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Logo

If you are following my blog (which I don’t think anyone is…) you probably noticed I changed my logo. My old one looks kind of weird so I made a new one. The font I am using was downloaded from fontsquirrel, and it said it was free for commercial use. It’s called JUNEBUG and I’m in love with it!

Here’s my new logo:

New logo of CUPCAKETOONS using Junebug font
New logo of CUPCAKETOONS using Junebug font
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Colorful Cupcakes

All weekend I was working on this vector art of colorful cupcakes. Since my previous version got rejected from dreamstime, I hope this time it gets accepted! I think my vector skill improved a lot. What do you think?

Colorful Cupcakes - vector art
Colorful Cupcakes - vector art
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Should I try Adobe Creative Cloud?

I was trying out this awesome tutorial by Rype and noticed that my CS3 has lots of limitations – like in Step 10 I can’t adjust the opacity of my gradient. I had encountered this problem a lot, and although you can still adjust the opacity of your gradient by trying various tricks and going through hoops (as shown in this tutorial). It’s a lot of work so I decided it’s time to upgrade my CS3 to CS4 or CS5 or even CS6!! When I launched the adobe site, I noticed there’s a new service called Adobe Creative Cloud, where you can use a lot of Adobe’s CS software for a monthly fee. This might be a better option for me, than buying the whole bundle (I think I touched my flash application only once since I purchased CS3). To those who purchased Creative Cloud – what are your thoughts?

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Great tutorial on how to make seamless patterns in…

Since my dreamstime sell is so far a dismal $1.35, I decided to research more on what illustrations sell well on these microstock sites. One thing I noticed is that patterns tend to sell well. So far, the only 2 sales I made has come from this one, which is also a pattern. So I decided to make some patterns. Since mother’s day is coming up, I felt like drawing lots of hearts so I decided to make a seamless pattern of lots of hearts. I first drew this on my WACOM tablet,

rough sketch of my seamless heart pattern
rough sketch of my seamless heart pattern

and then used Adobe Illustrator to vectorize this. I followed this wonderful tutorial by Rype – he makes awesome vectors and offers lots of tips on his site.

Here is the end product! Hope you like it! I just uploaded to dreamstime, hopefully they approve it (=

(ps…yaaay May 11th it got accepted!)

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