Thursday, April 20, 2006
Friday, December 23, 2005
Duplicate a Shape Using the Rotate Tool - Freehand
But what I was referring earlier was about Freehand. I'll do it in freehand TIP mode and let me know if you know how to do it in Illustrator.
Make sure you have your transform palette open.
1. Create any object.
2. Click on the rotate tool
3. While holding the "option" key (Mac) click and release where you want your center to be
4. Release the "option" key
5. Now click again the same place and drag, while you're dragging press the option key again, this will clone the object
6. Release/position it wherever you desire
7. Go to the transform palette, in the scale tab, and type any scale, anything below 100% would make a spiral shape to the inside of the 'circle', anything above 100% will make an outward spiral.
Friday, June 17, 2005
HOW Conference 2005: Emerging Future Technologies
I am happy I went to the HOW Conference 2005 in Chicago just three days ago. It was great to meet other creative people and also to make new friends. From June 11 to June 14 all sessions were interesting to say the least. But the closing keynote was one that nobody should have missed. Andrew Zolly, from Z+ Partners talked about Future Emerging Technologies. Why is this great? Well, like he mentioned, I was amazed to see how markets are going to switch by 2015, and why does it matter to designers and creatives? Because you design for marklets and segments, and it is in your best interest to know who your audience is going to be in the future.
I think this is one of those topics that not a lot of companies paid a lot of attention to and that's why they're suffering now. An example is Kodak, and all the recent closings on prducts and production lines. i think if they had hired a person like Zolli, this would have been different.
So that's what I think on how great would be to have forecasters helping you, or also establishing design trends.