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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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    Color Theory: Full-Color Disaster

    Color Theory: Full-Color Disaster
    The map above was published on Wired to show the differences in prices of broadband internet access. Each color indicates a certain price in broadband access. Can you make sense of it? I can't. And my eyes start hurting when I try. I won't comment on the graphic design, because I want to focus on the choice of colors. To illustrate ...
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    Training: You Know Your Colors, But Do You Know Their Contrasts?

    Training: You Know Your Colors, But Do You Know Their Contrasts?
    Repeat after me: It's not about the colors, it's about how the colors relate to one another. Say it loud. Say it one thousand times. And never forget it. Don't worry about what I mean by that. Just read this blog. Ultimately, each and every post on this blog is written to support this premise. If color design is about how ...
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    Button Design PSD Resource Download

    Button Design PSD Resource Download
    It’s free resource time! Well this is a button design resources with different styles and colors that I created myself. The button is make out of scalable shapes, so you can adjust or resize- it’s flexible and highly customizable. Feel free to download it if you like it or find it useful. You can download the PSD resource file at the ...
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    Color Theory: Contrasts

    Color Theory: Contrasts
    *Repeat after me: It's not about the colors, it's about how the colors relate to one another. Say it loud. Say it one thousand times. And never forget it.* Don't worry about what I mean by that. Just read this blog. Ultimately, each and every post on this blog is written to support this premise. If color design is about how ...
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    Papercraft! Download, Print, Cut & Fold.

    Papercraft! Download, Print, Cut & Fold.
    So, suddenly you found out that your working space is a little boring and wanted to put some little cute miniature stuffs but without spending any money. Well, why don’t just making this do-it-yourself free papercraft? There are several sites that offer free, downloadable, nicely designed paper models in PDF or picture format. You can print them out on a heavy ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: How to Fix Back Lighted Videos

    Adobe Premiere Pro: How to Fix Back Lighted Videos
    Problems often arise when you shoot video with a bright light in the background, which is often called a backlight. When in automatic exposure mode, the camcorder assumes that the bright light is too bright, and darkens the entire video to compensate. When your subject is in the foreground, this often results in your subject being too dark. Clearly, the best ...
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    Logos vs. Mythos

    Logos vs. Mythos
    From the swoosh on our running shoes, to the mermaid on our morning cup of joe to companies like Amazon, Oracle and Delphi, mythology is everywhere. Nike the Greek goddess of victory encourages us to banish our fears and “Just do it.” The Starbucks mermaid sets us adrift in a sea of caffeinated bliss. All of these logos represent the values ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: Adjusting White Balance with the Fast Color Corrector

    Adobe Premiere Pro: Adjusting White Balance with the Fast Color Corrector
    "Continued from, What the Fast Color Corrector Tools Do":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/236-adobe-premiere-what-the-fast-color-corrector-tools-do- If the Auto Color effect doesn’t resolve color problems in your video, try white balancing your clip using the Fast Color Corrector effect. Here’s how: *1.* Double-click the target clip on the timeline. *2.* Click the Effect Controls tab to open that panel. *3.* In the Effects panel, click and drag the ...
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    Taking Design from Good to Great with Gradients

    Gradients are one of those things that can take a design from good to great. Sometimes it’s hard to get the values just perfect though! No problem. We can check out what other people have done in the past. Below I’ve shown the original piece and then I took it into Photoshop and sampled a spot from the center of the ...
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    Adobe Premiere: What the Fast Color Corrector Tools Do

    Adobe Premiere: What the Fast Color Corrector Tools Do
    There are several tools within the Fast Color Corrector to help you fine-tune your video. Top to bottom, here’s what they do: h4. Hue Angle Controls the outer ring of the color wheel; rotating left shifts the colors toward green; rotating right shifts them toward red. h4. Balance Magnitude Controls correction intensity. This corresponds to the ball on the end of ...
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    Amazing Japanese Style Web Designs

    Amazing Japanese Style Web Designs
    Japan is a country that has very rich and unique styles of design and culture that balance between usability and aesthetic, modern and traditional. I really like the traditional Japanese styles of designs, patterns, and colors which have been implemented into modern life lifestyles. Web design is no exception. Recently, I came across this great blog with an article about some ...
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    Normalizing Audio in Premiere Pro and Audition

    Normalizing Audio in Premiere Pro and Audition
    Typically, you normalize audio volume so your entire production will have similar levels and your viewers won’t have to adjust the volume from scene to scene. Technically, however, normalization increases the amplitude of the audio to a target level, usually 100%, which is maximum volume available without distortion. What’s critical to realize is that normalization affects the entire file equally. So ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro/Audition: Increase low-volume regions

    Adobe Premiere Pro/Audition: Increase low-volume regions
    In conjunction with "Normalizing Audio in Premiere Pro and Audition":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/240-normalizing-audio-in-premiere-pro-and-audition- h4. To increase low-volume regions in Audition, do the following: *1.* In the Display area, click and drag in the waveform to select the quiet regions. *2.* Choose Effects > Amplitude > Normalize (process). *3.* If the default parameters shown in Figure 74c suit your needs (usually, they will), click OK ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1

    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1
    Flash video is a popular streaming format for Internet and intranet use. The Adobe Media Encoder can produce Flash video in the FLV format, but not the SWF format, which contains the metadata required to make a Flash video executable online. If you’ve used the Flash 8 Video Encoder, the process will look very familiar, since Premiere Pro uses many of ...
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    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 2

    Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 2
    "Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/244-adobe-premeire-pro-producing-flash-output-part-1 *7.* In the Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box, click the Show Advanced Settings button. This reveals all encoding options and changes to the Hide Advanced Settings button (Image above). *8.* In the upper-left corner of the Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box, choose a profile. If you customize any parameters, Premiere Pro ...
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    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part One

    Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part One
    The Adobe Media Encoder is a flexible tool that can export your video project to a range of formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Macromedia Flash Video (FLV), QuickTime, RealMedia, and Windows Media. Though each format has its own peculiarities, the basic workflow is the same for all of them, which is what is covered here. You can export either a work area ...
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    Deinterlacing Video for Progressive Output

    Deinterlacing Video for Progressive Output
    Most video acquisition formats like DV and the 1080i HDV codec used by the Sony and Canon HDV cameras are interlaced formats that contain two fields for every frame, usually shot 1/60th of a second apart (1/50th for PAL). In contrast, most streaming formats are frame-based. To produce frame-based video from interlaced sources involves combining the two fields into a single ...
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    Premiere Pro:Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Two

    Premiere Pro:Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Two
    "...Continued from previous article.":http://artbistro.monster.com/training/articles/246-working-with-the-adobe-media-encoder-part-one *5.* Click the Filters tab to open the Noise Reduction option (not shown). Avoid applying this filter unless your video is extremely noisy. *6.* Click the Video tab to open the Video settings. Also be sure to review the Basic Video Settings to ensure that they are correct. h4. Tip: OutPutting MPEG-2 Files -- When and Where: ...
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    Your Total Website Makeover

    Your Total Website Makeover
    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 our marketing messaging and the way we ...

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