Ridin' With Rio

Critique 101: How To Be a Better Designer (or everything else) Through Critique

Critique 101: How To Be a Better Designer (or everything else) Through Critique

Critique 101: How To Be a Better Designer (or everything else) Through Critique The Judger: the person that is criticizing; the critic. is Criticizing: analyzing and judging both the merits and faults of a work via Critique: the detailed assessment that comes from criticizing   Critique has such a negative connotation — it’s most often associated with a negative view of what’s wrong with something, and then often met with a reaction that stems deep within the gut of someone trying to defend their work, or simply brushing it off with an “I don’t care what you jerks think” attitude....

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Multi-Layer Engrave Using Photoshop Actions

Step 1: Open image in Photoshop   Step 2:Decide how many layers you want your project to be. This image I will do two layers, placing the truck and most forward tree on the right on the front layer.   Step 3:Process image using JB’s Photoshop Actions   Optional Step 4:Tweak image if necessary for best engrave (for advanced editing techniques, see: https://wimberleypuzzlecompany.com/blogs/ridin-with-rio/jbs-glowforge-photoshop-actions-installation-and-playing)   Step 5: If Step 4, making additional edits was performed, run JB’s Resize Edited Image action and specify the overall size of your final engrave along with resolution (enter 300 if engraving below 340 Lines per...

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JBs Glowforge Photoshop Actions - Installation, Playing, Advanced Features

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How To: Install and Run JB's Glowforge Photoshop Actions  A quick overview of how to install JB's Glowforge Photoshop Actions.  - Find your downloaded .ZIP file- Extract- Double-click the .ATN file to install into Photoshop (the install is silent, so don't click repeatedly unless you want a bunch of copies)- Open an image in Photoshop- Open the Actions palette (Window > Actions)- Resize the palette window by dragging, so that you can see all of the actions- The actions are in a folder, and only one action needs to be processed. Select an action, such as 2a, and click the...

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Looking Back at 2019

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Looking Back at 2019

A long time ago, a good friend asked me for some advice. My reply was something along the lines of, "looking backwards while you're moving forward is only going to make you trip." That advice may have been right - or, may have been wrong. It all worked out in the best way possible for her though, so that's what is important.  Since October 2018, Rio and I have been on the road seeing some amazing things, making a lot of puzzles, and ultimately watching the company grow and grow. Even after a couple of years of making puzzles, it's still...

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Mobile Manufacturing: Traveling With a Laser

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Mobile Manufacturing: Traveling With a Laser

Just over a year ago, Rio and I hit the wide open road and headed west to do something that sounded really awesome at the time… something that no one else seemed to be doing — mobile manufacturing - honest to goodness manufacturing while on the road. 

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