Interview With Jacob Cass

One of the biggest perks of writing this blog is networking with some of the incredibly gifted designers. It’s through my blog and other social networks that I’ve had a chance to meet fellow designers like Jacob Cass of Just Creative Design. He was kind enough to answer a few of my questions, I hope you enjoy the interview.

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Create a Textured Journal Icon

Illustrator is an amazing tool for building scalable vector art. With the sudden icon craze, it is ideal for creating these little doodads. Many of them are shiny, glossy, icons, but I must admit that I sometimes get tired of them. I’ve decided to see what you can do with texture within Illustrator. The results of this experimentation are summed up in this tutorial

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2 Incredibly Entertaining Animations

The awesome animations of Alan Becker were just brought to my attention by Franz over at Fudge Graphics. Below are the links for the two videos in his “Animator vs. Animation” series. If you’ve done some work in Flash you are really gonna love these! Check ‘em out.

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Logo Inspiration With A Yellow Focus

This post is a continuation of my “Inspiration With A Yellow Focus” series. I searched tons of logos to bring you the best that feature some yellow in them. Here are the inspirational logos that I found.

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Freebie, Cool MediaSlap Photoshop Brushes

I love having freebies to give away to my readers! I’m looking forward to developing my own brushes and vectors for give away sometime soon, but until then here are some incredible brushes to tide you over. They are courtesy of the fine people over at MediaSlap.

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MyInkBlog Flickr Group Showcase

I wanted to use this post to thank everyone who has joined MyInkBlog Flickr Group. The quality of the group items astound me. I promised to showcase the best of the group once we hit 50 members. I hope to do so at every 50 member increment. So without further ado, here’s my first Flickr Group showcase.

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5 Steps Towards Great Web Design

The process of developing a website can be long and tedious, but the end result should be rewarding. Throwing something together too quickly without much of a plan leads to a lot of redesigns and mistakes. I’ve narrowed down my design process into five basic categories. Here are my 5 steps.

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Big Typography Snowboarding Poster

I’m thrilled to announce this is my second tutorial that is a direct result of someone using the Community Suggestion Box. Big typography is a bit of a vague and challenging subject to write about, however it has always inspired me, so making a tutorial on this subject was something that I welcomed with open arms.

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Freebie, Grunge Vector Set!

I’m stoked to announce this new freebie. The awesome vectors were kindly given by new site sponsor, VectorStock. VectorStock is one of the industry leaders in offering high quality royalty free vectors. Their prices are very reasonable and their vectors are gorgeous.

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Design with Swirls and Flourishes

It’s very common these days to see swirls and flourishes within graphic design. You can use brushes or vectors to achieve this look, but if you want to customize your own you’ll have to dig in and spend some time creating them. This tutorial will cover some of the techniques you can use to create your own beautiful swirls and flourishes.

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Looking For Some Inspiration For Your Website?

I often find myself in search of some inspiration when I set out to do a new website. There’s quite a few options out there for website showcases. One, that I would highly recommend is, Best Web Gallery. The website layout is beautifully simple and they feature websites that are thoughtfully picked out.

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My 10 Favorite Swirls & Decorative Brush Sets

There are so many quality Photoshop brush sets available. As promised here is another list of awesome brushes. This post will focus on my favorite Photoshop brushes for swirls, swooshes and floral elements.

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