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    Designing Product: How to Choose the Right Perspective

    Designing Product: How to Choose the Right Perspective
    It was the first semester of my sophomore year. I had just done the most dynamic design sketch ever done of a butter dish with lid, from an ant's perspective. While I thought it was cool, my instructor couldn't tell if it was a butter dish, or some kind of modernist housing block. He then did something like the below demo ...
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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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    Make a DVD Portfolio using iDVD

    Make a DVD Portfolio using iDVD
    +*PROJECT: DVD Portfolio*+ *Create your own DVD Portfolio including:* p(. 1. Five different original images for menu backgrounds. p(. 2. One or more original menu musical scores of loops or student written material. p(. 3. Four original animations for submenu buttons. p(. 4. Eight original images created in class reflecting the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. p(. 5. ...
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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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    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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    Elements of Art

    Create a new folder in your Documents named Elements. *+VERTICAL, HORIZONTAL, DIAGONAL, CURVED, AND ZIGZAG+* 1. Open The Gimp 2. Create a new file by selecting *File>New (Ctrl+N)* 3. Use the *Preset: 800x600.* 4. Select the *landscape button.* 5. Select the *Advanced Options* and set the *Colorspace* to *RGB color.* 6. *Fill with: White.* (You will repeat these settings for every ...
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    The Art of Product

    The Art of Product
    Most people will never own a Van Gogh. They probably won't look at a Monet daily. They might not purchase a Brancusi sculpture for the living room, or live in a Frank Lloyd Wright home. On the other hand, they most likely will wake up to look at their alarm clock each morning, drive their car to and from work, and ...
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    What is Shareware?

    h4. What is Shareware? Shareware is software that you can try before you buy. Software developers post trial versions of their software on websites. Consumers can then download the trial version to their computer and evaluate it. If the consumer likes the software they can purchase it. Shareware is also called try before you buy. Today almost every big software company ...
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    Top 10 Podcasting Do's and Don'ts

    Consider following these simple podcasting tips to get the most from your podcast and make it stand out from other podcasts in the crowd. h4. DO 1. Make it Professional Regardless of whether you are podcasting from your garage or a corporate boardroom there is no reason that your podcast cannot have a professional sound and feel. Use software to edit ...
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    Dreamweaver CS3 workflow overview

    h4. You can use several approaches to create a website; this is one approach: h4. *Plan and set up your site* Determine where the files will go and examine site requirements, audience profiles, and site goals. Additionally, consider technical requirements such as user access, as well as browser, plug‑in, and download restrictions. After you’ve organized your information and determined a structure, ...
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    Write Your Own Jingle in GarageBand

    Use the loops in GarageBand to create your own 30-second jingle. *+Steps*+ 1. Create a new folder (Apple + N) in your documents named “yourname_tunes”. 2. Open GarageBand. 3. Select New Music Project. 4. Name the file “yourname_band.” 5. Save in your Documents>yourname_tunes folder. 6. Do not change the Tempo, Time, bpm, or Key (for now). 7. Click Create. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] 8. ...
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    Using Artists Materials Safely

    Using Artists Materials Safely
    Simple Safety Measures - A helpful list of methods and best practices you should employ in your studio. h4. Avoid Overuse and Misapplication of Solvents. Solvents are common ingredients in many art supplies, allowing quick, easy application of a broad category of substances, with fast evaporation that allows rapid overpainting and no residue to spoil a varnish or paint layer. The ...
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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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    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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    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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    A Little This 'n' That for the '00s: Apostrophies

    A Little This 'n' That for the '00s: Apostrophies
    Punctuation and typography, and the correct uses thereof, are very important to me. I guess that's an inherent trait of someone in the visual communications field. There are a LOT of punctuation marks out there, and a LOT of misusage as well. The apostrophe is one of them. Let's have a little discussion on this, shall we? I did a little ...
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    iMovie: Podcast Commercial

    +*PROJECT: Podcast Commercial*+ *PART 1: COMMERICAL RE-CREATION* p(. Choose your favorite 15-30 second commercial currently playing on television. Break it down shot by shot, location by location, and recreate with your Production Company. Use one or more scene breakdowns to deconstruct your commercial. A scene breakdown is an analysis of the practical implications of the script, scene by scene. A breakdown ...
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    How to Shoot a Video & Capture a Still Image

    +*PROJECT: How to Shoot a Video*+ You have been assigned to a Production Company of 3-4 people, with whom you will work throughout the semester. This introductions project is a useful way to get to know each other and to assess how to make best use of the human resources in your group. You will use a camera and lighting techniques. ...
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    GarageBand: Add Music to Animation

    +*PROJECT: Scoring Original Animation*+ Open your Original Animation in GarageBand and add an original score. Steps: p(. 1. Open your Original Animation in iMovie HD p(. 2. Choose Share > GarageBand. GarageBand will open. p(. 3. In GarageBand choose Control > Show Media Browser. p(. 4. Click the Media Browser button (next to the Track Info button). [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] p(. 5. Click ...

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