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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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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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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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Photoshop History Brush: the time traveller

26 February 2010

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Photoshop History Brush: the time traveller

Hey guys, this post is an addition to The longest Photoshop coloring tutorial, I posted a video in which you could see how I use the History Brush when I use color, but it didn’t seem too clear, so before we go on with the tutorial I will explain in detail what the history brush […]

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The World’s longest Photoshop coloring tutorial (day 1 to 5)

23 December 2009

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The World’s longest Photoshop coloring tutorial (day 1 to 5)

Hello buddies, time for a very special tutorial, I will try to write the more detailed tutorial you have ever seen about how to color in Photoshop, SOSFactory color style. I will post the tutorial by issues, every issue will have his own video on real time from my Youtube channel, voice courtesy of Anita […]

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Download lineart and practice your coloring skills with Photoshop

28 November 2009

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Download lineart and practice your coloring skills with Photoshop

Time for another exercise, this time let´s practice our digital color in Photoshop over a profesional lineart made by SOSFactory. If you do a try, please email me a JPG of your final image, if you are interested I could post your image here and give you some tips to improve your coloring skills. Here […]

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How to integrate a mascot design in your website

16 November 2009

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How to integrate a mascot design in your website

Mascot design for webs is one of my specialties, in the last few years I’ve been designing dozens of corporative characters for webs. Clients are usually very satisfied with the design, but they don’t know how to make the most out of it. Sometimes they have to use them at very small sizes, sometimes they […]

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Pros and cons of Illustrative Logo Design

8 November 2009

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Pros and cons of Illustrative Logo Design

Theory says that a good logotype must be simple, clean, economical, versatile, etc, etc. This is a very pertinent principle but, is it still valid? In my opinion, it is partially obsolete. The advance of impression techniques, the evolution of the consumers overburdened with publicity and the evolution of the mass media (Internet, Television, mobile […]

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The making of Temper Tamtrum illustration and logo

18 October 2009

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The making of Temper Tamtrum illustration and logo

Time for a new tutorial, this time less detailed and quite more advanced. It´s something completely different from my usual cartoonish style. This is a more realistic illustration of a MMA fighter (Mixed Martial Arts). I painted it for a logotype, aimed at the printing on T-shirts, of a new brand named Temper Tantrum. I […]

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