The Classics: Gingham Pattern Vector

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create your own gingham pattern vector in Adobe Illustrator, and you’ll get some tips for using it. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid for your gingham pattern vector. Using this gingham pattern, a single rectangle and taking full advantage of the Appearance…

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Deke’s Techniques 352: Extracting a Masterpiece from Its Frame

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques video, Deke shows you how to create your very own copy of a classic masterpiece, because well, photographs of art which is in the public domain belongs to everyone. Or no one. Something like that. Deke’s done the research for you on the legal issues; meaning he found this…

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Create a realistic star field with space dust in photoshop (With Action)

Star fields are a great way of adding an interesting element to your photo manipulations or digital paintings and they are surprisingly easy to create from scratch in Photoshop. Although most of the steps are repetitive and can be easily added into a Photoshop action (see below for download), I’ll go through each of them here…

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Turning a Chicken into a Beautiful Phoenix

This tutorial is going to teach you how to apply multiple layer duplication, transforming and warping of objects. It’s basically re-using whatever we have in order to create a solid looking phoenix coupled with flame and light ray effects. (View This Tutorial)…

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New Research Indicates that Mobile is the Future of Sales Enablement

Historically, sales success was driven by a sales rep’s ability to manage the customer conversation from first engagement to final deal. That’s all changing. Now, through technology, customers are more in control. They have access to information about products, pricing options and the competitive landscape at their fingertips, long before they meet with a sales rep…

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Tip of the Week: Color Shortcuts

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on September 18, 2014. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new InDesign Tip of the Week and Keyboard Shortcut of the Week, along with roundups of new articles at InDesignSecrets and CreativePro, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll all the…

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Designing A Rocket Icon In Adobe Fireworks

Many people know that Fireworks is a great tool for web design1, prototyping2 and UI design3. But what about icon design? Icon design is a very specific skill that overlaps illustration, screen design and, of course, visual design. An icon designer needs to understand lighting, proportions and, most importantly, the context of the icon itself…

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Create a Black Magic Scene in Photoshop

In this tutorial, it will show you the steps to manipulate a man portrait into black magic in Photoshop. We will use some bare metal texture and fire stock images, plus a number of image adjustment techniques to form this effect. (View This Tutorial)…

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Create a Fantasy Fish Scene above the Sky

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy fish scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to combine different stock images into a cohesive scene using blending, adjusting colors, masking and brush. You’ll learn also how to focus on the details, work with lighting, manage your layers and…

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Create an Isometric Pixel Art House in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingYou’ve made an isometric pixel art character, but where could that character live? It’s time to make a home for it!Much like with Lego sets, buildings are almost the whole point of isometric pixel art. Creating them might take some time, but should be enjoyable!If you haven’t gone through the Isometric Pixel…

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create A Jeans Text Effect

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a jeans text effect using theAdobe Illustrator. For beginners, you will learn how to create the main shapes of the jeans using the Pen and the Add Anchor Point tools. Next, you will learn how to add details on the main jeans shape using the…

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Designing a Web App UI Kit‏ in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingStyle guide driven development offers a hugely flexible approach to modern web design. In this tutorial I’ll walk you through designing a UI (user interface) kit, whilst also explaining the decision-making that will keep our UI kit consistent and reusable.Tutorial AssetsIn order to follow along you will need the following (freely available)…

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The Apple Watch Effect

Unless you were trapped under a rock (or a pile of Android tablets) recently, you undoubtedly have heard about Apple’s new iWatch, er, Apple Watch. The glossy wearable gadget got more press attention than a Kardashian running for President. And whether you think the Apple Watch is a game-changing gizmo or a crazy contrivance, you had to have some…

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Content Aware Fill in Photoshop Mix

It’s not that long ago that such technology was wowing us with this feature in Photoshop and users were wondering if their desktop computer could handle the calculations needed, and here we are carrying it around in our hands! In this video I import an image of my grandson Harvey, taken with a DSLR, and…

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The Role of Microsoft Word in an InCopy Workflow

Whenever I explain the concept of InCopy to new users, I’m often asked if InCopy replaces Microsoft Word in an InCopy Workflow. Truth be told, I often hear people describe InCopy as a replacement for Word. InCopy can in fact be a replacement for Word in some workflows but it can also be used as…

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Manipulating a Beautiful Paradise Scene

Here will show you how to create a beautiful beautiful paradise scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll work with blending, retouching, adjusting color, creating lighting effect, working with group and more. (View This Tutorial)…

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Adobe Digital Publishing Summit 2014

In this mobile era, the Adobe Digital Publishing Summit is a must attend event for senior marketers and mobile strategists, to learn more about refining the digital experience to define brands leveraging mobile technologies. This annual event happening on 16 October in Singapore, and 21 October in Sydney, Australia will see thought leaders in mobile…

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