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May, 2015

  • 21 May

    19 Awesome Space Gun Designs

    19Awesome Space Gun Designs I just completed an Infographic about the great toy space guns of the 30-50’s. As I did my research I found loads of very cool guns from the 60-80’s as well, but wanted to keep it with the oldest and some very rare ones. Can figure out which ones are the rarest (they are not marked)? …

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  • 14 May

    Don’t Create a Sorceress Without Seeing This Video

    Don’t Create a Sorceress Without Seeing This Video I have seen a lot of illustrations of Sorceress and many are very good, but it seems that Shilin Huang has got it down to a science (an artistic science).  At least that is my opinion…what’s yours? She works in Photoshop on her Wacom Cintique and walks you through her process of …

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  • 13 May

    Creative Tablet’s Good Old Days of Design – Part 3

    Creative Tablet’s Good Old Days of Design – Part 3 I forgot about the Stat machine. A room sized version of a copier. It ran horizontally on rails and was literally the size of a room. The film plane was vertical and the film was held flat by a vacuum. Lots of complicated printed tables to work out magnification and …

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  • 11 May

    Creative Tablet’s Good Old Days of Design – Part 2

    Creative Tablet’s Good Old Days of Design – Part 2 In the last post I left off with the cut-n-paste method, but I forgot to mention how the space for the type was calculated, so here it is…a Haberule. I guess I got too excited about remembering the stories. You would place it over your printed piece and match up …

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  • 7 May

    12 Video Animation Series of Disney -3 of 3

    12 Video Animation Series of Disney -3 of 3 Here is the next 4 videos from the first post from Alan Becker: 9. Timing [video_player type=”embed” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″][/video_player] 10. Exaggeration [video_player type=”embed” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″][/video_player] 11. Solid Drawing [video_player type=”embed” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″][/video_player] 12. Appeal [video_player type=”embed” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″][/video_player] We …

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  • 5 May

    12 Video Animation Series of Disney -2 of 3

    12 Video Animation Series of Disney -2 of 3 Here is the next 4 videos from the first post from Alan Becker: 5. Follow Through & Overlapping [video_player type=”embed” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″][/video_player] 6. Slow In & Slow Out [video_player type=”embed” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″][/video_player] 7. Arcs [video_player type=”embed” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″][/video_player] 8. Secondary Action [video_player …

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April, 2015

  • 30 April

    12 Video Animation Series of Disney -1of 3

    12 Video animation Series of Disney -1 of 3 Recently found a series of videos on animation showing the principles that were inspired by the Disney book “Illusion of Life”. The 12 pricinciples were formulated by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson – Disney animators. It was the beginning of how to animate and give the characters more life and emotion. …

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  • 16 April

    Create Cast Shadows in Photoshop

    Create Cast Shadows in Photoshop Shadows are really simple in Photoshop until you get to having to ‘cast’ a shadow. A cast shadow happens when the light source is at an angle from the subject. In Photoshop shadows are easy to do (by using the FX panel) and are usually from above the item, but cast shadows have to be …

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  • 14 April

    The Business of Freelancing Podcast

    The Business of Freelancing Podcast This podcast from Soundcloud talks about the freelancing business and how others approach the work. You have probably wondered why you are freelancing, but this will show you the reason from another freelancers point of view. Please let us know if you would like to hear about specific subjects and we will get them posted …

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  • 14 April

    Perfect Effects 9 for Photoshop – FREE – The Creative Tablet

    Perfect Effects 9 for Photoshop – FREE – The Creative Tablet Download Here for FREE Free photo effects for Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements, or Aperture.  This is designed specifically for photographers (but creatives can take full advantage of its powerful abilities) and you’ll find intuitive and powerful tools that make it easy to add effects that can be difficult or time-consuming …

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  • 10 April

    Adobe Inspire Article

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    Adobe Inspire Article Here is an article that we thought would be inspiring to read about other artists and was written by Pollyanna Macchiano. The focus of the article is the under 25 year old Photoshoppers, so most of us here don’t fit the category by any means.  However, we do fit the Photoshop category. Anyway enjoy the article. Ah, …

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  • 10 April

    Unusual Anime Animation Film

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    Unusual Anime Animation Film While I was surfing for animations I came across an unusual site. The site was Japanese, but had an English version, so I watched an animated film. This short anime is directed by Mahiro Maeda and keeps you wondering what will happen next. At least it did for me. Will it do the same for you? …

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  • 9 April

    Creative Tablet Printing Guidelines

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    Creative Tablet Printer Guidelines Printing is the one thing you need to get right or it can cost you a lot of money and possibly a lost client. A lot of design software have set-ups to make sure it is correct, but you need to do some extra homework first. 1. Talk to the printer to find out their capabilities. …

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  • 9 April

    Creative Tablet’s Good Old Days of Design – Part 1

    Creative Tablet’s Good Old Days of Design – Part 1 Ahhh…the good old days of design. Have you ever wondered how advertising/design was created in the days past? If you are a certain age you already know, but if you are younger this may interest and even get you thinking differently about how you create advertising and graphic design work. …

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