Javier Cantero
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Javier Cantero

Art of Being women 95.0%
InspirationSites reviews

This weekend I stumble with a great little blog: art of being women. I really liked it, but not because it was a women blog really, but because of the content. In SEO we always say that content is King, well this blog has very good content. It is clearly

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realistic lightning bolt
Tutorials

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a realistic lightning bolt with a very simple method using difference clouds and levels. Step 1 Create a new document Step 2 Open de Gradient editor and create a black and white gradient with a narrow gray area Step 3 Paint

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World For all Campaign Posters
Design Basics

The negative space is the area around the object that defines it. In an image composed of negative space, the different visual elements do not make up a single object, but the image is divided into sections. Is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. The most

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World Cup history
Inspiration

In this post, I want to review the 89 years of graphic art history of the World Cup Poster. The goal of every poster is the communication of a message, but to be able to communicate that message, first, you have to do something, in my opinion, much more important:

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history of graphic design art nouveau
HistoryInspiration

From early developments in printing to the emergence of distinct styles in design during the 20th century, let’s take a look at the history of graphic design specifically to the Key moments of the 20th Century that shaped graphic design. Who originally coined the term “graphic design” appears to be

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content aware fill
Quick TipsTutorials

This is a common task in client’s works. They give you their source image and you must “clean it”. This require of patience and analyzing the image you will work with. In this tutorial I will show you a very simple technique to do it using the content aware fill.

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eye level
Quick TipsTutorials

In movies the best special effects are the ones you can’t detect, in photomontage applies the same. How many times we look at a montage and instinctively we detect there is something wrong; the subject clearly looks superimposed. There is a very simple rule that applies in every image and it

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selling the design
Freelance

When I studied graphic design, teachers always repeated us that we should justify our designs. Every time we presented a project we  had a list of justifications; we were selling the design to the teacher. Why we used certain typography, the colors, the size of the pictures and so on.

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The client is not the enemy
Freelance

Something that took me a lot to understand in my early years as a designer is that the customer is not the enemy. At first glance this seems quit obvious but not really for the Designer: The client is not the enemy. In one of my first jobs I was assigned a

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Happy Clients
Freelance

Keeping clients happy is a job in itself; happy clients are repeat clients and the key to a successful business and the best way to do it is involving the client in the design process. Let’s face it, nobody likes to be alone in the dark, we want to be

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