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Don't Be Intimidated by a Blank Page: Just Draw with Lines!
By Robin Landa
Dec 19, 2013
This chapter is full of ideas that will help you to get past any trepidation and just start drawing.
The Many-Faced Infographic: Brooklyn, Elephants, and the Visualization of Data
By Alberto Cairo
Nov 25, 2013
Alberto Cairo, author of The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization, suggests that when creating interactive visualizations for general readers, you need to offer readers the opportunity to visualize the data in multiple and perhaps more traditional ways.
Product Design for the Web: No Dead Ends
By Randy J. Hunt
Nov 19, 2013
Every experience that people have with digital products involves interactions over time, choices between multiple actions, user feedback, presentation of information, requirements for input, and demands on attention. Etsy creative director Randy J. Hunt explains that it’s important for us to consider exactly what we are creating when we design a digital product: how it is experienced, how it is constructed, how it works, and the connection between those three factors.
Responsive Design with Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Edge Reflow CC (Preview)
By Brian Wood
Nov 18, 2013
Ever since responsive design came into being, designers and developers have been faced with workflow challenges. Do you design several iterations (mobile, tablet, desktop) in a program like Photoshop and hope an explanation of interactivity will suffice, or do you design “in-browser,” or a combination? Adobe expert Brian Wood shows how by using Edge Reflow CC and Photoshop CC, a designer can create a working mockup that will give the client an idea of what the finished responsive design will look like.
Drawing Rounded Forms Using Wacom and the iPad
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Nov 14, 2013
In this excerpt from The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, 2nd Edition, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis shows you how to draw a rounded form using brushes in Photoshop.
Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad: Setting up Your Intuos5 Tablet for Your Non-Dominant Hand
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Nov 12, 2013
In this excerpt from The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, 2nd Edition, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis shows you how you can easily change the orientation and set up your tablet for right or left-handed users.
Ten Tips for Learning How to DRAW!
By Robin Landa
Nov 7, 2013
Drawing is a boundlessly rewarding activity. In this article, Robin Landa presents ten tips to help you start drawing or improve or refresh your drawing skills. These ten key pointers about technique and graphic space will help you transform your marks into drawings that actually resemble what you’re picturing in your head.
Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad: Enhancing the Focal Point
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Nov 5, 2013
In this excerpt from The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, 2nd Edition, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis focuses on the composition process, simulating natural-media textures and creatively resolving the work.
Design is Improvisation: A Critique by Jessica Helfand
By Christina Beard
Nov 4, 2013
With her poster in tow, Christina Beard meets with leading designers, writers, and curators, where each person critiques her poster and talks about his or her own design process. Based on their conversation, Christina redesigns the poster before heading to the next critique. In this excerpt from Christina's book, Critiqued: Inside the Minds of 23 Leaders in Design, Christina gets critiqued by Jessica Helfand, a founder of Design Observer, a partner at Winterhouse Studio, and a Yale University professor and alumnus.
Nikita Prokhorov’s Ambigram of the Month: A Chain Ambigram
By Nikita Prokhorov
Oct 31, 2013
Nikita Prokhorov shows how you can take an ambigram and give another layer of meaning that represents it not only visually, but also conceptually.
Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad: Paintings by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Oct 29, 2013
Cher Threinen-Pendarvis shares a selection from her gallery of digital artwork that focuses on paintings that she's created for her own personal expression.
Foreword to The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, 2nd Edition
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Oct 25, 2013
Digital art pioneer Bert Monroy introduces The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, 2nd Edition by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis.
Responsive Design in Adobe Dreamweaver CC
By Brian Wood
Oct 23, 2013
Follow along with Adobe expert Brian Wood’s tutorial, and soon you'll be creating your responsive designs in Dreamweaver CC.
Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design: Cipe Pineles
By John Clifford
Oct 21, 2013
John Clifford, author of Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, profiles designer Cipe Pineles, who was the first female art director of a mass-market American magazine.
Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design
By Maria Giudice, Christopher Ireland
Oct 16, 2013
The authors of Rise of the DEO explain that leaders who understand the transformative role of design and embrace its traits and tenets can command in times of change. They call these leaders DEOs—Design Executive Officers—and they are the new heroes.
Working with Panels in Illustrator CC
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Oct 14, 2013
Learn about the specific functions of the different panels in Illustrator—from switching among artboards (Artboards panel) to editing layers (Layers panel).
Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design: El Lissitzky
By John Clifford
Oct 9, 2013
John Clifford, author of Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, profiles Russian designer El Lissitzky, whose work often combined elements on a strong diagonal axis, giving his designs a new, dynamic quality.
Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design: An Interview with John Clifford
By John Clifford
Oct 7, 2013
John Clifford, the author of Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, talks about his favorite designers and images, the most common traits among influential designers, and his advice for aspiring designers.
3D Photoshop: Inflating Objects from Photographs
By Steve Caplin
Oct 3, 2013
Learn how to model 3D objects directly from photographs, using Photoshop’s inflation tool.
Stacking Star Trails in Photoshop Creative Cloud
By Harold Davis
Oct 2, 2013
Harold Davis, author of The Way of the Digital Photographer: Walking the Photoshop Post-Production Path to More Creative Photography, shares methods for turning night-sky photos into star trails in Photoshop CC. You can create amazing images by combining great photography with a solid understanding of how to tweak Photoshop to get the best output.

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