Javier Cantero
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Javier Cantero

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[tweetmeme]HDR or High Dynamic Images can store pixel values that span the whole tonal range of the real world, in the range of 100,000:1. HDR Images are encoded in a format that allows the largest range of values stored with 32 bits per color channel.

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Freelance

[tweetmeme]When I studied graphic design, teachers always repeated 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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Tutorials

[tweetmeme]WOW! Ninjas tutorials are really difficult to find (maybe that’s why they are ninjas) Here you have 7 great tutorials for your inspiration covering different techniques.

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Freelance

[tweetmeme]One of the most important challenges of being your own boss is to focus long enough on a task until completion. Do not distract and finish your commitments in time, but there are too many distractions; email, banks, projects, etc. For 10 years I have tried different methods, taken courses

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Tutorials

[tweetmeme]Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for digital-image editing and graphics creation. Every week we will present a list of the best tutorials in a particular theme. This week we will focus on Angels tutorials. You’ll find a list of 10 of the best tutorials that deal with applying post-production

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Tutorials

In this tutorial I will show you some simple but efficient techniques. We will use levels to create a great black and white image, we will add a convincing rain effect through a few old and well known techniques that when put together create a convincing rain effect and finally

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Design Basics

[tweetmeme]The ability to create and evaluate effective figure/ground tension is an essential skill for graphic designers. Figure/ground also known as positive and negative space is at work in all facets of graphic design.

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Freelance

[tweetmeme]Keeping clients happy is a job in itself; happy clients are repeat clients and the key to a successful business. You can be the greatest designer in town, but without a little knowledge on keeping your clients smiling, you can fail. Put the client’s needs first, focus on your client’s success.

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Design Basics

[tweetmeme]How can we establish whether a design meets its purpose? Usually we have a pretty good idea of this matter, but we always need to base our judgments, and the best way to achieve this is through an analysis. For example we want to design a logo. First there must

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Freelance

[tweetmeme]Getting paid is the single most important aspect of being a freelancer, the money we receive for our services is what enables us to keep doing what we do, so make sure that you take your time to do things right. Sooner or later, many of us are faced with

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