Digital Art and Design

Diane Cipollo

After using Sketchbook Pro, digital sketching software from Autodesk, for almost a year, several of my favorite features include the Flipbook animation, digital Copic Markers, Radial Symmetry, Predictive Stroke and unlimited brushes for just about any project, from Manga to fine art. Now it's free.

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

Lynda.com is my go to place for learning because the courses thoroughly cover the topics. If you have an Adobe Creative Cloud account, then you can create a free online portfolio. If you want to get up and running quickly with Adobe Portfolio, check out this Lynda.com online course.

Diane Cipollo

One task that takes up a lot of time is creating social post graphics for all of your blog articles. Whether you are using Canva, Adobe Spark or Photoshop on your computer, starting with a custom template can shorten this task to just a few clicks. So what should you include in a template.

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

Creating patterns in Illustrator is my version of doodling. It's easy to build a seamless repeating pattern in Illustrator using just about any repeatable motif, from a simple circle to a more complex motif. In this tutorial, we will build a simple pattern of repeating circles in Illustrator.

Diane Cipollo

In another article, we discussed how easy it is to create animation in the AutoDesk's SketchBook Motion App. But that's not your only option for creating animation. You can create a simple animation, which AutoDesk calls a FlipBook, in SketchBook Pro for Desktop.

Diane Cipollo

This is the first of several tutorials about how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to create social media graphics. Whether you are using social media images to brand or market a business, blog or for another reason, you can create them in PSE.