How To Create a Baseline Grid Pattern in Photoshop

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 24, 2015

The best designers will admit that grids are vital to any project. Whether you’re designing for print or the web, grids offer structure that can either be followed or ignored. Most people think of grid systems like 960GS where you create long columns across the full width of the page.

But there is another grid related to typography known as the baseline. It typically adds a new grid line every X number of pixels based on the website’s line height. As you can imagine, this would be exhausting to manually create by hand.

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Instead it’s better to create a pattern for your baseline and fill it onto a new layer. In this guide I’ll show you how to create a quick baseline pattern and apply it to your own mockup.

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WixStores: The Simplest eCommerce Website Builder for Any Business

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 18, 2015

WixStores is a comprehensive eCommerce website builder, and content management system all rolled into one. Wix.com, one of the most popular website builders, launched their online store builder on the same platform. Of course Wix.com is a free website builder focused on helping you create and develop your online presence. But their latest eCommerce system allows business owners and shops of any size to create their own fully-functioning online marketplace without writing any code. When getting started, the initial sign-up process is straightforward yet detailed, offering plenty of options for any business. Once you enter some basic sign-up info, you’ll be taken to a screen to pick your company’s interests.

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Quick Tip: Convert Video & Audio Files with Adobe Media Encoder

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 16, 2015

The task of converting media has always been tricky. It’s possible to use online tools or free programs like MP4 to MP3 Converter. But most of these tools are lackluster, full of adware, and don’t have the prettiest interfaces.

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Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 released with a new program called Media Encoder. This allows you to encode any type of media into another format or file container.

I’ll explain how you can do this with any piece of media using Adobe Media Converter CS6 or CC. It’s actually a very simple piece of software and once you learn how it works, you’ll never want to use anything else.

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