How to create a PDF report

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a business report for the fictitious Pluralist Outdoor photo shoot project in just two steps…

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InDesign Secrets Video: Converting Local Formatting to Styles

If somewhere on this Earth there existed a stone tablet on which were carved the Ten Commandments of InDesign, you can bet your bottom dollar that the words “Thou Shalt Not Commit Local Overrides” would be at the top of the list. Having a cleanly styled document has many benefits, regardless if your document is…

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Split Into Grid Illustrator

When I think about the features I use most in Illustrator I was kind of surprised that one of the top functions was Split Into Grid Illustrator. I only use it for a couple specific things, but I do these things all the time. If you are not using the Split Into Grid Illustrator feature or don’t…

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Making a Nice Combination of Smoke and Text Artwork

In this tutorial, it shows you quick and easy techniques ranging from the Warp tool to clipping masks and adjustment layers to create a stunning final image. While the techniques seem simple at first glance they offer many opportunities: you can use them to create a sense of movement in your composition. (View This Tutorial)…

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Learn How to Apply 2 Retro Effects to Your Photos

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create two nice retro effects using adjustment layers, brush and texture. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS3 + Estimated Completion Time : 30 minutes Difficulty : Beginner Resources Child photo Bokeh I. Effect 1 Step 1 Open the photo you want to use. Use…

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Big Problem with FindChangeByLIst (and an easy fix)

The FindChangeByList script is a marvel, and I’ve used it many times to clean up documents. For example, double-clicking this script in the Scripts panel will convert all your double-dashes to em dashes, remove multiple spaces in a row and spaces at the beginning of a paragraph, and more. I’ve recorded a movie about it…

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Apply Fire Effect on an Image Easily

This is going to recreate the fire burning effect with a male figure. You don’t have to use a human image for this, it can even be used on alphabets or basically anything that depicts a sense of style and mystery! (View This Tutorial)…

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Back to School in Style with School Banner Vectors

Summer is quite nearly over, and students of all ages are filling up classrooms once more. Take that inspiration and create your very own back to school banner vectors, ready for notebooks, newsletters, and more. Tutorial Details: Back to School Banner Vectors Program: Adobe Illustrator CC5-CC 2014 Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Shape Building, Effects, Appearance Panel Estimated…

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Booklet Essentials: Page Counts and Binding

What You’ll Be CreatingBooklets are an extremely versatile print design thanks to their size, format and ease of use. You’ve more than likely run across booklets when skimming through a playbill at your local theater or a retail catalog in the mail. Those are the common uses, but booklets can also be used in a…

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Premium Member Benefit: Corporate Flyer Templates

Hey folks, it’s template time again! Whether you need them for your own business or a client’s, flyers are essential marketing materials. And this month we’re proud to offer an awesome set of corporate flyer templates from StockInDesign as an exclusive benefit for Premium InDesignSecrets members. The download package includes one template in InDesign CC 2014 and IDML…

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Drama With Grids – Home Studio Essentials – PT 6

For almost all of my studio works, soft light is what I want but every now and then it’s great to break that mold and do something with a bit more edge with grids or snoots. Fortunately my Adorama Streaklights have  purpose designed tools to do the job. In the studio grids are an essential…

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What is That Weird “A” Bullet Character in the Dialog Box?

Krissy wrote: Does anyone know what that bullet symbol with the A is called? And why anyone would use it as a bullet? About half of the world’s InDesign users know what you’re talking about, and half have no idea because they see the bullet correctly! For those in the latter camp, Krissy is talking…

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Deke’s Techniques 349: A Low Color Photo with the Camera Raw Filter

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques movie, Deke shows you how to apply Camera Raw as a smart filter (twice) to create a low saturation version of a color image. One instance selectively reduces the hues on a color-by-color basis, and the second provides luminance adjustment. The result is the questionably saturated image on the…

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Acer K272HUL Display

Budget Widescreen Monitor The Acer 27″ widescreen K272HUL display offers lots of room with an impressive, sharp, native resolution of 2560…

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“Red Dream” photo manipulation tutorial

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a beautiful field scene using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll work with blending, retouching, adjusting color, creating lighting effect, working with group and more. The Final Image Required Resources: Sky 1 – http://pixabay.com/en/sunset-stunning-sunset-218946/ Sky 2 – http://morguefile.com/archive/display/822390 Field – http://pixabay.com/en/field-of-poppies-brandenburg-nature-50588/ Model – http://twilitesmuse.deviantart.com/art/Light-on-Her-Feet-286467049 Petals…

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Create a Retro Gold Leather Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingCreating 3D text effect does not always require using the 3D tools. This tutorial will show you a simple way of using the shape attributes in Adobe Photoshop CC, along with a couple of layer styles, to create a retro, leather-like, 3D text effect pretty easily and quickly. Let’s get started! Tutorial…

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