Tag Archives: CS4

Alien Sphinx

Alien Sphinx color sketch, originally uploaded by Coghill Cartooning. Working color sketch for a personal series of bizarre creatures I work on from time to time. Wanted to get some of these fleshed out. Scanned the original into Photoshop and … Continue reading

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Blue Goon

Just  quick post to show the “blue goon” drawing I did for tonight’s artcast. Unfortunately I forgot to hit “Record” for the show, so it was a live event only. Next time! The “blue goon” character was created in Adobe … Continue reading

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Cartoon Ogre Mascot Character

Working color vector art for a mascot character project. The ogre will be used as a mascot for a video game portal website. We needed a prop and I suggested a video game controller, the client wanted to go with … Continue reading

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Flattening Transparency Properly When Using Layer Appearances in Adobe Illustrator

For longer than I can remember, I have been flustered with the Flatten Transparency feature in Adobe Illustrator CS3 and CS4. Very often I use the excellent Layer Targeting feature introduced into recent versions of Adobe Illustrator, however I found … Continue reading

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Video: Photoshop CS4 Drag-Resize Brush Keyboard Shortcut

Another brief video in my series introducing some great new features in Photoshop CS4 for artists, cartoonists, illustrators and anyone else who sketches or draws using Photoshop. This video features the excellent new keyoard shortcuts that allow you to drag-resize … Continue reading

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Oblong Ogre

The “Oblong Ogre” is my most recent entry for the weekly Monster Monday monster art sketchblog.

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Video: Photoshop CS4 Spring-Loaded Keys

Another brief video in my instructional series introducing some great new features in Photoshop CS4 for artists, cartoonists, illustrators and anyone else who sketches or draws using Photoshop. This video features the excellent new Spring-Loaded Keys feature that allows you … Continue reading

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Photoshop Cheatsheets and Reference Cards: Free Downloads

Great resource for Adobe Photoshop users — reference cards for quick overviews of Photoshop’s interface, specific and often-used tools. Includes links to versions for Photoshop CS3 and CS4 as well as both Macintosh and Windows versions. Some of the “cards” … Continue reading

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Creative Suite CS4 Plugin Availability

A quick note that as of the posting date, there are a handful of plugins not yet available for the Creative Suite CS4 applications. The list for me so far includes: all font activation plugins for Linotype’s Font Explorer X, … Continue reading

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Creative Suite CS4: Custom Keyboard Shortcut Woes

Just a quick tip for those out there getting ready to upgrade to the new Adobe Creative Suite CS4: I discovered after the upgrade that CS3 customized keyboard shortcut files do not transition into CS4. This is a huge bummer, … Continue reading

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