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  • Design & Illustration
    Vector
    Working with Type on a Path in IllustratorTextonpath
    In this quick tip tutorial, you will learn how to add Type on a Path in Adobe Illustrator. This is handy for logos and badges. So let's get to it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Photoshop
    Create a 3D, Fruit-Textured, Text EffectOrange text preview 400x277
    Use a combination of Modo, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create a text effect made of oranges.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Typography
    Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Gothic ScriptGothic script feature image
    In this "Mastering Calligraphy" lesson, we'll be learning what is by far the hardest font but also the most impressive. This font is a bit different than the others because it's made up of so many small strokes. However, the letters are very similar in construction so once you have a few down, you can do the rest easily! So let's get started!Read More…
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    Typography
    Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Cursive ScriptCursive calligraphy feature image
    In this lesson of "Mastering Calligraphy" we're going to learn how to write like the great Jane Austen. Flowing, cursive lettering is still seen today on wedding invitations and menus at fancy restaurants. While it looks extremely difficult to ink, it's actually made of two basic strokes. Better yet, with the Cursive Script, you hardly ever have to lift your pen off the paper! So let's dive in to the Cursive Script.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Typography
    Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Roundhand ScriptRoundhand script featured image for tutorial
    For our first tutorial in "Mastering Calligraphy", we're going to start with an easy alphabet that uses the two basic strokes we learned in the easy introduction. Just those two strokes make up a majority of the letters in the Roundhand Script alphabet. We'll be breaking the letters into similar groups and mastering both the lowercase and uppercase letters. So let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Typography
    Mastering Calligraphy: An Easy IntroductionCalligraphyintropreview
    Calligraphy is an art that never dies. You see it coming back into style with hand-lettered invitations and in high-end magazines. It's a great way to jazz up your correspondence and impress people. While most people think that calligraphy is difficult to learn, it's really made up of two simple strokes, which we're going to learn in this lesson before we start our series on "Mastering Calligraphy".Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Designing
    Create a Beautiful Book Cover in InDesign Using a Busy Photo Background400 400 screenshot
    Working on a book? You may have a photo you're dying to use on your cover but feel that it may be too busy or contrasting in color to allow text to stand out against it. Why not go ahead and use it - we'll look at ways of managing a busy background in Adobe InDesign. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Typography
    How to Create a Holiday Themed Typography Piece in Adobe IllustratorChris holiday 400
    Tis the season to be jolly, so why not spread some of that joy and cheer around? This tutorial will teach you a few techniques for altering fonts and manipulating their alternatives in Adobe Illustrator to create a unique, holiday inspired typography piece. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Typography
    Digital Publishing With InDesign CC: Audio FilesDps audio preview retina
    In this episode of the Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC series we are going to look at adding audio files to digital publications. We are going to add an MP3 music file to our document and create buttons to interact with it. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustration
    How to Create a Candy Striped Text Treatment with Colorful Candy AccentsCandygirl 400
    Candy-striped rope-like lettering has such a nostalgia factor for me; remnants of board games and food packaging of my youth. With two techniques for this candy coated text treatment, I'll guide you through with Adobe Illustrator CC and make this technique a breeze to learn when modifying your favorite font or hand drawn lettering of your own.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Typography
    Create Stylized Hay Bale Typography in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
    As we push further into autumn (in some parts of the world) many designers might be thinking about how to create autumn-inspired artwork for the projects they are working on. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create text made of hay using Photoshop's 3D features as an aid. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Designing
    Using Sketch to Create a Dark Halloween Party InvitationChris halloween 400
    With Halloween right around the corner wouldn't it be nice to throw a spooky get together? With this tutorial I'll show you how to make an invitation flyer that you can customize and print as needed! Though this tutorial is meant for Sketch, feel free to follow along in the vector software of your choice. These options can be easily transferred over if you're familiar with another application.Read More…
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