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By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Hands: a symbol of protection, collaboration, solidarity, and friendship. Whether they’re splayed, extended, or clenched—like they are here—hands are one of the most difficult parts of the human anatomy to draw.
But by taking a rough sketch into Illustrator and tracing its outlines, you can create elegant vector artwork to use for logos or a motivational poster like the one shown in today’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques.
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, July 25, 2014
This week, Bert walks us through how to use paths and layer styles to create logo text.
By Deke McClelland | Friday, July 25, 2014
Classic comic book superheroes are notorious for their awesome powers of transformation. So in honor of Comic-Con 2014, and armed with my not-so-secret weapons Photoshop and Illustrator—I set out to transform this ordinary dumbbell dude on the left into the fabulously fabricated superhero on the right.
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, July 24, 2014
Snippets and libraries are both reusable pieces of InDesign content. Anything you can select can be turned into either a snippet or a library object—and can then be used again and again in other InDesign docs.
Both techniques beat copying and pasting. But what’s the difference? Why use snippets over libraries … or vice versa?
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
When you’re on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation and you’re experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime moment—you only get one chance to get the shot. And in the heat of the moment, a lot of us fall prey to the “photographer’s sin,” as Deke calls it: cropping out an arm, a leg, or some other vital body part.
Take the image featured in this episode of Deke’s Techniques, starring Deke’s sons Sam and Max. They’re posed on the top of the Ixmoja pyramid among the ruins of Coba, an ancient Maya city. It’s a great photograph in every way except two: The horizon is crooked and poor Sam’s foot is cut off.
Luckily, Deke has a way to salvage this photo: using the Crop and Content-Aware Fill tools to both straighten and “uncrop” the photograph.
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, July 18, 2014
In our last episode, Bert showed us how to make an open book illustration in Photoshop. This week he finishes the illustration by adding the pages and a cover.
By David Blatner | Thursday, July 17, 2014
Everyone knows you can rotate a text frame at any angle you want: 5 degrees, 63 degrees, etc. The text then tags along with it.
But what if you want to rotate text separately from the frame—or rotate the frame around the text? I show you how this week in InDesign Secrets.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Selective color adjustment is almost as old as photography. It was just 20 years after photography was officially “born” in 1839, that photographers started hand-painting images. Today selective colorization is easy for anyone to achieve with digital tools like Photoshop. Instead of recoloring areas of a monochrome image, you desaturate a color image, masking the portions you wish to remain in color. Deke shows you how in this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques.
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