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    Welcome to ArtBistro

    Welcome to ArtBistro
    Hello and welcome to ArtBistro! ArtBistro is a vibrant community of artists and designers that want to share their work and help each other get ahead. Think of it as half professional networking and half portfolio sharing. We have a very active group of users from the seasoned professional to the pre-college student. Mentoring and career building is a good part ...
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    Answers to the Name That Font Quiz

    Answers to the Name That Font Quiz
    ArtBistro created the Name That Font quiz to test how much you know about fonts. We listened to your feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. 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) Arial 2) Comic Sans ...
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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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    The Role of Color in Marketing

    The Role of Color in Marketing
    Today I came across an absolutely great color design that makes tons of money. Really? Yes, really. This report: internetretailer.com says proflower.com has the highest conversion rate of all e-commerce sites, a staggering 30%. In other words: one out of three visitors actually makes a purchase. Looking at the site I'm not surprised. The site is very, very well designed. All ...
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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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    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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    Adobe Illustrator: Create Line Drawings Part 1

    Adobe Illustrator: Create Line Drawings Part 1
    One Grumpy Dude This is one grumpy dude. He was created in Adobe Illustrator with the brush tool. I don’t use the program a lot, but when it comes to “inking” my drawings, I find it very useful. Here’s an in-depth look into the making of this cute little grandpa guy including: * How to place a sketch into a new ...
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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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    Creating Dotted Tunnel in Illustrator

    Creating Dotted Tunnel in Illustrator
    I remember that I first saw the dotted tunnel in one picture posted in fubiz.net which spared my idea on creating this tutorial. The graphic effect is kind of cool so I decided to try replicate the look and found out that it’s simple to do. The main tools used for this tutorial are the Pen Tool, Transform Tool and Blend ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Download Quality Fonts for Free

    Download Quality Fonts for Free
    Font Squirrel When comes to free fonts resources, "dafont" normally will be the first site that comes to mind because of it’s great font library and easy to use interface. However, there are also other alternative font resource sites that showcase top quality free fonts too. They are Font Squirrel and Fontex. Both sites tend to make quality free font searching ...
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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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    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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    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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