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Weekly Review Aug 11-18

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Back again for another weekly review. This time, I’ve got some cool links to share with you. Here’s what I got done this week.

Jeff’s Weekly Review

Cool Links:

Next week I plan on getting more links to share from the rest of our staff.

Adam Wagner’s Weekly Review

Well Jeff’s been encouraging the rest of us here at Go Media to share our weekly reviews, so here it goes:

  • Contributed a few pieces to the 8-Bit and Linework 2 packs to be released with Vector Pack 12
  • Made braid and tooth vector pattern brushes for a forthcoming Illustrator Brush Set. Pattern brushes are a really powerful tool.
  • As always, mined and reported sales numbers in Excel
  • Planned out a product release schedule for the Go Media Arsenal and posted it up around the office
  • Posted free vector fingerprints on the Go MediaZine
  • Started a poll in the sidebar of the Go MediaZine
  • Tried to keep up with all of our new twitter friends!

About the Author, Jeff Finley

I'm a partner at Go Media, a Cleveland web design and development firm. We also specialize in print design and branding. I started Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and wrote the book Thread's Not Dead, teaching artists and designers how to start a clothing company. In my spare time, I write songs and play drums in Campfire Conspiracy. I'm a happy husband and an aspiring b-boy and lucid dreamer.
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Discussion

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  • http://truthoncinema.com Dan

    Jeff, just to let you know, your link for the new apparel templates goes to a 404 error page. Nice collection!

  • http://truthoncinema.com Dan

    Jeff, just to let you know, your link for the new apparel templates goes to a 404 error page. Nice collection!

  • Lance

    You guys are kickin a$$ and taking names, btw do I need a “pro” flickr account in order for my submissions to show up in the Go Media User Showcase on the side?

  • Lance

    You guys are kickin a$$ and taking names, btw do I need a “pro” flickr account in order for my submissions to show up in the Go Media User Showcase on the side?

  • http://designshard.com Max | Design shard

    Hats off to you peeps at gomedia you know how to keep busy, cant wait for some of these next releases your working on, keep it up

    Max | Design shard

  • http://designshard.com Max | Design shard

    Hats off to you peeps at gomedia you know how to keep busy, cant wait for some of these next releases your working on, keep it up

    Max | Design shard

  • Lemon

    Lance, From your stream have you sent the photos to the group pool?

    You can do that by either opening the photos page and clicking the send to group icon, or in your organize page you can bring up a group of images and send them to a group from there also.

    My apologies if you already knew that and it’s still not working.

  • Lemon

    Lance, From your stream have you sent the photos to the group pool?

    You can do that by either opening the photos page and clicking the send to group icon, or in your organize page you can bring up a group of images and send them to a group from there also.

    My apologies if you already knew that and it’s still not working.

  • Eric Thayne

    Man, Seth Godin made a really good point in that article. It applies to almost anything, and it’s so true!

    Oh, and your rainbow gradient-ized texture up there is pretty cool too. I’m gonna have to try that one out!

  • http://www.myspace.com/adsads Adam.F

    Being a photographer i have to say in reply to
    “why not just take a picture? I still don’t get it.”
    where is the respect in ‘just taking a photo’
    you are extremely talented if you can make something look real from scratch, in these cases something so real that its hard to tell if its real or not, if you can just take an average photo of something it just means you know how to use a camera

  • http://www.myspace.com/adsads Adam.F

    Being a photographer i have to say in reply to
    “why not just take a picture? I still don’t get it.”
    where is the respect in ‘just taking a photo’
    you are extremely talented if you can make something look real from scratch, in these cases something so real that its hard to tell if its real or not, if you can just take an average photo of something it just means you know how to use a camera

  • Eric Thayne

    Man, Seth Godin made a really good point in that article. It applies to almost anything, and it’s so true!

    Oh, and your rainbow gradient-ized texture up there is pretty cool too. I’m gonna have to try that one out!

  • http://naldzgraphics.com NaldzGraphics

    i agree on whats eric said..and also i cant wait to see this Zombie Vectors:)

  • http://naldzgraphics.com NaldzGraphics

    i agree on whats eric said..and also i cant wait to see this Zombie Vectors:)

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Adam.F – Someone who can create something photorealistic out of vector art is very talented no doubt. That I am not disputing. But when you take a pre-existing photo and vector on top of it, and your final result is EXACTLY like the photo, I don’t see the point. Probably some 30 hours went into it and it’s definitely a spectacle to behold, but it’s more of an ego boost than anything. Take that talent and create something different! Alter it a bit. Make it surreal. I see nothing wrong with admitting that you took a photo. At least make it appear to be handmade and not an exact copy!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Adam.F – Someone who can create something photorealistic out of vector art is very talented no doubt. That I am not disputing. But when you take a pre-existing photo and vector on top of it, and your final result is EXACTLY like the photo, I don’t see the point. Probably some 30 hours went into it and it’s definitely a spectacle to behold, but it’s more of an ego boost than anything. Take that talent and create something different! Alter it a bit. Make it surreal. I see nothing wrong with admitting that you took a photo. At least make it appear to be handmade and not an exact copy!

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Looks like you guys keep pretty busy. Keep it up!

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Looks like you guys keep pretty busy. Keep it up!

  • nando

    @ the vector photorealism review

    CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!, but if it were me, I would just model the items in 3DS Max and Render them via maxwell studio…would save SOOOOOO MUCH TIME

  • nando

    @ the vector photorealism review

    CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!, but if it were me, I would just model the items in 3DS Max and Render them via maxwell studio…would save SOOOOOO MUCH TIME

  • ChequeredManiac

    That photorealism stuff is incredible, but I would agree, there’s not much point doing it other than demonstrating a huge amount of skill using the programs.

  • ChequeredManiac

    That photorealism stuff is incredible, but I would agree, there’s not much point doing it other than demonstrating a huge amount of skill using the programs.

  • Adam.F

    @Jeff Finley
    Very true, i think better exapmles of photo realism are of people who can make something from scratch that looks real, something from the imagination, that has a twist to it, like maybe something you could not take a picture of e.g a robotic girl sat on a motorbike that still hasnt been inviented yet, that kind of thing is far more interesting.
    Sadly i kow nothing of 3D modelling & stuff like that, ive been practising those tutorials to make TV’s in photoshop, i find them useful for generally teaching use of gradients & layering for lighting.

    p.s i think you should do more tutorials on hand drawing, then editing from that, thats where it all starts i think.

  • Adam.F

    @Jeff Finley
    Very true, i think better exapmles of photo realism are of people who can make something from scratch that looks real, something from the imagination, that has a twist to it, like maybe something you could not take a picture of e.g a robotic girl sat on a motorbike that still hasnt been inviented yet, that kind of thing is far more interesting.
    Sadly i kow nothing of 3D modelling & stuff like that, ive been practising those tutorials to make TV’s in photoshop, i find them useful for generally teaching use of gradients & layering for lighting.

    p.s i think you should do more tutorials on hand drawing, then editing from that, thats where it all starts i think.

  • Dan

    Excellent job..
    dizi izle