Monthly Archives: October 2017

How To Fail A Client’s Presentation

Effective presentation skills are difficult to achieve, but fundamental to have. This is why we practice in our critiques. This article  (please excuse the profanity) has 11 great tips about what NOT to do in a client’s presentation.

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25 Epic Design Tips

I have found this very interesting article that talks about some of the most important things to know when designing. Even if it is written for non-designers, I think it is a wonderful reminder for all of us. Read the full article on … Continue reading

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Cloning Resources

Despite all the great advances in Content Aware technologies, there are still many occasions in which some manual cloning is required. We are all familiar with the Clone Stamp, Healing Brush, and Patch tool. Today we also saw how Vanishing … Continue reading

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Free PSD mock-ups

To create an effective portfolio, you want your project to look as real as possible. Placing your artwork in a nice Photoshop file goes a long way. You can create your own template files, but there are many resources out … Continue reading

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Mastering the Pen Tool

The Bezier Game is a fun way to practice using the pen tool. Warning: it is not as easy as you think, but it can be quite addictive!

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Design Inspiration

Michael Beirut is a giant in the field of Graphic Design. He is a past AIGA medalist and a partner at Pentagram. His work is inspirational and groundbreaking. He is the designer behind the famous Design Counts Postcard that launched … Continue reading

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Work Ethic versus Inspiration

I have heard many times from young creatives and students that all you need to be successful in this business is inspiration combined with creativity. If this is the case, we are all doomed; you will not be creative and … Continue reading

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Channel Basics

Channels are immensely important in Photoshop, and they will help you achieve more in less time. They are, however, very intimidating. We will be using, and learning about channel the whole class, so it is important to understand them well. … Continue reading

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Bigstock free trial

Bigstock.com is another great source of hi-res images you can use in your personal and commercial projects. They offer subscription services, and they are not too outrageously priced. However, they do offer a free trial as well, for 7 or … Continue reading

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The Importance of Sketching

Many studies has shown that hand writing your notes leads to better recollection, and now, more and more people are looking back at sketching, realizing that this process, often ignored in favor of computer-generated thumbnails, is indeed more conductive to … Continue reading

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