An Interview with a Young, Up-and-Coming Designer: Shaivalini Kumar

Shaivalini Kumar is a young designer who has been featured in Adobe’s 25 Under 25 program for her fantastically colorful and humorous work. We have an interview with this young artist for your reading pleasure. The post An Interview with a Young, Up-and-Coming Designer: Shaivalini Kumar appeared first on Design Instruct…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 February 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 16 Tips for Design Success in 2016 Designers from the UK’s top agencies offer invaluable advice to help boost your design studio… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 February 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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Tips for Working with the Gradient Mesh Tool In Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’ll show you some tips that will improve your Mesh work. We’ll also show you a proper workflow to get outstanding results with this tool. We’ll take a close look at creating a layer within the detailed file of a meshed boot. The final design is available for review in our freebies…

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How to Use Image Trace to Create a Surreal Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingI have no shame… I love a good vector illustration which uses simple silhouettes. They’re great for beginners and are simple, quick exercises to ease you into Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use Illustrator’s Image Trace (in legacy versions it’s known as Live Trace) to create a…

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Create Beautiful Layouts & Striking Cover for a Children’s Book in InDesign

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a striking cover as well as creative page layouts for a children’s book (in this case a modernized version of ‘Alice in Wonderland’!). Using Adobe InDesign, we’ll explore how thinking outside of the box with typography and images can make classically typeset pages more exciting. This…

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A Script to Apply Alt Text from Image Captions

Need to add alt text to images to make your documents more accessible? Here’s a way to automate the process, thanks to a cool free script. The post A Script to Apply Alt Text from Image Captions appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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What are Photoshop Actions and How to Create Them?

Want to create cool photo and design effects in only a matter of seconds? In this article, you’ll learn about one of Photoshop’s incredibly handy features, the Photoshop Action.Photoshop Effects Made EasyLet’s say you really love this photo.Image credit: Venice Stock from PhotoDune. But to make this photo a little more interesting, you’d like to…

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Shape Builder Tool as Paint Bucket

When the Shape Builder tool came out in CS5, it wasn’t really on my radar. I have a set of actions and keyboard shortcuts setup for the different Shape Modes from the Pathfinders panel. I didn’t really need a new tool to replace my workflow. After using it more and more, I’m coming around to…

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Add a Rain Effect to a Photo in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to add a rain effect to a photo. We’ll use blending modes and a couple of native Photoshop filters. Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Resources Girl…

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Medtronic Adopts Adobe Experience Manager and Delivers Powerful App to Global Sales Force

With 85,000 employees in 160 countries, Medtronic is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies. This massive reach allows Medtronic to potentially touch millions of patients every year with its life-saving innovations. Medtronic is constantly developing new solutions to help hospitals and healthcare providers deliver the best care possible. As a result, marketers…

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Video Tutorial: How to Create Your Own PS Brushes

How to Make Photoshop Brushes In this video tutorial, we teach you how to make your very own Photoshop Brushes. We create ours using coffee stains, but you can use paint, watercolors, or other fun materials you find around your studio. Get the Brushes Ready, set… Now that you’ve watched this video, you’re all set to…

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Deke’s Techniques 498: Correcting Shadows with Dehaze

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke shares a way to use  the (relatively) new Dehaze filter in Camera Raw/Lightroom for fixing uneven shadows a family portrait. My guess is that most people think of the Dehaze filter primarily for, well, removing hazy light from landscapes as Deke initially demonstrates in the video. But…

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How to Create a Vector Map Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create a simple map design in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will create the main map shapes using a free SVG file and basic vector shape-building techniques. Next, using the Pen Tool, stroke tricks and graphic styles, you will create a set of paths. Moving…

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Using Adobe Publish Online

Interactive publishing from InDesign to the web, made easy This article appeared in Issue 81 of InDesign Magazine. This feature article from InDesign Magazine is free for all readers for this week only! Sign up today to become a premium member and you’ll receive 12 issues of the magazine per year, plus 80+ back issues full…

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How to Create a Floral Wedding Invitation and Matching Envelope

What You’ll Be CreatingIf you’ve ever wanted to DIY your wedding invitations, this tutorial is for you!Here, we’ll be creating a two-sided wedding invitation with a rustic, floral design that’s really simple to customize and make your own. You’ll also learn how to design your own envelope to match, which has a beautiful floral lining.You’ll…

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Photoshop an Artistic Double Exposure

In this video I take a look at making a double exposure in Photoshop, then go a little further to create something a little more interesting and ‘artistic’. The post Photoshop an Artistic Double Exposure appeared first on TipSquirrel…

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Create An Emotional Photo Manipulation Of A Sad Angel In Photoshop

Learn how to create a fantasy photo manipulation of a desperate angel in sorrow and bleak rainy scene with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your winged angel with ordinary stock images, do some retouch and enchantment on the angel with shadows and lighting, then complete it with rain and subtle rays…

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Medtronic Adopts AEM and Delivers Powerful App to Global Sales Force

Watch this Medtronic presentation from Adobe Summit 2015 to hear Thomas Swanson, Senior Marketing Technologist and Program Manager discuss how they chose Adobe Experience Manager to consolidate dozens of content platforms. Then, in just five months, used Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (now part of Adobe Experience Manager Mobile) to create a sales enablement app to help…

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