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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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    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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    Your Total Website Makeover

    *Langton Cherubino Group's new home page* Langton Cherubino Group creates marketing strategies and communications programs for others. It was time to take a dose of our own medicine. Once upon a time a Flash-based brochure-ware website showing our portfolio was sufficient. But now we have Web 2.0 and “Business as usual” is over. The new economy demands that we revisit ...
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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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    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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    How to Cut a Mat

    h4. Matting Basics A mat is necessary to protect works on paper, physically preventing the surface of the artwork from coming in contact with picture glass (or another matted work if stacked for storage). Professional picture framers will provide this service, but many artists find the cost prohibitive, and the turnaround time doesn’t always mesh with deadlines. Every artist should be ...
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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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    Adobe Premiere Pro: How to Fix Back Lighted Videos

    Adobe Premiere Pro: How to Fix Back Lighted Videos
    Problems often arise when you shoot video with a bright light in the background, which is often called a backlight. When in automatic exposure mode, the camcorder assumes that the bright light is too bright, and darkens the entire video to compensate. When your subject is in the foreground, this often results in your subject being too dark. Clearly, the best ...
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    How to Make a Mold

    h4. When ready to make a mold, the most basic method is: 1. Wear a particle mask; mix plaster according to package instructions 2. Literally cover the entire model with plaster, down to the board beneath (although more complex shapes may require a multiple piece mold). A thin, milky plaster should be flicked on with the fingers until all is covered. ...
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    How To Stretch A Canvas

    Manufactured stretcher bars can be used to make frames that are superior to what most average artists can make in-studio. This is because the mitred mortise-and-tenons at the ends of each bar form tight friction joints that accommodate shrinkage or expansion of the cloth, whereas the joinery used in most homemade frames is rigidly fixed by nails, screws or glue. It’s ...
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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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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Creative Job

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Creative Job
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
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    All Hail the Print Gocco!

    All Hail the Print Gocco!
    About two weeks ago, I was killing time and avoiding doing real work by checking out the site Etsy.com. On Etsy, people sell their wares (t-shirts, tote bags, etc) and what I saw over and over was some really nice screenprinting on different homemade items. Where were all these craftspeople getting access to a press? Home screenprinting is a huge pain ...
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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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    How to Varnish a Painting

    There is a recommended procedure in varnishing a picture. Retouching Varnish is considered a temporary varnish and it is applied when the surface of the painting is dry to the touch. Final Picture "Varnish":http://www.utrechtart.com/dsp_view_products.cfm?classID=1020&subclassID=102010&ab=1 is applied only when the painting is thoroughly dry. A painting with a moderate impasto or thinly applied paint layers can receive a final picture varnish anytime ...
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    5 Tips for Picking Colors for Your Home

    5 Tips for Picking Colors for Your Home
    How to pick colors for your home: Think combinations, not colors. Picking colors is in fact about picking a combination of colors. One color is no color. Did you know the human eye can't even perceive single colors? We can only see color differences, in other words: we only perceive contrasts. Therefor it's no use fretting over a single color for ...
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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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    Creatives: 8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block

    Creatives: 8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block
    There's nothing more frustrating to a creative copywriter than writer’s block. You strain your brain to make something happen, but nothing comes out. You’re out of ideas. And it seems like there's nothing you can do to fix the situation. Sometimes the words just won’t come, and staring at a blank page just makes you more frustrated. Don’t throw your hands ...
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    Roman Colors, Which Color is More Real?

    Roman Colors, Which Color is More Real?
    The Romans were masters in the art of murals, frescos. They were able to create the illusion of shape and space on a two dimensional surface. They often depicted landscapes or human figures. These were not flatly 'colored by number' in Greek style but showed elaborate shadows and highlights. The Romans were well aware of the influence of light on a ...
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