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It’s “Update Your Portfolio” Monday

OK, we’ve had “Backup Tuesday” and now it’s time for “Update Your Portfolio Monday” — a reminder that it’s time to shake the dust off that portfolio — see if you have newer, better shots that need to be added. Take a look at the sequence (order) of your images and see if they needContinue...

Create a Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating For all of you sports fans out there, this tutorial will teach you how to create a baseball-inspired text effect. You'll start by preparing the text, then with the help of the Bas Relief effect and the Inner Glow effect you'll easily add some dimension to it. Show More Summary

Create a Super Simple Infographic Template in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be Creating You must have had your head buried in the sand if you haven't noticed the infographic invasion across the design world! Infographics are enjoying a surge in popularity, and it’s easy to see why—they’re a colourful,...Show More Summary

Trailblazers: A new series on Powerful Women of Photography

This is something we’re really proud, and very excited about  — our own Mia McCormick had the vision and talent to create a brand new series all about inspiring female photographers — woman who are blazing new trails in our industry and changing the way females are preceived in our industry. Mia (an award-winning journalist and instructorContinue...

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Corey Barker’s Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX Seminar Tour Come spend the day with Corey Barker, the award-winning designer, illustrator and also best-selling author of the book “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, Volume 2” as he brings concepts, images and ideas from his book to life in this one-day live training seminar. Join himContinue...

Create Your Own Grunge Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating It's a fairly easy feat to create custom sets of grunge brushes in Adobe Photoshop once you have a couple of techniques down. The main ideas are to have a textured source and to play around with filters that manipulate the look of sketched-out lines and doodles. Show More Summary

How to Create Buttons in Photoshop and Adobe Muse

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a button in Photoshop and use it, with all its various states, in an Adobe Muse project. Once we've designed and imported our Photoshop assets into Adobe Muse, we'll look at what happens if...Show More Summary

Live Perspective: A New Approach to Depth in Drawing

What You'll Be Creating Perspective. The word freezes the blood in the veins of every aspiring artist (and even many of those who seem to be pretty good at what they do). This “method of drawing 3D forms in 2D space” is full of confusing mathematical rules that seem to have nothing to do with carefree, passionate drawing. Show More Summary

Create Detailed Spa Stones and Flowers in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Are you seeking inspiration and inner peace? Do you want to relax and enjoy your day? This utorial is right for you! Feel calm and relaxed as you draw a minimalistic spa scene with basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator, and learn some easy yet spectacular tricks to create a semi-realistic look. Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Erik Almås!

I believe there’s opportunity for everyone to have commercial success as a photographer in today’s market. This as long as they have a unique and honest perspective… Hi! I’m excited to be writing for Scott Kelby and the Guest blog Wednesday! I’m also excited about the current state of photography! Really excited! Daily I getContinue...

How to Draw Animals: Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises

What You'll Be Creating Whales are so similar to fish, especially to the shark family, that it's very easy to confuse their body traits when drawing. That's why we need to know them better to draw them properly. Follow me in a journey...Show More Summary

This year, we’re “Photo Walking with a Purpose”

We are now just 16-days away from my 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. There are nearly 900 photo walks already organized in cities all over the world, which is awesome. We’ll have a lot of fun, we’ll make lots of great pictures, lots of folks will win prizes and we’ll make a lot of newContinue...

Create an Isometric Pixel Art House in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating You've made an isometric pixel art character, but where could that character live? It's time to make a home for it! Much like with Lego sets, buildings are almost the whole point of isometric pixel art. Creating...Show More Summary

How to Make a Cute Pig Face Icon With Simple Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating 1. Draw the Pig Face Step 1 Start with a New Document approximately 6" x 6", or whatever size you feel most comfortable working with. The main goal is for it to be square. Use the Rectangle Tool (M) to draw a peach ( #F9C9BF ) square over the Artboard. Show More Summary

Designing a Web App UI Kit? in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating 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. Show More Summary

My Seven Favorite Features in IOS 8

I can’t give you my favorite iPhone 6 features, because mine hasn’t come in yet, but I did makes the leap to IOS 8 this weekend and I absolutely love it! My favorite IOS update in years. So, without further ado (yes, that was ado), here are my Seven Favorite IOS Features (and some ofContinue...

How to Design a Folky Gig Poster in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use Adobe Illustrator and Wacom Intuos Pro tablet to design and illustrate a poster for a folk music and poetry show. I'll take you through a couple of interesting and useful...Show More Summary

Our Exclusive First-Look at the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II

It’s here — it’s only 47-second long, and you’ve never seen a “first-look” quite like it. ;-) Hope you have a great weekend! Best, -Scott

Hand Lettering: Letterforms at Their Core

What You'll Be Creating This tutorial will provide you with a very basic understanding not only of lettering, but also of overall concepts of typography, which a lot of designers these days don’t have. The process described below will teach you about consistency, kerning, contrast, and weight. Show More Summary

To the Point: Interview With Dave Perillo, aka Montygog

What You'll Be Creating For this installment of our To the Point series, I got to fire questions at Dave Perillo, aka Montygog, whose often pop-culture-themed vector pieces are inspiring and harken back to an era of design long missed. Show More Summary

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