I finished another card design today (well, almost finished). I now have 6 different greeting card designs… It is my goal to have around 10 different designs by the end of next week, because I have to have them printed by the end of May. More details soon! Meanwhile, are you ready for a few more sneak peeks?...
Extracting images in Photoshop can be time consuming and quite boring, especially with many small parts to cut out. But with some relaxing music it’s not so bad, almost meditative. My favourite tool for extracting images is the Pen tool. It allows you to make very smooth and neat curves. It’s not easy to master...
I’ve started working on my set of greeting cards again, after a very welcome Easter break. Here’s a sneak peek of what I did today! Again, having so much fun with creating patterns in Photoshop! Have a wonderful day!
If you’re celebrating, Happy Easter! Zalige Pasen! Joyeuses Pâques! Fröhliche Ostern!
I’m working on a set of greeting cards that I’ll be selling in a shop and I’m having so much fun. I’ve also been experimenting with patterns in Photoshop and I think I’m getting better at it! What do you think about this cake & cherry pattern?
Check out this amazing digital art magazine from the Awake training that I’m following! My page ‘Transformation’ is featured on page 31.
If you don’t know Chris Spooner yet, then you definitely have to visit his blog. He has the most amazing tutorials, for both Photoshop ànd Illustrator. And not just that. He has some cool freebies on his blog and he has his own collection of textures, brushes, vectors and more if you become a Premium member. Here’s his tutorial...
One of my (many!) hobbies is digital scrapbooking. Digital scrapbooking is is simply creating a scrapbook layout on the computer with papers and elements that are created digitally using graphic design software. I discovered digital scrapbooking in 2011 and I’m hooked ever since! For me it’s the perfect way of keeping memories and making beautiful...
Graphic designers and graphic design in general is often underestimated. But it’s work, just like anything else, although it may not seem so to certain people. I found a collection of phrases that customers are often saying and we (frustrated designers) hate to hear, on Zerouno.org. If you’re a designer, you’ll definitely recognize these phrases 🙂 Click...
Have you heard of this book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’? I ordered it from Bol.com and it arrived today (http://goo.gl/wugYBC). This will be my next breakfast-reading book. I love reading books while having breakfast, it is – for me – the perfect time to do so. Mostly because I have breakfast alone...
Are you on Pinterest yet? I love it! Before Pinterest I never knew how to keep track of interesting sites and ideas… But with Pinterest I can visualize it all. Beware though: Pinterest can be addictive! Here are my boards!
I found an interesting site yesterday when I was looking for font inspiration. It’s called ‘Fonts in use‘. It’s a site where you can see fonts in use (hence the name of the site no doubt LOL), and how they are combined with other fonts. You can choose the kind of publication (book, magazine and...
It all seems very quiet on the Zapparade front, but the team is working hard on the next edition! Here’s a little sneak peek from what I’m currently working on!
I have recently finished a management course, to prepare myself for my life as an independent graphic designer. I got word today that I passed my exams! It wasn’t an easy course, but I have learnt so much and it feels good to be able to finish it with style 🙂
It’s finally here, my copy of Somerset Digital Studio! I have a feature article (three pages, six works) ànd I’m on the cover, together with Belgian illustrator My Dead Poney, whom I really admire for his gorgeous illustrations (see more of his work on http://goo.gl/4xIsXi) – that’s a real honour! P.S. these works were made...