By Nigel French | Saturday, November 29, 2014
Calendars have long been a go-to holiday gift for those people in your life that “have everything.”
No matter what their field, everyone marks out their days with a calendar of one sort or another—and a custom-made wall calendar full of meaningful images will always get pride of place over its store-bought rivals.
Here’s how to design a calendar for someone special.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Over the years, Deke has shown lynda.com members how to create metal type, slimey type, frozen type, flaming type, and even watery type. This week, in time for all the Secret Santas out there, he shows how to create secret message text: blurry text that reads like a code revealed.
And the best part? The text remains editable, even without the use of a Smart Object, so you can update your own cryptic messages on the fly.
By Justin Seeley | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Finding the perfect gift for a graphic designer can be a daunting task. But chances are good that a Wacom tablet or iPad stylus is at the top of their wish list.
Here are three options for each category—from budget-friendly to luxury model—to help you choose the perfect holiday gift for your favorite designer.
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Monday, November 24, 2014
Ask InDesign users how they can use the program to create a mobile-friendly interactive digital publication, and chances are they’ll answer “DPS” (Digital Publishing Suite). Just create a few .folios with the free DPS panels in InDesign and you’re off to a good start—with a browser window logged in to a lynda.com DPS tutorial, of course.
But today’s announcement that Adobe is retiring DPS Single Edition—the DPS service that came free with every Creative Cloud subscription—will make those InDesign users think again. Especially since in the same breath, Adobe suggests that designers create interactive Fixed-Layout EPUBs (FXL) instead, using InDesign CC 2014.
By David Blatner | Thursday, November 20, 2014
InDesign versions differ from country to country.
But what if you prefer to work in a different language than what ships with your version of InDesign?
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, November 13, 2014
You may know and use bleed guides, but do you use InDesign slug guides?
The slug area is one of the most overlooked features in InDesign, but it’s incredibly easy to enable and access.
I’ll show you some creative ways to use it in this week’s InDesign Secrets.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, November 11, 2014
New in Photoshop CC 2014.1, and created by the geniuses at Adobe’s Imagination Lab, the flame generator packs a lot of options and sliders into one little dialog box.
But if you know how to adjust them, you can create flaming type and illustrations quicker than ever before.
By John Derry | Saturday, November 08, 2014
When it comes to giving gifts, everyone knows that a nice photographic portrait can make a great personalized present.
But I’m going to show you how to take that portrait a step further—and turn it into a painted interpretation.
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