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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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    Create your own Font with FontStruct… for Free!

    Create your own Font with FontStruct… for Free!
    Today I found an interesting website call FontStruct. It is an free online building tool that allow users to create a set of fonts with user friendly interface and intuitive tools. With this online font building tool, font creation is never been this easy! I actually registered myself and try to build a font. The tools are easy to use, but ...
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    Secrets of the Ancient Greeks: Color and Meaning

    Secrets of the Ancient Greeks: Color and Meaning
    One of the fun things about colors is that it somehow always seems to reflect the leading view of a certain age or culture. Take the ancient Greek view on color... Aristotle described color as a quality of material. The surface of any kind of material releases small particles (atoms). The shape of the particles is determined by the kind of ...
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    Answers to the Turkey Quiz

    ArtBistro created the What's Your Turkey IQ? quiz to help you learn more about Thanksgiving's most popular dish: The Turkey. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Turkey IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) 1. Deep-frying turkeys originated ...
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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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    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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    Free Fonts Downloads!

    Free Fonts Downloads!
    FFonts is a great new website that allows for the exploration of and download of fonts (for Free!) There are huge numbers of fonts on this site and they are organized in a logical manner with previews of each one as well. Teachers and students are sure to find the perfect typeface that will make their paper or presentation come to ...
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    4 Tips for Creating an Effective Poster Design

    4 Tips for Creating an Effective Poster Design
    You’re ready to make a poster. The creative juices are flowing and you have a deadline to meet, but wait! Don’t start without reviewing these 4 important poster design tips. The User Comes First This is probably the most important tip for creating an effective poster design. Scratch that, it’s probably the most important tip for creating any kind of design. ...
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Relationship Building and Success

    ArtBistro Podcast: Relationship Building and Success
    *ArtBistro Podcast: #76* Keith Ferrazzi Relationships are the key to success in any venture. As artists, it's critical that we be cultivating our relationships with others in our field. In this podcast, Keith Ferrazzi discusses some fundamentals of successful relationship building. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file.
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Rhythm Has Your Creativity Got It?

    ArtBistro Podcast: Rhythm Has Your Creativity Got It?
    *ArtBistro Podcast: #71* Rhythm Rhythm is critical to the creative process. When we treat ourselves like machines, we will find that our capacity to create is diminished, but when we cultivate a sense of rhythm we will increase our long-term creative viability. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file.
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Process vs. Product Two Essential Parts of Creating

    ArtBistro Podcast: Process vs. Product Two Essential Parts of Creating
    *ArtBistro Podcast: #65* Process vs. Product We create things. That's what we do. But we cannot fixate on the things at the expense of the process. In this podcast, we talk about why process and product are two essential and complementary parts of creating. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file.
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    Essential Photoshop Shortcuts

    Essential Photoshop Shortcuts
    When you are working on a design, do you have to use the Tools Palette at all in Photoshop or have your fingers memorized the shortcuts? Not using the Photoshop key commands is a sure way to slow yourself down; it’s frustrating to not be able to work as fast as your mind can think! The Tools Palette It is essential ...
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Improvisation and Creativity

    ArtBistro Podcast: Improvisation and Creativity
    *ArtBistro Podcast: #61* Stephen Nachmanovitch Related Links Related article: Illustrator Penelope Dullaghan Demonstrates Color Play Do you want to be an artist or designer? Check out your options. Are you looking for a scholarship? Click here Stephen Nachmanovitch is a brilliant musician and thinker. His insights on improvisation and life have radically impacted our thinking at Accidental Creative and offer ...
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Fear Limits Creativity

    ArtBistro Podcast: Fear Limits Creativity
    *"Accidental Creative":http://accidentalcreative.com/ Podcast #53* Sometimes we can be guilty of artificially limiting our own creativity. When we live in fear – whether it be fear of failure or even fear of success – we can never really reach our creative potential. In this podcast, we discuss some of the sources of fear that might limit us and how to turn ...
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    Creating Omspace 3D Cylinder Graphic in Illustrator

    Creating Omspace 3D Cylinder Graphic in Illustrator
    Upon entering Omspace, Kenny Ren's weblog, I immediately was attracted to the huge and interesting 3D graph header. Then, I wondered how to create the 3D Cylinder graph in Illustrator. It is quite simple to achieve and I had plenty of fun in the process. To do this tutorial, Adobe Illustrator CS or above is a must, because we need to ...
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    How To: Inking in Photoshop

    How To: Inking in Photoshop
    To ink a drawing, I would choose between either Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. They are distinctly different in the way they work, so here is a breakdown: p((. Photoshop is pixel-based, and Illustrator is vector-based. This means Photoshop “paints” pixels, or tiny little dots on your screen; Illustrator, on the other hand, draws shapes and strokes using mathematical calculations. p((. In ...
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    Inking in Adobe Illustrator Part I

    Inking in Adobe Illustrator Part I
    *Getting Started* Create a new document in Illustrator. Place your sketch by going to File–>Place. In the resulting window, find your sketch file, check the box that says “Template,” then click Okay. Your sketch will be placed at the center of your document at 50% transparency on a locked layer. *Creating Your Panels* 1. Select the Rectangle tool. Draw a rectangle ...
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    How to Install a Protective Backing Board

    How to Install a Protective Backing Board
    h4. Welcome back to ARTSMART Part 2: Installing a Protective Backing Board Over the next few paragraphs, I am going to describe the step by step process for installing a backing board to your canvas painting. Please note that I still recommend that this task be done by a professional, however, when budgets are limited, I find that it is better ...
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    Quiz Answers: Name That Font II (Advanced Version)

    Quiz Answers: Name That Font II  (Advanced Version)
    ArtBistro created the Name That Font II: Advanced Version because the first one was such a success and we felt you need more of a challenge. Did you take the first font quiz? Take it here. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Name That Font quiz yet, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) ...
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    Inking in Adobe Illustrator Part II

    Inking in Adobe Illustrator Part II
    Read Part I of "Inking in Adobe Illustrator":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/374-inking-in-adobe-illustrator-part-one The Pencil and the Brush There will be two main tools that you will be using to ink your drawing: the pencil tool and the brush tool. For more geometric shapes, you might also dabble with the pen and shape tools, but it will mostly be the pencil and brush if you are ...
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