Adobe DPS named by InfoTrends as Leader in Enterprise Digital Publishing Platforms

We are excited to announce that analyst firm InfoTrends, in its latest “Digital Publication Platform Market Overview” report, ranked Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) as leading the pack of enterprise digital publishing platforms. We believe this recognizes Adobe’s unique ability to deliver the best digital publishing platform to enterprises today. The report notes that Adobe DPS…

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Manipulating a Heaven Door in Photoshop

In this tutorial, it will show you to manipulate a heaven door in Photoshop. You just need to prepare few images and merge them together. This is an intermediate level tutorial and some steps can be tricky. (View This Tutorial)…

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Tables to the Rescue: Centering a Bullet Character on a Paragraph

In most cases, bulleted lists have the bullet character beside the first line of the paragraph. This is how we’d normally set things up: But what if, as one person asked recently, you wanted to center the bullet on the whole paragraph, in such a way that no matter the length of the paragraph—one line,…

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Create an Emotional Abstract Photo Manipulation of a Rose

Learn how to make this abstract and very emotional composite in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn some technical things – as using adjustments for making masks, loading brushes etc. You’ll also learn some photo manipulation principles such as how the golden proportion works. What you’ll be creating You will be creating photomanipulation which is filled…

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Illustrator Special Effects #13: Leather Textured Diary

Create a realistic leather diary cover from scratch. You will learn interesting techniques on how to make a wrinkled leather texture on the cover using the Wrinkle Tool. Also, we’ll learn how to create a vector leather texture from a raster image, and apply it to the diary cover. Last but not least, we are…

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How to Create Custom Water Drop Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingWater drops are one of the most ubiquitous of naturally occurring elements. They are like tiny little liquid prisms that can capture light and reflections. The very fact that they are so common and so small does nothing to detract from the inherent majestic beauty of a single drop of water…

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Design a Crime Thriller Book Cover in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingWalk into any bookshop and you’ll notice that each genre of fiction has its own general ‘style’ for cover designs. Though each cover is different, elements on the cover create a sort of code that enables the reader to assess what the book will be…

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A Workflow with Tonality, Intensify & Snapheal

After my review of Tonality Pro by Macphun software the company kindly let me have a play with some of their other apps and in this tutorial I’ll give them a spin. The post A Workflow with Tonality, Intensify & Snapheal appeared first on TipSquirrel…

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Interview with Graphic Designer and Art Director Louise Mertens

Louise Mertens is a talented designer and digital artist from Belgium. This interview showcases her work that is full of subtle and abstract images. Be fascinated by her art as well as her personality, inspiration and design throughout this interview. I would like to start asking about when did you start having an interest for graphic design…

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Fotolia Joins the Adobe Family

What amazing news, Fotolia are joining the Adobe family! Regular readers will know we’ve been fans of the stock image site for some time, they’ve been great supporters of our humble site and we couldn’t be more pleased that the two are getting together. The press release says that the Fotolia library will be integrated…

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Bokeh Background – Friday Freebie

At this time of year there’s the potential for bokeh shots all over the place. With the right lens, twinkling Christmas lights can make great bokeh photos and that’s exactly what I used to create this Friday Freebie background / texture. Full download instructions are below but you can also Download the Bokeh Background Here Once…

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Create a Fiery and Rusty Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to style and texture a rusty text, then add some flames using the filter, along with some other smoke and sparks textures to create a vibrant flaming text effect. (View This Tutorial)…

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How to Create an Icon Set using Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, we are going to design a set of icons in Adobe Photoshop. An icon set needs to have the same background and theme. For learning purposes, we are going to design a sun icon, an ice flake icon, and an RSS icon. Let’s get started.1. Preparing the CanvasStep 1Start…

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Captivating Examples of Double Exposure Photography

Double exposure is a photographic effect that often produces ghost images. Sounds creepy? Alright, check out these amazing photographs below to see what double exposure is really capable of. Some of them are done in analog photography while some are done digitally. Now, your eyes will witness awesomeness! Olivia Chigas “In my process of creating double exposures,…

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Idea for a New and Improved Conditional Text Dialog Box

Ahhh, Conditional Text. It is one of my favorite (and sadly neglected) features of InDesign. Conditional Text is most commonly used for showing and hiding different currencies within catalogs. It allows you to just change bits of text, while keeping the overall layout the same. The result is that you can have one document with multiple…

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