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How well do YOU see color? Take this test and find out.

Here's a cool video tutorial on how to give text a cool pattern fill (using Adobe Illustrator).

Love this article on non-paying design clients and when/how/if to give a refund.

A beginner's guide to watercolor painting supplies. In case you wanted to start watercolor painting.

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  1. Thanks for the links! I'm off to try my hand at that color test... This should be interesting :-D

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