Category Archives: Production

Use caution when using Adobe Creative Suite and OS X, Lion.

I saw this article I’ll link to and felt it important enough to make it available to as many folks as possible. Especially for all us designers out there using multiple Adobe products. For me, I’m not a big believer … Continue reading

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Fun with Photoshop

Here’s some quick advice – have some fun with your computer imaging software. Being a “professional” graphic artist my software of choice is Adobe Photoshop but there are lower octane versions of software that can do many of the same … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Some Digital Formats.

With so many acrynoms out there it can be confusing. Here’s an attempt to put some meaning to all those letters. CMYK – stands for: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black. This is the color mode/standard for offset printing. Offset printing is … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade – Left Behind.

I stumbled upon some of my old tools of the trade the other day. It makes you realize just how much the computer has changed the way the graphic arts world goes about producing work today versus 20 years ago. … Continue reading

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Greek History.

This post has nothing to do with the city states of Sparta, Athens or Argos. Nor does it review any mythology or empire rule. Instead it’s a review of what greeking is in the design/typographic field. Greeking is a style … Continue reading

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Make The Switch From QuarkXpress to InDesign

I’d been a QuarkXPress user since the early days and extolled the benefits on a regular basis to my “PC” friends. When Adobe first took a stab at desktop publishing I was wary. I extensively used Adobe’s other graphic products … Continue reading

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