Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 March 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Why are our kids so miserable? Something is undermining young people’s mental health, especially girls. Something in modern life is undermining mental… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 March 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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What Is Script Lettering?

What exactly is script lettering? In this short video from my recent script lettering course, I’ll answer that question by giving a basic definition and then covering the history and basics of informal and formal script lettering.Watch the Tutorial Note: Script example images provided by Lettering Library.Watch the Full CourseIn the full course, Mastering Script Lettering, you…

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How to Correct Anatomy Issues in a Digital Painting

Digitally painting in Adobe Photoshop is like working with no other medium out there. Simply put, Photoshop gives you more control over every aspect of your digital art, making it easier for you to solve problems faster than ever before. You Won’t Always Paint PerfectlyUnfortunately, there’s this thing called human error. So no matter how much…

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On the Hunt for an Easter Egg Vector? Learn to Make Your Own!

In the following Easter egg vector tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed Easter egg illustration in Adobe Illustrator. In the first steps you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to save a simple symbol. Taking full advantage of the Snap to Grid feature and using basic vector…

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How to Create Flat Design Easter Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingEaster is a lovely spring holiday, which is well known for its tradition of painting eggs. It’s usually associated with gentle, vivid colors and a spring mood. In this tutorial, we’ll go through a descriptive process of creating of flat Easter icons, using basic shapes, the Pathfinder panel and some of the…

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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Gradient Tool

 Image credit: Envato MarketWelcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Gradient ToolOur world is a realm of ever-changing hues and tones. Perfect solid colors are rare at best. If you ever want your illustrations to be realistic in Photoshop,…

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Coffee Break Course: Using Curves in Adobe Photoshop

Curves are one of the best utilities in Photoshop for making lighting adjustments to an image. This feature may seem complex at first, but once you understand its power, it will become your ‘go to’ feature! In our ten-minute Coffee Break Course, Using Curves in Adobe Photoshop, Envato Tuts+ instructor Kirk Nelson will teach you how to…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Align Panel

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Align PanelAligning objects can sometimes be a tedious task, especially when you’re doing it manually. Today I’m going to show you how you can easily use the Align Panel to increase your…

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Hero Images – Do They Live Up to Their Name?

Sorry, but I might sound kind of biased… I love hero images (and hero sections). For me – and please bear with me – they’re the definition of what web design should be. And I’m not even talking about their visual appearance. What I mean is their purpose. Or rather, their nearly perfect ability to…

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How to Create an Iridescent Snake-Textured Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this quick tip, we are going to create a simple Layer Style text effect, similar to the text effects that can be purchased on Envato Market. We’ll be using a bunch of textures, a pattern, and a couple of layer effects to create a snake-textured text effect. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets…

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PePcon Speaker Dossier: Chad Chelius, the Walking Encyclopedia for EPUBs

In the PePcon Speaker Dossier series we’ll get up close and personal with some of the coolest people on the planet: the print, PDF, and digital publishing gurus who’ll be the speakers at the conference! You’ve read their books, seen their videos, and liked their Facebook posts, now you can get to know them a little more…

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How to Create a Mascot

What You’ll Be CreatingWhen you mention M&Ms or Pringles, everyone remembers the colorful button-shaped chocolate characters and the mustachioed man, which naturally drive us to remember the brands they are associated with. Mascots are a great way of keeping businesses in the minds of customers. Mascots are fun, useful brand/service and event ambassadors. Therefore they should be appealing…

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Gatwick Aviation Museum Re-Opening

I’ve been to the Gatwick Aviation Museum more times than I can remember but for the past year it’s doors have been closed to visitors as it underwent major alterations. The great news is the new hanger has been completed, the planes have been moved inside and it’s ready to re-open its doors to aviation…

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How to Create a Wedding Invitation With Cool Post-Print Effects

What You’ll Be CreatingThis beginner’s tutorial is a great introduction to preparing print items for special post-print effects, like die-cutting and embossing.You’ll use Adobe InDesign to create an elegant wedding invitation, and learn how to set up a print-ready file, complete with die line, foiling and embossing layers. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more…

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