www.backlitbox.com is offering a promotion for their 8X12 backlit photo display boxes (beautiful on the wall) for their cost. If you love beautiful photography and beautiful displays (at 1/2 price!), this is an excellent deal!
According to Deal News Daily, Adobe is offering an additional 80% off select education titles. The discount code is “SAVE80EDU”
As I’d only owned the CS5 Design Suite, and want the Master Suite, AND I know CS6 is being released soon, I called to confirm that the educational version would make me eligible for an upgrade price (vs. the educational price) on CS6 (the upgrade price is often better than the Educational price, nowadays). They did verbally confirm that the Ed version of CS5.5 is upgradeable when the new version is released (they would not provide any prices though). Then, they said they’d just been informed that this pricing is a mistake and they could not offer it.
However, I purchased it online – and the Educational version of the CS5.5 MASTER SUITE is shipping for $202 including tax. Of course, they need to verify my educational status, which may take a few days – and may be long enough for them to decline the pricing – but it was worth the attempt, IMO.
If you’re interested in trying for an AMAZING price, and can qualify for educational pricing, check out the article on Deal News at
Free – and Open Source Clip Art. Not only are they free in the public domain and usable for any purpose whatsoever, but there’s also a cool collaborative environment in which you can make your own alterations and share them. A great graphics resource, and an excellent way to get involved in the practical design of these images.
Graphics.com has posted a link to a very cool FREE Dingbat font. I know you guys like FREE, and my designer friends are ALL about the fonts, right?!
FontShop has made available for free download the Erler Dingbats font, which ncludes a wide range of popular symbols and pictograms such as arrows, pens, phones, stars, crosses and checkmarks, plus 3 sets of cameo figures on round backgrounds.
For those of you interested in the latest and greatest iPhone 4S (I must admit, it looks like a nice upgrade), there are a few deals out there to get value for your older iPhones – up to $262 for the ATT iPhone 4 and $250 for the Verizon model.
Once again, CreativePro.com has a contest. This time, we can win Extensis Suitcase Fusion 3. So many of my design students ask how to manage large font collections, and this is one of the top programs on my list. Good luck!
Website Painter for Mac – I haven’t tried this yet, but it looks like a good product for people who want a quick website without having to learn too much technical stuff. I’ve read some pretty good reviews on it, and it’s seriously discounted for the next couple of days! (They make a Windows version too, but it doesn’t look like it’s discounted at this time)
Again, CreativePro.com has come up with a great list of freebies – free font creation app, Free Stock Photos (Love those!), Free Photoshop Watermark panel, Free ToDo List (foc computer and smartphones/pads, Free annotation software for web pages… Gotta love FREE!