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How to Use the New Intertwine Tool in Adobe Illustrator adobe illustrator tutorial Jan 30, 2023

Intertwine is a new feature in Adobe Illustrator version 27.2. For the month of February, I'm going to be introducing members to features in Adobe Illustrator to help them level up their graphic design skills and grow as designers.

It is a very cool tool that lets you easily take two graphic...

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Stacie Dale from Surface Design News Talks Art Licensing art licensing news surface design surface pattern design Jan 23, 2023

This month we're covering art licensing. I'm excited to welcome our special guest, Stacie Dale of Surface Design News, to Multi Color Minds next week.

Stacie will discuss:
  • How to find and select companies that are a good fit with your signature style 
  • Where to spend your time pitching
  • ...
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Create Compelling Designs by Using Design Principles and Color color color camp design drawing Jan 21, 2023

Design is more than decoration. Design is visual communication. You don't need fancy equipment or apps. You need ideas and an understanding of design fundamentals. Learning principles like composition, scale, placement, repetition, and movement will help you become a better designer.

You can...

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Studio Xhico featured in Bonnie Christine's 60x60 Artists Video news surface design surface pattern design Jan 17, 2023

I'm so excited to be a part of this video featuring 60 artists and designers sharing how they make income from their artwork.

Bonnie Christine has invited me to be a part of the 60x60 project. This is where 60 artists tell you how they make income from their art. You'd be surprised at how you can...

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Shein X Artist Program Webinar – FREE to Artists and Designers multi color minds new special guest Jan 14, 2023

Last year I licensed several designs with Shein X with much success. I get so many questions about working with Shein X, I decided to invite my rep, Keren Martin, to speak to my membership for creatives, Multi Color Minds.

Keren will present the new Shein X Artist Program so you can learn...

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Font Pairings Made Easy with Adobe Express adobe express fonts typography Jan 14, 2023

Pairing fonts in design can make or break your project's overall look and feel. It's a crucial step in creating a cohesive and visually appealing design that will stand out. But, let's face it, it can be tricky, especially for those new to design. That's where Adobe Express comes in - it's a...

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Color - What's in a Name? color Jan 14, 2023

When describing colors, it's not always necessary to stick to their common names. Using more interesting and descriptive names for colors can make your writing or design more evocative and impactful.

For example, in art and design, using more specific and unique colors' names can help create a...

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Insight on Working with Color in Design Production - Video color production video Jan 13, 2023

Working with color can be a tricky thing. The question I get most from surface pattern designers is about what color profile to use.

In this video, I take away some of the mysteries behind color profiles and why I start my work in RGB. You'll better understand RGB, CMYK, and Pantone colors. I use...

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Drawing and Painting with Color and Light in Mind books color Jan 11, 2023

Color and light always play a vital role in my artwork. Though I am mostly known for creating abstract and expressive artwork, I sometimes like to return to my roots. Sometimes there is something so satisfying about creating a photorealistic image. It's not something I often do, but it is good...

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iPad Essentials for the Artist & Designer – Video ipad video Jan 10, 2023

Here are my iPad essentials for artists and designers. The goods I use.

If you are a surface pattern designer, illustrator, or artist, and you're asking yourself, "should I get an iPad?". The answer is YES! The next question you should be asking is, "Do I need a drawing glove?". Again, the answer...

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Create a Time-Lapse Video of Your Artwork with Procreate – Video ipad procreate tutorial Jan 09, 2023

The Time-Lapse feature on Procreate is one of my favorite features of the app. After you create your artwork, you can view or export a video of you making your art in time-lapse. These are great for sharing on social media, and process videos have high engagement.

In this video, I'll show you how...

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How to Create a Clipping Mask in Adobe Illustrator for Beginners – Video adobe illustrator tutorial Jan 08, 2023

Clipping masks in Adobe Illustrator can be a little tricky to wrap your head around. I've created this step-by-step tutorial for beginners on how to create a clipping mask in Illustrator. 

In this video tutorial, I'll walk you through the basic steps of making a clipping mask. Let me know if...

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