Category Archives: Tutorial

Tips for Young Creatives: What’s Your Type?

Have you ever been asked, “What’s your type?” If so, it’s probably been in reference to the type of guy or girl you’re into and not in reference to typography. One of Dough Bartow’s 29 tips for young designers in … Continue reading

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Tips for the Unemployed Graphic Designers

Well, it has been quite a while since my last post. What gives? The answer is that since my last post, I’ve landed a new job. Does that mean I’m not posting anymore? Not at all! Between interviewing, Thanksgiving, starting … Continue reading

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Tutorial: 3D Grassy/Earthy Effect In Photoshop

I don’t know about you but as a designer, I’ve realized over time how little I was formally taught about programs like Illustrator and Photoshop in college. When it comes to designing, I enjoy keeping things simple and using the … 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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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Mastering the Pen Tool

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” When it comes to being a graphic artist and using a program like Adobe Illustrator, that statement could not be any more truer. A lot designers seem intimidated … 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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