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    Framing in Your Studio

    For professionals who depend on the sale of artwork for their livelihood, framing costs have to be kept low, without compromising quality. While professional frame shops are an option for occasional jobs, for most artists having every piece framed professionally is just not economically feasible. Utrecht offers many presentation solutions that keep costs reasonable without compromising professional results. h4. Ready-made Frames ...
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    The Myth of the Favourite Color

    The Myth of the Favourite Color
    When I Googled "favourite color" I came up with 1,930,000 hits. The favourite color is apparently a favourite subject. Trouble is: there's no such thing as a favourite color. At least not in the form of a pot of paint or a color swatch. First: it is impossible for the human eye to consistently identify a specific color. In other words: ...
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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 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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    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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    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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    Getting started with HTML

    This is a short introduction to writing HTML. What is HTML? It is a special kind of text document that is used by Web browsers to present text and graphics. The text includes markup tags such as @@ to indicate the start of a paragraph, and @@ to indicate the end of a paragraph. HTML documents are often referred to as ...
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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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    Moneygami: The Art of Paper Money Folding

    Moneygami: The Art of Paper Money Folding
    There is a Chinese quotation said that money is not everything, but without money you can’t do many things, including this. Introducing the art of moneygami, where origami meets paper money. I have seen many people use money paper to fold a heart shape or something simple, but Hasegawa Yousuke has taken paper money folding to the next level. !http://artbistro.monster.com/nfs/artbistro/photos/0038/8083/moneygami-faces_normal.jpg?1205450633! [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] ...
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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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    Answers to the Fashion IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Fashion IQ Quiz
    ArtBistro created the Fashion IQ Quiz to test how much you know about all things fashionable. We listened to your feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. Don’t cheat! If you haven’t taken the "Fashion IQ Quiz":http://artbistro.monster.com/news/quizzes/show/70 yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page… [page] 1) You’ll get your Birkin bag ...
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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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    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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    Color Spacing

    Color Spacing
    Thanks to Igor Asselbergs, here is a great graphic design or typography technique. It is a great way to communicate with the public while grabbing their attention to the content. I like the black and white example and how the type is slightly over lapped. Wow! the color one is really tricky. It makes my eyes hurt to look at it. ...
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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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    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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    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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    Applying an Acrylic Ground to Canvas

    Before applying paint to your stretched canvas, you must apply a ground consisting of sizing (glue which protects the cloth fibers from the degenerative effects of oil paint) and primer (a base coat which allows paint to stick well and provides a consistent, all-over color). Utrecht Acrylic Gesso is both sizing and priming in one, and prepares any appropriate support to ...
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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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