Digital Art and Design

Diane Cipollo

This September, Adobe updated their requirements for stock contributors. Let's take a look at the requirements for submitting design templates. A template is a finished design but the user replaces the placeholder text and graphics with their own content.

Diane Cipollo

My first step in creating an animated social media video template is to divide the video into scenes. Some animators like to use storyboard software for this. However, I like to create animation mockups, as I find them more useful than static screenshots and text.

Diane Cipollo

Over a year ago, Facebook introduced a new feature that made animators very happy. It’s called the Facebook Video Cover. Yes, you can replace your still cover image at the top of your Facebook page with a moving video.

Diane Cipollo

Recently, I opened a seller account on Society 6, to see how it works. This is a nice print on demand marketplace for selling surface pattern designs and other artwork.

Diane Cipollo

In this tutorial, we will create a business card mockup in Artboard Studio, using one of the predesigned templates. Starting from a template is the easiest way to create a mockup. All you need is your design that you will upload and place in to the mockup.

Diane Cipollo

When using Elementor, you have controls to customize the pages of your website at both the site wide level and on a single page level. It will save a lot of time when we start building the pages of our site, if we set the site wide options first.

Diane Cipollo

Adobe Portfolio is free with a Creative Cloud membership and is a very easy-to-use WYSIWYG browser based website editor. Once you've created your Adobe ID and Creative Cloud membership, you can begin using Adobe Portfolio.

Diane Cipollo

Gutenberg is a new website editor for Wordpress. With this new editor, which will be part of the Wordpress 5.0 release later this year, you can build a Wordpress webpage one block at a time.

Diane Cipollo

Now that BellaOnline has upgraded to a mobile friendly responsive layout, each article needs a featured image. If you are familiar with Wordpress, you know about featured images. A featured image represents the contents of the article.

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If you are a creative in need of a new portfolio, you might want to consider Adobe Portfolio, which is free with any Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

Diane Cipollo

With the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, you not only get Photoshop CC but also Photoshop Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe Spark Premium, Adobe Typekit, Adobe Portfolio and 20GB Cloud Storage.

Diane Cipollo

When creating a sell or tear sheet for your surface pattern collection, including mockups of your pattern collection on potential products can play a big part in presenting your art for licensing. These mockups can range from simple flat 2D line drawings to 3D product mockups.

Diane Cipollo

In this tutorial series, we will create a custom Wordpress website using Elementor, a drag and drop WYSIWYG page builder plugin by Pojo Me Digital LTD, that can work with any Wordpress theme. We will take our first look at Elementor and make some preparations for building our website.

Diane Cipollo

In Photoshop for Lunch - Complex Pattern Swatches, Helen Bradley demonstrates how to create a pattern from several icon shapes. You will learn how to control the positions of the icons to make this a repeatable pattern. You will also use the Pattern Fill window to test your pattern.

Diane Cipollo

Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. I love this site because the subscription price is low but you have access to over 17,000 project-based courses. Project-based instruction is one of the best ways to learn a new skill.