How to Create a Tasty 3D Typographic Illustration in Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in May 2012 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, its techniques and process are still relevant.If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then we’ve got a mouth-watering treat for you…

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How to Create an Ashes & Embers Dispersion Action in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create an ashes and embers dispersion effect on any photo. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll have an action which will automate the entire process with a single click.I’ll try to explain everything in much detail so that everyone can follow along, even if this…

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Special Characters

In excerpts from Why Fonts Matter by Sarah Hyndman, this article explains the psychological effects of fonts on the reader, for the purpose of helping you use type more effectively. The post Special Characters appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Your Productivity Sucks Because Your Work Desk Sucks: Here’s How to Fix It How to Avoid Becoming a Hermit When You Work… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Mark Simonson Introduces Proxima Soft New Netflix Series Profiles Designers, Illustrators How to Retouch Teeth Quickly in Photoshop for a Brighter Smile… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Dear Adobe, How to Redesign the Tone Curve

The Curves adjustment is a powerful tool that can do a lot – even replacing multiple adjustment layers (ex. Brightness/Contrast, Color Balance, Photo Filter, etc.). But it’s not intuitive at all. Before you can even begin using the curves adjustment, you first have to spend time learning it. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The curves adjustment…

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This Month in InDesign Articles, February 2017

It’s snowing here, near Seattle. And I’m reading about the high heat in the Southern Hemisphere. And an old vocal warmup from my early theater days comes to mind: “Whether the weather be cold, whether the weather be hot, we’ll be together whatever the weather… whether we like it or not!” It reminds me that…

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How to Create a Tropical Bungalow on a Palm Beach in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we are going to create a tropical bungalow on a palm beach background using the most basic shapes and tools of Adobe Illustrator.If you would like to skip the tutorial and just purchase the result together with other houses and backgrounds, just go to GraphicRiver to get my Lodge, Chalet, Cottage…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Explore seasonal colour trends with new Pantone magazine Aiming to be both inspirational and informative, the beautifully laid out magazine (would you… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Design a Set of Circus Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingRetro circuses and funfairs have their own enchanting atmosphere that makes me want to draw them again and again. If you enjoy those shapes and colors of a retro-style circus, then follow this tutorial and learn to design a set a flat circus icons, using simple shapes and warp effects and working…

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How to Create a Mysterious Forest Scene With Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a mysterious forest scene featuring a fantasy deer. First, we’ll build the base scene with several images of forests and trees. Later, we’ll add the deer and decorate his head with branches and leaves. After that, we’ll do some basic adjustments and paint…

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Where are the Page Up and Page Down Keys on my Laptop?

I haven’t had a desktop computer in years—just laptops! And I’m a Mac guy (proud, since 1984). But there’s a problem with Mac laptop keyboards that drives a lot of people crazy, and I want to explain how it works. Specifically, the Mac laptop keyboard seems to be missing a bunch of keys that I,…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 22 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. CSS Grid – Table layout is back. Be there and be square. Uber was the most-expensed service, with 6% of all business… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 22 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Desktop Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I will show you how to create an amazing night desktop using basic shapes and tools in Adobe Illustrator. It’s very easy and fun!If you’re looking for inspiration to create your own vector scenes, why not pop over to GraphicRiver.1. How to Create a New Document and Set Up a…

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What Is Geometric Design? Design in 60 Seconds

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to our Design in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a new design skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!Design in 60 Seconds: Geometric DesignGeometric design is a fun trend that focuses on the simplistic beauty of mixing certain shapes, lines, and curves together for creative results. You…

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How to Create Realistic Feet-Inspired Hiking Boots in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you love hiking? Upgrade your footwear with a unique pair of foot-inspired boots! In this tutorial, we’ll go over how to manipulate a regular pair of feet to create an overall hiking scene using basic photo manipulation techniques. Want to add that natural earthy look to all your photos? Browse the…

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