Category Archives: Design


Intro to Indesign – Styles

This is a screencast of a lesson I did last year on InDesign. As I’ve been getting a lot of requests about indesign I thought I’d share it with you all.

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Posted by on June 11, 2013 in Design, Tutorial


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Shifting Perspectives

Well hello everyone. Yes I’ve been quite busy of late so a blog update is well overdue. Ive been working on a couple big projects, one being an exhibition! This is a first for me, so I’m a little nervous. Hopefully the big wide world likes what I’ve done. I’m sharing the space with William Bardebes on a common theme; “Shifting Perspectives”. The idea is to explore and expand the boundaries of both physical and virtual spaces, making the unreal real and the real unreal. I’m hoping the time is right for this as the attitude towards digital art is finally improving. I used to always get the response “a computer did that?” but as technology has infiltrated society the general populous are starting to realise that there is in fact a bit of skill involved. I suppose I’ll find out if it’s considered art or not soon, in fact It’ll be next week. It opens @ 5pm, Tuesday 3rd April and runs until 27th April at Unitec’s Snow White Gallery. Consider yourself invited.

Shifting Perspectives Invite

Invite to the 'Shifting Perspectives' Exhibition

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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in 3d, Design


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Colour Picking

I thought I’d share this with you all. This is an example of a easy technique to create a colour palette for what ever project you happen to be working on (web pages, print jobs, logos, etc). The image below kinda speaks for itself but basically find an image you like the colours of then use the colour picker in whatever app you have (I’ve used Illustrator, but it could be photoshop, dreamweaver, indesign, etc) to extract the desired colour. If you have a Mac theres an app called “DigitalColor meter” that will let you pick colours from wherever you place your mouse (you may want to play with the aperture size on noisy images), all you need to do is make a note of the RGB numbers then use these in whatever app you may be using. You should find that the colours all work really well together and works really well when the image is included in the layout. Have fun.

Colours from a photo

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Posted by on February 24, 2011 in Design