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design education technology

The Illustrator CS3 Workspace

When working with Illustrator tutorials here, elsewhere on the Web, or in books, it pays to memorize the main components of the Illustrator CS3 workspace. After the jump, I describe the components I will refer to the most in my tutorials.

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design education technology

The Photoshop CS3 Workspace

When working with Photoshop tutorials, it pays to memorize the main components of the Photoshop CS3 workspace. After the jump, I describe the components that are commonly referred to in tutorials. Adobe made drastic changes in the names of these components since version CS3. I will be referencing the CS4 names in my tutorials.

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business design technology

A letter to my former design clients

I hope your business is still thriving in these shaky economic times. You were a treasured client of mine before I went into teaching full time. The school I have dedicated nearly every waking hour to for the past year and a half is laying me off. I am therefore considering returning to working for […]

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design education technology

A clipping mask tutorial…by me

I’ve been adapting enough Photoshop tutorials lately for my graphic design class that I decided I can do these on my own in about the same amount of time. You are free to use these tutorials in your own classrooms. They are very detailed and can be completed by even a beginning student who knows […]

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design education technology

Fun and Easy Photoshop project

I’m generally working from a textbook to teach Photoshop, but sometimes the one I’m using is just too simplistic. In order to show a taste of the true artistic power of Photoshop, I put together the following design project for my students. Let’s take your knowledge of color adjustments and blend modes one step further. […]