Cuded r/earthporn on Imgur Formatting Typography and the Use of Styles in Adobe InDesign After working for a couple agencies as an Art Director, I noticed many entry level designers and old pros alike still use InDesign very inefficiently when it comes to typography and formatting. This tutorial will cover the formatting of type within Adobe Indesign using their wonderful paragraph and character styles feature. This tutorial assumes you already know some of the basics of InDesign, but I will cover some of the basics quickly for new users. The final styles we will be working with throughout this tutorial are shown below. Create a new one page document with half inch margins to begin with. You should now have a 8.5 inch by 11 inch document with half inch margins, giving you a 7.5 inch by 10 inch live area to work with. Using the Type Tool, lets create a 7.5 inch by 10 inch type box. You have two options when it comes to creating a type box. Or you can click and drag enough to create a mini type box and use the size and location settings to make it fit perfectly. Thats better.
NOTCOT.ORG Color Wheel Pro: Color Meaning Red Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. Red brings text and images to the foreground. Light red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love. Orange Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust. Yellow Yellow is the color of sunshine. Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Use yellow to evoke pleasant, cheerful feelings. Dull (dingy) yellow represents caution, decay, sickness, and jealousy. Green Blue
25 Creative and Challenging Vector Poster Design Tutorials Jump into this roundup of some of the most creative and challenging vector poster design tutorials on the web. There is a large assortment of styles and approaches here to review, from spacey psychedelic poster design, to geometrically influenced poster design, to robotic stomping power, to retro aesthetics and more. Check out these inspiring poster design tutorials. Blend and Mask Yourself a Great Poster Veerle Pieters shows us how to create a strong geometric central poster design, which utilizes flowing blends, masked shapes, and subtle gradients, to create a sophisticated final work. She covers each step of creating this work in detail and uses a quick workflow that uses tools like Smart Guides to speed things up. The Making of 3 – A Limited Edition Poster Design To celebrate the third birthday of Chris Spooner's blog Spoon Graphics, he created a limited edition poster design. Making of "Robot Earth 3009" Typographic Illustration Poster Illustration: Go Forth & Create!
Matte Painting | Concept Art | Illustration site of Frederic St-Arnaud - starno.net - homepage Unique Character Design Tips by thundercake on deviantART Fantastic InDesign Tuts from Vectortuts+ At Vectortuts+ we love your feedback, it helps us bring you the very best tutorials and articles about the things that you want to learn. One request that's been coming though loud and clear has been that you would like to read more fantastic tutorials and Quick Tips about InDesign. So today, I bring you a selection of Vectortuts+ Tutorials, Quick Tips and Premium Tuts all about InDesign. Take a moment to browse the many InDesign Tutorials already in the Vectortuts+ library. Basix A Look Inside InDesign CS5InDesign CS5 has arrived with lot of new tools, panels and features. Color and InDesignFor this tutorial I will list a selection of my favorite InDesign shortcuts when working with color. QuickTips Quick Tip: How to Create Mixed Ink Swatches with InDesignToday’s financial situation has led to more clients asking for better value for money when setting budgets for design and print. Tutorials Premium Do you have a question about InDesign?
Graphics Community with Photoshop Contests, Photography and Drawing Contests Photoshop brushes of the pros for free, skills still required Editor’s Note (2/18/13): It’s been nearly two years since this article was published, so please be sure to check out Photoshop brushes from more amazing artists. Also if there are any broken links, please do let me know. Ah, Photoshop brushes, the enchanted tool that many young artists seek to level-up their talent. Some of these Photoshop brushes are provided by recognizable names such as Dan Luvisi (adonihs), Thierry Doizon (BARONTiERi), leventep, Goro Fujita, and the like — people who have worked with companies the like of Ubisoft, Eidos, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Wizards of the Coast, Marvel Comics, you get the idea. Whether you’re a seasoned digital art knight or a mere squire, hopefully you’ll find something here that may help you out in your adventure as an artist. Perhaps within this list you will find that one elusive brush that will sweep away all your problems. Find more Photoshop and Painter brushes in our Brushes section. David Holland (concept-on-mac) brushes \ Tutorials
Your Portfolio, Starting Out with a Low Budget So you've decided you want a portfolio, but aren't sure what you want in it, or which route to go. Maybe you've just started out and have a low budget. In today's article I look at starting a new portfolio with advice from vector artists and a look at two low budget portfolio options. Introduction When I started taking my work more seriously, I decided the right path for me to go to get my work out there more was to create a portfolio. For changing any portfolio, I suppose one of the first questions you have to ask is what is your budget? Portfolios and Vector Artists In my research for this issue, I decided to ask some fellow vector artists about their portfolios and any tips they've learned along the way for constructing an effective portfolio. Helen Huang aka CQCat Q Should there be a limit on the amount of pieces you contain in your portfolio? I don't think there needs to be a limit on the amount of pieces in your portfolio. In my opinion, it depends. Cristiano Siqueira aka CrisVector
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