How to Change Background in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to change and add a colored background to a portrait. Sometimes you might shoot a portrait and decide later that the background doesn’t work, or you might want to use your portrait for something other than you originally intended. Adding a new background (or removing the old…

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How to Create a Post Box Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingThe humble post box has been our connection to people around the world for decades. They come in all different shapes and sizes, but the pillar shape is arguably the most iconic. In this tutorial, you will learn the step-by-step process of how to create the classic pillar-shaped red post box. Some of…

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Take Our New Short Course on Logo Design

What You’ll Be CreatingAs a designer, you’ll sometimes have clients asking you to design logos on very short notice. Our new short course, Creating Professional Logos in an Instant, will show you a foolproof method for creating professional-standard logos when time is limited. What You’ll LearnIn this course, graphic designer Grace Fussell will break the method…

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How to Create Khaleeji Woman Emoji iMessage Stickers in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating Love using emojis? Now you can learn to make your own!We all use emoticons/emojis (emotion icons) in our messenger chats, apps, and online comments. Emojis are a very fun way to show our feelings without words. Though many apps offer free emoticons, you should not feel limited to only those. Create…

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Quick-tip: rename all links in an InDesign file

When working with difficult clients, it can be tempting to take out some frustration on the clients’ files, such as naming links within a file rather inappropriately. An example would be a picture placed into an InDesign file with the name lousypicture.jpg. Seems harmless enough, but this is a tame example compared to what might…

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Dramatic lighting with just two speedlights

So you only have two bare speedlights and you want to shoot some creative portraits. That’s the challenge I faced recently after discussing how a fellow photographer could get started in portrait photography without spending too much on new equipment. Don’t get me wrong, bare speedlights will obviously limit how you can light your subject…

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How to Create a Night Jungle Scenery in Photoshop

Learn how to create a mossy jungle scene with fairies flying around. This tutorial will show you how to creatively create your own jungle background, manipulate a stone building into a tower, and add doors to create a miniature village for fairies. Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources Girl – DeviantART Tree – DeviantART Fairy…

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Free Download: 3 Real Photo Poster Mockups

A lot of times, it’s hard to imagine how your poster or photo will look when printed. These poster mockups the perfect way to show your clients how their image will look when printed. These high-quality mockups are a must have for any designer or photographer – download them today! How to use these Poster…

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Printing Notes (With Some Help From InCopy)

by Aman Arora Notes feature of InDesign can be used for adding comments, reminders, annotations, or design notes within your document. This feature comes handy when you are working as part of a team on a long document, where the user notes can be read by all the different contributors. When in the layout view of…

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InDesign Template of the Month: Business Stationery

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This time it’s a template for business stationery. It comes with seven different master page designs, for a letterhead, business card, envelope, mailing labels, and FAX cover sheet.    Naturally, the content is formatted with paragraph and object styles that you…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 July 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Social Media Cheat Sheet (Image & Ad Sizes) 2017 Photoshop CC Non-destructive Methods to Enhance Creativity by Dave Cross How A Font… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 July 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Sloth Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how to create an adorable sloth illustration in Adobe Illustrator. We will be using simple shapes and different tools and effects such as the Warp Tool, Width Tool, Smooth Tool, and Warp Effects to create it. This tutorial is actually a collaboration with Monika Zagrobelna, where…

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How to Create a Coffee Scene Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’re going to create a scene of coffee in the morning with cookies and milk using simple shapes in Adobe Illustrator.Find more great Coffee inspiration on GraphicRiver. 1. How to Create a New Document Press Control-N to make a New Document. Set the Units to Pixels, and enter 800 x 600 for the width and height of the document…

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25 Professional Modern Letterhead Templates

Introduce your business to new clients with a professional letterhead. Check out this awesome collection of corporate letterhead templates.25 Modern Letterhead Templates So what is a letterhead and why is it important? A letterhead is the heading at the top of a sheet of paper used to identify a business. It usually contains a company’s…

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How to Create a Trendy Marble and Rose Gold Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThe marble/rose gold combination is one of the popular minimalist trends, and it is almost everywhere from home decor to stationery, cookware, etc. This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s shapes, along with 3D tools and material and light settings, to create a marble and rose gold text effect. Let’s…

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Quick Tip: Erase Backgrounds Quickly With The Background Eraser Tool

Many people use complicated methods to erase backgrounds when they can do it much easier with the Background Eraser tool. It creates great results with its automatic edge detection and selection feathering. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the background eraser tool to erase the sky and replace it with another from…

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Deke’s Techniques 620: Making Multicolored Vignettes in Photoshop

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke shows you how to create a flexible multi-color vignette in Photoshop. Now, while there are a few different ways to create vignettes, this particular project calls for a specialized approach—adding a multi-colored gradient in the form of a well-feathered vector-based shape layer. This technique allows for the…

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InFocus: July 2017

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 InFocus: July 2017 appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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