Easy Bokeh Vector Effects in 15 minutes or Less

Need an interesting and quick background or texture for your project? Create easy bokeh vector style designs for backgrounds, icons, to be added into larger work, and more in 15 minutes or less with this quick tutorial. Tutorial Details: Easy Bokeh Vector Effects in 15 minutes or Less Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty: Beginner Topics…

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Halloween Shoot

Last Friday was Halloween and I spent the evening taking some suitably spooky portraits. The location for the shoot was the recently opened Square 1 Studio near Dorking, an amazing place and one of the best studios I’ve used. The evening was a free form event rather than a workshop with photographers popping in and…

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Using the New Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC 2014

What You’ll Be CreatingIn earlier versions of Smart Objects, we embedded image data into the PSD file. Now, Adobe has upgraded Smart Objects in Photoshop CC 2014 so we can also link them to external files. In this tutorial, we will use new features from the latest Linked Smart Objects to design a flexible brochure…

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Creating The Lone Ranger Movie Logo in Adobe Photoshop CC

Creating a glossy, metallic effect is quite a bit easier than trying to achieve a worn, dull, pitted one. And the logo for The Lone Ranger movie does a great job of replicating that aged, weathered, metallic look. While most of the effects I re-create rely heavily on layer styles, it’s interesting to see how…

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Photo Manipulating a Scary Scene

In this tutorial you’ll learn how you can create a mountain scene and how to add creepy trees to your scene without making the selections. You will also learn how to create shadows, lights, work with layer mask, adjustments layers and much more. Based on this, you can create something special using photo manipulation skills…

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Create Luminous Text Using Photoshop 3D Layers

Learn how to create a super cool illuminated text effect using Photoshop’s 3D Layers. We’ll make your text really stand out by making it glow. Read on to find out how. What you’ll be creating In this tutorial we are going to create a super cool illuminated text effect using Photoshop’s 3D Layers. The key…

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New Guide Layout in Photoshop CC 2014

Guides are an incredibly helpful feature in Photoshop but they’ve always been a little basic. For many, myself included, the answer lay in the brilliant plug in GuideGuide. If you’re not lucky enough to have Photoshop CC then this is still, by far, the best alternative. For those with Photoshop CC however check out the…

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Replacing the Standard Poster for Video and Sound Files

If you create interactive PDFs from InDesign, you probably know that you can place videos and sound files in your documents. And when you include videos and sounds, InDesign uses something called a poster, which is the static image that displays before the video or sound starts playing. If you use recommended video formats like MP4s, you…

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Illustrator Tip: Option Erase

When creating vectors, I often look for Illustrator tips and I sometimes need to delete large areas of artwork. Sometimes I just mask the artwork, but other times I want to get rid of it all together. This is were the Eraser tool comes in handy. Holding down the Option / Alt key with the…

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Create a Simple, Elegant Textured Metal Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingUsing textures often adds nice detailing to effects, and gives depth to flat designs. This tutorial will show you how to create a simple metal text effect using layer styles. Then, it will show you how to make that text look more interesting by adding a simple texture overlay to it. Let’s…

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Manipulation for a Cyber Car Fixing Scene in a Modern City

Many people are dreaming how the city is gonna be in the future? Many ideas can be seen from different movies. This tutorial will simply guide you to manipulate one using few of ordinary photos. You may be able to get the idea to make your one with reference to this. (View This Tutorial)…

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Using Iris Blur in Photoshop

Iris Blur is the second of the five blur filters in the Blur Gallery available in Photoshop CC and later, but it was first introduced as one of three filters in Photoshop CS6. It enables you to achieve what the Field Blur does (add depth of field to flat images), but with more control. This…

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Create a Retro Wall Calendar in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingYou may be starting to feel a panic rising as you contemplate finding suitable gifts for friends and family this upcoming holiday season. Why not use your creative talents and create your own wall calendar to give away as a present, or just to keep for your own home or office?…

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Canada’s Postmedia Newspaper Chain Launches Second Daily with DPS

Postmedia is Canada’s largest publisher of paid English-language daily newspapers and publishes ten titles that represent some of the country’s oldest and best known media brands. They’ve been hard at work developing a thoroughly modern publishing strategy built on a sophisticated, multi-platform approach to delivering the news. So, in addition to their daily printed papers,…

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Tip of the Week: Reordering Paragraphs With GREP

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 30, 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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Libraries Come to Illustrator Creative Cloud

For this installment of “Adobe Illustrator Quick Tips,” Jeff Witchel explains how to use libraries and the Libraries panel to collect assets of projects (logos, artwork, etc.) and organize, manage, and access these assets from anywhere you can sign into the Creative Cloud…

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