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    How to Keep Up with Graphic Design Trends

    How to Keep Up with Graphic Design Trends
    The world of graphic design is constantly on the move. It's always changing. As technology evolves, so does software and tools. Consequently this affects the visual appearances of graphic design artworks. Social events also have an impact on the arts. One look at an art history book and you can see how different art is now compared to the paints and ...
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    Be Productive Even in Short Studio Sessions

    Be Productive Even in Short Studio Sessions
    Dear Dr. Maisel: Like any artist, I crave long periods of time in the studio. But in fact those long periods are awfully hard to come by and I know that I’m letting all those smaller bits of time that are available to me get away from me. Any thoughts on reclaiming those lost, fleeting minutes that fly by each day? ...
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    The Art of Good Collaboration

    The Art of Good Collaboration
    How to find an art partner and share artistic ideas successfully! Collaboration is another word for teamwork. It's the art of merging two or more creative whizzes, whether it is an artist and a writer, an artist and a photographer or an artist and a musician. This powerful partnership has the ability to create a massive explosion of creativity and result ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Graphic Designer

    5 Steps to Becoming a Graphic Designer
    As the information era continues to progress, one thing becomes clear: we’re living in an increasingly visual world. From signs to web pages, corporate reports to corporate logos, the way visual messages are communicated is one of the most important areas of business. That’s why there’s a constant need for creative professionals to communicate these visual messages in the field of ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming an Animator

    5 Steps to Becoming an Animator
    Are you thinking of becoming an animator? As a fairly new artistic career path, it’s a profession filled with opportunity and guarantees a career packed with continuous learning and opportunities creating special effects or animation and working with various media, such as video, computers, movies, music videos, and commercials. You’ll find more than one way of being creative — and you’ll ...
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    Artists Tell All: How to Meet Deadlines

    Artists Tell All: How to Meet Deadlines
    Dr. Maisel, I have a deadline coming up in a few months and I’m finding myself procrastinating badly. Any tips? - Barbara L., Minneapolis Thanks, Barbara. Here are some tips from artists and writers about how they meet their deadlines—and how you can meet yours. Jerry, a portrait painter, explained: “The thing that works best for me is to have a ...
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    Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Art

    Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Art
    Having researched the possibilities in the arts, think of which areas interest you most. Research how much money the professions usually pay (this can be difficult for fine artists - more interviewing may be necessary). Median Annual Salary $29,000 as the Median Annual Salary for Artists in the U.S. About 63 percent of artists and related workers are self-employed. [widget:9_step_guide_in_article_widget_3] Keen ...
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    Step Four: Identify Lacking Skills

    Step Four: Identify Lacking Skills
    What Skills Do You Need? Look at the skills that you have and the skills that you will need to acquire to become the artist that you want to be. These skills may include other subjects than learning a new medium or becoming more adept at figure drawing. You will also need to know about the history and theory associated with ...
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    Step Five: Choose an Art School

    Step Five: Choose an Art School
    There is no perfect art school. What you have to do is to find one that matches your priorities. The factors to consider are: • Location • Cost • Reputation • Strengths of the program • Teachers • Facilities Evaluate the Schools[widget:1978]Try to determine if the school can improve your strengths and your weaknesses that you have determined in Step 4. ...
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    How to Break into Advertising

    How to Break into Advertising
    What's the most important qualification advertising agencies look for in young candidates, whether their interests lean toward the creative professions, account management or media buying? Industry experts say it's all about having the right instincts (and preferably some training) about how to deliver a crafted message to a targeted audience in the complex universe of advertising media. Here's a look at ...
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    Is Good Art About Hype or Talent?

    Is Good Art About Hype or Talent?
    Hello, Dr. Maisel, I wonder if it’s possible to make it on talent alone or is hyping your art three-quarters of the battle? You know which answer I hope to hear! But I fear that the real answer is, hyping your art is essential. Is it? Lydia L., New York City Thank you, Lydia: Let me give a slightly tongue-in-cheek answer ...
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    Animator / 3D

    Animator / 3D
    h4. Job Description Animators work primarily in motion picture and video industries, advertising, and computer systems design services. They draw by hand and use computers to create the series of pictures that form the animated images or special effects seen in movies, television programs, and computer games. Storyboards also serve as guides to placing actors and cameras on the television or ...
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    6 Most Photogenic Places in America

    San Francisco, CA [photo:297516] The most beautiful small city in the U.S., San Francisco continually surprises photographers. Local pro Thomas Hawk recently compiled a list of his favorite spots in the city and called it “infinitely visual” because its vast variety of “micro neighborhoods” contain extremely distinct residents, buildings, and nature spots. The blue-collar, multihued Latino Mission neighborhood looks and feels ...
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    What's the Difference Between Print & Web Design?

    What's the Difference Between Print & Web Design?
    As the world of technology evolves and people become more concerned about environmental issues, it's the job of the graphic design world to grow with these trends. In efforts to be green, save trees and conserve resources, there's more demand than ever to communicate design both digitally and on printed materials. Most artists can design for either medium, but knowing the ...
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    Nine Steps to Becoming a Designer

    Nine Steps to Becoming a Designer
    Do you want to become a designer but don’t know where to begin? Or are you a current or second career designer? You're in the right place! Here is a nine-step guide to help you along the way. We'll show you the different paths to a career in the arts, how to choose a school, and how to get your dream ...
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    Web Designer

    Web Designer
    h4. Job Description The world is conveniently compacted into a new existence within cyberspace. Communication of information was positively impacted with the advent of the World Wide Web. With this newfound communication comes a desire to expand especially with various businesses. It is necessary to locate qualified individuals who are adequately acquainted with the inter-workings of these intricate systems. Businesses need ...
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    Film/Video Visual Artist

    Film/Video Visual Artist
    h4. Job Description Opportunities for visual artists in Film and Video are many and varied, ranging from make-up and storyboard artists to 3D animation creators to directors and producers. Professionals in the field create everything from the shortest television commercial to the longest feature-length movie, and visual artists play a major role in a great many aspects their production. h4. Median ...
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    Drawing

    Drawing
    h4. Job Description: Drawing is a basic technique that very often is the first artistic skill to be developed by people in their lifetimes. As such, it is often considered to be the foundation of an artist’s ability, and those who choose to further develop their talent may end up in any number of artistic or technical fields. The most common ...
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    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Warping and Proportions

    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Warping and Proportions
    Photographing your work can be tricky. But it is important to photograph it well. With Photoshop these days one can hide many photography sins, but there are a few things that are better handled with the photograph itself before you get the image into Photoshop. In part one, we talked about backgrounds in the photography of your work. In part three ...
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    7 Methods for Choosing Better Subject Matter

    7 Methods for Choosing Better Subject Matter
    Dear Dr. Maisel, Once I start painting I know what I’m doing but I have the hardest time getting started. For instance I’ll set it up a still life and then I find myself asking, ‘Well, what do I want to do with this?’ It feels like I’m really very uncertain about my subject matter choices. Do you have any suggestions ...
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