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     I don’t collect anything about YOU.  No clicking thumbs, or stars or follow me’s or other silly stuff.  As much as I like the visitors here I really don’t want to know your internet habits.  Who has time for that! WP backend is their business.

     Leave a message if you want at getthehook@gmail.com.

     IMPORTANT: At the end of the first page of scrolling it says “OLDER POSTS” Be sure to select that, there’s a MASSIVE amount of information  there. Cheers!

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Monster Link Collections. Mostly FREE. Photoshop, Illustrator, Art, Graphic Art, Art History, Pen Drawing, Pencil Drawing, more

Monster Link Collections.

Updated when new collections are compiled!

PC and MAC

Click HERE or scroll down for a lot more

Check the post titles for subject. Scroll Down for the full effect, or, SEARCH: use your browser or computer search. Usually CTL + F or Cmd + F

Monster list of links is in this section titled:

Photoshop, Illustrator FREE or Shareware, or Commercial. But Mostly FREE. 

                     Click HERE

Brushes Ebooks Fonts GFX Gradients Patterns Plugins Shapes Styles Tutorials filters files utilities backgrounds presets etc.etc.

You Will Find some 404’s (web sites disappear) on Get The Hook! I keep them for power users who may want to search a truncated (shortened) URL address.  Try searching without any address after the dot com.  If it’s still not appearing I keep the un-clickable addresses as search terms. Serious searchers might get a lead to a topic.  Thanks. HeadPin

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Stop animations on google search pages.

Stop animations on google search pages. For FIREFOX Browser users

GIF animations like MOST of the google animations are fun to watch, once or twice. There are many who want to search without distractions and sometimes kiddie cartoons. Not everyone who uses google search wants that. For FIREFOX browser users–DO THIS:

In the address bar (where the www’s are), type-> about:config

There is a window that has a warning. The possibilities of you doing anything to the browser is 100000000000 to 1. Not to worry. Check ok.

There is a long alphabetical list.

1.) Scroll to this: image.animation_mode

2.) At the top it says Value, and at the line with image.animation_mode is should say normal

3.) Right click on normal

4.) Click on MODIFY

5.) Erase normal and type in none

6.) X out of the pages and go to google home page and check to see in the animation is stopped.

More information about stopping various movements, movies, other animation files…start here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1081272

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COLOR: links and just enough information to work with Color in your digital and other Artworks

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Check across the header on this web page ( URL BELOW) for some relatively simple color theory and use.  Good start if you don’t really want to think in nanometers.

http://www.colormatters.com/

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Some other than just Adobe information:

Combo Library. The library contains hundreds of color swatches, along with their hex colour values. Check the links and articles.

http://www.colorcombos.com/combotester.html

http://www.colorcombos.com/combolibrary.html

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Monster Link Collection. Mostly FREE. Photoshop, Illustrator, Many others.

Monster Link Collection.

PC and MAC

Check the post titles for subject. Scroll Down for the full effect, or, SEARCH: use your browser or computer search. Usually CTL + F

Monster list of links is in this section titled: Photoshop, Illustrator FREE or Shareware, or Commercial. But Mostly FREE.  Click HERE

Brushes Ebooks Fonts GFX Gradients Patterns Plugins Shapes Styles Tutorials filters files utilities backgrounds presets etc.etc.

You Will Find some 404’s (web sites disappear) on Get The Hook! I keep them for power users who may want to search a truncated (shortened) URL address.  Try searching without any address after the dot com.  If it’s still not appearing I keep the un-clickable addresses as search terms. Serious searchers might get a lead to a topic.  Thanks. JJJJ

Power users–Here’s some screenshot, Wayback like, places to see if you can find the information if it’s 404’d. Some of the stuff is so old it’s new again.  A goldmine for resigners:

http://www.wayback.com/
Best Wayback Machine Alternatives:
1. Archive.is: http://archive.is/
2. Screenshots.com: “Screenshots.com, the domain screenshot repository operated by DomainTools, is no longer free for all. The service went behind the DomainTools paywall.”
3. DomainTools: http://domaintools.com/
4. iTools: http://itools.com/internet/web-site-information
5. Alexa: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo
6. PageFreezer: https://www.pagefreezer.com/
7. Stillio Automatic Screenshots: https://www.stillio.com/
8. Yubnub:

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PEN TOOL Variations and Symbol meanings

IMPORTANT: “The Pen Tool takes on different forms depending on what you’re doing when you’re using it.”

In my work and searches this is the best, if not the only simple explanation of how to use the Pen Tool. The entire post shown here is very comprehensive, a must for learning the Pen Tool in Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Creative programs.

Keep in mind Pen Tool shapes and positions have changed between software versions and are different for various software companies.  None the less, the POINT of the pen, the tip, is the position of the line. In Adobe and other programs you can set a “Cross-Hair” style tip point.

Most do not need to memorize what each of these mean or do.  Knowing there are differences as you work is an important “path” to using the complete tool set for learning on-the-job.

The link is here:

http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-tips/illustrators-pen-tool-the-comprehensive-guide/

For those who see the pen tool only in the tool bar, this screenshot shows SOME variations.  If you understand these possibilities before using the basic tool, the concept of drawing can be simplified.

(Even this chart might not include all variations for the creative programs.  There are selection arrow variations also. If you are aware of a link that shows ALL TOOL variations please add a comment.  Thanks).

==CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO INCREASE READABILITY==

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MORE variations and explanations:

Pen Asterick rev

Pen Tool with Asterisk

       This is a starting point.  Notice that the pointer has an asterisk next to it indicating that your next click begins a new path. Click to create the starting anchor point.

Pen white square

Pen white square lines on sides   

Pen Tool with small square.

     Connecting (Merging) to another Path.   Position the pointer over an anchor point that was connected to a cut line segment. The pointer now shows a merge symbol next to it indicating that you are connecting to another path. Click the point to reconnect the paths.

==CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO INCREASE READABILITY==

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A good tip (trick) is to go to the perferences list in the program and set the “handles” to open boxes.  This seems to help identify to ends of the handles. (The “greyed out” example is the chosen handle).  Also, in preferences you can reset the label color (for anchor, path, others) so your position on the art board is easier to see.

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Along with the Pen Tool, the Selection Arrows have variations.  An understanding that there are different “LOOKS” to the arrows (and Pens) will help your designing.

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Selection Arrow with small black box.

     Select all Anchor Points.  Position the pointer directly over a path. When the pointer shows a solid black box next to it click to select the path and all of the anchor points. Notice that all of the anchor points become solid, signifying that all anchor points are selected.

(Drag the path to a new location anywhere on the artboard. All the anchor points travel together, maintaining the path shape.)

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Direct Selection with dot in the middle of a small box.

       Select An Anchor Point.  Position the pointer over any anchor point. The pointer shows a small box with a dot in the center indicating that, if you click, you will select an anchor point.

(Click that same point, or drag a marquee selection around an anchor point and the selected anchor point turns solid, and the deselected anchor points are hollow.)

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Check this for mouseover descriptions of tools in Photoshop and Illustrator:

http://school.tatoland.com/illustrator/aitools.html

Cheers!

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Amazon Wilderness Adventure

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Central American Wilderness Adventure

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Bulgarian Adventure

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Kennedy center detail sculpture   ” The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.”

From Hunter S. Thompson’s, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the ’80s (New York: Summit Books, 1988).

(Although Hunter Thompson was referring to TV, I suppose in these times you could add Politics, the Stock Market, Social Media and several others… HeadPin.)

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