Making a Dramatic Fire Text Effect

In this tutorial, it will show you the steps to make nice fire text in Photoshop. We will render a 3D text in Photoshop and combine flame and crack textures with our text. We will use a number of Photoshop techniques such as image adjustments, layer blending modes, various tools and filters. (View This Tutorial)…

Read Now!

Warm Fuzzies and a Quilted Text Vector

Fall is here! Along with all the warm fuzzies, pumpkin spices, and delicious drinks. Time to cuddle up in the best quilted blankets! For your designs, there’s no need to spend countless hours cutting fabric and sewing designs over and over again to get that amazing quilted text vector look. With a quick and easy technique…

Read Now!

Safe Healing and Cloning in Photoshop CC

The Clone Stamp tool, on the other hand, copies one area of an image to another. Today, you’ll learn to use those tools safely to clean up a portrait. STEP ONE: The Spot Healing Brush tool (J) is great for repairing small- to medium-sized areas with surrounding pixels; those that Photoshop automatically picks. Open an…

Read Now!

Is Digital Art "Real" Art? Facts and Myths About Digital Creating

When you look at beautiful digital art and compare it with the things you draw with a pencil, you can feel astonished and belittled. If only you could afford a graphics tablet, you could be just as good! And if you already have a tablet, your thought is, “If only I could afford Photoshop! So…

Read Now!

Tip of the Week: Move Text to a New Frame

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on September 25, 2014. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new InDesign Tip of the Week and Keyboard Shortcut of the Week, along with roundups of new articles at InDesignSecrets and CreativePro, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll all the…

Read Now!

Manipulating a Surreal Ocean in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you to manipulate a fantasy fish scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to combine different stock images into a cohesive scene using blending, adjusting colors, masking and brush. You’ll learn also how to focus on the details, work with lighting, manage your layers and more. (View…

Read Now!

Applying Digital Makeup in Photoshop CC

By applying the makeup on separate layers, you can easily fine-tune the results. STEP ONE: Open an image and add a new layer by pressing Shift-Command-N (PC: Shift-Ctrl-N). In the resulting New Layer dialog, enter “lips” in the Name field and then set the Mode drop-down menu to Color. This menu lets you change the…

Read Now!

Window Seat: Fixed-Layout EPUB is Ready for Take-Off

Let’s take a little break from the usual fare of tips, tricks, scripts, and shortcuts, to consider a topic that’s probably a bit over your heads—literally (unless you are reading this in an airplane)—human flight. When we fly, we put up with everything from baggage fees to body scanners to get where we need to…

Read Now!

30 Best Professional Fonts

Professional looking font is one factor in building an impression either on your catalogs, business names, titles, headlines, manuals and others alike. Looking for the best professional font that will fit your designs? Here is a list of the top 30 professional font:1. HelveticaHelvetica is a beautiful font that offers professional and simple approach, designed…

Read Now!

How to Create an Exploding Planet in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you’ll how to create a cracked and exploding planet. All super villains wish for a weapon capable of destroying a planet. We have one too: we call it Photoshop! We will start with perfectly good planet and smash it like a egg! Or at least an egg that is…

Read Now!

Create a Realistic Dinosaur

This will illustrate you the workflow for creating an authentic and terrifying dinosaur model. You will get the idea for create a dinosaur using modeling. Any other animal can be created in the same way. (View This Tutorial)…

Read Now!

Create a Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingFor all of you sports fans out there, this tutorial will teach you how to create a baseball-inspired text effect. You’ll start by preparing the text, then with the help of the Bas Relief effect and the Inner Glow effect you’ll easily add some dimension to it. Next, you’ll create a vector…

Read Now!

Photoshop CC 2014 Missing Manual – Review

This manual is a massive 956 pages long and weighs in a 1.5kg, not a book you’ll want to sit and read holding up, but its ok as a reference on your desk or for Missing Manualdropping onto the desk during an argument. The problem with books this size is keeping the beggers open at…

Read Now!

InDesign Secrets Video: Making a TOC With the Index Feature

The next issue of InDesign Magazine is coming soon and the theme is…(drumroll please)…workarounds! So it’s only appropriate (yet entirely coincidental) that in the latest InDesign Secrets video at lynda.com, David Blatner shares one of the most amazing workarounds you’re likely to ever see. He shows how to build a table of contents with any text (not just the text that’s…

Read Now!

Mummified! Mummy Text Vector for Halloween

Fall is here and that means Halloween is right around the corner! Why not celebrate and get your designs mummified by creating a mummy text vector treatment? In this mummy text vector tutorial you will learn how to create this spooky treatment with some gradients and, of course, heavy use of the Appearance panel…

Read Now!

The 64-bit Modernization of Dreamweaver  

Over the last year, we’ve made a lot of improvements to Dreamweaver to make it easier for you to see edits in real-time without going to your browser, produce standards compliant code, and complete tasks more quickly in the streamlined user interface. We’ve also made substantial improvements to the underlying architecture of Dreamweaver to help…

Read Now!

Texture Blending Techniques

Combining textures with photos is a simple and creative way to impart a painterly quality. As I search for textures to blend with subjects, I can almost feel new synapses being formed in my brain. One idea leads to another, and sometimes I wind up with the most unlikely combinations. In every case, the process…

Read Now!