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    ArtBistro Podcast: Burnout and Pacing

    ArtBistro Podcast: Burnout and Pacing
    *Accidental Creative Podcast* h4. Burnout and Pacing As those required to "create-on-demand" it can be difficult to maintain anything resembling a healthy "pace" in our lives. Sometimes it can feel like we're hitting the same note over-and-over again and our RPM's are constantly *revved to the max.* We must learn PACE if we want to keep our creative edge. Right-click ...
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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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    An Artist's Sketchbook

    An Artist's Sketchbook
    A book about the ocean If you take one of my drawing classes, you’re all too familiar with these sketchbooks I’ve become obsessed with, since I keep having my students buy them and do projects in them. I wish I had a better way to describe them, but one of their selling points is their absolute non-descriptiveness: they are small (6 ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Your Total Website Makeover

    *Langton Cherubino Group's new home page* Langton Cherubino Group creates marketing strategies and communications programs for others. It was time to take a dose of our own medicine. Once upon a time a Flash-based brochure-ware website showing our portfolio was sufficient. But now we have Web 2.0 and “Business as usual” is over. The new economy demands that we revisit ...
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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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    Interview with Peter Block

    Interview with Peter Block
    ArtBistro Podcast: #99 Interview with Peter Block Peter Block is a man who wears many hats. He is an internationally coveted speaker, a consultant to the biggest corporations in the world, and a best-selling author. Lately he's also been making a name for himself as a citizen by facilitating conversations within communities. In this interview, Peter discusses uncovering and acting ...
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    Calibrize the Color on Your Computer

    Calibrize the Color on Your Computer
    Check this out: "Calibrize 2.0":http://www.calibrize.com/ Yesterday "my company":http://www.colorjinn.com/ launched a new website to distribute a FREE color calibration utility. Calibrize is software that helps you to calibrate the colors of your monitor in three simple steps. Just download the software and follow the procedure to generate a reliable color 'profile' and adjust the colors of your monitor automatically.
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    How to Make a Portfolio

    How to Make a Portfolio
    How Do I Create a Portfolio? Go to Portfolios. Click on Go to My Portfolios. Click on Create New Gallery. Name the Album in the space provided. Select a category. Check public or private. Fill in description. Click Continue NOTE: By selecting descriptive titles for your portfolio, you make it easier for someone to find your images when they search the ...
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    How to Paint Faster

    How to Paint Faster
    *Faster* As an illustrator, the faster you can produce images, the better off you’ll be. It means you can fit more jobs into your schedule, which is more money in your pocket. It will also help you hit your deadlines more easily, which is absolutely necessary in this business. If you find you have trouble with this, here’s a few time-saving ...
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    Hoya R72 Infrared Filter

    Hoya R72 Infrared Filter
    We've teamed up with "JPG Magazine":http://jpgmag.com/?utm_source=AB_other&utm_medium=other&utm_campaign=AB_Challenge to offer a unique "Photo Competition":http://jpgmag.com/themes/58/?utm_source=AB_other&utm_medium=other&utm_campaign=AB_Challenge: The following article will tell you exactly what infrared photography is and how to produce these amazing images. This photo challenge is technical in nature and is only for photos taken with infrared film or using an infrared filter. Please don't add photos taken just in low light. If ...
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    Typography Marathon!

    Typography Marathon!
    This was definitely one of my most fun assignments to date. I worked with art director Ryan Noel from Borshoff on this campaign for IPL to support community in Indianapolis. So it’s a wide range of topics, and media was placed in various pubs for events and happenings in the city. Ryan came up with the idea of doing headlines (written ...
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    Color Secrets Revealed

    Color is such a vast and vari­able ele­ment that it can be dif­fi­cult to cover it fully in any one post. It can also be a lit­tle over­whelm­ing when try­ing to imple­ment it into your designs. On the next pages there are some sam­ple color palettes, taken from clas­sic color the­ory based combinations. The color wheel is one of the ...
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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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    Create a Business Logo with a Techie Background

    Create a Business Logo with a Techie Background
    Today we are going to learn how to create a stylish business logo with techie background in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial was actually a request by a reader last month, but so sorry that it take so long until now I only manage to write this tutorial and post it up. As mentioned earlier, the final outcome of this tutorial which ...
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    What is software piracy?

    There are several kinds of software piracy. The bottom line is when software is pirated, the developer does not receive compensation for their work. h4. Effects of Software Piracy When software is pirated, consumers, software developers, and resellers are harmed. Software piracy increases the risk consumer's computers will be corrupted by defective software and infected with viruses. Those who provide defective ...
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