Reid Walley

Graphic designer since before the Internet. Started with newspaper paste-up; then art director for advertising agency in Reno, NV; and now freelancer designing marketing materials, print-on-demand t-shirt art, websites, and social media graphics.

Bitcoin Payments In WooCommerce Store

OpenNode allows you to accept Bitcoin payments on your WooCommerce store. From OpenNode’s site: How does OpenNode work with WooCommerce: OpenNode integrates with WooCommerce with a simple plugin that gives any WooCommerce the ability to accept Bitcoin payments. With a no-code integration, any WooCommerce business can accept Bitcoin payments on the Lightning Network using OpenNode. …

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Make Smaller Video File Sizes With Handbrake

A client’s videographer sent 35 finished video files that were between 1.2 GB and 5.74 GB in size. While they were beautiful, they were too large for the 1 GB file size limit allowed by their web host. HandBrake to the rescue. HandBrake is a free and open-source tool for converting video from nearly any …

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Cowboy Boot Design

Designing Western-themed versions of Every Floor Is A Dance Floor t-shirt graphics lead me to learn about the design profile of Cowboy boots, the different parts of a cowboy boot, and the design differences between men’s cowboy boots and women’s cowgirl boots. As I started to vector outline various brand’s cowboy boots, the main difference …

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What Are The Different Cowboy Boot Designs?

Now that I’ve spent time meticulously drawing a cowboy boot in Affinity Designer for an Every Floor Is A Dance Floor™ t-shirt, I’m getting deeper into the actual design profile of a cowboy boot. Cowboy Boots Hub has an excellent article, Everything You Need To Know About Cowboy Boots, showcasing 5 different design styles as …

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How to Edit Text to get a Warp Effect With Affinity Designer – David Allen

The goal is to make vertical text on a curved path. But since Affinity Designer doesn’t have a straight-forward way of accomplishing this effect we need to jump through a few hoops: Starting in Affinity Designer Making text outlined Switching to Affinity Photo and using the Warp Tool Switching back to Affinity Designer Warnings: Converting …

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