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December, 2013

  • 13 December

    Ashley Benson Slams Photoshop!

    Ads are constantly Photoshopped – so much so that Ashley Benson of Pretty Little Liars decided to post this on Instagram: “Saw this floating around….hope it’s not the poster. Our faces in this were from 4 years ago…..and we all look ridiculous. Way too much photo shop. We all have flaws. No one looks like this. It’s not attractive.” Her …

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  • 13 December

    Adobe Profits Slide

    Adobe Profits Slide according to the Wall Street Journal.  Profits slipped a whopping 71%! Well…this doesn’t surprise me. Since Adobe started it’s “you have to join the CC cloud to get new product updates” I decided to stay with my “older” CS6 PS and AI, and it seems that many others have decided the same thing. Personally I want my …

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  • 12 December

    The Colorful Work of Georgi Dimitrov

    Georgi Dimitri on The Creative Tablet

    Found colorful work of Georgi Dimitrov on Behance recently and really liked the colorful art. She is a Creative Director for Four Plus Studio in Bulgaria. For me I think it is the graffiti style of art in a gallery style piece. She also paints murals and I have included one in this post.  Check out the rest of her …

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  • 9 December

    Tomislav Tomic’s Fantastic Art

    Tomislav Tomic Artwork

    Tomislav Tomic has created some fantastic art illustrations that have been used in thenew Orange Fairy Book. He has said that he tried to picture the scenes in his head and then makes a rough sketch. The next step is a more precise illustration to figure out what would work best. Check out his work at:  It is also …

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  • 9 December

    Creative Tablet New Christmas Poster

    Creative Tablet Christmas Poster

    A Christmas and Holiday poster just finished in different versions using Photoshop. The composition was made from several photos converted into oil painting. Added the lights and type. It is posted for sale at deviantArt at: Let me know if you like the design. John The Creative Tablet  

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  • 6 December

    Extreme Photographs Not Done in Photoshop

    JeeYoung Lee Photographs

    The following extreme photographs were not done in Photoshop! Photographer JeeYoung Lee has an extraordinary vision for her photographs. I looked at them and thought this was done in Photoshop. But no. She takes months to make the stage for the image and they looks great. This is done in a tiny studio (3 x 6m)and a lot of imagination …

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November, 2013

  • 29 November

    Unbelieveable Images from Caras Ionut in Photoshop

    Photoshop artist Caras Ionut creates stunning images from his own photography and makes us look twice after altered in Photoshop. Yes, the little girl on the swing is several hundred feet above the earth. Hmmm; how did she get there and where are her parents? I was surprised by the depth of realism and dream like qualities of his work …

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  • 27 November

    Adobe Creative Voices 1

    Boston Album cover

    What is Adobe Creative Voices? It is video conversations with true luminaries in their fields. There are documentaries of artists and agencies creating cutting-edge work. If you are looking for inspiration and creative breakthrough then you should visit the site. And if you are not sure who she is just look at the identities for The Public Theater in New …

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  • 27 November

    The Capital Storm in Photoshop

    The Capital Storm

    I found this image of the White House and thought that it would be great to alter the weather. Sort of like the politicians do there everyday. So, I made the changes in Photoshop CS6. I attached the original to the bottom so you can see the changes. It was fun to be able to make those drastic changes and …

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  • 25 November

    Psychology of Color and How We React

    Psychology of Color

      I have been involved in color for many years in design, layout and decorating. Yes, I also create interiors. Well, I found this inforgram at Painters of and think it is a great representation of how color affects all of us in many ways. Look at your artwork or design. Is it lite or dark and what colors …

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  • 21 November

    3 Creative Tips to Help You Be More Creative

    How many times have you thought to yourself “I would like to be able to draw or design like that person” Well you probably would not want to. Why?  Because you would be better off coming up with your own personal style. Your style defines you and helps you stand out from everyone else. Coming up with a style or …

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  • 19 November

    Learning Corel Painter 12

    Corel Painter 12

      Just starting to learn and practice using Corel Painter 12. Somewhat different from Photoshop in that it gives more creativity to the work. How? I allows you to alter an image in many interesting ways. There are a ton of brushes, but the kind artists use on actual paper and canvas. While Photoshop brushes are used in a similar …

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  • 8 November

    Away From The Computer Creativity

    My last post was about ways to get back your creativity. One was to get away from the computer and that’s what I did today while driving I wasn’t even thinking about design or art, but I passed a few store signs and all of a sudden I saw new ways to change the design and even came up with …

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  • 6 November

    Do You Have Creative Block?

    Creative tablet thinker

    Creative block can prove to put your projects on hold. How many times have you sat there and tried to come up with an idea for a creative project? Happens to me, but there is a way to avoid it. How? Use these simple tips to help eliminate creative block: 1.Get inspired. Go on-line or in publications to see what …

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October, 2013

  • 29 October

    Poser 10 – A Work in Progress

    Poser 10

    Just started working with Poser 10 and it is fun, but a challenge to learn.  Some learning is doing things the manual doesn’t really explain. So, I go to a Poser forum or You Tube to find what I need or get help. It is quick and relatively easy once you get the basics down. I am working a several …

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