Free 168 Vector Stroke Icons

Chris B. has released Free 168 Vector Stroke Icons. This freebie includes 168 free vector stroke icons created with Illustrator. Download these web icons for your personal or commercial projects. Available in grey and white color. Pre-saved Ai, EPS and Svg files. Clean and minimalistic icons for any kind of work. Preview Download Free 168…

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How to Clean up Your Photo Backgrounds in Photoshop

In retouching you see this quite frequently, whether you’re using seamless paper, vinyl, a fabric hanging or a purpose built infinity cove, it’s going to get dirty. You have a couple of options, one is to check out some reviews on Amazon for handheld vacuum cleaners and have your assistant scoot around with it between…

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QuarkXPress Masterclass Training Series

Starting May 7, Quark is hosting a series of six free Masterclass training sessions that will highlight best practices, special key commands and other QuarkXPress tips and tricks. Each Masterclass session will be 30 minutes long and presented by a QuarkXPress expert. You can join the classes live during the broadcasts or access the video…

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Path Segment Reshape in Illustrator CC

The Convert Anchor Point tool in Adobe Illustrator now works to reshape path segments as well as anchor points. This makes it easier than ever to alter the shape of a selected object in ways that were never before possible. In this tutorial, I will explore the ins and out of the amazing new functionality…

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From stormflows to workflows

Without proper care, storm sewer systems can carry hazardous materials into public water supplies. That’s why the Broome-Tioga Stormwater Coalition hired Hue to design a multimedia campaign to educate residents in the Southern Tier of New York state about clean water habits. Using Adobe Creative Cloud, the full-service agency developed a fully responsive website, print…

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4 ways to start an online business inexpensively

Most people have probably dreamed of starting their own business at one point or another. After all, who wants to stay in the 9-to-5 grind, working for someone else for the rest of their lives? Of course the problem then becomes exactly how to start such an online business storefront. There are all types of…

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The unique InCopy workspace

The InCopy workspace resembles that of InDesign in many ways, with the ability to dock panels to the left and right sides of the workspace. But InCopy offers a unique addition to panel docking, allowing users to dock some panels to the top and bottom of the workspace as well. This can easily be seen…

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Collaborating With Adobe Fireworks On Large Design Teams

Working with people can be hard. But get it right, and you’ll be able to produce stunning work more smartly and quickly than ever before. With methodologies such as agile1 and lean2 influencing how design teams work, some interesting challenges lie ahead. Iterative and collaborative practices vary greatly across work environments and even projects, and…

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Arabic Text in QuarkXPress 10

If you need to include Arabic text in a publication — either printed or in digital form — here’s the solution: Layout Ltd.’s ArabicXT is an XTension for QuarkXPress 7/8/9/10 that lets you set bi-directional type in in the Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, Jawi, and Kurdish languages, without requiring an Arabic operating system. You can create…

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Adding a PDF Watermark

It’s straightforward to apply watermarks to PDF pages if you have the right software. Using the example of a review process, this tip uses the example of adding a “Draft” watermark to a document in order to distinguish it from the final version. This tip shows you how to accomplish this popular task in Adobe…

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Recosoft ships PDF conversion iOS apps

Osaka, Japan-based Recosoft announced that it has shipped a range of PDF conversion apps for use on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. PDF to Excel, PDF to PowerPoint and PDF to Word allow iPad users to convert PDF files into Office-compatible spreadsheets, slide-shows and documents, respectively…

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Convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive

Converting a scanned PDF to text hasn’t always been easy or cheap, but with the optical character recognition (OCR) technology to Google Drive, it is now free and pretty easy to boot. In this article Rowan Hanna takes a closer look at how to convert scanned PDFs to text documents using Google Drive…

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iApp releases Printer for iOS

iApp technologies has released Printer, an app for iOS that allows users to convert documents into PDF. It also supports printing and compression, along with a range of storage and delivery options for resulting files…

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Design Business Links 11 April 2014

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media. Walker Is a Zombie Beer Brewed With Real Brains, Needs No Further Explanation Annotations: Ugh, no. Guys, we were asking for, “Graaaaaaaaains…” Three Common… Keep reading Design Business Links 11 April 2014 on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

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