Tag Archives: graphic design

Vampire Feast iPhone Game

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iPhone Game Design: Active Bomb Sweeper

Active Bomb Sweeper is an iPhone puzzle game app developed and coded by Zeologic, for which I created the character design, illustrations and overall game design. Read on for more about the illustration and design process, as well as some … Continue reading

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Disc Sport Icon Design

A set of flying disc sport icons I created for Flying Disc Magazine. These icons were created as part of the redesign of Flying Disc Magazine (of which I was also the designer). The client wanted to expand the magazine … 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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Adobe Illustrator plugin Phantasm CS Studio Offers Duotones,Vector Halftones, Filters, Live Effects Color Adjustment & More

Adobe Illustrator plugin Phantasm CS offers in-line embedded image editing, color checking and separations, duotones and vector halftones, filters and live effects color adjustment. Looks like a pretty great plugin for Illustrator users who do a lot of bitmap image placing. Personally … Continue reading

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Color Blindness Software Tools for Artists

Just stumbled across these handy Mac OS X software applications to help designers and artists simulate the effects of color blindness on-screen: Sim Daltonism and Color Oracle. Sim Daltonism works as a floating palette which converts an area under your … Continue reading

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Illustrator CS3 Tip: Create A Color Group From Selected Artwork

A great quick tip, from the excellent design blog BittBox, to create a color group of all the colors in an Illustrator document: Select all the art in your document, go to the Swatches fly-out menu and choose “New color … Continue reading

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Color Theory Resources

Primary, secondary, tertiary, complimentary, analagous, brightness, hue, value, saturation, tints, shades… do these words mean anything to you? They should. A post by cartoonist Matt Glover points out ColorFAQ – very basic web guide to color theory. It got me … Continue reading

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Wacom Intuos3 Graphics Tablet Review for Cartoonists & Illustrators

***Update: See my review of the Wacom Intuos4 graphics tablet *** I have been holding off on writing up a review of the Wacom Intuos3 graphics tablet until I had a chance to work with them for some time and … 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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“Electric Frankenstein” Cartoon Poster Art

Very soon, Sal Canzonieri of the band Electric Frankenstein will be publishing a massive concert poster/rock art book, and a piece of mine created specifically for the tome will be included. Very cool stuff! Due out fall/winter 2006. Check out … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor published in Layers magazine…

Although you can’t view the letters online, my letter to the editor was published in the Jan/Feb 2006 issue of Layers magazine ( a very cool mag for Adobe software users/geeks), where I expose to the entire world that I … Continue reading

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