How to Create a Catwoman Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a Catwoman artwork using a range of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to create a dark night city scene from several stock images, practice some retouching techniques as well as enhance the light and contrast of the scene. What you’ll be creating We’ll start this...
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How to Create Tin Man From The Wizard of Oz Using Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingToday’s tutorial is a little special since it’s a part of a larger series meant to show some love for all of you Wizard of Oz fans out there. We’re going to recreate a character from the story, and not just any character—we’re going to have the honor of building Tin Man.We...
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This Month in InDesign Articles, Number 138

You have a choice: you could fritter the next half hour looking for new cat videos, or you could fill your brain with some awesome articles and videos of interest to InDesign users! Do you use InCopy? Check out this great article on using Typekit fonts with InCopy. Anne-Marie Concepción’s new title “Designing Templates with InDesign”...
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Awesome Digital Art Portrait of Zephirus

Emi Haze is an Italian digital artist and illustrator who has a strongest passion for art and painting connected to technology. In his works the human being melts with nature and its four elements to give birth to his inner world, ethereal and imaginative, hanging in balance between reality, dream and fantasy. A harmony that...
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How to Create Organic Textures for the Scarecrow in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingHere's something I just cob-bled together. It was a-maize-ingly fun and I have a veritable corn-ucopia of Photoshop brush tricks to help you add texture to your illustrations. If you'll lend me your ear I'll show you how! Here's our illustration. It looks pretty good, if I do say so myself, but a...
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How to Make a Fun and Cute Halloween Pattern Vector!

It’s almost Halloween, and to celebrate we’re gonna cook up a fantastically spooky and quite cute Halloween pattern vector made from basic shapes. Tutorial Details: Cute Halloween Pattern Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2015 Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Shape Tools, Pattern Options, Effects Estimated Completion Time: 25 Minutes Final Image: Cute Halloween Pattern Vector Step...
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 October 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Can Your Book Pass This Simple Test? [Infographic] If you can’t immediately answer “Yes,” you should take a fresh look at your … Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 October 2015 on Pariah...
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New DPS Preflight app accelerates content production and proofing

When designing content for Digital Publishing Solution it’s critically important to check your work along the way. Whether it’s testing out interactivity created in InDesign or experimenting with different app structure using collections, having a straightforward method to experiment without pushing content to a production app is vital. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce the...
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Free lynda.com Videos: Creating Long Documents

Before I started working as the editor of InDesign Magazine and CreativePro, I spent a lot of time making books. All kinds of books. Textbooks, cookbooks, gardening books, computer books, astronomy books. You name it. So when I started doing courses for lynda.com, it was only natural that some of them were about creating long documents. Here...
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Spookify Your Halloween Designs with this Bat Pattern Vector!

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a pretty detailed Bat Pattern Vector in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main shape using pixel perfect shapes, basic vector shape building techniques and the Live Corners feature. Moving on you will learn...
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How to Create a Chibi Lollipop and Lullaby Munchkin in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingRepresent the Lollipop Guild and the Lullaby League with this cute illustration tutorial. We'll work together with a sketch, build up solid shapes, create line art, render our illustration, and create a simple background worthy of Oz itself. Journey over the rainbow for this super-cute chibi-style tutorial!1. Start at the TopStep 1Let's start...
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 22 October 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Content Creators Face Mounting Pressure in Era of ‘Third Screen’ “People are overwhelmed by an ever-increasing volume of media and apps. Creatives … Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 22 October 2015 on Pariah...
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How to use Adobe PDF Pack

In this tutorial, learn how to work with the Adobe PDF Pack services, including how to manage your account, convert a file to PDF, combine files to PDF, and export PDF to Word or Excel...
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Illustrator Tutorial: Create A Football Helmet

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a detailed football helmet illustration using Adobe Illustrator. The tools that I will be using in this tutorial include: Pen Tool (P), Ellipse Tool (L), Rounded Rectangle Tool and Direct Selection Tool (A). I will also be using Pathfinder panel along with the Clipping Mask...
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Create an Art Nouveau-Inspired Glinda Character in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you'll learn to create a character from children's novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”—the Good Witch of the South.1. Make a SketchStep 1At the beginning, let's draw a sketch. I was inspired by artists who created in Art Nouveau style. To draw a sketch we need to use recognizable features...
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The Psychology and Emotion Behind Color in Web Design

I was a really bad designer when I was just getting started in the mid 2000s. Really, there’s no other way to say this. And it’s not that I was completely useless with the tools or anything. The problem, as I see it now, was somewhere else. Colors. To summarize my shortcomings in one sentence;...
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