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A Few Tutorials

Tutorials are essential for those of us that like to look into something a little bit deeper. Here are a couple of interesting links/tutorials to hopefully get you creative mind working!

Adobe Creative Cloud has updated a few of their programs!

(Illustration is that of Adobe Illustrator)

(Illustration is that of Adobe Illustrator)

The first is in Adobe Illustrator and their Touch Type tool. This gives the user the ability to edit a single element within text! Check it out here.

Also, there is a blog specific for Adobe Illustrator.


Adobe PhotoshopCC

Adobe PhotoshopCC

The next tutorial is in Adobe Photoshop. Here is a quick run through about their 3D printing options……so nifty!

Here is a little bit more detailed tutorial on working with and creating 3D objects in Photoshop.

And here is Adobe Photoshop blog to get up to date info and goings on.


Skillshare Logo

Skillshare Logo


The last tutorial I want to show is not Adobe but from Skillshare. Typically you have to pay to get access to their classes but they had a free one up that may be beneficial to the students that are in Ireland’s class that is doing the collaboration with the English class. The class is called Read, Think, Design: Create Stunning Book Covers with Peter Mendelsund. This fellow gives tips on breaking down a story and creating an illustration for that story. You have to create a log in but it is worth it! Be sure to have a look around, there are other free tutorials on Skillshare.


Well, hopefully one of these links tickles your fancy. Keep creating, the semester is not over yet!


Night Photography Resources


The Blood Moon isn’t the only reason to head out late to grab some shots! The night sky is an amazing subject to capture. I dabbled in it a bit this summer and look forward to developing my skills. Here are a few people/ sites I have checked out………

Exposure Guide

This has a few good quick tips to get you started

Jeff Sullivan

This fellow offers workshops and has some AMAZING shots. Check out his Flickr page for some inspiration.

Gabriel Biderman

This fellow has a great book, Night Photography Snap Shots to Great Shots. He not only discusses snagging shots of the sky but also discusses equipment and night city shots. Check out his book and also you can join his Flickr Group.

Ben Canales

Last, and definitely NOT least. This fellow is really inspiring! He has some great tutorials online. Google his name to get more info but I have attached his site as a good starting point. His images are absolutely amazing, I think that is due to his connection and appreciation to each scene he takes in.

Don’t let this all be intimidating, your confidence will grow once you get a few things figured out. Plus there is something to say about standing in the darkness and looking up to the night sky. So get your buns (and your camera) out and discover another subject to capture!


How to Create a Retro Sci-Fi Computer Game Poster


Step-by-step instructions at SpoonGraphics.


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