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By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 07, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 4

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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’s challenge was to draw your non-dominant hand in several different styles.

By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 07, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 3

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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’s challenge was to look at the negative spaces in the provided exercise—a page filled with squiggling lines—and draw in the images you see.

By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Our 21-Day Drawing Challenge — in Action

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

Here are Day One and Day Two:

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Create a Symbol of Solidarity with Illustrator

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How do you turn a clenched first into a symbol of solidarity, and teamwork? With today’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques!

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 01, 2014

Make a rainy-day photo even rainier—with Photoshop

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This week, Bert walks us through how to make a rainy-day photo look even rainier with Photoshop.

By David Blatner | Thursday, July 31, 2014

Import Folder of Images to InDesign — One Per Page

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Today’s episode of InDesign Secrets was inspired by a question from a fan who asked, “How do I import a folder full of pictures, and place just one on each page?”

The truth is it’s a difficult task to perform with InDesign alone. But there are two (non-intimidating!) scripts that make it possible.

In this week’s free tutorial, I’ll pop out the Scripts panel and show you how to get to the Image Catalog script, which comes built into InDesign.

By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, July 31, 2014

Boost Your Creativity: The 21-Day Drawing Challenge

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We all need creativity in our lives—whether we’re students, executives, scientists, designers, office managers, writers, teachers, or anyone else. So lynda.com created a new course designed to unleash and hone your creativity.

The 21-Day Drawing Challenge with Von Glitschka starts today, offering a fun new drawing challenge each weekday (Monday through Friday) for 21 days. The final challenge will be August 29.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to Draw a Hand in a Clenched Fist

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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.

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