Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 January 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. What Freelancers Should Know Before Filing Their Taxes This Year Preparing your taxes as a freelancer can be complicated, and there is… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 January 2016 on Pariah Burke...
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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Content Aware Fill in Practice

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! This time around we're looking at Content Aware Fill. Whether you are editing your own photo or working on one from Envato Market, this automated feature can save you precious retouching time!Content Aware FillThere...
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Members Area Tutorial: Create a Wood Text effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create an old weathered wood text effect in Photoshop. First we use a texture as the basis of our tutorial and then build the text effect with Layer Styles, brush, color, masking and a few other things. You can use the same combination of techniques for creating an...
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Use CC Libraries with Adobe Stock

Learn how to use the Creative Cloud and Dreamweaver’s CC Libraries panel to collect and manage website assets Although the Assets panel is still available to keep your website assets organized, the new CC Libraries panel is a great asset management tool used to locate new assets and keep your CC Libraries assets organized. What...
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InDesign Template Essentials: Sidebars and Pull Quotes

This month we're offering a whole new kind of template: a set of flexible page elements that can be used in all kinds of projects. We call them Template Essentials, and the first one is a collection of sidebars and pull quotes. The post InDesign Template Essentials: Sidebars and Pull Quotes appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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Create a Set of Simple Line Icons in 20 Minutes or Less!

Create colorful, simple line icons from basic shapes to give your content a cool, cartoony vibe! Today’s tutorial will show you how to use Illustrator quickly and effectively for icons and icon sets. Ready for an iconic tutorial? Let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Basic Shapes, Arc Tool, Blob...
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New Course: Create a Surreal Scene With Photo Manipulation

What You'll Be CreatingPhoto manipulation is the art of transforming ordinary photos into something alluring, unexpected and totally out of the box. In our new course, How to Create a Surreal Scene With Photo Manipulation, you will create a surreal scene using photo-manipulation techniques in Adobe Photoshop. In 12 comprehensive video lessons, Envato Tuts+ instructor Lewis Moorhead...
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How to Create a Shiny 3D Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating3D text effects can be created in many different ways, but Photoshop's 3D tools and settings are a fun way to do it. This tutorial will show you how to play around with the material textures and settings, as well as the lighting, to create a shiny wrapped text effect. Let's get...
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Flow vs. Opacity

Do you know the difference between the Opacity and Flow sliders when using the paintbrush tool? Here is a quick illustration to show what is happening. Opacity sets the ceiling of darkness or opaqueness… Flow sets the speed that the color is applied. Think of Flow like dialing the amount of water coming out of...
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Deke’s Techniques 489: Customize Your PixelSquid Art in Photoshop

My daring dekeOsaruses, in this week's free episode of Deke's Techniques, Deke takes the 3D dinosaur model from PixelSquid that he showed you last week, and sets it down in a more appropriate atmosphere. To adroitly acclimate him to his new environment, (is it really a "him," it's hard to tell with dinosaur models), Deke...
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How to Add a Polaroid Frame to Your Photos in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I will teach you how to add a Polaroid frame to any photo. We’ll be using layer masks and selections but don’t be intimidated – I’ll guide you gently through the process. Let’s begin! Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe...
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Grungy Aged Look Using Photoshop or Elements

TOOLS: This can be done in either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. TECHNIQUE: You’re going to combine two images into one: (1) To create this grungy, aged look, you’re going to need a paper texture. If you have some really old paper, you could scan it, but I just went to iStock.com, found this royalty-free image...
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Inking a Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop

In a recent course, I covered the full process of creating a professional digital painting using Adobe Photoshop. In this short video tutorial, I'll show you one of the steps in that process: completing a more refined line drawing on top of the initial sketch. This is the ink layer, and it helps us clean up...
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