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Rotten Apple Cartoon Character

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Steve Jobs

photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Rarely is one fortunate enough to live in an era where great things happen, where great people change the world in front of your eyes. One such era came to an end on October 5, 2011. … Continue reading

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News Hound

This puppy dog cartoon character illustration was created a mascot/logo for a recent client. His nickname is “News Hound”, hence the word “Press” on his dog collar name tag. The pup went through quite a few rounds of sketches, even … Continue reading

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Cartoon Art & Halftones Tutorial: From Inkjet Printer to Photocopier

A cartoon illustration & design project for a friend’s party required the resulting art to be suitable for reproduction on a photocopy machine. After some trial, error, Google search, trial, error, Google search, trial, error I discovered the magic combo … Continue reading

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Default Folder X – Essential Mac Productivity Utility Software

Default Folder X is one of those shareware utility applications that seem pretty handy while you are demoing, but until you use another Mac without Default Folder installed (or the demo runs out), you don’t realize exactly how perfect the … Continue reading

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Cleveland Clinic Medical Mart Star Wars Parody – Cleveland Free Times August 15, 2007 Issue

I (very) recently worked on a two-page spread illustration for the Cleveland Free Times issue that comes out this week (Wed. Aug. 15, 2007). The piece was a satire on the controversial Cleveland Clinic “Medical Mart” being proposed in Cleveland, … Continue reading

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Adobe Pen Tool Cheatsheet: Free Download

Here’s a cool little idea from the geniuses at CreativeTechs.com: “cheatsheets” for Adobe software that are designed to print on a 3×5 index card, complete with space reserved to punch holes for a binder. Designed with the GTD/Hipster PDA crowd … Continue reading

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Ten Essential Low-Tech (and Cheap!) Tools for Cartoonists & Illustrators

Still using that pencil you found in the couch and an old dictionary as a drawing board? Don’t feel like the biggest computer wiz when it comes to graphics software? There are plenty of inexpensive tools out there that will … Continue reading

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Illustrator Tip: Magnifying Glass Zoom in the Navigator Palette

As I am sure every Illustrator user is aware, you can zoom in and out of your document window using the Navigator palette: either type in a percentage in the lower left, click on the small or large “mountains”, or … Continue reading

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Annotated Keyboard Graphic With Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

Here’s a pretty handy little reference graphic: an annotated keyboard with Photoshop’s keyboard shortcuts. And even an extended text-based shortcut chart on the bottom! This makes me think that not only could it use a bit of spicing up in … Continue reading

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Free Printable Keyboard Shortcut Cards for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & More

A set of free, printable keyboard shortcuts cards for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and more are available for download over at ComputerArts.co.uk. The set includes keyboard shortcut cards for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator CS, Macromedia Freehand, Cinema 4D … Continue reading

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Copyright Laws – 14 Years The Optimal Limit?

There’s an interesting entry over at the excellent blog Drawn regarding a study done on copyright term lengths by a Cambridge economics PhD. He argues that 14 years is the optimal amount of time, due to production and other economic … Continue reading

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Great Wacom Tablet Scrolling Software For Mac OS X: Smart Scroll X

In some previous posts, I rambled on about the ability to scroll, one-handed, using the Wacom software, and a shareware alternative, Smart Scroll X. I also touched on this a bit in my Wacom Intuos graphics tablets review. I am … Continue reading

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Use A Pantone Huey Monitor Calibrator On Dual Monitors

A quick post regarding an issue brought up by a comment to my original post about the Pantone Huey and dual (or multiple) monitors… Continue reading

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Pantone Huey Monitor Calibration Tool

I recently purchased one of these Pantone Huey monitor calibration gizmos to enhance my on-screen ability to proof colors for accuracy when printing. In short, it’s awesome and worth every penny. Read on for more… Continue reading

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