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Go Media in Computer Arts Feb 08 Issue

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Go Media is fortunate enough to be included twice in the new Feb 08 issue of Computer Arts Magazine. Haley wraps up the 4 part tutorial series for cross-media design by explaining how to output a logo to a mobile device. And I wrote a tutorial doing some ornate typography from sketch to vector. Check it out:

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From the article…

“Ornate lettering isn’t anything new. It’s been around for centuries and there are many ways to create it. You can get out your pens, pencils, brushes, rulers, French curves, and a compass; but I can almost guarantee that most young designers today would rather just use the computer than create it by hand.

Although we’re going to be using the computer, we will still start with a sketch. We will scan it into the computer and use Illustrator to create a vector version and add some additional detail. Then we’ll use 3ds Max to give it some depth. We’ll take it back into Illustrator and Live Trace your 3d render and then finally take the lettering into Photoshop to put on the finishing touches.

The purpose of this tutorial is to give you an insight into my workflow and inspire you to create your own lettering. Have fun!”

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Here’s an excerpt from the Cross Media design Part 4:

“In our November 2007 issue we began a series of tutorials showing you how to create brand artwork and adapt it for different media. We started off by creating a logo and a print ad, then animated the logo for the web, and last month brought it to life for broadcast with a range of special effects. We finish the series this issue with exporting an animation for mobile devices.

This tutorial will give you a breakdown of the different formats and procedures that you need to choose between. We’ll take a look at Adobe’s Device Central, a great resources for finding specs on the latest devices, and explore how it can be used to preview mobile content. We’ll also cover how to export to M4V, 3G, and FLV formats using QuickTime Pro and After Effects.”

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So you can either pick up the issue if you’re interested in reading the tutorial or visit their website. www.computerarts.co.uk

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About the Author, Jeff Finley

I'm a partner at Go Media, a Cleveland web design and development firm. We also specialize in print design and branding. I started Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and wrote the book Thread's Not Dead, teaching artists and designers how to start a clothing company. In my spare time, I write songs and play drums in Campfire Conspiracy. I'm a happy husband and an aspiring b-boy and lucid dreamer.
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  • http://twisted-barfly.co.uk Carly

    Wow. I get CA all the time. I love CA and I love .net – one for the designer and creative in me and the other for the webby geeky coder person!

    Looks like a good article, I’ll be sure to buy the issue.

  • http://twisted-barfly.co.uk Carly

    Wow. I get CA all the time. I love CA and I love .net – one for the designer and creative in me and the other for the webby geeky coder person!

    Looks like a good article, I’ll be sure to buy the issue.

  • http://aiburn.com Sean Hodge

    Looks like a great article. The pics of the ornate lettering look awesome. I do download tuts from their website. Where I’m living I don’t get a mag subscription. I used to be a subscriber when I was in college though. Really good mag I recommend it. Its cool to see GoMedia being published there regularly.

  • http://aiburn.com Sean Hodge

    Looks like a great article. The pics of the ornate lettering look awesome. I do download tuts from their website. Where I’m living I don’t get a mag subscription. I used to be a subscriber when I was in college though. Really good mag I recommend it. Its cool to see GoMedia being published there regularly.

  • http://betweenthemiles.blogspot.com/ kara

    WTG!
    Gotta get my hands on that issue!

  • http://betweenthemiles.blogspot.com/ kara

    WTG!
    Gotta get my hands on that issue!

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    i’m waiting for it!! i have the subscription but i haven’t received it yet..

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    i’m waiting for it!! i have the subscription but i haven’t received it yet..

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  • kevin

    just saw it last night. I bet you guys are stoked! keep up the awesome work

  • kevin

    just saw it last night. I bet you guys are stoked! keep up the awesome work

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    Looks like a great article. The pics of the ornate lettering look awesome,Thank for sharing.