3 Tips to Help You Think Creative

How many times have you thought to yourself “I would like to be able to draw or design like an artist” 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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Photo Restoration for Heavy Damage

Photo Restoration

Photo restoration has always fascinated me about how they get the image repaired. There are many levels of restoration and a lot of good books and videos out there, but I found this one that I thought you may want to review. It shows photo restoration for a heavily damaged image. Here is the video link I have done some …

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The Best of Creative Package Designs

Fisherman Boots Package

I have seen a lot of creative package designs and have done some myself, but this one tops many others. It is for a pair of rain boots and was created by Igor Mintin. He is a designer with 14 years experience in advertising and graphic design. When I first saw the package I knew it was a great design …

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NAPP & Kelby Training Are Now One!

I have been a part of NAPP for a while and always wanted to use the Kelby Training site, but it was an extra cost. Now to my surprise and many other NAPP members we are! The new name of the organization is Kelby One. Both NAPP and Kelby Training provide the best quality how-to videos for Photoshop, Lightroom and …

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Extracting Flames the Easy Way in Photoshop

Photoshop Flames

Extracting Flames the Easy Way in Photoshop     Add your flame image to Photoshop Step 1: Choose Channel > Select the Red channel in the Channels Panel. Step 2: Click on Red channel and hold while clicking on the Control button. Step 3: You now have a selected object (flame with marching ants). Step 4: Click Control + J …

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100’s of Premium Photoshop Brushes for Free

Free Photoshop Brushes

Premium Photoshop Brushes for FREE! Who doesn’t love getting brushes for their Photoshop projects. I have lots of them and keep adding more when I find ones I like. You can never have too many brushes. Well…Brushlovers has decided to give away brushes that were formally paid for premium ones. That’s right…premium brushes for FREE and there are hundreds of …

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How-To Declutter Your Photoshop Workspace for 2014

Happy New Year 2014! Time to clean up your Photoshop workspace. Working in Photoshop can can clutter your workspace especially if you have a lot of layers and tools for a project. Nick Marzinski has an easy way to set up your workspace by making some simple changes in the interface.  It is much easier to have the workspace set …

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Santa’s Newest Sleigh

Santa's Christmas Sleigh

Santa’s Newest Sleigh. This was done in PS on a Wacom tablet. Several backgrounds and the space shuttle from a previous design. Even Santa has to have a backup ride and since the raindeer are sick…  This is my last Christmas poster and have to get to regular art and design Merry Christmas to All! John The Creative Tablet

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The Illustrations of Roman Muradov

Roman Muradov

The illustrations of Roman Muradov has quite a collection of art that he has produced. If you are looking for inspiration you might want to check out his site: http://www.bluebed.net/ He has done work for the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, New Yorker, New York Times and many more. His work is so popular he has a literary and …

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Santa Never Comes Here


“Santa Never Comes Here”  My latest design tribute to the Christmas season. This poster was done in Photoshop CS6 on a Wacom tablet. My inspiration comes from hearing about children who don’t think Santa is coming and those children who know he won’t be. Please let me know what you think and have a Merry Christmas! John The Creative Tablet …

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