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Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others …

5 Top Designers On How To Create The Ultimate PowerPoint Presentation

Slide presentations usually suck–but a good designer can turn that around. Here are four tips for selling your ideas.<p>PowerPoints are awful. Long and uninteresting, they are the corporate drone of visual media–synonymous with endless meetings, academic conferences, and corporate retreats.<p>For graphic …

Free Online Architecture Courses From World-Class Universitites

Thinking of continuing your studies but don't want to start a master's or a doctorate just yet? Around the world, short-term courses taken remotely …

Learning

Basic Pen and Ink Techniques

How to Draw With Pen and Ink<p>Drawing techniques used with ink can be as varied as the artists that use them. There are, of course, a few that are used …

Illustration

5 top new illustration tools for December

Whether you're a beginner learning how to draw or a seasoned pro, this month's round up of tools are all designed to help you become a better artist …

Graphics

20 Tutorials to Help Master Illustrator's Gradient Mesh

The gradient mesh is one of the most powerful tools in your Illustrator toolbox, but it’s also one of the trickiest to get the hang of. This year I’m …

Adobe

How to Control Gradient Mesh in Illustrator

I met a lot of graphic designers who avoid working with a <b>gradient mesh</b> by a reason of the complexity of controlling the object. I also met real fans …

Adobe

Design a Vector Themed Cereal Box in Adobe Illustrator

The most important meal of the day is Adobe Illustrator. I'm pretty sure breakfast comes second. As such, we're going to combine the two and pay …

Adobe

Turn your form submissions into a Google Slides presentation with Form Publisher

<< Insert images uploaded via Google Forms in Docs, Sheets & Slides with Form PublisherBack to topGoogle Forms: All you should know about the new …

Graphic Design and Photoshop Tips That Will Steer Your Business Forward

So your neighbor gets a new electronic, automatic device that which helps him to operate his T.V, self-start his car, call the cops or paramedics in …

18 Quick Tricks for Google Docs

Behind the clean and tidy interface sported by Google’s online office apps, there are all kinds of features and tools you might not yet have stumbled …

This Dead YouTube Channel Has Seven Helpful Product Photo Tutorials

Want to learn about product photography editing techniques? A small trove of helpful video tutorials has been found in an obscure YouTube channel …

Behance

Get started with animation in After Effects

After Effects CC might sound like a complex program, but once you grasp some basic concepts, you’ll be able to create a range of animation styles …

Adobe

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create LOW POLY Graphics from Photos

Rings of Saturn

12<p>So the urge to write the tutorial (and have some fun) wins... and I treat myself to a quick tutorial rather than reply a big backlog of emails …

Astronomy

Help! Photoshop is too complicated. What should I use?

“Visuals have so much more impact than lots of text,” Canva CEO Melanie Perkins says.<p>[Editor’s note: If you enjoy this podcast, don’t miss the <b>design challenge</b>,below.]<p>There was a time when only professionals needed design tools like Adobe’s Photoshop.<p>That time is over, Canva CEO Melanie Perkins said …

Graphics

How to create an animated web banner in Photoshop

Creating web banners isn’t the most glamorous of jobs in the world but it is something that every designer will be required to do at some point in …

Photoshop Tutorials

10 top 3ds Max tutorials

Thinking about getting started with 3D? Or want to hone your skills? Autodesk's 3ds Max is one of the most popular 3D software solutions around for …

3DS Max

5 online animation school alternatives

Schools that teach students the necessary 3D art skills to make it as a successful visual effects artist are a fantastic way to get into the …

Game Development

Design a branded loading animation in After Effects

Good visual design is becoming easier and easier to come by. It's getting harder to tell who's got real design chops, and who just has access to …

Adobe

Quick Tip

As we all know, a well-designed logo makes business much easier. So in this tutorial, we are going to learn how to design a beautiful water drop logo …

Adobe

Design a Flat Chicken Logotype in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will go through the process of creating of a simple, flat chicken logotype, which can be used by food industry companies, farm …

Adobe

Create a Quick and Easy Set of Spooky Ghosts in Adobe Illustrator

In this new quick tip you will learn how to create a spooky ghost in Adobe Illustrator. At the beginning, using simple shapes you will create the …

Adobe

How to Create Realistic Vector Leaves in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’ll find out how to create a realistic vector leaves which can be always used in your future projects. This leaf is essentially …

Adobe

How to Create a Pearl Brush from Gradient Meshes in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we will learn how to control transparency of gradient meshes with the help of blending modes, and by adjusting color transition …

Adobe

The A to Z of Adobe Illustrator

The Adobe Illustrator toolbar is jam-packed with useful tools you may have used a million times or that may be entirely unfamiliar to you. Add to …

Adobe