TipSquirrel Recommends : Introduction to Graphic Design

TipSquirrel was founded on surfing the net and bringing to it’s readers’ attention any cool, helpful or amazing things we found… We squirrelled for tips! I thought it was time to head back to those days from time to time and sure enough, along came this beauty. Full Disclosure The author of this LinkedIn Learning…

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Tip of the Week: Using the Ink Manager

How to use the Ink Manager in InDesign to prevent unwanted spot colors from showing up in exported PDFs. The post Tip of the Week: Using the Ink Manager appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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How to Create a Portrait With One Colour in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingWhen you’ve not created a new vector in a while, Adobe Illustrator can seem very scary. And if you’ve been creating vectors as long as I have, you don’t want your first vector in over a year to be a “run of the mill” one or predictable. You want to set yourself…

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How to Create a Lens Dust Photoshop Action Effect

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing lens dust effect. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.The effect shown above is the one I will show you how to create in…

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CMYK Process Printing for the Emerging T-Shirt Designer

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in March 2009 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.T-shirt design is the new hot topic on the web, and missing out on…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 February 2018

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. InDesign CC: Mastering Objects with Pariah Burke This on-going course from Pariah Burke will give you dozens of tips, tricks, and techniques… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 24 February 2018 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Draw Heart-Shaped Daisies in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and Warp Effects in Adobe Illustrator to create a beautiful pair of heart-shaped daisies!If you want to skip the tutorial and just use these flowers in your work, you can purchase the Two Daisies with Heart Shaped Middles from GraphicRiver!…

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New Course: 10 Essential Design Tips in Adobe Illustrator

Are you ready to learn some useful new skills and techniques in Adobe Illustrator? If so, check out our new course, 10 Essential Design Tips in Adobe Illustrator.What You’ll LearnIn this course, designer Daniel White will share ten essential design tips to help you bring your creative ideas to life in Adobe Illustrator. The ten…

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New Eyedropper Tool Options in InDesign CC 2018

When you double-click on the Eyedropper tool (keyboard shortcut: I) in InDesign CC 2018, you’ll see new Object Size and Position options under the heading Transform Options. These options were added to the Eyedropper tool in CC 2018 because the ability to “memorize” an object’s size and position was added to object styles in this…

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How to Create a Black History Month Collage in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

What You’ll Be CreatingWe have reached one of the most important months in history: Black History Month. Let’s create an amazing collage together to celebrate this month.In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create an intense, powerful collage for Black History Month featuring a beautiful woman, and how to retouch…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 22 February 2018

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. InDesign CC: Mastering Documents with Pariah Burke This on-going course from Pariah Burke will give you dozens of tips, tricks, and techniques… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 22 February 2018 on Pariah Burke…

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The wall planner script cometh!

In my last article “My Calendar Caffuffle“, I’d mentioned that I was working on a wall planner script for a Christmas release, but due to many factors I was unable to release this script and instead opted for a smaller script that – for many regulars to this site – didn’t really feel like much…

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How to Create Five On-Trend ASE Color Palettes in Adobe Software

What You’ll Be CreatingWith Vogue declaring 2018 to be ‘The Year of Optimism’, bold and beautiful colors are firmly back on the fashion world’s radar. Graphic design and illustration are following suit as well, with muted tones making way for cheerful, color-box brights that won’t fail to raise a smile.To up your color game for…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 February 2018

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. When a client hurts your feelings The nuSchool’s Lior Frenkel gives his best advice for dealing with not-so-nice clients. Entrepreneur Freelance InDesign… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 February 2018 on Pariah Burke…

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Redesigning a Magazine

An interview with designer Pam Sparks reveals the process used to redesign InDesign magazine. The post Redesigning a Magazine appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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How to Create a Battery Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to look behind the process of creating a battery icon using a couple of basic geometric shapes which we will adjust here and there. That being said, make sure you grab a fresh batch of coffee and let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Battery Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC…

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