Author Archive: Mell Perling

Behance: Bigger Than Ever

Your projects receive over 200 million views a month.
That audience is about to have a lot more project to enjoy.

Introducing: A 1400 pixel-wide canvas with full-width images

 

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Photography has never felt more immersive.

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Interaction Design is finally pixel-perfect.

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And Graphic Design has never been more vivid.

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Update your projects or create and share something brand new.

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SuperModified Debuts: Coffee Table Book Takes Pulse of Creativity Around the World

Today, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the first-ever art & design coffee table book from Behance & Adobe, Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work. This gorgeous, 288-page book — curated by our Behance team and published by the renowned Gestalten imprint — surveys the landscape of global creativity and offers keen insight into what’s coming next — and how this vibrant community is pushing us not only to re-imagine classical approaches to design but to broaden the creative canvas into new digital mediums.

Since the early days of Behance, the team has been on a mission to empower creatives to make their ideas happen, and to help their work get noticed by providing them a platform for showcase it. Today, as part of the Adobe family (since 2012), millions of creative professionals use Behance to showcase and discover each other’s work, and, thousands of companies and individuals use the platform to find and hire creative talent.

This activity generates a constant stream of cutting-edge creative work that feeds into Behance as members all over the world upload new projects daily. Together, we believe that if we bring artists and designers from all over the world together to share their portfolios, we can increase the chances of getting great work noticed and connect creatives with opportunity at every level.

For this brand-new book, we asked the curatorial team at Behance to share their take on new directions in art and design work, based on years of reviewing those incoming projects from creatives worldwide. As our curators survey this incredible influx daily, they’re sifting through real-time data about new developments in creativity across fields ranging from fine art and illustration to fashion, photography, Web design and digital art. They are, quite literally, taking the pulse of the creative world every day.

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To create a comprehensive narrative for such a broad range of work, we’ve organized their findings into 18 themed chapters that riff on the idea of “super-modified” creative work. Super-Modified looks at how a humble material, like felt, is being remixed in office spaces, character designs and furniture; how recycled design is making everything from discarded aluminum cans to shipping containers fair game for reinvention; and how the grand, cinematic visions of traditional architecture are finding their way into interior spaces.

With the lightning-fast evolution of the creative tools we use to manipulate photos, videos and more, while “reality” was once what you see right in front of you, it’s becoming just one ingredient among many in the end product of innovative creators. There used to be a line where reality ended and the great unknown began — now that line is beyond blurred and new frontiers in what looks and feels “real” are opening up.

From innovative approaches to traditional crafts to unexpected uses of new technology, it’s clear that classical approaches to art and design are being subverted and reinvented by today’s creatives. Their ingenuity and imaginativeness — and their willingness to share it has inspired us, and we hope it does the same for you.

Learn more about the book > book.behance.net

 

Signups are open! Portfolio Review Week #7, May 11-18, 2015

We’re so excited to announce that host signups for Portfolio Review Week #7, May 11-18, 2015, are officially open! Last November, we had nearly 300 reviews across the globe and the events blew us away! (check them out on our Flickr page)

Interested in hosting? Create an event page for RSVP’s on the platform of your choice, then add the event to our brand new Portfolio Reviews Event Page on Behance

Read through the entire hosting process at behance.net/reviews/info.

Just want to attend? Find an event near you!

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February ProSite of the Month

Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. Our February selection goes to Lorena. G, an art director, designer, and illustrator from Barcolona, Spain. Her philosophy: use digital tools to create “eye candy” graphics with a handmade feel.

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January ProSite of the Month

Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. Our January selection goes to InlandStudio from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Led by Gonzalo Nogues, Javier Bernales, and Julian Nunez, this motion & design studio’s dedication to quality and detail in every project has led to collaborations with brands like Mtv, Samsung, and Microsoft.

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Adobe Sketch: Natural drawing tools, seamlessly integrated with Behance

Adobe Sketch brings inspiration, drawing, and your creative community together in one place. Capture your ideas as sketches and share them on Behance for instant feedback. Sketch gives you the freedom to find inspiration, explore ideas, and get feedback from trusted peers—wherever you are.

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Sketch with tools that behave like the real thing. Create with essential drawing tools that interact naturally with the canvas: a graphite pencil, an ink pen, two blending markers, (brush tip, chisel tip), and an eraser. Draw with your finger or a stylus; the natural drawing tools respond beautifully.

Explore some of the amazing projects created with Sketch on Behance.

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Sketch as much as you want; your ideas are never limited by the number of sketches you can create. Organize your ideas as projects in Sketch with simple touch gestures.

Post a Work in Progress on Behance and get immediate feedback on your ideas directly in Sketch. Share updates as new revisions. And you can share with friends on Facebook and Twitter, too.

 

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Touch Slide is the most elegant precision drawing interface to come to mobile apps.
 Draw perfect straight lines, circles, rectangles or triangles with this built-in digital ruler. Easily align shapes using on-screen smart guides and snapping.

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Serve up your latest Work In Progress via your desktop

It’s never been easier to give and get feedback. Take your work in progress from your desktop straight to Behance with the new WIP app for Macs. The WIP app is a hub for sharing and exploring the freshest work on Behancework still in progress.

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On the Work in Progress app for desktop you can:

  • Upload snapshots of your latest work directly from your desktop to get feedback from others and showcase a preview of your newest work on your portfolio
  • Give your feedback on Work in Progress from creatives in your network
  • Broadcast your latest updates and request feedback in one click sharing via Facebook and Twitter

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Work In Progress allows you to get instant feedback from the creative community by uploading a snapshot of your work in progress.

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Work in Progress is a great opportunity to show work in its early stages, and get feedback on it that can guide the direction it will take.

Get involved with the creative community by sharing your own feedback on the work of others

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Get feedback from Behance and beyond by broadcasting WIP to your networks on Facebook and Twitter

Announcing Portfolio Review Week #6: November 3-10, 2014

Portfolio Review Week #6: November 3-10, 2014
We first launched Portfolio Review Week in 2012 with the goal of bringing together creatives to share their work and develop their craft. In the five Portfolio Reviews since then, we’ve been amazed by the stories, photos, and videos of creatives coming together in their communities across 80 countries.

Portfolio Review Week #6 will be held November 3-10, 2014. We’re looking forward to a week of incredible events put together by first time and veteran hosts worldwide!

Be a leader in your local creative community by hosting a Portfolio Review
If you’re willing to devote some time and energy to planning, promoting and executing a Behance Portfolio Review — you’re in! Get started by filling out this form.

Just want to attend? Check meetup.com/behancereviews in the coming weeks for events near you!

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Learn more about Portfolio Review Week at behance.net/reviews

Introducing the Behance Wallpaper App

What’s on your computer desktop? For most of us, it’s a vacation photo from years ago, a default background that came with the computer, or something you set a few months ago that you haven’t had a chance to change.  We design our office spaces to maximize creativity and inspiration, but what about the place where we spend hours of our time, the computer?

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That’s why we created the Behance Wallpaper app—an easy way to make your workspace more beautiful and discover new creative work at the same time. For this first time, see creative work from Behance in all its hi-res, full screen glory on your desktop.

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Once you install the Wallpaper app, you can choose from one of 60 designs (with an option to sort by creative field) by some of Behance’s top creatives, then choose how often you want to change your background—hourly, daily, weekly, monthly. Whatever your setting, the desktop will automatically change so you have a new design as often as you like. The app will stay fresh, with new designs added each month on top of what’s there now.

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Loving a particular wallpaper and want more? You can follow the creatives behind the designs directly from the app.

Download the Behance Wallpaper app in the App Store.

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ProSite of the Month: Nikopicto

Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. Our October pick goes to Nikopicto, a Hong Kong based company with a French touch specializing in 3D animation, illustration and design.

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Full ProSite Here.