3 Ales and a Lager
I just got a new batch of beer to photograph and review, but I first need to get through my backlog of previous samples. So this week I present Lager and Ales. (Queue Kim Mitchel.)
Create a beautifully detailed eye from an image.
Chunky, line art style portrait.
Making a geometric op-art poster with random colour fills using Illustrator’s ExtendScript toolkit.
I do love a nice text effect. Here’s some Gothic Linework Typography.
CS6 enhancement: Image Trace.
Adding Character with the Stroke tools.
Creating Clipping Paths in InDesign.
Making PDF forms.
CS6 enhancements: Content Collector.
CS6 enhancements: Liquid Layouts.
40 tutorials on Repairing & Colourizing old images and some retouching basics.
CS6 enhancement: Oil Paint filter.
CS6 enhancement: more powerful Layer groups.
CS6 enhancement: Adaptive Wide Angle filter.
Cool tricks with Shadows.
And for a more detail, Understanding Inner Shadows.
Camera RAW is magic, but how much can it do?
Trends in Typography.
Graphic Design: History in the Writing looks like an awesome collection of essays.
Multiple page sizes in a single document: Mastering the Page tool.
A years worth of Tips & Tricks from CreativePro.
Black is Black, right? Not when you’re going to print. Get a handle on the different shades of Black.
Setting up a Baseline Grid for good typography.
Where do I get such fabulous toys? Check out Noupe’s InDesign Toolbox. It’s got links to InDesign focused sites, tutorials and other resources.
Create glowing disco lines.
Make a retro triangle pattern.
Create Isometric Grid 3D lettering.
70 great tutorials for making your type pop and other tutorials to make you an Illustrator master.
Mastering your tools: 35 tutorials focusing on specific Illustrator tools.
Welcome to the 3rd dimension: create a 3D airplane.
Fun type treatments with 3D postcards.
Using Layer Comps to improve your workflow.
Using the Lens Blur filter.
Create Liquid effects.
And just in time for summer, how to create an elephant sundae.
Design is a job. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Tips for crafting the perfect logo.
More thoughts on logo design.
And a reminder that Branding is more than a Logo.
Can you use math to solve design problems? Why of course you can!
This week I’m trying to establish a more general format for the Link Lists. I’ll present 3 or more categories relating to Graphic Design with emphasis always on the beloved Trinity of software (Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop) supported with business, inspiration and other related links.
Create a very cool badge with some creative combination of a simple blend and masks for complex details.
Getting the most out of the Blend tool.
Create a Spiral Blend.
Working with Envelope Distort.
50 tutorials to help you master Illustrator.
Creative uses of the Curves Adjustment Layer.
Creative a Film Edge Burn look with Curves.
Using Curves to control skin tone.
And a companion video to the last, Retouching Skin.
3 Ways to improve an image (or text) if you absolutely have to enlarge it.
Is Freelancing right for you?
Resources for the new Freelancer.
How to deal with some common Freelance perceptions.
Guidelines for getting paid.
Working from home? You need to stay productive.
So you’re making money as a freelancer, now what? These tips are specific to the US, but the advice still stands no matter where you live.
It’s official, Creative Suite 6 is available as of yester day (May 7) and Creative Cloud will be launched May 11 – Friday. Can’t wait.
Here are a bunch of InDesign Tips, Tricks and Tutorials that I’ve been hoarding. Time to share them.
Advanced Typography primer, covering Special Characters & Glyphs (including Keyboard Shortcuts.)
Book mark this page: InDesign Magazine’s Tip of the Week.
The Perfect Page: Grids that create harmony.
Building your grid: How to construct a Penguin book cover.
Mind the Gap: tools that help align your objects to the Grid.
Find yourself using the same elements over and over again? You need to harness the power of Snippets.
Using Anchored Objects to make your Tables stand out.
Smart Guides, not just in Illustrator.
Common print job templates. (envelopes, door hangers, presentation folders & more.)
Don’t know the difference between a Blind Emboss and Deboss? Check out this Print Terminology Glossary.
CS6 feature: Content Collector tool.
CS6 feature: Liquid Layout.
First off, I’m changing my publishing schedule: Monday Link list will now be posted on Tuesday and simply called Link List. I just like the symmetry of having regular posts on Tuesdays and Thursdays (you are checking out my weekly beer photo posts, Thirsty Thursday, right?)
This week I’m again focusing on CS6 and Creative Cloud; some my favorite feature roundups and a look at Oleg Dou, the artist responsible for the new packaging.
Enjoy and next week I’ll get back to the usual tutorials and business advice.
He’s responsible for some of the imagery being used with the CS6 packaging.