How to Create a Simple & Cute Fox Logotype in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’ll go through a fun and easy process of working with simple shapes and warp effects to create this fancy fox logotype! We’ll be modifying and transforming objects, using various tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator, so you don’t need to draw anything by hand or use a graphic tablet. Ready to…

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Deke’s Techniques 588: Creating Twirl Art in Photoshop

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke shows you how to create retro-yet-trendy twirl art using some retro and not-at-all trendy but still useful filters in Photoshop. Specifically, he takes this colorful candy photo from our friends at Dreamstime:  And twirls it into this, using Photoshop filters Radial Blur (sure), Twirl (naturally), and Mezzotint…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. A pricing & sales technique that works even if you’re an introvert How to Color Correct Old, Faded Photos 5 Important Post… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Set of Divider Elements in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to try something new both to me and probably some of you, and learn how to create a set of stylized divider elements, using the Pen Tool in combination with some basic shapes which we will adjust here and there. So assuming you already have Illustrator running…

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Create a Hungry Bear Composite in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an emotional scene using photo-manipulation skills. You’ll learn how to play with color, blend using adjustment layers and brush, add texture, work with lighting effect and more. Tutorial Resources Model – TwilitesMuse Cave – chocolateir-stock Land – oddmountain River – Burtn Sky – Vividlight Mountains –…

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New Course: Designing Covers for Children’s Books

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you want to know how to create a fantastic children’s book cover?Our new course, Designing Covers for Children’s Books, will teach you the essential skills and take you through a practical design project from start to finish. What’s even better is that this short course consists of just seven bite-sized video lessons…

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InStep: Making Figure Legends

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 InStep: Making Figure Legends appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Tip of the Week: Finding the Location of Missing Fonts in Your Layout

This InDesign tip on finding the location of missing fonts in your layout was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on February 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…

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How to Create a Vector Portrait With Curly Hair in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in November 2012 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant. I’ve created several vector portrait tutorials in the past, but one request is made…

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How to Paint a Woman Portrait from Scratch

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to paint a woman portrait from scratch. You’ll learn some basic rules to form your painting, the tips to paint effectively, how to use brush and take care of the details. A graphic tablet is highly recommended for this tutorial. We’ll start this tutorial by learning something basic…

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InDesign GREP Essentials: Wildcards

This article is part of a series of posts on using GREP in InDesign for beginners GREP finds patterns based on generalities. That is, you don’t need to know exactly which numbers you’re looking for, just that you are, indeed, looking for numbers. Wildcards come into play when we need to write an expression that…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 18 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. How and why to productize your freelance services Dropbox’s Paper app leaves beta to take on Google Docs CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 18 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Glossy, Puffy Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s layer styles to create a super quick and easy glossy, puffy 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 this tutorial: Sleepy…

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How to Create Stylized Hay Bale Typography in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in October 2013 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, its techniques and process are still relevant. As we push further into autumn (in some parts of the world) many designers…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 17 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 12 Facebook Groups To Join Before Quitting Your Day Job To Work For Yourself How to find high-paying clients from job boards… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 17 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Envato Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, February 2017 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 month’s…

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How to Create a Hollywood Sign Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s healing and stamp tools, along with its 3D tools and settings, to create a Hollywood sign inspired 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…

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