Which Software Should I Use for Logo Design?

What You'll Be CreatingIf you're new to the world of logo design, one of the most important decisions for you to make is which software you should use for the job. In this series of Quick Tips we're looking at a couple of common design scenarios and how you can find the best-suited software program to...
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Let is snow

 create new document You will want to start out with a new document… size it according to your needs… I tend to make them fairly large so for this one 2400 x 2400… If you forget to fill the Background with white like I do… then file it with white using the Fill dialogue Shift...
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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Getting a Grip on the Pen Tool

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Pen ToolEver wonder how to use that unwieldy Pen Tool in Photoshop? Well if you've got a minute, I'll show you how! A Bit More DetailLearn more about Adobe Photoshop on Envato...
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New Course: Building Your Own Actions in Adobe Photoshop

If you have used Photoshop for any extensive creative projects, you know that there are certain steps that you tend to do over and over again. This can be a tedious and time-consuming process, so what if you could train Photoshop to do it all for you? Well, you can! Actions let you record the steps...
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Create a Сute Raccoon Character in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingToday we will create an adorable raccoon. We'll use basic shapes and warp effects, as usual—nothing new if you are already my follower. You will learn how to create part of the raccoon’s body by moving the handles of the anchor points and then combining them into a final creation.1. Create the Shape...
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Sculpting the Face by Dodging & Burning in Photoshop

An excerpt from Scott Kelby’s Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop This is a very popular technique that accentuates the existing highlights and shadows in your subject’s face, and gives the face lots of depth and dimension for a really pleasing look. This adds so much dimension, I take the extra time to do this to nearly...
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Tip of the Week: Editing Subpaths in a Compound Path

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 29, 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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InDesign Magazine Issue 79: Tablet App Solutions

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 79 (November, 2015) is now available!   Here's what the issue includes: Keith Gilbert reviews six major solutions for making tablet apps from InDesign content. Diane Burns and Sandee Cohen show how to make five awesome animation effects. Jamie McKee details the process of creating cross-references. Erica Gamet shares the...
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Making Use of the Info in Galley and Story Views

Sometimes the things that are most obvious, go completely unnoticed because we’re focusing too hard on the task at hand. This became apparent to me when I found myself constantly looking at the Assignment panel for the stories that I needed to check out. It seemed inefficient to be bouncing over there all the time...
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30 Inspiring Wedding Illustrations

Reminisce the moments that you exchanged “I dos” with your partner in life in front of a crowd of spectators. Go back to the time when the world revolves around the two of you-and the two of you alone. Imagine the love, the care, the romance once more as we bring you 30 wedding illustrations...
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How to Create a Vibrant Day of the Dead Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingDay of the Dead is very beautiful and inspiring Mexican holiday. We’ll create a female portrait using different methods and techniques for a great result. You can use this tutorial as a reference for your own picture.1. Make a SketchStep 1At the beginning let's draw a schematic sketch, and we’ll add the...
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How to Create a Creepy Halloween Text Effect

Follow this Photoshop tutorial to see 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. It may look complicated, but as we’ll see, it’s actually a very easy effect to create. (View This Tutorial)...
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