Create an Illusory World with Abstract Composition in Photoshop

The world is rapidly changing. So maybe you also want to change it up a bit? I invite you to dive into the world of amazing and surreal photo manipulation “Inception”. This work shows a piece of the digital world. Possible future world. You will learn how to create an abstract composition, interesting techniques and effects,…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 March 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time What’s Your Office Communication Pet Peeve? 5 Misused Tools That Could Be… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 March 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create an Auto Repair Shop Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to put on our mechanic’s hat and take a look at the process of creating a car repair shop illustration, using the most basic of tools that Illustrator has to offer.That being said, take a quick sip of that freshly brewed coffee and let’s get started! Oh,…

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Deke’s Techniques 596: Fixing Jagged Illustrator Artwork in Photoshop

Greetings dekeOpolitans. We’re coming to you from the city that never sleeps, except when you are exhausted from two days on the train to get here, afternoons spent trying to contemplate amazing works of art while still keeping teenagers engaged (and fed), walking briskly through a drizzly Central Park, and hoping once again you are…

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Create Light Painted Typography From Scratch in Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in April 2011 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 ever attempted to write words using traditional light painting photography techniques, you…

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Going Deep with Footnotes

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 Going Deep with Footnotes appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Designing a Book Cover and Spine in InDesign

Spend a fast-moving, fun hour designing your first or hundredth book cover, including a spine perfectly sized for the number of pages in your book. Keep reading Designing a Book Cover and Spine in InDesign on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 March 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 10 things you should NEVER ask a designer Massive visual list of all kinds of bad design–graphic, industrial, form, UI, more! Has… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 March 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a New York Stamp Icon Set in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to pull out our architect hats and learn how to “build” our very own miniaturized set of New York’s most iconic buildings, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that we work with on a daily basis. So, assuming you’ve already refilled your coffee mug,…

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Camelot2: The Next Big Thing for Interactive PDF?

[A version of this article was originally published on LinkedIn.] If you’ve ever used InDesign to create a PDF for on-screen use, you’ve probably been frustrated by the limits of including interactivity: InDesign’s animation features don’t currently work in interactive PDF Video and audio is clunky and still require Adobe Flash to be installed for them…

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Tip of the Week: Adding Alt Text to Images With Object Export Options

This InDesign tip on adding alt text to images with object export options was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on March 16, 2017. 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…

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Coffee Cup

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a cup of coffee using Adobe Illustrator CS6. We’ll use different shape tools, the gradient tool and some basic effects to achieve the final result. Hopefully, you will learn few handy tips along the way. Let’s get started! Open a New Document 1. Launch Illustrator and…

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The Photography Show 2017 Lighting Demos

The Photography Show (TPS) is the UK’s biggest and busiest photo event and last week I was lucky enough to be there for all four days. But I wasn’t there to shop, network and learn, I was there to teach. In all I did 17 talks, demos and live streams in four days, so TPS…

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How To Design A Rocket Icon In Adobe Fireworks

    Many people know that Fireworks is a great tool for web design, prototyping and UI design. But what about icon design? Icon design is a very specific skill that overlaps illustration, screen design and, of course, visual design. An icon designer needs to understand lighting, proportions and, most importantly, the context of the…

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Vibrancy Masking – How to Get Ultra Vibrant Photos in Photoshop

Learn how to do vibrancy masking in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to increase saturation with the Channel Mixer and then use Vibrancy masking to control whether you want it to affect the vibrant or non-vibrant areas. This technique works amazingly well for landscapes and it’s a great when you want to get the most intense…

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Controlling Line Breaks With Data Merge

One of the limitations of Data Merge is its ability to control line breaks within a field. What if you’re pulling data from a CSV file and want the content of one field to be split across a few lines? The most obvious workaround is to use a special character in your CSV file, then…

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