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  • Adobe Illustrator
    New Course: Illustrating With TypeWordclouds
    If you want to maximize your type skills in Adobe Illustrator, our new course is ideal for you. In Illustrating With Type, you'll learn how to use a variety of type tools and techniques, and then you'll put your new knowledge into practice with two hands-on creative projects: a word cloud and a typographic poster.Read More…
  • Halloween
    Design a Victorian Halloween Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Halloween is fast approaching, and suitably gothic Victoriana designs are back in vogue. Celebrate your upcoming Halloween gathering with a vintage-style, steampunk-inspired poster. Read More…
  • Adobe Photoshop
    Designing a Web App UI Kit‏ in Adobe PhotoshopWeb app ui kit preview
    Style guide driven development offers a hugely flexible approach to modern web design. In this tutorial I'll walk you through designing a UI (user interface) kit, whilst also explaining the decision-making that will keep our UI kit consistent and reusable.Read More…
  • Hand Lettering
    Hand Lettering: Letterforms at Their CorePreview image tutsplus
    Master the basic, yet fundamental concepts of lettering. Learn about consistency, kerning, weight, contrast and more.Read More…
  • Text Effects
    How to Create a Varsity Lettering Effect in Adobe IllustratorPreview1
    Learn how to create a graphic style that you can apply to live type or any vector object. The result is reminiscent of the patches on school sports jackets, and can be achieved with a few simple strokes and effects in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Typography
    Understanding Auto, Optical and Metrics Kerning in Adobe IllustratorPreview image
    What’s with all of the kerning options in Adobe Illustrator? Is one better than the other? Which type of kerning should I choose? Does it matter? In this article, I will demystify the kerning choices available in Illustrator.Read More…
  • Adobe InDesign
    Create 5 High-Impact Typography Effects in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Learn how to create expertly crafted typography layouts in Adobe InDesignRead More…
  • Adobe Illustrator
    Working With the Area Type Tool in Adobe IllustratorArea type tool preivew
    Most blocks of text are set within conventional rectangular borders. But, what about those times when you want to place text within an irregular boundary? Or, what if you want to divide the copy in your text box into columns? I’ll show you how to do both of these things, as well as a few extras, using Adobe Illustrator’s Area Type Tool.Read More…
  • Calligraphy
    How to Draw Calligraphy FlourishesFlourishes preview
    Make your calligraphy even fancier with fine flourishes and extra swirls.Read More…
  • Graphic Design
    Create a Retro World Cup Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image 400
    The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off (no pun intended!) this summer. No doubt all eyes will be on Brazil as international teams compete for the ultimate soccer trophy. Read More…
  • Interviews
    An Interview With Benoit ChallandPreview
    This week I get talking with Benoit Challand and how he creates his amazing 3D typography.Read More…
  • Drawing
    Create Your Own Drop Cap Calligraphic LetterDrop cap preview image
    Have you ever opened an old book and seen a beautiful drop cap letter at the start of the first sentence? I'm going to teach you how to ink one yourself.Read More…