Photography

Polishing Your Photos For Pinterest Prominence

Polishing Your Photos For Pinterest Prominence Pinterest has become a hub for sharing images, inspiration, cool products, and more. users organize photos into different categories, with links back to the sites where they were found. Pinterest is an ingenious idea and...

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Why You should Choose Design as a Profession

Why You should Choose Design as a Profession I have a lot of friends that hear about my job and think "I would love to do what you do!" I love the enthusiasm, but I don't think a lot of people really know what is involved in graphic/web design, illustration, or...

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My Predictions For Design and Development in 2011

I like how so many people like to say that web design and graphic design is going to do this and that. Honestly, I don't think anyone knows where the world of design, web design and web development is going to to be by the end of the year. Some people say that we need...

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The Sometimes Humorous Side of Being a Designer

This article is made to be more funny than anything, just because of how people think when they know, or are friends with a graphic designer. Sometimes it can be really frustrating when being a designer, because a lot of people assume that you can do things that...

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Using Variations to Make Color Decisions in Photoshop

Sometimes when we are editing and color correcting a photograph, we realize that a photo could use a little something, or that a color is off, but we can't figure out where we need to make the adjustment to get the look that we want. Photoshop has a tool built in that...

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Places to go for creative Inspiration November 2010

Yanko Design- Never Miss the Keyhole Fast Company - An Amazing Collapsible Lamp My Modern Met - Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes The CSS Awards- The Best Free Fonts of 2010 The Photo Argus- 60 Breathtaking Fall Images for Your Inspiration Andre Jolicoeur Illustration...

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Things to Remember During an Interview

The economy is in a rough place right now, despite what the media says about no longer being in a recession. None of us can afford to bomb an interview, so I thought I would share some tips and things to think about when going for a big interview. 1. Be confident, not...

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Create a Dark and Gritty Effect in Photoshop

Create a Dark and Gritty Effect in Photoshop

First, take your image and duplicate the background layer, so you can go back to your original if you need to. Hide the background layer and work from your copy. Go into the channels panel and hold down the command key (CTRL on the PC) and click on the RGB channel to...

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The Future of Design and Advertising

I was asked a question yesterday that really got me thinking: What do you think the future will hold for design and advertising? What will be the next big platform to design for? I thought about this for a long time, and my guess is as good as yours. People are always...

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Is the design field seeing the end of its day?

I frequent a lot of design blogs, simply because I like to know what is on the mind of other designers, and also because I like to have my ear to the ground regarding our industry. One thing that I caught wind of was a discussion about designers and web designers and...

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Is the New Mixer Brush in Photoshop Considered Cheating?

I was playing around with some of the new stuff inside of Photoshop CS5 and came across one of the new tools that they have included called the mixer brush. This is a great new tool that allows you to take a photo and use different settings to create a painting from...

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Photoshop Alone Doesn’t Make You a Graphic Designer

Photoshop Alone Doesn’t Make You a Graphic Designer

The other day, I was talking to some friends and colleagues and overheard someone in the background talking about Photoshop. They claimed that they were an incredible graphic designer, because they are incredible with Photoshop. After overhearing this, I asked for a...

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Places to go for Creative Inspiration #9

X-RITE With this site, you take a color test to see if you are as good with color as you think you are. This site goes off the notion that a large number of people have color deficiencies. RECAVE This is a cool blog about all types of interesting artworks, including...

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Create a Quick Photo Gallery Using Lightroom

I really like to create my own image galleries, but let's face it, in the real world, we can't always have things how we want them. Sometimes we need to get the job done in the best possible manner, as quickly and effectively as possible. When I need a quick image...

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Social Networking Etiquette: Things to Consider

Social networking sites are everywhere now. You can't escape them, and when used properly, they can be  excellent tools to bring in business and exposure.  There are many networking sites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Design Related, Design Bump, Twitter, and many...

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Sharpening Using the High pass Filter

This is a really quick and easy way to sharpen an image. Take an image and open it in Photoshop. Hit command +J (control+J on PC) to duplicate the layer. Then, change this layer's blend mode to overlay in the layers panel. Then go to Filter>Other>High Pass and a...

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Clients are Not Our Enemies

I love to read articles about design and art and how to be a better designer. I am knowledgeable, but I always think that there is something new or new insight that I can gain. With that being said, I began to notice a trend on multiple blogs and different sources...

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This Week’s Places to Go for Creative Inspiration

There are so many places to go to find inspiration. This week I have found some beautiful and fun illustration work, some photography and some great graphic design work that is truly inspiring. HYDRO SEVENTY FOUR CALLIGRAFFITI TEXTURE LOVERS AMI VITALE AUTOFOCUS 1000...

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