Articles by Aliona Zbughin

All about chocolate

It says that 99% of people love chocolate, other 1% lies. I don’t know if it’s true but it could be. We can eat it, drink it, have a nice spa with it, find our health with it and so many things we can do with this perfect ingredient. “…well and getting some weight but I really don’t want to talk about this right now ….”Cacao has been cultivated for at last three millennia. Cacao beans used to be a trade and a tax payment (as amount). Can you believe it?There are... continue reading

Top 5 beaches in Crete, Greece

Hi there! I want to share with you from my point of view the five most unique beaches in Crete island of Greece.5. On the 5th place is Matala. Matala beach is located 70 km southwest of Heraklion. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Crete and certainly the most famous beach of Heraklion. It is famous for the carved caves in the rocks and the hippies of the ‘70s. The bay is a beautiful long sandy beach, 300m long, with fine gravel and crystal clear water.         4.... continue reading

How to avoid rejection of additional files.

Hello there!Another rejection of your additional file? Don't panic! Take a deep breath and read this blog. I hope it will help you to understand the mistakes you make.I'll start with vectors. The most common mistake is raster (bitmap) elements on your illustration. It happens when you export a file format that isn't supported because of certain types of gradients, transparent objects or different effects that you used.More simply: if your iIllustrator is CS6 and you use transparent... continue reading

Delphi - best archaeological destination in Greece

Hi to all! I'm from Romania but for the last 9 years I live in the most beautiful country - Sun Country - the Greece. This country is full of archeological sites. One of this is Delphi. Is located at the foot of Parnassos mount, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Paedriades ,lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphy the most famous oracle of ancient Greece.Living in Greece so many years I can not believe that so far I have not visited this place. It's so beautiful , architectonic,... continue reading

vector silhouettes tutorial

Hi everyone! Today I will discover the secret "how to make vector silhouettes". Let's start:1.Open your image on photoshop.2. With quick mask or other toolselect the object or silhouette.3. Create new layer without diselect the object and fill it with black colore.4. Delete all the others layer .5. Save the layer with silhuettes in .png format.6. Open this document in Illustrator7. Live Trace it and expand the aparence.And now you can add any background you want .That's it.... continue reading

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