This month we celebrated all things wickedly spooky here at Tuts+. And of course, Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a fun community project to inspire fear in us
What You’ll Be Creating Sometimes you want to paint something, but your idea is too elusive to plan the picture properly. You just start painting and the result is unpredictable. In this tutorial I’ll show you a fast method to paint freely and spontaneously, while keeping control over the process. I’ll teach you how to tame your imagination and use it to bring an idea to life. A fast process requires simple tools, so we’re going to use only one, self-made brush. Adobe Photoshop isn’t obligatory here, but you’ll need to work some things out yourself if you use other programs. In order to prove to you how fast this method is, I decided to do something uncommon. In this tutorial I’ll…
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From Speed Paint to Detail: Paint a Bat-Cat in Adobe Photoshop
Happy Halloween! What better way to celebrate than by firing up Adobe Illustrator and creating some haunting images? In our new course,
Get ready for Halloween in a spooky, goopy style with this slime vector text effect! Through offset paths, gradients, and various effects, we’ll whip up some mucky lettering.
What You’ll Be Creating Those who follow my tutorials will know there are three common themes: portraits, cats, and silhouettes. In this tutorial, I’ll be creating a simple, Pen Tool-free sunset cat scene, using Blends and Image Trace. If you’re using a version of Adobe Illustrator older than CC, Image Trace will be known as Live Trace with more or less the same settings, so don’t worry, you can join in! This one is perfect for beginners, so let’s get stuck in. Tutorial Assets In order to complete this project, you’ll need to find an image of a walking cat. If you’re not using your own cat, I recommend using the following stock image which you can purchase from PhotoDune: Side view of a Black Cat walking, isolated on white
What You’ll Be Creating Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Plain white paper Oil-based paint A brush or a simple stick 1.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use gradients, effects like drop shadows and outer glows, and custom brushes in order to render a Halloween-inspired scene that looks as if it’s made of dimensional, illuminated paper cut-outs. While nothing beats carefully cutting and layering shapes in various types of paper, this tutorial will let you try out the style and design ideas without investing in the tools and techniques needed for paper cutting. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial will show you how to layer a couple of grunge and watercolor brushes, then use them with some textures to create a wall with a real vintage look. After that, we’ll combine the text and some dripping brushes to add the writing on that wall. Finally I’ll give you some tips on adjusting the lighting so that you can end up with an intense, vivid design. This effect is inspired by the promotion images for the new season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Nightbird font Crack 5 by pheliz-stock French Wallpaper Patterns 1 by sofi01 Grunge brushes by anamcr Watercolours 3 PS 7.0 by Pfefferminzchen ConcreteBare0183 Image 3 – Medium 1600×1048 PlasterWhite0080
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a very easy bat icon using just one shape—an ellipse. Also, you will learn how to cut off shapes and to make an Offset Path. It’s one of the easiest tutorials I’ve ever posted! 1. Creating the Bat Step 1 Start by creating a New document ( File > New ) with
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple retro text vector sign treatment. Even though its simple, it uses some powerful Illustrator features. If you’ve wanted a truly customizable retro text vector tutorial that you can bust out in a quick afternoon, this is the one for you. Final Image: Retro Text Vector Below is the final retro text vector treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Details: Retro Text Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 (You should be able to create this tutorial in CS4 and CS3 but some of the tutorial images might look different.) Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate Topics Covered: Appearance Panel, Effects Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes Step 1: Retro Text Vector Create a new document and type out some text with the Text tool (T). I used Clarendon Bold at 48 pt. Take off any stroke and fill on the text. Step 2 With the text still selected, choose Add New Fill from the pop-up menu of the Appearance panel. Fill the new fill with a reddish orange color. In the Appearance panel, press the drop-down arrow for the new fill to reveal its attributes. Press the Opacity link and change the Blending Mode to Multiply. Step 3 Create another new fill in the Appearance panel, select …
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Retro Text Vector Sign in Under 30 Mins!