Posts filed under ‘Products’

Filter Forge: A Powerful Photoshop Filter Program

On the surface, Filter Forge is just a Photoshop plugin, a pack of
filters that generate textures, create visual effects, enhance photos,
process images. However, there are 3 things that make Filter Forge
unique:

1. You can create your own filters.
Filter Forge comes with a visual node-based editor allowing you to
create your own filters – textures, effects, distortions, backgrounds,
frames, you name it. All filters automatically support 16- and 32-bit
modes in Photoshop, real-world HDRI lighting, bump and normal maps,
huge resolutions and seamless tiling.

2. Anyone can submit filters to our online Filter Library
where other users can download them – for free. This means that the
more people use Filter Forge, the better it gets. Currently, the
library contains 2821 user-created filters.

3. Contributors get Filter Forge for free.
You submit filters, they get popular with the users, we send you a free
copy of Filter Forge. Sounds simple but don’t expect a giveaway, you
will have to earn it.

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July 4, 2007 at 7:40 pm Leave a comment

Nelles Maps

Kevin Kelly talks about his favorite maps for backpackers: Nelles Maps.

Nelles Maps are the best foldable maps for travelers I’ve seen. I favor
them for six reasons: 1) They come at a good practical scale for
traveling, fine enough to show most small rural towns. 2) Each map
displays shaded physical relief of mountains, highway numbers and even
“places of interest” – which are often not listed in guide books. 3)
The maps are printed on both sides to maximize coverage. 4) They are
printed in a form that folds neatly into a shoulder bag, with cover. 5)
They are reasonably priced. 6) Best of all, Nelles seem to keep them
very up to date. I haven’t found any Nelles maps in print that are more
than a few years old.

June 26, 2007 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

The life of products

The Life of Products: Products are not nouns but verbs. A product designed as a noun will
sit passively in a home, an office, or pocket. It will likely have a
focus on aesthetics, and a list of functions clearly bulleted in the
manual… but that’s it.

Products can be verbs instead, things which are happening,
that we live alongside. We cross paths with our products when we first
spy them across a crowded shop floor, or unbox them, or show a friend
how to do something with them. We inhabit our world of activities and
social groups together… a product designed with this in mind can look
very different. (from SvN)

December 14, 2006 at 12:54 am 1 comment

The Best Personal-Publishing Services

Kevin Kelly covers what he feels are the two best personal book publishing services: Blurb and Lulu.

December 9, 2006 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Report: Visitors to Fashion Websites are Upscale, Women & Young (Surprise?)

eMarketer reported today on the profile of Vistors to Fashion Websites. The stats show that over 60% are women, over 76% are between 18-44, over 22% have household income of over $100,000 and the top 12 websites make up over 41% of visits.

October 26, 2006 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Health and Beauty Marketing

eMarketer has just put out a report on Health and Beauty Marketing. There is an interesting graph on the expected  growth of of online sales in different product markets. 

October 6, 2006 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

Gender & Online Shopping

eMarketer published this article on Gender & Online Shopping with stats from  this Euromonitor study.

The eMarketer article also had an interesting wikipedia link on Digit Ratio studies. Interesting…

September 26, 2006 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

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