Category: Creative Pro

Photoshop: Adding Spot Channels to Duotones in Photoshop

In this tuto­r­i­al, a free les­son from the Pluralsight video course, Designing in Duotone in Photoshop by Pariah Burke (http://​abbrv​.it/​v​i​d​P​S​D​uotone), you will learn how to col­orize any part of an image--or the entire image--using PANTONE…

Handling Legacy Text in Adobe Illustrator

Working with old­er Illustrator documents—your own or others—could give you a scary-looking warn­ing telling you that your doc­u­ment has Legacy Text. In this tuto­r­i­al clip you’ll learn what Legacy Text is as well as how…

Designing Your Book's Spine in InDesign CC

This free les­son, a snip­pet from the Pluralsight video course, InDesign CC Designing a Book Cover and Spine by Pariah Burke (http://​abbrv​.it/​v​i​d​I​D​B​o​o​kSpine) will teach you what infor­ma­tion should be on your book cov­er’s spine and how…

Photoshop: Using Gradient Maps for Duotone Effects in Photoshop

In this tuto­r­i­al, a free les­son from the Pluralsight video course, Designing in Duotone in Photoshop by Pariah Burke (http://​abbrv​.it/​v​i​d​P​S​D​uotone), you will learn how to non-destructively con­vert any greyscale or full-color pho­to­graph to monot­o­ne, duo­tone,…

Type Sizing Tricks in Adobe Illustrator

Learn tricks for siz­ing type with­out com­pro­mis­ing qual­i­ty, unnec­es­sary men­tal acro­bat­ics, or los­ing your train of thought. In this tuto­r­i­al you will learn incred­i­bly handy, master-level type siz­ing tricks includ­ing: - Resizing Type with…

InlineMerge Script for Current InDesign CC

Loic Aignon wrote the amaz­ing­ly use­ful InDesign script, InlineMerge.jsxbin, which, when added to InDesign’s Scripts Panels fold­er, enables using Data Merge to merge mul­ti­ple records into the same sto­ry, includ­ing inline images. Data Merge…

Brand Style Guide Template

As seen in my Pluralsight course, Creating a Brand Style Guide, and in the arti­cles, whitepa­per, and webi­nar I recent­ly cre­at­ed in coop­er­a­tion with Extensis, you can down­load the free, royalty-free brand style guide tem­plate you…

99 Free Valentine's Day Fonts

I romanced every free font resource, sam­pled every heart-shaped box of choco­latey type treats, and arranged this bou­quet of 99 ways to type “I love you.”

Below you will find 99 Valentine’s Day and love-inspired fonts--and they’re all free! You can down­load each of them in TrueType for­mat for use on either Windows or macOS.

Connecting Creative Professionals in New Locations

Connecting Creative Professionals in New Locations

New online loca­tions from Adobe, Facebook, and Pariah Burke help design­ers and devel­op­ers con­nect and con­verse, seek peer sup­port, and find cama­raderie in a pro­fes­sion that so often puts us into iso­la­tion from one anoth­er.

99 Free Valentine's Day Fonts

I romanced every free font resource, sam­pled every heart-shaped box of choco­latey type treats, and arranged this bou­quet of 99 ways to type “I love you.” Below you will find 99 Valentine’s Day and…