jeudi 24 février 2011

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mardi 22 février 2011

Astronautique : L’ATV-2 Johannes Kepler s’arrime à la station spatiale internationale ISS


L’ESA a lancé le 16 février le second vaisseau ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle), baptisé Johannes Kepler. L’ATV-2 est en route vers l’équipage de la station spatiale internationale ISS pour le ravitailler en nourriture, oxygène, eau, appareils et divers équipments. Le 24 février, à 16 :45h, il va s’arrimer à l’ISS. Les médias sont cordialement invités à suivre cet arrimage en direct à l’ESTEC, Noordwijk.

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Astronautique : Dernière sortie pour Mars 500


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Aujourd’hui 22 février, près de Moscou, deux des six volontaires de Mars 500 simuleront une troisième sortie sur le sol de Mars. Pendant plus d’une heure, l’Italien Diego Urbina et le Russe Alexandre Smoleevskiy arpenteront en scaphandre un terrain de 60m² qui reproduit la surface de la planète rouge. Bien qu’à sa moitié, Mars 500, voyage spatial virtuel de 520 jours, est déjà considéré comme une réussite par certains. Reste pour l’équipage à patienter encore 240 jours avant le “retour” sur Terre....

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Prépresse : Web Capture : Le CSIC publie Combler les écarts

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Le nouveau rapport, Combler les écarts, publié par le Conseil sectoriel de l’imprimerie du Canada (CSIC) examine les écarts de compétences de la main-d’oeuvre de l’industrie canadienne de l’imprimerie et des communications graphiques. Il examine les écarts entre les compétences actuelles et celles requises des employés de l’industrie de l’imprimerie suivants : opérateurs prépresse, spécialistes de la sortie, spécialistes de la couleur, opérateurs de presse rotative offset, opérateurs de presse offset à feuilles, opérateurs de presse flexographique, opérateurs de presse numérique, opérateurs à la reliure et opérateurs à la finition. Le rapport compare également les lacunes en matière de compétences par rapport à la formation offerte par les employeurs et les formateurs et présente ensuite un modèle de prestation de formation pour l’industrie afin d’orienter les employés tout au long de leur apprentissage continu. Le CSIC propose cinq recommandations qu’il dirigera pour assurer la viabilité du modèle de prestation de formation : la promotion des parcours de carrière dans l’industrie, l’accréditation des programmes de formation, le développement d’un programme de reconnaissance, l’offre de ressources de formation et le soutien du mentorat. Préparé pour l’industrie et par l’industrie, le rapport et les annexes sont accessibles en ligne au http://www.cpisc-csic.ca/eng/training-assessment.html.[[posterous-content:pid___1]]

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Prépresse : Web Capture : Le CSIC publie Combler les écarts

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Le nouveau rapport, Combler les écarts, publié par le Conseil sectoriel de l’imprimerie du Canada (CSIC) examine les écarts de compétences de la main-d’oeuvre de l’industrie canadienne de l’imprimerie et des communications graphiques. Il examine les écarts entre les compétences actuelles et celles requises des employés de l’industrie de l’imprimerie suivants : opérateurs prépresse, spécialistes de la sortie, spécialistes de la couleur, opérateurs de presse rotative offset, opérateurs de presse offset à feuilles, opérateurs de presse flexographique, opérateurs de presse numérique, opérateurs à la reliure et opérateurs à la finition. Le rapport compare également les lacunes en matière de compétences par rapport à la formation offerte par les employeurs et les formateurs et présente ensuite un modèle de prestation de formation pour l’industrie afin d’orienter les employés tout au long de leur apprentissage continu. Le CSIC propose cinq recommandations qu’il dirigera pour assurer la viabilité du modèle de prestation de formation : la promotion des parcours de carrière dans l’industrie, l’accréditation des programmes de formation, le développement d’un programme de reconnaissance, l’offre de ressources de formation et le soutien du mentorat. Préparé pour l’industrie et par l’industrie, le rapport et les annexes sont accessibles en ligne au http://www.cpisc-csic.ca/eng/training-assessment.html.

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Le nouveau rapport, Combler les écarts, publié par le Conseil sectoriel de l’imprimerie du Canada (CSIC) examine les écarts de compétences de la main-d’oeuvre de l’industrie canadienne de l’imprimerie et des communications graphiques. Il examine les écarts entre les compétences actuelles et celles requises des employés de l’industrie de l’imprimerie suivants : opérateurs prépresse, spécialistes de la sortie, spécialistes de la couleur, opérateurs de presse rotative offset, opérateurs de presse offset à feuilles, opérateurs de presse flexographique, opérateurs de presse numérique, opérateurs à la reliure et opérateurs à la finition. Le rapport compare également les lacunes en matière de compétences par rapport à la formation offerte par les employeurs et les formateurs et présente ensuite un modèle de prestation de formation pour l’industrie afin d’orienter les employés tout au long de leur apprentissage continu. Le CSIC propose cinq recommandations qu’il dirigera pour assurer la viabilité du modèle de prestation de formation : la promotion des parcours de carrière dans l’industrie, l’accréditation des programmes de formation, le développement d’un programme de reconnaissance, l’offre de ressources de formation et le soutien du mentorat. Préparé pour l’industrie et par l’industrie, le rapport et les annexes sont accessibles en ligne au http://www.cpisc-csic.ca/eng/training-assessment.html.

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Scifi : Movie : Trailer : New trailer for Abrams' Super 8


super8_behindcameraSuper 8 has been a bit of a mystery thus far. We know that J.J. Abrams' wrote the script and is directing and that Steven Spielberg is executive producer. We also know that the film takes place in Ohio in 1979 and follows a group of kids making their own homemade movie who stumble across a monster near a train wreak. At one stage in the new Super 8 trailer - which you can watch below - a boy is shown filming something on a Super 8 camera, so I'm guessing they've filmed something they shouldn't have and will be chased by the military who are concealing an alien visitor? Just a guess of course...

 

 

 

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Scifi : Emmerich's Foundation script approved

Roland_Emmerich_foundationDirector Roland Emmerich recently discussed the Foundation film project with Empire Magazine, his epic adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series that was announced so long ago that I can't even remember the year.

Thankfully the project hasn't been cancelled yet and should still happen. However, they're trying to work out a budget, with a decision to be reached in March. It's possible I guess that in March they could very well decide not to go ahead with it at all, but I'm trying to remain positive

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Graphic Design : Web Capture : Kelli Brown : Can a Facebook page replace the need for a website?

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facebook fan pages, custom fan page tabs, facebook custom landing tabs, facebook static fbml tabsWe’ve had a large number of requests as of late to build new home bases for our clients on the web. Usually, this means either a new or redesigned website.

Strangely, we’re seeing an increasing number of clients wanting only a customized Facebook page. Having mulled over the pros and cons several times in the past few weeks, I thought it was time to cover those issues here.

Facebook page options:

Facebook pages allow for a great deal of customization using any number of tools, whether it’s a purchased solution like those at HyperArts or Involver or a Static FBML custom tab. Facebook allows page owners to direct visitors to a different tab depending on whether or not they are a fan of the page. Page owners can also “reveal” new tabs and information when users become a fan of the page – another little technique to encourage visitors to convert.

One thing is for certain: Custom Facebook page landing tabs have a huge impact on encouraging users to convert into followers.

How it might work:

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Vitaminwater's logo from their Facebook Fan Page

First off, how would you replace your website with a Facebook page? Vitaminwater is one example – Vitaminwater.com now redirects to the company’s Facebook fan page. The page is set to a “home” tab for new visitors that have not previously become a fan of the page. The page has upwards of 2 million fans.

We would also recommend connecting to rich media – using a YouTube tab from Involver.com, which we prefer over direct uploads to Facebook – and ensuring that you delete any empty tabs (Discussion and Reviews if you aren’t using them).

Pros of the Facebook Page-only approach:

In a word, simplicity. As detailed by Guy Kawasaki’s post on how he chose a Facebook page for the promotion of his upcoming release, Enchantment, it’s generally easier to create a robust Facebook page than to design and develop an entire site – even if you’re only spearheading the effort, and not doing the grunt work yourself.

In this case, less is more. Less to build and customize means less cost than the average website. Less time and fewer revisions are likely. Less effort will go into maintenance – perhaps.

By virtue of existing within Facebook’s monster of a network, your page is more likely to find some traffic – and that traffic is more likely to build virally as people click the “like” button.

In addition, a Facebook page is a great starting point if you need to get up and running while a site is being developed. Due to Facebook’s partnership with Microsoft Bing, simply having a Facebook page can help with your SEO. As confirmed last week, social mentions are also a factor in your site’s SEO, so a Facebook page/site might be a good precursor to your eventual home on the web.

By confining your content to Facebook’s sphere, you also save yourself a bit of work maintenance-wise. There’s no site to maintain – though you should keep and eye on comments – no content management system to upgrade, no plugins or themes to worry about. Hacking is less of a concern, assuming you have a solid password.

In addition, you don’t have to worry about search engine optimization and getting your website found by ranking for keywords among relevant target market traffic.

Cons of the Facebook Page as a Website approach:

With a few exceptions, here’s why we still wouldn’t recommend it. Several issues can vie for top honors, so these are in no certain order. This list could go on a lot longer -we’re just picking the low-hanging fruit.

You’re not building up any search engine ranking: The “ignorance is bliss” approach to SEO means that your work and content aren’t helping you accumulate any increased search engine results rankings for your content. By not allowing you to influence so many of the factors that go into ranking, Facebook is taking you out of a potentially large market of prospective clients. If search is a major source (or prospective source) of potential new clients, you’re going to need your own site with control of your SEO. Content is a huge and resource-heavy aspect of web-based marketing. When you take the time to create good content, make sure you showcase it on your own site so you get the absolute most benefit from it.

You’re at Facebook’s mercy: While I think Guy makes a good point that Facebook isn’t likely to disappear any time soon, that doesn’t mean that the Fickle Facebook Finger of Fate won’t put the kibosh on your well-laid plans. As the well-known proverb goes, “Man plans, Mark Zuckerberg laughs.” For example, you might remember that several months ago Facebook planned changes to pages that would prevent smaller pages (less than 10,000 fans) from directing new visitors to a specific tab (which, as seen above, is crucial to conversion rates). It was a huge slap in the face to smaller business and non-profit pages, as well as anyone who was starting from scratch. Although they reversed the decision, there are no guarantees. As with all efforts within social networks where you haven’t paid a fee to play, remember: You’re playing in someone else’s sandbox, and you can be told to go home at any time. They don’t owe you anything and their interests almost certainly aren’t the same as yours.

Oh look – there’s a competitor’s ad! Facebook places advertising in the right sidebar on pages. If your competition is advertising, it’s entirely possible, if not likely, that their ads will appear directly opposite your own content. You need one place on the web that is all your own – a website is an excellent and cost-effective way of achieving that.

Ch-ch-ch-changes: While there’s no CMS, that doesn’t mean there aren’t changes. Earlier this year, Facebook trimmed with width of page tabs to 520 pixels, which meant anything from minor tweaks to a major overhaul for all page tabs and applications. They also killed page boxes. Next up, we’re expecting the switch from Static FBML to iFrames as the leading way to develop pages – although FBML isn’t going anywhere, new pages won’t be able to use the application. Meanwhile, iFrames aren’t available, meaning developers are somewhat stuck between a frame and a hard place.

Analyze This: While Facebook Insights have generally improved and certain applications add additional functionality to track page traffic, the options aren’t as strong as what’s available for tracking site traffic and conversion rates on your own website.

We’re just hitting the tip of the iceberg here, but hopefully it offers some food for thought.

So, when would we recommend using a Facebook page in lieu of an entire website? Here are some possibilities.

A one-off event: If your goal is to promote a one-time event, a Facebook page might be just what you need. You’ll have the calendar functions to encourage RSVPs and the viral properties of the share button. And for follow up, photo galleries and video apps help take things full circle. Guy’s book release is a perfect example.

A targeted subsection of another site: If you need to brand and market a subset of your organization and the gap between the markets or messages is too diverse, a Facebook page might offer you a home on the web without the need to develop another site. That said, WordPress can be an easy way to get a strong site up and running – we’d recommend giving it a good look before ruling out another site.

When you want the site to die out: If your goal is to make a splash and dash, without the goal of building ongoing community or search engine ranking, a Facebook page is a less messy way of creating a web-based home to direct traffic to for a finite period. If ongoing maintenance is a concern, a page might be your best tool for the job.

What have we missed? Are we crazy for admitting there might be a few times to go all Facebook? Or are we ridiculously old fashioned for pushing for a good old website? We can’t wait to hear what you have to think.

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Formation professionnelle : Henri Boudreault : Atelier 5 : Identifier les notions difficiles avec l’analyse qualitative des concepts, Atelier 6 : Développer la réflexivité avec l’aide à la tâche et Atelier 7 : Développer l’organisation mentale

Atelier 5 : Identifier les notions difficiles avec l’analyse qualitative des concepts

C’est toujours relativement difficile d’identifier ce que l’apprenant aura de la facilité ou de la difficulté à apprendre. Je vous présente ici une façon d’appréhender cette difficulté qui me semble à la base de bien des problèmes de comportement des apprenants. Un apprenant qui apprend ne génère pas de problème de discipline ou de gestion [...]

Atelier 6 : Développer la réflexivité avec l’aide à la tâche

Les personnes viennent en formation professionnelle pour apprendre comment faire un travail. Malheureusement, le plus souvent, ce comment faire est appris implicitement dans la réalisation de travaux pratiques. Développer une compétence ne consiste pas seulement à réussir les tâches qu’on nous demande de faire, mais de comprendre ce qui se passe pour pouvoir adapter nos [...]

Atelier 7 : Développer l’organisation mentale du travail avec le recueil d’expertise

L’expérience de travail, tout en étant essentielle, est insuffisante pour qu’une personne puisse faire apprendre une profession. La première étape consiste à expliciter et à formaliser l’expérience que l’enseignant a vécue en tant que professionnel de la discipline. Il ne faut pas oublier que près de 80% de l’expertise développée en milieu de travail est [...]

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Formation professionnelle : Henri Boudreault : Atelier 4 : Identifier les savoirs à faire apprendre avec la carte conceptuelle

Atelier 4 : Identifier les savoirs à faire apprendre avec la carte conceptuelle

Identifier les savoirs à faire apprendre et les organiser n’est pas chose facile. L’utilisation de la méthode des cartes d’idées et l’exploitation des logiciels qui sont offerts sur le marché sont des outils indispensables pour l’enseignant. Comment ne pas trop en mettre? Comment être certain que la matière enseignée est pertinente à la compétence à [...]

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Formation Professionnelle : Henri Boudreault : Atelier 3 : Développer l’autonomie et l’initiative de l’apprenant avec la fiche de travail.


L’enseignant perd beaucoup de temps à expliquer le travail à faire aux apprenants. Cette situation a même tendance à créer, à la longue une certaine dépendance chez les apprenants. D’ailleurs, une étude a identifié, en formation à la conduite d’un véhicule, que plus un formateur intervient, moins l’apprenant apprend. Le formateur devient un tuteur et [...]

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Formation profesionnelle : Henri Boudreault : Atelier 3 : Développer l’autonomie et l’initiative de l’apprenant avec la fiche de travail.


L’enseignant perd beaucoup de temps à expliquer le travail à faire aux apprenants. Cette situation a même tendance à créer, à la longue une certaine dépendance chez les apprenants. D’ailleurs, une étude a identifié, en formation à la conduite d’un véhicule, que plus un formateur intervient, moins l’apprenant apprend. Le formateur devient un tuteur et [...]

L’enseignant perd beaucoup de temps à expliquer le travail à faire aux apprenants. Cette situation a même tendance à créer, à la longue une certaine dépendance chez les apprenants. D’ailleurs, une étude a identifié, en formation à la conduite d’un véhicule, que plus un formateur intervient, moins l’apprenant apprend. Le formateur devient un tuteur et l’apprenant devient un exécutant.

Pour éviter cette situation et faire gagner du temps à l’enseignant, je propose de présenter aux apprenants une fiche de travail pour chacune des actions identifiées sur la feuille de route que j’appelle l’itinéraire des apprentissages. Cette fiche de travail présente toutes les informations nécessaires à la réalisation de la tâche ou de l’activité d’apprentissage.

La valeur ajoutée de cet instrument didactique est d’offrir un outil favorisant le développement de l’autonomie de l’apprenant qui possède les informations pour comprendre ce que l’on attend de lui. La structure de la fiche de travail lui permettra de comprendre les composantes d’une activité professionnelle favorisant ainsi son esprit critique et sa réflexivité.

 

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Graphic Design : Web Capture : DesignerDepot: The Art of the Facebook Page Design http://ow.ly/1brMRE

DesignerDepot: The Art of the Facebook Page

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Astronautic : The Mouse on the Moon - Plan B Enters Google Lunar X Prize


Last Thursday the X Prize Foundation announced the final entries in the Google Lunar X Prize and the lone Canadian entry was submitted and approved just before the deadline. The official roster of entered teams now stands at 29 from four continents. They are vying for a total of $30 million in prizes. To win the teams must send a robot to the Moon and then have it travel at least 500 meters and transmit video, images, and data back to the Earth.

The first team to do accomplish this will claim a $20 million Grand Prize, while the second team will earn a $5 million Prize. Teams are also eligible to win a $1 million award for stimulating diversity in the field of space exploration and as much as $4 million in bonus prizes for accomplishing additional technical tasks such as moving ten times as far, surviving the frigid lunar night, or visiting the site of a previous lunar mission.

planb_dobrianski_ivanov_205x205.jpgThe Canadian entry is called Plan B and the team leader is Alex Dobrianski, a software engineer with 28 years experience. Dorbianski's two sons Andrei and Serg and friend and Chief Technical Officer, Alex Ivanov round out the Vancouver based team.

The team is heavily influenced by Boris Evseyevich Chertok who is a prominent Soviet and Russian rocket and spacecraft designer and the author of what has been called the definitive four-volume book Rockets and People, a history of the Soviet space program. Chertok advocated designing your spacecraft first, then worry about the launch vehicle afterwards, which is what Plan B intends to do.

plan-b-badge_468x466.jpgAccording to Plan B they can design, develop and perform initial testing within 18 months. This would allow them an initial launch window of the spring of 2013 with their backup window set for the late 2013 or early 2014. To claim the Google Lunar X PRIZE the winning team must complete its mission before the end of the 2015.

The odds are stacked against team Plan B as several other entrants have had a few years to get their entries funded and developed. In fact it was just a few weeks ago that Astrobotic Technology Inc. signed a deal with SpaceX for a Falcon 9 launch of their entry. This is the first team to sign a launch contract and shows the maturity of the entry to be able to get to this point. Dobrianski estimates his chances of his team winning are 1:100. The reality is though the odds are much greater than that.

Dobrianski hopes his past experience working with mainframe simulations and his obsessive attention to detail and historical knowledge will give the team the necessary boosts it needs to succeed.

When asked about partnering with industry and fundraising, Dobrianski says now is not the time. His first task is to work on the technology. He also admits that industry will probably not want to partner with his team has they have adopted a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning anything they post on their web site about their project is free for others to use. Plan B won't be filling any patents any time soon. Dobrianski says "On airbags will be a funny message - The Moon. Patents Free Zone".

If the Duchy of Grand Fenwick can get to the moon in the book the "Mouse on the Moon", then this small Canadian entry with little time, no money, but plenty of motivation can perhaps get there.

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Astronautique : Amarrage de l’ATV-2 à l'ISS en direct sur Dailymotion

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Le 2e ravitailleur de l’ESA devrait s’amarrer à la station spatiale internationale ce jeudi à 16h45 (heure de Paris). Suivez l’événement en live sur Dailymotion à partir de 16h15.

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Cuisine : Potage aux brocolis @ V-Télé


Mange ton brocoli, sinon pas de desserts ! J’ignore pourquoi, mais beaucoup d’enfants (et aussi certains ados qui ne sont pas très aventuriers au niveau culinaire) détestent le brocoli. Voici une bonne façon de leur en « passer une vite » ou encore de passer nos restants: le potage au brocoli. Notez que la méthode de cette [...]

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Scifi : Kevin Costner is in talks to join Superman. But as who?

Kevin Costner is in talks to join Superman. But as who?

The Oscar winner is reportedly close to signing on to the Zack Snyder-Christopher Nolan reboot of the Man of Steel for "a key role." But will he be a hero, a villain or something else altogether?

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Graphic Design : Beautiful Creative Typography Tuts from Vectortuts+

Creative Typography is more than just a fancy font, it’s an expressive form of typography that transforms letters into works of art. Using the letter-forms as a medium for expression and storytelling, Creative Typography takes words or phrases and matches them with illustrative and artistic finishes that further enhance the mood of the design. The following roundup of tutorials from the Vectortuts+ archives showcases some of the best Creative Typography tuts we have published to date.

Do you have a favorite typography design or designer? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.


  • Quick Tip: Create an Airport Time Table Type Effect

    Quick Tip: Create an Airport Time Table Type Effect

    Typographic elements are ideal to create in vector as you can scale and copy them as you like and change the colors to suit your designs. In the following Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how to use various shapes and gradient effects to create an airport timetable text effect that’s perfect for websites, poster designs or even logos.

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  • Learn to Create a Variety of Beveled Lettering

    Learn to Create a Variety of Beveled Lettering

    In this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches, which result in three different beveled lettering styles. Starting with my least favorite, and least complex, working my way to a style of beveled lettering that accomplishes an extremely polished and professional look.

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  • How to Create an Entangled Lettering Illustration – Part 1

    How to Create an Entangled Lettering Illustration – Part 1

    In this two part tutorial, we’re going to look at how to create a brief typographic message from scratch. In part one we’ll go over the basics of constructing the letterforms.

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  • How to Create an Entangled Lettering Illustration – Part 2

    How to Create an Entangled Lettering Illustration – Part 2

    In the second part of this tutorial series, we’re going to bring this treatment to life with some color. Stick around to learn about casting shadows and highlights through abstract color shapes.

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    Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment

    With oil prices the way they are today, everybody is thinking Green. I have done many projects recently that require a Green style applied to the design. In the following Illustrator tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create a Green type treatment. It works great for logos and other design elements.

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  • Create a Glowing Neon Sign using the Appearance Palette

    Create a Glowing Neon Sign using the Appearance Palette

    This tutorial shows the potential the Appearance Palette in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be building an elaborate neon sign, utilizing the Appearance Palette to speed up the process and remove the need of drawing complex paths.

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  • Create a Furry Calligram in Illustrator

    Create a Furry Calligram in Illustrator

    In this tutorial I will walk you through creating your own calligram inspired by a dog named Poppy. You’ll learn how to manipulate a typeface through to rendering fur, adding doggy features, and various details.

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  • Create a Green Viscous Text Effect

    Create a Green Viscous Text Effect

    In the following tutorial expand an existing font, use illustrator’s 3D tools to add dimension, and then add a green viscous text effect. If you want to add a fun, vector text effect to your portfolio, then get started now.

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    Create Colorful, Layered Paper Type in Illustrator

    In winter, here in the Ukraine it’s rather cold and snowy, I oftentimes find myself creating colorful illustrations that compensate for the cold weather. Today I will show you how to brighten your mood by creating vivid illustrations with layered paper text and ribbons. We’ll create custom type and use Illustrator effects extensively to optimize our work.

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  • Getting Carried Away with Balloon Lettering

    Getting Carried Away with Balloon Lettering

    If there are balloons near by, you’ve probably had or will be having some fun. I love balloons! So in this tutorial I will cover the process of creating some illustrative shiny balloon lettering. You will also learn how to create rounded, semi-transparent, bubble letters that will make up the basis of the balloon lettering. Let’s have some fun!

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    How to Create a Smokin’ Western Type Treatment in Illustrator

    In this easy tutorial, I will show you how to create a western type treatment primary using Illustrator’s Effects. Using the effects from this tutorial, you can easily apply them to other type treatment and logos. Let’s get started!

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    Make an Old Style Sign From Scratch in CorelDRAW

    Following the instructions below you will learn the steps of creating a custom sign board. The base of a good shop sign design is the text which is the message itself conveyed towards the possible customers. All the rest of the sign should be built around the text.

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    Create a Vibrant 3D Pixel Type Treatment

    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a fun 3D pixel font type treatment. Using a free font, gradients, and Illustrator 3D filter, you will easily create a type treatment that you can apply to many other fonts.

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    How to Create a Trendy Retro Type Treatment

    In this Illustrator tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a trendy retro type treatment with a free font, gradients, blends, and some scatter brushes. It’s a relative easy tutorial containing techniques that can be quickly applied to many other type treatments and various graphic elements.

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  • Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering

    Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering

    In this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches, which result in three different script lettering styles. We will start with a nice simple basic script, touch on a more athletic inspired lettering style and work our way to a classic, fancy script.

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  • Create a Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design

    Create a Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design

    In this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches for creating simple 3D lettering effects in the context of poster design. Onward and upward we go!

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