Photoshop and Illustrator cheat sheets for designers For many creatives, it can often feel like there's never enough hours in the day. With ever-demanding clients and constantly looming deadlines, applying time-saving techniques to your workflow is essential, and these helpful cheat sheets for Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 can help you do just that. Whether you're following a new Photoshop tutorial, or simply practising how to draw something in Illustrator, these cheat sheets will help creatives at all skill levels – and most of the CS6 shortcuts are applicable to Creative Cloud versions of the software, too. The team at Zerolag created the sheets specifically with graphic designers in mind, providing code below the graphic so it can be shared and help improve the productivity of fellow creatives. They've also made printer-friendly versions available for quick referencing. So what are you waiting for? Like this?
The Complete Guide to Adobe Illustrator Tools – Pt. 1 — Mariah Althoff, Visual Branding Expert + Graphic Designer Rectangle Tool (M) This tool makes squares and rectangles. If you want a perfect square you can hold down the shift key as you click and drag. Otherwise just click and drag normally to make a rectangle. - Rounded Rectangle Tool This tool works exactly the same as the rectangle tool, but the corners are rounded instead of squared. If you want to adjust the roundness of the corners, use the direct selection tool and click and drag on the little circular points that show up on the insides part of the corners and adjust them accordingly. - Ellipse Tool (L) Fun fact: an ellipse is a circle. To create a circle, hold down the shift key. - Polygon Tool The polygon tool makes any number of sided shapes – from triangles to hexagons to octagons and beyond. With the tool selected, all you need to do is click once on your artboard and define how many sides you want your shape to have. - Star Tool This tool obviously makes stars. -Flare Tool
My Top 5 Favorite Hand Lettered Calligraphy Fonts (+ Font Pairings) — Mariah Althoff, Visual Branding Expert + Graphic Designer Anything marked with an asterisk is an affiliate link – I promise I only promote products I use myself! Back by popular demand is another installment of my favorite font’s posts, thanks to the always amazing, Design Cuts*. This week we are talking all about hand lettered calligraphy fonts. Modern calligraphy, or hand lettering, is super trendy these days and therefore is a skill I wish I had. Related Posts –>> The Top Ten Best Brush Fonts and How to Use Them Then there are the designers that can turn their hand lettering into a FONT who blow my mind. Okay so maybe I haven’t spent much time practicing, but it’s on my list of skills to learn and hobbies to master. Calligraphy fonts are great for fun, feminine brands, or, if you took the Free Visual Branding Quiz and got Strawberry, this is the post for you too. Calligraphy is also HUGE for weddings and other events right now.
How to Make an Animated GIF in Photoshop [Tutorial] If you've spent any time on the internet at all, you've probably come in contact with an animated GIF. It's an image file that allows you to feature animated images that makes it seem like the image is moving. Think of them as a hybrid between a still image and a video. Why are GIFs great additions to your marketing? They're easy to consume, provide a new way to capture your viewers' attention, and can have a serious emotional impact. Considering content that makes us feel something encourages us to share, these tiny animations are worth experimenting with. The best part about GIFs is that they aren't too hard to make. Click here to download our free guide to learn how to design high-quality graphics. In the following tutorial on making animated GIFs, I'm using the Creative Cloud 2015 version of Photoshop, but the steps should be similar in other versions. How to Create an Animated GIF in Photoshop Here's an example of an animated GIF you might make using this tutorial: 1) On social media.
PictureCode: Noise Ninja legacy downloads Version 2.4.1 For Photoshop CS3/CS4/CS5, Elements 6-10 Please note: The Noise Ninja plug-in only works with in 32-bit mode on Mac. Download instructions: For OS X 10.5 and later (Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion), click here to download the plug-in. For OS X 10.4 (Tiger), click here Unzip (decompress) the downloaded file if your web browser didn't automatically unzip it already. The Complete Guide to Adobe Illustrator Tools – Pt. 2 — Mariah Althoff, Visual Branding Expert + Graphic Designer Column Graph Tool (J) This tool, along with all of the other graphing tools nested beneath it, allows you to easily make graphs within Illustrator. I actually can’t tell you how many times I’ve hand drawn graphs from scratch in Illustrator before I realized this was an actual tool. But once I found it, it became a lifesaver! You have the opportunity to build it within Illustrator OR you can import data from an excel spreadsheet. Awesome right? The column graph is your typical lineup of columns which correspond to values indicated by the Y axis. This tool can be somewhat in-depth and could probably take up its own entire blog post (which I may write one of these days!). - Stacked Column Graph Tool This graph looks similar to the column graph, but the columns are segmented within itself, outlining more data from within that particular segment. - Bar Graph Tool - Stacked Bar Graph Tool - Line Graph Tool A line graph uses points on the graph which are connected by a line. - Area Graph Tool
How To Create Wet Plate Collodion Styled Images In Photoshop (My Tutorial) I’m sure this will cause a bit of stir in the photography community, but retouching images is my kind of art creating something original. This is the first of hopefully many retouching and photography tutorials that I will be doing over the next months. This tutorial is about wet plate collodion images which I’ve been trying to find a way to emulate in post production. For me, the basic photograph is the starting point and I try to capture people as they are. More info: anttikarppinen.com
Subtle Patterns Photoshop plugin 45 nouveaux Tutoriels de qualité gratuits pour Illustrator 45 nouveaux Tutoriels de qualité gratuits pour Illustrator Dans cette sélection, ce sont 45 nouveaux tutoriels pour le logiciel Adobe Illustrator qui vous sont listés. Illustrator est un incontournable auprès de milliers de designers pour sa puissance et sa facilité d’apprentissage. Ces tutoriels sont relativement faciles à apprendre mais plusieurs dévoilent des techniques et processus de création plus complexes pour les utilisateurs plus avancés. Ces derniers sont classés afin de s’y retrouver un peu plus aisément. 10 astuces et outils que tout débutant sur Illustrator doit connaîtreEffets de texteDesign d’icônes et de texturesDessin d’objetsIllustration J’espère que ces 45 tutoriels feront votre bonheur et vous permettront de développer vos connaissances et techniques sur le célèbre logiciel d’Adobe. 10 astuces et outils que tout débutant sur Illustrator doit connaître Effets de texte Comment créer un effet de textes en particules coloré avec Illustrator Design d’icônes et de textures