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Skills Learned from Drawing (and Balancing it All, with Tutorial)

Skills Learned from Drawing (and Balancing it All, with Tutorial)

If you go through forums and ebooks for freelancers and designers there’s always someone who’s asking if they need to be able to draw to be a good designer. The response is always essentially “no, but it helps.” Being someone who’s been drawing his whole life I see this principle clearly. The things I understand ... Read More
Designing & Producing a Flier Card

Designing & Producing a Flier Card

A couple of weeks ago I promised to show a little bit more of the design process for my Black Dog Custom Pet Portraits project. One of the things I’ve created is a postcard/flier to distribute to local pet shops, rescues, adoption agencies, and art shows. Here I’ll go over the whole creation process; I hope ... Read More
Using Illustrator and Photoshop together

Using Illustrator and Photoshop together

I have always used both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop together as a unit. Each application has its own strengths and weaknesses. I end up doing a TON of drafting for both illustration and graphic design in Illustrator, whose vector output and editing is simply unmatched. Nonetheless, the finishing and rendering I can do in Photoshop ... Read More