Archive for 2011

Show off your full-size images in ProSite projects

Show off your work in full size right on the page–ProSite now has images wider than 600px available on project pages.

To increase the width of project images, change the image size in your projects. To do this, enter the Design tab, go to Layout–>Projects and then click “Project Image Width” to
adjust the size of the images in your projects.


You can display images at any size up to 1920px. If you find yourself limited in the width of your images, try widening the project column in Column Width.

See the new full-sized embedded images in action on this ProSite: http://turnoffyourbrain.com/

Announcing The Behance Student Ambassador Program


The Behance Network is the leading platform to showcase and discover creative work. The Behance Student Show shines a spotlight on the next generation of creative talent, and is a program exclusively for students on the Behance Network.

Help build a global brand for Behance by becoming a Student Ambassador and expanding the Behance Student Show network. Behance Student Ambassadors (BSAs) are responsible for one simple, but important goal: inspiring other students to share their work with the world. By joining the Behance Network, students get unlimited exposure and recognition their work deserves. Membership is free.

Ambassadors will gain leadership and professional experience working in the epicenter of the creative world with the Behance Team. Equipped with the Student Ambassador Toolkit and a deep knowledge of Behance, our team of BSAs at schools around the world will act as an extension of the Behance team and as liaisons to the future creative professionals of the world. BSAs will be eligible for mentorship and career opportunities through the Behance Team and our contacts.

The program is open to any student enrolled in a college or university during the 2011-2012 academic year.

For more information about the Behance Student Ambassador Program, including a full list of responsibilities, qualifications, benefits, and details on the application process: download the PDF.

Once you review these materials, you may apply here.

Share the World’s Beautiful Places

This post is sponsored and written by Visa

Beauty is all around us — it’s in penciled illustrations and the asymmetry of a cherry blossom tree. Like any artist, you find fulfillment in sharing your gifts with those around you. Why shouldn’t you share the places that inspire you, too?

Now you can make your travels into social media art with Visa’s interactive Memory Mapper. This easy-to-use Facebook application lets you create a virtual keepsake of all the places you’ve been to. Set videos and pictures to music (choose from a fun selection), and then add captions that explain why each is important to you. As you enter the address of each place your photos and videos were taken, the Memory Mapper app will geolocate it using Google Maps satellite technology. When you share your Memory Mapper with friends and family through Facebook, Twitter or email, they’ll be able to see your experiences!

And now, creating your own Memory Mapper is even more rewarding.  Through August, each day when you make a Memory Mapper you are automatically entered for a chance to win one of five $100 Visa Gift Cards.  See official rules at: www.facebook.com/visa

Visit http://www.facebook.com/visa to check out Visa’s Memory Mapper and find out more about the sweepstakes.

This post is sponsored and written by Visa. No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win the Visa 2011 Memory Mapper Sweepstakes.  Limit one (1) entry per person and per Facebook account per day. The Visa Memory Mapper Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01AM Pacific Time (PT) on 7/18/11 and ends 11:59:59 PM PT on 8/31/11 (the “Promotional Period).  Five (5) prizes will be awarded each day in a daily drawing from among all eligible entries received each day during the Promotional Period.  Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) U.S. and the DC, 18 years and older. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. For Official Rules, go to http://www.visa-memorykeeper.com/?a=sweepsrules.

This Week on the Behance Network

Here’s a look at some of the most appreciated projects and Creative Professionals of the week on Behance.net…


The Art of Negative Space by Tang Yau Hoont
What can you find in the in-betweens? These perspective-tricking pieces turn the world on its head, and demand a closer look to notice all the clever touches. We love these colorful, thought-provoking designs, and the community did too-the project got 1,2500 appreciations this week! Read more →

Looking Ahead: The Next Version of Action Method Online

Behance team members Scott Belsky and Bryan Latten share some insights about the next version of ActionMethod Online, currently under development.

A major update for ActionMethod Online is long overdue. We have just completed the concepting process and are already underway in developing the next generation of ActionMethod Online. We wanted to share some background for the project as well as guidance for some of the changes and improvements you will see.

Background
Our team created ActionMethod to help us live and work with a bias towards action. As a company with a mission to organize and empower creative professionals, we wanted to help people DO stuff. Before “the cloud” was a common term, we envisioned multiple devices and online apps keeping our tasks in sync at all times. What started as a simple paper product line and an online application for task management has become an entire task management ecosystem with a value for design and simplicity.

Over the past year we have brought ActionMethod Online to the Android, iPhone, and iPad platforms. The mobile versions of task management have been extremely well received. We have also introduced new features on the mobile versions, including: (1) “Focus” – a subset of tasks that you wish to focus on, (2) “Advisor” – data on your productivity within ActionMethod, (3) “Project Notes” –  a way to capture small notations within a particular project.

Read more →

New Features: Full-Sized Images, Custom Types, and more!

In our effort to provide you the best tools possible to make your customized online portfolio, we added the following features to ProSite this week:

1) Add Full-Size Images (larger than 600 px!) to your ProSite Projects
For as long as Behance has been around, all images in Behance and ProSite projects have been capped at 600 pixels wide.  That all changes with this feature, as you can now add full-size images to your ProSite projects (up to 1920 px).

  • If you uploaded your Behance projects after Nov 2010, full-size images are stored. Just change your Project Column width and you’ll see them expand.
  • If you’re working with old projects (uploaded before Nov 2010), you’ll have to re-upload the images into your Behance Projects. Then, go back into ProSite and change your Project Column width.


    This full-sized image takes up almost the entire width of the site.

2) Custom Type Integration (Typekit)
We currently offer 16 fonts to choose from on ProSite, but now you can now extend your choices to thousands of fonts by using this new feature. You need to be a Typekit Subscriber to take advantage, but once you do, you can choose from hundreds of web fonts to make your online portfolio look exactly as you’d like it.
Read more →

Behance Meetups: July Edition



1) NYC – Visit to Rubin Museum of Art

July 15th, 6:30-9:30
Come explore Himalayan art with fellow creatives! A nice way to wind out of the work week and into the weekend, get some inspiration for your own work, and make some good connections along the way. Admission is free on Fridays!
More Info/RSVP

2) Istanbul, Turkey – Panel with Design & Strategy Speakers + ProSite Prizes!
July 16, 2:00-4:00 pm
Meetup in Istanbul this Saturday at Publicis Modem. Speakers from Design, Technology and Strategy departments will be with us for 2 hours. Also, the first 15 people to arrive will get a free 3-months of Behance’s online portfolio solution, ProSite!
More Info/RSVP

3) Lisbon, Portugal: Graphic Design Tour!
July 23, 4:30-7:30
Get involved in the graphic design events that Colher is putting on – they’re hosting a series of conferences and tours about graphic design all over Portugal. The “Harvest Tour” is free and open to the public.
More Info/RSVP

This week on the Behance Network

Here’s a look at some of the most appreciated projects and Creative Professionals of the week on Behance.net…

PencilHeads by Augusto Moreno dos Anjos
They look almost too perfect to be true, but – believe it – these are miniature sculptures done on the tip of a pencil. Made for a Cicero Magazine feature on “Politics Straight from the source,” the artist sculptured busts of the world’s most important politicians on the pencils. I don’t know about you, but we’re dying for a “behind the scenes” video of him in action, chiseling away…


Read more →

Even More New ProSite Features

In our effort to provide you the best tools possible to make your customized online portfolio, we added the following features this week:

1) Appreciation Sticker: Upload your own
After some ProSite users told us that our “Appreciation Sticker” didn’t quite fit the design of their page, we decided to open this up and let you upload your own Appreciation Sticker. Feel free to modify the traditional one, or do something completely different. Either way, clicking it will result in an appreciation reflected in your Project Stats.

2) Appreciation Sticker: Add it only to certain Gallery Pages
Many of you are using ProSite to create several galleries – however you’re splitting it up, we thought you should get to pick and choose which galleries you’d like the Appreciation Sticker to appear on. Now, you can do this in the settings.

Teaser: Upcoming ProSite Features
- Add images larger than 600 pixels to your ProSite projects
- Add your TypeKit fonts
- “Back to top” link at the bottom of pages
- Geometric Layout: Header Image option