Ask The Designer: Or Better, How NOT to Fly a drone!


If only I had a mountain climber handy when my drone went rogue! Or a tree climber may have been better suited in my case.  At least this high flyer was recovered. Sigh.

And for tips on flying your drone, check out this class at Learn How To Fly A Drone


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Be inspired! Imaginative Graphic Design

Just for your viewing pleasure, take a gander at these lovelies found over at  #dinasdesktop


Eiko Ojala Illustration


Unknown Artist – Couldn’t find it, anyway.


Oscar Ramos Illustration

How’d they do that? Photoshop Halftone


Create a halftone effect in 6 quick and easy steps using Photoshop’s built-in halftone filter. Of course, there are a variety of ways to make this effect using many different graphic design applications. But, for the sake of expediency and illustration savvy, Photoshop is sweet and to the point. This effect can add a groovy retro vibe to any of your design layouts.

#1 Create a new document.

For this example, we made the document 800PX x 800PX.

#2 Apply a black to white gradient.

Using a simple black to white gradient, apply it to the document from the bottom up evenly spaced between the image edges.

#3 Apply the color halftone filter.

Select the drop down menu for filter, select pixelate, and then color halftone. Adjust the settings as indicated.


#4 Rotate the halftone layer.

For great effect, rotate the halftone layer counter-clockwise by 45 degrees.


#5 Crop the image.

Tidy up the the image by cropping it tight. For this example, we trimmed it down to 325PX x 625PX.


#6 Add a gradient layer.

And to really make it pop, add a color gradient either above or below the halftone layer. Adjust the opacity for the gradient layer if you opt above or adjust the opacity of the halftone layer if you opt below. The color gradient layer was added above the halftone for this example and adjusted to 85%.


and TADA!



Be inspired – or burn?

“Those who don’t build, burn.” – Ray Bradbury