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A Foolish Fire Tutorial :: How to Make a Collage in Photoshop

I’ve been making collages in one form or another since I was old enough to wield scissors and paste, which turned into long hours during the summer and after school stuffed into a poorly ventilated darkroom combining cut-up Kodalith sheet negatives and printing large-scale BW contact prints, which turned into Photoshop 3.0 and a Mac FX, which turned into..well faster and better “scissors and paste” and a permanent “buh bye” to […]

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Playing in Traffic

Traffic-Related Typography Thing #1 Sometimes life dishes out serendipitous moments like it’s an all-you-can-eat buffet. One moment you’re sitting at a stop light, idling both mechanically and mentally, and you notice out of the corner of your eye something slightly askew—a thing out of place, context, space and/or time. Or in this case just a weird-ass traffic sign. So it was on my way back from Costco, when this

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DIY Postcard Hack #1

You know that phenomenon whereby you’re looking through the greeting card aisle and you break out with a spontaneous explosion of, for lack of better word, “guffaw”? That’s me. I got that gene from my mom. Cutest thing ever when she did it. I just get stares. But, my preferred venue is not Rite-Aid but the antique /vintage shop and instead of pouring over Hallmark cards I prefer pawing

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Decapitated Velociraptor: A Love Story

Once upon a time when my wife and I were dating and starting to talk about cohabitation, we had that “negotiation” to decide what items we would pool in order to decorate our new apartment. Both being artist-types and somewhat fussy about our space, we each had very specific ideas about how to curate our new combined collection of “objets d’art”. On most things we concurred, but I had

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A Refined Palette

Spied a discarded, wooden palette while cycling up a busy, hilly road. Came back later to claim it and after doing a little Frankenstein-ing using an old salvaged cat tree and a section of old cedar fence, it became an upcycled outdoor coffee table. Total cost to make: $3.00. Payoff in satisfaction: priceless. This was also the first project which employed my new favorite tool, the Kreg Jig, a

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