Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 30 October 2014

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. My coworkers made me use Mac OS 9 for their (and your) amusement If you want to appreciate the present, try living… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 30 October 2014 on Pariah Burke…

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Photo Manipulation of a Style Photo for a Lady

In this tutorial you will learn how to add interesting light to your photo manipulations. Different ways of blending challenges objects such as semi transparent fabric will be explained. Based on this skill, you can create something similar for your image. (View This Tutorial)…

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Forgotten Halloween – Dark photo manipulation tutorial

In this tutorial I”ll show you how to create a dark photo manipulation called “Forgotten Halloween”. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks, create a dark and eerie atmosphere and work with lighting effect. The Final Image            Required Resources: Forest   http://frostbo.deviantart.com/art/Premade-Background-13-269132903 Crow  http://cyborgsuzystock.deviantart.com/art/birdy-18-raven-25350206 Gravestones   http://free-stock-by-wayne.deviantart. (Read more…)…

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Create an Illuminated Digital Paper Cut-Out Scene in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you’ll learn how to use gradients, effects like drop shadows and outer glows, and custom brushes in order to render a Halloween-inspired scene that looks as if it’s made of dimensional, illuminated paper cut-outs. While nothing beats carefully cutting and layering shapes in various types of paper, this tutorial…

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How to Make Lumberjack Plaid

How do you think this plaid was created? Squares: stepped and repeated? Or perhaps using a plugin? Or maybe a table? If you guessed table, you are correct! How many rows and columns do you think compose this plaid? 11 rows and columns? Nope. Try 5. This article will teach you how to create lumberjack…

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DPS App Comes Pre-Installed on New AARP RealPad Tablet

AARP just announced big news — they have designed a new tablet specifically for consumers over 50. Working closely with Intel and Walmart, AARP developed the RealPad to fill a market need that no other device manufacturer has addressed — providing an affordable, easy experience for tech shy consumers who have been refraining from participating in the tablet revolution. Right…

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Painting a Beautiful Woman Artwork

This tutorial is going to show you to paint a beautiful lady portrait. There are some painting techniques will be shared in this. You will see how a draft portrait to be painted step by step. This style painting is different from normal one you see and is applicable for portrait or any other artwork…

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Tip of the Week: Corner Stroke Effects

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 23, 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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Retro Text Vector Sign in Under 30 Mins!

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple retro text vector sign treatment. Even though its simple, it uses some powerful Illustrator features. If you’ve wanted a truly customizable retro text vector tutorial that you can bust out in a quick afternoon, this is the one for you. Final Image: Retro Text Vector…

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Deke’s Techniques 363: Develop a Portrait of Your Little Joker

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques video, our Halloween homage continues as Deke takes a scarily washed out iPhone photo of an otherwise awesome costume (and model) and turns it into something suitably sinister.As you can see in the image on the right below, Sam’s got the attitude and the make up to really pull…

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Photo Manipulating a Simple Flying Cow Scene

Simple photo manipulating skills allow you to make incredible scene. In this tutorial, a flying cow is simply made from few images. You can use the same idea to break up the image and reform the photos to form a nice artwork. (View This Tutorial)…

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Quark Unveils QuarkXPress 2015

Today Quark Software Inc. unveiled QuarkXPress® 2015, the next major version of Quark’s award-winning design and layout tool for print and digital publishing. Coming in the first quarter of next year, QuarkXPress 2015 will deliver increased performance with a new 64-bit architecture, efficient print and digital production and many of the most user-requested features. The…

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Turn a Portrait into a Zombie in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to turn a portrait into a zombie. You ‘ll learn how to use adjustment layers, combine stock images and work with textures. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS+ Estimated Completion Time : 30 minutes Difficulty : Beginner Resources Model Wound Meat Rust 1 Rust 2…

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Create Your Own Terrifying Monster Rabbit in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingOur tutorial will create a very evil if not sinister rabbit named Orifice. The beauty of this tutorial is that all of this was achieved using only a mouse. ALL OF IT! I do hope this will encourage those who longingly stare at tablets and Cintiqs online to believe that they can…

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Dress Up for Halloween With Isometric Pixel Art in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingYou’ve made a pixel art character, it looks pretty normal, and it’s wearing regular clothes. But Halloween is approaching, and we should get in on the trick-or-treating action.We’ll take our character and a little kid character, and dress them up as Batman and Chucky, just because. We’ll also be making a…

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