How to Make a Report Icon in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingLove icon design? If so, then this is the project for you. Follow this tutorial and learn the process of creating a report icon in a minimal style and in three different versions.A minimal icon is characterized by: Simplicity: minimum of shapes and elementsClarity: icons should be understandable in a single glanceScaling: icons...
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How to Create a Map Icon

Welcome back to another Illustrator tutorial, in which we’re going to learn how to create a little map icon using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis. Tutorial Details: Map Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2018 Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Design Theory,...
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How to Add a Glowing Photo Effect to a Portrait in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingWith Photoshop actions, you can create your own Photoshop filters to use with a single click on any image. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a Photoshop portrait action to add a glowing effect to a photo. This photo effect can be later applied to other photos as well!...
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Learn Adobe InDesign From Scratch in Our New Course

If you want to learn how to use Adobe InDesign but don't know where to start, try our comprehensive new course, From the Top: Adobe InDesign for Beginners. It's perfect for beginners and will teach you everything you need to get started using InDesign. What You’ll LearnThis course is for beginners. You don’t need any previous knowledge...
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100 Free Photoshop Actions (And How to Make Your Own)

Actions capture all of the steps needed to transform a file and let you apply them with just one click. And with a single click, you can take the creative effect and workflow steps from another artist and add them to your own picture, creating everything from improved portraits to radically altered double-images. Photoshop actions...
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How to Make a Retro Comic Book Portrait Effect Action in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingPhotoshop actions can work like advanced filters, giving you nice effects with a single click. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a cartoon effect action in Photoshop, so that you can add cool photo effects to your portraits. After this short lesson, you'll be able to create your own...
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How to Make a Purchase Icon in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingLove icon design? If so, follow this tutorial and learn how to make a minimal purchase icon in three different versions. We will use only basic shapes, and with the help of the Align options and the Pathfinder options, we will build these icons step by step. By the end of this...
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InDesign How-to Video: How to Use Primary Text Frames

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Erica Gamet demos how to use InDesign’s Primary Text Frame feature, to make changing master page layouts an easy task. This tutorial is an excerpt from Erica’s “Become an InDesign Superhero” session at CreativePro Week 2018. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then join...
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InDesign Template of the Month: Book

Time for another exclusive template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month’s template is for a 6″ × 9″ book. The download package includes the template (in INDD and IDML formats). All text and objects are formatted with styles that you can easily adapt to get the look you want, and...
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InReview: MasterPlan

This article appeared in Issue 120 of InDesign Magazine. Keith Gilbert reviews a solution that offers publishers large and small a way to securely share digital page previews—or entire publications—for online viewing. Book and periodical publishers today face a huge challenge when it comes to publishing their content digitally: there isn’t a single output method or distribution...
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Tip of the Week: Halting Hyphenation Without Forced Line Breaks

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on April 18, 2019. 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 address, and click Go! We’ll...
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How to Fix the Fill on Items with Wavy Strokes

In my recent post on the fix for the GREP bug in CC 2019, I needed an image to spice things up. Not that news about an InDesign GREP bug fix isn’t riveting to a certain group of geeks (myself included), but y’know, to keep the attention of the layman for a few seconds. So I grabbed...
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How to Make an InDesign Flyer Template

What You'll Be CreatingLet's care for our environment by celebrating Earth Day on 22 April. In this annual event, we raise awareness about the growing environmental problems of our planet. This year's Earth Day campaign is focused on protecting endangered and threatened species. If you're organizing an Earth Day event, this informational flyer is a great...
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Envato Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, April 2019 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...
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 17 April 2019

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. The Client’s Guide to Publishing Infographics When it comes to infographics, the discussion usually revolves around......
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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 17 April 2019

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. The Client’s Guide to Publishing Infographics When it comes to infographics, the discussion usually revolves around......
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How to Create an Ancient-Egypt-Inspired Cat Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingI wonder what a normal day in Ancient Egypt looks like?Many fun ideas start with just a simple question. And in today's tutorial, we'll create a detailed photo manipulation inspired by the world of Ancient Egypt.Let's learn how to create this amazing world from scratch using incredible stock images and Photoshop tools.Get...
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