Create a Captivating Street Dance Competition Poster with Photoshop

Learn how to create a captivating street dance competition poster with Photoshop. You’ll start with some quick and dirty tricks about selection, playing with layer blend modes, changing object color the easy way, import and place some 3d render, adding lens flare (which is so fun to do!) and many more. Throughout the tutorial, (hopefully)…

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Smile! Learn How to Create a Camera Icon

In today’s tutorial we’re going to take a look at the process of creating a camera icon, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that we work with on a daily basis. So, assuming you already have Illustrator up and running, let’s get to it! Tutorial Details: Camera Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6…

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How to Create a Grunge Retro Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you how to use layer styles, noise and grunge textures, and adjustment layers to create a grungy halftone retro text effect. Let’s get started! This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on GraphicRiver. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of…

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How to Make a Beautiful Mesh Rose From Scratch in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and Gradient Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a beautiful red rose, and you’ll also learn how to recolor it!If you want to skip the tutorial and just use this rose in your work, you can purchase the Happy Valentines…

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Deke’s Techniques 595: Mastering Adobe Illustrator 88

In this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke takes a look at the history of Adobe Illustrator (which turns 30 this month) by playing around with Adobe Illustrator 88.This was a team effort, with the Deke’s beleaguered Lynda.com support staff (finding and) installing all the necessary software, then Deke digging out his Mac Paint…

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How to Create a Simple Magazine Template in Adobe InDesign

Ever wanted to create your own magazine or learn more about publishing design? In this tutorial I’ll show you how simple it is to create your own magazine template in Adobe InDesign, which you can use as a foundation for your own creative magazine designs. On the hunt for an instant template which you can quickly…

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Create a Japanese Cherry Blossom Scene

Hey everyone! Today we will be creating a nice Japanese style cherry blossom scene in Adobe Illustrator using the Blob brush, Eraser and the Ellipse tool. So let’s get started! Tutorial Details Program Adobe Illustrator CS4 + Difficulty Beginners / Intermediate Topics Covered Blob Brush, Eraser, Ellipse Tool Estimated Completion Time 1.5 – 2 hours…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 March 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Automating Consistency in Design Selling a Design System at Your Company Taking Pattern Libraries To The Next Level – Smashing Magazine Adaptive… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 March 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Rubber Stamp Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I will show you how to create a realistic rubber stamp effect in Photoshop. Turn any photo into a rubber stamp in just a few quick steps.The rubber stamp effect is a part of Rubber Stamp Photoshop Generator from my portfolio on Envato Market.Rubber Stamp Photoshop GeneratorTutorial AssetsThe following assets were used…

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Tip of the Week: Making Torn Paper Effects

This InDesign tip on making torn paper effects was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on March 16, 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 your email…

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A Pasteboard Primer

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 A Pasteboard Primer appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Using Spring-Loaded Tools to Maximize Your Efficiency

Since today’s the first day of spring (apologies to our friends in the Southern Hemisphere), I thought it was a good time to dust off an old “spring” tip about using spring-loaded tools to maximize your efficiency in InDesign. Spring-loaded tools have been around in InDesign since CS5, but I’d bet that most InDesign users…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 20 March 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. How to Create Dynamic Backgrounds in Adobe Illustrator How to Create Infographics in Adobe Illustrator Get these (and more) delivered in the… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 20 March 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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