If GIMP is so good, why does everyone use Photoshop? It’s a fair question, given the fact that GIMP is so often heralded by open source enthusiasts. GIMP is a free photo editing software often cited as the best open source image editing software on the planet. An offshoot, Gimpshop, features a user interface that [...]
OtherFocus is an international creative blog founded by Jennifer Cirpici, an Illustrator and Graphic Designer from The Netherlands. Jennifer had an idea to create a blog but didn’t know where to start. There was a question in her mind she needed to answer: “What do we want to give our audience?”, the answer came [...]
If you are creating a website that aims to sell custom sunglasses, skinny jeans, or the latest Charlie Sheen-endorsed product, you are not going to want a tame design. By taking a page out of the book of rock n’ roll, you can harness the energy of the gods of rock and blow the roof [...]
Photoshop has been in the news lately, except not for the regular reasons you might have guessed. More and more blogs are focusing on Photoshop because there’s an internal battle. A battle between designers who work in Photoshop, and those who choose to ignore it for the browser. I’ve grown out of Photoshop for the bulk of my work, and there are three key reasons a designer must focus on to understand the benefits I’ve gained.
â€œWe donâ€™t work on assembly line anymore, we work on projects.â€ â€“ Seth Godin – And I cannot disagree more. I often catch myself telling my friends that I couldnâ€™t pick up their call because I was working on a project. But really, I was not.
I have a passion for creative thinking. The process of discovering a new approach to solving problems of any kind is challenging and invigorating. My latest endeavor of designing the album artwork for the “TECHNICOLOR EP” was no different. Here’s a step-by-step look into my creative process.