Adding Drama To Fake Shadows In Assets
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Adding Drama To Fake Shadows In Assets

In this tutorial I cover how to use layer masks to up the realism in your fake shadows.

Tutorial  |  June 09, 2020
Renaming Many Objects Efficiently
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Renaming Many Objects Efficiently

In this tutorial I cover how to use the rename objects function to quickly and efficiently clean up the names of objects in your scene.

Tutorial  |  June 09, 2020
Using Channels To Make Quick Mask Selections
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Using Channels To Make Quick Mask Selections

In this tutorial I cover how to use existing channels to quickly make selections in Photoshop.

Tutorial  |  June 09, 2020
Using Object Mosaic To Convert Raster Sprites To Vector
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Using Object Mosaic To Convert Raster Sprites To Vector

In this tutorial I cover how to use the object mosaic feature to make pixel perfect vector shapes from existing raster sprites.

Tutorial  |  June 09, 2020
Adding Anchor Points To Quickly Make Badge Shapes
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Adding Anchor Points To Quickly Make Badge Shapes

In this tutorial I cover how to use a quick Illustrator option to add points to your custom badges.

Tutorial  |  June 09, 2020
Using Puppet Warp to Make More Convincing Shadows
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Using Puppet Warp to Make More Convincing Shadows

In this tutorial I cover how to use the puppet warp effect to make more convincing shadows on your assets.

Tutorial  |  June 09, 2020
Bayes’ Theorem & The Implications Of Compound Probability, Understanding + Design
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Bayes’ Theorem & The Implications Of Compound Probability, Understanding + Design

In this lecture explore how a probability formula from an 18th century Mathematician parallels the graphic design process. Throughout I touch on concepts of objectivity, subjectivity, and how to negotiate the designer-client relationship in terms of revisions and dealing with feedback.

Lecture  |  July 09, 2020
How Simple Ratios Dictate Your Preferences
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How Simple Ratios Dictate Your Preferences

In this lecture I attempt to draw connections through many different concepts and disciplines in a detailed breakdown of how everything we subjectively like as a culture can be objectively measured and broken down into numbers. This is the first part of a multi-part series which attempts to explain why we like what we like, and what designers can do with that knowledge. Part 2 aims to be about why everything in part 1 is true, and Part 3 will focus on examples for how to implement these findings in your designs.

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
How Society Sets Your Preferences
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How Society Sets Your Preferences

In this lecture I attempt to draw connections through many different concepts and disciplines in a detailed breakdown of how everything we subjectively like as a culture can be objectively measured and broken down into numbers. This is part 2 which elaborates on how society as a whole shapes most of our design preferences, and in leaning into those cues we can become more effective designers.

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
The Surprising Simplicity of Ratios In Effective Design
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The Surprising Simplicity of Ratios In Effective Design

In this lecture I attempt to draw connections through many different concepts and disciplines in a detailed breakdown of how everything we subjectively like as a culture can be objectively measured and broken down into numbers. This is part 3 which elaborates on how simple ratios can be seen and utilized in graphic design as a short cut to effective layouts and color choices.

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
Financially Planning For A Career in Graphic Design
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Financially Planning For A Career in Graphic Design

In this lecture I attempt to frame up a potential path for your financial future in graphic design, and what that might look like in terms of actual salary figures, dealing with debt, and planning for retirement. All of the information in this talk applies generally to any career, but the examples specifically in use regard a career in design so you can learn from example what you could expect as you start down this path. Apologies for any repetition or stammering, I had given this lecture 2 times in a row prior to recording this all in 1 night, and my brain and voice were a bit fried and I wobble in-and-out-of-frame a lot.

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
How Technology Changed Humanity In My Lifetime
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How Technology Changed Humanity In My Lifetime

In this lecture I detail how the speed of technology really began to ramp out of control from the moment I was born until today. This developmental overlap with my own life gives me a somewhat unique perspective on how to interact with technology and the role it plays in my everyday life. Parallels are drawn between my physical growth and the speed of transistor improvements with modern CPUs. This is a companion lecture to "How technology Acceleration Will Affect The Visual Arts".

Lecture  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Functions Of The Links Palette
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Understanding Functions Of The Links Palette

In this episode, I cover additional functions of the links palette that will speed up your workflow.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Pasting Options
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Understanding Pasting Options

In this episode, I cover some different options for pasting that most people never use.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Frame And Content Shortcuts
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Understanding Frame And Content Shortcuts

In this episode, I cover frame and content shortcuts in InDesign that you'll use hundreds of times a day.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding The Importance Of Linking
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Understanding The Importance Of Linking

In this episode, I cover the importance of linking everything in InDesign, even things you might not think you have to.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Master Pages
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Understanding Master Pages

In this episode, I cover how to use Master Pages to set up templates and manipulate content.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Understanding Transform, Align, and Pathfinder
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Understanding Transform, Align, and Pathfinder

In this episode, I cover the transform, align, and pathfinder tools which are essential to quickly working in InDesign.

Essential Training  |  June 09, 2020
Superheroes
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Superheroes

A time-lapse on a piece of art with my kiddos looking stoic and over-important. Made it for my wife for Mother's Day to replace an old piece we had hanging up in the basement.

Let's Make Art  |  June 30, 2020
Fh_Hyperbole Font (Complete)
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Fh_Hyperbole Font (Complete)

This is the entire creation of the Fh_Hyperbole font from start to finish. Since there's like 30 hours of material here, this is once again sped up to show the process. If you have any questions about anything I'm doing, just ask and mention the time, and I may even turn it into its own tutorial.

Let's Make Art  |  June 09, 2020
Olga The Ogre
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Olga The Ogre

This is the complete creation of my Olga The Ogre character, from modeling, to rigging and skinning.

Let's Make Art  |  June 09, 2020
Darwin The Dragon
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Darwin The Dragon

This is the creation of my Darwin The Dragon character from start to finish (modeling, rigging, and skinning). Darwin will be used as part of a different side project I'm working on. The recorder got overloaded a couple times when I was making this, so if the quality biffs or pauses for a couple seconds, it does come back. This was my first time rigging and skinning.

Let's Make Art  |  June 09, 2020
Archie The Arcade
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Archie The Arcade

This is the complete creation of my Archie The Arcade character, from modeling, to rigging and skinning.

Let's Make Art  |  June 09, 2020
Go Be A Plumber, Man
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Go Be A Plumber, Man

Creating the "Go be A Plumber, Man" piece -- I forgot to start recording until after the linework was done. However, this video picks up with the coloring process.

Let's Make Art  |  June 09, 2020
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