Category Archives: Photography

Tips for Young Creatives: Know Thy Self

Continuing with the Doug Bartow “29 Tips for Young Designers” article in How’s January 2011 issue is tip 5: be yourself. I’ve tweaked it a tad bit to “know thy self” and am not in full agreement with Bartow on … Continue reading

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Everybody’s a Designer

As I look at all the ridiculous Craigslist job postings in the art/media/design section something’s become very clear to me: most people have no respect for designers or the creative types anymore. That’s the only way I can rationalize why … Continue reading

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Photoshop Tutorial: Realistic Paint Effect

Let’s face it – we all can’t be Van Gogh, Matisse or even a Picasso. People tend to like Photoshop because it enables you to fake your artistic skills. If you aren’t a painter or all that artistically inclined, it’s … Continue reading

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All graphic designers are not created equal – and that’s OK

As I search for a new full-time design gig I spend a lot of each day looking at job descriptions. I’ve noticed how the role “graphic designer” has become very ambiguous or undefined lately. It used to be that a … Continue reading

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Photoshop Tutorial: Enhance Photos with Selective Color

Ever seen a black and white photo where a shirt, a balloon or some other object appears in full color while the rest of the image is all black and white? Ever wonder how it’s done? You may think it’s … Continue reading

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