Tip of the Week: Controlling the Position of a New Layer

This InDesign tip on controlling the position of a new layer was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on November 9, 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…

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Free Animated Rose Gold Instagram Template for Photoshop

Boost your Instagram account with this free animated Instagram template courtesy of SparkleStock. It’s a 30 second animation that loops seamlessly and can be edited with Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. These templates utilizes the maximum Instagram post size which is 1080x1350px (1.25x larger than a square image). Click to view slideshow. Download Details Free…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 11 November 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Best Practices for Designing Compelling Email Experiences 20 Email Subject Lines That Will Get Opened Every Time Standard photo print sizes –… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 11 November 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Choosing the Right PDF Preset

Choices, choices. InDesign’s Export Adobe PDF (Print) dialog box presents us with seven panels worth of options. This is where PDF presets come in. They group together all these choices into common workflows, and let us choose a preset which works best for what we’re currently doing. (Those who are more expert can create their…

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Starting Chapter Text at a Fixed Position on the Page

Here are two chapter opening pages. The title on the left is a single line and the other is three lines, yet the lead paragraph begins in the same place on both pages. An InDesign user asked me if there is a way to automate this so that, no matter how long the title, that lead…

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What Are Color Fonts?

Color fonts are poised to take over the graphic design world in 2018, but what exactly are they, and how can you use them?Here we’ll sift through the tech jargon and get to the simple truth of color fonts. This unashamedly in-your-face trend promises to put the fun back into typography. A must-know for web…

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InDesign New Features Guide Updated for CC 2018

While I haven’t had the chance to fully digest all the changes in the latest version (officially 13.0) of InDesign, I have taken time to peruse the latest “Wamser Guide.” If you’re not familiar, the New Features Guide by Adobe Certified Instructor James Wamser provides a right-to-the-point digest of the latest InDesign features. But not…

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How to Create a Cerberus Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingCerberus is a three-headed dog from Greek mythology, the guard of the gates of Underworld. While he’s usually pictured as a furious, blood-thirsty beast, I like to think of him as a good dog just doing his duty. Today I’ll show you how to create Cerberus using the techniques of photo manipulation…

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How to Create an Amethyst Geode Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingAn amethyst is a stunning violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s filters, brush settings, and a bunch of different layer styles to create a dazzling amethyst geode inspired text effect. Let’s get started! This text effect was inspired by the many…

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How to Create a Cute Cat Character in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps, you will learn how to create a cute cat character in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes of the head using basic shapes along with some Warp and Rounded Corners effects. Using a simple…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 10 November 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 3 Reasons Day Dreaming is Good for You and Your Work Are your mental meanderings a must-have feature of your cranial life… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 10 November 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Tram in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’re going to create a classic tram using simple shapes in Adobe Illustrator. If you’re looking for other tram vectors and graphics, pop on over to GraphicRiver for more.Let’s go!1. How to Create a New DocumentPress Control-N to make a New Document. Set the Units to Pixels, and enter 800 x 600 for the width and height of…

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Best Resources of 2017: Magazine Templates

Get the best resources of 2017! Check out this selection of premium magazine templates.17 Premium Magazine TemplatesYou have the content, but need a design. So let us help! We know launching your own magazine is no easy feat. Between the cover design and interior pages, things can get a bit overwhelming. Save time by downloading…

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How to Create an Ice Text Effect in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this short tutorial you’ll learn how to create an icy effect which you can apply to any text. Guaranteed to give your designs an instant wintry vibe, this is also a quick introduction to InDesign effects for beginners.If you want to add a unique touch to your text effect, you can…

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How to Create a Frozen Winter Adobe Photoshop Effect Action

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to turn your photos into frozen winter images inspired by white walkers from the Game of Thrones TV series. I will try to explain everything in so much detail that everyone can do it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.The effect…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 9 November 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 5 Stories Behind User Interface Design #UI #UX “As important as user interface design is to the industry, not every designer is… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 9 November 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Recosoft ships PDF2ID 2018

Press Release Recosoft ships PDF2ID 2018 – Convert PDF to InDesign CC 2018   Osaka, Japan, November 9, 2017 – Recosoft Corporation the creators of PDF conversion software and workflow automation plug-ins for Adobe® InDesign® has shipped PDF2ID 2018 the latest version of its PDF to InDesign plug-in for Adobe InDesign CC 2018.   PDF2ID 2018 adds…

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How to Create a Game Controller Vector Icon

If you like playing video games as much as I do, well today’s your lucky day since we’re going to take a look behind the process of creating our very own vector controller using nothing more than some basic geometric shapes and tools. That being said, grab a sip of that fresh brewed coffee and…

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