Create a Fantasy Nature Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we will create a fantasy nature photo manipulation. We’ll use selection tools, blending modes and various 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 Texture Cloud1 Cloud2 Moon Stars…

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How to Create a Dark Lady Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a dark photo manipulation in Adobe Photoshop, featuring a creepy lady with a foggy forest, a dark gate, flying bats and an eerie atmosphere. First we’ll add the forest and gate and darken them to define a night background. We’ll add the model later…

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How to Create Spring Flowers From Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to my unusual tutorial, which mixes an Illustrator tutorial and a bit of botany. You will learn how to draw four different spring flowers using basic shapes, some warp effects and moving anchor points. You will also learn the botanical names of their parts. You won’t have to make any sketches…

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5 Steps for Easy Flat Work Icon Design

Hop onto trendy design with 5 quick steps to creating fantastic flat work space illustrations and icons! Tutorial Details: 5 Steps for Easy Flat Work Icon Design Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2015 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Design Theory, Shape Building Estimated Completion Time: 15 Minutes Final Image: Flat Work Icon Designs Free Flat…

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Create a Dancing Shadow in Photoshop

Here’s a nifty little tutorial for you. I’ll show you how to add a little extra to your photos with a quirky shadow that can represent the person photographed. I’ve used this a few times with clients and they love it! I’ll just point out first of all the much like over-processed HDR, what you…

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Mobile apps quickly becoming financial services’ biggest asset

Trust in the financial sector – or lack thereof – is a big issue for one of the world’s most vital sectors. Seventy percent of Americans agree with the statement, “most people on Wall Street would be willing to break the law if they believed they could make a lot of money and get away…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 1 April 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. E-Books Are Not the Answer to a Literacy Crisis – The Washington Post It’s an admirable endeavor and recognizes that we have … Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 1 April 2016 on Pariah…

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Quiz: Do You Understand Color?

Do you understand color? Take our quiz and find out!Working With Color in Adobe PhotoshopAny artist will tell you that the use of color is a major component of the design process, regardless of the medium. Digital art and photography are no exceptions. Color can be powerful and evocative, but only if you know how…

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Free Lynda.com Video: Getting Around InDesign’s Limitations

We all have strengths and weaknesses, and so do our favorite page-layout applications. Just as in life, you try to make the most of your abilities and cope with your flaws, so too must you learn to accept (and get around) InDesign’s quirks. And in the video below from the InDesignSecrets series at Lynda.com, David Blatner…

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Designing with White Space

Learn just how much more less can be. This article appeared in Issue 84 of InDesign Magazine. Clutter is rarely a positive thing when it comes to graphic design. While it can evoke an emotion or pastiche, usually it’s the hallmark of an unassured or novice designer. When you’re not fully confident in what you’re doing, there’s a…

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Create A Water Texture Vector!

It is starting to warm up oustide, so it is only fitting we create a wading water texture vector, like in a pool. It is a relatively quick and easy technique using Illustrator’s Effects, Simplify, Offset Path and some bright colors.     Notes: Water Texture Vector This tutorial was created with Illustrator CS3. Keyboard shortcuts are…

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