guide | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

How are you supposed to find time to create high quality content?

On top of all the other things you need to do, now you need to find the time to create epic posts.

These types of posts often take several hours to create. If you’re a small business owner, you have a ton of other things on your plate demanding your attention: customer service, product creation and improvement, social media, and other forms of marketing.

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Lots of great info here - adding this to my To read/get into list..& sharing here - for others (and so i can find it again..hah!)

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The Truth About Social Media Auto-Publishing And Your Brand

The Truth About Social Media Auto-Publishing And Your Brand | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
There is a right and a wrong way to auto-publish social media content. Read this post to understand the right way to auto-publish your social media posts.
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How Dribbble Turned My Hobby Into a Career

How Dribbble Turned My Hobby Into a Career | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
It is unbelievable how drastically my life has changed over the past year! I thought I would share my story how Dribbble turned my hobby into a career.
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Comic Sans is 'the best font in the world', says the creator of Comic Sans

Comic Sans is 'the best font in the world', says the creator of Comic Sans | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Vincent Connare, the American font designer behind Comic Sans, explained how his oft-abused brainchild came about. It all began at Microsoft in 1993, as the company was gearing up to release its Windows 95 operating system.
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Behance takes on Squarespace with new portfolio tool | Portfolios

Behance takes on Squarespace with new portfolio tool | Portfolios | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Backed by Behance, Adobe launches a new way to create a portfolio site. Behance Pro Site is on its way out. Today at Adobe Max, its annual event in Los Angeles, Adobe is due to announce that a new and improved tool for building online design portfolios will soon replace it.

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From making scarves to building a $165 million tech start-up: Canva's Melanie Perkins

From making scarves to building a $165 million tech start-up: Canva's Melanie Perkins | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

"Find things you're passionate about, and put 110 per cent into those things. That way you'll have so much more experience for it 

, you'll have created your own things, and you'll know when making your own decisions in life whether you should try an entrepreneurial route or a job that you're maybe not as interested in. If you have track record of achieving your goals, you'll feel confident to pursue that path less travelled." - 

Melanie Perkins
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FLIF, A New Lossless Image Format That Uses Less Space & Works On Any Image Type

FLIF, A New Lossless Image Format That Uses Less Space & Works On Any Image Type | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A PNG image (left) and a FLIF image (right) as they are being downloaded

Last year, we introduced you to BPG, an image format that offers...
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FLIF, A New Lossless Image Format That Uses Less Space & Works On Any Image Type

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A simple guide to promote your blog in 2015 + Infographic

A simple guide to promote your blog in 2015 + Infographic | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

How to promote your website posts in 2015: should you spend 80% of your time at it? Imagine if radio stations had played Michael Jackson's Billie Jean only once: would it have become the 80's biggest hit?

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great post - even for those that has been publishing for awhile - good to check if we are on track. 

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15 Types of Photos You Can Tweet (Even if Your Product looks uninteresting)

15 Types of Photos You Can Tweet (Even if Your Product looks uninteresting) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
For those brands whose products are intangible (like a management consulting firm) or generally not-that-pretty (like accounting software), there is still hope.
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10 Rules of Composition All Designers Live By – Design School

10 Rules of Composition All Designers Live By – Design School | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Foolproof composition techniques that will hold all your design elements in all the right places.
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You could have the most beautiful graphic elements in the world, but if your composition isn’t up to scratch, all of that goes out the window.

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10 Simple DIY Photography Hacks You Can Achieve With Household Items

10 Simple DIY Photography Hacks You Can Achieve With Household Items | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

DigitalRev has created a video that shows you 10 simple DIY photography hacks you can carry out with household items..

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Find out how you can utilize a pair of tights, a toilet roll, and a pie pan for your next photo shoot in the video | 10 Simple DIY Photography Hacks You Can Achieve With Household Items

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