If you’re old enough to remember when VHS tapes were still popular, sometimes an error would occur causing a clouded glitch effect. This once annoying visual effect is now seen as aesthetically pleasing. After this simple tutorial, you will be able to create a glitched RGB text effect in Photoshop.Continue reading “Tutorial: RGB Text Effect in Photoshop”
Social distancing helps to flatten the curve on the spread of the Coronavirus. While we all do our part, those at home are more likely to want to watch and stream content not directly related to the global pandemic. Here is a list of binge-worthy Netflix shows highlighting skills from different parts of the creative field. Continue reading “Netflix and Stay Home”
This week officially marks the end of my first year of going back to college. Back in January, I blogged about my decision to go back to college. This choice wasn’t the easiest to make. My emotions were all over the place, and I feared the unknown probability of becoming successful after starting courses.
I don’t like every design I post on social media, but you shouldn’t like everything you post either. It is easy to get caught up with posting the “perfect” design or project. With the temptation of getting the most clicks or likes on social media is on the back of creative’s minds, it is difficult to let go.
I have seen a post making the rounds online. The purpose of the post is to help people find free or cost-effective alternatives to the higher priced design and art programs.
Here’s the deal I’m going back to college.
Back in 2014, I thought I would never want to go back to college. A simple assumption based on the mentality I was happy to be done with juggling work and classes. It took two years to come to this decision. During those two years, I attempted to learn more skills on my own and through online services. I lacked the motivation and understanding to follow along loosely created programs. While still desiring to improve my skill set I settled on the idea to get an associate degree in web design (AAS).
Being a graphic designer also means understanding your field and competition are forever evolving. If I can leave one thing with fellow and future designers it would be; don’t get comfortable on a plateau. No, seriously you should be on a constant drive to improve or learn.
Here is a story to explain
When I was still in college, Continue reading “Don’t Get Comfortable on a Plateau”
Hey, ya’ll below are the steps on how to “age” paper.
– Coffee grounds
– Paper towels
– Paper of your choosing*
– Heat gun**
- Language apps assist in trying to learn another language. With only a limited vocabulary the app will feed strange sentences to practice.
We will be looking at the sentence “Ich trinke, und du bezahlst.” This phrase was provided to me by the free language app Duolingo.
Hey, ya’ll! I hope you enjoy this quick tutorial on embossing.
– Moxy embossing powder (high gloss and opaque white)
– Ranger “Emboss It” pen in black
– Heat gun
– Black crafting paper
Language apps assist in trying to learn another language. With only a limited vocabulary the app will feed strange sentences to practice.
We will be looking at the sentence “Mi perro no usa pantalones.” This phrase was provided to me by the free language app Duolingo.