How to Create a Brain Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIt’s almost Halloween! In this tutorial I will show you how to create a brain text effect in Adobe Photoshop. This effect is a part of my Halloween Text Effects on GraphicRiver.Tutorial AssetsThe following assets will be used during this tutorial:Rounds Black fontBrain patternBefore you start, download and install these assets. It will help…

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How to Create and Edit Gradients in Adobe Illustrator

If you need a simple beginner’s introduction to working with gradients, watch this quick video from my course on Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator. I’ll show you how to create different types of gradients and change various options such as the colours, position, and opacity. By the end, you’ll be clear about how to create…

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How to Create a Set of Halloween Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’ll go through a fun and simple process to create a set of flat Halloween icons, using simple geometric shapes, the Shape Builder Tool, and various Warp effects to modify and transform the elements.If you want to check out the source file and see how the icons are made,…

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Building Multi-Page Variable Text Publications in InDesign

You can merge data into multi-page documents as easily as any other kind of document. To do that without spending hours or days manually inserting the same merge placeholders, you need the secret technique in this clip. Excerpted from Pariah… Keep reading Building Multi-Page Variable Text Publications in InDesign on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design…

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Tip of the Week: Reset Tracking and Kerning

This InDesign tip on how to reset tracking and kerning was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 26, 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 email…

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How to install scripts in InDesign

We all love the power of using scripts, but before you can use them, you have to install scripts in InDesign. Here’s how. Download the script onto your computer and if necessary, unzip it. You should end up with a plain text file with a special filename extension: Javascript files can be run on Mac…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 October 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 5 Best Printed Marketing Methods For Freelancers “If you don’t know how to market yourself effectively, you’re going to have a tough… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 October 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 October 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 6 Career Tips from a Creative Manager “Embarking upon your design career can be fairly daunting. So how should you go about… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 October 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Crash Fixes Installer Released for CC 2018 (October Release)

Have you recently installed InDesign CC 2018 (a.k.a. InDesign 13.0) and are now experiencing application crashes? In an unusually speedy response to recent crash reports, Adobe InDesign engineers have posted a document detailing a bug fix for several crashing issues with InDesign CC 2018 (October Release). The page includes instructions to install fixes if Mac and Windows users are…

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How to Split Up a Single Page Into a Multipage Spread

So you’ve laid out an InDesign document on a single page, and now you want to split it into individual pages… Possible? Sure! Let’s take an example of a trifold that was created on a single page, and now you want it on three pages: In the image above, the “1” in each text frame…

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How to Create a Flame Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingPyrophobia is an inordinate fear of or hatred of fire. This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s Flame filter, along with some flame, smoke, and spark image textures as well as blending options, filters, and adjustment settings, to create a blazing, fiery text effect. Let’s get started! This text effect…

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How to Draw a Cute Bat Character in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingChiroptophobia is the fear of bats. Those who have this phobia experience intense fear and panic at the thought or sight of bats, and often they go to extreme lengths to avoid them. In many cases, the fear of bats comes from misconceptions of bats. Bats are seen as ugly creatures with…

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InFocus Autumn 2017

Erica Gamet delivers a fresh set of goodies for InDesign users. The post InFocus Autumn 2017 appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Deke’s Techniques 646: The Best Way to Mask an Image in Illustrator

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke shows you the best way to mask an image in Illustrator. Oh, sure, he did a couple of old school clipping path imports last week. But this week it’s better! Because even Deke can learn. So we once again start with our model from Dreamstime.com who has…

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Data Merge to Unique Names script updated for ID CC 2018

Just a quick note that if you are a user of the Data Merge to Unique Names script, please note that the script has been updated for InDesign CC 2018. If you have not downloaded the latest version, please do so from the downloads page. The update fixes a bug that would prevent merging to…

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