Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 31 December 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Streaming TV Isn’t Just a New Way to Watch. It’s a New Genre. Full seasons, released all at once, are something genuinely … Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 31 December 2015 on Pariah…

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Create a Glowing 3D Text Effect With Filter Forge and Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will show you how to combine Photoshop with Filter Forge to create a glowing 3D text effect. We will begin by showing you how to create basic shapes in Photoshop, we’ll then show you how to convert them to 3D, and finally how to add the final touches using Filter Forge and a…

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Create Six Sacred Geometric Icon Vector Designs!

Be one with the universe and create some fun sacred geometric icon vector designs with simple shape and vector tools! Tutorial Details: Sacred Geometric Icon Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS – CC 2015 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Basic Shapes, Rotate Tool, Scale Tool Estimated Completion Time: 25 Minutes Final Image: Sacred Geometric Icon Vector Step 1: Sacred Geometric…

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Photoshop Macro Profile for the Logitech G13

Here is a free download for the macro profile I use with the Logitech G13 gameboard – a second keyboard that gives you more room to store your hotkeys. Although it’s marketed for gamers, it’s actually extremely useful for Photoshop and has greatly sped up my workflow. I highly recommend you try it out. You’ll need a Logitech G13 keypad and the…

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How to Create a Quick Firework Scene in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIt’s that time of year where there are many fireworks displays for events such as Hogmanay (Scottish New Year). In this tutorial I will teach you how to install pre-made firework brushes and how to quickly create glow effects using Layer Styles and Masking.AssetsFor this tutorial I will be using three brushes from…

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Top 10 InDesign Secrets of 2015

What an incredible year for InDesign it has been! No matter what flavor of InDesign CC or CS you use, we have published over 200 new articles for you this year, containing hundreds of tips, tricks, videos, and more. You can find our full archive here, but I’m guessing that you’d probably rather focus in on the…

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Easy to Create a Luxurious Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

This is one of a series of 15 Elegant Text Styles. Here, you’ll learn how to create this gorgeous text effect in Adobe Photoshop. We start out by creating a subtle dark background. Then we create a text layer and add different effects in order to create an elegant and luxurious text effect. (View This…

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Photoshop Compositing Project: Replacing a Sky [Video Tutorial]

Not to worry. With Photoshop you can replace a sky that doesn’t work with one that does. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Seán Duggan shows you how to perform this common compositing task. You’ll see examples of sky replacements that don’t work, and then learn how to create ones that do. Get a…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 30 December 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Typography Terms 101: Everything You Need to Know Barbs, beaks, brackets, bowls: Baffled by typography terms? You’re not alone. Here, we break… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 30 December 2015 on Pariah Burke…

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My best of 2015

With the year drawing to a close, now seems like a good time to take a moment and look back at what I did with my camera during 2015. A lot (but not all) of my time goes into making videos for Adorama TV and in 2015 I made 26 of them, which have had over 1.4…

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How to Use and Edit Vector Stock Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingNo matter why you’re using a stock vector pattern, you may want to know how to install, use, and edit it within Adobe Illustrator CC. In this quick tip tutorial we’ll run through the basics of downloading stock content, using patterns, editing patterns, and showing off our creations with the help of…

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This Month in InDesign Articles, Number 140

Our editor in chief, Mike Rankin, is out on holiday this week, which means I get to write anything I want! I can feel the power pulsing in my typing fingers, the chance to finally break out and express how I truly feel without fear of censorship or criticism… Yes! And what I want to…

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Here’s What a Photoshop-Free World Would Look Like

10 gorgeous images that prove Photoshop is overrated.In the fashion industry, Photoshop is less a topic up for discussion and more a sraightforward fact of life. Those of us who work in and around the industry simply accept that most if not all of the images we’re bombarded with every day are retouched, Photoshopped, and…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 December 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Jan 10th T.S.A. May Begin Rejecting Some State Driver’s Licenses for Travel Passengers who do not have a compliant type of identification… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 December 2015 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Raindrops Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingUsing Photoshop’s filters and alpha channels is a great way to create and play around with selections. This tutorial will show you how to use a simple technique to create droplets, and then style them and add in a couple of textures and adjustment layers to create a raindrops text effect. Take inspiration…

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Making One Layer Fit Into Another in Photoshop

An excerpt from Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature: This Photoshop masking feature comes in really handy. It’s called a clipping mask, and it’s a type of mask that we use with layers. Its main purpose is letting you use a shape on one layer to mask layers above it. Clipping masks have…

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Tip of the Week: Use Quick Apply to Drag and Drop Text

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on December 24, 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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