Lexus IS Design Contest Winners Announcement
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Lexus IS Design Contest! Judges from MotorTrend, Calty Design, VIP AutoSalon, and Lexus, collaborated to select our winners, and were truly impressed with the quality and skill represented in all 25 semi-finalists.
How to get more from your commenters!If like me you crave critique and feedback, but only ever get "nice work" comments, here are some tips to get what you want!How to get more from your commenters!2 years ago in Other More Like This
First of all, allow me to briefly elaborate on what I mean by critique and feedback.
Critique - Noun, A detailed analysis and assessment of something.
Someone who offers you a critique gifts you with a full evaluation of the good and bad parts of your piece, as well as offering ideas for its improvement.
Feedback - Noun, Information about reactions to a product.
They let you know which parts they like / don't like, and possibly how the piece made them feel.
Comments such as "Great work!" "Awesome" don't fall into either of these categories.
Reply to them with a question.
Asking a question prompts a response. Not only that, but it forces them to take a look at your work again! Below are two screenshots where I have used this technique.
Common questions you could ask in
How to get used to your new tablet!This tutorial is by no means a definitive guide, but it should help you with your tablet usage!How to get used to your new tablet!2 years ago in Other More Like This
1 - First and foremost, don't be afraid of it. You need to use it. Every. Single. Day. Use it to browse the web for example. It'll help you get used to the sensitivity (practice highlighting sections of text), and all of the features of the pen. Some suggest that you should hide your mouse, so you're forced to only use your tablet! Through daily use, it should become an extension of your arm, and begin to move naturally.
2 - Play with it. Mess around with all of the settings your tablet has to offer. Not only will it help you find the settings you're most comfortable with, but it'll teach you what each individual part does. Also play around with it in your chosen drawing program (Photoshop / SAI / etc.), you'll learn more about your tablet and how it reacts to the program's settings (which may be different than what you're used to) - you're undoubte
Beta Reading TutorialBeta Reading Tutorial5 years ago in Writing More Like This
What is a Beta Reader?
Apart from being a writer's best friend, beta readers provide a cross between edits and a critique. A beta reader does not edit a manuscript, but will note the errors for the author to fix. Advice and critiques are other services a beta may perform.
Establishing a Relationship
You've just partnered with an author; what do you do first? Establish with your author what each of you expects from the relationship. A solid understanding of expectations starts the partnership on a productive path and avoids misunderstandings.Time Expectations
Is the author expecting a 24 hour turn around, while you're thinking a week? If not discussed prior to an exchange, turn around time can cause tension. Be honest with your availability and then add some padding, in case of emergency. Do not agree to time constraints you cannot meet.
Length of Partnership
Is the manuscript a novel or a short story? Ask what the author is seeking a beta