Glyphs of Time :: a blog by jarvis grant

June 4, 2011

Introducing: The Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors

Filed under: Design,Digital Tech,How-To,Media,Observations — Tags: , , — Jarvo @ 1:10 pm

This is a great way of understanding SEO without someone trying to sell you anything! Click on the image and go the Search Engine Land. There you can get the full guide as a PDF.
Search Engine Land Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors


April 18, 2010

New Scans :: Dogwood Sprig Scans

Filed under: Digital Tech,Gallery,Media,Observations,Photography — Tags: — Jarvo @ 12:24 am

The other day, as I was walking back to my hobbit hole I noticed that the dogwood tree in front of my building had come into full bloom. It was a rainy evening, but I walked over to the tree to see just what was what. Long story short, I took a small sprig from the tree to make some scans of it. When I started these scans I decided to go with 14 bit color depth. Here are those basic scans. I’ll be doing more with them soon.

Click the Slideshow link at the lower left to check them out.



April 15, 2010

NAPP and Photoshop CS5

Filed under: Digital Tech,Media,Photoshop,Video — Jarvo @ 2:14 pm

As a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals I have a tendency to take All things Photoshop for granted. As a pre-release tester I’ve been looking at CS5 for a few months now, but have been using it as I would normally. The only difference is trying to break it, by going over the top with my workflow. So, I’ve missed several of the more magical features, and now I’m a kid in Toys-R-Us! I forget that the majority of people out there will have to wait another month before they can get their hands on even a download to play with. So, with that in mind I want to draw your attention to a couple of really cool NAPP web sites.

The NAPP CS5 Learning Center and the CS5 Live Webinars. These web casts are at 1:30 and 4:00 daily from April 12 to April 16, 2010. If you miss the live webcasts, they are all being archived so you be able to catch them all later. For example the following this link is the New Features page put together by RC Concepcion.

NAPP Adobe Photoshop CS5 Learning Center from Kelby Media Group on Vimeo.


March 29, 2010

A Few New Nocturnes

Filed under: Gallery,Media,Observations,Photography — Tags: , — Jarvo @ 10:46 am

Here are twelve new photographs from my Nocturne series. These images were made during the past Autumn and Winter. I’ll be updating my web site in a few weeks and some of these images will be a part of that update. Click on an image to enlarge.

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These images reside over at Flickr until I find the time to understand the code for this little widget and post them on my server. For the best viewer experience, I recommend that once you’re over at Flickr, to use the Slideshow function.


March 24, 2010

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Launch

Filed under: Design,Digital Tech,Media,Observations,Photoshop — Jarvo @ 12:00 pm

Adobe CS5 Launch

Ok, what more is there to say! Just go over there and check it out!


March 18, 2010

An Excerpt from From Still to Motion, A new book of DSLR video

Filed under: Digital Tech,Media,Photography,Video — Jarvo @ 12:20 am

From Still to Motion: A photographer's guide to creating video with your DSLRWith the arrival of high-definition video-enabled DSLR cameras, photographers are faced with an opportunity for creativity and a competitive edge in their field unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Add to that the expanding demands from a video-hungry audience and it’s no longer a matter of if you are going to add video to your repertoire of skills, it’s when. Excerpted from From Still to Motion: A photographer’s guide to creating video with your DSLR by James Ball, Robbie Carman, Matt Gottshalk and Richard Harrington. Copyright © 2010. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and New Riders.
Get a copy of the excerpted PDF, here.


March 6, 2010

Visual Proofreading: 10 Rules

Filed under: Design,Digital Tech,How-To,Media — Jarvo @ 6:58 pm

Visual Proofreading: 10 Rules.

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In this article by Fred Showker over at DT&G online design magazine, he gives us some good tips, that I’m sure you do anyway simply by instinct as a designer. But it’s always good to see a process spelled out for you. Then, you can argue the pros & cons for yourself, making you a stronger designer.


February 20, 2010

Photoshop Startup Dreams Video

Filed under: Art History,Digital Tech,Media,Photoshop,Video — Tags: , — Jarvo @ 2:32 pm

A trip down Photoshop’s Memory Lane, with the Knoll Brothers and a couple of their friends.

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