Icon Design: Adobe Illustrator vs. Affinity Designer

What You’ll Be Creating As an icon designer, I’m constantly looking for new tools that could help me broaden my creativity, while giving me less clutter to deal with. For years now, Adobe has been regarded as the king of digital creative suites, but recently more and more alternatives have started to take shape, challenging the giant in the process.

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Icon Design: Adobe Illustrator vs. Affinity Designer

How to Create a Dreamy Glow Effect Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating Although Photoshop filters can be very powerful, if you want to create a truly original picture, you need to use various Photoshop effects. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add a dreamy glow effect to a photo manipulation by using a few different photos and various color adjustments.

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How to Create a Dreamy Glow Effect Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

How to Make Your Own T-Shirt Design in 5 Easy Steps

What You’ll Be Creating Always wanted to make a DIY T-shirt design, but lacked the courage since you didn’t actually have the required tools or skills to design your T-shirt? Well, all of that changes today, since I’m going to show you how to design your own T-shirt using Placeit ’s online T-Shirt Design Maker .

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Add Dramatic Rain to a Photo in Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how to add a dramatic rain effect to a photo in Photoshop. While rain effects are not new to Photoshop, I will go a step further and show you how to make the image more photo-realistic by adding reflections and small puddles. Let’s get started! Get inspired! Create realistic rain fast with Photoshop Actions from Envato Market .

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Add Dramatic Rain to a Photo in Photoshop

International Artist Feature: Algeria

Welcome back to our International Artist Series . Today, we’re catching up with three amazing artists from the North African country of Algeria. I asked each artist how their region and culture influenced their work, and they delivered great responses.

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Smart vs. Stylish: How to Balance Design Principles With Design Trends

What You’ll Be Creating A strong design is more than application of the principles of design; it’s also in tune with aesthetics, be they trends or visual styles that make the project most visually engaging.

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Smart vs. Stylish: How to Balance Design Principles With Design Trends

How to Create a Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, we’ll use Smart Objects to create a wavy text effect in Adobe Photoshop. We’ll employ some water-inspired imagery, but these techniques could be applied to a variety of Photoshop text effects and visual directions.

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