Create Lightsaber Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we will create intersecting futuristic lightsaber vectors with the help of the blend objects, blending modes, and gradient fills. The tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: blend objects, blending modes...
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Free InDesign Script to Export JPEGs at a Precise Size

InDesign has had the ability since at least CS2 to export pages to JPEG. But the JPEG Export dialog box only allows you to specify a resolution value in pixels per inch. But I often find that I need a JPEG at a specific pixel dimension, such as 1000 pixels wide. I encountered this most recently...
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InDesign Template Essentials: Text Frame Object Styles

Another month, another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month we have another set of Template Essentials devoted to text frames with object styles applied to them. Using these items can save you time and remind you of the fantastic things you can do with object styles. The set includes text...
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How to Relight Portraits in Post With These 6 Dramatic Photoshop Actions

Relighting is a post-production technique that takes a base image and alters the appearance of the lighting sources, or even adds the appearance of new lighting sources altogether, to improve the image. Sometimes the light in a photograph just isn't what you want it to be. Maybe you're working on a stock image, the desired...
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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: What Are Artboards?

Interface Design on Envato MarketWelcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!Artboards in PhotoshopArtboards are a welcome recent addition to the lineup of Photoshop features. The premise is to be able to work on several different "canvases" all within the...
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How to Achieve 5 Common Looks in Photoshop

How do I achieve this look? That’s the question that gets asked all the time. In this post, you’ll learn 5 common effects and how to create them in easy steps. Believe me – they’re incredibly easy and do not require a bunch of layers. Matte/Faded/Raised Blacks This simple effect with many names is used to make...
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How to Create a "Website Under Construction" Illustration

What You'll Be CreatingToday I'm going to show you how easy it is to create your own “Website Under Construction” illustration using Adobe Illustrator. Hopefully this quick tutorial will inspire you to create something unique of your own which you can then unleash on the web. So grab a cup of coffee and open up Illustrator...
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