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Category: Graphic Design

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The Sweet Smell of a Press Check The deafening roar of machines and smell of ink really gets your adrenaline pumping for an early AM…

Synfig on a Mac?

Chocolate in My Peanut Butter! Okay, for the past few years I’ve been trying to learn Synfig in fits and spurts—working on my wonderful Ubuntu…

iPad + ArtRage Scripting Woes

Errors with ArtRage Scripts for iPad Over the past weeks I’ve been singing the praises of ArtRage and their script function for the iPad. Unfortunately,…

iPad + ArtRage + Script

Better Vimeo Example Yesterday I posted an old video of capturing an ArtRage script on my computer that I created while working on the iPad….

ArtRage: Recording and Running a Script

In ArtRage you can run a script while you are painting. This records every brush stroke and gives you the ability work small (iPad) and…

ArtRage+iPad Painting Progress

An ArtRage Painting Slowly Evolving Here’s current progress of an ArtRage painting I’ve been working on for my friend Elizabeth. She fell in love with…

Artwork From a Student

A Thomas Frye original! Over the past school year I’ve been adjunct teaching at Northern Virginia Community College. I had two students who were repeat…

New ArtRage Illustration for My Website

Finally Getting There I’ve been sitting on this illustration and stalling my segtsy.com site for some time. I’m finally starting to find some time to…

An Example of ArtRage + Illustrator Live Trace

Here is an example for the post that I just wrote on transforming your hand drawn line art to vector art. For this Illustration, I used the…

iPad + ArtRage + Inkscape = Creating Hand-Drawn Type

Hand-Drawn Vector Art Sometime creating vector art can look too mechanical and computerized. It’s nice to create resolution-independent art that feels like it was hand…

Spiro Mode in Inkscape Makes a Perfect Curve

If you ever tried to make a perfect curve in Illustrator, this post is for you I definitely don’t mean to be so negative about…

Bitmap Tracing (live trace) With Inkscape

Tracing in Inkscape In my previous post, I compared the tracing capabilities of Inkscape and Illustrator. With CS6 being released this week, I think it’s…

Adobe Illustrator Live Trace Vs. Inkscape Trace Bitmap

Tracing Images Tracing bitmaps in a vector program like Illustrator or Inkscape can give mixed results. To ensure a good outcome, remember to trace from…

Synfig and Advanced Outlines

New and Improved This is a product innovation that can be described as “new and improved.” For anyone who has ever longed for easily creating…

Gitting New Things Daily

Today I downloaded files from Lungching that he created illustrating Synfig libraries. They were a great help for me and I highly encourage those of…

Special Surprise

Today, one of my students was able to pull some strings and got us front-row seats for Obama’s speech today at Northern Virginia Community College….

Two New Artrage/iPad Paintings

Thank yous Two people I met on Flickr who’ve been very kind, inspired and helped me spark creativity. As a repayment, I painted them each…

First ArtRage/iPad Painting Completed

So after a week of working, I was finally able to finish my first painting. It took me a little while to get the hang…

Ipad/ArtRage Testing: Script

Script With Max Resolution Here are the results for running a script at a higher resolution. It did a much better job than when I…

iPad/ArtRage Testing: Increased Resolution

 Make It Bigger While working in ArtRage on the iPad, I didn’t realize that I had the ability to increase the size of the canvas….

iPad Copyist: Beginnings

Trying Something New It’s been a while since I have posted anything on this blog and I apologize. In the future I am going to…

Modsterpiece: Day 11

Quick Draw Last Friday I spent just an hour and a half working on the painting. I want to spend more time with this project,…

Art in the City

A Present for All A couple weekends ago, we made a trek to NYC to look at art and spend time with friends. The trip…

Modsterpiece: Days 9 and 10

Short Bursts of Production Ever since I got back from my vacation, I’ve been trying to focus on my own work but not so successful….

The Pipes, The Pipes Are Calling

More Than Just a Metaphor Today on one of my last morning walks on the beach, I took my camera to take pictures of typography…

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