The Must-Have Adobe Photoshop Assets for Designers and Digital Artists

There are so many tools and assets designers and artists can add to their virtual toolbox that it’s hard to know where to begin! Stop the guessing game and check out this must-have list of fantastic and fun digital assets from Envato Market and Envato Elements for Adobe Photoshop users everywhere. From actions to textures, you’ll…

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Create a Sleek Web Ribbon Vector in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple web ribbon vector in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and vector shape building techniques. Next using subtle linear and radial gradients along with some…

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Part 2: How to Conduct a Basic Accessibility Audit on Your Site

In case you missed it, catch up on Part 1 of How to Conduct a Basic Accessibility Audit on Your Site. In this post, we are going to learn how to do keyboard, screen reader and automated code testing. Testing with a keyboard Understanding how people might be using your site with assistive technology is…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Snap to Pixel Option

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Snap to Pixel OptionEver wondered why sometimes you’re shapes don’t look as crisp as they should?Well, if that’s the case, you should definitely check out this video that talks about the Snap…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 May 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. What To Put On Your To Do List – Productivityist 10 Common Sayings That Mean The Opposite Of What You Think Photographers:… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 May 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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InDesign CC EPUB Fundamentals

In this course you will go beyond creating text-only EPUBs. Pariah Burke will start off by helping you convert print book layouts to ebook, specifying story and imagery order through different means. Next you will learn how to format and include cover images, illustrations, native InDesign vector objects, and more, and how to control their…

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PePcon Speaker Dossier: Theresa Jackson, the Photoshop Junkie

In the PePcon Speaker Dossier series we’re getting 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 Blueprint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create a blueprint text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the shapes that will make up your pattern brush components. Next, you will learn how to save and rename patterns…

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How to Design a Colorful Hungarian Folk Art Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingFolk art is a great source of inspiration for creating graphic patterns thanks to its often simple, repeated shapes and motifs. In this tutorial, we’ll be basing our motifs on those found in Hungarian folk art, particularly embroidery—just search Google or Pinterest for “Hungarian folk art”, and you’ll find a bevy of…

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Create a Simple Thermometer lllustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple thermometer illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid, how to create the pixel perfect main shape and how to add subtle shading. Next using basic blending and vector shape building techniques and taking full…

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Adobe Photoshop in 60 Seconds: The Blur Gallery

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! The Blur GalleryEver wanted to create those picturesque blurring effects found in photography? Well with Adobe Photoshop’s Blur Gallery, you can explore depth of field and play with a wide…

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Lynda.com publishes QuarkXPress 2016 Training

Lynda.com has just released a new 5:44 hour training course about QuarkXPress 2016, featuring Mike Rankin: https://www.lynda.com/QuarkXPress-tutorials/QuarkXPress-2016-Essential-Training/445428-2.html QuarkXPress 2016 Essential Training QuarkXPress is one of the original page layout applications. The most recent version, 2016, is a powerful and compelling alternative to popular competitors like Adobe InDesign. This course will teach you the essential skills…

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The Productivity Impact of Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries [PDF]

This Pfeiffer report presents the findings of a market-specific benchmarking project conducted by Pfeiffer Consulting for Adobe. The main aim of the research was to document the efficiency and productivity gains linked to Adobe CC Libraries, compared to typical workflow situations that rely on shared template documents stored on a server, or on the use…

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Black Diamond Anticipating $500K Savings with Sales Workbook App

Whether you’re on rock, ice, or snow, Black Diamond Equipment has the clothing and gear to help you conquer the mountains—safely and in style. Black Diamond shares its customers’ passion for adventure and innovation, so it’s no surprise that the company is reinventing the way that the sales cycle operates in an industry used to…

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Tip of the Week: Upgrade Your Placeholder Text

Learn how to use any text as InDesign placeholder text with this simple tip. And find some cool websites where you can get placeholder text from classic literature or current themes. The post Tip of the Week: Upgrade Your Placeholder Text appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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QuarkXPress 2016 is available now

QuarkXPress 2016 has been released. More info here: http://quark.com/2016 If you want to try it, here’s the Test Drive (trial version): http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/Test_Drive.aspx Download the 3-day-trial immediately or request the 30-day-trial. (Read more…)…

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How to Create a Colorful Clone Effect Action in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingMusic videos are often on the cutting edge of a culture’s creative expression, both in terms of music and visual effects. They also serve as an excellent source of creative inspiration. In this series of tutorials, we will take a look at how to use Photoshop to reproduce some of the most…

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