18 Best New Photoshop Actions & Photo Effects for 2018

Short on time? Use Photoshop actions for impressive photo effects!18 New Photoshop Actions and Photo Effects Photoshop actions transform your photos with just one click! Save countless hours with fast photo effects for incredible results!Today we bring you an amazing collection of 18 Photoshop actions and photo effects from Envato Market and Envato Elements. This…

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Creating a Dynamic Autofit Effect for Image Grids With the Gap Tool

If you’re like many InDesign users, you might not use the Gap tool very much. But here’s one very fun, creative way to make use of it: creating dynamic Auto-fit effects for photo grids. You can make creative collages with interesting and unexpected looks very quickly this way. Placing your photos in a grid Load multiple…

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How to Create an Evil Photo Effect With an Adobe Photoshop Action

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing evil effect. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time. The effect shown above is the one I will show you how to create in this…

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Working With Endnotes in InDesign

This article appeared in Issue 105 of InDesign Magazine. The Good, Bad, and Ugly of InDesign’s new Endnotes feature When footnotes were added to InDesign, back in 2005 (version CS2), I wrote about them for issue #5 of InDesign Magazine. So here we are, twelve years and exactly 100 issues of the magazine later… and the other…

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How to Create a Magical Chest Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a dark and magical scene using a range of photo manipulation techniques in Adobe Photoshop. First, we’ll build the base scene using three stock images. After that, we’ll import the chest and blend it with the existing ground. Later, we’ll use several adjustment layers…

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How to Create an Alien Abduction Illustration

What You’ll Be CreatingAs a kid, I used to spend my nights watching The X-Files and wondering if there truly is something else in the universe, something that might change the way we think but most importantly help us see our place within it. Whether it’s little green men or grey ones, our imagination has always…

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Create a Mailbox Icon in 10 Simple Steps in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a simple mailbox icon in flat style, that can be used for your newsletter or website design. We’ll be modifying basic geometric shapes and using various handy functions of Adobe Illustrator. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Building, Shape Builder…

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How to Create an Editable Bar Chart in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps, you will learn how to create a fully editable chart in Adobe Illustrator and how to adjust its style. First, you will learn how to create the starting chart using the Column Graph Tool. Using the Direct Selection Tool and the Graphic Styles panel along with some basic colors…

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CafePress Coupon Code 2018 (20% OFF)

CafePress is one of the best online stores when it comes to extraordinary gifts and loads of customizable stuff like shirts, wall calendars, mugs, stickers, iPhone cases and everything under the sun. You can find endless designs that will certainly fit your personality and the person you’ll be sending off gifts from CafePress. Sometimes you…

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When Applying a Paragraph Style Has No Effect

Have you ever selected some text and then applied a paragraph style and nothing happens? Or some aspects of the text change, but the paragraph style was not fully applied? This is unfortunately a common problem in InDesign, but there’s usually a simple answer: character styles. If you click on a paragraph style and nothing…

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Envato Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, January 2018 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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InDesign Basics: Primary Text Frames

Have you ever had this master page problem when you are working on a long document with threaded text frames: You apply a different master to the text on a particular page—for example, to create a chapter opener in a book, and the text doesn’t adjust. Instead, it just puts one frame on top of…

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How to Draw Hermione Granger in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’ll go through the full process of drawing a piece of Hermione Granger fan art from scratch, coloring it in greyscale and then enlivening the illustration with bright colors. Hermione Granger is my favourite character from the Harry Potter series of novels. I’ve decided to draw her in a cartoon-stylized…

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Free Actions to Create Incredible “Dot Grids” from Photos

Creating dot grid artwork takes a lot of work. These actions by SparkleStock take all the work out and lets you turn any photo into an incredible dot grid artwork in just a few clicks! The free version lets you create graphics with medium and large dots. Upgrade to the Pro version to unlock small…

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New Course: How to Make a Professional Resume in 10 Minutes

Happy New Year! If finding a better job is on your agenda for 2018, you’ll want to check out our quick new course, How to Make a Professional Resume in 10 Minutes.This Coffee Break Course is for both non-designers and designers alike. Chamira Young will teach you to create a sleek, professional resume without having…

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How to Create a Rainbow Umbrella in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a vector concept background!If you want to skip the tutorial and just use this background, purchase the Rainbow Umbrella Amongst Grey vector from GraphicRiver!Rainbow Umbrella Amongst Grey1. How to Draw the Rainbow UmbrellaStep 1Let’s begin using…

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Page Exporter Utility Still Going Strong in 2018!

A number of people swear by the free Page Exporter Utility for exporting InDesign documents as individual PDF, JPEG, EPS, or Postscript pages (or outputting multiple PDF files as a batch process). The bad news is that it hasn’t always been easy to find a copy of it on the Web. The good news is…

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Typography Tips From the Pros

This article appeared in Issue 105 of InDesign Magazine. David Blatner asked eight type titans to disclose their dos and don’ts There’s an old joke: “When you have two typographers, you get three opinions.” But it’s true! Everyone who cares deeply about type—both fonts and how to set them on a page—is ready to pontificate on the…

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How to Create an Elderly Man Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingToday we will create an illustration of an elderly man. We’re going to do this by using some basic geometric shapes combined with the power of some simple tools in Adobe Illustrator.And to keep our love for grandparents, remember that grandparents’ day is in September, and this tutorial could result in a…

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