How to Create an Isometric Layered Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create an isometric layered text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to create a simple piece of text and how to adjust its attributes. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel, you will learn how to add multiple layers...
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InDesign Magazine Issue 113: Calendars

Issue 113 of InDesign Magazine include articles on calendar design, high-contrast fonts, paragraph borders and shading, and Andrews McMeel The post InDesign Magazine Issue 113: Calendars appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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How to Create an Education Infographic in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingThis infographic looks at how organisations worldwide are battling to improve education for girls. Due to a range of factors, currently more than 130 million girls across the globe do not attend school, a number that charities and governments are hoping to reduce in the near future. Here we’ll learn how to put...
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InDesign How-to Video: Make Curly Quotes

David Blatner shows an easy way to make sure your document’s quotes automatically appear as curly (aka typographer’s) quotes. The post InDesign How-to Video: Make Curly Quotes appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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Tip of the Week: Using More Quick Apply Features

Sign up for the InDesign tip of the week to get a new tip, roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! The post Tip of the Week: Using More Quick Apply Features appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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20 Minute Tut! Create Your Own Customized Chalkboard Text Vector

In this Chalkboard Text Vector tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a chalkboard vector effect with some gradients, a bristle brush, and some freebies from Vector Mill! This chalkboard text vector effect tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects. Use this effect for logo creation, back to school backgrounds,...
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Previewing Separations and Flattening

Claudia McCue shows how to use the Separations Preview and Transparency Flattener Preview in InDesign to find potential printing problems long before your job goes to press. The post Previewing Separations and Flattening appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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How to Create Stylish Magazine Pull Quotes

Pull quotes are a great technique for drawing attention to key items of text on a layout, and are often used in editorial design to make a feature of interesting soundbites. It’s quick and easy to create pull quotes in InDesign once you know a few tips. In this bitesize tutorial we’ll look at two...
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7 Life Hacks That Make College More Bearable

  Do you remember back in high school when you couldn’t wait to graduate? Always looking forward to that next stage in life, when you’d be going away to make it on your own. Only, no one ever told you that the fairy tale was not all rainbows and butterflies. Deadlines, classes, professors who don’t...
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How to Create a Music Poster Using Bitmap Mode in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to use Bitmap mode in Photoshop. We'll look at a couple of different patterns you can use on a photo to create a screen-printed effect.  What You Will Need You'll need access to Adobe Photoshop—if you don't have the software, you can download a trial...
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Can I get a (Microsoft) Word in edge-wise?

Further to my article in April 2017 the InDesign team have certainly received the message loud and clear, and have now implemented some long-awaited improvements to InDesign. To their credit, the InDesign team have also made their communication with their technical staff far more transparent with the “wishform” page, where InDesign feature requests and bug...
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What are cookie consents? Do they affect user experience?

In this article, our objective is to get an answer these two questions: What are cookie consents? Do they affect user experience?  To start with, we should know what a cookie is. Cookies, not those you eat with your milk, are messages that different web servers pass to your web browser. This happens when you...
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Create a NAS Icon in Just 30 Minutes Using Adobe Illustrator

Welcome back to another Illustrator tutorial from our retro hardware series! In this how-to, we’re going to learn to create a NAS Icon (or a Network-Attached Storage icon) using some simple geometric shapes and tools. So, get your software up and running let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details: How to Create a NAS Icon Program: Adobe...
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How to Create a Retro, Colorful, Halftone Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop's layer styles, filters, and actions, with a couple of adjustment layers and texture overlays, to create a bright, colourful, retro, halftone text effect. Let's get started! This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on GraphicRiver. Tutorial Assets The following...
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How to Create a Comic-Book Ink Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you how to create a cool-looking comic-book ink text effect using Photoshop's layer styles, filters, and automatically applied custom brushes. This text effect is based on Comic Book Ink Actions from Envato Market. The Action transforms any text or shape into comic-book-style type in high-resolution 300 DPI with possible...
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How to Create an Autumn Queen Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I'll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a fantasy scene featuring an autumn queen with a leaf dress and leaves flying around. First, we'll build the base scene using several sky and field images. After that, we'll retouch the model, adding horns and a cobweb. Later, we'll...
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