Designing Interactive PDFs in InDesign

Even with the rise of fixed-layout ebooks and Adobe Publish Online, interactive PDFs are still the most common format for distributing precision designed publications to desktops and laptops. With pixel-perfect designs, rich typography, and intricate page layouts, with the capacity… Keep reading Designing Interactive PDFs in InDesign on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting &…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 30 December 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Strategies For Effective Mobile Landing Pages World War Three, by Mistake – The New Yorker The designer’s struggle (feat. the “crying meme… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 30 December 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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This Month in InDesign Articles, December 2016

Some eagle-eyed readers will be quick to point out that we missed my monthly round-up of articles in November. Well, that just means a giant bonus crop this month! Erica Gamet explains InDesign’s “Smart Text Reflow,” one of InDesign’s lesser-understood (but important!) features. You can easily replace one character with another using this new CC “context” feature Why would…

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Getting Creative With Colored Gels

Coloured gels are one of the “must have” light modifiers in my studio. They don’t adjust the shape of the light but they modify it’s colour and with a bit of know how you can get some amazingly colourful effects. The gels I usually attach to my lights are always the heat resistant type, flashes…

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How to Create an Easy Ice Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you how to use layer styles, with simple shapes and textures, to create an easy ice text effect.  This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on GraphicRiver, like this 3D Ice Cool, Freeze and Snow Effects Styles pack. Let’s get started!Tutorial Assets The following…

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How to Create a Donut Font Style That Will Have Your Clients Drooling

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a food-inspired font style entirely from scratch by manipulating shapes with gradients, custom brushes, and various vector and raster effects within the appearance panel. Once you have the first letter, an entire alphabet of donut goodness awaits! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6-CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered:…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 December 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 10 Badass Women Graphic Designers Bossk: 2nd Most Feared Bounty Hunter in the Star Wars Galaxy. Ezra’s partner. Boba Fett’s bodyguard. He… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 December 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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Perfect Eyes Photoshop and Lightroom Plugin

  In this video I take an image into Perfect Eyes and then Perfectly Clear for a little retouching. Perfect Eyes if FREE until 1st January 2017, you can download it here. Huge thanks to Jemma Davis for providing an image for me to use in this video. Find more from Jemma on her Instagram…

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A Huge Compilation of 60 Free Illustrator Brushes

Adobe Illustrator has many powerful tools and unique features. And one among them is Illustrator’s Paintbrush Tool (B). The brushes can be applied to paths and strokes, they are great for creating stunning stroked designs in seconds. And, the best part about Illustrator’s brushes is that they are vectors and can be completely modified to…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 December 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. New and Innovative Photoshop Blending Modes 7+ Essential Snapchat Strategies the Retail Pros Use How to Create a Photoshop Document Template How… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 December 2016 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Set Column and Row Strokes in Table Styles

This is a super simple tip that every InDesign user who creates tables needs to know, but very few do. Here’s the problem: You want to set the weight and color for all the strokes between your columns and rows as quickly as possible, and preferably save them inside a table style so you can…

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How to Create a Typography Dispersion Action in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing typography dispersion effect. First we are going to create and define a few patterns and brushes. Then we are going to create a typography effect from our subject, and then disperse the letters in the direction we choose. After that we…

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Create a Mysterious Scene with Planets

Create this surreal scene of an obscure scene with planets in the background. In this detailed tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a surreal landscape, add a mysterious glowing light, and finish it with trees and a family in the foreground.   Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources Stars – greenaleydis-stock Cosmos Package – resurgere-stock…

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Tip of the Week: Create Flashing Holiday Lights

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: Create Flashing Holiday Lights appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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How to Create a Winter Rural Photo Manipulation Scene With Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a winter rural scene. First we’ll build the base scene using a sky image and two landscape images. After that we’ll add the trees, fence and wagon and blend them together using adjustment layers, masking, and brushes. Later we’ll paint the snow and mist, and…

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Design Tip of the Day: Creating your own Coloring Book in Photoshop

Creating your own coloring book using Photoshop > It’s time for the holidays! That means lots of relaxation time, including time spent curled up by the fire. If you’re like me, it’s hard to keep still when all you want to do is create all the time. This is where coloring books come in. They’re…

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