How to Create an Amethyst Geode Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingAn amethyst is a stunning violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s filters, brush settings, and a bunch of different layer styles to create a dazzling amethyst geode inspired text effect. Let’s get started! This text effect was inspired by the many…

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How to Create a Cute Cat Character in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps, you will learn how to create a cute cat character in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes of the head using basic shapes along with some Warp and Rounded Corners effects. Using a simple…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 10 November 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 3 Reasons Day Dreaming is Good for You and Your Work Are your mental meanderings a must-have feature of your cranial life… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 10 November 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Tram in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’re going to create a classic tram using simple shapes in Adobe Illustrator. If you’re looking for other tram vectors and graphics, pop on over to GraphicRiver for more.Let’s go!1. How to Create a New DocumentPress Control-N to make a New Document. Set the Units to Pixels, and enter 800 x 600 for the width and height of…

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Best Resources of 2017: Magazine Templates

Get the best resources of 2017! Check out this selection of premium magazine templates.17 Premium Magazine TemplatesYou have the content, but need a design. So let us help! We know launching your own magazine is no easy feat. Between the cover design and interior pages, things can get a bit overwhelming. Save time by downloading…

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How to Create an Ice Text Effect in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this short tutorial you’ll learn how to create an icy effect which you can apply to any text. Guaranteed to give your designs an instant wintry vibe, this is also a quick introduction to InDesign effects for beginners.If you want to add a unique touch to your text effect, you can…

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How to Create a Frozen Winter Adobe Photoshop Effect Action

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to turn your photos into frozen winter images inspired by white walkers from the Game of Thrones TV series. I will try to explain everything in so much detail that everyone can do it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.The effect…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 9 November 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 5 Stories Behind User Interface Design #UI #UX “As important as user interface design is to the industry, not every designer is… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 9 November 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Recosoft ships PDF2ID 2018

Press Release Recosoft ships PDF2ID 2018 – Convert PDF to InDesign CC 2018   Osaka, Japan, November 9, 2017 – Recosoft Corporation the creators of PDF conversion software and workflow automation plug-ins for Adobe® InDesign® has shipped PDF2ID 2018 the latest version of its PDF to InDesign plug-in for Adobe InDesign CC 2018.   PDF2ID 2018 adds…

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How to Create a Game Controller Vector Icon

If you like playing video games as much as I do, well today’s your lucky day since we’re going to take a look behind the process of creating our very own vector controller using nothing more than some basic geometric shapes and tools. That being said, grab a sip of that fresh brewed coffee and…

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InQuestion: Making Sideheads

Q: I’ve been tasked with laying out a document that uses side heads. I’ve figured out how to anchor them, but positioning and resizing them over and over is a pain. Is there a method that can help me speed this up? A: Well, there’s no disputing that side heads are a bit of a…

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Perfecting Punctuation and Sentence Endings – Illustrator Typography

In this tutorial clip you will learn how to… Use Adobe Illustrator’s Smart Punctuation for automatic clean up of dumb quotes, missing ligatures, and more. Hang punctuation for better, cleaner flush edges. How many spaces should REALLY be after a… Keep reading Perfecting Punctuation and Sentence Endings – Illustrator Typography on Pariah Burke Publishing &…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 8 November 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Death To The Resume? How To Go Paperless And Score Jobs Socially “WITH, WELL, THE INTERNET, WHO NEEDS A RESUME ANYMORE? HERE’S… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 8 November 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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UWP and PDF: tell me more

Remember back in the 90s, when desktops were all the rage, and laptops and smartphones were, well, mostly non-existent. The powerful technology from Microsoft at that time included Windows 3.1, Windows NT and Windows 98. Well, fast-forward 30 odd years into the future, and powerful devices that can display things using Microsoft Windows Universal Platform…

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UWP and PDF: What you need to know?

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft introduced an extension to the Windows Runtime platform called Windows Universal Platform, or UWP for short, which was created with a platform homogeneous application architecture and common core API to allow software engineers to develop universal apps that can run on Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Xbox One…

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Fitbaseline: A Better Way to Work With Baseline Grids

When designing publications, we aim for simplicity and harmony throughout the composition. A fundamental tool to achieve this is the use of a solid baseline grid. However, the baseline grid system we are used to can be improved to attain an even higher level of harmony and order. By default, the baseline grid consists of…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 7 November 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Jif vs GIF – A GIF Clears Up the Pronunciation Issue Behavioral economics: The flaws that Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler wants… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 7 November 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Tip of the Week: Snapping Guides to Rulers

This InDesign tip on snapping guides to rulers was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on November 2, 2017. 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…

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