Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 4 July 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. To choose the right typeface, look at its x-height. 3 Leadership Qualities You Need When Facing a Big Challenge InDisbelief at InDesign… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 4 July 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Stunning Surreal Landscape

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn in easy and simple steps how to create a surreal environment. We’ll cover techniques such as blending elements together with non-destructive techniques, using blur to create distance between the objects, and much more. Preview of Final Results Tutorial Resources Note: A long time has past since this tutorial…

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How to Create a Bokeh Photoshop Action

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Bokeh EffectThat beautiful bokeh effect achieved by out-of-focus photography can now be applied to any photo! Recreate the look with a quick Photoshop Action for all…

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How to Create a Summer-Themed Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingSince summer is already upon us, I thought it would be nice to treat you to a little icon tutorial using some of the most common accessories that you would normally bring with you on vacation. As always, we’ll be creating each and every asset using basic geometric shapes and tools, so…

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Getting Started With XML in InDesign

Recently, I worked on a project where I had to bring XML data into InDesign. Prior to this, I had heard about XML but never worked with it, so this project was a big challenge to me. I learned a lot along the way and thought it would be helpful to others if I shared the…

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Quick Tip: How to Create Fun Spirographs and Fractals

Spirographs and fractals look complicated but are actually very easy to create – it only takes a bit of experimentation. These fractals then can be used as artwork itself or as elements in photo manipulations, backgrounds, and graphic design related works. Preview of Final Results Step 1 We’re going to start by creating a 2000×2000…

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Freebie: 24 Ultra Faded Light Leak Photoshop Actions

Make your professional photos look like it was taken with a cheap camera! These amazing Photoshop actions by SparkleStock will give your photos the increasingly popular faded film effect whether you like it or not. There are 12 ultra faded film effects + 12 light leaks and they’re all created using adjustment layers – this…

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Create Earthy 3D Typography in Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in September 2011 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 today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create an earthy 3D typographic piece…

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