Hi-key fun

How about a little hi-key fun… Let’s start with a simple color portrait. Now you will want to click on the Adjustment Layer at the bottom of the Layers panel… choose Channel Mixer. Make sure to put the change the Output Channel to gray and then move the sliders to get a pretty good color…

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How to Create a Pearl Brush from Gradient Meshes in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we will learn how to control transparency of gradient meshes with the help of blending modes, and by adjusting color transition between mesh points and changing its opacity, create a pearl brush. Moreover after reading this tutorial, you’ll be able to create Illustrator brushes from gradient meshes of any difficulty with the…

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How to Create a Retro High-School Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’re going to take a journey back in time and create some high-school-related objects from the 50s. During the process we will see how easy it is to use some of Illustrator’s basic shapes along with the Offset Path tool to create some great looking assets.If you want to…

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5 FAQ’s (and answers) about flash meters

If you shoot with flash you may well be aware that speedlights and (increasingly) studio strobes come in either manual or TTL versions. If you’re shooting weddings, events or any sort of running and gunning photography, TTL is brilliant but for me manual flash teamed with a flash meter is how I like to work…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 January 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. See How Much Unproductive Meetings Actually Cost With This Calculator Time is money. Try our Meeting Cost Calculator to see how … Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 January 2016 on Pariah Burke Publishing &…

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10 Top Tips for Creating Retro-Inspired Designs

Retro Speech Bubble IconsYou don’t have to have lived through an era to understand its design aesthetic. Here are 10 tips for creating fantastic 1950s-inspired designs, from illustrations to icons to photos. We’ll explore shapes, colors, patterns, textures, and more! Let’s get to know what makes a design fit in with retro style!1. Choose Your…

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Deke’s Techniques 492: Helping Your 3D Dinosaur Escape to the Big City

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke takes our PixelSquid 3D dinosaur out of the "natural" environment we created for him last week, and gives him a night on the town in San Francisco. During which, for compositional reasons, Deke changes the direction of the Golden Gate bridge, which, in real life might cause…

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How to Design for Screen More Efficiently With Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a great tool for designing icons and other vector graphics for both print and screen. But as a designer who creates artwork primarily for screen, I have found that some unconventional methods in Illustrator can make it even more efficient. Here are some of my top tips for designers wanting to speed…

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Introduction to Canvas – Part II

This article is the second part to Introduction to Canvas, so I recommend reading it if you haven’t yet. In this article, we’ll see a bit more of how canvas works and how to do transforms and blending. Drawing To recap, this is the basic usage of the canvas object: <!– Create the canvas object,…

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How to Create a Clean Glossy Plastic Text Effect

Using multiple layer styles can help achieve a more detailed and 3D-looking effect. This tutorial will show you how to use layer styles, filters, textures, brushes, and adjustment layers to create a shiny, clean plastic text effect in Adobe Photoshop. Let’s get started! (View This Tutorial)…

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Making an Animated Route Map

Remember those cool flight maps from Raiders of the Lost Ark and the other Indiana Jones movies? Here’s how to make something similar with InDesign. The post Making an Animated Route Map appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Create a Shiny Textured Chrome Text Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to use a couple of Photoshop’s layer styles, along with some flare photos, gradient fills, and a simple pattern, to create a shiny textured chrome text effect. Let’s get started! Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CC…

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How to Create a Retro Chrome Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingChrome text effects are used quite a lot in different design projects. This tutorial will show you how to use a couple of layer styles and texture images to create a very easy, 1950s-inspired, chrome text effect. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 22 January 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Every Writer Who Freaks Out About Negative Reviews Needs To Read This Now Mean book reviews are a fact of life nowadays.… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 22 January 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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