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The inspiration for this Steampunk Wacom stylus (and soon to be completed tablet, Part 2) was born out of two events that coincided a few years ago. One was the fact that every so often I need to upgrade my equipment to support new software and features. The other was...read more
Where is the watermark? Digital watermarking is often seen as a light but visible mark within an image, and can include a logo or URL to show copyright ownership. It is there for everyone to see (and remove). Invisible watermarks take this concept a step further and...read more
The old rossmanart.com has a new face on the web. The URL is the same, but new content is better integrated with the major social tools we all use, as evidenced by this post (published @ rossmanart.com and distributed to various social platforms through WordPress)....read more
An Overview of the Customized Parts on My Paasche AB: This is an old how-to I resurrected from two previous generations of rossmanart.com. It's been informative to people in the past, and also explains a bit how I use this device. For those unfamiliar with turbine...read more
Step-By-Step Stage 1: The color comp This comprehensive color mock-up lays out the placement and style of major elements for the cover design. The art directors notes are laid out in the margins as suggestions to follow. As the design progresses you will see...read more
Steampunk iPad Conversion: To build this steampunk iPad frame I found an old brass mirror in an antique store and took the frame along with my iPad to a framing shop. I had the framer custom cut beveled mattes to frame the iPad and used those precise matte...read more