Articles

Traditional Colors in Painter

One of the biggest challenges in digital painting is choosing the right colors. Each type of traditional media has limitations based on the pigments available. Watercolors, for example, have a limited color range even when mixing various paints. Paint software, however, offers an unlimited...More

Digital Illustration from Linework

If you are scanning in linework and want to create a color illustration from it, it is easy to do in Photoshop, here's how. Make sure the linework is on it's own layer. Set that layer's blending mode to multiply....More

Architecture 3d Design

For years, the promise of 3d modeling as an everyday drafting tool has been advertised to architects and designers, but it has never really been practical. Now it seems with software such as Autodesk Revit Architecture, it is now a...More

Prairie Style

The Prairie Style began in Chicago in the 1890's and early 1900's. The style is characterized by shallow pitched, hip roofs that have wide overhangs. The designs emphasize horizontal lines, and often have massive entries or porches. Frank Lloyd Wright... More

Transcending CSS

In bookstores is a fantastic book written by Andy Clarke entitled "Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design". It approaches the use of CSS from a designer's perspective, which is an exciting new concept. His explanation of proper structural...More

Fifty Works for Fifty States

The Vogel 50x50 web site, created by Second Story, brings together 2,500 contemporary artworks that were distributed throughout the nation as part of The Dorthy and Herbert Vogel Collection. It is called Fifty Works for Fifty States...More

New Acropolis Museum

Outgrowing the original Acropolis Museum, which was constructed in 1874, competitions were held to find a designer and a design to house newly excavated artifacts. Architect Bernard Tschumi won the commission for the new Acropolis Museum which sits 300 yards...More

Sustainability, Beauty, Function

When developing the new package design for their fragrances, Le Cherche Midi wanted to merge sustainabilty and reusability with beauty and function. The boxes, which are designed to be a keepsake for the customer, are actually constructed from discarded shipping palettes...More

  • Georgia O'Keeffe

    Welcoming more than 2,225,000 visitors from all over the world, it is the only museum in the world dedicated to artist Georgia O'Keeffe.   More...

  • Painter 12

    Painter 12 opens up a world of creativity by offering progressive drawing tools and lifelike Natural-Media┬« brushes.   Look...


Project Spotlight

Furman Park

Michael J Petrow & Associates designed this park using a beautiful fountain and themed clock as design focal points.

The existing park was not getting very many visitors, but the new design with paver walkways, comfortable benches, and improved landscape will be hard to resist.


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