InDesign Magazine Issue 99: Automated Publishing

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 99 (July 2017) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: Coletta Perry surveys the tools, platforms, and strategies for automating your publishing workflows. Ilene Strizver shows how to build a better bullet. Bob Levine answers your trickiest InDesign questions. Erica Gamet brings another list of cool stuff…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 30 June 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 3 Ways to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Creativity (and Reap Its Benefits) Google’s CEO Doesn’t Use Bullet Points and Neither Should You How… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 30 June 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Best of the Design Web: June 2017

Welcome back to Best of the Design Web, where we feature some of the best design tutorials of this past month! Tackle new and exciting projects from across the web, and let us know your favorites in the comments!10 Amazing Tutorials From Across the Web How to Blend Digital Paintings Learn how to blend colors…

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How to Create a "BBQ Time" Concept Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create a summer barbecue illustration in flat design using the most basic shapes and tools of Adobe Illustrator.If you would like to skip the tutorial, you can just purchase the result as a part of my Summer Activity Concept Backgrounds package. Find more inspiration on GraphicRiver.1. How to Create a…

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Create a Surreal Game of Thrones Photo Manipulation

Learn how to create a photo manipulation based on the HBO series, “Game of Thrones”. This Photoshop tutorial will give you in-depth instructions on compositing, adding snow, and lighting/blending techniques. Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources Model – faestock Mountains – Burnt Sky – salsolastock Ball – rivendell-photostock Colors – needanewname (Read more…)…

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How to Create an Editable Animated RGB Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingAlong with the popularity of 80s style, the glitch effect has been widely popular in the last couple of years. It appears in stock photos, text effects, and of course in video. In this tutorial, we are going to simulate an animation of an RGB glitch effect using Adobe Photoshop. I suggest that you check over…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 June 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm 5 ways to hone your motion graphics skills The Lost Typefaces of W.A. Dwiggins Get more… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 June 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Deke’s Techniques 618: Healing with a Pattern in Photoshop

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke shows you how to put that repeating pattern background from last week into actual use—in the service of muting a busy backdrop that detracts from the image’s model. And this technique allows you to do the whole thing without a smidgeon of masking. He starts with this…

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How to Create a Quick & Easy Duotone Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingUse a texture image and a gradient map, with some adjustment layers and filters, to create a super quick and easy duotone text effect. 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 production of this…

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How to Create a Watercolor Mermaid Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’ll be creating a colorful character of a mermaid, imitating a watercolor painting technique in Adobe Illustrator. One of the most beautiful and touching characters from the fairytale The Little Mermaid will serve as an inspiration to us. Find more great Mermaid Design inspiration on GraphicRiver.Let’s start!1. How to…

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Add Navigation Hyperlinks to Your Pages with this Free Script

Not all interactive features work inside an interactive PDF. One of the most notable (and most painful) omissions is that buttons work in some PDF readers and not in others. Buttons are a critical part of many interactive PDF files — especially page navigations buttons, such as “next page” and “previous page” — so this…

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Create Stunning "Iron Man" Fan Art From Scratch in Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in July 2012 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, its techniques and process are still relevant. In this tutorial we will explain how to create stunning “Iron Man” fan art…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 June 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Designing Charts – Principles Every Designer Should Know The 10 commandments of Photoshop etiquette “Dear Sir or Madam”—When to Use It and… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 June 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Match Color Grading Between Photoshop, Premiere, and Others

If you’re like me, you frequently use your camera to shoot both photos and videos but it’s hard to match the color effect on both. Photoshop CS6 tried to solve this by introducing the Color Lookup adjustment but it was rarely used because it depended on LUTs created by others. New in Photoshop CC is…

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InDesign Template of the Month: Newsletter

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) Note: this is the second template posted this month, to compensate for a recent month when no template was posted. This time it’s a template for a newsletter.      The template comes with three different master page designs, and frames…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 June 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. This secret Photoshop eyedropper trick is blowing people’s minds 10 Things to Consider When Pricing Illustrations The Meaning of Life in a… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 June 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Chalkboard BBQ Poster in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingSummer is here, and with it come long, laid-back days flipping burgers on the BBQ. If you’re planning a big BBQ event over the coming months, you can promote it in style with this chalkboard poster. Aimed at beginners to print design, this tutorial will focus on building up textures to create that…

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New Photoshop Trick to Improve and Intensify Sunset Photos

Learn how to boost the colors of your sunset or sunrise photos with this Photoshop tutorial. You’ll learn how to use the Channel Mixer to boost the vibrancy with better results than the Vibrance or Saturation adjustments. This is an easy tutorial that’s suitable for beginners. The post New Photoshop Trick to Improve and Intensify…

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