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Feb 27

Pro Sharpening in Photoshop CS3 using Smart Filters

33 comments 2008 at 11.47 am posted by Veerle Pieters

In Photoshop CS3 you have the ability to use Smart Filters. Your layer turns into a Smart Object first and then when you apply filters to it you can modify them over and over, because they are non-destructive.

Feb 22

Winners of the What is Graphic design poster competition

84 comments 2008 at 11.47 am posted by Veerle Pieters

The moment of truth is finally here! I’m ready to announce who is in for a prize. This wasn’t easy, as you’ve seen in my previous post there are a lot of great entries in this pool. I’ve picked a bunch of favorites let them rest for a bit and came back to them and made my final decision.

Feb 20

My readers are creative bees!

37 comments 2008 at 11.53 am posted by Veerle Pieters

What a remarkable journey it has been! The What is Graphic Design poster competition by far surpassed anything that I had in mind. So many people entered and I really wish I could reward everybody. It’s unbelievable how many people have been using the creative parts of their brain. That was my intention from the get go.

Feb 18

FontShop FontBook for 2 winners

39 comments 2008 at 10.42 am posted by Veerle Pieters

It’s big, it’s heavy (3KG) and it’s yellow, what is it? It’s FontShop’s FontBook, an invaluable reference tool. I’m not 100% sure but I think it’s the largest type reference in the world. This is the 4th edition since it was first published in 1991. The FontBook 2006 edition was edited by Erik Spiekermann, Jürgen Siebert and Mai-Linh Thi Truong and it replaced the 1998 edition. I had the pleasure to ask a few things about it to Yves Peters from

Feb 13

Pattern inspiration

24 comments 2008 at 11.06 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Sometimes it’s needed to go look in odd places to find inspiration. Take patterns for example, often used for backgrounds etc. There is a bit of a trend in interior design at the moment with the revival of the vintage wallpaper backgrounds from the sixties & seventies.

Feb 06

What is Graphic Design Poster Competition

437 comments 2008 at 01.47 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Are you ready for some creativity? I hope you are because it’s finally time for my previously announced What is Graphic Design Poster Competition. Sharpen your pencils and let those creative juices boil until you come up with a unique concept. I’ve waited a bit longer to start this as I got a few requests from people that are off skiing this week and wanted to join. Now you can submit your poster untill February 15th.

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