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    How to Drymount with Contact Adhesives

    Contact adhesives are types of glue which, when dry, will stick on contact with another surface with the same glue. In this category are rubber cement, Super 77, Photo Mount and Remount. Although not all adhesives of this type are suitable for archival mounting, drymounting with contact adhesive is a necessary technique for wrinkle-free bonding of large sheet papers to boards. ...
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    Starting a Greeting Card Line (Part 1)

    Starting a Greeting Card Line (Part 1)
    Many artists think that having their images on cards would be a great way to sell their art – and they’re right! What they don’t know are basic essentials that will make or break them in the business. So as a former road warrior and sales rep who sold numerous card and paper lines to retailers for years, I will let ...
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    8 Ways to Get Your Greeting Cards in Stores

    8 Ways to Get Your Greeting Cards in Stores
    If you’ve got a greeting card line and want more retail stores to carry it, these techniques can help get your foot in the door. Choose carefully what you will offer – it should meet the needs of the buyer, and give them the incentive to try your line. Experienced sales reps and savvy card companies make these irresistible offers and ...
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    How to Take Full Webpage Screenshot

    How to Take Full Webpage Screenshot
    There are tons of great website designs on the web out there. Sometimes, web users wanted to take screenshot of the website either for future reference or as collection. The easiest method to use is by hitting the Print Screen and Paste it in MS Paint. But what if we want a full page screenshot? Last time, when I want a ...
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    Priming Canvas with Oil or Alkyd

    An excellent ground for oil painting can be achieved using Utrecht Oil Priming White or titanium white alkyd paint. A sizing must be first applied to the stretched canvas to protect the cloth from the paint. (Linoleic acid, the component of linseed oil which causes drying, will burn cotton or linen fibers.) The most traditional glue size for canvas is Rabbit ...
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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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    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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    3 Free Grid Wordpress Themes + Inspiration & Resources

    A year ago, I wrote a post regarding a new trend in grid based web designs. Well, indeed the trend is getting popular now and is seen on websites like InspiredMag. I really like this design style because it is well organized and professional looking. Here I found three Free unique Wordpress themes that utilizes grid as the main feel. ...
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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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    Digital Painting: Choosing Colors in Photoshop

    Digital Painting: Choosing Colors in Photoshop
    When you paint digitally, one of the most intimidating tasks can be choosing colors. On a traditional palette, you might have 6-12 tubes of paint to work with, but on the computer there are millions of colors available. How do you work with options like that? Here is how I have tackled this problem. Choices: When you install and load Photoshop ...
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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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    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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    Draw the Human Form: 10 Video Tutorials

    1. How To Draw a Face Next: How To Draw a Nose → [page] 2. How To Draw a Nose Next: How To Draw A Mouth → [page] 3. How To Draw A Mouth Next: How To Draw Eyes → [page] 4. How To Draw Eyes Next: How to Draw Human Faces With Wrinkles → [page] 5. How to Draw Human ...
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    All About Technical Pens

    Mechanical drawings require precise, continuous lines of specific widths, drawn in a dark black ink. Originally, industry-standard use of dip pens and ruling pens (a split-nib pen with a variable width) meant that a great deal of skill was required among professional draftsmen. Ruling pens always carry the risk of dropping ink, potentially ruining hours of labor; dip pens produce lines ...
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    Starting a Greeting Card Line (Part 3)

    Starting a Greeting Card Line (Part 3)
    This article is part of a three part series. More insider perspective, this time on Marketing and Sales How should you price your cards? This depends on your costs, and the profit you desire. The average card on the market runs about $2.50 retail. You will be paid the wholesale price (1/2 of retail) so a pack of six cards would ...
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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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    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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    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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    Create an Aqua Button Using GIMP

    Create an Aqua Button Using GIMP
    *+PART 1: CREATE THE IMAGE+* 1. Open The Gimp 2. Select File>New (Ctrl+N) 3. In the Create a New Image dialogue box set: p((. a. Width: 110 pixels p((. b. Height: 55pixels p((. c. Under the Advanced Options p((((. i. 72 ppi p((((. ii. Colorspace: RGB color p((((. iii. Fill with: Transparency 4. Click OK. 5. File>Save As… (Shift+Ctrl+S) name the ...
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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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