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This one is an intro to Firebug tutorial for those looking to get started. The video deals with Firebug, Wordpress and TextWrangler but you can apply it to your own tools of choice (ie Joomla and Notepad, etc.).
By JG Friday March 18, 2011
I’ve decided to unleash some of the vast store of Photoshop knowledge I’ve gathered over the years into a top 10 list of tips.
By JG Monday March 14, 2011
I got back into some more Blendering since my last outing with my Nova Helmet debacle. So this time I truly graduated up to the latest Blender 2.5 beta, which at this point is 2.56.0.
By JG Wednesday January 26, 2011
I was uploading some pictures to my Facebook Fan Page and I noticed the “Download in High Resolution” link on the bottom right of the image. A few months ago I had read that FB was going to implement this feature but I’d forgotten all about it.
By JG Thursday November 4, 2010
Actually maybe that should be Facebook Cache Limbo? It is a mystery. Anyway, great news, people! An issue that came up in the comments section of my previous article on Facebook thumbnails has been solved (or at least reliably worked-around). Commenter Nélio (man, you rock!) tipped us off to the existence of the Facebook URL [...]
By JG Friday October 29, 2010
I’ve been getting a lot more into Twitter these days, and I pretty much owe it all to Tia Petersen from over at bizchickblogs.com. She dropped me a line on a post of mine regarding a free Facebook video from Mari Smith, and mentioned that she used Twitter more than Facebook. Well, I had to [...]
By JG Wednesday October 6, 2010
I’ve had this site running on WordPress now for a little over a year, and I’ve wasted a lot of time by not optimizing it. For this reason, I decided to enable my related posts plugin to try to encourage some more reading of the articles on the site. To that end, I finally got [...]
By JG Monday September 20, 2010
I did another video tutorial recently on Joomla module positions, and I used the old trick of adding “?tp=1“ to the end of the url to display the module positions. If you’re unfamiliar with this, try browsing to your Joomla site and adding that to the end of the url. So if I had: “http://www.example.com/” I [...]
By JG Sunday September 12, 2010
Here’s a quick video tutorial on adding a stroke to a raster object in Adobe Illustrator. It’s not very intuitive so it’s unlikely you would just stumble onto the answer. It eluded me for years until I finally decided to hunt down the method. Adobe really should just fix this, already. There’s no reason in [...]
By JG Wednesday September 8, 2010
Here’s part 2 of my 3D character walkthrough using Daz Studio 3. Parts 3 and 4 are up on my YouTube Channel as well. In this one I go through changing the materials and colors on your props and models. I had to move kind of quick to get in under YouTube’s 15 min time [...]
By JG Monday September 6, 2010
I just posted a video tutorial on setting up the SWmenufree extension in Joomla 1.5. It’s true that sometimes people don’t know what to do first when they install this extension, so I came up with a basic walkthrough. Here’s the vid (and make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you don’t want [...]
By JG Friday September 3, 2010
This is the first part of a walkthrough showing how I design a character for True Tales of the Soryan Order in Daz Studio 3, then complete the job in Photoshop. I show the props/clothes/model I use, plus a little on installing on the Mac. Part 2 will be on posing and setting the materials, [...]
By JG Monday August 30, 2010
I had cause in a project recently to have to reduce the size of a bunch of objects to the same dimensions. Luckily, Adobe Illustrator’s Transform Each command was up to the task. Except… there’s a surprising limitation. Check the video for more info:
By JG Friday August 27, 2010
This site runs off of the free Magazeen theme created by the folks over at Smashing Magazine. I’ve modified it quite a bit from the default, but I really like it as a starting template. The problem I ran into right away was the annoying “comment date bug”. It became obvious fairly quickly that when [...]
By JG Thursday August 26, 2010
This is a Joomla tutorial I made on creating module positions because I saw a bunch of questions on this in the Joomla forums. Sometimes coming to grips with the module positions in Joomla is kind of a pain. So here’s the vid:
By JG Wednesday August 25, 2010
Well, everyone, here’s my first video tutorial. This one is on making a logo in Illustrator. I don’t specifically talk about the designing per se, but more on the kinds of issues you’ll need to deal with when making the logo. Make sure to leave me comments if you have questions or contact me from [...]
By JG Monday August 23, 2010
I’ve been doing a lot of Facebook wrangling lately, but one issue had me stumped and I couldn’t find a clear answer. The problem: I have a Facebook Fan Page, and of course my own personal profile. I usually post my artwork and other stuff regarding this website, etc. on my Fan Page. However, I [...]
By JG Saturday July 24, 2010
I’m working on a weapon for one of my characters from my online novel True Tales of the Soryan Order, and I started it as a vector from Adobe Illustrator. I thought I’d write this up because it took me a while to figure out a reliable method.
By JG Wednesday June 23, 2010
Here’s one I recently wrangled with while trying to get my novel site True Tales of the Soryan Order, built with Joomla, set up for RSS.
By JG Friday June 11, 2010
I run this site using WordPress, but a lot of the other sites I develop are created with Joomla. Recently, I had a lot of trouble getting the thumbnail and meta-description from my sites to show up when I tried to share them on Facebook. Only the site name and the link to the article [...]
By JG Wednesday June 2, 2010
Render Filters in Blender 3D I was watching some of the videos on the Creature Factory DVD I bought from the Blender e-store. The DVD is essentially a a walkthrough of how creator Andreas Goralczyk made a short video form start to finish all in Blender. I’ll do a more thorough review of it later, [...]
By JG Thursday January 14, 2010
Installing the Yafaray renderer on the Mac Normally, when using Blender I always use the internal Blender rendering engine, since it’s so easy and convenient. You don’t have to change anything. Once in a while, I would use the old Yafray renderer that was included with the program. In that case it was as easy [...]
By JG Sunday January 10, 2010
I’ve written some before on <a href=”http://www.fantasybookbanner.com/my-projects/53-my-3d-artwork/87-daz-studiojust-too-damn-slow-progress-bar-goes-backwards-and-20-minutes-to-save.html” title=”Daz Studio…just too damn slow. Progress bar goes BACKWARDS, and 20 minutes(!) to save!”>using the free 3D program DazStudio 2</a> on my other site, but now I’ve upgraded to DazStudio 3 and I thought I would write up a guide to how I install into Daz 3. This [...]
By JG Saturday January 2, 2010
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