How to Make a Halftone Pattern in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingHalftone is a technique that simulates a gradient of shades with a limited number of tones—traditionally, black and white. Although it was created as a result of the limitations of print media, a halftone pattern effect can be also used on purpose, to make the image more interesting. In this tutorial, I'll...
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InDesign How-to Video: How to View Selected Text Color

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Mike Rankin shows us how to view the actual color of selected text in InDesign. Normally highlighted text is shown in its complementary color, but he demos a couple of tricks to quickly see color changes. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then join...
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InDesign Template of the Month: Accessible EPUB

Time for another exclusive template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here and get $10 off with the discount code: TEMPLATE) This month’s template is for an accessible Reflowable EPUB ebook. When you open the template you’ll find extensive instructions for its use on the pasteboard. The download package includes the template (in...
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InDesigner: The IRS

This article appeared in Issue 121 of InDesign Magazine. Addison Lalier tells the story of how the IRS uses InDesign to develop courtroom graphics that bring tax-dodgers to justice. Most people think about the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a tax collection agency. But the IRS has another important job: bringing tax-dodgers to justice. It...
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How to Create a Receipt Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Welcome back to another Illustrator based tutorial, in which we’re going to learn how to create a little receipt icon, using nothing more than a couple of basic geometric shapes, that we’re going to adjust here and there. So, assuming you already have the software up and running, let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details:...
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Tip of the Week: Guide Tips, Part 1

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on May 16, 2019. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your email address, and click Go! We’ll...
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5 Tips for Better Tables

Editor’s Note: this post was excerpted from Nigel’s handout from CreativePro Week 2018. This year, Nigel will be speaking about InDesign Typography, Learning Grids in InDesign, Impactful Typography for Print and Digital Design, and Lightroom for Designers. There’s still time to register, or sign up for a Virtual Pass so you don’t miss out! Use...
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How to Create a Dramatic Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingToday, we will be putting together a dramatic and cinematic angel photo effect using only a handful of images, so let's get started! I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC in this tutorial, but you can also use Photoshop CS6!What You'll NeedTo complete this project, we are using the following resources: Rays and Clouds...
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5 Bad Habits InDesign Users Need to Break

Editor’s Note: this post was excerpted from Keith’s handout from CreativePro Week 2017. This year, Keith will be speaking about InDesign to HTML, making mobile apps, and working with video in Photoshop. There’s still time to register, or sign up for a Virtual Pass so you don’t miss out! Why listen to me? What do...
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How to Make a Simple Flyer in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingThis simple flyer tutorial shows you how to create a rainbow-themed flyer template to promote IDAHOBIT at your workplace, college, or school. Perfect for beginners to Adobe InDesign, this is a quick and simple flyer design to put together. On 17 May, people worldwide are invited to celebrate IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism...
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How to Create a Light Leak Photoshop Action

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create a light leak Photoshop action to add light leaks to your photos and create amazing photo effects. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.For more light...
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Why Isn’t My Website Making Money? (And How Do I Fix It?)

Today, users can access more than 1.5 billion websites, which means you have a tremendous amount of competition in the online marketplace, even if you operate in a niche industry. Competition isn’t the only reason for low site sales, however. A variety of factors can impact your revenue and traffic. That’s why it’s common for...
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InDesign How-to Video: How to Create Numbered List Styles

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Laurie Ruhlin shows us how to quickly style a numbered list in InDesign. She then uses the Next Style feature to restart a list’s numbering. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then join the discussion on our Facebook group! The post InDesign How-to Video:...
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Moving Text Styles from InDesign to Illustrator and Photoshop

This article appeared in Issue 121 of InDesign Magazine. Steve Werner dives into the details of getting your styles “to go.” You have a problem: You’re creating assets (either by yourself or in collaboration with others) for a project with different components to be created in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Of course, you need to maintain brand...
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How to Create a Cut-Up Photo Effect in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, we'll create a cut-up photo effect in Photoshop using a clipping mask. You will learn how to create a mask in Photoshop to make your own photo effects like this one. This cut-up photo effect is a part of the Cut Photo Photoshop Action pack from my portfolio on Envato Market. If...
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Tip of the Week: Re-numbering Lists

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on May 9, 2019. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your email address, and click Go! We’ll...
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Beautiful Websites: 6 Tips for Attractive Website Design

Did you know that 48 percent of people say that a website’s design is the number one determining factor for the credibility of a business? Your audience’s first impression comes from your website’s design. Beautiful websites are crucial for making an impactful and positive first impression for your audience. On this page, we’ll provide you...
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