Create a Japanese Cherry Blossom Scene

Hey everyone! Today we will be creating a nice Japanese style cherry blossom scene in Adobe Illustrator using the Blob brush, Eraser and the Ellipse tool. So let’s get started! Tutorial Details Program Adobe Illustrator CS4 + Difficulty Beginners / Intermediate Topics Covered Blob Brush, Eraser, Ellipse Tool Estimated Completion Time 1.5 – 2 hours…

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Morisawa Font Library Now Available Outside Japan

Morisawa, one of the most prestigious type foundries in Japan, first made its fonts available to an international audience by becoming a Typekit partner last year. And while the 20 fonts available in Typekit were a welcome addition, especially for casual Japanese typesetting needs, they did not provide the various weights and styles needed for…

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How to Create a Maneki Neko Lucky Charm in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingAt some point, you’ve probably come across a cat statue with one of its paws raised and swaying back and forth. This is Maneki-neko or the Beckoning Cat, a common Japanese figurine, which is often believed to bring luck to its owner. Such talismans usually come in different color variations and have different…

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How to Create Origami Birds Using One Dollar Bills in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingOrigami is the ancient art of paper folding which creates beautiful crafts of animals, flowers, and more. And If you’ve ever folded money into fun shapes before then you’re in for this nostalgic treat! In this tutorial, learn how to create your own Japanese origami bird in Adobe Photoshop using a mixture…

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Qoppa releases enhanced Java PDF Libraries and Components

Qoppa Software, a provider of PDF solutions, announced the release of new versions of its Java PDF Libraries and Java PDF Components which now include new PDF features and improved memory management and performance. Qoppa’s new version of jPDFProcess, jPDFAssemble and jPDFNotes features Unicode support. These new Java libraries now allow editing Unicode text in Annotations and Document properties such…

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