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The Tactical Spy Pen: A Review

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and especially so when the pen is also, in fact, a very small sword. Which makes it not only mighty but tactical. Apparently. I get about 2,000 spam emails a week with the word “tactical” in the subject line. I’m not sure why, I don’t recall ever having searched for anything remotely “tactical”. But the spam-verse in its infinite wisdom […]

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The Deli Lama

This cartoon is a shameless pseudo-hack of two jokes, so no, I didn’t think of the punch line, so sue. The first joke really isn’t a joke per se, it comes from a book called “Awakening the Buddha Within” by Lama Surya Das, aka Jeffrey Miller, aka “The Deli Lama” which is what his mom called him after the author in his 20’s, a Jewish boy from New Jersey

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HiRes Chalkboard Background Files in PSD format

Bigger, more customizable chalkboard backgrounds for designers Challenge: Lately I’ve had several requests for backgrounds that have particular features, like more “chalk” blur, or fewer scratches and specks, etc. I’ve also been asked to provide backgrounds at larger sizes for posters and signs, especially for weddings, menus, etc. So… Solution: Rather than reinventing the wheel and creating multiple versions of the chalkboard background files, you get to do all

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High Resolution Chalkboard Backgrounds

NEW! Now get the original .PSD files in high-res In response to multiple inquiries about a customized version of the background, I’m making the original .PSD files used to create the files available in 8.5×11 and 16×20 sizes, both high res. A little more pricey but still a lot less than on stock sites. Check ’em out here. Who knew that a Saturday afternoon inspiration would translate into over

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High-Res Chalkboard Background

How to fake a chalkboard effect in Photoshop

Resources: How to Spiff Up Your Hand Lettering in Photoshop Free Downloadable Chalkboard Backgrounds Hey look…a new Foolish file! Hi-Res Chalkboard backgrounds in 3 flavors! By popular demand we’ve added a set of high-res backgrounds for just a buck ninety-nine. These will work a lot better for anything you intend to print at 8.5×11 and smaller. The Tutorial Every once in a while it’s fun to go off the

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Free Downloadable Chalkboard Backgrounds

A few fellow letterers have asked about the chalk backgrounds I’ve been using for some recent Pinterest posts. Actually those were created using a stock photo of a chalkboard as the base file and while that’s always an option, I thought I’d try creating a convincing chalkboard image myself (sorry iStock) and make it available here on Foolish Fire. Download the .zip file here The folder includes a gray,

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