Design a Crazy Retro Poster with Quirky Lettering in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we will create a crazy poster, illustrating a famous quote by Oscar Wilde – “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”. We’ll apply various Warp Effects to create the elements easily. Learn to make a gentle grain effect to give our poster a vintage look and do some freehand...
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Tip of the Week: Super Fast Style Editing

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 21, 2014. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new InDesign Tip of the Week and Keyboard Shortcut of the Week, along with roundups of new articles at InDesignSecrets and CreativePro, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll all the...
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How to Write in the Sand in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingAdobe Photoshop's Layer Styles are one of the quickest, yet most effective ways of achieving many different effects. This tutorial will show you how to combine the power of Layer Styles along with a couple of textures, brushes, and selection options to create a realistic-looking sand writing text effect. Tutorial Assets The...
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Mobile App Use Now Makes Up 52% of Total Digital Media Engagement

Comscore just released its US Mobile App Report confirming that mobile apps now dominate content consumption: “Mobile has swiftly risen to become the leading digital platform, with total activity on smartphones and tablets accounting for an astounding 60 percent of digital media time spent in the U.S. The fuel driving mobile’s relentless growth is primarily app usage, which alone...
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30 Inspiring Background Patterns

Nowadays, creating artistic crafts requires many details to make it memorable and noticeable. You need to catch up with the competition since there are millions of artists making each art craft become the best among the rest, you must present an art that looks extraordinary way far from the usual stuff that most artist would...
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How to Create a Dynamic Poster You Can Use for Night Clubs

Learn how to create this abstract Dance night poster with Photoshop. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create abstract atmospheric. Throughout the tutorial, you’ll learn how to use dodge and burn tool to do basic and simple painting, smudging, masking, color adjustment, lightning and some more. What you’ll be creating In this tutorial we...
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Simple Work Through for Drawing a Cartoon Wolf

Most of animals have their own fur. Learning to draw animal’s fur is always useful to your artworks. This will show you the work through for drawing a cartoon wolf, then you will have an idea to initiate your drawing. (View This Tutorial)...
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InDesign Secrets Video: Unexpected Uses For Quick Apply

Any time someone asks me what’s my favorite InDesign feature, I tell them without a doubt, it’s Quick Apply. It makes the job of applying styles to a large amount of text so much faster and easier, I can’t imagine going without it. Geeks be warned: the instant gratification you get with Quick Apply is...
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Flip Fonts Effect

I saw this technique used as a headline type treatment for an advertisement in a recent issue of SkyMall magazine. What’s nice about this technique is its simplicity and flexibility. You can have as many or as few tiles as needed, and you can change the font color or messaging very easily. It’s one of...
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How to Find Your Creative Cloud Applications in Windows 8.1

I may be in the vast minority but I really enjoy working with Windows 8.1. Despite all the negativity, Microsoft has done a pretty good job of addressing most of the complaints users have lodged from a usability standpoint. But one complaint I see over and over again is from Creative Cloud subscribers who can’t find the applications...
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Understanding Auto, Optical and Metrics Kerning in Adobe Illustrator

What is Kerning?Kerning is the process of adjusting the space between pairs of letters to give them a more pleasing visual flow. Typically, kerning is used in large text such as headlines or titles though it can be used in body text. As font size increases, gaps between letters become more obvious. These gaps are...
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Soak Up the Summer With these 10 Summer Vector Backgrounds!

In this roundup article you will find some great summer vector backgrounds which will give a special color to your projects! With a lot of cool and warm color combinations, turquoise water, and summer time elements, these summer vector backgrounds are sure to lift your spirits even if you aren’t on the beach. Palm Tree...
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An Improved Sample Buttons and Forms Library Panel

Did you know that InDesign has a built-in library of buttons and forms elements? You can open it by clicking in the Buttons and Forms panel fly-out menu. The folks at Adobe went to a great deal of effort to create the Sample Buttons and Forms library. They created 152 different library items, including checkboxes, radio buttons, and...
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30 Best Grafitti Fonts

Graffiti fonts are widely used for different types of projects, it looks cool and very artistic. Looking for the best graffiti fonts to use? Check out this list of top 30 best graffiti fonts:1. Graffiti ClassicGraffiti Classic is a font with smooth and inspiring letterforms, it offers concrete and explosive expression, designed by Robert Arnow...
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Design an Eye-Catching Voucher in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingWelcome to another Photoshop print design tutorial. In this tutorial, we'll learn how to create a nice clean looking design for a present voucher. Follow along to learn some new techniques and basic knowledge when designing artworks for print.Tutorial Assets...
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Making an Animated Interface GIF in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will design a simple news iPhone app, and then animate it for client presentation and export it as a GIF file. You’ll learn everything you need to go from idea to animated demo, all inside any recent version of Photoshop. (View This Tutorial)...
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