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Green with envy

Let’s talk about color theory-one of my favorite subjects!

Growing up, we all had our favorite color, right?  I believe mine was purple.  Along with being obsessed with New Kids on the Block, I had to have purple EVERYTHING.  Clothes, bedding, curtains, you name it!  As I grew older, my favorite colors changed from purple to blue to red.  Since moving to Pennsylvania and falling in love with how green she can become when spring hits and all through the summer, I’m GREEN with envy.

The blahness of winter makes one appreciate when spring arrives and when the trees begin to bud, it makes me feel good.  Green is a cool color and is usually calming and relaxing, so no wonder I feel calm and collective at the first signs of spring.

(My allergies aren’t a fan though, but I try not to pay attention to them when I can.)

According to Smashing Magazine, green represents new beginnings and growth, renewal and abundance.  It also has the same calming effects that blue has (ahhh, blue skies-something we don’t get a lot of in PA!) and has balancing and harmonizing effects.  Check out some of these amazing websites that utilize the color green in their designs.  PayMo and UnderSky are my favorites out of the bunch!


When I think of green, I think of nature.  It would be amazing to be able to work and design for an outdoor company or nonprofit someday!

What are your favorite colors or color to work with? Does green make you feel cool and relaxed?




3D Light Stroke Effects (Adobe After Effects)

I’m new to Adobe After Effects, so I’ve been watching videos online as much as possible to increase my skills for that program.  Just like the other Adobe programs, there is soooooo much you can do with it!  Here is a video from one of my favorite YouTube tutorial channels, Sonduckfilms that shows you how to create a 3D light stroke effect to titles and logos!  Enjoy.

Back to blogging again

Hey guys!

I haven’t blogged in quite some time.  As a matter of fact, I thought that no one was actually looking at anything that I had written and it wasn’t interesting enough, so I just stopped.  I’m sure we’ve all been there, right?

I’m happy to see that I haven’t lost any followers though and I still enjoy reading through blogs that I am subscribed to.  I am happy to announce that I will be back blogging again.  I want to write about anything that interests me that includes not only graphic design, but other areas such as food and travel.

Look for my future posts!  Thanks for reading.