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Turn a Photo into a Painting with Adobe Creative Suite CS5 and CS6
There's something wonderfully organic and artistic a brush stroke provides compared to the stark "reality" of a photographic image. David Smith transforms photos into painting using Creative Suite.
Jun. 5, 2012
Illustrator CS6: Gradients on Strokes
One small improvement in Adobe Illustrator CS6 can lead to new worlds of creativity opening up. Iain Anderson explores the new gradient to stroke feature in detail.
Jun. 1, 2012
Creating Image Paths from Text in Adobe Illustrator
Creating text paths from shapes in Adobe Illustrator can be a lot of fun. No need to stop there though. Learn how to create image paths from text with David Smith, Adobe Certified Trainer.
May. 28, 2012
Create Hanna Barbera Style Graphics With Blending Paths in Illustrator CS5.5
Understanding blending paths can open up a world of creative possibilities in Illustrator CS5. David Smith shows how to create a retro, Hanna Barbera style graphic using blending paths
Mar. 26, 2012
Coloring Bitmaps in Illustrator
Got a logo that needs re-coloring… but you only have the Bitmap (not .EPS) version? Have no fear. David Smith shows you how to make make this work well in Adobe Illustrator.
Mar. 16, 2012
Classic Rotated Icons Made Simple With Adobe Illustrator
David Smith, Adobe certified Trainer, explores one of the design concepts behind the best and most successful icons you see on iOS, OS X, and well…everywhere else!
Mar. 6, 2012
Creating Tech Shapes In Illustrator
Finding shapes for your design projects doesn't always require opening your wallet and browsing 3rd party libraries. Toby Pitman shows the way to a creative, DIY path using InDesign.
Nov. 21, 2011
Importing Vector Masks From Illustrator Into Photoshop
So you've created excellent, pixel-perfect vectors in Illustrator. What next? Import them into Photoshop with ease. In this tip (with project files included) learn how to use Vector Masks in PS CS5.
Jul. 14, 2011
Top 10 Productivity Techniques for Photoshop CS5: Part One
I've written quite a few tutorials recently on Photoshop, and while most have "how-to" pieces, focused on pulling off certain effects, a handful have been more on the productivity side of things, like
May. 17, 2011
Vector Artwork Fundamentals in Illustrator CS5
A lot of users begin digging into Illustrator and either don't like it, find it difficult to use, or don't really understand exactly what's happening. I put together this article to help explain some
Apr. 15, 2011
Photoshop vs Illustrator: Raster vs Vector
Understanding the differences between Illustrator and Photoshop can range from confusing to downright frustrating for those who are new to graphics and image editing. Which application should you use
Jan. 28, 2011
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