Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Shape Builder Tool

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Shape Builder ToolCreating shapes in Illustrator can sometimes become an unintuitive process, especially if you're doing it using Pathfinder's Shape Modes.Luckily for us, Adobe has come up with the Shape Builder Tool,...

Surface Book Review

Is it possible to have a small laptop that’s also a tablet and can run Photoshop as well a desktop? Microsoft say yes, so I’m putting its Surface Book laptop to the test. The Microsoft Surface Book comes in several versions but it’s the i7 version with 16gb of RAM and an Nvidia GPU (graphics...

How to Create a Landscape Matte Painting in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we are going to learn how to create visual development concepts for animation using matte-painting techniques.ResearchThe best thing you can do while starting your new piece is research. This first step is vital and will pay off once you start creating your image. Mood research is what I personally focus...

25 Best Photoshop Actions With Creative Photo Effects

You can achieve very high-quality photo effects without it having to take you days, hours, or your whole work week creating them from scratch.In this article, we showcase a selection of our best photo effect Photoshop actions from Envato Market (updated weekly), with a huge variety of commercial-quality, creative styles to work with, that will save...

Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 June 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Why You Should Disable or Cover Your Webcam Right Now How to Write a Good Web Design Proposal Goodbye to LinkedIn, the… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 June 2016 on Pariah Burke...

New Course on Photoshop’s Mixer Brush Tool

What You'll Be CreatingDo you know how to use the Mixer Brush Tool to create more natural-looking digital paintings in Adobe Photoshop?If not, try our new Coffee Break Course, How to Use Photoshop's Mixer Brush Tool for Digital Painting. In just ten minutes, Envato Tuts+ instructor Monika Zagrobelna will show you how useful the Mixer Brush is and...

Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 June 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Making 2D Presentation Materials and Mockups Crafting UI Design to be Content Agnostic 7 tips for sending the perfect invoice Fetal Tenant/Landlord… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 June 2016 on Pariah Burke...

Mixing Type and Graphics

Mixing type and graphics to choose the right font for the job every time This article appeared in Issue 86 of InDesign Magazine. According to the ’50s Sinatra hit, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. The same is true for type. The right type adds harmony to a layout—like drinking a chilled Sancerre alongside...