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Jul 27

Belgian outdoor furniture part 1

28 comments 2007 at 09.12 am posted by Veerle Pieters

It’s Summer time in the Northern Hemisphere and on request of a few readers we look into the world of outdoor furniture design. A sector where Belgian designers apparently are making name and fame abroad. It’s probably due to the fact that we Belgians try to enjoy as much time outside as the weather allows. The garden is becoming an extension of the house and we pay more attention to it.

Jul 23

My illustration theme for Scrapblog

29 comments 2007 at 10.28 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Today it’s time to share my experience on a fun project I’ve been working on. I’m talking about the illustration theme I’ve created for a Flex-based web application called Scrapblog. For those who don’t know Scrapblog yet, it’s a way to create multimedia scrapbooks of your photos, videos, audio and text. Ideal for people who want to share photos and videos with family and friends in a fun way. It’s really cool to play with, so check it out!

Jul 16

Transform Again on Shape Layers in Photoshop

26 comments 2007 at 10.14 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Remember when I talked about the transform again feature in Illustrator? A reader told me about a nice tip he read on the Photoshop Killer Tips wbsite on how to create a Ray of Light Effect using Transform Again. You see, this feature also exists in Photoshop…

Jul 09

What a designer has to do when looking for a job

55 comments 2007 at 12.55 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

If I take a trip down memory lane to the time that I was looking for a job, I immediately remember very vividly how hard it was to get noticed or heard. I’m talking pre-internet days so things were handled via snail mail. If you were lucky, you got invited for an interview to show your portfolio and hope for the best. So fresh out of school with nothing much to show from the ‘real’ world in my portfolio, except for school work was a hard nut to crack to be honest. Even desktop publishing was in its early days so most of my work consisted of hand crafted dummies, painted logos and lots of sketches, paintings and drawings.

Jul 05

Can a Path turned into a Shape Layer in Photoshop?

23 comments 2007 at 08.23 am posted by Veerle Pieters

I always try to find time to answer e-mails I get from people with questions about Illustrator, Photoshop, CSS, design, ExpressionEngine etc., but it is rather frustrating to get an error message back that the e-mail couldn’t be delivered because the address doesn’t exist. So please double check and make sure you’ve entered a valid e-mail address. Sometimes I can’t give a true answer or an answer that will really help you, but I always try…

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