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Free Typography Wallpaper

August 3, 2011

I haven’t posted anything in a while, so I thought I might just dish out some free swag. Here’s a cool wallpaper I made for my iMac – the resolution is 1920 x 1200 but you can email me if you want it in another size. I can’t take credit for everything, I snagged the [...]

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Actions in Adobe Photoshop CS4

June 17, 2011

One of the coolest features of Photoshop, which I just discovered last year, is the actions window. This feature can be used to save series of commands or alterations in a group to be performed on demand at a later point. For those of you who are familiar with actions, you know how convenient and [...]

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Free High-Res Textures for Photoshop

June 1, 2011

As you have probably noticed, one of the break-out styles in web (and print) design throughout 2009 was the “Grunge” look. Less structured looking, chaotic and textured elements strewn about a web page to create the sense of a grungy or dirty look. Ranging from a desk scene, with coffee stains and paper clips lining [...]

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Photoshop CS4 Camera Raw Processing

March 22, 2011

If you’ve spent any time around professional photographers or are familiar with the field, you know that RAW format is the preferred image format by nearly all photographers. I had been using RAW for quite a while, but until recently I did not know it’s true potential. One of my professors likened processing your images [...]

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Sized Pop-Up Windows with JavaScript

November 23, 2010

Creating sized pop-up windows is something I have found very helpful in creating several of my own web sites, so I thought I would write up a quick entry on how to make them yourself using JavaScript. So we start out with a simple web page with a thumbnail image and some text just to [...]

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Herb Lubalin – The Clint Eastwood of Typography

February 24, 2009

If you are going to school for design, or thinking about going to school for design, one person’s work who you absolutely have to see is Herb Lubalin. Known by many as the most influential designer of the twentieth century, Lubalin made so many amazing pieces, it is hard to contemplate where he found the [...]

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A Typographical History – Flash Application

January 31, 2009

So my last semester in college has finally arrived, and along with it comes the semester long senior project. Every student expecting to graduate must propose a project that solves some sort of problem in his/her field, be it graphic design, illustration, etc. Once the proposal has been reviewed and accepted, the student must complete [...]

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Simple Flash Buttons with ActionScript 3.0

January 30, 2009

This post will tell you how to create a simple button that can jump to another frame in Adobe Flash using ActionScript 3.0. I’m fairly new to ActionScript, however I have found this function quite useful in my own projects thus far. It will be easiest if you begin with a new file, and set [...]

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The Golden Section (Cont.)

January 17, 2009

I realized that in my previous post about the Golden Section, I explained how to create one but I had not shown the principle in action. Someone had read the post and was wondering how the Golden Rectangle would be used for a page layout so here it is. I have taken an example of my [...]

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“Survivorman” vs. “Man vs. Wild”

January 11, 2009

Today’s post is of the utmost importance. It has come my attention that, within my social circle, and just in general, there is a heated debate as to which survival show reigns supreme on the Discovery Channel, “Survivorman” or “Man vs. Wild”. I would like to take this time out of my day to set [...]

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