Create a Simple Animated GIF from your Lettering

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Recently I entered a contest, deciding to procrastinate no longer in learning to create animated GIFs in Photoshop to announce my latest product. The process was much easier than I had imagined. Drawing inspiration from the header here, I created a fun and easy way to animate my hand lettering- or any design- using Photoshop to create an animated GIF. I’ve also created some actions (which you can download free) that streamlined and sped up the process. Continue reading

The Making of a Texture Series – Part 1

I’ve been meaning to take a Country Tour for a while. In the area where I live, the houses, landscape, and other various farm-related buildings make up a veritable treasure-trove of rustic textures. I personally can never get enough wood textures and other vintage, distressed backgrounds for my designs. I’ve also discovered, with my other texture collections, that the process of creating a texture from a three-dimensional item is a whole lot of fun, start to finish. It seems that in a fairly short amount of time, I can make something very useful for design projects. The effort that goes into it is hands-on, adventurous, and rewarding. Today I’ll be re-exploring my texture-making process, and you’re invited along for the ride. Please forgive the technical geekery. I hope my process gives you a few ideas! Continue reading