Photoshop Smart Objects from Adobe Illustrator

Wanting to at a scribbled text effect to an image I looked to Adobe Illustrator. The great thing about Creative Suite and the Creative Cloud is that the applications work so seamlessly together. Here I create the text in illustrator and then bring it to Photoshop as a smart object, making it editable at any…

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Create a Geometric Maze Design in Photoshop

If you love creating abstract, visually awesome work in Photoshop, then this tutorial is for you. Learn how to create a surreal scene featuring a giant maze, constructed by 3D blocks. You’ll learn all kinds of techniques, such as working with perspective, applying texture and lighting and much more. Let’s get started shall we? What…

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Live Corners in Illustrator CC

This new option allows users to change the corners of an object by first selecting it with the direct selection tool and then using Illustrator’s new corner options. Tool settings include radius, corner type, and rounding. It is also possible to just select and adjust one corner…

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Smashing Book #4: Behind The Scenes

If you’re a graphic designer, you will often have to work with off-the-shelf material created by others — for instance, combining ready-to-use fonts with images from a photographer or stock website. Also, you’ll often have to follow the branding already developed by someone else. It’s OK; it’s a part of the job, and you shouldn’t…

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Let us know what you think about Sync!

Hi there, If you’re using Dreamweaver CC, perhaps you’ve also been using Sync Settings to keep your site settings, keyboard shortcuts,and other preferences in check across your machines (ooh and across OSs too- boom!). We’re obviously pretty excited about it – but we want to hear from you – have you been using Sync? If…

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Field Blur in Photoshop CC

The Field Blur filter is a simple but powerful tool. Take an image that looks flat and add depth of field to it using the field blur filter…

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Creative Community Bulletin 22 January 2014

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media. Putting the ‘game’ back into gamification: 4 ways to successfully gamify your brand “While these tactics work for some audiences, they certainly won’t work… Keep reading Creative Community Bulletin 22 January 2014 on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

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Photo Manipulate a Surreal Underground Scene with a Sleeping, Frozen Beauty

I know that the PSDFAN community loves photo manipulation. However, I recognise that it can be a tricky skill to learn. Today’s tutorial breaks down some key photo manipulation techniques, such as blending, colouring, texture/brush application and many more! You’ll learn how to create a lovely surreal image that’s sure to impressive your friends. It’s…

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Creative Community Bulletin 17 January 2014

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media. 350+ Smoke Brushes for Photoshop “A heaping pile of free smoke brushes. These can be great for adding touches to your designs, especially on… Keep reading Creative Community Bulletin 17 January 2014 on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

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How To Set Up WordPress in Dreamweaver

http://blogs.adobe.com/dreamweaver/files/2014/01/How-to-Set-Up-WordPress-in-Dreamweaver-MED.mp4 In this tutorial learn how to set up a WordPress site locally for editing in Dreamweaver. Learn how to install a local server (MAMP) set up a database, import your own content and then set up Dreamweaver to test the WordPress site locally. Links you’ll need: http://www.wordpress.org http://www. (Read more…)…

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20 Helpful Adobe Illustrator Text Effects Tutorials

Creating text effects in illustrator has become a common ground for many illustrators, designers and enthusiasts. Though many creatives are using this immensely powerful graphic software to create cartoon characters, it has been tested to craft pixel-perfect typography. Whether you want a gelatinous, fluffy, vague, retro, sparkling, glittery, futuristic, glossy and revolutionary effects, you can…

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Two Passwords Are Better Than One: The Low-Down On PDF Security

For people who don’t spend their time looking at PDF files in text editors*, PDF security is a sometimes misunderstood beast. For example, those document restrictions that PDF files sometimes have — no Printing, Content Copying, Page Extraction, etc — are essentially useless unless the PDF also has a User Password…

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Blend Multiple Images Better With the Edging Technique

Hey PSDFANs! As promised in my last post we’re taking a bold new direction this year, including weekly updates. As well as publishing in depth written tutorials, I also want to bring you guys regular quick video tips, showing you some of the most effective techniques that I use in my own design work. Today…

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The Present And Future Of Adobe Fireworks

Unless you’ve been on Mars for the last few months, you’ve already heard the news that Adobe is feature-freezing Fireworks1. And Adobe is not offering a replacement tool for Fireworks users (at least, not for now.) What does this mean for you if you use (and rely on) Fireworks to design user interfaces and screens?…

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Creative Community Bulletin 18 December 2013

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media. Native Advertising (aka Advertorial) Disclosure: Does It Matter? Do Readers Care? There’s been much debate over how native advertising should be labeled to properly… Keep reading Creative Community Bulletin 18 December 2013 on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

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Live Today: Dreamweaver CCM Update #2

We’re happy to announce an update to Adobe Dreamweaver CC. This update focuses on stability enhancements and bug fixes. In addition, it includes improvements to code-view performance and some user experience enhancements. Download Dreamweaver CC here. We encourage you to download the latest release of Dreamweaver CC and provide your feedback and comments. We’ve also just…

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Photo Manipulate a Fiery Fantasy Warrior

How would you rate your photo manipulation skills? Photo manipulation is at the very core of digital art. It teaches us about composition, blending, complex workflows and many other aspects of being a top designer. Today’s design lesson will teach you how to photo manipulate a fantasy flaming warrior using a range of professional techniques…

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Responsive Web Design With Heart

MIGHTYminnow’s pro-bono client Rocket Dog Rescue is in a better position than ever to connect pet lovers with animals needing homes. After first designing the non-profit’s website in 2006, MIGHTYminnow founder Kristin Long and her associate Mickey Kay used Adobe Creative Cloud, including Adobe Dreamweaver CC to turn the organization’s existing WordPress site into a…

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InDesign Quick Tips: Eyedropping to Format Type

Adobe certified instructor Jeff Witchel shows you how to use the Eyedropper Tool to format type. Jeff will show you how the Eyedropper Tool can apply formats to other type, pick up paragraph styles, and apply the background…

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