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  • Vector
    Design a CD Cover in Low-Polygonal Grungy Style in Adobe IllustratorCd cover template for front400 277
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    In this tutorial we’ll go through a process of creation of a stylish CD cover. Modern graphic style and simplicity make a perfect cover design, which is easily recognized among others. We will try out a so popular low-polygonal style and give our cover a unique grungy look with the help of Adobe Illustrator artistic brushes. Read More…
  • Print Design
    Get Yourself Noticed! Create a Simple Business Card in InDesignPreview image 400
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    In this tutorial we’ll explore how to create high-impact, audience-appropriate business cards for your own promotional purposes. You can look at how I put together inspiring examples for a fictional Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Photographer using InDesign, and lay down the Golden Rules of creating striking and unforgettable cards: minimal design, legible text, and appropriate audience! With these rules in mind, you can experiment to your heart’s content with text styles, color and even graphics.Read More…
  • Color
    How to Color Correct and Improve White Balance in Photoshop08 color correction preview
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    Learn how to color correct your images and achieve a natural white balance in Photoshop.Read More…
  • Adobe InDesign
    Create Beautiful Page Layouts and a Striking Cover for a Children's Fiction BookPreview image 400
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    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a striking cover as well as creative page layouts for a children's book (in this case a modernized version of 'Alice in Wonderland'!). Using Adobe InDesign, we’ll explore how thinking outside of the box with typography and images can make classically typeset pages more exciting. Read More…
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    Create a Seamless, Circular, Geometric Background Pattern in Photoshop0967 circle pattern preview400x277
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    Seamless backgrounds can be used in just about any type of project. You will commonly see them used in fashion design, print design, web design, and even architectural design. I've always enjoyed creating seamless backgrounds, and in this tutorial, I will show you how to create a really interesting circular, geometric background pattern using Photoshop's vector tools. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Create a Colorful Geometric Pattern in PhotoshopCreate a geometric pattern in photoshop 400x400px
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    Patterns are a great way to add additional texture and depth to your designs. Some can appear to be fairly complex, and the thought of making one can be overwhelming. You may find, however, that many aren't as difficult to create as they look. In this tutorial, I will show you an easy way to create colorful, and complex-looking geometric patterns in Photoshop.Read More…
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    Create a Magazine Cover, Inner Spread With Mock-Ups in Adobe InDesignIsometric tut mockupreview
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    In the second of our two part tutorial, I'm going to show you how to use our cityscape graphic to create a magazine cover and then two versions of an inner spread in Adobe InDesign. I'll then go on to create a mock up in Photoshop.Read More…
  • Designing
    Create a Complex, Repeating, Geometric Pattern in PhotoshopSeamless geometric pattern 3 preview
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    For many, the thought of creating a complex geometric pattern in Photoshop might seem like a daunting task. While complex patterns might look complicated, the techniques used to create them aren't actually that advanced. In this tutorial, we will use vector shapes to design a complex geometric pattern, without the use of any plug-ins or special effects. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Text Effects
    Create an Illuminated Text Effect in PhotoshopPreview400
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    Illumination effects are a fun way to make your typography more interesting. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a text effect that is illuminated with tracks of small lights using several Photoshop tools including vector shapes, brushes, Layer Styles, and Adjustment Layers. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Create a Kaleidoscope Effect in Photoshop0943 kaleidoscope preview400 21
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    Photography is a skill that I believe most designers should have at least a fundamental understanding of. You never know when you might need to run out and shoot a photo of your own for a project. Personally, I love to shoot photos, and it is nice to have a good catalog of photos in my arsenal, just in case.Read More…
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    Create a Stand-Out Portfolio Book in InDesign: Part Two - the InsidePreview image 400by400
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    In the second part of this two-part tutorial you'll learn how to design the interior pages for an Illustration Portfolio book intended for print, in Adobe InDesign. We will create a number of different page layouts and explore how layout styles can showcase your work to its best potential. In this tutorial I will be using vector assets from other Tuts+ tutorials, but the tutorial is designed so that you can interchange these with your own illustration work to create your personal portfolio. Refer to part one for creating the portfolio cover.Read More…
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    Create a Floral St. Valentine's Postcard in Adobe IllustratorFloral valentine card 400
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    In this tutorial we are going to create a cute, floral Saint Valentine's card in Adobe Illustrator, using simple shapes and Shape Builder Tool. You don't need any advanced drawing skills for making such card and you can easily create it without using a graphic tablet.Read More…
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