Here is a brief overview of all the layers involved in manipulating myself into an Avatar in Photoshop. The original photo. Removing my eyebrows. First I tried to use the Clone Stamp Tool, but I wasn’t happy with the results. Then I just used a brush at 30% opacity, sampling my skin tone and gradually…

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I started using Birthday Alarm several years ago. Back then I wrote to them about making a card, and then I forgot about it. Recently I got in touch again, and yesterday they posted my first greeting card! If you use Birthday Alarm, or if you know someone’s anniversary is coming up – send my…

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I’ve taken the plunge and am now freelancing full time! Check out my new company web site, Smack Happy Design. I offer the following services: Web Design, Visual Design, User Interface Print Collateral: Business Cards, Postcards, Flyers Blog Setup, Blog Themes, WordPress Usability Testing Logo Design Illustration Copywriting Flash Animation SEO Expertise So if you…

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Browsing around on the web lately I’ve noticed what may possibly be an up and coming trend. I found several sites incorporating wood grain, and several others going after a real-world texture style. Are we looking at the end of the soft, bulbous shapes and gradients of web2.0? Will the next generation of web sites…

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I don’t know how long this site has been down, but I’m not going to keep checking back to find out. I was surfing the web when I came across it and I don’t know what the site is about, and I certainly can’t tell by this temporary page. And that’s one reason you shouldn’t…

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Have you had a taste of the COLOURlovers site yet? It’s quite addictive if you love color. Here’s one of my top palette’s…

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Holy crap, I just found this site all about color and color palettes. It’s so addicting – to find awesome palettes, to make your own and come up with crazy names for them. I can’t stop!!! If you’re an artist, or if you just love color (or colour), I highly recommend you check it out…

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