Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 September 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. InDesign CC: Publish Online Video Training by Pariah Burke Use InDesign Publish Online for publication distribution or to send proofs, sketches, and… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 September 2017 on Pariah Burke…

Read Now!

10 Basic Mistakes in Digital Painting and How to Fix Them

Digital painting is quite tricky. You get the proper software and that’s it, you can start painting. Every tool, even the most powerful one, is within your reach. All the colors are ready to be used, no mixing needed. If you’ve just converted to Photoshop from traditional painting, it’s not that hard; you only need to…

Read Now!

How to Draw a Spooky Halloween Background in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator to create a spooky vector Halloween background!If you want to skip the tutorial and just use this background with some other awesome elements, purchase the Scary Halloween Banners With Pumpkins and Moon from GraphicRiver!Scary…

Read Now!

How to Draw the Minions in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingToday’s tutorial is going to be an absolute blast since we’re going to take a look at the process of drawing and illustrating the Minions, some of the funniest characters that have ever made an appearance on the big screen.Oh, and don’t forget you can always expand the pack by heading over…

Read Now!

How to Create a Quick Soft Pastel Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you a super easy and quick way of creating a soft pastel text effect, using gradient colors and brushes. Let’s get started! This text effect was inspired by Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Cut To The Feeling” single cover art, and the many Layer Styles available on GraphicRiver. Tutorial Assets The…

Read Now!

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingLearn how to take advantage of Photoshop’s Smart Objects to mock up your logo with photorealistic results. Thanks to the use of multiple layer styles, we’ll carve your logo into wood!If you’re looking to get a logo mockup, head on over to Envato Elements or GraphicRiver where you can find many to…

Read Now!

Type Sizing Tricks in Adobe Illustrator

Learn tricks for sizing type without compromising quality, unnecessary mental acrobatics, or losing your train of thought. In this tutorial you will learn incredibly handy, master-level type sizing tricks including: Resizing Type with the Black Arrow Using Decimal Values Entering… Keep reading Type Sizing Tricks in Adobe Illustrator on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

Read Now!

Mac Users Should Not Upgrade to High Sierra Yet

Important news: macOS 10.13, aka High Sierra is out, but InDesign users should hold off on upgrading because there is a significant bug that will cause problems with the cursor in InDesign and Illustrator. Adobe has published a list of Known Issues with Illustrator and High Sierra, but not one for InDesign yet. You can see…

Read Now!

InDesigner: RAND Review

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 InDesigner: RAND Review appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

Read Now!

Envato Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, September 2017 Edition

Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by you, the Envato Tuts+ community! Every day, visitors like you take the time not only to read our tutorials but also to try them out. This is an assortment of those comment submissions found throughout the Design & Illustration section. Check out this set of…

Read Now!

Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 September 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Your coffee habit could lower your risk of death The Fascinating History and Evolution of Graphic Design [Infographic] 10 Essential Tips and… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 26 September 2017 on Pariah Burke…

Read Now!

How to Turn Day Into Night in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIt’s not so easy to find a perfect photo for a photo manipulation we have in mind. Sometimes, for example, we want to create a night scene, but the available photos are either too dark or already heavily edited. What do to in such a case? Well, you can always turn a day…

Read Now!

Tip of the Week: Using Frame Fitting Options for Templates

This InDesign tip on using frame fitting options for templates was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on September 21, 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 your…

Read Now!

Dazzling Dance Photo Manipulation

In this detailed and lengthy Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to combine photos and add special effects to turn a normal photograph into a stunning artwork. You will also learn several tricks to reduce your Photoshop document file size and number of layers and layer styles. Preview of Final Results Stock Photos Here are…

Read Now!

Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 September 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Jamming with the Boston Typewriter Orchestra 10 Building Blocks of Visual Hierarchy | Visual.ly 50+ All Time Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 25 September 2017 on Pariah Burke…

Read Now!

How to Create a Leather Stamp Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a leather stamp logo mockup with Adobe Photoshop using the techniques of layer styles and smart objects.If you’re looking to skip this process, you can purchase a logo mockup over on Envato Elements or GraphicRiver.Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during the production of…

Read Now!