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    Are You Committed to Growth?

    Are You Committed to Growth?
    *Accidental Creative Podcast* h4. Are You Committed to Growth? If you are not growing you are dying. In this AC podcast we take a look at #4 on the AC Manifesto, “we are committed to growth.” Are you developing disciplines in your life to help you grow in your creating? Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast ...
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    How to Choose the Right Palette

    How to Choose the Right Palette
    The palette, the surface for holding and mixing colors, is one of the recognizable symbols of the artist, and as a design element evokes concepts such as creativity, expressiveness and tradition in art. In fact, the familiar calligraphic oval with thumbhole upon which the Utrecht logo is based is just one of a myriad designs for the practical need to hold ...
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    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    LedgerLink created the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz to help you learn more about the March 17 holiday. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) ...
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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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    How to Make your Own Envelopes

    h4. Make your own templates for envelopes, and convert sheet paper to stationery! 1. Carefully disassemble and flatten a store-bought envelope of any mailable size. 2. Trace the outline onto card stock. 3. Cut out the template with a sharp craft knife with a #11 blade. 4. Trace the template shape onto any exotic artists' paper, and cut out with your ...
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    Answers to the Turkey Quiz

    ArtBistro created the What's Your Turkey IQ? quiz to help you learn more about Thanksgiving's most popular dish: The Turkey. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Turkey IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) 1. Deep-frying turkeys originated ...
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Improvisation and Creativity

    ArtBistro Podcast: Improvisation and Creativity
    *ArtBistro Podcast: #61* Stephen Nachmanovitch Related Links Related article: Illustrator Penelope Dullaghan Demonstrates Color Play Do you want to be an artist or designer? Check out your options. Are you looking for a scholarship? Click here Stephen Nachmanovitch is a brilliant musician and thinker. His insights on improvisation and life have radically impacted our thinking at Accidental Creative and offer ...
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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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    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 Does Podcasting Work?

    It has been said that in October of 2004 a Google search returned less than 6,000 results for the term "podcasting". Today, a similar search yields more than 857,000 results. Like the blogging phenomenon, podcasting has come out of nowhere and attracted an enthusiastic following. While some traditional radio talk shows have begun providing podcasts of their regularly-scheduled broadcasts, the bulk ...
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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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    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz
    ArtBistro created the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ? quiz to help you learn more about all the winter holidays. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Why do we hang ...
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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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    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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    Principles of Design

    Create a new folder in your Documents named Principles. *+RHYTHM+* 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 new file you create.) 7. ...
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    Create Your Own CD Cover Using GIMP

    *+PART 1+* Select a CD from any genre of music. Choose one that you are familiar with. On a separate sheet of paper, sketch a tasteful and creative design for the CD that includes: p((. • The Title p((. • The Artist p((. • Meaningful imagery p((. • Color choices *+PART 2+* Create a new Word document and explain the choices ...
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    Organize your Image Files in iPhoto

    1. Import (Shift+Apple+I) your images into iPhoto. 2. Select your Lessons, Elements, and Principles folders and click Import. 3. Select iPhoto>Preferences>Keywords 4. Create three new keywords: p((. • Lessons p((. • Elements p((. • Principles [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] 5. Assign the appropriate keyword to the appropriate image. 6. Create three new albums in iPhoto: p((. • Lessons Files p((. • Elements of Art ...
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    Creating a Slideshow in iPhoto

    Create three slideshows. One for your digital imaging projects (Melon, Coyote, etc.); one for your Elements of Art images, and one for your Principles of Design images. Use your Jingle from GarageBand in at least one of the slideshows. You may create new jingles for the other two slideshows. *+STEPS+* 1. Select the images you want in your slideshow by using ...
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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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    Creating a CD Cover for the Web Using GIMP

    +*CREATING A CD COVER GRAPHIC FOR THE WEB*+ 1. Open your original CD file “yourname_cd2.psd” 2. Crop out the original. 3. Flatten the image 4. Save as “yourname_cd3.xcf” into the "yourname_cd" folder. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] 5. Experiment with saving/exporting the new file for the web. Try: a. JPEG with high compression/low quality. b. JPEG with low compression/high quality. c. GIF with web palette. ...