Sale Package Friday Special

Special sale for Friday only This offer does not include Logo Design service! Pick any five from the following services for branding of your Shop or Social media. 1. Regular Shop Banner 2. Sale Banner 3. The post Sale Package Friday Special appeared first on Art Inspire Studio…

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Free Course: Vector Pet Portraits (Featuring Cats!)

What You’ll Be CreatingIf you want to improve your vector portraits without investing a lot of time and money, our new course, Vector Pet Portraits: Cats!, is for you. In just eight short videos with a total viewing time of under an hour, you’ll learn some great vector techniques while completing a fun, practical project. And…

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Free lynda.com Videos: Using Word and InDesign Together

InDesign and Word are like the Godzilla and King Kong of layout and word processing, and like those legendary behemoths, the two applications don’t always get along. And when they don’t, look out! Your sanity—and your deadlines—can crumble like a cardboard model of Tokyo. Fortunately, Anne-Marie Concepción knows how to make InDesign and Word place nice…

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Compose a Surreal Underwater Scene With Adobe Photoshop

It’s quite easy to simulate water and underwater scenes with Photoshop. The following underwater effect tutorial shows the diversity of the element which can be used in compositions. Simply follow the instructions step-by-step.You’ll be able to create a surreal underwater scene featuring a cat sitting in a shoe. Get inspired! (View This Tutorial)…

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Creating Seamless Textures and Seamless Backgrounds in Illustrator

I think you’ll all agree that Illustrator is just plain awesome, and with the continual improvements we see with each new version, it keeps getting better and better. Previously, I created  seamless textures for typography and seamless backgrounds for my web and illustration projects with Photoshop. But we’ve seen large improvements with the Appearance panel…

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Design a Floral Pattern for Fabric in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingSometimes you walk into a store and you think to yourself, “Aw man, all these clothes are ugly. I wish I could sew my own things, with my own floral designs on them.” And you absolutely can. Let me guide you through the process of designing your own floral fashion print, which…

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Giving Creativity Back to the Creatives

Guest post authored by Johanna Savad and Harry Segal, Founders and Creative Directors, SEGAL SAVAD. As partners in an award-winning, multi-disciplinary, New York City-based design consultancy, our job is to provide creative and strategic brand and digital solutions that resonate and inspire effective action. Our clients look to us to strategize, set a clear path to…

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Working with Photoshop’s New Artboard Feature

One of Photoshop’s new features is ‘artboards’. If you’re familiar with Adobe Illustrator, you may already have an idea of how artboards can benefit you. Artboards are a great tool for more efficient project organization, and are also helpful when you need to export multiple files that are part of one project. Whether you are…

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PhotoshopUser TV: HUD Design Effect – Episode 425

For the season finale, Pete and Corey do a combined mega tip on designing and creating a cool HUD effect. This Week’s Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 425 is now…

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Managing Responsive Projects – Part II

Is there no mobile traffic because your site is not mobile friendly or is there no mobile traffic because you have no mobile users? Is responsive design the end game? What percentage of visitors to your site are using mobile devices? Is there a lack of mobile traffic because your site is not mobile friendly?…

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Create the Picture Stack Effect in Elements

Excerpt from The Photoshop Elements 13 Book for Digital Photographers Picture Stack is one of my favorite Guided edits, because this one would seriously take a ton of time if you tried to do it manually. The idea is to take one photo and make it look like it was cut up into smaller photos…

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Free InDesign Template of the Month: Restaurant Menu

Another month, another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month it’s a template for a restaurant menu, courtesy of Themzy.com. The menu comes in both letter and A4 sizes. It’s organized with layers for guides, menu items, backgrounds, and art. And a set of paragraph styles to apply…

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Create a Shiny Golden 3D Text Effect

There are thousands of text effects, but to be special, Photoshop’s 3D environment shall be used, for it has multiple tools and settings to create great 3D effects. This tutorial will show you how to use those tools and play around with the settings to create a shiny, elegant, white and gold, 3D text effect…

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Add Light Rays to a Photo in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will add some light rays to a photo in Photoshop. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Forest Step 1 Open the file “Forest”. This will be our base on which…

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How to Create a Brand Guidelines Document in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingBranding is the visual glue that holds a company or organization together. Once you’ve developed the brand for a client or for your own business, you should tie all of the branding concepts together into a Brand Guidelines document.In this tutorial I’ll take you through the steps of how I created a…

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The Transform Panel Mystery Contest Answer and Winners!

It’s time to reveal the solution—and the winner—for this month’s InDesignSecrets contest! Here’s the question: In the screenshot below, the image is selected. Why are there + signs next to the X and Y values in the Transform panel and what do they mean? The answer is that the placed image—not the frame—was selected with the Direct Selection tool…

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How to Create Sea Foam Textured Text or Shapes

The sea always leaves sweet memories, waves, seashells and sea foams. So, how about creating a realistic sea foam text effect? This tutorial helps. It’ll demonstrate how to create realistic sea foam text effect and how to apply sea or ocean foam pattern to the text shape on the beach sand. Learn and enjoy! (View…

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How to Create a Set of Flat Animal Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’ll create six different animal portraits from one and the same circle! Let’s have fun making a set of trendy flat elements using basic shapes, the Shape Builder Tool, the Pathfinder panel and some other useful functions of Adobe Illustrator!1. Create an Elegant Siamese CatStep 1Start forming the cat’s…

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