Art, Art & Design, Uncategorized

Cleaning up my “orphan” print files

I like to design in collections - it brings cohesion to my portfolio and allows me to fully explore a concept or technique before I move on to a new project.  Collections give me multiple options for my customers and allows me the freedom to experiment with colors and layouts without reinventing the wheel. But… Continue reading Cleaning up my “orphan” print files

Art, Art & Design, Business, Uncategorized

How to create an Instagram Puzzle

I'm stupidly excited that I managed to create my first Instagram puzzle.  I've seen the accounts that use these and I think they're so cool - but I thought it would be super hard to do it, so I just let it slide until tonight.  I saw someone posting that they'd sell you the templates… Continue reading How to create an Instagram Puzzle

Art, Knobs, Uncategorized

What to do if you forgot to keep your layers separate…

Depending on what I'm doing, sometimes I like to keep my layers separated by color.  When working in Corel Painter, I love being able to select just one color and add a highlight or shadow to that part of the picture without having to worry that I'm disturbing the entire image.  Below is an example… Continue reading What to do if you forgot to keep your layers separate…

Art, Art & Design, Uncategorized

How to create a batik effect in Corel Painter

I love creating textile designs more than anything these days, and the program I use most often to create my designs is not Photoshop.  Don't get me wrong...I use Photoshop every day and despite my initial reluctance to learn it, I do love it.  But since 2009, I have been using Corel Painter for my… Continue reading How to create a batik effect in Corel Painter