Threading and Unthreading Text Objects in Adobe Illustrator

InDesign isn’t the only Adobe application used for paragraphs of text. Illustrator, too, can handle lots of text. It can put all that text into an Area Type object, and, when the text is too much for a single area,… Keep reading Threading and Unthreading Text Objects in Adobe Illustrator on Pariah Burke Publishing &…

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How to Create a Set of 10 Folk Flowers in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but what about rainy September days? Usually in September we start to grow the seeds of our new skills. So let’s start with a tutorial devoted to creating a bunch of ten folk flower elements from Adobe Illustrator’s basic shapes and tools. Our…

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InType: Hometown Alphabet

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 InType: Hometown Alphabet appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Deke’s Techniques 635: Turning a Cube into a Hex Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke shows you how to turn last week’s complex orthogonal cube into a completely mind-churning repeating pattern. The reason this works is that although the "cube" looks like a cube, it’s technically a hexagonal two-dimensional representation of a cube. In other words, it’s a hexagon, and thus lends…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 12 September 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Your Text Tells a Story – But Your Font Evokes Emotion. What Does Your Font Say? – Peak Seven Advertising | Florida… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 12 September 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Make a Cute Bear Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a cute flat teddy bear using simple geometric shapes and various tools and functions, which will help us to modify these shapes, creating facial features. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Building, Stroke panel, Live Corners, Rotate Tool, reflect…

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Tip of the Week: Adding Keyboard Shortcuts for Alignment Commands

This InDesign tip on adding keyboard shortcuts for alignment commands was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 7, 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…

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How to Create a Celebration Candles Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create a celebration candles text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create a subtly patterned background. Using a free font and the Appearance panel along with some basic blending and grouping…

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Preparing Data Sources, Part 2: Structuring Data for InDesign

Special codes and symbols in data sources, even something as simple as a comma or quotation mark, need special handling to function in InDesign’s Data Merge. Problems with Data Merge almost always come down to something isn’t formatted properly in… Keep reading Preparing Data Sources, Part 2: Structuring Data for InDesign on Pariah Burke Publishing…

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Tips for Multilingual InDesign Projects

Because I work in multilingual publishing, I work with people and documents from around the world each day. Many times, what I see are unstructured documents and unorganized processes, leading to inefficiency. Often, a designer ends up copying and pasting text back and forth between the InDesign document and a Word or Excel file that is…

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Faded Circus 2017 Workshop – Wrap Up

Our big summer workshop is becoming something of an annual event. This years theme was “The Faded Circus” which we held at Square One Studio in Surrey on two dates in July and August. Steve, the studio owner, allowed us to take over both his studio areas and even gave us rare access to his…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 9 September 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. How to remove logos from a photo in Photoshop tutorial Font pairings: 20 perfect examples My skintones by Lily-Fu on DeviantArt Let’s… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 9 September 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create 10 Mini Pug Illustrations in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how to create ten adorable pugs in Adobe Illustrator. If ten is too much for you, feel free to only make one of the pugs. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be a professional illustrator to do this. With this tutorial, it will all be…

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10 Must-Have Product Mockup Templates

Highlight the best qualities of your business. Download a premium product mockup to boost sales, followers, and more. 10 Must-Have Product MockupsA product mockup displays your product with stylish, modern layouts. You can use them to boost your social media profiles or to elevate your personal portfolio. And there are just so many!Design for the…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 8 September 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 6 Digital Strategies, and Why Some Work Better than Others Man down: why do so many suffer depression in silence? | Society… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 8 September 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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10 Styles That Have Changed the Face of Icon Design

It’s been a while since I’ve done this sort of article, but today I’m back, and I really think you’re going to love this one. We’re going to put our creative juices on hold and spend some quality time together exploring the history and evolution of those little critters that we like to call “icons”.So,…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 7 September 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 22 Best Webinar Tools to Host Online Meetings Which Cloud Solution Is Most Secure for Your Documents? The Myth of Perfect Focus… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 7 September 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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