Tutorial: Pro Tips On Preparing Artwork For T-Shirt Printing

Pro Tips On Preparing Artwork For T-Shirt Printing The best way to ensure fast turnaround times on your custom printed t-shirt order and keep a happy, healthy relationship with your print partner is to deliver correctly prepared art files every time. By following the guidelines in this article, you can avoid unnecessary delays in the…

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How to create a tint for a colour in Adobe Illustrator

How can I make a tint for a colour when working in Adobe Illustrator? It’s a question I’m asked regularly by Illustrator users. There are two issues with the default settings when defining new colour swatches in Illustrator: When you apply the default colour swatches in Illustrator to your artwork, the swatch colour is not associated…

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Removing Unwanted Objects in Photoshop CC

There are many ways to remove unwanted objects in Photoshop, and the method you choose depends on the job at hand. In this tutorial, Daniel covers using the Clone Stamp, Spot Healing Brush, and Patch tools, plus Content-Aware Fill to remove logos on a skater’s shirt and helmet, as well as a distraction in the…

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Tip of the Week: Resizing Tables

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on January 15, 2015. 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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Unexpected Uses for Conditional Text

InDesign’s conditional text feature is great for creating multiple versions of text, such as different languages, or switching between US and European prices in a catalog. But even if you don’t create documents that are released as multiple versions, there are other ways that conditional text can be very useful during production. If you’ve ever…

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Create a Dimensional Raindrop Desktop Wallpaper Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’ll use simple shapes and create cut-outs and gradients to generate depth and dimension within a widescreen-friendly desktop wallpaper. Drop Shadows and offset objects join our gray and white gradients to finish this design off in spectacular style. Use the techniques in this tutorial to create a whole set…

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ArtRage 4.5

is a painting program that’s worth checking out. It has so many natural-feeling brushes and options that you’ll love. The interface is clean and customizable so you can put everything you don’t need out of the way and just paint. It handles layers and blending like a champ and the ability to add shadowing to…

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Making an Universal Light Text Effect

In this tutorial, it will show you the process of making an universal light text effect in Photoshop. We will use a number of manipulation techniques such as layer blending, adjustment layers and various tools such as brush, eraser and free transform tools. (View This Tutorial)…

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Create an Easy 3D Metallic Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingDuplicating an element with a transformation is one of the easiest and fastest ways of creating 3D objects in Photoshop. This tutorial will guide you through creating a 3D text using that method, and then styling the different layers you get to create a metallic, retro-looking text effect. Let’s get started! Tutorial…

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Draw an Airport Mechanical Text Display From Scratch

When was the last time you went to an airport? While waiting, you might stumble into an interesting schedule display. Each character board is flipped to reveal the next character. That’s what we want to create here, a mechanical text display. We are going to use only Photoshop in this project. Let’s get started! Step…

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Illustrator Special Effects #14: Vector Circuit Board Background

Learn how to create a circuit board background in this tutorial. Using the basic shape tools, some gradients and the grid feature, you will be able to create a nice looking background.1. Before we start we need to make some preparations for our project. First, we are going to set up work area to suit…

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Interview with Graphic Designer and Digital Artist Fabio Araujo

A talented graphic designer and digital  artist Fabio Araujo shared some of his thoughts about his works as we go through in this interview. He specializes in the creation of advertising visuals, creative retouching, matte painting. Also, he is a graphic designer for five years and the three years of them are done professionally. As…

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Unleashing the Power of Power Zoom!

One of the common challenges that InCopy users face, is the efficient navigation of documents in both Galley/Story views as well as Layout view. Layout view can be particularly challenging because if you are working in a facing page document the pages bounce between left and right hand pages and the lack of a Pages…

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Book Design Template

It’s time for templates again! This month, it’s a book design template for Premium members of InDesignSecrets. (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This template came to us from the fine folks at BookDesignTemplates.com. As you can see from the images below, it contains several common book page types, plus many useful paragraph and character styles. The download package includes one template…

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Adding an Amazing Colorful Effect for a Dancing Post

Here will show you how to apply layer duplications, blending mode, transforming and creating of objects that will give a plain looking image that extra edge by adding multicolored effects. You can use the techniques to apply your own color effect to your image. (View This Tutorial)…

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InDesign Secrets Video: Modifying Tables

If you often have to deal with tables, you know how it can be a challenge to fit them into some layouts. Sometimes there’s not enough space, sometimes there’s too much. Sometimes the available space is the wrong shape for the table. So in the latest InDesignSecrets video at lynda.com, Anne-Marie Concepción shows all the ways…

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Cap Off Your Designs with a Customized Bottle Cap Vector!

Let’s cap off this week with a great tutorial on how to create a detailed bottle cap vector in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and effect along with some neat stroke tricks. Using basic blending and vector shape building…

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Using the Path Blur in Photoshop

Path Blur is the fourth of five blur filters in the Blur Gallery available in Photoshop CC and later. It enables you to add motion effects along a path to images. This tutorial will show you how to use the Path Blur filter to add some interesting motion effects to an image, and then we’ll…

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