Category: Design Tips & Tricks

How to Draw a Duck

What You’ll Be Creating A duck is a common name for a large number of species—there are over 120 of them. In this tutorial, we’ll focus on drawing a mallard, which is a common and widespread species. Mallards can live in almost any wetland habitat, natural or artificial. Chances are, you’ll find them in a near park; they feel themselves at home around lakes, ponds,…

Maximize Your Trello Workflow With Checklists and Master Templates

I’ll bet my right leg many of you out there use Trello for some sort of project management, especially those in Web land. We even use it to organize the tutorials you read at Tuts+. If you are using Trello, here’s how you can maximize efficiency using checklists and master card templates. Master Card Templates Master card templates can be leveraged to help you become more productive by…

Create a Vintage Style Poster in Photoshop

This tutorial demonstrates techniques to create a vintage style poster in Photoshop. We will also be using Illustrator for some simple operations. This is a fairly straight forward tutorial utilizing Photoshop’s drawing tools and composition techniques. What you’ll be creating Hereby we are going to create a cat based vintage poster design in Photoshop with a little help from Illustrator. We will start off by…

How to Make Great Landscape Photographs with Your Smartphone

Most of us have our mobile phone with us when we’re out and about, and, as they say, the best camera is the camera you have on you. But can a smartphone camera really compare to a DSLR for landscape photography, and is that even a fair comparison? In this tutorial, I’ll look at how to make the most of your smartphone’s camera for shooting …

How to Create a Quick Rainbow Pride Text Effect in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be Creating Celebrate Pride Month this June with this optimistic, rainbow text effect, perfect for adding to posters or flyers. It’s quick and easy to create in InDesign, and it’s suitable for beginners to the software. If you want to make your design unique, you can easily switch up the font to create a very different look. Head over to GraphicRiver or Envato Elements to source perfect fonts for…

5 Questions for Designer, Author, and MAX Speaker Kelli Anderson

 You’re an author as well as a designer, and your newest book is coming out in October. Can you tell us a bit about the book and what inspired it? Yeah—so the new book is called This Book is a Planetarium and it contains a pop-up planetarium, a strummable musical instrument, a geometric drawing generator, a perpetual calendar, a message encrypter and decoder, and a…

How to Use Free 3D Models From Google Poly in Android Apps

There is a huge demand these days for Android apps that offer immersive virtual reality or augmented reality experiences. As a developer, there are many different frameworks you can use to create such apps.  But, unless you are also a skilled 3D artist, how are you going to create the 3D objects you would be displaying in those apps? Are you ready to spend months…

Contributor Spotlight: MarioAV

Contributor Spotlight: MarioAV by Adobe Stock Team POSTED ON 10-10-2017 MarioAV is a photographer, videographer and Adobe Stock contributor who has made the jump to pursuing stock full time. We caught up with him to hear about his challenges and triumphs, and how he balances producing both photographs and videos for the stock marketplace. Adobe Stock: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself…

How to Draw a Nature Background in Adobe Illustrator Using Gradient Mesh

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a beautiful nature background! If you want to skip the tutorial and just use these flowers in your work, you can purchase the Summer Nature Background With Grass And Flowers from GraphicRiver! Summer Nature Background With Grass And Flowers Vector 1. How to Draw…

Photoshop CC 2015 and Fuse CC (Preview) Available Today With Bulked Up Offerings for Designers

Photoshop CC 2015 and Fuse CC (Preview) Available Today With Bulked Up Offerings for Designers by Pam Clark POSTED ON 11-30-2015 For those of you who’ve been with us a few years, you know that Photoshop has undergone a tremendous reinvention for designers, who represent about half of all our Photoshop customers. This has been a two-year+ metamorphosis during which we added Artboards, Linked Assets,…