How to Create a Mysterious Forest Scene With Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a mysterious forest scene featuring a fantasy deer. First, we'll build the base scene with several images of forests and trees. Later, we'll add the deer and decorate his head with branches and leaves. After that, we'll do some basic adjustments and paint...
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Where are the Page Up and Page Down Keys on my Laptop?

I haven’t had a desktop computer in years—just laptops! And I’m a Mac guy (proud, since 1984). But there’s a problem with Mac laptop keyboards that drives a lot of people crazy, and I want to explain how it works. Specifically, the Mac laptop keyboard seems to be missing a bunch of keys that I,...
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 22 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. CSS Grid – Table layout is back. Be there and be square. Uber was the most-expensed service, with 6% of all business… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 22 February 2017 on Pariah Burke...
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How to Create a Desktop Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I will show you how to create an amazing night desktop using basic shapes and tools in Adobe Illustrator. It's very easy and fun!If you're looking for inspiration to create your own vector scenes, why not pop over to GraphicRiver.1. How to Create a New Document and Set Up a...
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What Is Geometric Design? Design in 60 Seconds

What You'll Be CreatingWelcome to our Design in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a new design skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!Design in 60 Seconds: Geometric DesignGeometric design is a fun trend that focuses on the simplistic beauty of mixing certain shapes, lines, and curves together for creative results. You...
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How to Create Realistic Feet-Inspired Hiking Boots in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingDo you love hiking? Upgrade your footwear with a unique pair of foot-inspired boots! In this tutorial, we'll go over how to manipulate a regular pair of feet to create an overall hiking scene using basic photo manipulation techniques. Want to add that natural earthy look to all your photos? Browse the...
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How to Create a Simple & Cute Fox Logotype in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’ll go through a fun and easy process of working with simple shapes and warp effects to create this fancy fox logotype! We’ll be modifying and transforming objects, using various tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator, so you don’t need to draw anything by hand or use a graphic tablet. Ready to...
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Deke’s Techniques 588: Creating Twirl Art in Photoshop

In this week's free Deke's Techniques episode, Deke shows you how to create retro-yet-trendy twirl art using some retro and not-at-all trendy but still useful filters in Photoshop. Specifically, he takes this colorful candy photo from our friends at Dreamstime:  And twirls it into this, using Photoshop filters Radial Blur (sure), Twirl (naturally), and Mezzotint...
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. A pricing & sales technique that works even if you’re an introvert How to Color Correct Old, Faded Photos 5 Important Post… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 February 2017 on Pariah Burke...
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How to Create a Set of Divider Elements in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to try something new both to me and probably some of you, and learn how to create a set of stylized divider elements, using the Pen Tool in combination with some basic shapes which we will adjust here and there. So assuming you already have Illustrator running...
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Create a Hungry Bear Composite in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an emotional scene using photo-manipulation skills. You’ll learn how to play with color, blend using adjustment layers and brush, add texture, work with lighting effect and more. Tutorial Resources Model – TwilitesMuse Cave – chocolateir-stock Land – oddmountain River – Burtn Sky – Vividlight Mountains –...
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New Course: Designing Covers for Children’s Books

What You'll Be CreatingDo you want to know how to create a fantastic children's book cover?Our new course, Designing Covers for Children's Books, will teach you the essential skills and take you through a practical design project from start to finish. What's even better is that this short course consists of just seven bite-sized video lessons...
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InStep: Making Figure Legends

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 InStep: Making Figure Legends appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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Tip of the Week: Finding the Location of Missing Fonts in Your Layout

This InDesign tip on finding the location of missing fonts in your layout was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on February 16, 2017. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom...
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How to Create a Vector Portrait With Curly Hair in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in November 2012 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant. I've created several vector portrait tutorials in the past, but one request is made...
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How to Paint a Woman Portrait from Scratch

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to paint a woman portrait from scratch. You’ll learn some basic rules to form your painting, the tips to paint effectively, how to use brush and take care of the details. A graphic tablet is highly recommended for this tutorial. We’ll start this tutorial by learning something basic...
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InDesign GREP Essentials: Wildcards

This article is part of a series of posts on using GREP in InDesign for beginners GREP finds patterns based on generalities. That is, you don’t need to know exactly which numbers you’re looking for, just that you are, indeed, looking for numbers. Wildcards come into play when we need to write an expression that...
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