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How to Create a Cartoon Oscar Trophy in Illustrator

How to Create a Cartoon Oscar Trophy in Illustrator

How do I create an Oscar trophy in Adobe Illustrator? The recent Academy Awards have made us all familiar with the coveted Oscar trophy, a golden knight holding a crusader’s sword and standing atop a five-spoke film reel. The Oscar statuette is the most recognized trophy in the world, and in this tutorial, we’ll create a…

Quick Tip: Metadata Editing in Adobe Bridge
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Quick Tip: Metadata Editing in Adobe Bridge

If you’re a photographer or a creative artist who uses a lot of digital resources, Adobe Bridge is something you should learn. It’s like a much more powerful version of Explorer where you can browse files, organize collections, and edit metadata for project work. Bridge can be opened directly through Photoshop which allows you to…

How To Use Photoshop Adjustment Layers
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How To Use Photoshop Adjustment Layers

Most people who are familiar with photo editing should know about image adjustments. These are used to affect a photo’s levels in light & color. The only problem with using typical adjustments is that they can damage an image’s pixels permanently. This brief how-to will explain the benefits of using an adjustment layer instead of…

Basic Shape Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop
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Basic Shape Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop has come a long way since it was originally released in 1990. While Adobe has put out their latest “monthly subscription” suite of Creative Cloud, many designers choose to stick with the last iteration of CS6. The CS6 pack is still incredibly powerful and there’s not much of a difference from CS6 to…

The Basics of Photoshop Quick Masking
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The Basics of Photoshop Quick Masking

Selecting and rendering objects from their background can be a difficult skill to master. Nobody is inherently born with an understanding of Photoshop – it takes years of practice and lots of screw-ups to become even remotely good. Yet it seems that rendering and selecting an object always remains one of the most difficult tasks…

Tips for Planning and Structuring a Responsive Website Layout
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Tips for Planning and Structuring a Responsive Website Layout

The process of building a naturally responsive layout takes quite a bit of practice. You’ll need to spend time studying other responsive websites to see how they behave. Then with a visual library of responsive elements you can put together a design that best suits your project. Once you’ve built a few responsive websites the…

Cleaning Out the Four Biggest Myths about Web Development Experts
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Cleaning Out the Four Biggest Myths about Web Development Experts

A first time business owner setting out to build a website has absorbed a lot of myths about the business world. Web developers often take the brunt of this because they work in an extremely important but still relatively young field. In order to avoid the traps of false expectations, you need to understand the…

Promotional Marketing through Branded Merchandise
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Promotional Marketing through Branded Merchandise

The idea of promoting your business through print is very difficult. This will require a lot of investment money for printing whatever merchandise you want to offer. But one of the best solutions is to sell your product through clothing accessories. I want to present a few resources for marketing your company with smaller niche…