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Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Artists are always thinking about their work. If you have the kinds of portable tools suggested by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, you can jump from inspiration to sketch in an instant, with all the possibilities of your Adobe drawing tools readily at hand.

Brian Wood

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.

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.

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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Blogs

Laura Ross

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.

Laura Ross

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.

Laura Ross

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.


Laura Ross

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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