Create a Bootiful Haunted House Halloween Vector Background!

In today’s tutorial we will create a Haunted House Halloween Vector poster in flat design style. This style is characterized by minimalism, the lack of gradient fills, textures, and use of elementary forms for the construction of all objects. So let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Haunted House Halloween Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 – CC2015 Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate…

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Premium Tutorial: Light Bulb

In this tutorial, we will illustrate a “Bulb”. Drawing a “Bulb Illustration” will fall in the “Technical Drawing” category. We will use Adobe illustrator to create the Illustration. This will be compatible to any version above CS4. Pre-requisite for the tutorials: It has been assumed that the reader has the preliminary knowledge and efficiency on using the software…

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Create the Wicked Witch of the West in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating”I’ll Get You My Pretty” has taken on a whole new meaning in this tutorial. The Wicked Witch of the West now dons a stylish collection of haute couture clothing to be rivaled only by her fabulously evil attitude. Join me in a maddening ride through form and color as we create…

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Adobe Photoshop for Kids: Become the Wizard of Oz!

What You’ll Be CreatingTransform your youngster into the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz! And pay no attention to that person behind the Photoshop…1. Gather the ResourcesThe throne room of the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz was visually distinctive in the film. Curtains in the background, some sort of throne or altar structure, smoke…

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Ultimate Overset Fix Contest Answer and Winners!

It’s time to reveal the solution—and the winner—for this month’s InDesignSecrets contest! Here’s the question: You have a long document with over 100 separate text frames, and all of them are slightly overset! Your deadline is right now, so you have just one minute to fix all the overset text in the document. You are not allowed to edit the text in any way and…

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Compose a Surreal and Medieval Style of a Battlefield

Here, you will learn how to make an epic photomanipulation in medieval-fantasy style and you will compose a dropped sword in the background of battlefield. You will learn how to mix stock, use transforms and how to change colors on further photomanipulations. And You will know how to use blurs and colors in making perspective…

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Dodging and Burning

One off the key factors in making a believable composite is to handle how the light falls on your elements. One of the best ways to wrangle the light is through dodging and burning. Here is a recent composite that I created. We are just going to focus on the Ent creature on the right…

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Deke’s Techniques 465: Turn Day into (Halloween) Night

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, we continue this year’s Halloween hijinks by turning an image of a mansion in the daylight into a nighttime scene by using a Camera Raw adjustment layer.(Note that the goblins have gotten into the Lynda.com YouTube channel today, so I’ve linked directly to the library—which accounts for why…

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Classic Movie Monster Photoshop Composite

Since it’s Halloween week, the #KelbyOneBooks team is sharing this “Nosferatu’s Double” tutorial, excerpted from Corey Barker’s Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, Volume II. Enjoy! While I was teaching at Adobe Max in Los Angeles, I stopped to check out Russell Brown’s workshop, which is always popular. The theme was classic movie monsters…

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Tips & Tricks: Collections as Navigation with DPS 2015

In previous versions of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and in many other app-publishing platforms, the method for delivering content consisted of large packages of content bundled up into something like an issue, publication or program. We called these packages of content Folios. And while Folios worked really well if the goal was to deliver a…

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10 Useful Design Freebies From DealFuel

Most all designers use one or more design resources to help with their design projects. But finding the right design resources that perfectly suit your current projects’ requirements is a difficult and time-consuming task. You need to make sure that the design resource that you use is compatible with your project and is easy to…

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Use Filter Forge and Adobe Photoshop to Create a Yellow Brick Road

What You’ll Be CreatingFilter Forge is a plugin for Photoshop that allows you to build your own filters. In honor of our Wizard of Oz celebration, what better way to run it through its paces than by creating a yellow brick road?1. Obtain the PluginFilter Forge can run as either a plugin for Photoshop or…

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Use the DOM Panel to Rearrange HTML Elements

Learn how to use Dreamweaver’s DOM panel to place page content Many times you may have a good start on a page design, but would like to experiment with reordering some of the page elements. This is very easy to do with the DOM panel and Live view. The DOM panel is an interactive tree…

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Tip of the Week: Get a Better Look at FX

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 22, 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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Draw the Cowardly Lion From the Wizard of Oz in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz is one of the most popular fairy-tale novels for children, which is also loved by millions of adults for its fantastic, magical atmosphere. In this tutorial we’ll be creating a colorful portrait of Cowardly Lion, using a stock photo to create a realistic, outlined look. We’ll be…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 October 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 8 Tips for Running a Virtual Meeting Like a Rockstar Many companies, like us, now have dispersed team members. We love the… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 October 2015 on Pariah Burke…

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Members Area Tutorial: Create a Creepy Halloween Text Effect in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to use a couple of Photoshop’s layer styles, along with some textures and blend modes, to create a spooky, creepy, Halloween text effect. Today, we publish our first Photoshop Star Premium Members Area exclusive to subscribers. Being our first Members Area tutorial and to celebrate the Halloween we’ve…

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