All posts in "Digital"

7 Stunner Illustrator Portfolios

By John Thatch / June 18, 2018

If you’re an illustrator, a portfolio is incredibly important. It’s your calling card to the world, showing who you are and what you do. If you want to increase your chances of getting commissions or selling your existing work, you need to get your art online.Getting your work out there is easier than you probably […]

28 Tips for New Photographers

By John Thatch / June 12, 2018

Photography is an incredibly enjoyable hobby that can be super fun and rewarding. But, it’s also a difficult art to master, and it will likely take years to create the type of images that will truly satisfy your creative vision. When you’re first starting out, you’ll need to learn technical skills and to develop your […]

How to Shoot in Low Light

By John Thatch / June 12, 2018

Photography is all about light, and the general rule is the lower the light the harder the shot. But, it’s so worth the effort when the outcome can be spectacular images full of drama and emotion. Whether you’re shooting a beautiful sunset, the northern lights, or a vibrant city scene, you’ll need to understand the […]

The 10 Best Instagram Alternatives

By John Thatch / May 23, 2018

Almost everyone in the world with a smartphone knows what Instagram is, and with close to 1 billion users it is undoubtedly the most popular photo editing and sharing app available today.But, just because it’s the biggest, it’s not necessarily the best for your specific needs. Maybe you’re a professional or serious hobbyist wanting to […]

How to Make a Photography Portfolio

By John Thatch / April 18, 2018

All it takes to make it as a professional photographer is talent, right?Well, not exactly.If you’re going to make your dream a reality and build a sustainable career from taking photographs, you need to get your work out there for people to see. It’s not enough to just throw together your favorite images, though, as […]

How a drawing tablet differs from a graphic tablet

By John Thatch / April 9, 2018

The main difference between a tablet PC and a graphic tablet is apparent in the fact that Tablet PCs have screens you can draw on. While graphic tablets do not and further require a computer to run with but there are a few more details that you should know about as well. This article will […]

The Gaomon PD1560 Review (2018)

By John Thatch / February 19, 2018

Christmas came early for me last year, when the Gaomon PD1560 was waiting on my table in early December. I’ve done illustration work for about two years using an entry level Huion H610 Pro graphic tablet. But when presented with a vivid 15.6 inch LCD screen where I could directly draw onto, do you think […]

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 […]

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 points […]

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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