Category Archives: Tutorials

Vintage Music Poster – Mr. Hi De Ho!

For this InDesign tutorial we will be making a vintage music poster for Cab Calloway. Now, first off, if you don’t know the music of Cab Calloway I suggest you check out these links – Minnie the Moocher, St. James Infirmary, Hi De Ho Man. – and put them on in the background while doing this tutorial.
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recipeIn this InDesign tutorial we will create a layout that includes a series of recipes. The tutorial uses paragraph and character styles to format the recipe and establish a hierarchy of information. It also gives you three delicious recipes for cupcakes!
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Making a Two Tone Watermarked Logo

two toneMaking a watermark from a two-tone logo or one with a gradient requires different steps from the one-color logo and does not allow you to maintain your link to the original file.
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A Watermarked Logo

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A step by step for turning a  logo designed in Illustrator into a  reversed-out watermark to use in Photoshop.
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A picture of you…starring you!

Here’s a way to make a selfie (or any picture of someone for that matter) into a recursive, self perpetuating version of yourself. We will be using a pattern generated from a photo to form the basis of a graphic-y halftone of the original image. Very deep, very meta, very cool…
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An Illustrator Pencil

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How about this for irony, here’s how to draw a pencil in illustrator.
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Super Massive Text in InDesign

There are lots of ways to use text as design elements in InDesign. This tutorial will only touch the surface of ways to do this.
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An Illustrator Scallop pattern

More in an ongoing series of super simple repeats.
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Making pop POP!

What if I told you that you could make an amazing logo with just a few simple steps in Illustrator, would you believe me? Scroll down to find out more…
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An Illustrator Houndstooth Pattern

Another in a series of seriously simple repeats.
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