Book Review – Graphic Essentials for Small Offices

By: Michael Jackness on Oct 14th 2011
Book Review - Graphic Essentials for Small Offices

Graphic Essentials for Small Offices by David Loeff is a great read for business owners and graphic designers who are looking for an easy-to-read guide that walks them through a general approach towards creating page layouts and other types of printed material. This publication, which is available in print and as an eBook, covers several aspects of the graphic arts industry so that readers see such can quickly familiarize themselves with the essentials needed to tackle just about any... CONTINUE READING

Visual Communications Degree

By: Michael Jackness on Oct 3rd 2011
Visual Communications Degree

Visual Communication – Overview Uses in Today’s World Visual Communication is exactly what it sounds like; it is communicating through visual aids to express many different types of ideas or information. It is presented in sources such as signs, drawings, illustrations, and typography. This visual message is expressed to an audience in order to persuade, educate, or inform. Time to Graduate Those who wish to become Visual Artists must have years of training under their belt; this means taking... CONTINUE READING

Top 10 ways to Spot a Retouched Photo

By: Michael Jackness on Sep 28th 2011
Top 10 ways to Spot a Retouched Photo

Nobody is that perfect. Nobody has flawless skin, perfect hair, the perfect shade of white teeth, clothing that fits without a wrinkle in sight… unless it’s a re-touched photo. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Beyonce and Cameron Diaz are absolutely stunning in person, but I am also positive that they have some wrinkles in their clothing, or an occasional pimple that pops up. Professional photo retouchers are trained to virtually erase these flaws while making a photo... CONTINUE READING

10 Years of Photoshop

By: Michael Jackness on Sep 8th 2011
10 Years of Photoshop

I remember the first time I opened Photoshop. My eyeballs bugged out of my head, my brain turned to mush and I felt intimidated and excited at the same time. Did you know the very first version of Photoshop was released in 1988? I was only 8 years old. I bet if Mom and Dad had gotten me a computer and Photoshop back then, well, I still would have been just as confused as the first time I opened... CONTINUE READING

Beginner’s Guide to Stock Photo Services

By: Michael Jackness on Sep 8th 2011
Beginner's Guide to Stock Photo Services

If you’ve ever built a website or created any type of print media, then you’ve probably had a need for using stock photos. Then again, maybe you consider yourself a shutterbug and would like to sell some of your images. Either way, you’ll need a clear definition of a stock photo. A stock photo is any image that’s available for use either on a website or in print media. If you need an image of a group of nurses... CONTINUE READING

Animation Degree

By: Michael Jackness on Sep 4th 2011
Animation Degree

Animation Degree- Overview Uses in Today’s World Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images using 2-D/3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. Animation is most commonly found as a source of entertainment in movies, television, and video games, but it is also found in several other places as well. This type of Graphic Design is celebrated as artwork in film festivals all over the world. Time to Graduate The completion... CONTINUE READING

Web Design Degree

By: Michael Jackness on Sep 3rd 2011
Web Design Degree

Web Design – Overview Uses in Today’s World People with a web design degree can specialize in all aspects of creating websites. This requires planning, post-production, research, advertising, and controlling the media on a website page. Designers learn a variety of computer languages (also known as code) that make text and images available for viewing. While graphic design focuses on images that get an idea out to the world, web designers make it so those images can be seen... CONTINUE READING

Graphic Design Job Outlook

By: Michael Jackness on Aug 26th 2011
Graphic Design Job Outlook

Graphic Design and the Recession Here in 2011 we’re all wondering just where this recession is heading. In order to make the best decision, one must connect the dots between the graphic design profession and the US economic recession. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that graphic design employment in the recession will be tougher than out of a recession. But just how much of an effect does a recession have on the graphic design industry? Well,... CONTINUE READING

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