By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Today is Election Day across the United States. In celebration of this great democratic process, this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques features a campaign poster for an issue we can all get behind: the elimination of man-eating spiders.
But it’s not all fun and political games. This technique will show you how to format and copyfit large display type in Illustrator, making sure that your campaign promise fills the allotted space and that your message rings loud and clear.
By Starshine Roshell | Sunday, November 02, 2014
People come to lynda.com for different reasons. Some come to learn a particular software. Some come to master a skill. Some come to complete a project.
David Black came to learn InDesign and Photoshop for his printing business 10 years ago—and, well, he never left.
By Scott Fegette | Friday, October 10, 2014
Mobile apps aren’t just for play anymore. Adobe’s newest release of the Creative Cloud brings its cornerstone desktop creative applications a new, integrated way of expressing your creative vision.
By Scott Erickson | Thursday, October 09, 2014
As thousands of Adobe MAX attendees streamed to their sessions this week at the Los Angeles Convention center, they were greeted at the top of the stairs by an impressive new piece of art from digital artist Bert Monroy.
From a distance it looks like a simple photograph of a canal in Amsterdam on a foggy day—but when you get closer and see the intense amount of detail at every level, you realize this is no photograph. Every pixel in this giant image was created from scratch in Adobe Photoshop.
By Justin Seeley | Monday, October 06, 2014
The Adobe MAX 2014 conference is in full swing this week in Los Angeles, and in Monday morning’s keynote Adobe unveiled a whole new suite of mobile apps alongside updates to existing Creative Cloud desktop apps.
Let’s examine some of the bigger new features, and show you how they’ll impact your digital workflow.
By Scott Fegette | Monday, October 06, 2014
At the MAX conference in Los Angeles, this morning, Adobe announced a huge update to its popular design apps—and we’ve already got training so you can hit the ground running with the new features and shared workflows in Creative Cloud desktop apps.
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 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 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.
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