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How to Use Gradient in Adobe Muse

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There is no gradient tool in Adobe Muse but that does not mean that you can not create and use them on your site. It is easy as pie without CSS or coding, just choose orientation and colors. The only thing you need to know is where to look for gradient options and how to use them.

Create gradient in Muse First thing first. You may wonder when you can use gradient and the answer is: browser fill, page fill or any other element which you can draw using rectangles and ellipses. The short answer is every time you see word Fill in Window > Control panel which is just beneath menus.


Gradient options Without any element selected you can create a gradient for browser area and for page area. Otherwise, you should have an element for which you want to use gradient selected. When you click on link Fill in the Control panel you will see a dialog with some options to create a gradient. Just to mention that Fill and Browser Fill have slightly different options: Browser Fill does not offer Focal …

Free Quilted Fabric Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Quilted Fabric seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with .pat extension and can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Patterns are useful for Web and Print design. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section and on my site Photoshop Plus > Free.

Patterns in this package are created using The Best Photoshop PluginFilter Forge. There are and so many other cool things that you can do using Filter Forge and Photoshop.


What is included in the package Package contains set with 5 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px.

Preview of all patterns included in the package



Data Recovery in Illustrator CC 2015

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Every little and a while we have some problems like computer crashes and data loss. It is nothing strange even in the year of 2016. From its side, Adobe Illustrator CC offers a solution for unexpected behavior or loss of work (popular data loss). You can recover your work and save it for what you have settings in Preferences. In this quick tip, I will explain to you how to change settings and how to properly use this incredibly useful feature.

Data Recovery Preferences The very first thing you should do is to visit Preferences > File Handling & Clipboard > Data Recovery area. You can set the following preferences:

Turn on Automatically Save Recovery Data Every and then choose from the drop-down on the right side how often you want Illustrator to save recovery data.Using Choose button on the right side of the Folder: you can choose where you want Illustrator to store backup files.In case you are working with very complex files, you can check Turn off Data Recovery for complex…

How to Use Web Fonts in Adobe Muse Website

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Adobe Muse is excellent site creation tool with many useful features like responsive design and quick and easy access to web fonts. In this quick tip, I will explain to you how to add web fonts in Muse and how to start using them immediately and very easy without complexion and headaches.

Adding web fonts in Muse When it comes to fonts, Muse offers couple of options:

To use Standard Fonts (with fallback - fonts that will be used in case selected font is not available). This option is available from Text: drop down menu and you probably have already noticed that.To use Typekit Web Fonts. Fonts that are included with your Creative Cloud subscription.To use Edge Web Fonts. Totally free fonts which are hosted by Adobe and you do not need Creative Cloud subscription in order to start using them immediately on your website.To use Self-Hosted Web Fonts what is not recommended for beginners because you will need to upload a couple of versions of that font in order to make things to work.

Befor…

Free Plaid V2 Patterns for Photoshop and Elements

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Today I have to share Plaid Vol 2 seamless tiling patterns. Patterns are saved with .pat extension and can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Patterns are useful for Web and Print design. The license is free for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section and on my site Photoshop Plus > Free.

Patterns in this package are created using The Best Photoshop PluginFilter Forge. There are and so many other cool things that you can do using Filter Forge and Photoshop.


What is included in the package Package contains set with 6 different seamless tiling patterns with the following dimensions: 512x512px.

Preview of all patterns included in the package




Open in... Adobe Application from Adobe Stock

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There are some cool news and better integration of Adobe Stock with Adobe apps which will save you tons of time and reduce clicks and frustration. You already know how things work with stock images: save preview (where I have saved that preview?), try different things and then license image used in successful comp.

You must visit the stock site again to license image and with some luck to actually find that image you are ready to license image and... to download version without watermark, to replace the image with a watermark, scale it, align it properly and so on.

With Adobe Stock you can skip all above-mentioned steps and problems and license image directly from the application. Watermarked version will be replaced in a second and you are ready to go. Even better thing is that image is actually saved to Libraries and everything will work just fine if you have used the image in multiple comps or files. Sweet, isn't it? Let's see what's new and how to use the advantage of…

Export for Screens in Illustrator CC 2015.3

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One of the new features in the latest release (June 2016) of Adobe Illustrator is Fast Export or Export for Screens command which is available from File menu. This new feature or command will be mostly useful for screen designers.

What's so cool with Export for Screens The ability to export artboards is not completely new but a new way of doing things is quite amazing. To use the advantage of new command you should go to File > Export > Export for Screens.
Artboards tab When Export from Screens dialog appears you will see 2 tabs: Artboards and Assets. On the Artboards tab you can choose display mode at the left bottom of the dialog: Large or Small thumbnail view what depends on the number of artboards that you have.

At the top right corner, you can choose which artboards to export including Full Document.

To add/remove artboard from exporting you can use checkmarks at the bottom left a corner of each artboard thumbnail.

Location for exported files can be managed in Export t…