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By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Drawing Challenge: Final Day!

Day 21 (1)

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

One Ring to Rule Them All—with Illustrator's 3D Revolve

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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 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

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 20

Day 20

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 go out into the world and draw what we saw for two hours.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 29, 2014

Pixel Playground: Create a Billboard in Photoshop

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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.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 29, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 19

Day 19

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

First of all, let’s just put it right out there: I did not finish today’s assignment due to a tight work schedule.

Today’s challenge was to fill an 8 ½ x 11” piece of paper with all kinds of faces, from people to puppies, from monsters to aliens.

By David Blatner | Thursday, August 28, 2014

Uncovering InDesign's Magic Font Folders

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InDesign has a couple of font-locating tricks that seem almost magical to the untrained eye.

By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 28, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 18

Day 18

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

So, you know the cardboard backing on notepads? Today Von challenged us to create what he calls a cardboard doodle.

By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 17

Day 17

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 drawn an eye as realistically as possible—and then to draw one as graphically as possible.

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