ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS: Align Layers

Ever have one of those times with your spouse or friend where you’d love to have a shot of the two of you but there’s no one around to take the shot, and no place to set the camera for a timed exposure? With a little careful planning, and a few tricks in Photoshop, the problem is solved.

Art of Type: Changing the Rules

In this column, we’ll look at some useful tricks you can perform combining InDesign styles with its controls over paragraph rules and underscores.

Design Makeover: Caught Between Cultures

When it came time to design a cover for the book, Blondo turned to a longtime friend and collaborator, illustrator Frank Morgan.

Designer Spotlight: Henk Dawson

pecializing in illustration and animation, Henk uses Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier Pro, and Luxology’s modo for 3D rendering to create everything from photorealistic to conceptual illustrations.

Artistic Expressions: Needlework

Some things can be so complex. Isn’t it great that Photoshop makes them easy? All you need to know is how things work and you can do whatever your imagination conjures up.

Art of Type: Out of Scale

There was a time when few designers dared to venture into the murky world of the Adobe InDesign justification controls. The good news is that more and more users are starting to take charge of them. The bad news is one of them—the powerful glyph scaling control, unique to InDesign—is often misused.

A Branded World

The more effectively a brand relates to the world the more it will inspire people to use and promote it.

Artistic Expressions: Wear and Tear

Making things look old and dirty is another matter and a little tougher. People usually use Photoshop to make things look “nice and clean,” and many times the Clone tool will suffice to get the job done. Making things look old and dirty is another matter and a little tougher, however. Whether you’re creating something [...]

The Art of Type: It’s All Relative

Despite what your dialogs and panels may say about the size of your type, some faces simply look smaller or larger than others. Some of this is an optical illusion, but often they actually are smaller or larger than normal, obliging you to make unexpected layout and typographic adjustments.

Maintaining A Creative Edge

We hope their advice leads you to finish that one project that you’re currently stuck on.

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