Classic Ice Text Effect

Classic Ice Text Effect

In this tutorial you are going to learn a very classic but still applicable and nice way of making text look like it is frozen solid and consists solely of ice.

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Illustrator. What to use it for?

You  may know all about Photoshop but as a creative suite owner, you are intrigued by that other app sitting there called Illustrator and what it is best used for. I mean, Photoshop must be able to do the same style of art as Illustrator right?

This is true to a certain extent. Yes, you are able to achieve many of the same styles from Illustrator as you can in Photoshop, but with one major difference. While Photoshop is the primary raster image editor, Illustrator is the very opposite. You see, what it does best, actually all it does, is vector artwork.

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#34: Designing a Post-It Note in Photoshop

In this weeks episode of the Creatively Using the Creative Suite podcast you will be shown how to make a simple but effective post-it note in Photoshop from scratch that you can use in your designs.

You can watch it by selecting either version (low-res or HD) below, or by subscribing to either version in iTunes, iPod/iPhone or HD.

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Illustrator CS5

AI Quick-Tip: Get Your Rounded Corners

Illustrator CS5Instead of creating a rounded rectangle using the Rounded Rectangle Tool, you can apply the effect under Effect > Stylize > Rounded Corners. This will give you the benefit of a live effect, which means that you can go back in and edit the corner at any time.

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Making a Stationary Car Move

You’d be surprised at how many times they shoot cars for car ads standing still, parked and then make them look like they are moving later in Photoshop. Learn how to archive this effect so you can do the same!

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