N.S.L: WEEK 98 – Adobe Illustrator CS6: Type on a Path

I’m always looking for better ways to make my text look super clean. The best way to do that is go back to the basics!!! I have improved on my workflow for creating text in a circle. I guess we NEVER STOP LEARNING!!!  =D

Text on a path in Adobe Illustrator CS6

“Sebastian Bleak” Text on a path in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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N.S.L: WEEK 97 – Adobe Photoshop CS6: Bridge “Load Files into Photoshop Layers…”

You’ve got multiple images you want to combine into 1 Photoshop file and you want each image to be on its own layer, at the START of your sesh. Adobe Photoshop ships with a program to manage your photo’s and doc’s called Adobe Bridge that can help out in these situations!

Klouterspace Bandcamp in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Practice composite for “Klout Music” starting in Adobe Bridge

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N.S.L: WEEK 96 – Adobe Illustrator CS6: Opacity Mask

I have this small notebook that I jot down “Never Stop Learning” ideas. Last week (wk.95) I needed a break from Adobe Illustrator so I skimmed through my book and found an old Adobe Photoshop tool I wanted to learn, Shadows/Highlights. While going through that list, I saw “Opacity Mask” for Illustrator. I knew I HAD to study up on it for this weeks project.

Fat Chance Crew text Adobe Illustrator
“Fat Chance Crew” text layout with Opacity Mask

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N.S.L: WEEK 95 – Adobe Photoshop CS6: Shadows/Highlights Basic

Since the past 5 posts on here have been focused on Adobe Illustrator, I WANTED to come back to Photoshop and try out something new to me.

Frog photo done in Adobe Photoshop CS6
Creepy Frog, in leaves

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N.S.L: WEEK 94 – Adobe Illustrator CS6: Creative Background, WidthScribe

The way I approach what I study in my Never Stop Learning blog is to first think of “what is it that I don’t like about my design experience?” Early-on in my Adobe Illustrator career, my pieces suffered from LACK OF BACKGROUND =D Looking back I think it was SO hard for me to produce a Subject, that a background was an afterthought or NEVER thought of at all.

star graphic background

Star Background

For Never Stop Learning 92 I created a video Creative Background with a Single Stroke which inspired this post. This background was done with a single stroke but there was some preparation done beforehand. Continue reading