InDesign Magazine Issue 90: InDesign Nightmares

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 90 (October, 2016) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion pull back the covers to face the scariest InDesign boogeymen. Ilene Strizver shares her favorite fonts for creating a bold impression with type. Mike Rankin shows how to create fun Halloween designs with spiderweb effects…

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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Create a Hero Image Using Scene Generators

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!Hero Images & Scene Generators Hero images are larger banners used in web design as the central focus of your website. They draw visitors into your work and provide a…

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Digital Drawing for Beginners: Digital Shading

A piece of line art is still a drawing, but what if you wanted to make it more realistic? In this lesson, I will show you how you can use digital tools to quickly shade your line art.Remember to catch up with our previous lesson, From Sketching to Line Art, and download the source files for this course.Digital…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 September 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Surviving as a Creative in a Corporate Environment Andy Epstein offers tactics for thriving in an in-house design environment. He lays out… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 September 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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Adobe Illustrator: How to Change the PPI in an Existing Document

You have an Adobe Illustrator document you’ve spent a bit of time on, drawn the artwork, laid out the artboards and clicked Pixel Preview mode before exporting it to a raster document, but the PPI (Pixels Per Inch) is set wrong so the resolution looks completely wrong! How do you fix this? Where is the…

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This Month in Articles, September 2016

I’ve just spent two days with my kids at Minecon, the annual conference for Minecraft players and I can tell you: These people really need to spend more time learning InDesign. I mean, hardly anyone there knew how to use Quick Apply, much less could figure out paragraphs styles or master pages! Well, fortunately, here…

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Tone Chart Photoshop Action

A tone chart makes using the curves adjustment much easier and more accurate. This Photoshop action can be used to add a tone chart to your current Photoshop document in just one click. Download Details Free Version Download Full Version [/if 199] Additional Details If you haven’t already done this yet, watch this tutorial to learn…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 September 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. The ultimate guide to web content accessibility How ITT Tech Screwed Students and Made Millions Holy Cow! Font Management on iOS with… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 September 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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Digital Drawing for Beginners: From Sketching to Line Art

In this video lesson, I’m going to guide you through sketching out a rose and then using this as a guide for creating the line art.Remember to catch up with our previous lesson, Before You Start Drawing, and download the source files for this course.From Sketching to Line Art All right, let’s start drawing. Before You BeginCreate…

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How to Create a Stylized Chalk Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you a really quick and easy way to create a stylized chalk text effect, using some filters and drop shadow effects. Let’s get started! This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on Envato Market. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production…

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How to Create a Photo Collage Effect Using Photoshop Actions

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I am going to show you how to add a simple photo effect using actions in Adobe Photoshop. First, we’ll edit the background and then place the object into a set of shapes. Each step will be recorded into actions which can be used in any photo.In the end, I will…

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The A, B, Cs of Numbered Lists

In excerpts from Why Fonts Matter by Sarah Hyndman, this article explains the psychological effects of fonts on the reader, for the purpose of helping you use type more effectively. The post The A, B, Cs of Numbered Lists appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Deke’s Techniques 552: The Rule of Thirds for Smooth Bézier Curves

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke considers how best to position control handles for creating smooth Bézier curves. This edition will be of particular interest to those of you who, like me, occasionally find their pen tool creations to be a bit, well, lumpy. The key to Deke’s approach is to keep the…

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Texture Effects 2 $10 Off and Discount Coupon For All Topaz Plugins

Topaz Labs is excited to announce the release of Texture Effects 2, with a new image processing engine that uses extensive GPU, 90 new textures, over 400 effects, new workflow features, and an improved user interface, Texture Effects 2 is better than ever. And if that isn’t enough to excite every creative bone in your…

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