How to Draw a Winter Christmas Landscape With a Wooden Sign 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 winter vector Christmas background!If you want to skip the tutorial and just use this background with some other awesome elements, purchase the Winter Christmas Landscape with a Wooden Sign from GraphicRiver!Winter Christmas Landscape with…

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How to Create a GTA Text Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing text effect inspired by the Grand Theft Auto video game. 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 text effect shown above is the effect…

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Deke’s Techniques 656: Create a Concentric Ring Logo in Adobe Illustrator

Greetings from the lovely north California coast. We’re traveling with all three large boy-men and a small tree this week toward our Thanksgiving destination in Mendocino county, one of the loveliest, unspoiledest places in all of the loveliness that is my home state. Here’s the view from our current dining table at which I am…

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3D Graphics Made Easy with Adobe Dimension CC

This article appeared in Issue 103 of InDesign Magazine. The release of InDesign CC 2018 wasn’t the only great news coming out of the Adobe MAX conference. Among the highlights was a brand new addition to the set of Creative Cloud applications, Adobe Dimension CC. This new program allows Creative Cloud users to immediately start building amazing…

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Free Frequency Separation Photoshop Actions with “1-Click AutoRetouch”

Retouch skin with these Frequency Separation Photoshop actions by SparkleStock. Frequency Separation is one of the most popular and effective techniques for retouching skin. With the AutoRetouch, you can retouch skin in one-click. It automatically detects skin tones using facial recognition and makes it look beautifully and naturally smooth. If you upgrade to the Pro…

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Using Middle Eastern & South Asian Composers in Adobe Illustrator

When working in Hindi, Punjabi, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or any of two dozen other Middle Eastern or South Asian languages, you’ll want to make use of the correct paragraph composition engine in Adobe Illustrator CC. This tutorial will show you… Keep reading Using Middle Eastern & South Asian Composers in Adobe Illustrator on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Scribble Sketch Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing, scribble sketch effect. I will try to 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…

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How to Create a Set of Snowflake Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingSince winter is just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to welcome it by creating a small set of snowflake icons, using some of Illustrator’s most basic geometric shapes and tools.Now, you can always expand the pack by heading over to GraphicRiver, where you’ll find a great selection of winter-themed icons just…

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How to Create a Starry Night Photo Manipulation With Photoshop and Filter Forge

What You’ll Be CreatingThe Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh is easily one of the most recognizable pieces in art history.And I’ll show you how to make it in this tutorial! Build the famous composition from scratch, using free stocks, Photoshop, and amazing filters from Filter Forge.Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used in the production…

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How to Draw a Cute Dog Icon in 10 Easy Steps

In this tutorial, we’ll be drawing a dog – a symbol of the upcoming 2018 year! We’ll be using simple geometric shapes and various tools and functions in order to achieve a flat-style look. Let’s launch Adobe Illustrator and get started! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Building, Live…

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How to Create a Retro Long Shadow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps, you will learn how to create a retro long shadow text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to create some text. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel and using a neat Transform effect, you will learn how to add the long shadow effect without…

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Bladerunner 2049 Lightroom Presets and LUTs

Download these Lightroom presets and LUTs inspired by the movie Bladerunner 2049. Created by SparkleStock, these dystopian-style color gradings can completely transform the narrative and feelings of your photos. The free version gives you 3 presets. Upgrade to the Pro version to unlock all 9 presets and LUTs. In addition, the Pro version features fadeable…

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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Tie-Dye Pattern in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingWhen in doubt, create your own patterns! Learn how to make a tie-dye effect in under a minute!Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Tie-Dye Pattern Decorate your work with custom patterns! They’re an essential resource for designers and are super easy to make!In this quick video, I’ll show you how to use Photoshop’s different…

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Setting Vertical Text in InDesign

Renee wrote: As our crossword magazines are moving from QuarkXPress to InDesign, I found out that you can’t write the crossword solutions the same way in InDesign as we did in XPress. We used to use a textbox with narrow columns, where each column holds only one character. The solution is then written vertically. But…

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How to Create a Winter Sale Flyer in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingMany businesses use the festive season as an opportunity to entice bargain-hunting customers into their stores. This flyer is a sweet and simple way of marketing winter season promotions, with a collage-inspired design and hand-drawn font style. We’ll set up the flyer in Adobe InDesign, create a snowy scene directly in the software,…

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My Calendar Caffuffle

Around this time of year, I usually get into the festive season by offering a new script for readers of the website. This year, I intended to release a free script that would generate a year planner based on the calendar year, page size and school term dates. After a weekend or so, I’d managed…

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How to Create a Bones Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create a simple bones text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create several pixel-perfect shapes. Using the Rounded Corners effect and some basic vector shape-building techniques, you will learn how to…

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