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What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a daffodil text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating Less is more when it comes to designing layouts! We take a look at how incorporating more white space into your InDesign layouts can make a huge difference to your work, taking your designs from crowded and fussy to streamlined and polished in an instant.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll walk through the step by step process of creating a simple, photo-based Tumblr diary theme in Photoshop. I will start totally from scratch and will guide you through the whole process of setting up the document, using some basic tools and completing the design in no time. The aim of this tutorial is to show how some of the design decisions are being made and how the final design comes to life. Tutorial Assets In order to follow along you will need some (freely available) assets: Photos from Skitterphoto PT Serif
What You’ll Be Creating Adobe Bridge is a really useful tool for ‘bridging’ the content of your computer’s folders between your Adobe design applications. You can use the programme to organize files, and create sophisticated libraries of images and text documents ready to use in your layout designs.
What You’ll Be Creating Digital publishing is an ever-growing industry. Both professional and self-published authors are taking advantage of the eBook medium to reach larger readerships and offer their literary work at great value prices. The downside of this explosion in digital publishing is the fact that the market is becoming increasingly saturated, and it can be difficult to make your eBook stand out from the competition. Grabbing a potential reader’s attention as they browse the Kindle Book Store is the first step towards increasing your sales, and an effectively designed eBook cover is a huge factor in attracting the eye. In this tutorial we’ll look at the Digital Publishing function in…
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How to Design an Effective eBook Cover Using Adobe InDesign
What You’ll Be Creating I remember a year ago I was having so much trouble vectoring my letterforms. I had a decent understanding of the Pen Tool, but had no idea that there are minor techniques that do wonders for your type to create those smooth curves you’re looking for.
This year, Adobe Photoshop turns 25! Let’s celebrate this iconic software’s birthday by sharing with you some of the awesome resources here on Tuts+. Not only that, but for the next month, one of our premium video courses on Photoshop is free to access! Read on to find out more. 5 Photoshop Sessions to Master Sometimes just one tutorial on a topic isn’t enough and you want to learn an area of Photoshop from more than one tutorial. We have several collections of themed content, which will help you explore specific areas of design with Photoshop or a specific process, here on Tuts+. Here are my five favourite from the past few years for you to get your teeth into. Photoshop Basix Are you new to Photoshop? Have you been trying to teach yourself the basics of Photoshop, but found the amount of educational material available on the net a bit overwhelming? Photoshop Basix, by Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor…
What You’ll Be Creating Ahoy, mateys! In this tutorial we will learn how to draw a stylized flat portrait of a funny captain, using basic shapes, warp effects and some custom brushes and textures. Get ready and hoist the sails! 1. Form the Captain’s Head Step 1 Start by taking the Rounded Rectangle Tool
What You’ll Be Creating Water splashes are a beautiful phenomenon. The randomness of liquid physics ensures that every splash is unique. The result is a natural struggle of the fluid as an external force flings it around and gravity insists it return to a resting state. This struggle takes place in the span of a fraction of a second, and it often happens too quickly for us to be able to capture and appreciate the simple majesty of the effect. Because water splashes are so familiar, yet elusive, they make for excellent compositional elements. The image of a splash also conveys movement and mood. If you want to use them in your own designs, you probably consider purchasing stock images as your only option. This Quick Tip is here to show you that with a bit of effort, you too can create your own beautiful water splashes to use! 1. It’s All About the Light The absolute first thing to discuss is the mechanics of capturing the water splash with a DSLR. It’s more challenging than it looks. The main issue is the speed. The splash only lasts for a moment, and it will not be still. To capture it appropriately, the camera needs a very quick shutter speed . I found that anything slower than a speed of 1/1000 of a second resulted in motion blur. The image below was captured at a shutter speed of 1/800 of a second. The movement and shape of the water is beautiful, but the shutter speed isn’t quick enough to …
What You’ll Be Creating Typography plays a huge part in the way brands are perceived, and how successful brands become with consumers. A wise choice of type can make a logo more memorable, more aspirational, more trustworthy and more exciting. Minimal typographic logos are simple to achieve, and can often have more impact than a symbolic logo design. Here, we’ll take a look at how typography can be used successfully across logo design, and break down how you can create effective branding for different sorts of commercial businesses, using very basic typographic tips and tricks. We’ll explore how simple tweaks to typeface, sizing, case, weight, tracking, alignment, and colour can really lift your typographic designs, and make them industry-appropriate in an instant. If you want to recreate the designs as you read, you will need to have access to Adobe InDesign. Recreate the Designs Using InDesign The designs pictured throughout this tutorial have been put together using Adobe InDesign.