Step by Step to Make a Modern Car

Designing a smart car is like other objects. You need to work on a sketch first. Most of you can draw out a car, however, you may find difficult to carry out a nice painting. Here will illustrate you steps of painting for the car, then you can have an idea for the painting process…

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Create a Super Simple Infographic Template in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingYou must have had your head buried in the sand if you haven’t noticed the infographic invasion across the design world! Infographics are enjoying a surge in popularity, and it’s easy to see why—they’re a colourful, engaging, and dynamic way of presenting large amounts of information, and they lend visual punch to…

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Editing Text Wrap With the Pen Tool

InDesign offers five kinds of Text Wrap: No Text Wrap, Wrap Around Bounding Box, Wrap Around Object Shape, Jump Object, and Jump to Next Column. Most of the time, one of these will give you the right results for your layout. But once in a while, you might find that none of them gives you the exact look that…

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Making a Super Lightning Scene

Lightning is a common effect to be created. In this time, the tutorial will show you to add glow and lightning and use a special brush “exploding lightning”. We will continue to work on the texture to create the effect of radiation. At the end of the work we will work on toning. (View This…

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How to Create Buttons in Photoshop and Adobe Muse

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a button in Photoshop and use it, with all its various states, in an Adobe Muse project. Once we’ve designed and imported our Photoshop assets into Adobe Muse, we’ll look at what happens if we want to update the PSD further down the line.Watch Screencast Download…

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My White Text Disappeared (and solution)

I was just working on some artwork for The InDesign Conference and I exported a PDF and some of my text disappeared: Where did the “The” and “Conference” go?! I exported the PDF several more times with different settings. I confirmed that the text (which had been converted to outlines so I could make some…

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The Classics: Gingham Pattern Vector

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create your own gingham pattern vector in Adobe Illustrator, and you’ll get some tips for using it. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid for your gingham pattern vector. Using this gingham pattern, a single rectangle and taking full advantage of the Appearance…

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Deke’s Techniques 352: Extracting a Masterpiece from Its Frame

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques video, Deke shows you how to create your very own copy of a classic masterpiece, because well, photographs of art which is in the public domain belongs to everyone. Or no one. Something like that. Deke’s done the research for you on the legal issues; meaning he found this…

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Create a realistic star field with space dust in photoshop (With Action)

Star fields are a great way of adding an interesting element to your photo manipulations or digital paintings and they are surprisingly easy to create from scratch in Photoshop. Although most of the steps are repetitive and can be easily added into a Photoshop action (see below for download), I’ll go through each of them here…

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Turning a Chicken into a Beautiful Phoenix

This tutorial is going to teach you how to apply multiple layer duplication, transforming and warping of objects. It’s basically re-using whatever we have in order to create a solid looking phoenix coupled with flame and light ray effects. (View This Tutorial)…

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New Research Indicates that Mobile is the Future of Sales Enablement

Historically, sales success was driven by a sales rep’s ability to manage the customer conversation from first engagement to final deal. That’s all changing. Now, through technology, customers are more in control. They have access to information about products, pricing options and the competitive landscape at their fingertips, long before they meet with a sales rep…

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Tip of the Week: Color Shortcuts

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on September 18, 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…

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Designing A Rocket Icon In Adobe Fireworks

Many people know that Fireworks is a great tool for web design1, prototyping2 and UI design3. 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 icon itself…

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Create a Black Magic Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, it will show you the steps to manipulate a man portrait into black magic in Photoshop. We will use some bare metal texture and fire stock images, plus a number of image adjustment techniques to form this effect. (View This Tutorial)…

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Create a Fantasy Fish Scene above the Sky

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create 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…

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Create an Isometric Pixel Art House in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingYou’ve made an isometric pixel art character, but where could that character live? It’s time to make a home for it!Much like with Lego sets, buildings are almost the whole point of isometric pixel art. Creating them might take some time, but should be enjoyable!If you haven’t gone through the Isometric Pixel…

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