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Good News on a Personal Front

I’ve mentioned at my old blog, dawnsbrain.com, that the high school I’ve worked at for two years is not having me back next year. This has turned out to be a real blessing. Teaching public high school has become a horrible chore. Sometimes a nightmare.

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design education technology

Quickie Color Wheel in Photoshop

It’s easy to make a color wheel in Photoshop with a few simple tools.

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design education technology

Become a Photoshop Expert in 10 Steps

After working with Photoshop since version 4 in 1999, I realize that nobody really knows every thing that Photoshop can do. This makes it a great toy and tool, because there’s always something new to discover. But you can learn most of it and keep learning. I recommend the following habits if you want to […]

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design education technology

Before and After Design: a Child’s Birthday Invitation

I’m starting a new feature today: Before and After. I’ll showcase a redesign of a printed piece or a Web site: I will highlight the improvements I made, and give tips for making your designs more attractive and useful. Today we’ll look at an invitation for a child’s birthday party.

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Create Social Networking Chicklets in Photoshop

A “chicklet” (as opposed to Chiclet, a yummy chewing gum) is a small button used to link to all kinds of things – social networks in particular. Back in the day, they were short and wide rectangles with small text. The new trend is rounded squares with plenty of gloss. Learn how to make one […]