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World’s Longest Photoshop tutorial fund rising.

3 February 2013

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World’s Longest Photoshop tutorial fund rising.

During the past 10 years I have created dozens of tutorials and I have mentored hundreds of newbie illustrators free of charge from my beloved SOSFactory, I have always thought that the best way to promote my work is by helping others. I would like to dedicate more time to this task and for that […]

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How to design a Vectorial Mascot design in Illustrator

25 April 2011

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How to design a Vectorial Mascot design in Illustrator

Hi guys, I recorded the whole process in the making of Cheeky Monkey vectorial mascot design in Illustrator, there will be several videos and I will update this post frequently, so subscribing to my Youtube Channel, my Facebook page or my Twitter is a good idea to stay up to date. What is this tutorial […]

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Solving design problems: uniqueness

10 April 2011

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Solving design problems: uniqueness

I’m redesigning my portfolio – as you surely know – and I’m finding a problem quite difficult to solve: choosing the images for my portfolio… it’s not an easy task if you have so many portfolio pieces to choose from. The problem: as many as possible When I started designing I used to work for […]

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Pokermania Avatar Creator by SOSFactory

30 March 2011

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Pokermania Avatar Creator by SOSFactory

Hello buddies! I have no news about the blog or SOSFactory redesign by now, but I would like to share with you buddies a very interesting project I’m working on at the moment. Its about a system of avatar creation for an Online poker app. I don’t usually accept these kind of orders, since the […]

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Quick tip: How to combine two PSD files in Photoshop

25 March 2011

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Quick tip: How to combine two PSD files in Photoshop

For some weeks I have been working with high resolution files with lots of layers and time to time I need to reuse and move groups of layers from different PSD files. I used to do it by dragging the layers from one archive to another one, the issue is you need to disengage the […]

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What do you do when a client refuses to fill a brief?

25 January 2011

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What do you do when a client refuses to fill a brief?

Some days ago I received an interview by email, somebody asked me about the way I write my briefs when designing by order. At first time it looked like Spam so I didn’t care too much, but on a second read I thought it would be a good blog post. So let’s talk about the […]

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SOSFactory wish you a Merry Christmas

21 December 2010

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SOSFactory wish you a Merry Christmas

Once again it’s time to congratulate the holidays to all the friends who follow me and actively support my work for so long, I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A big hug for all that remain, and a moment of remembrance for those who already left. I wish you all […]

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6 Web design mistakes that I won’t make… again

19 December 2010

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6 Web design mistakes that I won’t make… again

Some time ago I announced about the redesign of SOSFactory, my corporative web. It was designed 6 years ago, when I still had no idea about web design. The current design (SOSFactory V1) has been profitable but it has restricted me in many aspects. It´s an involuntary but systematic attempt to break every principle of […]

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5 reasons why you should enter design contests.

22 November 2010

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5 reasons why you should enter design contests.

A few days ago, I published a post about crowdsourcing webs. Clients come to these webs with a project, and designers compete for a prize. I received many comments for and against these webs. So I thought it would be interesting to examine these pro-crowdsourcing positions in depth. First of all, I must admit that […]

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Design for dignity (a 99designs review)

10 November 2010

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Design for dignity (a 99designs review)

UPDATE 16 March 2011: 99designs tried to censor this post due to an inexistent copyright infringement. This post is a product review and fit within the Fair Use doctrine. The contest object of review is now private, I bet my review went further than I predicted. Please, share this post in your social profiles. Something´s […]

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