New Course: Designing Game UI Assets in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingOne basic requirement of any video game is a user interface. The people who play your game need buttons to press and icons to click, and it’s important for them to look as amazing as the rest of your game.In our new course, Designing Game UI Assets in Adobe Illustrator, you’ll learn…

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Breaking Underlines for Descenders

If you’ve ever tried to design type with underlines, you may have run into a problem where the underlines overlap the descenders of some characters and make things hard to read. You could try using all uppercase or move the underline down further, but there’s a better solution: interrupt the underline with a stroke applied…

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How to Create a Set of Veil and Hijab Avatars in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingWhat is a “Hijab” and why is it worn? Hijab in the Arabic language actually means “covered”, or veil/headscarf, but is more commonly used in reference to Islamic women who wear the head covering as a witness of their faith, a sign of modesty, or an expression of their cultural identity. Also…

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Create a Fiery City War Scene in Photoshop

Learn how to create this amazing photo manipulation by Andrea García! This tutorial starts by compositing the city landscape using several stock photos then moves on to adding fire and flame. After that, you’ll learn how to add a gas mask to a model and finish up with a warm color effect and a few…

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How to Create a 3D Text Effect Action: Photoshop in 60 Seconds

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!Photoshop in 60 Seconds: 3D Text ActionThe 3D functions available in Adobe Photoshop open up a world of endless possibilities for creators. And you can apply amazing 3D text effects…

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How to Create a 3D Colorful Illuminated Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you a very easy and useful tip to create colorful illuminated letters using Photoshop’s 3D material settings. Let’s get started! This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on GraphicRiver. Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Primal font Building Interior by…

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Using Quick Apply for Menu Commands

Did you know that InDesign has exactly 714 menu commands? OK, I totally made that up. I have no idea how many menu commands it has. You could probably figure it out, but please don’t do that, life is too short. Instead, let’s just go with 714, or feel free to substitute any large number…

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Create This Epic Manipulation of Ancient Scandinavians in Photoshop

Create a beautiful photo manipulation ancient epic Scandinavians. In this tutorial, you learn to work with the transformation of objects, creating an atmosphere building landscape, learn to work with layer masks and adjustment layers, and more. What you’ll be creating Begin work creating the landscape and adapt it to the picture. Then, create a mountainside…

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Mastering Find/Change

In excerpts from Why Fonts Matter by Sarah Hyndman, this article explains the psychological effects of fonts on the reader, for the purpose of helping you use type more effectively. The post Mastering Find/Change appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 May 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Understanding the Backfire Effect that Causes Humans to Feel Threatened by Contrary Ideas Make an animated GIF in Photoshop Freelancing with depression… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 May 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Tip of the Week: The Fastest Way to Reset a Tint to 100%

This InDesign tip on the fastest way to reset a tint to 100% was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on May 18, 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…

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How to Create a Spring Meadow in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and the Gradient Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a spring background with a bright white fence!If you want to skip the tutorial and just use this background, you can purchase the Nature Meadow Landscape with a Bicycle from GraphicRiver…

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How to Create a Vintage Music Festival Flyer in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingSummer is here, and festival season is in full swing. If you’re promoting a festival event this year, you can give your publicity a vintage twist with this groovy flyer design. It’s simple to create and will make a fantastic summery statement. We’ll be putting together the flyer layout in Adobe InDesign, and…

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Advanced Photo Manipulation Techniques: Filters and Adjustments

This is last video in our seven-part video series on Advanced Photo Manipulation Techniques.Check out Part Six of this series to learn how to blend your model into the landscape before adding awesome lightning strikes using custom brushes.Find more incredible Design & Illustration Courses on Envato Tuts+.How to Add the Final Filters and AdjustmentsIn the…

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How to Create a Video Card Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to learn how to create our very own video card icon, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis. So, assuming you already have Illustrator up and running let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details: Video Card Icon Program:…

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What’s Next for PDF

A couple of months ago I started hearing rumors about a new version of PDF, often mysteriously referred to as PDF “next.” As it happened, the PDF Days Europe 2017 conference in Berlin on May 15 had an entire track dedicated to this topic. Could PDF.next be the easy-to-output-to, easy-to-distribute, low-cost digital publishing format that…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 20 May 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 9 Keys to getting paid fast as a freelancer Master Photoshop layers: 6 top tips Designing Design Culture 15 design terms you’re… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 20 May 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create the Urban Desaturated Look in Lightroom and Camera Raw

Learn how to create the popular desaturated urban look in Adobe Lightroom. This tutorial can also be followed in Adobe Photoshop with the Camera Raw filter (Filter > Camera Raw filter). In this video, you’ll learn how to desaturate all colors except red/orange/yellow, add clarity, create a lifted or crushed black look with the tone…

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