How to Create a Road Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps, you will learn how to create a road text effect in Adobe Illustrator using a simple pattern brush.For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid. Using the Rectangle Tool along with some basic vector shape-building techniques, you will learn how to create the shapes…

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How to Create a Football Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how to create a football text effect and also a football field background to go along with it. At the beginning, you’ll create the football pattern and the shape of the letters. Next, you’ll give some dimension to the letters and apply the pattern, followed by…

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Digital Drawing for Beginners: Before You Start Drawing

In this video lesson, we’re going to look at the basic tools in Adobe Photoshop that are used when creating digital drawings. I’ll introduce you to some important settings which will make light work of your process.Remember to catch up with our previous lesson, An Introduction to the Tools, and download the source files for…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 September 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Does FB Sell Books & Do Writers Need a Facebook Fan Page? Wattpad – Community for Readers and Writers 7 Comedy-Writing Techniques… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 September 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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Adding Life to a Flat Image – Episode 1

In today’s retouching video, I welcome you to episode 1 of “Adding Life to a Flat Image”, where I take a dull RAW image and take it to the next level. In this episode, I focus on adding clarity using Camera Raw, Topaz Labs plugins and Adjustment Layers. The post Adding Life to a Flat…

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Tip of the Week: Organizing Scripts into Folders

There are three new Links panel icons in InDesign CC that you’ll see when working with Adobe Stock images. Here’s what they mean. The post Tip of the Week: Organizing Scripts into Folders appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Digital Drawing for Beginners: An Introduction to the Tools

Welcome to Digital Drawing for Beginners, a five-part video series which will introduce you to methods and tools in digital drawing in Adobe Photoshop.Course IntroductionDigital drawing can seem like an easier version of traditional sketching. A graphics tablet looks like a magic sheet of paper that removes all your mistakes.However, it’s not that simple. And…

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Secret Tone Curves Trick

Learn my biggest Photoshop secret: the “tone chart”. This technique makes using the RGB tone curves easier, faster and more accurate. I’ve been doing this for years to create hundreds of Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets. Watch the video to learn my secret tone curves trick in Photoshop. The post Secret Tone Curves Trick appeared…

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Retouching with Photoshop Fix and Photoshop CC

  In this video for ‘Mobile Monday’ I take a look at how you can start to retouch an image even before you get to Photoshop. I’ll be smoothing skin and changing eye colour in Photoshop Mix before heading into Photoshop CC The post Retouching with Photoshop Fix and Photoshop CC appeared first on TipSquirrel…

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How to Design a Logo When You’re Short on Time!

Being tasked with designing a logo or complete brand identity for a client is a dream job for any designer. However, the reality can be that you’re really pushed for time, with the client wanting ideas within a few days or, if you’re short on luck, within the day.While this may seem an appropriate time…

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InDesign Basics: Working With Bleeds in InDesign

InDesign is a product that has evolved considerably since its inception almost two decades ago. InDesign is now a product that can produce content for many different output formats including PDF, EPUB, HTML, XML, and even mobile apps. With all of these modern digital formats, we sometimes forget that at its core, InDesign is a…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 September 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Creating an Oil Paint fx in Photoshop 50 Funny Wi-Fi Names for Your Network SSID How Much Should You Charge Graphic Design… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 September 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create Flower Brushes

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!Floral BrushesCreating custom brushes in Adobe Photoshop is as simple as finding the right stock. And with thousands of stock images available through Envato Market, you can create your own…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 September 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. EPS – the Zombie among file formats No, NASA Did Not Just Change Your Zodiac Sign This Online Course Teaches You How… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 September 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create an Easy Sketch Effect

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 Sketch EffectA sketch effect takes an ordinary photo and transforms it to a work of art—as though it’s been drawn by a professional artist. Using an inverted Layer Mask…

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How to Install Fonts in Photoshop

This tutorial will teach you the basic Photoshop skills needed to install different fonts on a Windows PC. It`s a good starting point for anyone looking to expand their resources in Photoshop!…

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All About the Adobe Certified Associate Exams

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 All About the Adobe Certified Associate Exams appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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