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Create a heart shape logo

In this tutorial you can learn how to quickly create a heart shape logo in Illustrator CS5 using the Pen tool, Smooth tool, Reflect tool, Shape Builder tool and Type tool. You can also learn how to save Symbols in Illustrator to reuse them later or to make changes to them. Keep in mind that a logo should be always as simple as it can be, but at the same time unique. You don’t need complexity to make a good logo design. Less is more 🙂 Details

Create a 3D spinning top

In Illustrator CS5 we have lots of interesting new features, which make life so much easier. These new tools can be applied nearly to any workflow, simple or complicated illustrations and they save you a lot of time and make using Illustrator fun. In this tutorial we are going to create a colourful 3D spinning top toy. We are going to use the Width tool, the Draw inside mode, the Shape Builder tool, the Revolve effect, Pathfinder and Recolor artwork. Enjoy! Details

Interactive features of InDesign CS5 eSeminar

In this e-seminar I’m talking about the new interactive features of InDesign CS5. I show examples of creating interactive PDFs and animated SWFs files exported directly from InDesign. I speak about creating buttons, page transitions, embedding video files, creating animations and multi-state objects. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar. Details

Keyboard Shortcuts for Typography

In this tutorial you can learn some very useful keyboard shortcuts to edit type in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. These shortcuts will help you to speed up your work and to edit your text more precisely. In this tutorial I show examples in InDesign, but most of the shortcuts I mention also work in the other two applications. You can learn keyboard shortcuts for the most commonly used text editing options like changing size, font, kerning, tracking, leading, paragraph alignment, baseline shift, style, capitalisation, hyphenation etc. Details

Design Movie Posters

A presentation about designing movie posters. I design some really cool fictional posters and also recreate some famous and recent films’ poster to show you awesome techniques. You can learn for instance how to create the crack on Natalie Portman’s face for the Black Swan poster, how to design a western or a James Bond movie poster and so much more. Details

Scarface Design Contest

Listen cock-a-roach, my life story is coming to Blu-ray™ on September 6th, 2011. To celebrate the Scarface Blu-ray™ debut, my fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design their own Scarface-inspired artwork. My ‘associates’ at Universal will select the Top 25 submissions based on creativity, originality, quality of composition/design and utilization of the Scarface theme. Details

Replace Smart Objects

Learn an amazing way to use Smart objects in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to save a lot of time whenever you need to make changes to elements that you have in several separate files. In this tutorial I will show how to export and replace the contents of Smart Objects. We are also going to record an action and learn how to Batch replace the same smart object in several images with one click of the mouse. Excited? I hope you are, so let’s get started! 🙂 Details

Logo Design with Illustrator CS5 – eSeminar

In this seminar we will briefly talk about the latest logo trends and DOs and DON’Ts when designing or redesigning logos for clients. After getting familiar with the workflow we start designing cutting-edge, creative, unique logos using professional techniques and the new features of Illustrator CS5. The presentation is 45 minutes long and it is the unedited recorded version of the live seminar. Details

New Articles on MPV Hub

Do you like step-by-step written tutorials? I started to work for MPV Hub and they will publish my tutorials from now on once a month. It is a great website with lots of useful and inspirational tutorials for all kinds of creative areas. Check my first article out, in which we will learn how to achieve a cool movie poster design using mainly Vector Shape and Adjustment Layers. Let’s get started! Details

Designers Fiesta 3

Have you always been interested in Photoshop and all the cool things you can do with it? Have you always been dreaming of a creative job where you would be using Photoshop all the time and working on exciting and fun projects? Join me on the 28th September 2012 for the Designer Fiesta brought to you by the UK’s leading Adobe Authorised Training Centre – Academy Class in London Waterloo. Details