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How To Find Time to Learn Something New

As an educator for over 8 years, learning and teaching have been my top priorities. Whether or not you educate for a living, if you are not actively making time …

 
How to Make a PDF portfolio book using Photoshop in 5 Minutes

Many companies require candidates to send an online portfolio when applying for a position. Sending JPEG files in a zipped folder is so 1996. So what are your options? A) …

 
Brainstorming Character Design with Alchemy

Developing and designing new characters can be tough. There is a tendency most artists have when faced with a blank canvas, and that is to draw what you feel most …

 
Application Shortcut Mapper: Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop, Lightroom and More

Keyboard shortcuts can make a huge difference when it comes to increased productivity. These days, my trips to the menubar via mouse are rare. I depend on keyboard shortcuts to …

 
The Importance of Context and Composition in Design Portfolios

Presenting design work shouldn’t be boring, and yet I see it all the time when I am reviewing portfolios. Yes, it’s about the work. But investing a little time in …

 
The 6.5 Best Sites to Spruce Your Color Swatches

Tired of staring at the drab default color swatch palette? Looking for some new color schemes to incorporate into your designs? If you’re like me, the answer is probably “often”. …