Create an Isometric Pixel Art Helicopter in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIf you follow this series of pixel art tutorials, you may already have in your possession a very nice car for your pixel art character in its pixel art world. Let's add another vehicle to your collection by making a helicopter—or if you're looking for a quicker way to add elements to...
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Free Lynda.com Video: Photoshop CC Power Shortcuts

Yes, I know this is InDesignSecrets, not PhotoshopSecrets. But at the moment, my brain is still buzzing with all the cool things I learned at the combined InDesign Conference and Photoshop Conference in Denver. I tried to split my time evenly between the two shows, but I was really drawn to the Photoshop sessions because...
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See how two leading companies are using sales apps to drive business forward

In just a few short years, consumer mobile apps have become part of everyday life, used for everything from catching up on news headlines to staying connected to favorite brands. Now, they’re going mainstream in the enterprise. In fact, according to analyst firm IDC, the number of enterprise mobile apps is expected to quadruple by...
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Create Cartoon Icons for Transgender Awareness Week in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingLet's draw some fun cartoon icons in Adobe Illustrator CC! Download the sketch file to the right of this tutorial, or you can sketch out some portraits of your own and apply the techniques outlined below to create your own personalized icons, ready for web and print use.The week of November 14th is...
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Photoshop Fundamentals – Moving Layers Between Images

In this video I take a look at three ways to get one image into another. Each one has its own use and you'll soon be working them into your various workflows. The post Photoshop Fundamentals – Moving Layers Between Images appeared first on TipSquirrel...
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How to Create a Gold Text Effect and Graphic Style in Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a complex gold text effect which includes a reflection, dropping shadows, and highlights. These all can be created with the help of the most powerful tool available in Adobe Illustrator–the Appearance panel. You learn how to create this graphic style and then apply it to editable text objects...
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PhotoshopUser TV: Muted Color Effects – Episode 427

This season on Photoshop User TV, The guys have changed up the format of the show to bring you quicktips. Corey has a tip on muted color effects for that cool Instagram look. This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace |...
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Create Cold Tone Light Leaks in Photoshop

This technique uses the Gradient Adjustment Layer, Blending modes and Levels to create light leaks with a difference. Using Gradient Adjustment Layers rather than the Gradient Tool means you can precisely position gradients. Another advantage is that if you record Gradient Adjustment Layers within a Photoshop action, they will look identical in all images regardless...
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Integrating jQuery UI components in Live view

The promise of jQuery—a fast, flexible JavaScript framework—is beautifully realized through jQuery UI, a series of consistent, themeable, highly-interactive page widgets, complete with interactions and effects. As you’ll see in the article, Dreamweaver CC brings the jQuery UI promise front-and-center in Live view. Before we dive into working with the various components, let me quickly...
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Keeping Your RAW Image Editable Using Smart Objects in Photoshop

Excerpt from Photoshop for Lightroom Users. You’re able to go back and re-edit your RAW image once you’re in Photoshop by taking it from Lightroom over to Photoshop as a smart object. Once you do that, you can re-edit it using Photoshop’s Camera Raw. (By the way, Camera Raw is built into Lightroom, Adobe just...
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Make an Aquatic Photo Manipulation of a Giant Tortoise

This tutorial will show you how to combine different stock images to create this cohesive and unified scene of an aquatic Giant tortoise. You’ll learn how to manipulate trees, stones, waterfalls and textures to create an island on the tortoise. Finally, we’ll add lighting effects and adjust the color of our entire scene. (View This...
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 18 November 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Save “Save For Web” – Zeldman I’ve yet to meet a designer who prefers the new tool and doesn’t feel confused, frustrated, … Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 18 November 2015 on Pariah...
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Quick Tip: Which Software Should I Use for Book Design?

Perhaps a client has given you an unusual brief, or your boss wants a project completed ASAP, or you just want to dip a toe into designing something a bit different—and you’ve got no idea where to start! In this series of Quick Tips I’ll share a couple of common design scenarios and how you can...
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Create a Haunted House Scene with Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a haunted house scene with Photoshop. You’ll learn how to combine different images together, add moonlight and create a dark and haunting atmosphere. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3+ Estimated Completion Time : 90 minutes Difficulty : Intermediate Resources Sky 1 Sky 2 House...
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7 Exercises to Improve Your Digital Painting Skills

What You'll Be CreatingWhen you get a graphics tablet for the first time, it's hard to stop yourself from painting all these ideas out of your head. You try, they turn out worse than expected, but you keep trying. Sometimes you get this feeling that maybe you should practice before getting into real painting, but...
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New Contest! The Text That Wouldn’t Move

Hey folks, it's time for another InDesign mystery that you can solve for a chance to win an awesome prize! Here's the scenario: 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...
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