DPS Magazine Popup Image Toggle in InDesign [VIDEO]

Join Bob Levine and Pariah Burke for an InDesign and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite tutorial wherein Bob reveals a slick technique for creating a two-state, thumbnail and popup image for digital publications on the iPad. This video is just one example of the many techniques, tips, and tricks that will be presented in the InDesign…

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Make a Floating Bridge Panel without Using Mini-Bridge [VIDEO]

A.J. Wood reveals a very useful workflow trick to utilize Adobe Bridge as a floating panel in InDesign CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, or CS6, and without having to resort to using the Mini Bridge panel. This video is just one example of the many techniques, tips, and tricks that will be presented in the InDesign…

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Use Blend to Create Swatches [VIDEO]

(Part 1 of 3) Join Jean-Claude Tremblay and Pariah Burke as Jean-Claude reveals a super easy trick for building a range of color swatches using a blend. This video is just one example of the many techniques, tips, and tricks that will be presented in the Adobe Illustrator 3X5 Live Internet Event in October 2012…

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20 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials of August 2012

With the use of Adobe Photoshop, graphic designers around the world are able to create such magnificent designs which grab the attention of the world. Wonderful designs like these imaginative photo manipulations visualizing the future are a great example of a very creative product of Adobe Photoshop. Not only plain 2D graphic Photoshop can produce because…

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Quick Fast Adobe Bridge Tip

Photoshop CS5 introduced the Mini Bridge panel as a means of accessing your images. While useful to have on hand, Mini Bridge requires the full Adobe Bridge application to be launched. If you want quick access to Adobe Bridge AND you want a panel that can float between ALL your desktop apps, then you need…

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For the Signage Industry – What’s New In Illustrator CS6?

This year, with its release of Illustrator CS6, Adobe celebrates the software’s 25th anniversary in grand style. The Adobe team totally reengineered the application, so it now looks, feels – and is — different. Even so, expect a smooth and painless transition to its new, yet familiar, icons and panel layouts, and the dark, but…

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25 All-Time Favorite 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop is usually the main option to consider when it comes to graphic design. It is indeed the industry standard for digital-image editing and graphics creation. Throughout history, nothing can outshine the capabilities of this amazing image editing tool. And now that Adobe Photoshop CS6 has been released, there are lots of new features…

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PDF Reflow in Microsoft Word 2013: Is it any good?

Microsoft Office 2013 is slated for release soon and users have been given a chance to get an early look at it. In this article, Leon Atherton, an IDR Solutions developer, takes a look at the new PDF reflow feature in Microsoft Word and gives his verdict…

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How To Install Adobe Photoshop Text Styles

Adobe Photoshop, the most powerful image editing software, is unquestionably a great tool to make stunning digital arts and epic text effects. There are more than thousands of great free Photoshop text tutorials around the web but following the step by step procedures makes your golden time waste. But if you are really willing to learn…

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Creating an Architectural Illustration Using Reference Photography

Note from the editor: This post was written by Pete Maric. Pete designed Go Media’s beautiful studio in Cleveland, Ohio. What else do you want to know? Well, he’s also worked with three of the top 50 retail design firms in the United States. He has had the pleasure of working for brands such as…

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Adobe Creative Cloud – First Impressions

You may be looking to get a new Creative Suite package and have heard about the Creative Cloud, so what is it and should you subscribe to it? In short, the Creative Cloud is a collection of Adobe software that you can access and install from the web. Added to this, however, are some handy…

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Deke’s Techniques: The Challenge

Deke McClelland has a great competition running over at his website with some amazing prizes. I’m sorry to say that I’ve left it a little late to write about the first competition, as this finishes tomorrow (31st July 2012). Sadly this is the Photoshop part of the competition. There’s Another Chance Though Although the competition…

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20 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials of July 2012

It is certain that nothing can outshine the capabilities and functionality of Adobe Photoshop in the present times as it performs a big part in the field of technology. This is one of the best image editing tools and perhaps, the most widely used software. Anyone who aspires to venture into creating digital artworks must put Adobe Photoshop to their…

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InDesign to HTML5 Converter Kickstarter Project 25% Funded

It will be as easy as File > Export, very similar to the fantastic Interactive SWF exporter currently in InDesign, except that it will not rely on the Flash Player (and will thus work on mobile devices, including iPads and iPhones). The exporter will present you with a dialog with basic options: page animation type,…

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How to Create an Awesome Web Portfolio Layout in Photoshop

Final Product What You’ll Be Creating (Click to view full-size image) In this tutorial we will create a web portfolio layout using Photoshop; everything will be done from scratch and some icons, and images from different resources. I hope you’re ready because these will definitely a great learning experience for all the newbie’s out there…

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Illustrator: Patterned Gradient Stroke Effect

Illustrator CS6 introduces the ability to apply a gradient to a stroke. This means we can now create tubular looking line effects, without the need to use more complex blending techniques. In addition, Illustrator CS6 provides strongly improved pattern controls. We can now create not only rectangular pattern tiles, but also hexagon shaped tiles, and…

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20 Basic yet Useful Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

As an efficient graphic designer, you always find a way to make your works almost perfect in a short time, thus, some time-saving techniques are always in your workflow like these Photoshop Keyboard shortcuts. On that way, you can easily boost your productivity and produce more works which results to a higher profit margin. If you like using…

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