Digital Painting for a Nice Cartoon Character

This tutorial will show you the steps of making a nice cartoon painting in an easy way. You can create your own cartoon artwork based on this skill. It will demonstrate you how to use brushes to carry out the painting works. (View This Tutorial)...
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PortraitPro 12 Studio

Fantastic Tool for Quick, Quality Retouching Professional retouching in Photoshop requires years of experience and hours of meticulous work, but with life moving a thousand miles per hour, it’s rare we have the luxury to devote that time to every image. Coming to our aid is PortraitPro 12 Studio, which improves upon an already rich...
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Vector Community Project: Show Us Your Wire Frames!

Everyone loves a taste of the behind the scenes magic of creating incredible art. And in this quick Tuts+ project, we want the vector community to give us a little peek into your process by showing your own vector wire frames.What is a Vector Wire Frame?When working in Adobe Illustrator, you can always choose to...
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Get Under the Hood with Vector Wire Frames: All About Outline Mode

What You'll Be CreatingTypically, when working in Adobe Illustrator, artwork is created and edited in Preview Mode (Control-Y), where full color, gradients, effects, and more are not only in full view but are repeatedly rendered every time changes or additions are made. The alternative to Preview Mode is a handy method of viewing artwork known...
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How to Use Web Fonts With Adobe Muse

In this tutorial I will show you how to use web fonts in your Adobe Muse projects. We'll cover font options offered within the web font catalogue, including Google Web Fonts and fonts hosted yourself.We'll also look at how Adobe Muse handles type which can't be rendered with web fonts, so let's get started!Watch Screencast...
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Creating Dynamic Layouts Where Objects Move as Text is Added

A reader just asked if it’s possible to make several objects on the page move when a text frame expands. For example, in the following image, there’s a “body text” text frame, followed by four images with captions (four graphic frames and four text frames under them): The body text frame (the one that is...
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Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw : Tone Curve

In this video I use the Tone Curve feature of Adobe Camera RAW (Photoshop) and Lightroom to add some punch to a dull abstract image. It may not be to everyone's taste, but know that you can use the techniques here in varying degrees. The post Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw : Tone Curve appeared...
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InDesign Secrets Video: Converting Rounded Corners to Editable Paths

You probably know how every frame in InDesign, whether it contains text or images, is a vector object that you can reshape like a path in Illustrator by moving anchor points and control handles with the Direct Selection tool. But if you’ve ever applied corner effects to frames you may have been mystified about how to...
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Making 3D Snowing Effect for Text in Photoshop

In this tutorial, it will walk you through the steps to create this 3D Snowy Text Effect Using Cinema4D and Photoshop. We will render the 3D text in Cinema4D, then apply the snow effect in Photoshop. (View This Tutorial)...
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How to Design a Weathered Illustrative Logo Set in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I'll show you a potential process for approaching a simple illustrative logo design project. We'll go through the steps you can take to develop ideas, refine your logo work, and experiment with different looks for a logo. I'll give you a few tips along the way about some techniques...
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Back to School Special: 30 Easy Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

With summer quickly drawing to a close, what better way to celebrate the new school year than with a little back to school lesson? Today we're bringing you a selection of incredible Adobe Photoshop tutorials to inspire the budding designer within you. Back to the Basics: Learn Basic Learning the basics of Adobe Photoshop is...
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Creating a Screen Printing Effect in InDesign

by Ben Richardson This tutorial will show you how to simulate screen-print effects directly in InDesign, rather than using Photoshop and then placing the artwork into your layout. If you’ve ever played with blending modes in Photoshop, chances are you’ve created this effect at some point on your own. The blended colors can look lovely, the artwork...
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Using two lights – Home Studio Essentials – Part 5

There are many ways you can use a single flash to take great portraits but sooner or later the limitations of a single flash will be reached. Adding a second flash can be a great way to open up new and creative photo opportunities. In this video I fire up a second light to act as...
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HP DreamColor Z27x Professional Display

Delivers Clarity, Contrast, and Saturation There are many marketing terms that are used to describe display monitors, such as “bold colors” or “vibrant images.” For the design professional, however, a natural, more neutral, and completely accurate representation of your work is what tends to produce the best results. The DreamColor Z27x is just that: a...
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Manipulating a Mysterious Door Scene

In this tutorial you will learn, how to make this mysterious door scene using photo manipulation. Here will show you basics of Photoshop, like making night or create lights and shadows. You can read extra tips about photo manipulations and you will learn, how to make living tattoo! You will be making better photo manipulations...
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Create a Candy Gumball Machine Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingThe look and simplicity of a gumball machine is ubiquitous in design. It's no doubt you've grown up around them at stores, restaurants, or shopping malls. While globe-like machines tend to be the most iconic, we're going to focus on the box-like design that's often seen to house more than just gumballs...
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Create fashion-inspired digital collage in Adobe Photosop CS6

Today, you’ll learn how to use a variety of tools in Adobe Photoshop CS6 to mix fashion photography with abstract shapes, and how to use adjustment layers and masks to unite the colour palette and composition of an illustration. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview Start working by creating a new...
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This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 125

I know it’s trite that “there’s always more to learn,” but it is so true. I’ve been doing this for a long time, but still, every InDesign event I go to, I learn something. Every issue of InDesign Magazine I read, I learn something. And I’m constantly learning stuff from articles and videos around the...
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