How to Create a Calculator App Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look behind the process of creating a calculator app icon, and see how easy it is to turn a couple of basic geometric shapes into a polished usable product. So, assuming you already have the software up and running, let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details:...
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Bonnie & Clyde Styled Secret Shoot

This has to be one of my favourite shoots to date! I arranged this as a secret portrait shoot, so Gavin was only told the date in advance. It started when Mike, the fantastic car owner, mentioned he had a Ford V8, the same model as Bonnie and Clyde stole and used frequently.  The models...
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How to Create an Elegant, Ornate 3D Photoshop Text Effect

What You'll Be CreatingThe Ñ letter is representative of the Spanish language. It is estimated that more than 437 million people speak Spanish as a native language, which qualifies it as second on the list of languages by number of native speakers.In this tutorial, we are going to use a "ñ" letter to create cool...
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macOS Catalina is Incompatible with InDesign CS6 and Earlier

At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, held June 3 – 7, 2019, one of the key announcements was the introduction of macOS 15, to be known as macOS Catalina. As is usual for new macOS versions, the final version will be released to Macintosh users this coming fall, but beta versions were released immediately to...
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Free Architecture Sketch Photoshop Actions

Download these architecture sketch actions that are ideal for real estate photos. They transform your architecture photos into pencil drawings, watercolor paintings and more. This free download is provided by SparkleStock and includes 3 styles. Upgrade to the Pro version to unlock all 10 styles, artificial intelligence masking, and more. (Read more...)...
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Create a Fantasy Ghost Scene with Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a fantasy piece featuring a ghost woman in a mysterious dark scene. You’ll learn how to combine different stock images together, turn a woman in a ghost one, adjust color, enhance the mood and more. Preview of the Final Result Tutorial Resources BackgroundModelTreeCobwebsButterflies Step 1 Create...
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How to Make a Special Effects Photoshop Action

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to make Photoshop portrait actions to create your own Matrix effects. I will try to explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time. If you want to create this Photoshop effects...
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8 Free Light and Airy Lightroom Mobile Presets

Download these 8 free Lightroom presets courtesy of SparkleStock. The light and airy presets are ideal for wedding, portrait and lifestyle photography. They’re compatible with Lightroom CC, Lightroom Mobile, and Photoshop CC (via the Camera Raw filter). LUTs are also included for other software. To unlock all 50 presets, upgrade to the Pro version. The...
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InDesign to Print & Screen: A Best-of-All-Worlds Workflow

This article appeared in Issue 122 of InDesign Magazine. When the output could be PDF, EPUB, or print—or all three—there’s no need to compromise on color or capability. Here’s a real-world look at how to get it all. Some might think me a control freak. Maybe I am. If it’s within my ability to make something well, I...
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Tip of the Week: De-Runt Your Paragraphs With a GREP Style

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on June 20, 2019. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your email address, and click Go! We’ll...
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30 Best Cursive Fonts

Cursive fonts add a beautiful touch to any piece of typography works. Here is a list of top 30 cursive fonts you will surely love. Check this out! 1. Allura Allura is a clean and very professional looking font that will surely give your layout and designs a more attractive effect with its smooth-pretty curve...
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10 Essential Tips in Creating Print Design

What You'll Be CreatingHave you been wondering how you can take your print design materials to the next level? In this article, we give you ten great tips to take your design to print. What Is Print Design? Print design is a branch of the graphic design industry focusing on printed materials. That includes magazines, book...
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How to Type Special Characters Quickly

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just type “–” and have InDesign automatically that with em dash (—)? Or if you could type copyright and have it automatically expand to © copyright 2019 Ronco Corporation? Or type rbm and have it automatically expand to Ronco® Bass-O-Matic™? The possibilities are endless. But you’re thinking “Duh!...
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5 Benefits of Using WordPress to Power Your Company’s Website

In 2016, there were an estimated 3.5 billion internet users. By the end of 2018, that number had grown by half a billion already.  But how are all these websites created? Some are custom-built, and some are built using a host site, like WordPress. WordPress stands to be the most popular as 27% of the...
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30 Inspiring Summer Vector Collection

It’s summer time now. Let’s indulge ourselves and dive in the colorful world of summer. Don’t forget to put on your sunscreen lotion cause we will sizzle under the summer heat just like these sizzling hot vectors. Start setting out your umbrellas, comfy lounger, and refreshing cocktails, or better yet, get awesome inspirations from this...
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Controlling Table Strokes

Editor’s Note: this post was excerpted from Diane’s handout from CreativePro Week 2017. This year, Diane spoke about Engaging Interactive Documents and Publish Online. Sign up for a Virtual Pass so you don’t miss out! One of most effective things you can do to improve the appearance of your tables is to change the pattern of...
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How to Create a Wedding Photoshop Action

What You'll Be CreatingWith Photoshop actions, you can create your own Photoshop filters that can be used on your images to achieve cool photo effects. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create an action in Photoshop that is perfect for wedding photos. By creating this wedding Photoshop action, you'll learn how to easily...
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InDesign’s Early Days: Versions 1 & 2

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Andrew Keith Strauss walks us through what the first two versions of Adobe InDesign looked like. He shows us the features that each had (or lacked) and how each brought the design software further into the future. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then...
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How to Make a Texture Brush in Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial is for those who want to incorporate a real-world drawing technique into digital drawing. If you like texture, grunge, or paint brushes, or if you enjoy drawing in Illustrator and would like to have a more diverse brush arsenal, please stay here. In this quick tip tutorial, you will learn...
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New Course: Creative Magazine Layout Design

What You'll Be CreatingMagazines offer so many opportunities for designers to be creative in their choices of layout, colours, fonts, imagery and more. Learn how to put it all together and design a stunning magazine in our new course, Creative Magazine Layout Design.What You’ll LearnIn this course, Laura Keung will show you how to design...
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