Photoshop Errors: Quick Solutions for Liquify Tool Problems

The Liquify Tool is one of the many magical tools of Photoshop. It allows you to warp and shape your photos or art with incredible ease, and is popular with photographers and designers. So it’s no wonder why problems with Liquify would lead to much frustration and even work delay. If you’ve ever had issues…

Read Now!

March to MAX – No Code Required: Using Designer-Focused HTML Tools with Adobe DPS

We’re just about a month away from Adobe MAX 2015, our annual event that connects the world’s most creative minds. Here’s a look at another digital publishing session worth attending. Featured Session Five: “No Code Required: Using Designer-Focused HTML Tools with Adobe DPS“ Many times, companies want to speed up app production by using their designers to create content…

Read Now!

Create a Stormy Fantasy Scene of a Fairy in Photoshop

In this tutorial we’re going to create a fantasy themed photo manipulation of a fairy in a stormy environment. This is a step-by-step tutorial that will take you through the masking process, light adjusting and creating a realistic looking rain among other things. What you’ll be creating We’re going to start by masking and placing…

Read Now!

New Course: Master Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingPatterns are fun and full of endless possibilities, and we can see them everywhere, from cell-phone cases to textiles. In Master Patterns in Adobe Illustrator, graphic designer Simona Pfreundner will show you how to create your own geometric pattern from scratch and how to save your own pattern libraries. You will learn about the Pattern Options Tool and how…

Read Now!

An Overview of SVG Patterns

In this post, we are going to take a look at SVG patterns and what we can make with them. SVG patterns are analogous to CSS backgrounds, and are scarcely more than repeating images. However, combined with everything else SVG has to offer, SVG patterns can be a great tool for making nice effects. In…

Read Now!

The Riddle of the Inverted Arrows: Contest Answer and Winner!

It’s time to reveal the solution—and the winner—for this month’s InDesignSecrets contest! This time, you had to figure out the quickest way to reverse a set of arrows, so the arrowheads pointed in the opposite direction. The answer was to select the arrows and click the Reverse Path button in the Pathfinder panel. Choosing Object > Paths >…

Read Now!

CC Charts (Preview)

CC Charts (Preview) is a technology preview of a new service Adobe is developing. It’s a great tool to use when working on infographics and charts. At this stage the CC Charts tool appears in Adobe Illustrator. Charts created with this tool are added to the Libraries panel and can thus be placed in other…

Read Now!

Summer’s End! Faceted Summer Banner Vectors

Now that summer is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, and what better way to say farewell to the season than with faceted summer banner vector designs filled with sunshine, rainstorms, and rainbows! With the super trendy faceted texture, we’ve got the makings for some fantastic stickers, web banners, and the beginnings of logotypes. Tutorial Details Program:…

Read Now!

Creating Custom Default Swatches

When you open InDesign you are greeted with a few default swatches, styles, and other things already pre-loaded into the panels. Unfortunately, the default swatches you get aren’t the most inspiring or useful set of colors you could have at your disposal. So let’s see how to change that default set for the better, and how to include…

Read Now!

InDesign Magazine Issue 77: Fresh Tips

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 77 (September, 2015) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: A big collection of tips and tricks from some of the world’s top InDesign experts, including Cari Jansen, Michael Ninness, Nigel French, David Blatner, and more! Erica Gamet shares her list of must-have add-ons for boosting your…

Read Now!

Deke’s Techniques 447: Wrapping a Gradient around a Circle in Illustrator

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke shows you how to create a color wheel in Illustrator, which in real non-Deke life does not actually have the angle gradient like the one that you have in Photoshop.The trick, you’ll see, requires creating a mathematically precise (if tediously crafted—yes, I stole the screenshot below from…

Read Now!

CSS vs. SVG: Shapes and Arbitrarily-Shaped UI Components

In the first two articles of this series, we compared CSS and SVG techniques for creating graphical text effects and ways to style (and animate) HTML checkboxes and radio buttons, respectively. In this article, we are going to go over techniques for creating arbitrarily-shaped UI components using CSS properties and SVG’s capabilities, and a mix…

Read Now!

Hiding Hair Roots in Photoshop

This retouch, where you’re lightening your subject’s roots, is a pretty common retouch, and it’s pretty quick and easy in most cases. I’m going to show you my standard method, but I’m adding an additional step at the end that I now use in my retouching—a darkening step to add more dimension—that I picked up…

Read Now!

Tip of the Week: Finding Style Overrides With Preflight

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 27, 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…

Read Now!