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Today’s design tools aren’t that different from the pens, pencils & brushes we started with. The greatest advances? Being able to undo anything, instantly; never running out of ink or lead; and being able to describe visuals using various languages (code). We are always seeking the best tool for the job, and will use many over the course of your project . . .


Studio B uses Canvas, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, CorelDRAW!, HMTL, CSS, WordPress, Squarespace, CMS Made Simple, Word, FrontPage, PHP, Perl, MySQL, Dreamweaver, Flash, ConstantContact, MailChimp, Google Analytics, Weebly, SurveyMonkey, Powerpoint, HomeawayVector drawing:
Precision drawing using polygons and Béziers. We use ACD Canvas.

Raster painting: Using pixels to create photo-realistic images, and to manipulate photos. (Canvas, Photoshop, Paint)

Layout / Composition: Bringing all the words and pictures together. (InDesign, Illustrator, Canvas)

Presentation: For proofing and reviewing before publishing. (Acrobat, Powerpoint)

Pre-press: Preparing final production mechanicals or files for the printer. (Illustrator, Canvas, CorelDRAW)

Coding: Controlling web page elements using various languages (html, php, Javascript, css . . . )

Color separation: breaking designs into separate images for each ink color. (Canvas, Illustrator, CorelDRAW)

CMS: (Content Management System) Used in concert with a database to streamline the process of building and maintaining web sites. (WordPress, CMS made simple, Dreamweaver, MySQL)