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    20 Awesome Artists to Follow on Twitter0874 creatives preview400
    Twitter is an important communication tool for artists, designers, and photographers to exchange ideas, receive feedback, and to learn from others. Unfortunately, finding new and interesting people to follow can be quite a challenging and time-consuming task. In this article, I have listed 20 of some of my favorite photographers, retouchers, photo manipulators, digital illustrators, and typographers on Twitter, with examples of their work, to make it a bit easier for you to find new people to follow. Let's take a look!Read More…
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    Speed Art: How to Create a Mountain Landscape in PhotoshopPreview
    One of the reasons that Photoshop is so widely loved by artists and designers is because of its versatility. If you don't have the right photo, you can combine several photos together to make one. If that doesn't work, you can simply paint the scene that you need. This speed art video by Psdtuts+ Author, Ed Lopez demonstrates how photo manipulation and digital painting techniques can be combined to create a beautiful matte painting of a small mountain town. The final video condenses about 10 hours of work into just under 5 minutes.Read More…
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    Amazing Timelapse of Exploding Planet IllustrationPreview
    Exploding planets are a staple of just about every popular science fiction television show or movie, but did you know that you don't need your own special effects department to create these types of effects on your own? In fact, all you need is Photoshop. We recently decided to have fun with some video segments that were included with one of Ed Lopez's tutorials. We combined them, sped them up, and added some music to create an amazing timelapse video that demonstrates his entire workflow from beginning to end. Read More…
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    Stunning Time-lapse of an Illustration of a Dying Star Sun%20preview
    When a star like our own reaches the end of its life, it begins to run out of hydrogen fuel in its core. Like a car running out of gas, it will begin to sputter, swelling to a size that could encompass every planet in our solar system out to Mars. When this happens, the sun will swallow the Earth and will spell certain doom for all life on our planet. This time-lapse video by Ed Lopez shows how he created a stunning illustration depicting the inhabitance of a dying world that must travel into the stars to find a new world to call home. In the process he will show how to create a star, a planet, and even a few spaceships along the way.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Evaluating a Graphic Design CurriculumPreview
    Choosing the right university program for design school is not an easy decision. And once you're enrolled, you may have doubts as to the comprehensiveness of the training you'll receive, and whether those skills will lead to a job in the industry. Eric Greenfield recently sent in a letter to the editor asking some questions about his current courses, which I'll answer with examples from my own training. I'll also give a few tips and general guidelines for evaluating a university's design curriculum. Keep in mind this is a big subject, and we'll just touch on a few criteria to consider.Read More…
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    Freelancing University: How to Freelance from Just About AnywherePreview
    There are no shortage of great freelancing blogs and websites out there that teach you the ins and outs of freelancing. One of the more popular ones, of course, is the Envato Blog, Freelance Switch. While these blogs do a great job of educating the masses about typical freelance work, many of them fail to touch on the subject of Freelancing Abroad. Today, I would like to pick up where many of these sites stop on this topic.Read More…
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    12 Vibrant Experiments from the Psdtuts+ Flickr GroupPreview
    Experimentation is a great way to discover new visual directions for your work. A great place to share your experimental results is in the Psdtuts+ Flickr Group. Certainly, you can show the work you've created based on tutorials, but the community is also a vibrant place to share your visual interests.Read More…