May 20, 2009
This is a job well done article for my wife. She has worked very hard to share her creative spirit with others. Now every one gets a little taste of what I come home to every night. Well, almost every night. Just recently Nu Wave resturant on davison and wildemer picked up Delite parfaits as part of there Dessert selection. I would like to give a special thanks to Faddy, the manager of NuWave for working with us. Ever Since the first order the orders have gotten bigger and bigger. After about two weeks a second store of Nu Wave put us on the menu. ( 6 mile and Hubble)
I am more excited than her at times because I was able to design everything. To see it come to life and see people at the store buying it is such a great feeling. The parfait flavors include: Strawberry, Apple cinnamon (which is my favorite), Lemon, and Banana. Blue berry and Chocolate are some new flavors she is working on but I don’t know about that yet. Lol!!!
Here are some pictures of them on location.
In the near future I will be creating ads for them and will need your help with creating some good campaignes. So if you have a sweet tooth go grab a parfait at Nu Wave on Davison and Wildemer or drop me a line and put in an order for a few.
May 19, 2009
This article will out line the basics of copy rights and trademarks. I am often asked by the customer if they can copyright the logo?
A copyright “is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States(title 17, literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.U. S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” includingliterary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.” (http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.pdf)
The artist who created the logo legally has rights to the copyright but can transfer ownership through written agreement.
Check through this site to see what you can copyright and what you can’t copyright. http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-protect.html
A Trademark “is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.” http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/doc/basic/trade_defin.htm
It is not required for you to register your mark aka logo with the federal government but if you do here are some benifits:
- constructive notice to the public of the registrant’s claim of ownership of the mark;
- a legal presumption of the registrant’s ownership of the mark and the registrant’s exclusive right to use the mark nationwide on or in connection with the goods and/or services listed in the registration;
- the ability to bring an action concerning the mark in federal court;
- the use of the U.S registration as a basis to obtain registration in foreign countries; and
- the ability to file the U.S. registration with the U.S. Customs Service to prevent importation of infringing foreign goods.
Click here http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/doc/basic/ to find the process on registering your mark/logo into a trademark.
May 3, 2009
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a roll over button with Dreamweaver. A rollover button is an image that changes when your mouse rolls over the image. Before creating the roll over action two images must be created. A before and after.
Here is my before and after images.
1.) Open up dreamweaver
2.) Select your web page
3.) Select your button
4.) Go to insert/ image objects/ rollover image
5.) Browse to your original image and select.
6.) Browse to your roll over image and select. If you know what page you would like to link the button to then insert the url in the go to url section. In this example, I will add my link later. Select OK.
7.) Delete the old button
8.) Save the changes
9.)Press F12 on your keyboard to test in a web browser
10.) Check out the final results click http://www.cdesign8.com/chalkzone.html
Also consider signing up for the new e-course for using Photoshop go to http://www.cdesign8.com