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    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps

    1. FxCamera (Platform: Android OS) FxCamera (Platform: Android OS): FxCamera is the most popular mobile photo application on the Android operating system. It has cyan filters, Polaroid and Fisheye simulations, and light aperture sequences, among many other features. Pros: It’s constantly updated, every two months in the last year. If users know their favorite app produces good pictures and catches up ...
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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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    Inside and Out: My Interior Design Gig

    Inside and Out: My Interior Design Gig
    Joyce Fownes is a principal at Perkins + Will, an architectural and interior design firm. Using her knowledge of interior design, as well as her professional accreditation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), she leads the way in managing the creation of everything from corporate headquarters and commercial spaces to schools. What is your typical day like? It’s a ...
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    Step Five: How to Choose a Design School

    Step Five: How to Choose a Design School
    What are your priorities? There is no perfect design school. What you have to do is to find one that matches your priorities and has a program you are looking for. As a general rule, consider these points: Location: Schools in New York and Los Angeles are great because they are also hot spots of creative talent. Learning in locations like ...
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    Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Design

    Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Design
    Having researched the possibilities in the arts, think of which areas interest you most. Research how much art professions usually pay. Median Annual Salary Median annual earnings of salaried photographers were $26,170 in 2006. Median annual earnings of Illustrators were $49,170 in 2006. Mean annual earnings of Graphic Designers were $43,830 in 2006.[widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] Mean annual earnings of Fashion Designers were $69,270 ...
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    How to Be a Successful Interior Designer

    How to Be a Successful Interior Designer
    The definition of success is certainly subjective. In terms of what makes a career successful one could measure success as it relates to salary, benefits and professional advancement. Interior designers strive to create intentional, fresh and personalized spaces for their clients. It’s a business of helping others. Designers are hired for their expertise in a variety of categories, not for their ...
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    Draw the Human Form: 10 Video Tutorials

    Draw the Human Form: 10 Video Tutorials
    Learning to draw the human form is a helpful skill for any visual professional to have in their back pocket. These 10 tutorials breakdown each feature of the human face and body so you can perfectly portray every detail. Watch and learn to draw everything form soulful eyes and facial wrinkles to superhero muscles! Have a video that's helped you master ...
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    Is Research a Crucial Part of Good Design?

    Is Research a Crucial Part of  Good Design?
    To do our best work, designers must have a full understanding of the problem to solve the issues at hand. Doing upfront research is a pivotal step in the upfront design process. We must get to know the industry landscape to ensure the creative product will be unique and marketable for our clients. Our clients bring industry expertise to the table ...
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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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    Explore Careers in Art

    [photo:270039]Are you interested in a career in the arts? If so check out our guide to art careers. What creative career is right for you? View job descriptions, step guides, as well as featured groups and discussions to help you choose the best path. [photo:270036]Architecture and Interior DesignLots of careers can make a difference in a community, but none quite in ...
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    4 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Studio Space

    4 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Studio Space
    When setting up your design workspace take care to be organized and efficient to maximize your creativity and motivation! Your projects will benefit from a workspace that is not only well thought out but inspired by your life! Creativity Ideally, your workspace should be separate from your living area so as not to confuse work/life tasks and obligations. However, working in ...
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    What Do Graphic Designers Do Anyway?

    What Do Graphic Designers Do Anyway?
    Just what are we supposed to be doing? As we get through design school and try to do a real job out in the world, we must pause and think sometimes. Just what is our job anyway? What are we really supposed to be doing? Is the whole thing simply a lot of words and pretty pictures? Is it fine art ...
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    How To Price Your Interior Design Work

    How To Price Your Interior Design Work
    You’ve worked hard. You have experience, resources, access to products, materials and finishes not always available to the general public. You are trained and have solutions for your clients. They are coming to you to save time and money, and of course, have a new, beautiful, finished project. But….How will your clients pay you for your services? There are a variety ...
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    Creative Exposure: Photography Lighting and Perspective

    This photography class has been challenging throughout the quarter. I've been learning how to communicate a message or emotion in a photograph with the use of lighting, perspective, and small tricks done by adjusting the settings on the camera to create a creative exposure. The hardest part of the projects is finding the time to shoot, especially during the winter time ...
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    How to Choose Between Canon and Nikon DSLRs

    It's a question all photographers ask themselves: Should I get a Nikon or a Canon? Pro users are the first to admit that technical differences between the two iconic brands are not deciding factors. In fact, the more experienced the photographer, the more adamant they are that camera brands do not matter, according to veteran photographer Ken Rockwell. "It's like ...
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    Carving Out a Niche in the Design Industry

    Carving Out a Niche in the Design Industry
    It may come as a shock, but the design industry can be very competitive and sometimes cutthroat. Even the most talented and experienced graphic designers among us will tell you how difficult it can be at times, to earn a living. That is because in order to make a living from design, a graphic designer must always be on the lookout ...
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    Is Working for Free Good for Your Art Career?

    Is Working for Free Good for Your Art Career?
    Most professional Illustrators believe spec work to be a bad idea. And in most cases, they’re right. More often than not, working on spec hurts your business and wastes your valuable time and talent as a creative professional. However, there are times when it’s okay, or even beneficial, to work for free. Before you start booing, here are 3 examples of ...
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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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    Illustrator

    Illustrator
    h4. Job Description: Illustrators usually create pictures for books, magazines, and other publications and for commercial products such as textiles, wrapping paper, stationery, greeting cards, and calendars. Increasingly, illustrators are working in digital format, preparing work directly on a computer. This has created new opportunities for illustrators to work with animators and in broadcast media. Illustrators can also work to become ...
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    How to Turn an Art Hobby Into a Business

    How to Turn an Art Hobby Into a Business
    You love your art. [widget:inarticlebulleted_step_guides] Chances are, you’ve been doing it since you could hold a crayon, and there’s nothing that fulfills you like hiding away in a corner and creating your next masterpiece. There’s no doubt that you love being an artist, whether you draw, paint, collage, sculpt, or cut paper. But how do you take that thing that you ...
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