How to Create a Sunny Bee Illustration in 10 Easy Steps!

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a fancy thin-lined bee illustration. We’ll learn using simple geometric shapes, applying strokes and modifying our objects with the help of the Live Corners feature and the Direct Selection Tool. Then we’ll finish up by adding a simple sunny background with combs. Let’s start! Tutorial Details: Program: Adobe Illustrator...
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How to Create a Spooky Voodoo Doll in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingYou must be a lover of all things Halloween related if you are here, so let's have some fun and create a not-so-scary voodoo doll in Adobe Illustrator. We will start with the shape of the body and, after that, you'll learn how to create the burlap texture. With highlights and shading...
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How to Design a Children’s Book: Cover and Internal Pages

What You'll Be CreatingHello and welcome to my tutorial on how I went about making my first published children's book, Ruan The Little Red Squirrel by Rachel McGaw. This tutorial will cover the creation of the cover and a double-page spread using Adobe InDesign CS6 and Adobe Photoshop CS6. This will be more of a theory of creating...
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How to Create a Set of Spirit Day Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingGet ready for Spirit Day! Today's the day when millions of people go purple to show their support for LGBTQ youth against bullying. We’re proud to stand together with GLAAD and celebrate this day by wearing purple and creating this set of flat purple icons, representing strength, courage, love and support! Follow...
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InDesign Hidden Characters Font

In the past, we’ve written a lot about the amazing IndyFont by Marc Autret and Jongware, which allows you to create fonts directly in InDesign. It was also reviewed by Scott Citron in issue 55 of InDesign Magazine. In a related project, Marc created an OpenType font out of InDesign’s hidden characters. The font, called InDesign...
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 19 October 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Social Anxiety in the Age of Social Networks How to Fix Annoying Multi-Page Articles All Over the Web [FREE] Food Photography Photoshop… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 19 October 2016 on Pariah Burke...
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How to Create an Awareness Avatar Action in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingJoin us as we celebrate Spirit Day to advocate against teen bullying. In this tutorial, we'll create an avatar that you can place on your social media using Adjustment Layers, Layer Blend Modes, and resources from Envato Market. What Is Spirit Day?Every year, millions of people go purple to show their support of...
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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: What Are Layer Styles?

What You'll Be CreatingLayer styles are a classic Photoshop feature, but they don't have to be stale and lifeless. See how to use GraphicRiver items to breath life into Layer Styles.Photoshop in 60 Seconds: What Are Layer Styles?Layer styles are a Photoshop feature that are sometimes seen as tired and/or amateurish. It's true that the...
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Deke’s Techniques 557: Photoshop’s Top Secret Banana Tool

In this week's free Deke's Techniques episode, Deke forgets what time of year it is. Here it's October, the month that contains Deke's favorite graphically inspirational holiday, Halloween, and he's spending time with April Fool's style jokes and Easter Eggs. But, there are undoubtedly some of you out there as mature and serious as Deke,...
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InReview: ID Util

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 InReview: ID Util appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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Adding Life to a Flat Image – Episode 2

In today’s retouching video, I welcome you to episode 2 of “Adding Life to a Flat Image”, where I take a dull RAW image and take it to the next level in Photoshop to give it the “wow factor” it deserves. The post Adding Life to a Flat Image – Episode 2 appeared first on...
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 18 October 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 5 Things Your Business Should Outsource 3 Self-Limiting Beliefs I Had To Shake Before Becoming My Own Boss 5 Fascinating Font Infographics… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 18 October 2016 on Pariah Burke...
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How to Create a Trio of Succulents in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingBeautiful, easy, and low maintenance—it is no wonder that succulents have become a fad recently. Their beautiful aesthetics play an essential decorating element in interior designs and make for an awesome Instagram post. Do you know how to propagate succulents? It’s quite simple. Tear one leaf, dry it for a few days,...
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30+ Premium Adobe Photoshop Brushes and Tutorials

What You'll Be CreatingPhotoshop comes with a large and varied set of different brushes and brush tips, but one of the most useful features of the tool is the ability to use custom brushes. Custom brush tips allow for much more creative effects that simply are not possible with the default brushes. Using the custom...
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Best Of Halloween: All Things Spooky

    Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, there is something magical about that special spooky day, surrounded by mystery, horror, scare and trick-or-treat candies for kids and adults alike. The modern-day spirit of Halloween shines through in its tradition; everyone can dress up like a monster, superhero, or nearly anything else. It allows our...
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New White Papers: Choose the deployment path that works for you

Enterprise mobile apps have become critical to companies in every industry, for use cases spanning sales enablement, training, internal communications, brand engagement and more. But mobile app development can be complicated and expensive. Adobe Experience Manager Mobile helps you meet this challenge via a comprehensive solution featuring remarkable deployment flexibility, enabling you to use a variety of...
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