Our website will be down for scheduled maintenance on Thursday, October 23, at 11 p.m. Pacific Time and should be back up by Midnight. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Learn it fast with expert-taught software and skills training at lynda.com. See what you can learn

By Colleen Wheeler | Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Introducing a new lynda.com training series—Deke's Techniques #1: Creating Ice Type

This month, we’re introducing Deke’s Techniques, a new offering of bite-sized training from computer graphics guru Deke McClelland. It’s a cross between a weekly blog post, podcast, and project-based tutorial, presented in Deke’s signature step-by-step style. Each week, you can stop by our blog to watch Deke share another of his visually compelling creative effects in a quick, accessible, recipe format. We’ll feature a new free video for everyone every week, and lynda.com members will have access to the entire, ever-growing collection of Deke’s Techniques directly from the Online Training Library® (including exclusive member-only videos.)

Many of you rely on Deke for his in-depth One-on-One series on Photoshop and Illustrator, those wonderful full-course meals of training that comprehensively cover a vast compendium of features. By contrast, Deke’s Techniques will provide a quick inspiring bite on a specific technique that you can put to work in your creative projects right away.

For example, check out this week’s episode, in which Deke shares his method for creating this icy cool type effect. In this preview installment, Deke combines the Wind filter and some quickly applied layer effects in Photoshop to create this chilly effect, including fully formed icicles. But thanks to a careful use of smart objects, the text remains decidedly unfrozen and completely editable underneath. It’s perfect for your winter-themed design projects (for instance, those of us who might not get our holiday greetings out until mid-January). And Deke delivers it in under 10 minutes, so you can put your new information to use right away.

Stop back by next week to see another installment. And let us know what you think about getting fresh installments every week in this easily digestible format.

Learn it from the experts.

With online video courses at lynda.com, you can reach your goals faster. Learn software, improve your skills, and get an inside look at how the professionals work.

See what you can learn


Share this article:

Tags: ,

Get the latest news

  •   New course releases
  •   Pro tips and tricks
  •   News and updates
  
New releases submit clicked

You can change your email preferences at any time. We will never sell your email. More info

Featured articles

A lynda.com membership includes:

Unlimited access to thousands of courses in our library
Certificates of completion
New courses added every week (almost every day!)
Course history to track your progress
Downloadable practice files
Playlists and bookmarks to organize your learning
Become a member

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.