By David Blatner | Thursday, September 11, 2014
Live Corners allow you to apply corners to almost any object in InDesign. You can access this feature through the Object > Corner Options menu or through the menus in the Control panel.
My favorite way, as shown in today’s InDesign Secrets, involves invoking Live Corner mode with the Selection tool.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Get fired up! It’s time to create your own hand-drawn, custom-made letters in Illustrator.
Deke McClelland, the mind and the master behind Deke’s Techniques, shows how to take a comic book caption (“Fire up!”) that he sketched in pen, bring it into Illustrator, and trace the letters—keeping them nice and consistent along the way.
By Terry Lee Stone | Tuesday, September 09, 2014
At some point, most creative people do a little freelancing. Even if you have another job, freelancing is a great way to hone your talents further and make some extra money. I recently shared my 3 Truths About Freelancing—but the story doesn’t end there.
Here are three more important lessons I’ve learned as a freelancer:
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, September 04, 2014
Color consistency across related InDesign documents—like, say, a media packet for a client—is critically important.
But how do you get the colors you’re using in one document over to another?The secret (the InDesign Secret!) lies in swatches.
By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.
On the final day of our 21-Day Drawing Challenge, we were asked to do a self-portrait.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Learn how to create a golden ring inspired by Lord of the Rings with Illustrator’s amazing 3D Revolve command. You’ll get the first part of the technique in this free episode of Deke’s Techniques, in which Deke shows how to extract the ring from a simple wedge. Then in the follow-up movie in the lynda.com library, he’ll show how to engrave it with an “Elven” script.
By Kristin Ellison | Saturday, August 30, 2014
Today Von challenged us to go out into the world and draw what we saw for two hours.
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 29, 2014
This week in Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through the process of turning the lynda.com logo into a billboard sitting on the Capitol steps.
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