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Let’s Celebrate Photoshop’s 30th birthday!

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop.

This photo retouching and enhancement application has been part of my life for at least 10 years, so it’s definitely had its impact on my work and creative life. When I first learned how to use Photoshop I started to change my hair colour and decrease the dimension of my nose. LOL!

Now I’m using it every day in professional life and I decided to celebrate the anniversary with some of the funniest images of cats photoshopped into Renaissance paintings (and much more).

Madonna adoring the kitten

Madonna adoring the kitten

There are many different classic paintings of the Virgin Mary adoring Jesus Christ. This Photoshopping was based on one such image, said to date back to 1500 and was crafted by Pinturicchio. Now it’s reimagined with Grumpy Cat adoring and equally grumpy kitten.

The death of Marat

The Death of Marat

One of the slightly more morbid paintings from history depicts the murder of the French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat. He was originally murdered by a woman by the name of Charlotte Corday. Now it looks like cats are far more dangerous and cannot be trusted, especially if you’re taking a bath. They do hate water after all.


A cat in fancy dress

A cat in fancy dress

This Photoshopper has taken Nicolas de Largillierre’s classic oil painting “Portrait of a Boy in Fancy Dress” and reimagined it to seemingly show what life might be like if cats and dogs were friends. Both the new characters are apparently staring happily at the bird and the cat has a wonderful sense of dress.


regal feline

A regal feline

We love this one. It looks like this cat has taken full advantage of his or her regal status and has now lapsed into a food coma after being bought endless supplies of fish, milk and treats. Is that the face of contentment?


game of thrones

The Iron Throne

Last but not least…my cat Oliver! He’s the First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Six Kingdoms, and Protector of his Food Bowl.


Source: Pocket-Lint.com


5 New Year Resolutions for Freelance Graphic Designers

The New Year is slowly nearing. Well, now’s your chance to sit down and ponder over your design career and decide about what you want to change.

What follows is a list of 5 important resolutions for every Freelance Graphic Designer.


1. Work Smart

You need to bring in efficient communication and analytical skills as well as a good understanding of handling projects when it comes to building a career. Don’t sell yourself short and don’t work too hard for the wrong type of client.


2. Aim Higher

Take on new, diversified challenges that will give you an experience and will build an impressive portfolio. You may be an excellent logo designer, but don’t limit yourself to just being a logo designer. Take on website designing or graphic designing. Get out of your comfort zone, learn new things and become well-rounded.


3. Stay Focused

Unless you give proper attention to each project, you will not create good designs. Remember, graphic designing is all about creativity and creativity comes best when you focus on one particular project rather than scattered on multiple projects.


4. Be Organized

Make sure you save the following: All records of conversations with a client, first drafts, images, templates and PSD layers. Be sure to organize each in respective folders. Many designers admit that staying organized has helped them save a lot of time, making their work a bit easier.


5. Have fun

See some friends, read a book, watch a TV series on Netflix or just take a walk every day. Not only will this refresh your mind, but will also boost to you creativity. You can also go to the gym, if you like. with a good half an hour spent on physical activity, you will feel energized and energetic about working on tough projects.

So, start today and be committed to making a creative change in your life!




Bali for Art & Design lovers

Finally, after a long season full of projects, I decided to take some time off and go to Bali for two weeks. But the island is not just a surfer’s paradise or endless shopping opportunities.

Bali is a veritable playground for art and design enthusiasts. Here’s why I chose this destination!

The Balinese create art wherever and whenever possible. That means art galleries, traditional art products, and an overall artistic vibe throughout the island. So many people on the island are involved in artistic pursuits, as dancers, traditional instrument players, painters, craftspeople, designers, and more. Here, may guide to exploring Balinese craftsmanship and its history.


Painting, Ubud

Agung Rai Museum of Art and Neka Art Museum show fine examples of local painting as well as work from nearby village Batuan, famous for producing dark, densely patterned depictions of everyday life. To bring a piece of artistry home, there’s the Ubud Art Market, which, in addition to the area’s typical tourist wares (basket handbags, sarongs), also offers a veritable and well-priced selection of handcrafted trinkets.


Woodcarving, Mas

Just south of Ubud, Mas dazzles visitors with its fine wooden sculptures. One can catch master carvers in action by visiting long-standing studio-galleries like Adil Artshop and Njana Tilem Gallery, which also offer exquisite works for sale.


Silver- and Gold-smithing, Celu

In Bali, precious metalsmithing is synonymous with the town of Celuk, whose main street is lined with several large jewelry outlets like Prapen, where it’s possible to watch smithing in action before perusing what seems like an endless supply of handcrafted baubles and bits.


Traditional Dance, Uluwatu

For the Balinese people dance is an integral part of religious and artistic expression. There are many different types of Balinese dances. If you are heading to the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, you’ll get to check out the Kecak Dance in the amphitheater. You won’t forget this experience in a hurry – it’s quite a spectacle!