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April, 2015

  • 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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March, 2015

  • 27 March

    Did You Know? 5 Hidden Photoshop Tips

    Did You Know? 5 Hidden Photoshop Tips. That Photoshop has some hidden tips and tricks to make work easier. It seems that when I work in Photoshop I overlook different tools and don’t experiment with different options. I am guilty of just wanting to get the idea down before I start thinking of another one. Or I get so caught …

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  • 26 March

    Creative Tablets Dueling Commercials?

    Creative Tablet Dueling Commercials? I like watching commercials to learn what everyone is creating on the advertising end. There are times when I am surprised by great commercials and those that are less “creative” in my way of thinking. Recently I saw a commercial that was similar in a lot of ways to another I saw a while ago (almost …

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  • 20 March

    Creative Tablets Josh Rossi Interview

    Creative Tablets Josh Rossi Interview We saw Josh Rossi’s work and loved his techniques and composition. We were not sure how it achieves the fantasy images, so we figured “Let’s interview him”. The most interesting thing about Josh is his workplace… a bus. Not just any bus, but a custom one all decked out with equipment and gadgets. Here is …

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  • 19 March

    A New Image in Photoshop

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    A New Image in Photoshop This is an image I created in Photoshop using layers and blend modes as well as other tools to make the composite. I had the image in a file and figured I wanted to do something more exciting to it since it was just being displayed. I used several images to get this composite above: …

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  • 12 March

    Digital Watercolor Painting in Corel & PS CC

    Digital Watercolor Painting in Corel & PS CC I am still learning how to use parts of Corel Painter, but am not using Adobe CC. I feel it is unnecessary, since I already have PS CS6 Extended. So, I watch videos and learn how I can apply the techniques to the programs I already have. Sure there are new advancements, …

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  • 6 March

    New to Photoshop?

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    New to Photoshop? If you are just learning Photoshop or have been using it for a while, you should download our new 100+ Photoshop Tips and Shortcuts. It’s FREE. That’s right…FREE. Why, because we want to help those who may be struggling to streamline their creations, so we came up with tips from our people and friends at NAPP (National …

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  • 6 March

    Wild Speed Art Composition

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    Wild Speed Art Composition. Oscar Fernadez created this speed video composition. [video_player type=”embed” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″][/video_player] This is a very interesting speed art video, because if you watch closely you will really be able to learn some tricks. I learned about using water drops under a figures feet and to make that reflection and shadows and cast from …

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  • 5 March

    Artist Orlando Arocena Interview

    Artist Orlando Arocena Interview While searching through many images on-line, to find unusual art and found someone doing vector illustrations. Nothing new with that type of work, but the artwork is terrific. Orlando Arocena is the artist and he agreed to do an interview with me and here it is: TCT: What design program do you prefer working with and …

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February, 2015

  • 27 February

    Client Presentation Tips

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    Client Presentation Tips. Continuing the Creative Theme Month with this article about Presentations and what to do and not do. Presentations can make or break a proposal or help you loose a possible client. The following tips should help you get set and make a presentation that get your prospects attention. 1. Using Images and/or Diagrams. This is a way …

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