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243 Recreating the Creative Cloud Logo in Illustrator

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Hey, gang. This is Deke McLelland. Then, in the Color panel, or at the bottom of the toolbox.

243 Recreating the Creative Cloud Logo in Illustrator

Hey, gang. This is Deke McLelland. Welcome to Deke's Techniques. Now, you might notice I've got a little bit of a cold, hope you don't catch it. But I'm just so darn excited. Once again, we are inside of Illustrator, in which I'm going to show you how to create the world's most beloved logo and of course I'm talking about. The one for the Adobe Creative Cloud. Now, I know not everybody's a fan, but three things. First of all this is a good looking logo. And we're going to create it entirely from scratch. Second, it involves some mad Illustrator skills as documented here.

And third. You don't need Illustrator CC to create the Creative Cloud logo, you can make this in Illustrator C6,5,4,3,2,1. Let's get started. >> For starters, those of you have access to the exercise files. I've created this document called CC logo steps. And it's divided into nine art boards, each of which document an important step in the process.

And you can switch from one art board to another just by pressing Shift + page down. And that will allow you to review every single step that we're going to be performing over the course of this movie in order to get this final logo right there. So, the first thing you want to do is press Ctrl+N or Cmd+N on a Mac to bring up the New Document dialog box. Change the profile to Basic RGB just so that we get the right color swatches. We want the units to be set to points, so leave it that way. And go ahead and twirl open this Advanced section down here and change the Raster effects from Screen to high.

So, that we get a decent quality drop shadow in the end, and we want this to be a kind of a dinky document. So, I'm going to change width value to 220 and the height value to a 160, and then I'll click OK. Now, we want to create a big rectangle filled with a gradient. So, go ahead and grab the Rectangle tool. Make sure, by the way, under the View menu that Smart Guides are turned on. If they aren't, go ahead and choose Set command. And then align your cursor with the top left corner of the art board and click.

And we want to enter those same values again, 220 for the width and 160 for the height. And then go ahead and click OK, and we end up with this big rectangle. We don't want a stroke, so change this second swatch to none. Then, in the Color panel, or at the bottom of the toolbox. Make sure that the fill is active. If it's not, click on it. Then, go ahead and bring up the Gradient panel. Which you can get to by choosing the Gradient command from the Window menu, if you like. You need to expand the panel and click inside the bar here in order to apply the default gradient.

Now we need to change the colors, by double-clicking on the first color swatch, it needs to be HSB. Not just K as it is now. So, I'll go ahead and click on this Flyout Menu icon, and choose HSB, and the values we're looking for is zero degrees for the hue, so that's fine. Change the saturation to 97%. If it changes a little on you, that's just because Illustrator is approximating to the nearest RGB value, and then change the brightness value to 50%. And you get one of the ugliest gradients in the world. That's because we also need to change the second color stop.

So, double-click on it, change it to HSB, of course. We want, once again, zero for the H value, will change the saturation value this time to 95%, and then take the brightness value up to a nice, chipper 90%. And we end up with this very bright effect here. Now, you want to change the angle value to 90 degrees, and we have our base gradient. We need to lock it down so we don't end up messing it up. So, go up to the Object menu, choose Lock and choose Selection. Now I'll go ahead and zoom in here so, that I'm filling my screen with the gradient.

And now I"m going to switch from the Rectangle tool to the Ellipse tool. And you want to press the Alt key, or the Option key on a Mac, and click somewhere in the left-hand portion of the illustration. Doesn't really matter where yet. I came up with some values through trial and error and if you're working along with me and you want to get the same results. Then you want to use these exact same values throughout. So, first thing here inside Ellipse dialog box, assuming both the width and height values start out the same as they do by default. Then go ahead and lock them down, by clicking on the Chain icon, and then change either the width or height values to 59 points.

And click OK, and you end up with this nearly invisible circle, don't worry about that. And then Alt+Click or Option+Click over on the ride hand side, and change either the height or width value. Notice that they're linked together so, they change together to 74 points and click OK. And now I'll press the V key to switch back to the Black Arrow tool, and Shift+Click on the other circle so that they're both selected. I'm going to go ahead and collapse that Gradient panel, so I have a little more room to work. And you know what? I want my layer to be bigger. I'll click on the Flyout Menu icon, choose Panel Options, select other and change this guy to some big, let's say, 100 pixels.

So, we have this big preview. And I'll change the name of the layer to cc logo, or something like that. But what I really need to do, that was just housekeeping, is go up to the Window menu and choose the appearance command in order to switch over to the Appearance panel. Let's change the fill to none. And then select a stroke and change its line weight to 27 points, and change the color to white. With that stroke selected drop down to the little page icon, click on it. That'll duplicate the stroke. Change the line weight this time to 12 points, and let's make this guy black.

This time around. And because we're working inside a RGB document, we get a nice, rich black. I want these guys to be 42 and 2 3rds points apart from each other, which sounds ridiculous, but that's what I'm looking for. So, I'll press Ctrl+Y or Cmd+Y on a Mac. Click off the Path Outline to deselect them. Select this guy. Make sure, by the way, always a good idea, to turn off the bounding box. And that'll allow you to drag the circle by its bottom anchor point and ultimately you want to snap it in to alignment with the bottom anchor point of the larger circle.

Then, double-click on a Black Arrow tool to bring up the Move dialog box, change the vertical value to zero, and change the horizontal value to negative 42.667. Something that represents 2 3rds. And then turn on the Preview checkbox, and you'll see it scoot over to the left. Then click OK. Now press Ctrl+Y, or Cmd+Y on a Mac. And let's go ahead and marquee both of these guys. I want to center them. So, the first thing you need to do is choose the Group command from the Object menu. Or, of course, you can press Ctrl+G.

Cmd+G on a Mac. Go up to the Align icon right there. Click on it. Choose Align to art board. Then you'll see these alignment options. Click on Horizontal Align Center and then click on Vertical Align Center. Now the only reason I group these guys together is so that they would move together and no longer want them to be grouped. So, I'll go up to the Object menu and choose Ungroup in order to break them apart. Alright now return to the Object menu, choose Path and choose Add Anchor Points and that'll give you some additional anchor points here.

One new anchor point for each segment. And now we want to bust things up by switching from the Eraser tool over to the Scissors tool. You want to click this Anchor Point right there. Then you want to click at this one. So, we have the kind of c left over. And now you want to press the Ctrl key or the Cmd key on a Mac. It should give you the Black Arrow tool because it's the Last Arrow tool you used. Click with the Ctrl or Cmd key down on this segment and then press the Backspace key or the Delete key on a Mac to get rid of it. And then Ctrl+Click or Cmd+Click on this remaining circle on the background.

And you want to click here, on this guy and then down here at the bottom. And now press the Ctrl key or the Cmd key on a Mac, click there. On this Path Outline and press Backspace key or the Delete key on a Mac to get rid of it. Now for the Line tool, go ahead and select it here. Inside the toolbox, you maybe have to select it from the Line Tool Flyout menu. We're going to to create a handful of lines three in all. So, you want to start by clicking inside the illustration. Change the length value to 19 points and change the angle value to 135 degrees.

Press the Enter key or the Return key on a Mac. Click again, we're just creating some segments that we'll move into place in just a moment. And change the length value to 27 points. We still want the angle to be 135 degrees, so click OK. Click again down here some place, and change the length to 42.667, and change the angle to zero. Click OK. And we'll end up with this horizontal line. Now, return to the Black Arrow tool, which you can get by pressing the V key. Grab this guy, and drag it and snap it into alignment with that point there.

Then get this guy, the short one, and drag it and snap it into alignment with the top of the left hand C, like so. And then go ahead and grab this one by its bottom anchor point, the longer of the two. And drag it until it snaps in to alignment with the bottom of the backward c, and go ahead and release it. Now we want to take all three of these segments so, select em all, and cut them by pressing Ctrl+X or Cmd+X on a Mac. And then select both of these guys by clicking on one and Shift+Clicking on the other.

And press Ctrl+B, or Cmd+B on a Mac, in order to paste those segments in back. Now, Shift+Click on this diagonal segment, the longer of the two, to deselect it, and Shift+Click on the forward C to select it as well. And then you want to press Ctrl+J or Cmd+J on a Mac in order to join those segments together. Now select this guy and Shift+Click on the backwards C and press Ctrl+J or Cmd+J on a Mac to join them together as well. Looks like I forgot a step, it's documented inside that nine art board file but I just forgot to do it.

And the problem is I need to apply some round caps. So, I'll go ahead and Shift+Click on the forward C so they're both selected. Then inside the Appearance panel, click on the word Stroke for the stop stroke and change it to a round cap and you'll get this effect here. And now you need to the same for the white stroke. So, click on the word Stroke for that bottom stroke, and change it to round cap as well. And you'll end up with the effect you see on the screen. Now, we need to convert these strokes to filled path outlines. And that's a two part procedure, you first go up to the Object menu and choose Expand Appearance.

And that breaks everybody into independent strokes. And then you return to the Object menu, choose Path, and choose Outline Stroke. And we end up with this wacky effect here. Now, we have some groups going, you can tell that, on the far left side of the Control panel, we need to get rid of them. So, go up to the Object menu and choose Ungroup, and you should now see the word path. On the far left side of the Control panel, which tells you that everybody's been successfully busted up. Now click off the Path Outlines to deselect them and click and Shift+Click on the two white paths.

And press Ctrl+C or Cmd+C on a Mac in order to copy them. Click off the past out lines and press Ctrl+F or Cmd+F to paste them in the front, just so that we can work on them. Now you want to go Window menu and choose the Pathfinder command, which brings up the Pathfinder panel. And you want to click on this very first guy there, Unite, in order to fuse these path outlines together. Now, we end up with a compound path as you can see on the far left side of the Control panel. We need to bust that up too by going up to the Object menu, choosing Compound Path and choosing Release.

And then, once you've done that, I want you to Shift+Click on the larger path outline to deselect it and now you've got these extras on the inside here. I don't need my smart guides any more so I'm going to go ahead and turn them off because they're sort of making things flush on screen. Anyway, we've got these two guides still selected. Press the Backspace key or the Delete key on a Mac to get rid of them. And then, go ahead and select this guy and right-click inside the Document window, choose range and choose Send to Back. That's actually too far back. I just sent the shape in back of the gradient. So, press Ctrl+ or Cmd+ on a Mac, to move it one step forward. And we end up with this effect here.

We still got some stuff left to do here, so click Off the Path Outlines to deselect. Select this guy right there, and just so we can better keep track of him, change his fill to green. And that way, there's no mistaking it. And then press the C key to switch back to the Scissors tool right there. And I want you to click there and there. And now press and hold the Ctrl key or the Cmd key on a Mac to temporarily get the Black Arrow tool. Click on this portion of the path and then press the Backspace key or the Delete key on a Mac to get rid of it.

Now Ctrl or Cmd key on this wide path to select it. And let's change it's color to cyan. Again, just so we can see what's going on. And with the Scissors tool, you want to click here, and then you want to click down here. And now, you can press the V key, to switch back to the Black Arrow tool permanently. Click on this path right there to deselect it, and press the Backspace key, or the Delete key on a Mac, to get rid of it. Now then you want to select this green path, and this black backward C. And you want to return to the Pathfinder panel and you want to choose Minus back, which is the very last icon.

And you'll end up with this effect here. Awesome. Now go ahead and select the cyan shape and select the forward C, and this time you want minus front. And that's going to leave you with a little extra item right there. First of all, notice that we've got a group. Next go up to the Objects menu and choose Ungroup in order to get rid of it. Then Shift+Click on that forward C what remains of it anyway to deselect it and I occidentally Shift+Clicked to much there. But by the time you're done, you should see just this little half circle, and then press the Backspace key, or the Delete key on a Mac to get rid of it.

We're in the home stretch, we're almost done. In other words, go ahead and select both of the black shapes like so. Click on one, Shift+Click on the other. Go up to the Object menu, choose Compound Path and choose Make because Illustrator needs to regard these two as a single path outline. And then Shift+Click on the white path, bring up the Pathfinder panel once again and click on Minus Front. And that's going to subtract that one black path outline from the white path outline below it. So, that's why we had to turn it into a compound path.

So, we end up when I click on Minus Front, with this effect there. And then finally, let's add a hint of drop shadow, by going to Effect menu, choosing Stylize and choosing Drop Shadow. And the first thing you want to do, is change the color. So, go ahead and click on the Color Swatch. The values that I came up with were a hue of zero degrees, a saturation value of 100% and a brightness of 50%. Then go ahead and click OK. Crank the opacity value up to 100. Take the x offset value down to zero and then if you want to see what you're doing you can turn on the Preview checkbox.

You can see that we've got way too much shadow going on. And the values I came up with for the Y offset and the Blur, are negative 0.3. That will move the shadow upward,as you see here, and then I change the blur value to 0.3 in order to get this final effect. So, we have just a little bit of edge along the top of the logo. Then click OK, then press Ctrl+Shift a or Cmd+Shift a on a Mac in order to deselect your artwork. And you can even zoom in if you want to, and press the F key a couple of times in order to switch to the Full Screen mode.

And there you have it, folks. Whatever you think of the creative cloud, that's how you create its elegant logo, here inside Illustrator. See that was fun, wasn't it? Now, it's not meant in any way to be an endorsement of the Creative Cloud. I, like Switzerland, I'm neutral. If you decide to use it, I'm there for you. If not, I understand. Next week, I'm going to show you in Photoshop how to create this cool multicolor gradient, and then. We're going to turn it into this psychedelic fabric texture that's going to make the editors cry because it's hard to compress.

Deke's techniques, each and every week. Keep watching.

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  1. 26m 18s
    1. 344 Creating a golden 3D ring in Illustrator
      10m 21s
    2. 345 Mapping Elven runes (or text) onto a 3D ring
      15m 57s
  2. 12h 7m
    1. 282 Ringing in the New Year with dynamic effects in Illustrator
      12m 59s
    2. 283 Dynamically transforming fills and strokes
      13m 41s
    3. 284 Tracing an avatar from a photograph in Photoshop
      12m 24s
    4. 285 Drawing a vector-based avatar in Illustrator
      19m 44s
    5. 286 Coloring and shading your avatar
      16m 0s
    6. 287 Exporting an illustration as a universally supported PNG file
      10m 54s
    7. 288 Upsampling a layered composition with great results
      13m 43s
    8. 289 Rebuilding a pattern at a higher resolution
      7m 29s
    9. 290 Painting happy little trees
      13m 46s
    10. 291 Shading and lighting the happy forest
      15m 15s
    11. 292 Enlarging a low-res photograph in Photoshop
      12m 20s
    12. 293 Enlarging a photo by tracing it in Illustrator
      13m 10s
    13. 294 Mastering Exposure in Camera Raw
      11m 40s
    14. 295 Super smooth and unflinchingly sharp
      10m 46s
    15. 296 Deleting an inadvertent photo bomber
      8m 13s
    16. 297 Correcting a distorted panorama
      17m 23s
    17. 298 Rebuilding bad stitching in a panorama
      14m 53s
    18. 299 Nondestructive dodge and burn
      8m 54s
    19. 300 Blending a shadow into any background
      8m 37s
    20. 301 Saving a PNG image with a translucent shadow
      8m 45s
    21. 302 Cleaning up a smart phone photo
      11m 17s
    22. 303 Using Photoshop 1.0
      5m 45s
    23. 304 Creating your own Chinese seal (or chop)
      26m 4s
    24. 305 Simulating hand lettering with art brushes
      20m 8s
    25. 306 Adding texture to your hand stamp
      3m 34s
    26. 307 Creating a black chop on red paper
      5m 55s
    27. 308 Auto-hiding iconic panels in Photoshop
      3m 44s
    28. 309 Creating a custom toolbox in Illustrator CC
      4m 21s
    29. 310 Creating the perfect passport photo
      20m 18s
    30. 311 Retouching your passport photo
      13m 38s
    31. 312 Turning a photo into a giant mural
      13m 11s
    32. 313 Enhancing the reality of your mural
      11m 8s
    33. 314 Creating a 3D bump map
      12m 7s
    34. 315 UV overlay and 3D bump paint
      14m 4s
    35. 316 Using Lens Flare for good (not evil)
      10m 48s
    36. 317 Using the Perspective Crop tool
      9m 29s
    37. 318 Reducing real-world camera shake
      10m 4s
    38. 319 Reducing glare in a photograph
      15m 25s
    39. 320 Restoring repeating details
      13m 43s
    40. 321 Integrating a detail captured with a phone
      9m 6s
    41. 322 Blending two exposures of a single scene
      12m 25s
    42. 323 Masking mountains away from sky
      14m 22s
    43. 324 Creating a photographic caricature in Photoshop
      10m 7s
    44. 325 Exaggerating facial features with Liquify
      12m 48s
    45. 326 Masking a caricature against a new background
      11m 20s
    46. 327 Shading and sharpening a caricature
      10m 6s
    47. 328 Drawing a Möbius strip in Illustrator
      12m 21s
    48. 329 Shading the Möbius strip with gradients
      9m 0s
    49. 330 Adding twisting edges to the Möbius strip
      8m 9s
    50. 331 Creating an impossible Penrose triangle
      10m 37s
    51. 332 Shading the cubes in your Penrose triangle
      8m 15s
    52. 333 Selectively converting a photo to black & white
      7m 53s
    53. 334 Straightening and “uncropping” a photo
      16m 17s
    54. 335 Restoring a missing photograph detail
      11m 26s
    55. 336 Drawing a hand (clenched in a fist)
      11m 44s
    56. 337 Cleaning up a sketch captured with a phone
      6m 17s
    57. 338 Four hands united in brotherhood, solidarity, and teamwork
      12m 24s
    58. 339 Swapping out colors in existing gradients in Illustrator
      4m 37s
    59. 340 Select > Focus Area and the pseudo engraving effect
      12m 26s
    60. 341 Integrating 3D art into a 2D scene in Photoshop
      13m 41s
    61. 342 Creating a 3D shark in Photoshop
      11m 16s
    62. 343 Creating a 3D doughnut in Illustrator
      15m 23s
  3. 17h 21m
    1. 185 Creating a custom 2013 calendar in Illustrator
      11m 44s
    2. 186 Adding dates to a calendar using tables
      9m 50s
    3. 187 Branding your calendar with a field of logos
      10m 54s
    4. 188 Crafting an Infinity symbol to match a specific font
      12m 6s
    5. 189 Op art experiment 1a: Inflated checkers
      10m 49s
    6. 190 Op art experiment 1b: Rounded windows
      6m 39s
    7. 191 Building a universal ISOTYPE man with strokes
      15m 6s
    8. 192 Building a universal ISOTYPE woman with strokes
      11m 7s
    9. 193 Drawing an ISOTYPE couple in love
      12m 55s
    10. 194 Creating a Warhol-style silkscreen effect
      14m 43s
    11. 195 Creating a series of Warhol-style variations
      10m 43s
    12. 196 Adding Warhol-style background variations
      8m 20s
    13. 197 Creating opaque colored shadows
      5m 20s
    14. 198 Assembling multiple variations into a single comp
      5m 9s
    15. 199 Creating a pattern of unique inset circles
      9m 55s
    16. 200 Changing a static blended color scheme
      7m 16s
    17. 201 Op art experiment 2a: Undulating pattern
      20m 26s
    18. 202 Op art experiment 2b: Concentric rings
      9m 43s
    19. 203 Developing a dramatic castle in Camera Raw
      13m 21s
    20. 204 Artificially coloring a photo in Camera Raw
      9m 38s
    21. 205 Creating an antique photo effect in Camera Raw
      7m 53s
    22. 206 Adding a weathered old-photo frame effect
      12m 0s
    23. 207 Drawing an Angry Birds-like character
      16m 59s
    24. 208 Stroking an entire layer in Illustrator
      9m 21s
    25. 209 Drawing a classic snarling cartoon face
      11m 10s
    26. 210 Drawing a radiant, cheerful cartoon background
      18m 29s
    27. 211 Stroking any kind of type in Illustrator
      5m 0s
    28. 212 Creating synthetic water droplets
      9m 29s
    29. 213 Simulating liquid reflections with effect
      5m 19s
    30. 214 Simulating liquid refractions with a dmap
      5m 30s
    31. 215 Creating an eye-catching splatter effect
      9m 8s
    32. 216 Defringing purples and greens in Camera Raw 7
      10m 4s
    33. 217 Making a danger sign more dangerous
      15m 9s
    34. 218 Using texture and depth to add realism
      10m 22s
    35. 219 Precisely aligning artwork to the bleed
      7m 16s
    36. 220 Creating and importing a tracing template
      6m 50s
    37. 221 Drawing a distinctive 2D video game character
      18m 52s
    38. 222 Adding features to the face of a 2D character
      14m 3s
    39. 223 Creating a vivid aura around an entire character
      7m 25s
    40. 224 Adding variable-width strokes in Illustrator
      11m 23s
    41. 225 Animating bird wings with Puppet Warp
      12m 15s
    42. 226 Animating text by onion skinning in Photoshop
      8m 0s
    43. 227 Creating an animated movie in Photoshop
      9m 15s
    44. 228 Exporting an animation to QuickTime and GIF
      5m 44s
    45. 229 Correcting an underwater photograph
      10m 30s
    46. 230 Making a photo razor-sharp and porcelain-smooth
      7m 17s
    47. 231 Reducing noise in a high-ISO shot with Camera Raw
      8m 33s
    48. 232 Creating highly reflective sunglasses
      10m 43s
    49. 233 Adding drama to an outdoor portrait shot
      6m 35s
    50. 234 Creating volumetric forms with shape layers
      15m 52s
    51. 235 Creating a bloodshot eye effect
      7m 11s
    52. 236 Shading an image with shapes and layer masks
      13m 2s
    53. 237 Creating fabric textures with pattern layers
      7m 27s
    54. 238 Colorize any layer with Color Overlay
      3m 23s
    55. 239 Turning a portrait into a dot drawing
      7m 40s
    56. 240 Creating a full-color dot drawing
      3m 29s
    57. 241 Drawing an orthogonal cube with the line tool
      7m 9s
    58. 242 Creating a cube of differently colored cubes
      9m 27s
    59. 243 Recreating the Creative Cloud Logo in Illustrator
      16m 18s
    60. 244 Creating a psychedelic fabric texture
      9m 7s
    61. 245 Turning psychedelic fabric into rock letters
      5m 23s
    62. 246 Creating a more finely rendered dot drawing
      8m 29s
    63. 247 Converting from RGB to CMYK via Multichannel
      12m 31s
    64. 248 Creating printer-safe CMYK shadows
      6m 48s
    65. 249 Creating bright, golden motion trails
      12m 32s
    66. 250 Creating schematic art with grid
      12m 41s
    67. 251 Drawing precisely aligned arrowhead
      12m 8s
    68. 252 Adding arrowheads around a closed path
      6m 1s
    69. 253 Drawing the Pen tool without touching the Pen tool
      17m 13s
    70. 254 Merging frames for the best possible UAV photo
      16m 40s
    71. 255 Retouching details in an aerial landscape
      12m 13s
    72. 256 Editing a video and adding transitions in Photoshop
      10m 57s
    73. 257 Importing the quadcopter crash sequences
      9m 4s
    74. 258 Color correcting a video and adding a soundtrack
      8m 56s
    75. 259 Adding precisely timed titles to your video
      11m 43s
    76. 260 Hand-painting an image with a Wacom Cintiq
      13m 11s
    77. 261 Blending the final false-color artwork
      8m 41s
    78. 262 Creating a honeycomb pattern in Illustrator
      12m 50s
    79. 263 Building up strokes to create 3D honeycomb
      9m 8s
    80. 264 Turning yourself into a zombie
      14m 0s
    81. 265 Enhancing an ambience environment for the undead
      9m 26s
    82. 266 Creating dripping, gooey ghost letters
      16m 43s
    83. 267 Turning type into gooey green slime
      11m 19s
    84. 268 Creating heavy metal type (updated for Photoshop CS6 and CC)
      12m 27s
    85. 269 Cleaning up a crummy product shot
      11m 3s
    86. 270 Scaling and rotating photographic objects
      10m 10s
    87. 271 Tracing a line drawing with uniform strokes
      11m 18s
    88. 272 Coloring line art using Live Paint Bucket
      18m 22s
    89. 273 Creating a pigture using shapes and letters
      18m 7s
    90. 274 Integrating a cartoon into a photograph
      7m 27s
    91. 275 Converting a photo into a Lichtenstein drawing
      16m 8s
    92. 276 Adding bring Ben-Day dots and a talk balloon
      15m 31s
    93. 277 Painting an eye using a custom brush
      11m 31s
    94. 278 Painting and smoothing straight-sided brushstrokes
      12m 0s
    95. 279 Simulating pressure with path outlines
      6m 3s
    96. 280 Developing a 32-bit HDR image in Camera Raw
      14m 42s
    97. 281 Converting from 32-bit to the more flexible 8-bit mode
      11m 15s
  4. 14h 31m
    1. 091 Removing people from a photo
      10m 44s
    2. 092 Masking people back into a photo
      10m 58s
    3. 093 Hand-painting a mask
      10m 5s
    4. 094 Masking a real-life shadow
      10m 40s
    5. 095 Turning a photo into line art
      7m 44s
    6. 096 Adding a crosshatch shading pattern
      6m 46s
    7. 097 Creating type that inverts anything behind it
      5m 32s
    8. 098 Creating auto-inverting line art
      5m 7s
    9. 099 Creating movie poster credits
      8m 10s
    10. 100 Creating a dual-focus hybrid image
      6m 24s
    11. 101 Adding text to a hybrid composition
      7m 24s
    12. 102 Drawing with the reshape tool
      10m 39s
    13. 103 Hand-drawing a really great letter
      10m 6s
    14. 104 Creating a vanity frame
      5m 28s
    15. 105 Adding a frame to a photograph
      5m 3s
    16. 106 Drawing a highly graphic explosion with Illustrator
      10m 3s
    17. 107 Drawing a Ninja Turtle nose
      10m 22s
    18. 108 Mapping a dog face onto a duck
      8m 20s
    19. 109 Putting a tongue on a duck
      7m 6s
    20. 110 Making synthetic lightning in Photoshop
      11m 3s
    21. 111 Creating a driving rain effect in Photoshop
      4m 57s
    22. 112 Designing a railroad track
      12m 18s
    23. 113 Bending the railroad track around curves
      7m 46s
    24. 114 Creating a Star Wars hologram effect
      9m 23s
    25. 115 Creating leafy letters
      6m 12s
    26. 116 Creating topiary type
      6m 22s
    27. 117 Creating type in grass
      9m 0s
    28. 118 Rendering type in smoke
      7m 30s
    29. 119 Rendering type in brushed metal
      9m 57s
    30. 120 Adding brushed copper effect
      4m 14s
    31. 121 Reflecting type in water
      10m 57s
    32. 122 Reflecting water back into type
      11m 14s
    33. 123 Joining type to a circle
      7m 14s
    34. 124 Making flared type on a circle
      7m 17s
    35. 125 Making a person emerge from water
      5m 32s
    36. 126 Creating progressive water ripples
      10m 17s
    37. 127 Creating an upside-down face effect
      10m 17s
    38. 128 Achieving silky smooth skin with retouching
      6m 33s
    39. 129 Pearly white teeth
      7m 28s
    40. 130 Head-shrinking
      8m 26s
    41. 131 Getting a big head
      5m 11s
    42. 132 Adding a photographic texture to vector type
      4m 28s
    43. 133 Adding strokes in back of photo type
      5m 9s
    44. 134 Adding a border to an image in Illustrator
      4m 17s
    45. 135 Two ways to crop in Illustrator
      7m 29s
    46. 136 Inventing a 3D temple with a depth map
      10m 0s
    47. 137 Drawing a 3D object with Curves
      11m 41s
    48. 138 Creating a superhero shield in Illustrator
      16m 28s
    49. 139 Turning Illustrator paths into Photoshop shapes
      11m 42s
    50. 140 Creating a photorealistic superhero shield
      12m 39s
    51. 141 Pimping your ride in Photoshop
      9m 59s
    52. 142 Masking and blackening a car
      10m 20s
    53. 143 Drawing a multi-part vector mask
      12m 46s
    54. 144 Masking and painting a shadow
      8m 26s
    55. 145 Integrating blades of grass into tires
      5m 34s
    56. 146 Making a (ridiculously) dramatic sky
      6m 2s
    57. 147 Adding flame stripes to a car
      8m 23s
    58. 148 Creating interlocking octagons in Illustrator
      7m 44s
    59. 149 Hand-coloring line art
      13m 9s
    60. 150 Creating a custom wave pattern
      9m 56s
    61. 151 Simulating a screen print
      8m 30s
    62. 152 Drawing a perfect linear spiral in Illustrator
      9m 42s
    63. 153 Drawing a spiraling nautilus shell
      11m 4s
    64. 154 Designing a hex pattern in Illustrator CS6
      11m 10s
    65. 155 Making a hex pattern in Illustrator CS5 and earlier
      7m 4s
    66. 156 Creating a Facebook cover in Photoshop
      9m 25s
    67. 157 Matching a profile picture to your cover
      6m 37s
    68. 158 Cloning yourself in Photoshop
      11m 16s
    69. 159 Lighting the clone party
      8m 29s
    70. 160 Hand-carving letters into wood
      8m 0s
    71. 161 Creating a Spirograph-like pattern
      7m 34s
    72. 162 Tracing scalloped gear teeth around a circle
      4m 55s
    73. 163 Applying custom carve and shadow styles to type
      8m 50s
    74. 164 Turning a pencil sketch into digital ink
      12m 55s
    75. 165 Adding a graph-paper background
      13m 42s
    76. 166 Creating a continuous single-line Spirograph
      13m 2s
    77. 167 Scaling circles into complex patterns
      7m 15s
    78. 168 Creating a money-like design
      8m 43s
    79. 169 Attack of the killer pumpkin
      14m 49s
    80. 170 Simulating a glowing Jack-o-lantern
      12m 24s
    81. 171 The headless stranger in the mist
      12m 25s
    82. 172 Creating 3D punched letters
      13m 29s
    83. 173 Designing a double-wave line pattern
      11m 2s
    84. 174 Assembling a seamless pattern brush
      9m 53s
    85. 175 Creating a hand turkey in Photoshop
      18m 42s
    86. 176 Creating a depth-of-field cast shadow
      7m 29s
    87. 177 Creating a lustrous round jewel
      13m 56s
    88. 178 Cutting and brushing light on a gem
      8m 30s
    89. 179 Creating a shiny button with inset text
      11m 5s
    90. 180 Creating a jaunty six-sided star
      15m 1s
    91. 181 Interweaving star shapes and adding gradients
      8m 28s
    92. 182 Casting shadows between interwoven shapes
      9m 12s
    93. 183 Creating a Hobbit-like text effect
      15m 6s
    94. 184 Enhancing a landscape photo in Camera Raw 7
      9m 16s
  5. 13h 11m
    1. 001 Creating ice type
      8m 39s
    2. 002 Branding type on a texture
      7m 6s
    3. 003 Creating an image-branding machine
      7m 13s
    4. 004 Capturing effects with layer comps
      7m 35s
    5. 005 Rendering type in gold
      8m 9s
    6. 006 Creating a hammered metal background
      5m 48s
    7. 007 Creating heavy metal type
      8m 13s
    8. 008 Creating a molten letter effect
      6m 43s
    9. 009 Setting type on fire
      11m 20s
    10. 010 Using an anti-edge mask
      7m 20s
    11. 011 Blending textures onto a face
      9m 28s
    12. 012 Rendering a face as a cave painting
      7m 34s
    13. 013 Creating a reflection in shattered glass
      8m 32s
    14. 014 Creating a face in a tree
      11m 20s
    15. 015 Building a synthetic star field
      8m 21s
    16. 016 Making 3D type with Repoussé
      10m 14s
    17. 017 Casting 3D shadows and reflections
      9m 35s
    18. 018 Adjusting 3D light sources
      10m 51s
    19. 019 Masking highlights and shadows
      6m 27s
    20. 020 Masking glass
      10m 39s
    21. 021 High key high contrast
      8m 33s
    22. 022 Simulating sub-pixel rendering
      10m 58s
    23. 023 Fixing chromatic aberrations in Photoshop
      9m 41s
    24. 024 Fixing chromatic aberrations in Camera Raw
      8m 51s
    25. 025 Correcting red-eye like a pro
      11m 56s
    26. 026 Turning a photo into an ink drawing
      10m 42s
    27. 027 Turning a photo into a pencil sketch
      8m 43s
    28. 028 Creating a seamlessly repeating pattern
      10m 56s
    29. 029 Repairing seams in a repeating pattern
      10m 47s
    30. 030 Creating a 3D pie chart
      11m 9s
    31. 031 Splitting and modifying 3D meshes
      11m 52s
    32. 032 Using the Ground Plane Shadow Catcher
      6m 58s
    33. 033 Creating a talk show-style curtain
      7m 57s
    34. 034 Assembling a flawless panorama
      10m 5s
    35. 035 Removing people with image stacks
      11m 44s
    36. 036 Creative stacking with Maximum and Range
      11m 44s
    37. 037 Creating synthetic wood grain
      9m 23s
    38. 038 Making slats of uniquely textured wood
      10m 52s
    39. 039 Kerning within a single character
      10m 31s
    40. 040 Creating a raised bevel effect
      11m 49s
    41. 041 Putting wings on a horse
      10m 41s
    42. 042 Creating a classic heart in Illustrator
      7m 15s
    43. 043 Glossing up a heart in Photoshop
      8m 42s
    44. 044 Shooting and assembling a stereoscopic photo
      8m 15s
    45. 045 Extending 3D beyond the screen plane
      6m 13s
    46. 046 Adding stereo 3D text and shapes
      9m 9s
    47. 047 Tilting text and shapes toward the viewer
      8m 13s
    48. 048 Creating a shooting star in Illustrator
      6m 33s
    49. 049 Using blends to draw path outlines
      8m 8s
    50. 050 Inventing custom starbursts
      7m 33s
    51. 051 Making a fictional creature
      12m 5s
    52. 052 Transforming a creature into a monster
      6m 14s
    53. 053 Capturing a monster in motion
      11m 45s
    54. 054 Changing the color of a car
      7m 12s
    55. 055 Painting a colorful car black
      8m 16s
    56. 056 Coloring the stripes on a zebra
      10m 47s
    57. 057 Drawing trendy swirls in Illustrator
      10m 59s
    58. 058 Creating variable-width and brushed swirls
      10m 46s
    59. 059 Drawing trendy ornaments in Illustrator
      8m 49s
    60. 060 Designing a magically updating pattern
      8m 40s
    61. 061 Automatically collapsing a selection
      7m 43s
    62. 062 Adding a magnifying glass into a design
      7m 5s
    63. 063 Healing one eye onto another
      7m 15s
    64. 064 Creating a giant command key
      9m 15s
    65. 065 Drawing common symbols part 1
      6m 29s
    66. 066 Drawing common symbols part 2
      9m 26s
    67. 067 Filtering images with Camera Raw
      7m 52s
    68. 068 Creating a vivid HDR effect
      5m 29s
    69. 069 Creating an ambigram in Illustrator
      10m 45s
    70. 070 Making a two-word ambigram
      7m 47s
    71. 071 Drawing a Halloween scareflake
      10m 45s
    72. 072 Creating true clones in Illustrator
      11m 7s
    73. 073 Taking your scareflakes into Photoshop
      7m 20s
    74. 074 Making a faux HDR image in Lab
      8m 38s
    75. 075 Turning a guy into a zombie
      7m 3s
    76. 076 Miniaturizing the world in Photoshop
      6m 45s
    77. 077 Creating a synthetic rainbow
      8m 53s
    78. 078 Casting an artificial shadow from a layer
      7m 2s
    79. 079 Rendering a portrait in type
      8m 58s
    80. 080 Rendering a portrait in tile patterns
      7m 43s
    81. 081 Rotating a pattern layer in Photoshop
      4m 16s
    82. 082 Tracing an image with path outlines
      7m 50s
    83. 083 Turning path outlines into a vector mask
      6m 0s
    84. 084 Drawing rays of light in Photoshop
      5m 40s
    85. 085 Drawing concentric glow rings
      7m 24s
    86. 086 Designing an Indiana Jones-style logo
      8m 50s
    87. 087 Achieving mitered corners in Photoshop
      5m 43s
    88. 088 Masking with Blunt Instruments in Photoshop
      11m 8s
    89. 089 Creating a stained-glass ornament
      8m 26s
    90. 090 Designing a stained-glass window
      10m 23s

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