Author Archives: Jimmy J.J. James

About Jimmy J.J. James

www.WashingtonDCresearch.com Washington DC Research is donation only. There are no fees, no charges, no hourly rates, none. Free help finding information in DC from Government, Museums etc. NON-ancestry.com family research. Findings are from physical facilities, offices and sites in the DC area. Original sources, writings and unusual facets of a subject or person or location are lost, changed, inaccessible, or simply passed by as computer searches become new electronic repositories. There are however still brick and mortar archives, museums, libraries, monuments and Government locations that contain a fantastic amount of non-electronic surprises. Embassies, Trade Missions, Diplomatic offices are wealth of International information you will not find online. Why am I doing this? I am a retired writer and photographer, a longtime DC resident interested in DC culture and history, and in the knowledge contained in museums, archives, government offices, facilities and other sources of free information that Washington DC has to offer. Not everyone has the opportunity or ability to work in the District of Columbia. Hopefully I can pass on some of this accessible knowledge to you. My research, time and experience are free. If you can afford to, please help keep the site working, donate. Some of the things I do: I can send you original non-copyright photographs of locations, specific places and graphite rubbing of names chiseled into monuments. I can send you interior photos of Art Galleries, building design and anywhere and that allows pictures. I can't tell you your business etc. but I'll try to get you within one degree of the original detail you are looking for. Also, I won't write your school term paper, but if you know of something here you need I'll try to locate it for you.

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! November 10, 2017 PC and MAC Click HERE Check the post titles for subject. Scroll Down for the full effect, or, SEARCH: use your browser or computer search. Usually CTL + … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Photoshop, Illustrator or Indesign?

Photoshop, Illustrator or Indesign? What to use for different things. http://www.dreaminfinity.com/nocturne/2010/10/photoshop-illustrator-or-indesign/ Read a complete comparison of these graphics programs at the link above. ↑↑↑ Also describes common misconceptions and mistakes. The short version from that text is below. ↓↓↓ Photoshop … Continue reading

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Screencasting Tools For Creating Video Tutorials

    These are links to many Free and Paid software programs that are used for building TUTORIALS.  The focus here is to give you a review of the many programs, add-ons, and methods to distribute a screencast (“Screencast” seems to … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Illustrator effects chart

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/illustrator/cs/using/WS714a382cdf7d304e7e07d0100196cbc5f-61e5a.html#WS714a382cdf7d304e7e07d0100196cbc5f-61e4a > Adobe page that lists the effect selections with some simple description. Handy.

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2D Image to 3D model Conversion

     OK this is a little esoteric…However here are some links for converting a drawing on paper into a 3D image or 3D Model (using machines that make “print” physical pieces from software). There are a LOT of variations about … Continue reading

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InDesign tips I wish I’d known when starting out

“Adobe InDesign helps transform the written word into published work.”      InDesign has been around for a long time.  The simplistic way of describing it is a desktop publisher; a newsletter maker, a brochure layout program, “flyers”.        This … Continue reading

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COLOR: links and just enough information to work with

……………………… 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/ ====== Some other than just Adobe information: Combo … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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