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September 2008 Articles

What’s Your Opinion on Stock Artwork?

A recent comment by “Smutek” inspired me to ask this question. His comment was on Dave’s tutorial about designing on a budget. The tutorial covered the use of stock artwork (specifically Arsenal stuff) to create a pro-looking design in less than an hour for that client that wanted it yesterday and doesn’t have the budget… Continue Reading »

14 Free Scatter Brushes & How-to

14 Free Scatter Brushes & How-to

I was screen spying on Go Media’s Chris Comella as he was working on a Smashing Pumpkins design in which the dense black typography was exploding shards in every direction. He placed every particle by hand (and it shows). I wondered if scatter brushes could be used to get a similar effect. Sometimes I get… Continue Reading »