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January, 2015

  • 27 January

    Our Countdown Timer Has Started

    Our Countdown Timer Has Started. The countdown to our new series of posts for “Creative Theme Month”. Each month will have a specific topic about Freelancing, Business, Advertising, Brand Identity, Pricing Your Work and many more. You will have the opportunity to sign-up to receive copies of the topics instead of waiting for the weekly posts. And; you will be …

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  • 19 January

    Freelancing Tips and More

    Freelancing Tips and More. Each month we will be posting 2 new tips for those who are or want to freelance. It really doesn’t matter what business, because the tips are for any type of business. They are geared towards client relations, billing, publicity, portfolios and more topics. We are also putting together a PDF that will contain all of …

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  • 2 January

    Happy New Year 2015!

    Happy New Year 2015 to all our viewers and subscribers. We hope this new year brings you great health, success and happiness. We are planning a lot of new stories, artist reviews, contests and a lot more. So, keep visiting and let us know what design stories or videos you would like to see for the new year.  Email us …

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December, 2014

  • 23 December

    More 2D Animation Tests – Wreck-It-Ralph

    More 2D Animation Tests I found another animation test that I thought you would like to see and it is Wreck-It-Ralph: I like seeing the back production of these animated movies. It gives me inspiration for my designs and ad work and how I can put some animation into my designs. Here is a deleted scene of Ralph in the …

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  • 23 December

    Happy Holidays to All

    Happy Holidays to All The Creative tablet want to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all our viewers. We have a lot of articles and events coming up in the new year, including a contest to win a Wacom Tablet. So keep visiting or like us on Facebok or Twitter or sign-up for our newsletter for updates. The …

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  • 18 December

    2D Animation – Behind the Scenes

    2D Animation – Behind the Scenes The one thing I love is seeing how videos are created and to learn how things are done. The following videos show the process of “Feast”, but the best one is showing the animation drawings for the flip book action. Disney was doing that for their movies many years ago, but it is still …

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  • 11 December

    Pantone’s Newest Color Choice for 2015

    Pantone’s Newest Color Choice for 2015. We all know the Pantone Color Matching System and now they have chosen the color of the year for 2015 is Marsala : 18-1438. I am not sure that you would want to go out and use this color for all your websites or ad materials, but you could consider it for certain types …

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  • 8 December

    Creating Multiple Stars in Illustrator

    Creating Multiple Stars in Illustrator. Creating a group or path of stars for the holidays can make your design more festive. Drawing a group of stars can be a little confusing if you are just learning Illustrator. Here are step by steps to help you along. 1. Go to the rectangle tool and find the star image. 2. Place the …

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  • 2 December

    New Holiday Banner Design

    New Holiday Banner Design We have just installed the new holiday banner on our site. We hope you like it and will post some comments on Facebook or Twitter to let other know about the new design. The design is a combination of Poser and Photoshop work. The Poser items are the soldiers and the rest is Photoshop. Please let …

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  • 1 December

    Santa and His Space Shuttle

    Santa and His Space Shuttle. I have this photo of the space shuttle taken at the Kennedy Space Center hanger and wanted to use it for something different. So, I decided to put Santa in the drivers seat since he might want top upgrade his sleigh. This is the final composition and I have included both images. Click on the …

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November, 2014

  • 24 November

    Happy Thanksgiving to All

    Happy Thanksgiving to All! We have changed our header to reflect the Thanksgiving season and wish everyone a happy holiday. Stay warm if you are in the North and cool if you are in the South and safe in both.   We will be off until December 1st, so look for some new and exciting design, composition, freelance business and other …

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  • 17 November

    The Old Days and Design

    The Old Days and Design. At times I think about the days when design programs were just starting and extremely hard to learn. I would work on my drawing table to sketch out the ideas and produce comps for a client. It was time consuming, but fun.  At least I liked doing it that way. The client mockups would be …

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October, 2014

  • 29 October

    Free 100+ Photoshop Tips + Shortcuts and More

    Free 100+ Photoshop Tips + Shortcuts and More. There are over 100 Photoshop tips ( some old and others new) that will help you create better images and composites. There are also Shortcuts for the various Photoshop revisions and inspiration in images from several creators that have been promoted on our site.   What’s the cost? FREE. That’s right. We …

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  • 22 October

    Stop Action Learning Adventure

    Stop Action Learning Adventure I have always been amazed at stop action animation from the early Disney until today. It takes a long time to produce this type of movie and a lot of work. The video shows in great detail the making of “Box Trolls” and the intricacies of the puppets. The second video gets into more detail. If …

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  • 15 October

    Pink Ribbon Header

    By now viewers have seen the Pink Ribbon header on our site.  It is more then a header, but a family connection.  I have someone who is 5 years cancer free and that is why the ribbon was placed.  It is also for the many others who are dealing with this or have already.  Be strong and keep fighting. John …

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