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Brian WoodCreating Vector Art with Adobe Shape and Adobe Illustrator
With the release of Adobe Shape, capturing inspiration in the form of vector art just got easier. Adobe Shape traces images you capture from different sources and the resulting vector artwork can be shared with others or brought to Illustrator and edited. In this article, web developer Brian Wood looks at how Adobe Shape works and follows an Adobe Shape to Illustrator workflow.
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By Brian WoodFeb 26, 2015
Design Fundamentals: Texture and Pattern
Using their unique, quirky style, the authors of Design Fundamentals: Notes on Visual Elements and Principles of Composition explore the concept of texture, the active surface quality of a dot, line, shape, or form.
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By Rose Gonnella, Max Friedman, Christopher NavettaFeb 23, 2015
Top 10 Tips for Working in 3D in Photoshop
Steve Caplin, author of Adobe Photoshop for 3D Design and Printing: Learn by Video, shares techniques and shortcuts for being more productive and saving time when working with Photoshop's 3D capabilities.
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By Steve CaplinFeb 16, 2015
Glyn DewisCreating Special Effects in Photoshop
In this chapter from The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques, Glyn Dewis shows you techniques for turning day into night, creating a cartoon/painterly effect, and making your own dust, debris, snow, and rain brushes. Plus, he shows a quick and easy black and white conversion technique, and how to fake the wet look.
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By Glyn DewisFeb 12, 2015

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Blogs

Laura RossLive Twitterview with Erik Spiekermann

Join acclaimed type designer Erik Spiekermann for a fascinating Twitterview about the brand new third edition of THE guide to typography, Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works, currently celebrating 20 years as one of the world's best-selling books on designing with type.

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By Laura RossCommentsJanuary 9, 2014
Topics: Typography,Design
Laura RossRise of the DEO Twitterview Transcript

On October 1, @Peachpit sat down with the @RiseoftheDEO authors for an inspirational Twitterview about their new book. Relive the fun with this transcript of the event.

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By Laura RossCommentsOctober 1, 2013
Topics: Design
Laura RossLive Twitterview with Rise of the DEO authors

Join Facebook Director of Design Maria Giudice and Startup mentor Christopher Ireland for a fascinating Twitterview about their new book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design. A “DEO,” short for Design Executive Officer and a play on “CEO,” is a hybrid of strategic business executive and creative problem-solver. DEOs are able to lead with a mix of imagination and metrics.


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By Laura RossCommentsSeptember 17, 2013
Topics: Design
Laura RossUser Group of the Month Q&A: New York InDesign User Group

Each month we will select one User Group that has been exceptional in their communication with meeting updates, giveaway requests and book reviews and ask them to share some insights and tips with us. This week, we turn the spotlight on New York InDesign User Group as our UG of the Month!

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By Laura RossCommentsFebruary 19, 2013
Topics: Design,Adobe InDesign

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