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By Kristin Ellison | Monday, August 25, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 15

Day 15

Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to redraw the dinosaurs he provided, distorting them in any way we needed to make them fit.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 22, 2014

Pixel Playground: Spruce Up an Interior Shot

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This week, Bert walks us through how to improve an interior shot by adding a door under the sink, lighting the candle, and cleaning up here and there.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 22, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 14

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to use the reference image below and change it to make it more dramatic.

By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, August 21, 2014

Helpful, Uncommon Uses for Quick Apply in InDesign

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Any designer worth her salt knows about Quick Apply in InDesign — but I have a few other uses for Quick Apply that often surprise InDesign users.

By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 21, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 13

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to draw a visual narrative—to tell a story with our drawing, without using speech bubbles.

By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 12

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to draw representations for Anguish, Curiosity, Hope, and Mystery.

It would have been easy to take the cliché route, but I tried to stay off that path and really think about each of these words and what they meant to me.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Integrating 3D Art into a 2D Scene in Photoshop

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When you composite 3D models into regular 2D photography, the results can look a little … improbable.

But with some careful shading and masking in Photoshop, Deke shows how you can make 3D models—like this shark created by fellow lynda.com author Ryan Kittleson—look right at home in their new environments.

By Kristin Ellison | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 11

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Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to draw a monster.

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