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New Course: Illustrating With Type

If you want to maximize your type skills in Adobe Illustrator, our new course is ideal for you. In Illustrating with Type: Typographic Posters & Word Clouds, you'll learn how to use a variety of type tools and techniques, before putting your new knowledge into practice with a couple of hands-on creative projects. Show More Summary

The Worldwide Photo Walk Is Tomorrow (plus seven last-minute tips)!

It’s here!!! Tomorrow in more than a thousand cities around the world my 7th Annual World Wide Photo Walk kicks off, and by tomorrow night nearly 20,000 photographers around the world will collectively have taken literally millions of photos as part of their local Photo Walks. How cool is that!!!! If you haven’t signed up for a walk yet: go hereContinue...

Make an Animated Pumpkin Icon Using Pixel Art in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will create a spooky jack-o-lantern from scratch, rendered entirely in pixels (the building blocks of digital art). Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop's Timeline panel to animate a smiling, winking face that blows a kiss at the viewer and lights up both inside and out. 1. Show More Summary

CorelDRAW: Basic Drawing Tools

What You'll Be Creating Whether you're fresh to vector, or you're an Adobe Illustrator user expanding your vector horizons, learning the basic tools of CorelDRAW is a worthy task. We're going to start with drawing tools such as the Pen Tool, Freehand Tool and 3-Point Curve Tool, as well as a review of some commonly used dockers and toolbars. Show More Summary

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

The 7th Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk We’re just a couple of days away from the world’s largest social photography event, the Worldwide Photo Walk! If you haven’t already signed up to take part in this event, there’s still time. Just head to and search for a walk in your area. It’s aContinue...

Design a Victorian Halloween Poster in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be Creating 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. Here we’ve advertised a Victorian Seance event (spooky!), but you can edit the text to suit your own purposes. Show More Summary

Create "The Walking Dead" Inspired Grungy Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Layering textures and brushes can give detail and depth to simple designs, making them look more interesting. This tutorial will show you how to do that, with the help of some blur filters and simple layer styles, in order to create a nice grungy text effect in Adobe Photoshop. Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Alex Garcia!

Photo by Robert Deutsch Do your pictures speak to you? If you’re feeling a dry spell in your creativity or you’re undecided about what personal project might wow your next client, it’s a curious but valuable question. What happens often as photographers is we get caught up in tools of the trade. Not everyone obviously,Continue...

Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroo […]

How to Draw Animals: Bats

What You'll Be Creating Traditionally at this time of the year, bats come into the spotlight. However, their media image is full of misconceptions and prejudice. They're seen as blood-thirsty vampires, or, at best, mean pests. In this...Show More Summary

Create a Mysterious Halloween Scene in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Halloween is a bewitching holiday that always brings us a lot of fun with its spooky, mysterious atmosphere! Join me in this tutorial to create a whimsical scene featuring a haunted house on a hill in Adobe Illustrator. Show More Summary

Real World Field Report on the Canon 7D Mark II

Hi gang: This weekend I got a chance to take two Canon 7D Mark IIs out for a real world field-test shooting two football games: On Saturday the Tennessee Vols vs. the Florida Gators, and on Sunday the New York Giants vs. the Atlanta Falcons at Met Life stadium in New Jersey. (Note: the twoContinue...

Miss World Philippines Official Portraits

According to Yahoo Philippines, “renowned photographer Pancho Escaler” took these official portraits for the Miss World Philippines 2014 candidates.  Maybe these ladies are just washed out due to the lighting… but I think they’ve been...Show More Summary


Have you ever thought to yourself “sure, Helvetica’s nice, but I sure wish there were 3,100 different ways to liven it up”? Boy do we have a deal for you, then. John Forsythe’s 12 sets of Photoshop Text Effects – … Continue reading ? The post [DEAL] 3,100+ WAYS TO LIVEN UP TEXT appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

Adobe Max 2014: New Features for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Mobile Apps

What You'll Be Creating It's that time again: a huge update has come to Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Below, you'll find all of the new features added to Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and some new iOS mobile apps that integrate with many of Adobe's applications. Show More Summary

Tuts+ Halloween Community Project: Join the Designers Graveyard!

Each year across the globe, the lives of designers come to their ghastly end. The cause? An unstoppable epidemic involving stationery avalanches, faulty hardware, and bad takeout. We remember the lives of our talented friends in this month's Design & Illustration Community Project. How Will the World Remember You This Halloween? Cue smoke machine. Show More Summary

How to Create a Dark Gravestone Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a dark gravestone illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools along...Show More Summary

Peter Read Miller on the new Canon 7D Mark II

Hi Gang: Mia McCormick sits down with one of my all-time heroes of sports photography, the legend himself, Peter Read Miller for his impressions of the recently announced Canon 7D Mark II. If you got a sec, it’s definitely worth checking out. Also, I shot two games this weekend using the 7D Mark II forContinue...

Photoshop Round-Up: Links We Love

Here’s a look at what’s been happening in Photoshop and pop culture news this week. 25 Incredibly awkward pregnancy portraits. [Smosh] Reddit had a PsBattle featuring a pooping cheerleader, and some “news” sources thought it was real. Show More Summary

Almost Married: All The Way Terrible

Aside from the obvious issues with lighting, shadows, scale, and whatever is happening with that guy’s legs and hands… this also looks like a terrible movie. Thanks for sending this in, Blackarrowpro. The post Almost Married: All The Way Terrible appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

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