A Recipe for Creating an Epic-Looking Shot

Above: Here’s the final image. Click on it so you can see it larger (it makes it much more epic). Now, you’ll notice I didn’t see “the” recipe — I said “a” recipe (because there are many), but this is one I use again and again, in lots of different situations, that’s surprisingly quick and easy to pull…

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OK, Are You Ready for a Really Cool Contest?

It’s called “Expose Yourself With Scott Kelby” (I didn’t name it. I would have named it “Get nudie-nude naked and naughty with DJ Scott-Scotty K and the fully clothed nudists” but they voted it down).Anyway, if you are picked as the winner, you win a Sony RX-100 Camera, so if you can get past the…

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BAM! Your Own 3D Vector Text In Under Two Hours

3D vector text can be a daunting undertaking when not using a program like Maya or SketchUp. Using a simple bevel and extrude effect, gradients, and offset paths you’ll find creating chrome, dimensional 3D vector text is an easy job. Tutorial Details: 3D Vector Text Effect Program: Adobe Illustrator CS-CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: 3D Text,…

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Happy Dog Illustration and Design Tutorial

A Local Cleveland Business Promotional Poster Design Today’s tutorial comes from Weapons of Mass Creation 2013 designer and fellow Clevelander Lucy Williams. Lucy is a freelance illustrator and a recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art. Follow her process as she designs a poster for local Cleveland favorite hangout, Happy Dog. Tools and Technologies You’ll Need Micron…

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Design a Textured Button in Photoshop

Advertise here with BSAToday I’ll be showing you how to design a neat little textured button in Photoshop. This is a basic level tutorial that will help you learn more about layer styles, texture and pattern overlays, and gradients. If you find this walkthrough useful and would like to see more like this please leave…

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The Simple Guide to Text Effects using Layer Styles

Advertise here with BSATypography plays a key part in many kinds of design. Some would even say it’s the most important element of web design, in order to correctly portray your message you have to invite the user to read what you have to say. So how do you make your type stand out? In today’s…

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Tutorial: Designing a Digipak Layout for Campfire Conspiracy

I’m going to show you how I designed the digipak for my band Campfire Conspiracy‘s debut album. If you’ve been following along I’ve written design tutorials about art I’ve created for the bands I’ve played in. You’ve probably seen the band logo tutorial I wrote a year ago about our occult-looking logo. I’m happy to say that we have…

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Guide to Creating Bokeh Textures

Advertise here with BSABokeh textures are some of the most beautiful and rare resources out there. If you’re in need of a good bokeh image, it can pay off to make your own rather than using a pre-made one. In this tutorial I’ll go over creating bokeh using both a digital camera or photoshop. Let’s…

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How to insert video into your website from Camtasia Studio

Hello and welcome to a yet another video on Dream weaver tutorial. This tutorial teaches you how to embed flash video into your website using Camtasia studio as well as adobe Dreamweaver. The video is really good and its really easy to understand. So don’t miss the video. Hey guys today I am gonna teach…

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Dreamweaver CS4 Tutorial – Code View

Hey guys, you have already learned the basics of Dreamweaver in few last videos. In this video, you will learn the HTML editing features of Dreamweaver. We will mainly work in the code as we are going to check what Dreamweaver has to provide is as for as coding and text editing. Hey, what’s up…

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How to make fixed backgrounds in Dreamweaver

Hello and welcome to yet another video on Dreamweaver, in this tutorial on Dreamweaver we will learn how to fixed backgrounds. The video is short and very easy to understand. It is really good for beginners. It ia all about making a background static Hey guys welcome to a new Dreamweaver tutorials in which I…

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QuarkXPress Overprint Weirdness

It was another one of those thoroughly snakebit jobs that go wrong at every step, but at its core is a mystery concerning how QuarkXPress treats an overprinting grayscale image in an exported PDF. “Regular” overprinting objects, such as text or boxes, display and print predictably. But grayscale images are handled differently, and this results…

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Dreamweaver Tutorial CS4/CS3 – Part 1 – basic Website

Hello and welcome, to this new video on Dreamweaver. This is Part 1 of the series on how to create a Website using Adobe Dreamweaver. This series is on free techniques on how to make a professional looking website. The video shows how to create from scratch a website using CSS Templates. The vido is…

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Thou Shalt Not Use Registration

Look in the Swatches panels of InDesign and Illustrator, and the Colors list in QuarkXPress, and you’ll see a mystery color named “Registration.” It’s intended for page information, registration marks, and trim marks. When we used to output film and strip it up on light tables, we used registration marks to ensure that all the…

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Dreamweaver CS5/CS4 Designing the First Web Page With Tables

Hello and welcome to the Dreamweaver tutorial. The tutorial is about designing web page with tables in Dreamweaver CS5/CS4. That is in this tutorial you will learn how to build your first web page using tables. The video is really great and very easy to understand, so don’t miss it. Hello everyone, in the last…

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