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Digital Crafts Business 2014
Digital crafts has a short history of only a couple decades but things change quickly in the craft business. What does that mean for the digital artists and craft designer in 2014.
Moving From Photoshop to Illustrator - Layers
Recently, I started designing SVG cut files for the Silhouette cutting machine. These cut files need to be in SVG format in order for the cutting machine to make the correct cuts. Of course, Photoshop does not create SVG files, but Illustrator does. So let's take a look at moving to Illustrator.
Creative Cloud Classroom with Mike McHugh
This online video training course by Mick McHugh is offered free from Adobe KnowHow. The author demonstrates how Creative Cloud can make your life easier by syncing your Adobe iPhone/iPod, iPad and Desktop apps.
Adobe KnowHow Learning Center
Adobe KnowHow is a video training website from Adobe that started in 2013. What I like the most about it? You can buy one course at a time instead of a monthly charge on your account, even when you donít find time to take a course for a month or so.
Silhouette Studio New PixScan Feature
Silhouette America released a new feature for their Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software. This new feature, named PixScan, works with both the CAMEO and the Portrait and gives more versatility to your cutting.
Photorealistic Digital Art for Digital Stamp
In this tutorial, we will learn how to use a Photoshop engraving action to turn a photorealistic image into a digital stamp.
Review - 21-Day Drawing Challenge
In this new lynda.com video training, the author Von Glitschka teaches 21-day, or about 50 minutes, tutorial that will help you challenge and grow as an artist. Although the challenges are for traditional, analog drawing, you can still apply much of what you learn to your digital art.
How to Print and Cut Clip Art in Silhouette Cameo
Occasionally, you will want to use an image in your Silhouette project that isnít an SVG cut file. In this tutorial, we will import a raster image into Silhouette and use the Trace feature to create a cut line. This is the process you will use to print and cut clip art in your Silhouette.
Paper Bead SVG Cut Files
In this Illustrator tutorial, we will continue making an SVG cut file for paper beads. In the previous tutorial, we created a tube and oval bead. Now we will create a cone and hour glass shaped bead.
Design a Paper Bead SVG Cut File
Paper jewelry is a very popular craft. Just look on Pinterest to see some of the beautiful hand made jewelry. I wanted to include some paper beads in my August altered art project for the Robinís Nest Design Team. Of course, that lead to an SVG cut file for making paper beads.
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