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    Video Tutorial: How to Draw Valentine Hearts With Wings

    Video Tutorial: How to Draw Valentine Hearts With Wings
    It's never too late to show that special someone that you care. And, handmade gifts are straight from the heart. Learn how to draw a Valentine's Day heart with wings to adorn a Valentine card, a surprise love note, or even place-mats for a romantic dinner — Love! Here's how: How to Draw Valentine Hearts With Wings div.custom_widget {border:0px;}[widget:related_reads_videotutorials]
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    Preparing to Paint with Acrylics: 5 Video Tutorials

    Benefits of Painting with Acrylic Paints Next: How to Prepare your Canvas to Paint with Acrylics → [page] How to Prepare your Canvas to Paint with Acrylics Next: Types of Surfaces to Paint with Acrylics → [page] Types of Surfaces to Paint with Acrylics Next: Acrylic Painting with Translucent Paints & Washes → [page] Acrylic Painting with Translucent Paints & Washes ...
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    Draw the Human Form: 10 Video Tutorials

    1. How To Draw a Face Next: How To Draw a Nose → [page] 2. How To Draw a Nose Next: How To Draw A Mouth → [page] 3. How To Draw A Mouth Next: How To Draw Eyes → [page] 4. How To Draw Eyes Next: How to Draw Human Faces With Wrinkles → [page] 5. How to Draw Human ...
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    3 Easy Tips for Setting Up Still Life Paintings

    ArtBistro Partner, internationally recognized professional artist and author of FineArtTips.com, Lori McNee shares three easy steps that can make a big difference when setting up and lighting a still life painting. Do you have some tips you find handy when setting up still life paintings? We want to hear them — Share below!
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    Design a Successful Greeting Card Line

    Design a Successful Greeting Card Line
    Eight years ago, Louisa Huang was working on her PhD in Education Administration when she made the decision to stay at home with her children. At the same time, a friend encouraged her to design a card line based on a charming birthday invitation Louisa had created for her son’s party. Completely self-taught, Louisa designed about 30 greeting cards, forming her ...
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    Starting a Greeting Card Line (Part 3)

    Starting a Greeting Card Line (Part 3)
    This article is part of a three part series. More insider perspective, this time on Marketing and Sales How should you price your cards? This depends on your costs, and the profit you desire. The average card on the market runs about $2.50 retail. You will be paid the wholesale price (1/2 of retail) so a pack of six cards would ...
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    Starting a Greeting Card Line (Part 2)

    Starting a Greeting Card Line (Part 2)
    Part 1 of this series gave some basics for artists who want to start a greeting card line. Part 2 continues with more information about your line, and Part 3 will concern sales and marketing. How big of a line do you need? You need to create a cohesive body of work as a “collection” to attract attention and make more ...
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    Starting a Greeting Card Line (Part 1)

    Starting a Greeting Card Line (Part 1)
    Many artists think that having their images on cards would be a great way to sell their art – and they’re right! What they don’t know are basic essentials that will make or break them in the business. So as a former road warrior and sales rep who sold numerous card and paper lines to retailers for years, I will let ...
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    8 Ways to Get Your Greeting Cards in Stores

    8 Ways to Get Your Greeting Cards in Stores
    If you’ve got a greeting card line and want more retail stores to carry it, these techniques can help get your foot in the door. Choose carefully what you will offer – it should meet the needs of the buyer, and give them the incentive to try your line. Experienced sales reps and savvy card companies make these irresistible offers and ...
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    Digital Painting: Choosing Colors in Photoshop

    Digital Painting: Choosing Colors in Photoshop
    When you paint digitally, one of the most intimidating tasks can be choosing colors. On a traditional palette, you might have 6-12 tubes of paint to work with, but on the computer there are millions of colors available. How do you work with options like that? Here is how I have tackled this problem. Choices: When you install and load Photoshop ...
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    Altering Mood Via Light in Your Photography

    Altering Mood Via Light in Your Photography
    Light is obviously quite important in the occurrence of color. How important exactly can now be assessed through the billions of snapshots that have been uploaded onto the web. Many of those snapshots are from the same landmarks, such as the Taj Mahal in India. What would happen if you place a number of these snapshots next to each other? What ...
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    Creatives: 8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block

    Creatives: 8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block
    There's nothing more frustrating to a creative copywriter than writer’s block. You strain your brain to make something happen, but nothing comes out. You’re out of ideas. And it seems like there's nothing you can do to fix the situation. Sometimes the words just won’t come, and staring at a blank page just makes you more frustrated. Don’t throw your hands ...
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    15 Must-See Photoshop Photo Effect Tutorials

    Looking to create the perfect image on Photoshop, spice up your graphic design portfolio, learn new photo manipulation tools or just have some fun?We've selected 15 fresh new Photoshop photo effect tutorials. From vintage lomo effects to creating your very own iTunes style illustrations — it's all here! 1. Quick Lomo Effect 8. Puppet Warp Tool 2. Classic Photo Effect 9. ...
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    VivoZoom – a New PhotoStock Service

    VivoZoom – a New PhotoStock Service
    From time to time I have decided that I am going to share some cool resources that I use or find particularly compelling not only because I am a bit of a “techie” but also love sharing these finds with others. So if you DO find these tips/resources valuable to your art/creative/photo business I would love to hear about it OR ...
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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Creative Job

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Creative Job
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
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    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop

    7 Free Web Alternatives to Photoshop
    Tired of going through trial versions of Adobe Photoshop? Frustrated by the limitations of common accessory programs like Paint? You're not alone. Adobe Photoshop may be the holy grail of photo editing software, but that doesn't mean you've got to break the bank to produce high-quality photos! The Internet has spawned some amazing open source photo editing programs that'll get the ...
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    How To Build a Better Home Studio

    You did it! You’ve negotiated with your boss or embraced your entrepreneurial spirit and the home office is yours. Think of all the time you’ll save on the commute, the extra hours you’ll punch in, and the flexibility you’ll enjoy. You’re ready to kick back and… oh, work. Remember, even with all the promises of work-at-home grandeur, there are just ...
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    24 Inspiring Logo Designs

    Logos represent corporate identity. It is one of the most important elements in a company’s public image. First impressions are important and logos should capture the attention of potential clients. This makes logo design one of the most difficult aspects of graphics design for any designer. The following are some creative logos that you can draw inspiration from that displays ...
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    Playing with Color in Video Games

    Playing with Color in Video Games
    Hopefully this admission will not be anathema to you, but I only recently purchased an HDTV for my home. Part of my reluctance to join the one-third of Americans in the high-definition era was cost: I recently left my job at the Wall Street Journal for the lucrative world of freelancing. But the other piece was philosophical. I didn't want to ...
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    3 Free Grid Wordpress Themes + Inspiration & Resources

    A year ago, I wrote a post regarding a new trend in grid based web designs. Well, indeed the trend is getting popular now and is seen on websites like InspiredMag. I really like this design style because it is well organized and professional looking. Here I found three Free unique Wordpress themes that utilizes grid as the main feel. ...

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