How to Make Watercolor Effects in Photoshop Quickly With Actions

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create an amazing watercolor effect. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time. The effect shown above is the one I will show you how to create in this…

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How to Create a Traditional Indian Kolam Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingKolam is a form of drawing that is drawn by using rice flour/chalk/chalk powder/rock powder often using naturally/synthetically colored powders as Wikipedia says. A Kolam is a geometrical line drawing composed of curved loops, which is drawn around a grid pattern of dots. In South India it is widely practiced by female…

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How to Design Gradient-Based Logos in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you want to learn how to design high-quality logos using gradients in Adobe Illustrator? In this video from my course, 10 Essential Design Tips in Adobe Illustrator, you’ll learn how to create gradient-based logos, primarily using only two colors: black and white.Logo Design With Gradients Why Gradient-Based Logos?Sometimes you see logos and they have…

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How to Create a Quick Burnt Wood Text Effect in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingThis effect adds rustic charm to any typography, is quick and easy to create, and is a great way of mocking up logos or signage. We’ll use Adobe InDesign’s Effects window to develop depth, highlighting and shadowing. Have 15 minutes? What are you waiting for!If you’re on the hunt for more great…

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How to Create a Sliced Mountain Effect Using Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create a sliced effect in Photoshop by mimicking a 3D shape on a 2D image to give an object the illusion of being cut in pieces.What You’ll Need In order to complete this project, you will also need the following image: Faraglioni rocks at…

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How to Create a Moon Emoji Icon in Adobe Illustrator CC

Not too long ago, we saw how easy it is to create a cute little Earth emoji. Today, we’re going to be adding to the project by learning how to create a moon emoji icon for the sleepy man in the moon. So, assuming you’ve already poured yourself a fresh cup of coffee let’s jump…

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How to Create a Vector T-Shirt Mockup Template in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a vector T-Shirt mockup template!If you want to skip the tutorial and just use these shirts in your work, purchase the T-Shirt Design Template from GraphicRiver!You can also a try a similar tutorial of mine,…

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How to Create a Sci-Fi Scan-Line Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you how to use layer styles to create a super quick and easy sci-fi scan-line inspired text effect. Let’s get started! This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on GraphicRiver. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Kenney…

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What are Widows and Orphans?

They might sound a tad Dickensian, but ‘widows’ and ‘orphans’ are actually terms designers use to describe unwanted stray words in typography. Here, we’ll look at what widows and orphans are, and share some quick and easy tips for banishing them from your typesetting. What is a widow? A widow is a lone word or…

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Quick and Dirty comb-style forms using GREP Styles

I was recently asked to assist with the creation of a large amount of forms that were intended for a print output. The forms themselves were a “boxy” format that also had comb-style fields to indicate how many letters each area of the form should be. The challenge with this particular brief was how to…

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How to Draw & Paint a Starry Unicorn Portrait in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingUnicorns? Outer space? Why not both! In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we’ll mix fantasy elements in an otherworldly portrait.Before we get started, you should have basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, such as using basic tools, working with layers, and creating new documents. We’ll work entirely within Photoshop, from start to finish.Looking for Photoshop…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Perspective Grid

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Adobe Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Perspective GridAlways wanted to use the Perspective Grid but never knew how? If that’s the case then you should definitely check out the video…

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Five visions of a PDF Day

In the world of PDFs or as we like to say Planet (of) PDF, a year isn’t a real PDF year without an intense few days of industry knowledge sharing…

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20 Vintage Photo Effect Photoshop Actions & Old Retro Styles

Step back in time with an extraordinary photo effect! Check out this list of 20 amazing vintage and retro-inspired Photoshop actions.20 Vintage Photoshop Actions We will always be inspired by retro styles. And there is no better way to honor the past than to pay homage with similar creations.In today’s selection of creative assets, we…

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How to Create a Comic Animation in CrazyTalk Animator 3

What You’ll Be CreatingIf you want to show a story, there’s nothing better than an animation—you can share what you’ve got to say through the look of the characters, their movements, and the sounds they make. CrazyTalk Animator 3 is a perfect program for this task—very simple to use, yet very powerful. If you use…

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