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Looking for free downloadable songs for your video blog? Has BenSound sent you cease and desist order? Well you’ve found the best thing possible. Yup, free downloadable stock songs made by DJ Clumsy Vegetarian.
It happens on every video project now, it’s almost ready to ship and we come to a slamming halt and then ask that age old question; what music should we use? Music can make a video, it can also ruin it. Music gives you a feeling, it attaches what you’re watching to a sound. It makes video more memorable and is something to listen to when you’re at your very worst AND your very best. There are few things in this world that can compare to music.
So here you have it. DJ Clumsy Vegetarian’s (cause I be droppin’ so many beats) compilation. 45 electronic beats developed in Garage Band, so yes yes you can make your own too.
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He stands up for what he believes in. Love him or hate hime, Banksy makes you think different.
One of the most prolific artists of our time and the most famous street artists in the world. Banksy’s style of anti-authority and entertaining political commentary within his art, makes him loved by many and hated by some. One thing is for sure, you can’t ignore street art. It makes your city look better and it creates inspiration out of a blank space. The more artists the better.
“This was not my dream.”
“Let them eat crack” beside the infamous Banksy Rat. A spin on the ol’ “let them eat cake!”.
A caveman delivering a fast-food meal.
The crying kid might be my favourite, I think it sums up our society quite well.
Einstein with a bottle of Jameson is the funnier part of this Banksy piece. To top it off he adds “Just Google it!”, another comment on society’s addiction to simple solutions and no longer worries about the bigger problems in our world.
Many people recognize the original sayings he’s using, then he makes it “Banksy” by adding “cancelled” by the desperately looking painter.
The stop and search painted in Palestine.
Enjoy your lie.
Making sure he’s go to go for school. A constant reminder that unconditional love is unconditional love.
“No Ball Games!”
“Graffiti is a crime”
What we do in life echoes in eternity.
“If graffiti changed anything-it would be illegal.”
Pretty relevant in our world today. We’re so quick to call the boss, manager, Mom, teacher or whoever, and call in a preverbal Airstrike.
“One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.” -Diogenes
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Welcome to the creative lottery, whether you stumble upon this by coincidence or a wonderful friend of your told you about this page you are very lucky. Whether you’re just starting with design or you want to perfect your craft, a session with Dr. Eddy will blow your creative mind. You’re going to need Photoshop, Illustrator will help too, over a four week period expect your brain to start leaking creative thoughts. You’ll be designing in your sleep, crafting beautifully design toast art every morning. This class will literally change your creative life.
Do you love the way things looks? Are you even a small fan of art? Do have a more than serious relationship with pizza? This creative class could be for you!
What will you learn about design and photoshop?
- The Four rules of design (Colour, Contrast, Subtlety, Simplicity)
- How to use basic Photoshop tools (the basic 15 quick keys in Photoshop)
- How to use masks to edit photos without changing the original file
- How to find and install new fonts and use new fonts in photos
- How to design a basic logo, stickers, postcards, posters
- How to create files for print as well as files for the website (and knowing the difference between the two)
- How to pick a colour scheme that looks good and goes well together
- How to downsize a photo without losing quality
- How to quickly edit a photo to make it look good
In all seriousness, the cost is $149, basically to cover the cost of Dr. Eddy’s Pizza. You get four classes on four Friday’s in a row (June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30 @ 6pm-9pmISH). You’ll be making logo’s, updating brochures, making postcards, designing and creating murals downtown Regina, heck anything you can imagine, you can create.
Put your PJ’s on and pop on by the @StratLab office, you’re going to learn a TON and have a blast doing it.
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One day in the StratLab office Eddy says,
One day in the StratLab office Eddy says,
“eh, chew guys ever see Aaron Draplin’s Ted talk?!”
Me: “What did you just say?!?”
Eddy: “Just watch this….”
Meet Aaron Draplin. A crazy hat wearing, beard grooming, design denim god. He’s what we strive to be one day. Just happy to be able to wake up and create art every day. That’s something to get excited about.
He’s genuine (I mean he wore a hat and swore in a Ted talk, haha!).
He does not care about awards (they just inflate ego).
He’s incredibly excited to be able to do his art every day.
1. He’s genuine
He cares. He cares so much about his audience he wants to show them how to be original. When someone swears in front of your it’s a sign of respect, they’re comfortable enough to be themselves. When Aaron takes to the stage you instantly realize this isn’t going to be your regular speech. His outfit makes him look comfortable as well, jean jacket, trucker hat? He’s making it okay to be yourself.
2. He does not care about awards
In the marketing/advertising world it’s hard to get very far without finding out about “an award you could win!” or better yet “you should apply for this award!”. Apply for an award?!? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose?!? Yet it happens all the time. Agencies attach “awards” they’ve won to proposals not knowing that clients want to hire them to create value for their organization, not simply win awards.
Winning awards can send you down a dangerous path. Always striving for the next award. What there is no more? You can’t control that outcome hence why this author thinks it’s very silly to focus on winning awards.
Finally Aaron doesn’t need an award to make him feel good, he just needs to look at the team he works with and the amazing volume of work they’ve created, and smile.
Awards are a false idol you’re seeking. Their poisonous, they change people, once you are an “award winner” you’re never the same. Stay hungry, stay thirsty.
3. He’s incredibly excited to able to do his Art every day
When I met Hugh MacLeod for the first time I asked which of his cards he created was his favourite. He said he had a lot he really liked but one always came to mind.
“If you have your health and you can make a decent living doing what you love, then you have little reason to envy other people.” -Hugh MacLeod
The way Aaron looks when he talks about being “able” to do his art every day. That’s incredible. That’s what I want to become.
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We discovered these as a team during a Learning Friday with Eddy, there are so many quick keys that can make your life easier in Photoshop. Yes you don’t need to be a professional designer to be able to use Photoshop, I think it should be taught in school. Being able to manipulate an image is powerful. To be able to do it in a way where people can’t tell you did it?! That’s well what Eddy does!
It’s amazing what you can do in Photoshop, learn it, practice it, create something amazing! Oh and I know that title is a little aggressive, if we’ve missed some of if you don’t believe this list is right please add to it in the comments below!
Here are top 10 plus 5 Quick keys (shortcuts) in Photoshop
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Ladies and Gentleman Edwardo Alvaro has done it again.
Whether it’s “Pizza is my Bae” stickers or inspiring cartoon posters, Eddy sure does not disappoint. These free downloadable smartphone wallpapers can show people how you feel without even telling them! Imagine that!
Lost your voice at the Lot club last night but what to let your friend know you’re feeling happy? Send em a screen shot!
(Lazy and Upset)
(Just ate a sour souther)
(Just got bad feedback from a client)
What emotions should Eddy make next?
If we pick yours and Eddy makes it, Jeph owes you a lottery ticket!
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This week Eddy and I are talking about perspective. Why do we trust designer? What do create professionals see that others do not? What’s so special about having taste?
Trust your designer
There’s a reason they are a designer, they have perspective. Trust them. Any creative needs some free reign over what they’re doing, they are artists after all. Don’t micro manage any creative process, that’s a great way to create something extremely mediocre. Read more