Cortisone Project – Fairbanks
Cortisone Project – Fairbanks
Cortisone – K. Fairbanks – Preliminary Research
Cortisone = type of Glucocorticoid which is in turn a kind of steroid.
Functions of Cortisone include acting as an anti-inflammatory and suppressing the immune system. It is released by the adrenal cortex (via the anterior pituitary, which triggers rising levels of ACTH in the blood) in response to long-term stress.
● Formula = C21H28O5
● Functional Groups = Ketones (3); Alcohol (2); Alkene (1)
● Solubility = Insoluble in water – contains more than three carbons.
Organic compounds typically … are not soluble in water….
(source: page 394; Timberlake, Karen. Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry. 13th ed. United Kingdom: Pearson, 2019)
● Anti-inflammatory medications may or may not exacerbate Covid 19 or make one more susceptible to contracting Covid 19; this topic is currently under debate among medical professionals:
Painting of a Heron by K. Fairbanks. Media: Watercolor
El Rey cable television network used my Superman fan art in September 2016 to promote their Superman movie weekend on television and on their social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
Here are screen caps of my art in use on their media, and links to the media itself:
My Superman fan art on El Rey’s Instagram Page
My Superman fan art in a video on El Rey’s Facebook Page
My Superman fan art in a video on El Rey’s Twitter Account
Drawing of Elvis by K. Fairbanks. Media: Illustrator
Any and all print related articles I find helpful will be posted to this blog post as I come across them. This post may be amended in the future to add new links.
Print Production Fundamentals, intro | lynda.com – You Tube
Print production: What it is, and how it works | lynda.com – YouTube (Part 2)
New Rules for Printing (2016) (via InDesign Secrets magazine; article by Claudia McCue)
RGB versus CMYK – via printer national
article also describes halftone dots, spot colors, and more
Some of the following may cost, but I am trying to focus on freebies.
(This post is under construction. New links to be added as I find them)
✦ ($) Vector Wood Grain Backgrounds – $5 (via Media Loot)
✦ ($) 15 Glitter Brushes (vector) – $15
✦ Vector Resources – via Design Beep
(ornaments, splatter brushes, cards, icons, food drawings, more)
Post to be modified in the future as I find new links.
✦ InDesign Secrets (articles, magazine, tutorials)
✦ What Is An Interactive PDF? (2017) – via Creative Studios
✦ Top 5 FREE InDesign Template Resources (2016) – via Creative Studios
✦ Creating a rich black swatch – via Lynda.com (video tutorial)
This is a post always open to being modified as I find new links to add to it.
I would like to focus on freebies, but some of the material below might come at cost. I will try to note (maybe with a dollar sign, $, which ones are not freebies).
I am maintaining this list for myself, based on products, brushes, plug-ins or stock photos I find attractive, or perceive as being useful, and not necessarily for a broader audience.
✦ ($) Fire Photoshop Action (via Graphic River. Cost: $6.00)
✦ ($) Rusted Sign Mockups (via Media Loot. Cost: $6.00)
✦ 75 High Quality Watercolor Photoshop Brushes (Vol.2) (via Inspiration Hut)
This post is under construction. I’ll add more links as I find them (ones that I find interesting or helpful)
(also Blue Print text effect, floral text effect, more)
electrified; chalk board; inflated, metallic (balloon looking); text on foggy window; glitter glue; sparkling glass; lightning; leafy text; multi-color fire – and more
You don’t need to use a cartoonish image as I have done in this post, for this example. Any image will do; it can be a realistic image. I worked on the following image at 72 ppi (pixels per inch, RGB mode).
You will need to have whatever image you want to use cut out from the background for this to work.
The end result should look something like this shark image below – a halftone pattern around or behind the shape:
Cockatoos watercolor painting
This will be an on-going post, meaning, any time I come across a new vector tutorial I really like, I’ll edit this post to link to it.
Some of the tutorials have practical uses, others are just pure eye candy or for fun.
★ Learn Adobe Illustrator – by Envato
Includes but is not limited to:
how to create vector glass objects / simple menu bar / draw a realistic cassette tape / design an isometric infographic / create old cinema ticket / create geometric – WPAP portrait
Depending on what version of Photoshop you are using, there are different ways to extract fine selections, such as hair or fur, from a background.
Somewhere along the way, around version CS5 or CS6, Adobe put a new selection tool or menu item in Photoshop that makes removing detailed areas from backgrounds much easier.
Yet another source says that Refined Edge was introduced in version CS3. That same source also says:
In Photoshop CS4 you can access Refine Edge through the new Adjustments panel (Black & White Adjustment Layers).
I personally own an older version of Photoshop, version CS4, and if I am understanding all these tutorials and articles correctly, versions of Photoshop prior to CS5 or 6 lack Smart Radius and Edge Selection choices in the Refine Edge dialog box.
Adobe Photoshop version history (via Wikipedia)
Version CS4 – released 2008
Version CS5 – released 2010
Version CS6 – released 2012
Version CC – released 2014
Here, I am compiling a list of links to tutorials – both posts and videos – that demonstrate how to remove detailed areas from backgrounds.
Large Scale Design – Billboards etc (Tutorial Links)
I will update this post as I find new links. If you are a visitor to this blog and know of any good tutorials, please feel free to leave comments on this post with links to those. I would appreciate it, and maybe any visitors to this blog would find it helpful.
I don’t have any experience in designing billboards – design, yes; I know how to use Photoshop and so on, but I’m not aware of the technical aspects involved in creating designs specifically for billboards (or other very large formats), and I’ve been seeing more and more graphic design job wanted ads asking for designers to create billboards as part of the job description.
The links to the tutorials:
So then, what size imagery is necessary?
Well, they still need to be rather large in file size, but most request a file to be designed using anywhere from 100dpi-150dpi (depending on project/printer specs). This is the case for any image that is created using the pixel based design program, Adobe Photoshop.
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