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
Understanding The Pen Tool
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Understanding The Pen Tool

In this episode, I cover the basics of using the pen tool, and how the two different anchor modes function.

Essential Training  |  June 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
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
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
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
Artificially Lengthen A Crop For Better Assets
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Artificially Lengthen A Crop For Better Assets

In this tutorial I cover how to lengthen a crop on a photo asset so that you can more easily fit a crop or placement you have.

Tutorial  |  June 09, 2020
Using Copy File Path for Quicker Linking In InDesign
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Using Copy File Path for Quicker Linking In InDesign

In this tutorial I cover how using the Copy File Path option in windows can dramatically speed up your workflow in InDesign.

Tutorial  |  June 09, 2020
Using Adjustment Layers to Make Fake Infinity Walls
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Using Adjustment Layers to Make Fake Infinity Walls

In this tutorial I cover how to use adjustment layers to make fake photography infinity walls for hero product shots.

Tutorial  |  June 09, 2020
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