Brilliant one-minute Animation

In this amazing short animation you will see how combining brilliant 3D craft and a clever script can create unexpected ending with fabulous results!

 

‘A Tale of Momentum & Inertia’ is the creation of House Special, a spin-off company from Laika, the Portland animation studio behind such quirky feature films as The Boxtrolls. And it’s already won a ton of awards, including Best Minute Movie at Animation Block Party in Brooklyn, Short Film Silver at The Australian Effects and Animation Festival, and Audience Favorite (3D Animation) at the California International Animation Festival.

Want to learn more about Laika? We’ve got an exclusive look behind the scenes of this exciting production company in the new 3D World magazine – on sale now. Find out more about what’s in the new issue and how to get your copy here.

Originally posted by: Tom May, associate editor at Creative Bloq.

Photoshop Tutorial: 10 things most beginners want to know

Photoshop master Terry White shows you how to do the 10 things most beginners want to know when they work with Photoshop.

Here is a quick list of what you learn in this video:

  1. Photo Retouching- using Spot Healing Brush tool
  2. Working with Layers- Adjustment layers
  3. Working with Mask in Adjustment layers
  4. How to crop a photo- using new Crop tool
  5. Fixing exposure and color cast problems -using Adobe Camera Raw Filter
  6. Removing unwanted objects from a photo- using Content Aware Fill option
  7. Moving an object within a photo- using Content Aware Move tool
  8. How to remove a photo from a background and place on top another background- using Quick Selection Tool and the Refine Edge tool
  9. Adding text to a layer- using type tool
  10. Saving your files in both editable and sharable formats

Keyboard Shortcuts in Adobe Indesign

I created this infographic for Adobe Indesign keyboard shortcut keys. Indesign is the sotware that I use the most for creating layout. It is a very powerful tool but when you get ahold of it, it is very easy to use. Knowing keyboard shortcuts is essential in helping you to get through lengthy project without wasting time looking for the right key to use.

Indesign-Shortcut Keys

Let me know if this infographic is useful to you.

Illustrator Video Tutorial- New Pencil tool

The following two parts video tutorial will teach you how to use the new Pencil tool and improved Path Segment Reshape feature in Adobe Illustrator CC.

The rebuilt Pencil tool in Illustrator CC

This video will show you the basics of the new Pencil tool. At the end of the video, you’ll see how easy it is to create fluid curves.Recent changes in the Pencil tool let you draw paths with greater precision. The Fidelity slider in the Pencil tool’s Options panel now includes an extra level of accuracy to create even smoother paths.

Illustrator Video Tutorial- Part one

http://tv.adobe.com/embed/1219/23400/

Create complex shapes and refine your illustration

Now that you learned the basics of using the pencil tool, this video will show you how to create complex shapes. Learn how to continue a path, complete a shape, and create straight and curved segments, all using the Pencil tool. You will also learn about the Path Segment Reshape feature.

Illustrator Tutorial

http://tv.adobe.com/embed/1219/23399/

Did you find these videos helpful? Let me know what you think.

 

These videos were originally posted by Kendall Plant on Adobe site.
https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/illustrator-pencil-tool.html

 

Meaning of Color in Your Design

Choosing the right color for your design is always essential. In order to create a certain effect and feel visually, you should use color wisely. Colors have special meaning attached to them, which will affect the viewer respond.

It is important to use appropriate color within you design based on the message that you are trying to convey and the feeling that you are trying to create.

I created an Infographic for some basic colors and their meaning, which hopefully help you decide easier when you design to create a certain feeling.

Have a colorful design!

Color Effects- Infographic

Keyboard Shortcuts in Adobe Illustrator

If you use Adobe Illustrator as often as I use, you know how important it is to know the short cut keys. I created a graphic with some useful keyboard short cuts that helps you when you are working on a project using Illustrator. If you practice using the shortcut more in your design it will make your life easier when you are in a tight deadline to finish a project!

You can download the graphic and use it for your personal projects.

illustrator Shortcuts

Rules of Typography

Very useful inforgraphic for typography!

Original post:
http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-typography/

First of all i want to say that I think that DesignMatic is awesome and I love their infographics and posts they make in general. With that said I personally wouldn’t choose many of the font combinations that they have endorsed on this graphic. Have a close look. When choosing a font combo it is important to not mix fonts that are too silly or whimsical. True. Also an important note is to avoid the fonts that they have listed. (payprus, comic sans, curlz, viner, etc)  Nowone likes Paypyrus for your health or nature related newsletter and we don’t need every kids event to be in Comic sans. But still the font combinations on the graphic are rather weak and only serve as a guide to help steer you in the right direction.

This is a overly simplified guide for newbies coming into the world of typography or wanting…

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