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Hope Poster Tutorial

The Obama Hope Poster by Shepard Fairey has been tirelessly imitated and recreated, BUT is a great tutorial to practice your illustrator techniques. There are many ways to skin a cat and many ways to recreate these effects in illustrator. Here is my stab at it with...

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Sketch Notes Everyday

I am a total visual person, and my notes that I jot down are no exception. I feel that when we add visuals to any note, it reinstates the note in our mind in a different way than being heard or read. I usually sketch in my notebook but use loose paper at work. I like...

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Vintage Photo Tutorial (Photoshop)

Vintage Photo Tutorial (Photoshop)

One of my favorite things to do in Photoshop is to take images from today and make them look dated from the past. Photoshop gives you the tools to make any photo have time traveling capabilities. The tutorial I started with was http://alfoart.com/jaguar_car_1.html...

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Business Card Re-Design

This is the new look for my business cards. I wanted to tap into the inspiration of drafting and craftsmanship that I get from my grandfather. This design solidifies my style of clever design with maximum functionalism. The back of the card is reminiscent of office...

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Retro Space Poster Tutorial

Lately I have been doing an AI or PS tutorial a week to sharpen my adobe chops. The tutorials I find are a great way to learn about tools and techniques that you might be rusty on, or not know about. This is a Photoshop tutorial that really works with color and...

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