Learn How to Make Your Photos Look Like Miniatures in Photoshop

We will use a Lens Blur filter in this Photoshop tutorial to create a tilt shift effect which in turn will make our photos look like miniatures. 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 Cars...
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PhotoshopUser TV: Using Puppet Warp on Landscapes – Episode 428

This season on Photoshop User TV, the guys have changed up the format of the show to bring you quicktips. RC has a tip on using puppet warp on your landscape photography. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo...
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How to Customize Logo Templates in Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW

What You'll Be CreatingLogo templates have all sorts of uses: speeding up a project, inspiring a small business, or even being excellent for product mock-ups. Whatever your reason for downloading a logo template, let's break down some of the basic ways in which to customize them in Adobe Illustrator CC and CorelDRAW.1. Downloading and Locating the...
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Topaz Full Photo Collection – Half Price – All Plugins For $249.99

It's that time of year again! From November 25th through November 30th, Topaz isoffering 50% off of the full Topaz Photography Collection. Whether you want to achieve stunning photo enhancements or apply artistic effects, this unique collection has you covered. With the recent addition of Topaz Texture Effects, the Photography Collection now includes 17 products...
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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: All About Color Swatches

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! This time around we're looking at Swatches. Whether you've got your own set of colors or ones you've purchased from Envato Market, this quick video will help.Color SwatchesEver find yourself wandering around...
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The Versatile Designer

So many disciplines I’ve worked at many different companies as a sole designer and with many different types of designers. Five years ago, the trend was to have specialization in design; visual designers, user experience designers, user interface designers, information architects and product designers. I’m sure some of you know of more obscure titles than...
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The Text That Wouldn’t Move 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 page with a three-column text frame at the top and an image at the bottom. The text frame is not threaded to any others and it is nearly full with text. You’re asked by the designer in charge to delete the...
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 November 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of “jaywalking” In the 1920s, auto groups redefined who owned the city streets. … Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 November 2015 on Pariah Burke...
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Create a Vintage-Inspired Clothbound Book Cover in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingThe publishing world has recently seen an explosion in popularity of clothbound books, which are stunning modern tributes to a centuries-old method of designing books. Houses like Penguin and HarperCollins have rediscovered the vintage charms of the clothbound style, and self-publishers are quickly picking up on the trend too.In this tutorial, you’ll...
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How to Insert a Photo Into a Product Mock-Up in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this Quick Tip, I'll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to add your own custom imagery to a product mock-up purchased from Envato Market. Envato Market is an excellent resource for stock photos, graphic templates and product mock-ups. These resources are a great way to produce high quality marketing shots in a very short...
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Deke’s Techniques 475: Make Coloring Book-Style Placecards in Illustrator

In this week's free Deke's Techniques, Deke continues his quest for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner place card. This quest continues because he didn't quite get it right last week. Sure, the photo and digitally painted cards were cool, but in my original plan (request, demand) Deke would make some some generic faces that could be...
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How to Create a Wrapped Ribbon Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create a wrapped ribbon text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to easily add and center a piece of text. Next, using basic tools and effects along with some basic vector...
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Creating Custom Brushes in Photoshop

An excerpt from Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, vol. 2. In the next couple of techniques, we will look at brushes. While Photoshop boasts an impressive collection of brushes, you can also create your own, whether based on a graphic, photo, or even a video. Almost any image can be defined as a...
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Designing User Experiences for the 10-Foot UI

In 2010, 25% of TVs sold were connected to the Internet. Now, 3 out of 5 households with a broadband connection have their TV connected to the Internet for content viewing and social interaction. Television has become part of the continuum of devices that require a rethink of how we design and share web content...
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Tip of the Week: Gridify Magic

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on November 19, 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, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll all the way down...
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 November 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. How to Add Light and How to Darken Landscape Images In this tutorial I’ll show you how to change the atmosphere of… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 November 2015 on Pariah Burke...
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How to Add a Rule Around a Paragraph

At the InDesign Conference in Denver, I showed attendees how to add an automatic rule around a paragraph using an admittedly strange, but effective technique. The details are pretty non-obvious, so I promised this detailed follow-up post. It is a multi-step procedure to set up this trick, but once you’ve created it and saved it...
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Retaining important formatting when importing Word documents

As I’ve written in the past, Word is often an integral part of any InCopy workflow. In many situations, content is authored in Microsoft Word due to its widespread availability as an application on most computers. Editorial staff often keep content in the Word format when working with authors because it’s easy to go back...
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Create Your Own Travel Brochure Using Only Photoshop

This tutorial demonstrates techniques to create Travel Flyer Template Design in Photoshop. This is a fairly straightforward tutorial using Photoshop’s drawing tools and composition techniques. The techniques shown here could be applied to create any other flyer template design as well, like holiday trip, local attraction, etc. What you’ll be creating Hereby we are going to...
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