Taking Creative Risks

Taking Creative Risks

How comfortable are you with taking creative risks? Not the small step variety, mind you. But the ones that are scary. That begins with a variation of "I've never done this before." For 2022, I'm going to advocate that you not only…
Idea Implementation Guide

Idea Implementation Guide

Someone once said, "Hey, I have a great idea!" Then, almost miraculously, nothing happened. It went nowhere. Zero money was made. Nothing was improved. Lives were not changed. Why? Because the hard part usually isn't coming up…

The Lost Art of Thumbnails

No, I’m not talking about fingernails.   I’m talking about the tiny, scribbly sketches that graphic designers use to work out creative concepts before getting to the nitty gritty of building that file in the computer. There once was a…

Stressless Distressed

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This week’s blog article is all about creating easy to use distressed pattern files that you can use to add some pizzazz to your graphic files.  Nothing fancy, just solid technique.  If you have ever bought a distressed pattern you are…
LAB Mode Mojo - Marshall Atkinson

LAB Mode Mojo

Do you use Photoshop for creating the image for t-shirts either digitally or with traditional screen-printing?  How adept are you at setting up a foundation for amazing print results with just a few simple clicks? Many creative digital artists…

Your Baby is Ugly

That’s right I said it.  Bring the hate. And by baby, I don’t mean your offspring.  I mean your t-shirt design, embroidery idea or product plan for your new apparel line.  Whew.  Are you sure you are going with that? This is something…