Photoshop Brushes Intro Activity

As of now, you’ve been exposed to the basics of brushes in both Adobe Illustrator as well as Photoshop. Both programs offer distinct advantages and disadvantages with regard to the brush applications. One of the greatest advantages of brush creation in Photoshop is the ability to develop brushes from endless imagery. Fire, smoke, dirt, rock, […]

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Minimalism/Flat Design

One of the biggest problems for most students just starting out in design is figuring out how much is “just enough” in terms of elements within a design. Many of you as Digital Design 1 students struggled with this very idea only a year or two ago. It’s not uncommon to be asked the familiar […]

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Vector Portraits…Your First Real Test

You now have a few projects under your belt. It’s time to begin the next phase in this chapter. You’re going to put your newly acquired skills to the test. I hope you’re ready…you are. That wasn’t meant to scare you. Take a look at some of the information and resources below. This post will […]

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Typography – Sending a Visual Message

The written word is one of the most effective ways to send a message. Words can persuade, entertain, sadden, inform, inspire, hurt, and even heal. Words, when combined with imagery can be even more effective at communicating a message. Creating a Typographic Illustration The idea behind this project is to communicate an idea that is […]

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Digital Design II Feedback Blog Post

We’re nearing the end of the year (finally for some you), and since you are the second class to officially complete this relatively new program, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this class format. I asked the same thing of my first class last year, and I was able to take their feedback and […]

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Moving in your own direction. Which way will you go?

We’re at a point in the year where you are ready for some self-chosen direction. Some of you have stuck with the class format pretty religiously, and some of you haven’t. For some, you’ve watched the videos, asked questions, researched, designed, redesigned, became very specific in your self-critique, etc.., and as such, the quality of […]

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Digital Design II Feedback Blog Post

We’re nearing the end of the year (finally for some you), and since you are the second class to officially complete this relatively new program, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this class format. I asked the same thing of my first class last year, and I was able to take their feedback and […]

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Social Media Campaign Wrap-Up/Thoughts

With only one more day left for the semester, our social media campaign is all but over. Many of you noted some interesting details during the campaign when analyzing the Facebook Insights page.On the surface, it appears that the campaign flourished and then leveled off. It may have been for a lack incentive on our […]

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E-Books/E-Readers vs. Print…Where Are We Heading?

What are your thoughts on E-Books/E-Readers? Do you think they will eventually FULLY replace traditional print material? Why or why not? Qualman makes the argument that the books are ”the most viral offline items that exist today.” Do you agree? Think about the interactive element that surrounds the very core of this class. What advantages […]

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Product reviews…do you need a social component?

Qualman talks about social media being a major factor in the future of product purchasing  decisions. He claims that people are more apt to trust the opinions of those whom they know personally rather than strangers on the web. Today’s post is a two part question. One. what major flaw do you see with this […]

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