All posts in "Digital"

The Best Printers For Art and Artists (2018)

By John Thatch / February 15, 2018

Art is no longer confined to paintings and sculpture. Over the past decade or so, many creatives have decided to go digital. Whether you’re a graphic designer, digital painter, or you hand-create art before scanning it into your computer, the chances are that you’ll want to print your work on a fairly regular basis.If you’re […]

The Best Photo Apps 2018

By John Thatch / January 17, 2018

When you think of photo apps, it’s likely that you immediately think of Instagram. And, although this is the best known app of its kind, there are a whole host of other software solutions that will take your imagery to a level that Insta users can only dream of. From simple edits to fun features […]

The 7 Essential Photoshop Plugins 2018

By John Thatch / January 9, 2018

Photoshop in itself is a creative powerhouse and a ‘can’t live without’ tool for photographers and designers. But, there are countless plugins available that will allow you to get even more out of Adobe’s photo editing software.We’ve rounded up seven essential Photoshop plugins that will help you take your images to the next level.7. OptikVerve […]

The Best Tablets for College 2018

By John Thatch / August 29, 2017

Here’s a fun fact: there are over 52+ companies that make tablets. In fact, a lot more. But at a certain point the quality has gone down so much that I just stopped looking for alternatives. Most tech review sites like CNET, PCMag and what not recommend  only a handful of companies and with good […]

The Parblo Mast 10 Review

By John Thatch / July 31, 2017

DISCLAIMER: I totally begged Parblo to send me this graphic monitor and Milly, who is their marketing and PR person, obliged. Thanks Milly! The only request Milly made was that I first talk with Parblo should I experience any problems. Features and Install SetupThe Parblo Mast 10 is a 10.1 inch graphic monitor, a cintiq alternative. With 6 […]

17 Great Animation Blogs in 2018

By John Thatch / July 18, 2017

​Animators are a special breed. Because unlike actors, the characters they create are tireless, purposeful and free from any human shortcoming. But in order to create these pieces of art, they need to be their best, learn from the best and produce their best. With that in mind, I’ve scoured the internet in search of the coolest […]

The 5 Best Osu Tablets 2018

By John Thatch / June 12, 2017

Osu is fun. No, osu is not just “fun”…It’s an addictive carneval of colors, music and speed. Best suited for people with the twitchy nervous system of a war veteran. After playing it a bit you quickly realize that you need something better than a mouse to reach the absolute limits of your potential.If you’re […]

The Best Cintiq Alternatives 2018

By John Thatch / June 7, 2017

In this article I’ve compared all 15 Cintiqs against 13 different competing companies. That’s more than 30+ models to compare. Luckily, we can ignore most of them because some of them are just copies of the same unpatented hardware. Going into this article you need to know that there is no perfect Cintiq alternative. This is why […]

Surface Pro 5 (2017) – Review

By John Thatch / May 24, 2017

The new Surface Pro 5 might be on to something or is it all hype?  It boasts 50% more battery life than it’s predecessor the Surface Pro 4 and 2.5x more computational power in comparison to the older Surface Pro 3. More importantly, we need to know, if the new Surface Pen which promises 4,096 pressure […]

Ease in, Ease Out – Stop Motion Animation Tutorial

By Tony Clavelli / May 18, 2017

When new animators first start out, most of their big mistakes can be easily fixed with a solid understanding of the 12 Basic Rules of Animation. Though first referenced in The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson (by the way, new animators, this is a fantastic book), these principles continue to be […]

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