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Create a Glowing Neon Sign using the Appearance Palette | Vectortuts+

Create a Glowing Neon Sign using the Appearance Palette | Vectortuts+

Jared MacPherson on Aug 13th 2010 Tutorial Details: Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours Final Product What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial shows the potential the Appearance Palette in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be building an elaborate neon sign, utilizing the Appearance Palette to speed up the process and remove the [...]


Hints & Tips for Composing a Perfect Photo

Hints & Tips for Composing a Perfect Photo

Composition can simply be defined as how elements are arranged in a photo. You can choose to stand far away or move close up. You decide what type of lens to use. The basic skills of composition can be learned and practiced, and this tutorial is meant to add some tools to your arsenal, because [...]


6 Online Tools for Expanding Your Video Strategy

6 Online Tools for Expanding Your Video Strategy

Online video continues to be an area with huge growth and expansion for small businesses and brands. Video is such a great way to connect with users and to tell a story in a way that words or static images often can’t. Thanks to advances in technology, buying equipment and producing video is easier and [...]


Quick Tip: How to Draw a Stylized Motorcycle with Complex Brushes | Vectortuts+

Quick Tip: How to Draw a Stylized Motorcycle with Complex Brushes | Vectortuts+

Iaroslav Lazunov on Jul 19th 2010 Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completion Time: 30 mins via Quick Tip: How to Draw a Stylized Motorcycle with Complex Brushes | Vectortuts+.


Creative Bookmarks: Best of April 2010 | Tutorial9

Creative Bookmarks: Best of April 2010 | Tutorial9

Creative Bookmarks: Best of April 2010 By Tim Smith via Creative Bookmarks: Best of April 2010 | Tutorial9.


Time-Savers: 400+ Stock Images, Retro Vectors | Vectortuts+

Time-Savers: 400+ Stock Images, Retro Vectors | Vectortuts+

Stock images can save you many hours of work on illustration and allow you to focus your attention on the important task of designing. Finding the right vector for you, however, is a completely different matter, and can sometimes take just as long as creating a vector image yourself! That’s why in this post we [...]


blogJAM! Portfolio | Miss Texas 2010 Webcast

blogJAM! Portfolio | Miss Texas 2010 Webcast

We had the pleasure of sending out the only broadcast of the Miss Texas and Miss Teen Texas 2010 Pageant. http://www.misstexaswebcast.com/ Would you like to discus an upcoming project with us? Drop us a line!


Real Estate Photography… 1st Attempt

Real Estate Photography… 1st Attempt

I recently spent an afternoon offering my services as a Real Estate Photographer. I broke out my Nikon D5000, and shot about 100 images and kept about 15 of the best. I used a shoe-flash on some of the darker corners of the house… but the house had lots of windows, and I used natural light on most of the shots. I really like how they turned out.


Ultimate Guide to Professional Video Cameras

Ultimate Guide to Professional Video Cameras HOW TO PICK A PROFESSIONAL CAMERA by “Gospel” John Hess The term “professional camera” is very subjective term. As technology continually improves, the line in quality between consumer cameras and professional cameras gets increasingly thin. But as any serious filmmaker/videographer will tell you, the jump to a professional level [...]


101 DIY Lighting Tutorials

101 DIY Lighting Tutorials Featured, Lighting Good lighting is one of the most important aspects of any professional production. Unfortunately your budget may not allow for all the expensive equipment required for that perfect look. With that in mind, we created this list of over 100 DIY (“Do It Yourself”) lighting tutorials. As always, whenever [...]


CoreMelt Creative Transitions in FCP : CoreMelt Plug-ins Tutorial

CoreMelt Creative Transitions in FCP COW Library : CoreMelt Plug-ins Tutorials : Iain Anderson : CoreMelt Creative Transitions in FCP CoreMelt Plug-ins Tutorial at Creative COW Iain Anderson Brisbane Queensland Australia ©2010 Iain Anderson and CreativeCOW.net. All rights reserved. Article Focus: Iain Anderson takes us through adding variety to your edit in creative ways with [...]


New Motion Designer Template - ”Screenplay”

New Motion Designer Template - ”Screenplay” Today Ripple Training has released our newest Motion template called “Screenplay” – it is our first true 3D template – this means that Final Cut Pro editors can add a customizable 3D template to their project without opening another application – truly incredible. The template comes in 5 different animation [...]