The Ring Tutorial to End All Ring Tutorials (Part 1)

So you know how the cinematic interpretations of JRR Tolkien's Hobbit-based works are about eight bazillion times longer than their literary sources? Yeah, this is the opposite. This is a longish, literary-ish (well, you know, to the best of my ability), interpretation of Deke's ten-minute video tutorial on how to create the famous artifact at...
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Using a One-Cell Table to Highlight a Paragraph of Text

Did you ever need to highlight a paragraph in InDesign? Should be simple, right? You’d think there would be an option to do this in the Control panel or Paragraph Style Options. You’d think that you could just select a paragraph, click a button, and be done with it. You’d be wrong. Of course there are workarounds, like using custom...
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X-Men Type Effect

I gave our editor, Chris Main, a few options for this issue’s “Down & Dirty Tricks” column and, of course, he went with the X-Men type effect. Now, I really shouldn’t have been surprised considering his office is jammed-packed with just about every Marvel action figure known to man, along with Star Wars figures, a...
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How to Create a Varsity Lettering Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingLearn how to create a graphic style that you can apply to live type or any vector object. The result is reminiscent of the patches on school sports jackets, and can be achieved with a few simple strokes and effects in Adobe Illustrator.This is just one of many things you'll learn in...
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100 Things I Know About Photography

I've been taking photos professionally for good portion of my adult life and while I can't say I am the best photographer I can be, I can say that I've learned a lot. Hopefully, I'll learn a lot more. The post 100 Things I Know About Photography appeared first on Design Instruct...
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Fixing the (tiny) Photoshop CC Interface on Hi-DPI Windows Displays

I’m working in the Adobe booth at Photoshop World this week, fielding questions about Creative Cloud and various applications. It’s gratifying when I can solve a problem for someone, but sometimes not being able to solve the problem leads to a different kind of reward—learning something new. A gentleman brought his Microsoft Surface Pro 3, complaining...
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Debit Card Photoshop File Download

I was asked for a quick debit card Photoshop file this week, I popped the one you see here together and thought I'd share it with our readers today. Disclaimer: This file can be downloaded and used as you wish (a note to say you have would be nice though). FONTS: Some fonts used here...
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Making an Abstract Water Scene

In this tutorial, it will teach you to create a Underwater Themed Abstract Piece, which includes photo manipulation, 3D modeling and Photoshop postwork. You can use the same idea to make your own style of abstract scene. (View This Tutorial)...
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A Toolbox of Free Scripts

It’s always fun to stumble across some useful new resources for InDesign. Recently on Twitter, I found a link to a fun batch of InDesign scripts posted on GitHub by John Pobojewski. He calls it the InDesign Toolbox and it includes nine scripts that do useful little jobs, like… Adding a Page Border: Counting the number...
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InDesign Magazine Issue 65: Long Documents

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 65 (September, 2014) is now available! This month’s theme is “long documents” — multi-page and often multi-document publications such as books, catalogs, proposals, and so on. And the issue itself is a pretty long one: 98 pages of tips, techniques, and advice for every InDesign user! Here’s what...
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Photo Manipulating a Supernatural Desert Scene

In this photo manipulation tutorial, we will create a surreal desert scene with everything turning into sand. We will start with simple techniques, such as replacing the sky and adding a focus effect to the landscape. (View This Tutorial)...
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Tip of the Week: Toggle the Previous View

This tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on August 28, 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 Create a Retro Desaturation Photo Effect in Photoshop CS6

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a retro desaturation photo effect in Photoshop CS6. Final Image Tutorial Details Program : Photoshop CS6 + Estimated Completion Time : 15 minutes Difficulty : Beginner Resources Model (my photo) Texture from Lost and Taken Step 1 The first step is to open model.jpg up in...
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24 Beautiful Joomla entertainment sites that will make you shudder

Don’t you think that it’s high time for entertainment? How would you like to do it? If you are online and reading this text, it means that you search for relaxation online. And we are ready to cater the object of your aspiration right here, right now. Take your time and look through our dizzy...
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