How to Create a Solar System Planets Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome back, space cadets! Today we have another special mission for you, in which you will be recreating the planets from our own Solar System in the form of an icon pack, using nothing other than our uber-powerful Illustrator. So grab your ration of soylent and buckle in tight since in the…

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Best Practices for Background Images: Your “Getting Started” Guide

In the era of simplicity and minimalism – or modern web design, as some people like to call it – the background is often one of the few elements of design that convey any sense of branding. Big and bold typography, ghost buttons, “flat,” “material” … whether we like it or not, they all look kind…

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How to Create a Vintage Type Postcard in Illustrator

Follow this in-depth look at the process of designing type for a vintage style postcard in Adobe Illustrator. Harken back to an era when postcards were all the rage with this friendly type style. The tutorial will delve into clipping masks, using bitmap images, working with layers and type effects.Tags: Vector Illustrator…

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How to Create a Strip Fractal Mirror Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingMusic videos are an excellent source of creative visual effects. The video for Pillowtalk by Zayn Malik has a tremendous amount of inspiring visual effects. One of those is the appearance of a mirror that is fragmented into several vertical strips. Take look at the video around the 2:12 minute mark to…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 1 June 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Instagram’s Business profile and tools are here, and they look just like Facebook Pages’ The rumors have finally come to fruition: Business… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 1 June 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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Using The Lens Flare Filter in Photoshop

The Lens Flare has been a part of Photoshop for some time and is a quick and easy way to add a little ‘something’ to your image. A word of caution however, because of its ease of use its often over used and detracts rather than adds to an image. Like so much with Photoshop,…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Transform 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 Transform PanelAdobe Illustrator has a lot of tools created to ease its users’ workload, but sometimes they get overlooked since they aren’t made visible by default. This is the case with the…

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