Category Archives: Resources

Adobe Illustrator WOW! CC Book

My artist/author copy of the Adobe Illustrator CC WOW! advanced vector art techniques book arrived. In addition to the one Gallery section I had from the last edition, I now have two more. Thanks again to Sharon Steuer for the … Continue reading

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OS X QuickLook Plugin for Photoshop Brush Files

For all you Photoshop brush junkies out there, here’s a Mac OS X Quick Look plugin to preview Photoshop Brush Files (.abr) in the Finder.

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Greek Key Border Pattern Generator

A handy, exhaustive resource on Greek key border patterns, including a handy online Greek key border pattern generator to create dozens of variations.

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Raster and Vector Graphics — An Overview

I recently needed to explain to a client the basic differences between Raster and Vector graphics, and came across this handy Raster and Vector Graphics overview at Mike’s Sketchpad. While the explanation there is a nice summary, I would recommend any … Continue reading

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Tom Richmond’s ‘Drawing Hands’: An In-Depth Tutorial

Cartoonist and illustrator extraordinaire Tom Richmond has an excellent in-depth guide to drawing hands over on his blog. As per usual with Tom’s instructional articles/blog posts, he goes into far more detail and insight than one could possibly imagine he … Continue reading

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Zen Of The Pen

Sharon Steuer’s free “Zen Of The Pen” PDF is an excellent introduction to the inner mysteries of the vector pen tool in Adobe Illustrator. Update: Sharon has kindly asked me to remove the link to that PDF, she’s working on an updated version. … Continue reading

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20 Comic & Cartooning Photoshop Tutorials

A collection of links to twenty great comics and cartooning tutorials over at PSDtuts. Lots of tips for inking in both Photoshop and Illustrator, coloring, using Photoshop layers to your advantage, achieving halftone effects and other comic-book style looks to … Continue reading

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Free Skull Reference Photos

Go Media has a free skull reference photo over at their blog. It features a human skull at 15 different angles in one high-resolution Photoshop file. A perfect resource for running through some Photoshop filters or as a reference for tracing. … Continue reading

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Symmetries – Vector Path Software Tool

Symmetries from Earthlinksoft Software is an interesting symmetrical vector object generator tool. The control system is very intuitive, requring no knowledge of how to manipulate vector paths. While simplistic, it gives one a high level of control over exploring interesting … Continue reading

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Free ‘Flatting’ Photoshop Plugin For Comic Artists

Just stumbled across these handy – and free – Photoshop plugins which should be a huge time-saver for comic artists who ink & color their pages in Photoshop. A process also known as ‘flatting’. These have to be a huge … Continue reading

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Free Photoshop Brush: Stumpy Pencil

Cartoonist Mike Foran has a couple of cool number 2 pencil Photoshop brushes – free to download – that I stumbled across the other day. For some time now I have been on the casual lookout for a Photoshop brush … Continue reading

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The Animator’s Survival Kit

This Animator’s Survival Kit DVD set from Oscar-winning animator Richard Willams looks like a great resource for those animators out there. Personally, I do not have the patience for animation, but it’s fascinating to me. This DVD set is a companion … Continue reading

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Handy List Of Hidden Characters Used In InDesign Text Blocks

Handy list of all ‘Hidden Characters’ used in InDesign text blocks: http://twurl.nl/sl7py8

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