InDesign Template Essentials: Interactive Buttons and Forms

Another month, another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This time, it’s a bunch of goodies for working with interactive documents. The template document contains buttons for navigation, for controlling audio and video, for showing an hiding objects, and for building forms in PDF. There are also a bunch of…

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Creating a Contact Sheet in Photoshop

Its easy to create a Contact Sheets in Photoshop, and its very flexible too! From Bridge or Photoshop I’ll show you how to get them just the way you want them. The post Creating a Contact Sheet in Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel…

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Envato Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created By You, Spooky Edition 2016

Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by you, the Envato Tuts+ community! Every day, visitors like you take the time not only to read our tutorials but also to try them out. This is an assortment of those comment submissions found throughout the Design & Illustration section. Check out this month’s…

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How to Create an Easy Autumn Tree Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingRecently I went on a trip to the Scottish Highlands. Loads of mountains, hills, and trees. In the middle of autumn (or “fall”, depending on your place in the world), the leaves are changing… at different rates, different colours, and it’s utterly beautiful. This tutorial is inspired by this.In this tutorial, I’m…

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How to Create a Chilling Portrait Manipulation for Halloween

Learn how to add a deadly-look to a portrait photo. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to use a skull to give the face a creepy look, apply lighting effects, and more. Preview of Final Results Tutorial ResourcesWater Background – knightfall-stockModel– xstockxSkull – christasvengel-stockTexture – shadeybabeyWebs – redheadstock (Read more…)…

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Creating a Poster in Photoshop Inspired by The Walking Dead

Happy Halloween, everyone! In today’s Photoshop tutorial, I’ll be showing you how you can create a horror poster inspired by the promotional artwork for The Walking Dead. The post Creating a Poster in Photoshop Inspired by The Walking Dead appeared first on TipSquirrel…

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How to Create a Maggot Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create a simple maggot text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and effects along with the Live Corners feature. Taking full advantage of the…

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Guide to Dodging and Burning Nondestructively in Photoshop

In this episode, you’ll learn one of the most popular retouching technique that can be used in landscape photography, portrait photography, architecture and more. It’s called dodging and burning… and with this technique you selectively choose which areas of your photos should be brighter or darker. When used correctly, you can completely transform your photos…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 October 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Why Some People Have No Boundaries Online “One is our boundary preferences: are we integrators or segmentors? If you’re an integrator, you… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 October 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Scream Mask in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingScream is a classic slasher movie series, and in this tutorial, you will learn how to draw the famous scary mask of the mysterious killer known as Ghostface. Practice your drawing skills and learn how to play with different shapes and strokes to give dimension to the mask and create shadows only where…

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How to Create a Howling Werewolf Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingHalloween is not only abut scary things—it’s also about fun! The 1981 movie classic An American Werewolf in London combined these two parts, horror and comedy, into a fantastic mix that’s still very amusing to watch. But that movie is also known for its realistic werewolf transformation scene, achieved with practical effects rather…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 October 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Avoid Issues By Saving Your Artwork Properly In InDesign For Printing “Adding bleeds from the start, BEFORE YOU EVEN START, is crucial.… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 October 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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Photoshop Actions that Emulate the Yashica EZ F521 Camera

Get the look of the Yashica EZ F512 camera in Photoshop. The Yashica EZ F521 has a nostalgic color characteristic similiar to film. These Photoshop actions will let you emulate the camera’s image quality, noise pattern, colors, tones and all of its in-camera filters. Every filter has been carefully color calibrated using a professional color…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 October 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 8 Keys To Creating An Emotional Connection Between Products And People “Fifty percent of every buying decision is driven by emotion. Which,… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 October 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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6 Tips for Creating Stunning Business Cards

Your business card can be an extension of yourself. Even though we all have phones and new means of connecting with people, the business card remains one of the most effective ways to connect with people. Make sure that yours properly represents your personality and what you do. The post 6 Tips for Creating Stunning…

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13 Fonts From the Dark Side

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 13 Fonts From the Dark Side appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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How to Create the Carpet Pattern From "The Shining" in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to continue with the Horror Movie Special, and learn how to create the trippy carpet pattern from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.We’re going to create it in Adobe Illustrator using some “old-school” techniques, which involve the careful handling of the Rectangle Tool combined with the power of the…

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How to Create a Freddy Krueger Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I will show you how to create an easy text effect inspired by Freddy Krueger from the horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street, using patterns and a layer style. The Freddy Krueger text effect is a part of Horror Photoshop Styles – Part 4 from my Halloween and Horror Collection.Horror Photoshop…

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Deke’s Techniques 559: Creating a Hovering Head in Photoshop

In this weeeeek’s creeepy Halloweeeen-flavored Deeeeke’s Techneeeeks, Deke cleanly severs a masked model’s head and leaves it floating above her not-very-bloody neck stump. The project was inspired by make-up tutorials like this one, but using Photoshop is far less messy. He begins with this unsuspecting yet oddly masked model from the Dreamstime image library: Read more » …

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