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Nov 29

How does your working environment look?

78 comments 2004 at 02.26 am posted by Veerle Pieters

I’ve been toying around with the idea of writing an article about this for a while now. You see, for me it’s important to have a cosy office. It affects my creative mind and can’t stand the thought of getting a design job done in an office that gives you a rather depressing or a cold unpleasant feeling.

Nov 24

A challenging website project, part II - the design stage explained

15 comments 2004 at 02.15 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Now that we are in the vein, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to give you the entire picture of the design part of this project. I know that most of you come to visit my blog to learn more about design. And from what I can hear in the comments of my previous article, it’s a good idea to tell you how things went in the design stage.

Nov 22

A challenging website project

29 comments 2004 at 02.47 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Let’s talk a little about some of the latest projects I’ve worked on. It started all with an update of the company logo, and housestyle together with a new brochure ending up with a new design of the online newsletter and website. Needless to say the website was the most challenging part of all.

Nov 19

Layer Comps scripts in Photoshop CS

3 comments 2004 at 03.31 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Since my previous post about Layer Comps in Photoshop CS I’ve discovered some interesting new things that I didn’t know about.  So today we’re going to explore the amazing world of scripts. Phew, scripts not something that I use daily or very often but handy once you got the hang of it. It’s a bite like I said before you have to take time to explore.

Nov 16

Layer Comps in Photoshop CS

12 comments 2004 at 02.06 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Layers Comps are new in Photoshop CS. For those who wonder how these work here is my story… Funny thing is I’ve never used this new feature and I’m sure this is a handy tool. Once you know how it works it is indispensable.

Nov 12

Parking…. battle of the sexes

17 comments 2004 at 08.12 am posted by Veerle Pieters

I think it’s time again for some fun. How about a game? This “parking” game is one to try. In real life I admit that parking isn’t one of my strongest qualities.

Nov 10

Create realistic illustrations using Illustrator’s Gradient Mesh

14 comments 2004 at 01.29 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Do you remember my post about those stunning photorealistic drawings? They use complex gradient meshes to achieve such result. If you have some Illustrator experience and you wonder how such gradient mesh works or you wonder how to start, I’m sure this tutorial might help.

Nov 08

Tiësto in Concert report

7 comments 2004 at 06.35 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Boy did the time fly this weekend (especially if you’re sleeping most of the time). The need for some shut-eye was due to Tiësto in Concert last Saturday at the Ethias Arena in Hasselt.  I’ve been looking forward to this concert for quite some time and expectations were high due to last year’s concert in Arnhem. That gig and its vibe was pretty hard to beat. After driving for 1,5 hour we arrived at the Ethias Arena around 10pm.

Nov 05

Higher, bigger, larger…

16 comments 2004 at 08.46 am posted by Veerle Pieters

A while ago I came across an article* about some extreme advanced projects that engineers are working on these days (real or still in concept stage). Here are some of those extraordinary engineering projects:

Nov 03

Hot October in the Mediterranean

10 comments 2004 at 01.25 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

If you had to escape the gray weather and still enjoy the beauty of some summer sun, Ibiza wouldn’t have been a bad place in October since the folks of meteorological office just released figures that it was the hottest October since 1961.

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