Cheap and Easy Product Photography

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You can find pictures of pretty much anything online, but you can’t always use those images without running into legal trouble. This is particularly important for me, since I blog about design and images are an essential part of my content. So, to avoid copyright issues, I often have to take photos of the products I discuss myself. Problem is, I’ve never been much of a photographer. Read the rest of this entry »


Tutorial – Woodcut Type in Illustrator

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I’ve always been a big fan of this type of effect, but I could never for the life of me figure out how to do it. I’d spend an unbelievable amount of time placing the lines one by one, while thinking “There’s got to be an effect to make this easier”. Surprising absolutely nobody, it turns out I was over-thinking my problem. I just recently learned how to achieve this effect in Adobe Illustrator, and it’s made my life so much easier that I wanted to share it with anybody else who’s ever struggled with it. Read the rest of this entry »