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August, 2013

  • 22 August

    Free Photoshop Custom Shapes | Social Icons vol. 2

    My first Social Icons custom shapes pack for Photoshop is becoming the post popular post at Pink & Green Blues. I only created it for two reasons: 1. So I wouldn't have to look for a new social icons pack every time I worked in a new blog or  website…

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  • 20 August

    Our Blog Design

    This blog uses the WordPress Supernova Theme. Why? Because it is so easy to set-up and use. It could only be easier if the developer was sitting at your desk showing you how to do it. It took only a few clicks to get it set-up. Adding images, banner or slider is a cinch. Changing fonts or removing certain features …

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  • 19 August

    How to Create an Idea Dashboard to Track Your Favorite Content Ideas

    Content marketing productivity involves more than just creating great content, it also involves tracking and applying the good ideas you find in the blog posts you read each week. Each week, for example, you encounter a staggering amount of information…

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  • 17 August

    How to Take Pictures of Artwork for Your Art Portfolio: 42 Tips

    When making your art portfolio to be sent to art and design schools for review, you will have to take pictures or scans of your artworks to convert into digital files. An increasing number of colleges and and universities are asking for digital portfolios…

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  • 17 August

    Social Media Tips for the Struggling Artist

    Up until fairly recently, struggling artists had to hustle in order to make connections and generally promote their work. Oftentimes, this meant physically hauling a portfolio around from gallery to gallery and trying to persuade disinterested owners…

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  • 17 August

    Photoshop tutorial: Eroded fashion portraits

    The tutorial shows you how to use the Pen tool and colour selection tools to isolate key parts of the composition and then combine them. You’ll also learn to create some grungy and explosive effects, adding oomph to the image. At the very end, Pete…

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  • 15 August

    Man of Steel Symbol in Illustrator and Photoshop

    Last week the new Man of Steel trailer was released and it is simply amazing. I remember watching the Superman movies when I was child and seeing the reboot of the movie brings me back to a lot of good memories. The visuals of this new movie are also…

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  • 15 August

    A Photo Restoration Project

    photo repair

          A photo restoration project. The damaged image was due to folding and improper storage. The work was done in PS CS5 using the clone tools and color matching. A little time-consuming but a good way to learn more PS tools. Probably would have been easier in CS6, but didn’t have that version.

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  • 12 August

    Photoshop Fun Contest 11 – National Association of Photoshop Professionals

    NAPP logo

    Thought you might want to try your hand at this, but you have to be a member (I am). Photoshop Fun Contest 11 by Pete Collins on August 12, 2013 in contest Ok so for this week I am getting a little prehistoric… no bones about it. Have fun with these images. Remember the rules… Make any image that you …

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July, 2013

  • 18 July

    A Fun Project in Photoshop

    Photoshop project for NAPP

                    If you would like to post your PS art and design this is the place. I will be uploading my work on a weekly basis…unless I get more work done. The image above was done as a fun project in PS CS6 for NAPP. They have regular contest to enter or just …

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  • 17 July

    Welcome

    The Creative Tablet is where you can find information on Photoshop, Illustrator, art & design and advertising information and critique. Do you have some great art or portfolio you would like to post…let me know. Or if you have any tips or tricks with design or graphics that you would like to share send me an email and we will …

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