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AI Workshop: How To Create A Starry Night in Illustrator

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Adobe Illustrator logoIf you’re a regular visitor to ChrisHilbig.com, you know I write an awful lot on a little vector package called Inkscape. But before Inkscape, I had spent well over a decade learning and using Adobe Illustrator professionally. I continue to use Illustrator for professional jobs (especially ones going to print). This tutorial will be the first of many that will share my knowledge of the…

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Inkscape Experiments: Rotate with Create Tiled Clones Window

Inkscape Experiments logo This is the third in a series of articles covering Inkscape’s Create Tiled Clones Window. This is the mysterious window that we will continue to dissect. The tab we’ll learn today will be the Rotation tab. (more…)

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Links of Interest — July 21, 2014

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Welcome to another edition of Links of Interest. I honestly had no plans for one this week, but today gave me some golden nuggets. Enjoy!

Inkscape 0.48.5 is Here! Inkscape OS X

Inkscape OS X (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, maybe a point release or a bug fix release won’t amp you up. But it contains over 60 bug fixes to help improve stability and functionality across all platforms. The OS X version has had an…

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Book Review: Basic Perspective For Comics & Illustration

Pat Quinn’s Basic Perspective For Comics & Illustration

Pat Quinn's Basic Perspective for Comics & IllustrationAs some of you may know, I’ve posted a series of articles in Yes, You Too Can Draw! covering one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective. Basic Perspective for Comics & Illustration was one of the books that I referenced while writing the article on three-point perspective. It’s one of the books I’ve often looked back to whenever I’ve…

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Links of Interest — July 4, 2014

Willard and Hopper marching to the spirit of '76

Happy 4th of July to everyone in the United States! As for the rest of you… I have some more nuggets of gold to share with you in today’s edition of Links of Interest.

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Yes, You Too Can Draw! – Ch 11 — How To Draw In Three-Point Perspective

Yes, You Too Can Draw logo   Welcome to the next, long-awaited edition of Yes, You Too Can Draw! If you could nail down the two-point perspective lesson from the previous chapter, then this lesson on Three-point Perspective will be a piece of cake. (more…)

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Inkscape Experiments: Enable Saving to XCF Inside Windows 8.1

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My Thoughts on Windows 8.1!

When Microsoft first released Windows 8, my reaction was more of a, “meh!” I’m a Mac guy, but I was perfectly copacetic using Windows 7 under [amazon text=Parallels&amazon template=preview script&chan=amazon default&asin=B00ENFVLAQ]. Windows 7 does everything that I could ask for. Plus it’s pretty stable. It really only serves two purposes: One, to run programs that…

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Links of Interest (The eBook Edition) — April 6, 2014

The Screaming Mouse

Hey gang! Welcome to another edition of Links of Interest! I dubbed this “The eBook Edition”. 

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Thankfully, it doesn’t matter if I ever post anything again on this site. The stats seem to fluctuate in a pattern now. I guess that’s a good thing. Anywho, this month I’ve been bogged down with all sorts of stuff, including the day-job, oDesk, the unrelated ebook, and my federal…

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The State of the Website — Feb 7, 2014

Welcome to this year’s State of the Website. For those of you who haven’t read the previous State…

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Book Review: Crush It!

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk

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