Continuing with this week's inspiration theme, I'm loving this Grunge Brush tutorial from design.tutsplus.com. Grunge brushes are a great way to bring dimension into your CAD art work, creating a more painterly and less "flat" look.
tutsplus.com is a great resource of free tutorials. I've found that there's nothing like a tutorial for revealing the potential in the complicated CAD programs I sometimes simultaneously love and hate.
Are you bringing your "problem children" to the meeting tonight? Learning from each other is one of the best features and benefits of belonging to the Guild!
THIS JUST ADDED: Do you have an Illustrator or Photoshop problem that you need help with? Bring your file on a laptop or thumb drive, and we'll have an impromptu peer-to-peer problem solving session!
Do you want to learn some new Photoshop and Illustrator techniques? Join us for our next meeting on Thursday, March 13 from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. to learn some Photoshop and Illustrator tips and tricks! Jill Turney will give a tutorial demonstrating the creation and use of art brushes in Illustrator. Jen Thayer will give a tutorial demonstrating some of the many selection tools in Photoshop. Other features are in the works. Hand-outs will be provided, and the demos will be recorded so you can review them at leisure in your own studio.
And BONUS! The evening also includes our first ever Guild Book Swap! Bring any design-related books that you are ready to part with, and maybe discover new treasures!
Want to learn some techniques that help make repeats faster and easier? Join us for our next meeting on Thursday, March 13 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm to learn some Photoshop and Illustrator tips and tricks! More details to come!
As surface pattern designers, I'd venture to guess that many of us have magpie tendencies. And many of us have come to regard Pinterest as an indispensable tool for indulging our magpie natures in a way that doesn't take up any physical space! At the same time, we want to treat our fellow designers' work with respect and give credit where due.
Recently, I stumbled on a little Pinterest trick I'd like to share. It makes properly captioning our pins a breeze. For the sake of example, these images are from the eminently browsable Metropolitan Museum of Art online archive. This is a screen shot from their Bauhaus textile collection, with archive info.
When I use the Pin It button in my browser toolbar, this is the preview I get from Pinterest. Look in the caption section. Could be more informative, right?
Back at the source page, highlight the most relevant information.
When I "Pin It" this time, Pinterest will automatically copy and paste the highlighted text. See below. Easy!
SPDG members, please join us for our next webinar on October 8 for a presentation on how to use Adobe Muse to create your own website. Our host will be Brian Wood from Adobe Inc., whom you might remember from our January meeting about Adobe Creative Cloud. Brian will be covering the basics of this exciting new tool and answering any questions you might have.
For those unfamiliar with Adobe Muse, here is a description from adobe.com:
If you are unable to make the webinar, don't worry! As always, we will be recording it for later viewing.
We hope to see you there!
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pattern design related news, information, or tips to share? We want to hear from you!