How to Create Flat Design Headphones in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingI love headphones, and this tutorial is inspired by the Audiotechnica M50X. As you’ll see, we’ll be creating this with basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator. So if you’re a lover of headphones and good music, this tutorial is for you!Get inspiration from the many flat design vector illustrations over on GraphicRiver.Let’s start!1. How…

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Double Exposure Kit for Photoshop

Create beautiful double exposures with these free Photoshop actions, gradients and textures. This kit makes it super easy to create double exposures in a variety of styles. If you want to learn how to do this from scratch all by yourself, I do have a tutorial for it. But if you just want something to…

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Valentine’s Day Sweets! Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Rather than getting your loved one the same old cheap gifts you get every year, why not create a chocolate covered strawberry vector for them? You can easily apply this chocolate covered strawberry vector to your own valentine, t-shirt, or anything else you can think of. Moreover, you can apply this tutorial to…

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InDesign GREP Essentials: Quantity

This article is part of a series of posts on using GREP in InDesign for beginners. When writing GREP queries, you may need to indicate exactly how many times a certain character, punctuation, or operation occurs. This helps you tailor an expression to fit a specific pattern while excluding anything that doesn’t fit. When working with quantities…

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How to Create a Rainbow Effect in Photoshop (Freebie Included)

How to Create a Rainbow Effect in Photoshop Hello Everybody! It’s 2017 and this year, I don’t know about you, but I’m resolving to settle into my skin more than ever. This means saying “yes” to life more often, saying “no” when I’m really not feeling it and letting my true self come forward, even when…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 2 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. What Really Makes a Great Place to Work How to Make More Precise Selections with Photoshop’s Select and Mask Ridiculously easy way… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 2 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Super Easy Liquid Metal Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you a very quick and easy way of creating a liquid metal text effect, using a couple of textures, patterns, and layer styles. Let’s get started! This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on GraphicRiver. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the…

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Designing in Duotone in InDesign

You will learn to design in monotone, duotone, tritone, & quadtone to create stunning, stylish designs in InDesign for aesthetics and cost savings. Keep reading Designing in Duotone in InDesign on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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Designing in Duotone in Photoshop

Monotone—one color, either black or a color standing in for black—and duotone—two colors sharing what would have been black or one replacing black and one replacing white—never go out of style. They aren’t for every photo, every design, but monotone… Keep reading Designing in Duotone in Photoshop on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting &…

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How Resolution Affects Image Proxy Quality

When working with images into your InDesign layouts, did you ever notice how some image previews (aka the proxy) on the page can appear low-res while others look high-res, even though you’re using the same display settings? For example, look at these three images. They all have the exact same pixel dimensions in Photoshop (1133…

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How to Create a Quirky Line Art Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingI know so many illustrators who practise their craft on their own face. Whilst I’ve tried in the past to vector myself, I can’t stand to stare at my own face for a couple of hours. I started with my own face, vectoring it from a selfie I took at an “extreme”…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 1 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 5 Strategies for Completing a Novel First Draft S.K. Lamont completed four first draft novels in 2015. In this post, she shares… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 1 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Create an Epic Pirate Sea Battle in Photoshop

Get ready to create an epic battle between a sea creature and a courageous pirate girl. I will share you various tips  and techniques that will hopefully improve your current workflow. In this tutorial I will make extensive use of layers, masks, Smart Objects and other basic Photoshop tools so if you’re not familiar with…

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InDesign Magazine Issue 94: Special Characters

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 94 (February, 2016) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: Nigel French weighs in on how to locate those hidden gems on the Glyphs panel and when to use them. David Blatner dives deep into the details of how fonts work in InDesign with tips to help…

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How to Create a Dragon Landscape Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I’ll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a mountainous landscape with flying dragons. First we’ll build the misty background using three stock images. After that we’ll import the rocks and clone over them using the rock texture. Later we’ll add the towers and dragons and blend them…

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Tips for driving a competitive mobile app strategy

Enterprise mobile apps enable employees to be more efficient and productive, helping to give their companies an edge over their competitors. But many companies are looking for exactly the best way to implement their mobile app strategies. In an article on Marketing Land, Bridget Roman, Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Experience Manager Mobile, offers some…

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Tip of the Week: Know Your Options (and Alts)

This InDesign tip on knowing your options and alts in InDesign was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on January 26, 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 of this page, enter…

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