Skillshare-2 FREE Months of Classes

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Sign up for 2 free months of Premium Membership. If you haven’t checked out Skillshare, what are you waiting for! It’s a really fun way to learn new skills like lettering, watercolor painting, drawing, graphic design, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, business, marketing and more. Each class lasts about an hour or less and has a project for you to complete. I find it totally addicting. Check it out!

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Ads – A new Skillshare class!

How to Create an Ad

I created a new Skillshare class on how to create an ad in InDesign. It contains layout, typography, Photoshop color modes, production to print or digital and output to pdf as well as packaging your files for the vendor. Here’s the link if you’re interested. It covers the basics of a few InDesign tools, geared mostly for beginning Designs, but an entrepreneur could also use it to produce a simple ad for print or digital use. Materials are provided for practice, but you could also use your own images, copy and logo to produce the ad. If create ads, you might find these charts helpful. One chart converts fractions to decimals and the other converts inches to picas to points.

Create an Ad

In Memoriam-Margo Chase

We lost an amazing Graphic Designer this week.

Margo ChaseFor the complete article, go to GDUSA. She wrote a very interesting blog post on the GDUSA web site in regards to the act of doodling. She believed it was a form of creative meditation and necessary to arrive at ideas that otherwise may not have surfaced. Research has found that doodling can help you retain 29% of what’s going on in the meeting or conference call. Doodling can turn into these beautiful book covers shown below. To read the complete blog post go the GDUSA.
The art of doodling.

Free Background Texture in Hot Pink

Hand Painted Splatter Texture

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Licensing Agreement: Feel free to use for ads, web design, publication design, marketing materials, flyers, business cards, poster or other client or personal projects for back ground texture or fills. You may not resell as a digital file product, product design or use in any licensing product.

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Skillshare Free Membership

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Skillshare has revised their terms. Instead of 3 months Premium Membership for $.99, you can get 1 month FREE. If you’ve been thinking about learning how to create hand lettering or watercolor, you should check it out, there’s some great content with awesome teachers. In fact it’s addictive.