Creative: MagCloud for Blurb, Poster

Post number three in regard to using MagCloud in support of a Blurb project. ESSAY. My magazine. The poster was a bit of a sleeper product for me. No urge to use these in the past and then I made … Read More

Creative: Using MagCloud to Support Blurb, Flyer

Hey Kids, Me again. Everyone knows about Magcloud right? You’ve heard me talk about it again and again, but just to be sure….. You can see a few of my Magcloud publications here and here. In short, Magcloud is another … Read More

Creative: Creative Pro Week Day Four and Goodbye

Yep, it’s over. We have packed up from our fruitful week of POD books, custom offset books, magazines, eBooks, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and as you can see, lots and lots and lots of cake and Coke. Not me eating these … Read More

Creative: Blurb Stop

(Sydney based super creative Jess Scully.) I’ve never written much about my visits to Blurb. Not sure why because there is always a lot going on. Cool, talented people doing cool and talented things. Yesterday I was asked to volunteer … Read More

Creative: ESSAY, Issue Three Sneak Peek

Okay, I’m finding my stride. This feels really good now. Ideas, thoughts, test books, prints, experimentations, transgressions, etc. Issue Three, sneak peek. “Notes from California,” which will be an ongoing theme here at Shifter/ESSAY. Single shots, single servings. Journal notes. … Read More

Creative: ESSAY Issue Two

Issue Two Trade Issue Two Magazine I’m not a huge fan of this issue. How is that for a sales pitch? Yep, I said it. I told you I would be honest about my latest self-pub project. I got excited. … Read More

Creative: ESSAY Issue One Goes Live

Deep breath. Where to start. Essay Issue One Trade Essay Issue One Magazine Content is exactly the same for both formats. What I’ve learned. (This post was written months ago, and I’m about to begin issue five!) 1. I’m grading … Read More

Creative: ESSAY Magazine, Issue One, Update Three

My second set of test copies. Getting closer. This project has been the most entertaining photo-related endeavor in a long, long time. And I didn’t even shoot anything new! I can’t stress this enough. You COULD, and in many cases, … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 0011 Change Format Tool

Blurb Bookwright is a damn good software. I know it’s not sexy to think that about a free, downloadable anything but it’s true. I have InDesign, I’m learning InDesign and I both use and love InDesign, but there is something … Read More