How to Create a Retro Tech Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIf you’re into retro tech as much as I am, well buckle in since today we’re having a treat, and boy is it sweet. In the following moments, we will recreate some of the most classic, iconic products, from the likes of Polaroid, Sony and Casio, using some of Illustrator’s most basic…

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New App Helps Hartford Funds Reach Financial Advisors

A pair of new mobile apps is helping Hartford Funds market to both internal reps and financial advisors who recommend products to their customers. “These are two diverse audiences,” noted Mark Kitson, director of digital marketing, Hartford Funds, who spoke at the Adobe Summit this week. A major challenge was to differentiate the brand from…

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Toggle Views in Photoshop CC

Changes to Photoshop CC mean that some people aren’t able to use the F key shortcut for different views, here’s how to re enable it. The post Toggle Views in Photoshop CC appeared first on TipSquirrel…

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A Data Merge Trick to Remove Unwanted Lines

When your data source isn’t 100% consistent, this trick will automatically remove unwanted lines in your merged documents. The post A Data Merge Trick to Remove Unwanted Lines appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Using Graphic Styles in Adobe Illustrator

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard “It’s impossible to do that in Illustrator” from long-time users and novices alike. In this tutorial, I will be taking a look at using Graphic Styles to help solve some of these impossible problems in seconds, beginning with how to add a gradient fill to editable type…

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How to Paint a Realistic Tear with Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to paint a realistic tear with Photoshop. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3+ Estimated Completion Time : 15-20 minutes Difficulty : Intermediate Resources Woman Step 1 Open the woman image. You should choose a model image with a sad kind of expression ( not laughing or…

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Video: Build apps with business impact

Content and the mobile experience are more important than ever. In fact, according to consulting firm Accenture, 82 percent of digital strategy executives think that mobile apps are integral to their business, with 81 percent of executives believing that mobile apps are key to unlocking data from across their organization.[1] But in large enterprises, creating…

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Deke’s Techniques 507: Tracing 500-Year-Old Artwork in Illustrator

In this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke takes a legendary 500-year-old line drawing and traces it into vectorious glory in Adobe Illustrator. He starts with an engraving of Albrecht Dürer’s intricate woodcut of what dear old Al more-or-less imagined a rhinoceros to look like from his vantage point in Germany in 1515. He…

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10 Top Tips for Creating Unique Character Designs

Everyone has a favorite cartoon character, but how did they first come to life? A lot of research and love goes into creating universally recognized characters. So today we’re bringing you ten great tips for everything you need to know about character design, using amazing examples from Envato Market.1. Pick a ThemeStarting a new character design is…

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Experts Weigh In: What Web Trends are Emerging in Higher Education?

In higher education, the web is the primary means of communication for our organizations, and its the medium for the first point of contact with prospective students, current students, alumni and faculty. An academic institution’s web page plays an important role in the student’s decision to attend and the selection of a field of study;…

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Four looks, one grey background

Sometime back I made a textured wall for my studio which I love but the most important thing about it is the colour. If you can only choose one background for your small studio then for me it’s always going to be grey. Why? Because with a little bit of lateral thinking and lighting knowhow…

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5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Geometric Logo Vector

Whether you’re making a logo from scratch or using digital assets in order to do so, here are five top tips for perfect geometric logo vector creation!         Tutorial Details: Perfect Geometric Logo Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS – CC 2015 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Design Theory, Shape Building, Tools Estimated Completion…

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How to Airbrush Skin With Frequency Separation

Professional retouchers use a lot of techniques to retouch skin. In this tutorial, you’ll learn one of the most basic retouching techniques called frequency separation.  It’s used as a quick way to airbrush skin without removing too many fine details. What is Frequency Separation? Frequency Separation is a jargon used in the retouching world to describe a skin airbrushing…

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