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Month: June 2018

Transparent Background in Adobe Illustrator

Transparent Background in Adobe Illustrator

You have just created the perfect logo. You drop it into InDesign only to realize that it has a white background. You thought you saved it in the correct format, so what did you do wrong? I’ll walk you through how to make images in Adobe Illustrator with transparent backgrounds. Step 1: Go to the Document Setup under the “File” menu. Now you’ll be able to see all the document properties. Step 2: Make sure that “Transparency” is selected as the background…

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3 Days in San Antonio

3 Days in San Antonio

Heading to San Antonio real soon? Keep reading for my 3 day itinerary. Day One: Relaxing Stroll Through Downtown San Antonio Morning Sample the sights and sounds of Downtown San Antonio. Take in the beauty of the historic architecture. More on the architecture found in my San Antonio Architecture post. Afternoon All the history buffs can visit The Alamo and retrace Davy Crockett’s steps. Be sure to show up early, as it can get very crowded. Another spot for history…

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Graphic Design Careers

Graphic Design Careers

In a previous post I explained how you can definitely start a successful career with an arts degree. Today I want to give examples of specific career paths you can take with a Graphic Design degree. One thing about creative degrees in general is that you are very flexible. You may start out teaching art (as I did at one point) and go on to working at an advertising agency. Graphic Designer Design and produce collateral material (brochures, booklets, posters,…

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Air Travel Glossary

Air Travel Glossary

Sometimes there are terms that are foreign to us or we just forget what they mean. Below is a simple glossary to help with your travels. Airline Ticket: You purchase this ticket for air travel. It is not the same as a boarding pass. Boarding Pass: In order to board the airplane you will need one. You receive this once you check in for your flight (see below). Carry-On Luggage: This is luggage kept in the same area as passengers….

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Through His Lense-Interview with a Local Connecticut Photographer

Through His Lense-Interview with a Local Connecticut Photographer

This week I’m picking the brain of local Connecticut photographer, Justin Antunes. He is the photographer behind Justin Antunes Photography. This is a great interview for anyone who has a passion for photography, but doesn’t know how to turn it into a career. Q: When did you start photography? From a young age? I don’t remember exactly when I started taking photos, but I know I’ve always had a knack and appreciation for it.  My first camera was a Sony…

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San Antonio Food Tour

San Antonio Food Tour

Before my trip, I had heard good things about the food in Texas. I wasn’t disappointed. There was such a wide variety of things to try. There was southern food, Mexican and everything else in between. La Fogata was one of the first places I visited. The atmosphere was really nice and relaxing. It’s set around a courtyard with a fountain. Choose to sit inside or outside. It was hot that day so we sat inside. I was able to…

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Downtown San Antonio Architecture

Downtown San Antonio Architecture

Last week I was in San Antonio helping out a friend. I had never been to Texas and was excited to go someone in the States I had never gone before. I honestly hadn’t done much research, as this was primarily not a pleasure trip. You definitely need to visit San Antonio if not for the architecture alone. Keep reading to see why. The Alamo National Bank Building is a very interesting building. It sits on a corner and also…

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Make Economy Feel Like First Class

Make Economy Feel Like First Class

We’ve all been there. Admiring those passengers who board first, arriving out of nowhere from their secret lounge. You’ll all be squeezed in a metal tube, but it will be a little easier for them. Let me help you bridge the class gap and experience a little of the “good life.” Some airlines, like Turkish Airlines and Emirates offer amenity kits to Economy passengers. Most airlines however reserve that little treat for Business and First Class only. The first step…

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Photoshop Color Splash Effect

Photoshop Color Splash Effect

You may have seen so many photos where everything is black and white, except for one item in the photo. It seems like something too difficult to ever recreate yourself. Let me break it down for you into steps that anyone with minimal Photoshop experience can do. Step 1: Duplicate the layer. This allows you to have a top and bottom layer of the same image. Step 2: Adjust the image to a Black and White mode. Go to “Image” at the…

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