3D Pie Graphs in Illustrator

Digitip 073 – Adobe Illustrator CS3 Illustrator has had a graph tool for as long as I can remember. The following trick shows how you can use Illustrator graphs to create a 3D pie graph for which the graph data can still be edited. Let’s get started by entering some basic numbers Create Graph Start...
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Simple continuous pattern

Digitip 072 – Adobe Illustrator CS3 Modified 20-Apr-2008 (added Scott C. tip) The following tip shows how you can create a relatively simple continuous pattern using Illustrator. It’s been sitting on the back-burner for well over a month, but is finally here So where do we start. Start by creating a bit of artwork that is...
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Happy Hearts Photoshop Brushes Free !

[private] Here is a set of 6 photoshop brushes free to download This brush set is created on 2000px sized board so they are hi res and can be used in any of your project without any fear of quality , change the color of the brush and you have [...] The post Happy Hearts...
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Useful Plugins for illustrator CS2/CS3

[private]  Working with illustrator is fun , creating vectors is fun.. There are plenty of plugins which make the job even more exciting . When i started working with illustrator i knew nothing about it and learned everything on my own , it was quite late that i started using [...] The post Useful Plugins...
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education series Pack

[private]Here is an interesting set of symbols and illustrations that can be helpful in your education related projects . These illustrations are available through Shutterstock , dreamstime , stockexpert , fotolia and bigstock photo as individual images and illustrations . Each illustrations if bough individually costs around 5$ . Through [...] The post education series...
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Temporary Access to Selection Tools

Digitip 068 – Adobe InDesign CS3 Ok, not really an extensive tip… more an observation and question – at the end – with some tip elements in it that I thought I’d share. Pressing the Command (Mac) or Ctrl (Win) key whilst you are working with another tool in InDesign will give you temporary access...
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Masked Text

Digitip 065 – Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3 This tip is Part 3 of a three-part tip and generates the masked text. Part 1 describes how the Photoshop artwork is created and Part 2 outlines how to apply Live Trace and maintain colour editing ability. I’m adding my standard “Bogus” text. Select Text and Background (shift-click...
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Tracing the Trace Graphic

Digitip 064 – Adobe Illustrator CS3 This tip is Part 2 of a three-part tip. Part 1 describes how the Photoshop artwork that is placed into the Illustrator file was created and Part 3 will create the Text Effect that will give our finished result. We’re ready to place the previously created Photoshop graphic in...
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Preparing the Trace Graphic

Digitip 063 – Adobe Photoshop CS3 A month or so ago I demoed a masking technique that works well with text in Illustrator during an Adobe eSeminar I delivered. At the time I promised to write this technique up as a digitip, however, an extremely busy workschedule meant I’d not yet gotten around to posting...
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Online Video CS3 Tutorials, Compliments of Adobe

Free to all, a wealth of CS3 beginning tips and tricks from acknowledged authorities, free for the connecting. Keep reading Online Video CS3 Tutorials, Compliments of Adobe on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training...
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2MPT #40 – Golden Skin

Give your subjects golden skin, with this quick trick. This trick include tips on: Adjustment layers Warming up an image Blending Modes Download a PDF of our step by step guide for this trick here: Golden Skin Guide. Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download. Download the iTunes...
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Art Files for Illustrator

Code Line Communications has produced a stand-alone application for Mac OS (PPC and Universal Binary) that makes packaging Illustrator files for delivery of original .ai file including graphics and fonts to service providers an easier task. Web Reference: ArtFiles (2007, Code Line Communications) Cari Jansen - Training, Print & Electronic Publishing Consultancy, Technical Writing/Editing, Public...
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Illustrator: Faded dotted pattern

This tip succeeds the previous tip, and show cases how the dotted patterns created earlier can be faded, whilst retaining their vector and spot colours. Spotted dots The dotted patterns created in tip 53, can also be spot colours, by ensuring that the colour of the circular component that forms part of the pattern is...
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Photoshop CS3 beta

I guess by now you’ve heard… yep, Adobe, for the first time in history has released a Photoshop beta release publicly. How can you get this public beta release? Well hop on to Adobe Labs and enter your current Photoshop CS2, or Creative Suite CS2 serial number… You’ll then get your CS3 beta release serial...
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2MPT #39 – Depth of Field

Make your subjects pop from your photos background by simulating a decrease in depth of field. This trick include tips on: Extracting objects Hiding/showing layers and layer management Selective blurring and blur gradation Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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2MPT #38 – Marquee Tool Tip

Tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Marquee tool. This trick include tips on: Constraining the size and shape of selections Adjusting selections Adding to and subtracting from selections Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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2MPT #37 – Digital Mats

A look at how to create digital mats for your digital photographs. This trick include tips on: Canvas Sizing Layer Alignment Actions Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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2MPT #36 – Text Shadows

A look at how to create a text shadow complete with fades, blurs, and perspective. This trick include tips on: Text tools Gradients Layer effects Layer transformations Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download...
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Show Update

This show contains no tricks, but does have a quick update on our second photoshop contest our user wiki. Our 2nd Photoshop contest is for the best use of the photo transformed into a painting trick, which can be found here. Tag your flickr entries with this tag 2mptc2. You can see all the current...
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Top Ten XML Myths

A half-day XML tutorial at the InDesign Conference shed light on the "mystique" behind XML, both good and bad. Here are ten things to remember about XML that will demystify the technology. Keep reading Top Ten XML Myths on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training...
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