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Sep 28

Some Illustrator tips

23 comments 2006 at 05.01 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

I’ve been terrible busy the last couple of weeks. Mostly because business has never been that hectic and we’re also on the verge of moving to a new place. A lot of time goes into arranging stuff you have no idea :) If things go as planned I’ll be moving boxes and furniture in about 3 weeks from now. So I haven’t been able to write much or prepare for another in-depth or step-by-step tutorial. Hopefully you don’t mind that I share the following short Illustrator tips with you…

Sep 19

Veerle’s photo imaging contest

137 comments 2006 at 09.12 am posted by Veerle Pieters

A new week started and I hope the creative batteries are fully charged because it’s competition time boys and girls. Told you about it a week or so ago that I would do a creative contest to celebrate the launch of Expression Engine 1.5. Don’t worry if you are not that creative because everybody can join in. A good sense of humor is all you need to make a chance too.

Sep 14

Design is just owning a clip art gallery

54 comments 2006 at 06.52 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Design means so many different things for so many different people. I remember many years ago when I was designing a logo, a client said “Can’t be that hard, just let the computer do the magic”. Yeah right! What started as a simple desktop has become a meme… Oh no! Call 37signals, it wasn’t me, it was Jon :D

Sep 13

ExpressionEngine 1.5

15 comments 2006 at 04.13 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

I am a bit late to the party but ExpressionEngine 1.5 is out. This weekend I updated this site without any problems. Only a .1 update but just look at the change log to see what great work the programmers at pMachine did. The added list is where you need to look and I’ll try to dig in a little deeper about what’s brand spanking new.

Sep 11

My first website

42 comments 2006 at 01.45 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Let’s do something boldly and step into the time-machine. I’ve searched our archives and found some interesting material. I’ve first started to make my feet wet in the Internet world back in 1996. We didn’t even have a domain name back then. First a bit of history on how I discovered the magical powers of the Interweb :)

Sep 06

AOL looking for talented designers

17 comments 2006 at 10.45 am posted by Veerle Pieters

This isn’t a job board here but I’m helping out a friend and maybe along the way a reader to a new job. AOL is looking for some talented designers to help shape the portal page. If you ever thought this could be better well here’s your chance ;) These jobs are both in the United States.

Sep 04

Creating grunge brushes

32 comments 2006 at 11.32 am posted by Veerle Pieters

My recent tutorial about creating pattern backgrounds sparked some questions from readers if I could do the same for something that is referred to as “grunge”. The pattern tool is ok for repeating items but the grunge look gets it effectiveness just from the randomness I think. So I think it would be better if I show you how to make a grunge brush instead. I know several of those are available for download but there is nothing more rewarding then creating your own :)

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