Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 2 July 2014

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media. Type Designer David Jonathan Ross Loves Contrast David Jonathan Ross designs typefaces at digital type studio The Font Bureau Inc, drawing letters of all… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 2 July 2014 on Pariah Burke…

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Lightroom and Photoshop – Round Trip Editing

If you’re new to Lightroom, the process of sending images to Photoshop for editing can be confusing. In this video, I review some of the ways of sharing files back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop, pointing out some key considerations and some traps you’ll want to avoid. The post Lightroom and Photoshop – Round…

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Design a Moroccan-Themed Poster in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingPosters are a classic, eye-catching and effective way of advertising an event. In this tutorial we’ll design the layout of a poster advertising a Henna Workshop, inspired by Moroccan art, dusty desert colors, and Arabic calligraphy. This style would apply equally well to a festival event, BBQ or music gig…

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Easier Editing with Tables in InDesign CC

One of the problems I always run into when working with Tables in InDesign is how time consuming it is to reorder Columns or Rows in a Table design. Even the best work-arounds to deal with this issue involved a lot of manual labor and time. In this tutorial, I will explore the basics of…

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Who Are the Artists Featured in Adobe CC 2014 Splash Screens?

Who are the real-world artists whose work is on display in Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 application splash screens? Where is more of their work? In this article I answer both of those questions for all 11 artists whose work is front and center in the 13 CC 2014 application splash screens. Keep reading Who Are…

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A Simple Photoshop Trick for Getting White Backgrounds

When you’re doing product photography, portrait photography, fashion shoots, or simply just taking photos of stuff around the house you want to sell online, you’ll often want to have a perfectly white background to draw the viewer’s attention onto the subject. The post A Simple Photoshop Trick for Getting White Backgrounds appeared first on Design…

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Illustrator CC (2014): Rectangle tool and Transform panel

On June 18, Adobe released #CCNext. One of the applications updated in this release is Adobe Illustrator. We’re up to version 18 now with the Illustrator CC (2014) release. Renewed Transform panel and live shapes The renewed Transform panel contains a Rectangle Properties section that is active when you have a rectangle or rounded rectangle shape selected in…

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When InCopySecrets was first launched (we have posts dating back to 2007), we employed a tool to help users to receive notifications when a new post was created on this blog. Although the tool has served us well for many years, it has become unwieldy to manage and we’ve lost the ability to easily add…

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Packaging in InDesign CC Just Got Better

When you finish a project in InDesign, you need to Package the file to collect all Links and Document Fonts along with a duplicate of your InDesign file to send to your printer. This gives the printer everything they may need to output and print your layouts correctly. But they may need more. In this…

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The Boat – Minimal Long Exposure Photo Manipulation with Photoshop CC/CS6

In this tutorial we will be creating a minimalist fine art photo manipulation using just two images and a couple of brushes in Photoshop CC / Photoshop 2014. The image will simulate a long exposure effect from within Photoshop. The steps should also apply to CS6/Elements without any problems. Required Resources Rowing Boat By Lozzy…

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How to Retouch a Model with Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to retouch a model portrait. We’ll wak through some basic retouching tools and learn how to use them effectively. Also we’ll use adjustment layers, brush, masking to get a beautiful and natural result. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time : 30 minutes…

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10 Surreal Photo Manipulation Tutorials

Being great at the art of photo manipulation requires massive amounts of creativity, patience, planning and skills. The post 10 Surreal Photo Manipulation Tutorials appeared first on Design Instruct…

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Adobe says “No” to XFA support in Adobe Reader Mobile

Due to their self-contained nature, page fidelity, and sophisticated forms technology, PDF forms seem ideally suited for mobile devices. Nevertheless, Adobe has stated categorically that Adobe Reader Mobile will not add support for XFA-based PDF forms. In this article, Planet PDF considers the implications of Adobe’s position for forms creators and users…

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The A to Z of Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a diverse software programme for creating beautiful designs for print and digital. Most designers will have a tried-and-trusted set of InDesign tools they consistently use in their daily workflow (guilty!), but aside from the ever-faithful features there are also some exciting tools and tips you may not know about…

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PhotoshopUser TV: Compositing Challenge and Wacom – Episode 382

Pete and Corey give tips on how to make more realistic composite effects. Wes Maggio stops by the studio to demonstrate the many advantages of using the pressure sensitive pen on your Wacom tablet to increase workflow. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Photoshop World Down and Dirty Tour Wacom Community Page This Week’s Sponsors: Wacom…

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