Graphic Design

  • Illustration
    Learn How to Improve Your Digital Illustrations in 10 Easy StepsImprove digital illustrations preview
    In this article, we'll break down the ten easy ways to improve your technique for better digital illustrations. Read More…
  • Graphic Design
    Quick Tip: Three Ways to Make Your Designs Look Instantly Better! Preview image
    Sometimes it's hard to put your finger on it—there's something just not right about your layout. It's too dull, too fussy, too bare or too busy. These three quick fixes will help you transform your designs, and make your page look spectacular, not so-so. Read More…
  • Problem Solving
    Quick Tip: How to Open Corrupted Adobe InDesign FilesPreview image
    So you’ve received an InDesign file from a colleague or client; or even navigated to an old ID file on your own computer—only to find that the document is apparently ‘damaged’ and won’t open. The file has somehow become corrupted, and the software just doesn’t like it. No need to panic! Check out these nifty solutions for opening corrupted InDesign files...Read More…
  • Adobe Photoshop
    New Course: Texture Crafting in Adobe PhotoshopTexture 1
    High-quality textures are an integral part of creating digital artwork with depth, realism and visual interest. But where do you get these textures? One of the best places is to develop them yourself. In this course you will learn exactly how to do just that! Read More…
  • Branding
    How to Create a Brand Guidelines Document in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Branding is the visual glue that holds a company or organization together. In this tutorial I’ll take you through the steps of how I created a simple Brand Guidelines document for the resident Design and Illustration authors, affectionately known as Team Awesome! I’ll also share some really useful tips for creating Brand Guidelines for your own projects.Read More…
  • Icon Design
    How to Create a Set of Flat Animal Icons in Adobe IllustratorFlat animals icons 400
    In this tutorial we’ll create six different animal portraits from one and the same circle! Let’s have fun making a set of trendy flat elements using basic shapes, the Shape Builder Tool, the Pathfinder panel and some other useful functions of Adobe Illustrator! Read More…
  • Adobe Photoshop
    Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Save Your Images CorrectlyUnnamed%20(1)
    Learn an essential Photoshop skill in just a minute! In this quick tip we explore the best way to save images for use online with Photoshop CC 2015.Read More…
  • Icon Design
    How to Create a Flat Design Wedding Icon in Adobe IllustratorWedding icon 02
    Learn how to create a wedding icon in Adobe Illustrator, using simple shapes, shadows and outlines.Read More…
  • Book Cover
    Create a Cool Image-Inside-Image Effect in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Who knew you could create Photoshop-standard effects in Adobe InDesign? Learn how to recreate this dramatic image-inside-image effect, and give your book covers, magazine layouts and posters a cool makeover. Suitable for beginner to intermediate users of InDesign, we’ll walk through the steps of creating the effect and laying it out as part of a book cover design for a paperback novel.Read More…
  • Adobe Illustrator
    New Course: Master Patterns in Adobe IllustratorPattern
    Patterns are fun and full of endless possibilities, and we can see them everywhere, from cell-phone cases to textiles. In this course you will learn how to create your own geometric pattern from scratch and how to save your own pattern libraries.Read More…
  • Product Mock Up
    Create a Camera Phone Mock-Up Using Smart Objects and Smart Filters in PhotoshopPreview
    Learn how to create a cameraphone mock-up with a blurred background. The use of Smart Objects and Smart Filters makes the file infinitely editable, without any loss of image quality.Read More…
  • Print Design
    How to Create a Laser-Cut Self Mailer Using Adobe Illustrator and InDesignPreview image
    Using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign I'll show you how to create your own stunning laser-cut self mailer, which is going to give your marketing materials that extra professional edge. In this tutorial, suitable for beginner-to-intermediate readers, we'll look at how to set up dielines correctly and talk about how you can adequately prepare your artwork for the printing and cutting process. Read More…