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Fanatical Mechanical

House Industries celebrates the craft of Photo-Lettering’s past while presenting it in the context of contemporary relevance. David Dodde’s prodigious hand-printed panels and substantial scrims mingle with custom lithographic layers and fascinating alphabetic fixtures by fanatical fabricators Marc Wiegers and Roger VanTill of Greenwood Studios. January 30, 2012

Unfolding the World of "Bunraku"

Bunraku, the second film from acclaimed director Guy Moshe, is a unique blend of cutting-edge computer graphics and choreographed live action, comic book and video game styles, gritty reality and fantasy, and samurai and spaghetti western genres. January 29, 2012

Creative Tidbits: February

This month there's good news and bad news in the creative world, but it's all inspiration ...
* The Death of Logo Design
* Anton Semenov : Gloom
* Masters of the Cutaway
* Batman: Death by Design
* SQUID
and more creative inspiration! January 27, 2012

Creating Dramatic Images in Wild Places

Even if you don't learn a darn thing -- which I guarantee you will -- this new book by Tom Bol, ADVENTURE SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY, is a wonderful visual treat to look at, and a thoroughly entertaining read! January 27, 2012

Social Media Update 1201-25

This Social Media growing popularity, be aware of these :
* 10 ways nonprofits can benefit from social media
* Social Media Is Only Part of the Answer
* 3 Ways to Use Social Media for Product Research and Development
* 5 Tips for Using the New LinkedIn Company Pages
* Social mediation: Managing multiple platforms
* Human media: The new media
* How to change your Twitter handle
.... and the emerging world of social networking January 25, 2012

Illustrating with Soft Pastel

Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of the PAINTER WOW! Book, is featured in this month's Photoshop and Bookshelf as one of our BEST BOOKS of 2011! She shares her tutorial on Illustrating with Soft Pastels in Painter 12, spotlighting Painter user Pamela Wells, noted artist and illustrator January 25, 2012

Using Photoshop's Pen Path Tool

The Pen tool is indeed probably one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop, once you learn how to use it. Special thanks go out to San Weng for sending in this tutorial! January 24, 2012

Creative effects with Photos

In this free Photoshop tutorial, Colin Smith of Photoshop Cafe, is going to show you some tricks with layers and photo techniques in the process of making a CD cover! January 19, 2012

Tintbooks Blog Makes CMYK Simple

Tintbooks has opened their new blog called "Simple CMYK Color" -- it's dedicated to assisting you with CMYK color solutions. Common to complex situations which affect color reproduction will be described on this blog. January 17, 2012

Creative Tidbits: extraordinary works

I think you're going to like this edition of Creative Tidbits, these are some real favorites!
* A Conversation With Paulina Reyes, Advertising Design Director
* Janiszewski's graphic design was part of protests in Poland
* Poca teen wins Toyota Christmas card contest
* Sebastien Thibault : visual intelligence
* The Graphic Design of Tech Brands
* Graphic artist links all races
and more creative inspiration! January 16, 2012