Monthly Archives: September 2011

New Wacom Tablets Start at $79

When Wacom introduced the Bamboo family of pen tablets in 2007, the company said the new line would appeal to consumers. They were right about that, but creative professionals perked up, too. Because while we all would love an Intuos4 ($399) or–dream big–a Cintiq 24HD ($2,499), our budgets may not stretch that far. The Bamboo […]

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Type Effects: The Ins and Outs of Inlines and Outlines

Monkeying with the outlines of typeset characters is usually a shortcut to an ugly mess, but there are some simple—even traditional—ways to manipulate outlines to good effect. In this column, I’ll look at inlining and outlining as representative examples. In the days before digital type, these effects were applied photographically. In modern fonts, character shapes […]

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Free for All: Oodles of Photoshop Effects Brushes

Photoshop is a good tool for digital painting, whether you’re creating something from scratch or modifying an existing image. Even a solid-color background can be dramatically enlivened with light streaks, halftones, smudges, or textures. The possibilities are limited only by the imagination… and by the time you have to create complex effects. I can’t help […]

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Podcast 157

ITUNES RSS FEED DOWNLOAD Listen in your browser: InDesignSecrets-157.mp3 (17.1 MB, 31:39 minutes) See the Show Notes for links mentioned in this episode. Or view the transcript of this podcast. Live performances David & Fritz at Adobe MAX, Oct 1-5 Anne-Marie at InDesignSecrets Live seminar in Las Vegas, Nov 2 Anne-Marie at PubWest conference. in Las Vegas, […]

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