Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 8 March 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Getting started with variable fonts How to write a case study that wins you clients How to be the designer every agency… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 8 March 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Paint a Portrait of Historic Creative Women in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis year, International Women’s Day falls on 8 March. And each year, the world unites in appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political, and social contributions.To celebrate the amazing advances women have made throughout history, today I’ll be showing you how to paint a portrait of three of my favorite…

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How to Create Diverse Women Avatars in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingLet’s celebrate International Women’s Day by making a dedication! Follow this tutorial and let’s learn together how to design fancy women avatars. I’ll show you how to use and transform simple geometric shapes in order to create a variety of portraits, making them as diverse as possible! We’ll be using various warp effects,…

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Deke’s Techniques 592: Capturing a Screen that Can’t Be Captured

In this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke shows you how to create a screen that can’t be captured using conventional screenshot methods. Like you, I too, would be asking, "Why?" right about now if I hadn’t spent years working on Deke’s print books. During that arduous but rewarding process, we were required, by…

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InReview: GreenLight

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: GreenLight appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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How to Paint a Bold, Glowing, Colorful Portrait in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingHow do I master color? It’s a question all artists ask themselves throughout their careers. And knowing how to challenge yourself is the first step to your answer. So in this tutorial, we’ll be exploring a unique technique of using rich, vibrant colors to paint a portrait in Adobe Photoshop.Love digital painting?…

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How to Create a Cafe Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingEverybody has their own way of relaxing and enjoying their life. One of my favorite times of the day is taking a sip of morning coffee—this is pretty much the only time when I can sit back and read some books because once that time’s over, I’m in my Wonder Woman gear…

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Tip of the Week: Use a Fake Word Space for a Nested Style

This InDesign tip on using a fake word space for a nested style was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on March 2, 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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Create a Mountain Fortress Using Matte Painting Techniques in Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in September 2013 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop and some of the source files are no longer available, its techniques and process are still relevant. In the motion picture…

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Organizing Linked Files into the Proper Folders

There’s plenty of diversity among InDesigner users. We come in all colors, ages, shapes, and sizes. But until Adobe launches Creative Cloud for Pets, we all have one thing in common: we’re all human. We all make mistakes and cut corners at times. We all can be lazy or careless. We all “cheat” to make…

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How to Create a Folded Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create a folded text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to create a simple background and how to add some text. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel, you will learn how to work with several fills and effects,…

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Creating a 3D Ground Plane to Match an Image in Photoshop

When you’re adding a 3D element to an image its often difficult to line up the ground in the image to the ground plane for the 3D image. In this post I’ll outline how to make sure they line up perfectly, every time. In this example I’ll add some 3D text to a shelf; Creating…

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How to Create a Colorful and Shiny Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I will show you how to create a colorful and shiny text effect in Adobe Photoshop using two layer styles. If you’d like to skip this tutorial but still wish to buy the text effect, you can head over to GraphicRiver and buy 7 Shiny Photoshop Styles 2. The complete pack…

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Create This Abstract Medical Image of DNA with Photoshop

Today I will show you how to create an amazing piece of life under a microscope 🙂 and using only three resource! In this tutorial I’ll show how to transform 3D in a realistic DNA and create a whole picture of it. We pay attention to blending modes and work with a variety of tools…

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How to Create an Easy Neon Text Effect With Layer Styles in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I will show you how to create a nice acid text effect, using layer styles.This effect is a part of my text style pack on GraphicRiver.IntroductionThe following assets will be used during this tutorial:Intro fontBefore you start creating own text mock-up, download and install the font. It will help…

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InDesign Template Essentials: GREP Styles

Another month, another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This time*, we have a nifty collection of GREP styles to save you time and effort in formatting text! The template starts out with a brief introduction to the basics of using GREP in InDesign, and an explanation of how to…

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How to Avoid the Red Eye Effects

There was nothing more frustrating back in the day than having your disposable camera’s photos developed just to find that your subjects had red eyes. It’s the flash that does it – here’s how to undo …

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