Saving Your Place using Position Markers

I was recently asked to provide follow-up InCopy training to a client that I had originally trained about a year ago. Although they had been using InCopy successfully since the original implementation, the idea was to provide them with tips to help them do their jobs more efficiently. I had planned on starting out by…

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Community Project: Your First Creations—Part One

Last month we asked you to take us on your own personal art journey. Today we bring you part one of the results for our Tuts+ Past and Present Community Project.Community Project: Your First CreationsWhat was your first digital art creation? Do you still have it? Well, we want to see it! There’s a lot…

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Creating Indented Cell Strokes

I was recently designing a few tables in InDesign and wanted to give certain cells the impression they were indented in the table. Giving text inside of cells an indent is very easy to do because you can even choose between paragraph level settings or the actual cell indent options. But that wasn’t enough, I…

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Glam It Up! Diamond Happy New Year Vector Text

Ring in the new year with glitz, glam, and this Happy New Year vector text effect tutorial that’s sure to bring cheer to all. Tutorial Details: Sparkling Happy New Year Vector Text Program: Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Blends, Gradients, Offset Paths, Custom Brushes Estimated Completion Time: 30 Minutes Final Image: Sparkling…

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InDesign Magazine Issue 69: Wireframing and Prototyping

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 69 (January, 2015) is now available! This month’s theme is Workflow and Prototyping: how you can design interactive content for websites and apps. Here’s what the issue includes: Justin Putney explains how you can use InDesign to assist in the task of creating interactive content for websites and apps. Mike…

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Making a Nice Black & White Comic Artwork

Making a black and white comic artwork can be much more complicate than a colorful artwork. You will experience how a nice comic artwork piece is to be formed by reading through this tutorial. Photoshop and Manga Studio have been used for this artwork creation. (View This Tutorial)…

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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 129

How can it be the end of December already?! The year rushed by, and there is still so much more to explore and learn. Well, let’s start the new year with a look at some recent articles and videos of interest to InDesign users: Did you know that InCopy has a Transpose characters feature? (Look…

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Design a Glamorous Art Deco Menu in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingWinter may be long, dark and cold, but that’s all the more reason to host a cosy dinner party for friends, family or colleagues. Perfect for New Year gatherings, this easy-to-create menu card recalls the geometric glamour of the Jazz Age. This is certainly a piece of print design Jay Gatsby would…

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Tips for buying a camera

With the January sales either looming or already here, you might be considering buying a new camera. Now I’m not going to tell you which brand and model of camera you should choose as there are countless options out there and not one of them is right for everyone. However here are some things to…

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Last Chance for Online InDesign CC Recertification Exam

In late November, Adobe announced on their Facebook Page and in e-mails to some partners that they were discontinuing all the ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) Recertification exams for their applications as of January 1, 2015. If you want to take the InDesign CC  (or any other Adobe program) Recert exam, you have about 48 hours to do so…

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Step by Step to Paint a Cartoon Lady Artwork

This is the work through to paint a cartoon lady portrait. You will see how this artwork to be made step by step. The artwork is created layer by layer. You may be able to use similar method to paint your artwork. (View This Tutorial)…

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Create a Fantastic Photo Manipulation of a Dark Monk

Learn how to do this dark photo manipulation of monk on a stony landscape with Photoshop. This tutorial will teach you how to merge completely different stock photos into dark-themed composite with matching light. You will also learn how to draw simple items such as a rosary and a cross. What you’ll be creating You…

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Data Merge QR Codes Explained

Data Merge QR Codes were a feature added to InDesign CC 2014. The instructions provided by Adobe for creating variable QR codes in InDesign may provide a false sense of security for most end-users.  Adobe’s help site shows the QR code feature as “Enhanced Data Merge” towards the end of the page, and spells out the…

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Traditional Painting Artwork for an Old Man Portrait

To develop a nice portrait, you have to spend quite a while to try and error to develop a great painting. This will show you some techniques to carry out your painting works so that you can improve your painting skills. (View This Tutorial)…

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How to Create a Photo Caricature in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingCaricatures are a fun alternative to traditional portraits. The idea is to comically exaggerate particular features to create a humorous representation of that person. Adobe Photoshop’s transform, warp, and liquify features are perfect for creating caricatures from a photographic portrait. This tutorial is part of a larger set of instructions found in…

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Simple Photo Manipulation of a Snowy Image

Everyone must be so relaxing during Christmas. To keep your memory for this, simple photo effect can turn your image to be romantic and full with Christmas joy. It will show you how to create a snowy atmosphere with an aura effect. In addition, you’ll also learn how to color-correct using adjustment layers, and add…

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How to Create a Winter Candle Lantern in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingWe can’t but agree that winter is one of the most beautiful seasons, when nature is sleeping peacefully, covered with pure white snow. Let’s make it less chilly and more enchanting by creating a warm and cozy illustration of a wooden candle lantern. We’ll be using basic shapes, warp effects, and some…

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How to Create a Tonal Portrait Using Pencils

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I’m going to show you how to draw a tonal portrait from your own photograph. No drawing skills are required for this. If you love to draw, you can skip sections 2 through 4 and simply sketch the portrait onto the paper freehand. If you want to draw a…

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Photo Quiz 2014

Test your camera and Photoshop knowledge with 15 questions. At the end of the quiz you’ll be given a score based on how man errors you make NOTE: Click the arrows to move from question to question. Please wait while the activity loads. If this activity does not load, try refreshing your browser. Also, this page…

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