Punch Through Text Effect in Photoshop

In this video I use text and Shape layers to create a really simple, but effective, text effect inside of Photoshop. While I’m there I’ll also use a few layer effects to make the text a little more interesting including Bevel, Drop Shadow and the sadly underestimated Satin (I like Satin) The post Punch Through…

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How to Create a Flat Winter Scene in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’ll be creating a cozy winter forest scene in a trendy flat style. We’ll be using various basic shapes and Pathfinder operations of Adobe Illustrator, building a lovely scene that can be used as a header for your blog or website, as a greeting card or an illustration for…

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Add Fractals to Create Dreamy Photo Manipulations

Learn how to combine photos with fractals to create your own surreal photomanipulation. In this tutorial you´ll learn different blending techniques and advanced lighting techniques. Let´s get started! This image was created to show a dream world which everyone enters when asleep. To create this photo manipulation you´ll start by blending the fractals together. Next…

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Making Eyes That Sparkle in Photoshop Elements

Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Book for Digital Photographers: This is another one of those 30-second miracles for enhancing the eyes. This technique makes the eyes seem to sparkle by accentuating the catch lights, and generally draws attention to the eyes by making them look sharp and crisp (crisp in the “sharp and…

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What is the Nothing Font Style?

What the heck?! I opened an InDesign document and got this Missing Fonts dialog box that tells me “Myriad Pro Nothing” is missing! Nothing? Not regular, italic, bold, semibold… just Nothing! There is no such thing as the Nothing style in the Myriad Pro family, of course. There is actually a lovely font called Nothing, but…

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How to Create an Amazing Watercolor Artwork in Photoshop

Watercolor paint has always been a fascinating way of art. But to create stunning works of art with watercolor in the digital artwork sounds wonderful, too! This tutorial will show you how to combine stock photos and splatter brushes together, apply textures, to create this spring-inspired abstract photo manipulation! Finish it and get inspired! (View…

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How to Create an Isometric Pixel Art Christmas Tree in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingLet’s get a little festive with our pixel art. We’ll make Christmas’s #1 decoration: a Christmas tree! The tree itself will be reusable for natural environments (sans the decorations) so it’ll be a gift that keeps on giving.If you find doing the actual pixel work too time-consuming or unappealing, feel free to shop…

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How to Create a Letter to Santa Design in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to design a simple letter to Santa illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and vector shape-building techniques along with the Live Corners feature (or the…

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A Visit from Saint Deke-O-Las

My beloved dekeFolk, tonight seemed appropriate to share a poem I wrote for the Ignite presentation at the Photoshop Conference last month. Wishing you peace and poetry in 2016.My story tonight, is about my friend Deke.Who posts a new helpful technique every week.There are almost five hundred, but due to short timeI will give you…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 December 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. InCopy CC Building on the Fundamentals [Video Training] by Pariah Burke By the end of this course you’ll be able to style… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 December 2015 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Vintage Card With Mistletoe in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating’Tis the season to be jolly! The season of joy is finally upon us. What comes to your mind when you think of Christmas? Of course the Christmas tree, the gifts, the warm fireplace, the advent calendars. And mistletoe! Mistletoe, from the Old English “misteltãn”, is a parasitic plant that grows on…

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Create a Basic Shapes Little City Illustration!

Use simple shapes and lines to create a delightful tiny city illustration! Tutorial Details: Little City Illustration Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2015 Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Basic Shapes, Custom Brushes, Pathfinder Panel Estimated Completion Time: 25 Minutes Final Image: Little City Illustration Step 1: Little City Illustration Let’s start this new city illustration with a New Document in…

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New Course: Creating Compelling Environments for Concept Art

What You’ll Be CreatingIn our latest course, you will learn how to develop a compelling environment for games or film. You will learn the core principles of sketching, lighting, composition, color and design. At the end of this course, you will have learned the foundation of how to create your own compelling environments for concept…

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How to Design a Creative Resume

What You’ll Be CreatingIf you’re on the hunt for your next job and need to give your resume or CV a much-needed refresh, this tutorial is going to be perfect for you. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to put some creative resume tips into practice, and design a resume that will work for a number…

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How Do You Type an [Insert Special Character Here]?

Chris wrote: Anyone know if there’s a keyboard shortcut for ‘end nested style’ character? While there is no default built-in keyboard shortcut (KBSC) for that character, you can make your own really easily! In fact, if you often find yourself needing any character in the Type > Insert Special Characters submenu (or any other menu…

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InDesign Template of the Month: Magazine Spread

Another month, another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month it’s a template for a magazine spread, courtesy of Boxed Creative. This stylish template comes in letter size, and can accommodate many different kinds of content. The file is organized with paragraph styles and character styles to apply to the…

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Merry Christmas Vector Roundup from Vectips!

Christmas and the Holiday season are times to enjoy our families and friends, and get ready for the new year. Before you do that though, download all these Christmas vector files for your holiday designs!       Vector Holiday Deer Seamless Pattern Christmas will be here in just a couple of days, so enjoy…

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