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March, 2016

  • 30 March

    Get The Nik Collection FREE Today

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    Create stunning images faster with the FREE Nik Collction of photographic plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture. Google is offering it free to everyone. Add the power of the Nik Collection by Google to your workflow today. It includes: Analog Efex Pro – Explore the look and feel of classic cameras, films, and lenses. Color Efex Pro – A comprehensive …

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  • 3 March

    List of 109 Absolutely Free Photo Sites

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    The one thing we learned when creating design materials is the need to find some good or great images. Searching the web is time-consuming, so we put together a list of the site that had free (a tiny percent have both free and pay and are indicated) to help make the search easier. Now we keep the 109 Photo Sites …

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February, 2016

  • 23 February

    700 Awesome Business Card Designs

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      The one thing that gets us going creative is logo and business card designs. Who in the design field doesn’t love creating them? The designs can be simple or complicated depending on the client, freelancing pricing and their business. But no matter what you design it needs to attract attention, but not just for the moment it is handed …

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  • 18 February

    What Clients Want Podcast

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    With all my years in advertising I have seen agencies come and go. The reason? This is what this podcast is about. It seems that a lot of designers and studios miss the mark when dealing with clients. This goes for graphic and web designers. I’m not sure why this is, but the indications from clients throughout the web are …

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  • 16 February

    Think You Know Animation? Think again.

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    We know this is an old video, but if you didn’t see it – it isn’t old…right? Check it out and see how much you can learn from the experts especially if you are into animation. The GDC 2013 Animation Bootcamp session has WB Games’ Amy Drobeck outlining the process of bringing a creature/animal to life from the skeleton up, …

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  • 11 February

    50 Tumblr Posts Award

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    We have received the 50 Tumblr posts award and are working towards our 100th post. I know it may not seem like much, but any social presence will help us grow. that continued growth gives us more information to present to our great viewers. As we look forward to that growth we will continue to bring great information and help …

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  • 9 February

    12 Web Design Trends for 2016

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    Web design is changing and you need to keep up or be left out in the dust. Websites have to conform to the new devices to grow their business. Sites not only have to be responsive, but easy to navigate in small device windows. Last year brought many new changes in the world of web design. And this year too …

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  • 2 February

    6 Tips for Introverts

    Being an introvert is hard on your business. It limits the people you meet and meetings you attend. The best thing to do is to get a handle on the problem and fix it before it fixes you and your business. the following article gives you some great tips for doing just that…becoming and extrovert. By Chelsei Henderson January 12, …

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January, 2016

  • 28 January

    The Best Lego 1916 Battle Scene

    We found this on-line just recently and though it was a good stop-motion animation done by a 3rd grade class. Not bad for 3rd graders. The video was made by pupils of Sunday’s Well BNS and their teacher Michael O’Connor.  Mr O’Connor explained, “Without having to teach the boys anything about the Easter Rising, just making the movie opens up …

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  • 19 January

    10 Awesome Design Tools for 2016

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    2016 is a promising year for new development and apps. There are a slew of new ones on a daily basis. so, how do you know which ones are the best? A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers. Answers …

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  • 14 January

    40 Predictions From Creatives For 2016

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    There are a lot of ideas that designer’s are predicting for 2016. will they evolve and happen or just be a prediction that doesn’t see the light of day?  The predictions involve design, illustration, color interactive and more. A lot of the ideas will probably help you in your design process and others might give you some good ideas. No …

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  • 6 January

    Christian Musselman Interview Podcast

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    My interview with Christian Mussleman was fun, entertaining and enlightening. We discuss his design and illustration work and what other illustrators can do from his helpful information. He discusses the software and equipment he used to create his wonderful flat design architectural art. His advise to beginners is very helpful and will give you that push to get your work …

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  • 1 January

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    Happy New Year to all our visitors and members. 2015 was a good year for The Creative Tablet. We started some new things like Podcast Radio (now with interviews of artists and designers) and Freelancing PDF’s (out in 2016) along with other new things to be announced in the beginning of 2016. We hope 2016 brings everyone peace, happiness and …

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December, 2015

  • 29 December

    Don’t Miss New Upcoming Projects for 2016

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    2016 is almost upon us and we are getting some new projects moving forward for the new year and wanted to let you know about them ahead of time. We have started new “Freelance Interviews Podcast” of artists and designers. So, watch our podcasting page for those interviews. Click Here to hear our other podcasts. and, if you know anyone …

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  • 10 December

    23 Christmas and Hanukkah Gifts for Designer’s and Writer’s

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    Christmas shopping is upon us and we are rushing to find gifts for friends and family. Well we found this article that should help designer’s and writer’s that are looking for gifts for fellow workers, clients and friends for the holidays.       By  Sharon McElwee  From Photoshop throw pillows to the newest tools of the trade, our 2015 gift guide …

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