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[Design] Free Lynda.com Video: Creating Infographics with Illustrator

I try to tell my kids what it was like back in the day before the answers to every question were just a click or tap away. To get information on an obscure topic you’d actually have to get in the car, go to the library… Continue reading

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[Tutorial] Draw a Realistic Motorbike Helmet With Photoshop and Illustrator

We’ll combine the pixel manipulating precision of Photoshop with Illustrator’s brilliant vector handling to create a masterpiece in this tutorial.
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[#Design] CreativePro Tip of the Week: Reduce File Size in Photoshop

Need to reduce the file size of a Photoshop document? You may be able to significantly reduce the file size by either cropping or flattening. Continue reading

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[Photoshop Tutorial] Removing Backgrounds in Photoshop

Removing backgrounds in images can be a daunting task for designers…
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[#Design] Creating a Postcard in Photoshop

The Project: to make a fun postcard image from a beach vacation in the iconic “large letter” style of Curt Teich… Continue reading

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[#Design] Free Lynda.com Video: Foundations of #GraphicDesign History – The Bauhaus Movement

The majority of content here at CreativePro, including the Lynda.com videos that I write about, is focused on “the hows.” How to use a piece of software to accomplish a specific design… Continue reading

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[#Graphics #Tutorial] A Technique for Clean Sharpening in #Photoshop

Sharpening without introducing black or white edges around a subject can be a real challenge.
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[#Tutorial] Create a Mysterious, Disintegrating #Portrait With #Photoshop

In this tutorial we’ll turn a standard female model photo into a dark, mysterious disintegrating portrait of a witch. Continue reading

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[#Graphics #Tutorial] The Essential Guide to Creating Vintage-Style Posters With Illustrator

Ever wanted to recreate a vintage look for your own designs? Here’s how to capture an authentic-looking vintage travel poster design with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator!
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[Design] Finesse Your Type with Three Great InDesign Scripts

Dan Rodney describes himself as a designer, instructor, web developer, and all-around nice guy. This certified Adobe Instructor/Expert is passionate about technology and has written several time-saving scripts for InDesign for both Mac and PC that will make your typesetting life faster and easier. Using the scripts is easy, and you do not have to know how they work or how to create them. Just install and run them with a simple double-click. Here are our favorite three scripts from Dan: Quotes to Foot & Inch Marks One of the many challenges when setting type is to get the quotation marks, apostrophes, and primes (inch and foot marks) set with the correct glyphs. This usually begins with making sure the quotation marks and apostrophes are typeset using typographer?s quotes (smart quotes). Some folks use Find/Change for this, but what often ends up happening is that the primes used for measurements are accidentally converted to smart quotes. The fix for this usually requires proofreading and manually converting any instances back to proper foot or inch marks, which is both time-consuming and tedious. The Quotes to Foot & Inch Marks utility makes this easy. It eliminates having to do numerous search and […]
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