» Cortisone – K. Fairbanks – Preliminary Research

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:

Sources:

HealthLine; FactCheck; eCancer Medical Science Journal; Science Alert; U.S. News

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» My Superman Fan Art Used by El Rey Television Network

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:

Links:

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

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» Vector Resources – Brushes, Patterns, Plug-Ins, and Etc

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)

 5 Free Vector Resources for Use in Illustrator: Part Two

✦  ($) Vector Wood Grain Backgrounds – $5 (via Media Loot)

✦ How to Create Halftone Effects in Adobe Illustrator 

✦ ($) 15 Glitter Brushes (vector) – $15

✦ Vector Resources – via Design Beep

(ornaments, splatter brushes, cards, icons, food drawings, more)

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» Vector Tutorials from Different Sources

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.

★ VecTips

★ Learn Adobe Illustrator – by Envato

★  26 Best Adobe Illustrator Portrait Tutorials

★ 120+ of the Best Illustrator Tutorials EVER!

★ 68 Finest Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

★ 42 Best Illustrator Tutorials

20 Illustrator Tutorials – Learn to Make Fabulous Vector Graphics

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

From EnvatoTuts:

★ Design & Illustration Tutorials > Adobe Illustrator

✦ Create a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient Meshes

✦ How to Create a Simple Geometrical Pattern in Adobe Illustrator 

✦ How to Create Animated Vector Icons in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

✦ How to Create a Blueprint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator 

✦ How to Scale Icons Correctly in Adobe Illustrator

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» Large Scale Design – Billboards etc (Tutorial Links)

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:

Billboard Designing: Why design at higher resolution instead of the actual, lower print resolution?

Designing large scale projects—trade shows and billboards: beginner tips and tricks

Excerpts:

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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