The Field Guide to Future Craft


Using the right platform and tools for the right project makes the design process better. Period.

Doing so allows for the production of higher quality work with tools that are tailored to the project. Using the right tool also makes you more flexible and able to edit or modify designs based on changing needs.

We wish you the best of luck with your creative projects!


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A curated set of external resources to help you sharpen your skills.

For Illustrator:

Illustrator Shortcuts (Thank you Creative BBQ) → Best Illustrator Plugins (Thank you Creative BBQ)

For Photoshop:

Pixel2LifePS EssentialsPS Tuts @ DeviantartPhLearnTutsPlusTutorial9PS HeroPSD Learning

For All / Any:

LyndaAdobeCreative Cloud BlogAdobe ForumsCreativebloqCreate.AdobeCreative.PluralsightAdobe KnowHow