Thursday, February 26, 2009

Awesome tutorials...did you know you can do this?

I had no idea what the heck a "Vector Smart Object" was whenever I decided to paste stuff from Illustrator into Photoshop before...usually there's a million options like "Paste as Pixels, vector, shape, etc" but NOW I know what the purpose of a "Vector Smart Object" is!

Apparently, if you copy and paste something from Illustrator as it is open (and vice versa from Photoshop to Illustrator) you can manipulate the image in one program, and the changes will appear in the second program! I have yet to really try this, perhaps later today...but that is awesome.

I totally dig the mask/texture tutorial in this video too.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Yay new post!

I'm excited...this is my first blog post. I'm not usually a blogger, and I doubt I will have enough time to update this more than once a week, but at least it's a place where I can put up some art I'm working on and comment on it besides just on my website.

LINOLEUM CUTS (are amazing).

I'm excited with my 3 icon animals...a lemur, a platypus and a wolverine. They are very cute...then again, most of my work I realize is more on the cute "softer" side. I'm deciding to choose the wine label for this "label" project since having a good wine label in a portfolio is definitely a booster. I have leftover linoleum so I think I might carve a turtle and have that as a logo for my website or just as a logo in general since I love turtles.

Surprisingly, I have very very few drawings of turtles in my portfolio, or just turtle drawings in general.