Category: #design

  • A Few Favourites from iCLIPART.com

    The reasons to use images in a project are many and varied.  On the professional side of things you have people in the design, media and printing industries who all need illustrations and photos for diverse purposes. When you think about it, every day your hands  probably touch or your eyes probably see something created […]

  • Finish Your Project With a Flourish

    Sometimes, you just need that little extra something.  It’s the cherry on the top of your sundae, the dollop of whipped cream in the hot chocolate, the extra old cheese in the omelette that can make the treat complete. Sad, I suppose, that my spontaneous examples were all about food,  because really, this does apply […]

  • A Life Story Illustrated in Tattoos

    I’m not a fan of tattoos. I’ve never quite seen the attraction, at least not when done in excess. A subtle one — a beautiful butterfly on an ankle or a tiny symbol on the inside of a wrist — I actually think can be rather sexy. But big, bold and gaudy-ful I will never […]

  • Tutorials for Creating and Painting Pumpkins in Photoshop

    A walk around my garden and deck this morning was an excellent reminder of summer’s impending demise.  Frost-bitten plants, remnants of once beautiful blooms now dead and dreary, line the perimeter. Potted flowers struggle to maintain their once glorious glow.  The birds’ songs are quieter, squirrels are busier. Yet, while we must soon say goodbye […]

  • Animation Brings Life to Art

    Several years ago, in my previous life as a newspaper editor, we hired a brilliant young art student for the summer to create some unique graphics for us. This was way back in the day when we literally had a ‘clipart’ book, from which you chose the perfect image, clipped it from the page and […]

  • Basic Info on Vectors

    The fun thing about online graphics is that you don’t have to be able to draw to create wonderful projects with images.  However, if you do want to play a bit, there’s one format that allows you to alter the image you like into the image you love. Rather than being made up of pixels, […]

  • Creating in 3D

    This summer I took my grandson to see The Avengers in 3D. It was my first time for the  multi-dimensional cinematic experience. While I admit to some early misgivings; stories of nausea and vertigo from those who have gone before me into this brave new world; my trepidation was soon cast aside by the thrill […]