30 Second Photoshop – The Histogram Fly Out Menu

  In this video I take a look at the Histogram fly-out menu, its not the ‘sexiest’ of Photoshop settings but it can be pretty helpful to photographers. This is the ‘return’ of #30SecondPS on what I’m going to call Thirty Second Thursday… or should that be ‘Thurty’?   The post 30 Second Photoshop –…

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How to Create a Ghosted Dancer Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingAs we continue our series on effects inspired by music videos, one of the effects I find entrancingly beautiful is the ghosted figure effect. One of the best examples of this effect is seen throughout Adele’s “Send My Love” music video. Even though the effect is simple and straightforward, it is hauntingly…

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Experts Weigh In: Websites We Love Right Now, August Edition

Ah, August. Hopefully you’re reading this on a beach, on the grass, or even just on your deck in the sunshine after work. While the weather is beautiful outside in our part of the world, our experts have found some of the most-stunning design on the web. Here are some of their picks, right now:…

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How to Create a Double Exposure Illustration in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingDouble exposures are not just for photographers. Illustrators can also create this fun effect with a few of Photoshop’s tools. So in this quick tip, learn how to create this double exposure bird, using the Pen Tool, Shape Tools, and resources from Envato Market.1. Create the Bird SilhouetteStep 1Create a 1950 x…

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Tip of the Week: Convert Corner Effects to Paths

With this tip to convert corner effects to paths, you can combine corner effects to make shapes and effects that are otherwise impossible to do in InDesign. The post Tip of the Week: Convert Corner Effects to Paths appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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How to Create a Stripes and Flowers Pattern From Scratch in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingRoses and flowers can be a daunting task without photographic reference. Take the guesswork out of designing beautiful floral patterns in Adobe Illustrator with this seamless pattern tutorial! Together we’ll create flowers, a unified color palette, and arrange a fantastic pattern in a snap! Need some floral inspiration? Check out floral stock photos…

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A Visual Guide to InDesign Preferences

InDesign has a lot of preferences that control the way it looks and behaves. In all, there are 20 sets of preferences in a dialog box with hundreds of individual settings. And it’s very important for any InDesign user to understand which of those preferences apply to the application as a whole, and which ones…

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Deke’s Techniques 538: Turn a Panorama into a Tiny Planet

Speaking of tiny planets, sorry for the delay this week. We’re coming to you from the other side world (from our perspective), and I think the monkeys of Ubud have absconded with most of our internet. Anyway, in this week’s free Deke’s Techniques movie, Deke wraps a panorama of the New York City skyline around…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 2 August 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. How To Create a Decorative Drop Cap in Adobe Illustrator Are Emojis Language? #etymology What exactly is a design culture? How Mac… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 2 August 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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10 Creative Ways to Design Your ‘Save the Date’ Cards

If you’re planning a wedding, either for yourself or someone else, one of the nicest gestures you can make for your guests is to send a beautifully designed ‘Save the Date’ card. Superior all round to a hurried email or text, an elegant date card will inform your guests of your upcoming nuptials in the…

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Serve Up Sweetness With Your Own Cake Vector!

Create something on the sweet side with custom brushes and the Rotate Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC. We’ll speed up the process of illustrating a decadent cake vector with a couple useful techniques, ready for a plethora of designs. Tutorial Details: Rotated Cake Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Custom Brushes, Rotate Effect,…

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How to Create a 3D Golden Cinematic Text Action in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingActions are a powerful tool in Adobe Photoshop, and those who use Photoshop for their work will probably use them on a daily basis. They can be a huge timesaver in your workflow.In this tutorial you will learn how to create an action for a 3D golden cinematic text effect, which will…

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When a Hyphenated Word Won’t Break at the End of a Line

This mystery was driving me crazy… why won’t the hyphenated word “fitting-room” break at the hyphen? Instead, it forces the word “fitting” to hyphenate, leaving a large white space. I tried switching between paragraph composer to single-line composer; I tried adjusting the Hyphenation settings, and the Justification settings; I tried stomping my feet and using…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 30 July 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. How Pokemon Go Can Help Your Business Find New Customers The latest game craze has been helping some small businesses up their… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 30 July 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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Experience Manager Mobile Release 2016.9 Now Available

New Features Include custom Cordova plugins, custom authentication enhancements, and improvements to search. On July 20, 2016, we released the latest update to Adobe Experience Manager Mobile featuring custom Cordova plugin support. With this, and other new features, AEM Mobile makes it easier to further customize your app, give you more authentication options, and enable…

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