Observation Is The Key To Finding Inspiration

The real trick to finding inspiration is realizing you don’t have to go out looking for it. It’s all around you and it’s ready to share itself with you. The thing is most of us don’t know how to see it.

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How And Where To Find Inspiration And New Ideas

A couple of months ago I received an email from Jenny Lanier, a grad student working on her masters thesis in graphic design. She read something I had written here a few years back about finding inspiration without plagiarizing the ideas of other designers and asked if I wouldn’t mind responding to a few additional questions.

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Happy Thanksgiving From Manhattan’s High Line

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone living in the U.S. and as usual a very belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone living in Canada. Happy Thursday to those of you living somewhere else in the world.
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SVG Blend Modes With The feBlend Filter Primitive

You’ve probably used an image editor to combine two images together using one of the different blend modes available in your editor of choice to create some very interesting images. Did you know SVG has a filter that lets you do the same thing?

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Combine Input Images With The feComposite Filter Primitive

Have you ever used an image editor to use one graphic to punch a shape in another? Maybe you added one simple graphic to second to create a larger and more complex shape. If so you’ll probably like working with feComposite, which allows you to combine two input images in several ways.

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