Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion
Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion

I work from my home office, set my own hours and do business with amazing clients worldwide. Love my job. I help businesses increase revenue & freelancers grow their business. Top rated motion graphics freelancer on Upwork.

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Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion

I work from my home office, set my own hours and do business with amazing clients worldwide. Love my job. I help businesses increase revenue & freelancers grow their business. Top rated motion graphics freelancer on Upwork.


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Quick Tip – Use Google as a Timer.

Next time you need a timer, type the following in Google: Timer for (x) Hours, (y) Minutes and (z) Seconds (i.e. Timer for 1 hour 15 minutes and 10 seconds.) Timer for (x) Minutes Timer for (z) seconds New (29/5/14) – Enter full screen mode: Once the Google Timer starts, you can: 1. Stop (pause) the timer. 2. Mute the sound. 3. [...]

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New Google Search Results Page

As we all do at least 50 times a day, I used Google Search today. But this time when I landed on the results page, I noticed something was different. The titles were no longer underlined, the spacing between the search results seemed larger & the font seemed to be bigger.   After playing around with the new search results page I [...]

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Have you ever asked yourself:

If you have, you’ve probably found out that it is possible, but.. it means you need to add all sorts of peculiar characters (such as * _ or -) to make the magic happen. Remember this post?

Don’t you think it’s time to change that? Shouldn’t there be an easier way to format posts on Google Plus?

Introducing “The Plus Editor”!

The Plus Editor gives you the power to create beautiful Google plus posts by using all the popular formatting features, with a simple yet extremely powerful & useful new tool!

http://thepluseditor.com

It’s time to forget about all those annoying characters you needed to add in order to make your posts look good. How many times have you clicked on the Share Post button only to find out that you’ve forgot to add a closing * symbol and now you have to re-edit the post and publish it again? Yes.. That “Share post // Edit post // Re-publish post” routine…

So how does it work?

That’s the easy part! Simply type in your text, make it bold, italic, strikethrough, add links and even cool symbols! When you’re done, click on Convert, Copy the text & Share the post on Google Plus! You can even use keyboard shortcuts: Ctr+b, Ctr+i and so on 😉

Wondering why post formatting is so important?

There are tons of reasons. First, it will make your posts look a lot better. Second, it will drive more engagement to your posts. Third, people will find your posts easier to read. A well structured post makes a huge difference!

Check out some pro tips from:

+Roni Bincer http://bit.ly/1knGYfR,
+Mark Traphagen http://bit.ly/N7dxno,
+Rick Eliason http://bit.ly/1jD986T,
+Martin Shervington: http://bit.ly/NzlDVP,
+Dustin W. Stout http://bit.ly/1bOz8vL

The Plus Editor is also available for mobile!

Download The Plus Editor on iOS

Download The Plus Editor for Android

 What’s New with 2.0? (22/5/14):

Tons of new symbols!

►◄▲ « » < >★♥♣☺☼♫ ♪¶× √® © ™€ £ $½ ¼ ¾¿ ¡ ¢

Clear Formatting Option:

Paste text from Word, Google docs or the just from the web, and hit the Clear Formatting option. Then start formatting the post for Google Plus.

Bugfixes and performance enhancements.


All Symbols by Category:

Arrows: ►◄▲ « » < >

Fun: ★♥♣☺☼

Music: ♫ ♪ ¶

Checkmarks: × √

Corporate: ® © ™

Currency: € £ $ ¢

Measures: ½ ¼ ¾

Other: ¿ ¡

Share 🙂

Be sure to share this post with your family and friends who use Google Plus.

What do you think about this new tool? Let me know in the comment section below!

Enjoy posting beautiful & more engaging posts on Google Plus 😉

+Daniel Futerman +ThePlusEditor


The Plus Editor

Have you ever asked yourself: How to make bold text in Google plus? Can I add cool symbols to Google + posts? Is it possible to make italic text in Google plus posts? If you have, you’ve probably found out that it is possible, but.. it means you need to add all sorts of peculiar characters (such as * _ or -) to make the magic [...]

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A Fresh Start.

The Comfort Zone Every once in a while it’s good to stop what you’re doing and make a fresh start, and not necessarily because something has gone wrong. It’s possible that you’re very happy with where you’re at now, and you feel like you’ve found your ultimate comfort zone and never want step out of [...]

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Corporate Profile Video Template provides a complete marketing solution for your company’s needs. With this awesome video you’ll be able to tell your full story using cool, clean and modern designed typography scenes.

  • Well organized and super easy to edit
  • Video Tutorial (+Sound) & detailed PDF file
  • Main Color Control settings panel (Over 350 layers linked with expressions!)
  • Mouse click & the ending ‘ting’ and whoosh sound effects included.
  • Full HD 1920×1080
  • Compatible with After Effects CS5 and above
  • No Plugins required

Included Scenes:

  1. Logo
  2. Intro Text
  3. Our History
  4. Meet the Team
  5. Goals and Values
  6. Portfolio Examples
  7. Contact / Social Media
  8. Outro Logo + Tagline

Corporate Typography Explainer – After Effects Template

Corporate Profile Video Template provides a complete marketing solution for your company’s needs. With this awesome video you’ll be able to tell your full story using cool, clean and modern designed typography scenes. Well organized and super easy to edit Video Tutorial (+Sound) & detailed PDF file Main Color Control [...]

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This Coldplay album re-design, was my final project in a Graphic Design course. I used Photoshop for this project.

How did I create this effect?

Well, it wasn’t that easy. It took time and thought, but eventually I developed a technique and I was very happy with the results. So after creating 8 pages of the album, I think I can break the process down into 3 major steps.

1.

      Create a path (using the

pen tool

    for all the different elements). In the case of the example below, that’s a path for each element of the face. And I mean each element- eyebrows, hair, pupils, teeth, and so on.

 

2. & 3.

    Create a new layer and make a selection of a specific path (ctr+click on path). Then using a soft brush (or a ‘wet paint’ brush) slowly paint the layer. While painting, slightly change the color of the brush from time to time. For best results, start with the ‘lowest’ layer first (i.e. the face skin in our case) and go ‘up’ until you reach the top layers (nose, pupil, eye brows..)

Chris Martin Design Breakdown

Tips

Staying organized is very important in a project like this. Make sure you give names to all the paths and layers accordingly. If you don’t do this, you will very quickly find yourself lost in layers and paths.
Coldplay Guitar and Jonny BucklandColdplay Chris Martin

The brush I used was a soft wet paint brush, in a 90% opacity. Sometimes even lower. Which means you need to paint over and over until you get a nice looking surface. The best trick I found was changing the color of the brush just a little every few strokes. It creates a much more natural look. If you’re not sure what color a face should be, you can sample a real face (using the eyedropper tool). Same for hair, eyes and so on.

Patience is also very important. Getting good looking results takes time, and lots of tries. Don’t give up! It can be frustrating if it doesn’t come out exactly like you want, but keep on going. Make sure you have the History window open so you can quickly go back a few steps and start over.
Coldplay Will Campion
Coldplay Guitar - Life in technicolorIf you’re going to add text, the only tip I can give is try to make it one color, not a gradient, and perhaps a color which comes from your painting.

Have Fun!

That’s probably the most important tip. If you work without enjoying yourself, it won’t work. Yes it will be tiring and long and you’ll probably face some problems on the way. But always remember you’ve got to have fun, you’ve got to enjoy what you’re creating.Coldplay - Guy Berryman

I think that covers all I’ve got to say about this project. I hope this breakdown helps you open your mind to a new technique. If you like this post please let me know with a short comment. And it would also be nice if you’d click the Like button and share it with your friends.

Thanks and see you around,
Daniel

– For more pictures from this album, go here!

Coldplay Guitar Jhonny Buckland

Coldplay – Graphic Design (Breakdown)

  This Coldplay album re-design, was my final project in a Graphic Design course. I used Photoshop for this project. How did I create this effect? Well, it wasn’t that easy. It took time and thought, but eventually I developed a technique and I was very happy with the results. So after creating 8 pages of the album, I think I [...]

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