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Articles about Adobe’s design programs, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, and Adobe Premiere.

Make a repeated outline in PhotoShop – Pop Art Design Effect

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I always enjoy Adobe's PhotoShop Freebies emails. The emails often come with downloads for filters and effects and short tutorials. This week, I spent a few minutes following the Outline it, repeat, and make it pop in Photoshop: 1-minute tutorial. Here's my take on the multiple outlined effect and a few additional tips that might help you make this Pop Art Photoshop Effect.

Typographer’s Quotes in InDesign

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As a designer working in print publications, getting your quote marks correct is imperative for good typography. As a rule of thumb, in your print graphic designs, you always want to use the typographer’s quote, or the curly quote. Here's how to ensure you’re using the right quote marks in Adobe InDesign.

Can you send me the PDF and Word document?

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As a designer, I'm asked more than I'd like to admit if I can please send the PDF and the Word document for review. In this scenario, my designs typically come from Illustrator, InDesign, and sometimes are coded websites. But...did you know I always quickly (and easily) give my clients exactly what they asked for -- a PDF and a Word document. Here's how.

How to create a Color Wheel

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This post includes How-To videos that I use when I'm teaching beginner undergraduate Graphic Design students about Color. The Illustrator Color Wheel uses the HSB color mode and Live Paint Bucket tool. The Photoshop Color Wheel uses an RGB additive technique the brush tool. Enjoy! Happy Designing!

How to Search Adobe PhotoShop Layers

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Ever had a PhotoShop file with many, many layers and wished there was an easy way to find the named layer you're looking for? Well, there is! Adobe Photoshop allows you to search for layers by name, search for layers by kind, search for layers by effect, search for layers by mode, search for layers by attribute, search for layers by color, search for layers by smart object, search for layers by...

Illustrator Pen tool basics

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Learning the nuances of the Illustrator pen tool takes time and practice. Many years ago, I found an exercise created by Belgian-based web/graphic designer, Veerle. I've often used her exercise as an in-class project for my beginner design students. This post shares tips and provides videos of completing this beginner pen tool exercise.

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