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What You’ll Be Creating Creating frame animations in Adobe Photoshop is simple, but the real power of it isn’t in the tool, but in the way you use it.
Advertise here with BSA Apple users should already be familiar with the updated iOS 8 operating system. Their flat trend became popular back on iOS 7 and has since been adopted by Google and Microsoft. It seems that flat design is meant to be an easy barrier for designers to climb without a lot of struggle. So if you’re new to interface design it may prove quite beneficial to get started creating mobile applications. Once you learn more about vectors and icon styles it should be no problem segueing into web design. If you need some inspiration to get started these interfaces should prove more than useful. Take a peek at the gallery below and see if you can practice creating your own flat iOS interfaces. VPS iPhone Flight Booking Outfit of the Day Analytics Social Feed Explore Photos Alarm Settings Taxi App Metro UI Lobby Coaching Dark iOS 7 Squirrel Settings
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40 Examples of Flat iPhone App User Interfaces
Things aren’t how they used to be. In the past, programs with limited functions made it easier to pinpoint which tools you should be learning as a beginner. These days, however, given how many tools, tips and tricks there are to learn, you can often feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. I’ve been using Adobe Illustrator for well over 10 years now and I’m obsessed with vector . I’m here to share with you my 10 essential tips and tools all Adobe Illustrator beginners should learn, and link you to a tutorial or two which will help you learn how to use them. These items were all tools and tips which have become part of my regular vector process and without them, I think I’d wither and die. Or just not create as well as I’d hope. It’s the same thing, really—let’s be honest. So enough, let’s get stuck into this list. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Water is a complicated structure. It is transparent, and despite it being so clear, we can see it somehow. And even in its most “normal” state, liquid, water has many forms, so different from each other. Although water looks so simple—and is simple in its construction—you can’t learn how to paint it once and for all. It’s because you don’t really paint water, but the effect it has on the world seen through it. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to manage the most popular forms of frozen water: icicles, falling and lying snow, frost, ice, and hail. We’re going to use a whole range of Photoshop tools to make the process of creation fast and easily repeatable. Layer Styles, custom brushes, Blending Modes, Filters, Patterns, and the Mixer Brush Tool will all feature. Even if you’re not interested in frozen water, check it out just to see how creatively these tools can be used to give you the effect you want. 1. Paint an Icicle Step 1 Get yourself a nice background, like this . Transparent things can’t exist without a background! Create a New Layer and use the Lasso Tool (L) to draw the outline of an icicle. You can easily do it with a mouse, because it should be a bit rugged anyway. Step 2 Fill the selection with any color using the Paint Bucket Tool (G) . Step 3 Duplicate ( Control-J ) the background and put it over the icicle. Clip it with the Clipping Mask ( Control-Alt-G ). Step 4 Click the original background layer and apply Gaussian Blur ( Filter > Gaussian Blur ) to it to separate the background from the icicle. Step 5 Click the copied background and use the Free Transform Tool ( Control…
What You’ll Be Creating Are you an avid lover of things that are chock full of color and assaulted with buckets of glitter? This tutorial will show the step by step process of bringing a little horse with wings from drab to fab. Hold on to your crayons, ladies and gentlemen, and bring your sunglasses as we take flight and soar into another prismatic adventure. 1. Creating the Body Step 1 We’ve embarked on a colorful journey, but it didn’t start out that way. Like most of my projects, I start with pencil to paper. There were no bells and whistles, merely a mechanical pencil and bound sketchbook. I used my scanner at 300 dpi to scan in the finished line work. I’ve cleaned up the line quality in Adobe Photoshop and now we can start our project.
Advertise here with BSA We all know about the tremendous benefits of Photoshop. It offers a solution for editing photos, designing logos, mocking up websites, and refining vector graphics all in one location. But while Photoshop can handle a number of different tasks it is most well-renowned for photography editing. Every graphic designer or photographer can find dozens of tools directly related to enhancing and retouching images. For this post I’d like to demonstrate how to create smart filters applied onto any digital image. Smart filters behave just like regular filters but are more fluid and flexible in long-…
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Create Non-Destructive Filters using Smart Objects in Photoshop
What You’ll Be Creating Australians celebrate their official national day each January 26th. There really is no better way to honor Australia Day than by hosting a BBQ event, and creating a super flyer to advertise the occasion. We’ll be using Adobe InDesign for this tutorial, hopping briefly over to Adobe Illustrator to edit vector images for the design. In the tutorial you’ll learn how to create a fun, colorful grid and apply typography and transparency effects to make the design as dynamic and eye-catching as possible.
I recently received an email from a reader who asked for advice on how to create ropes and knots in Illustrator, which are particularly common with nautical themed designs . A custom Illustrator brush immediately sprung to mind, so I played around and perfected a technique that can be used to make any path look like a twisted, knotted and entangled length of rope. Follow this step by step tutorial to create a knotted length of rope using brushes in Illustrator. We’ll learn how to build a custom pattern brush, then overcome some problems that prevent the rope from weaving under and over itself. We’ll then take things a step further and use the very same technique to create some cool typographic art. Let’s begin by creating the basic pattern that will form our rope. Open Adobe Illustrator and draw an ellipse on the artboard. Turn on Smart Guides (CMD+U), then ALT+Drag a duplicate of the shape and align it perfectly next to the original. Use the Smart Guide indicator to snap the corner of a rectangle to the upper left portion of the first ellipse. Enlarge the rectangle to snap to the lower right path of the second ellipse. Use the Scissors tool to snip the path of the two circles where the rectangle intersects in these two places. Select and …
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How To Create Ropes & Knots with Illustrator Brushes
What You’ll Be Creating As Burns Night draws in, I feel that the world needs to be educated about the rare and quite delicious creature that is the Haggis ( Haggis Haggis in Latin). Here is a photograph of a raw, plucked Haggis ready to be cooked for the Burns Supper. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used in the creation of this tutorial. Stock photos from
What You’ll Be Creating Scots around the world will be celebrating the birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns tomorrow. But how much do you really know about Robert Burns? Create a quirky thistle infographic in this simple tutorial for beginners to Adobe InDesign, and fill it with facts about The Bard! In this tutorial we’ll look at how easy it is to create simple graphics from scratch using the tools available in InDesign. We’ll explore how you can create a high-impact infographic with a single strong idea, and how well-chosen fonts, textures and colors can give your design a…
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Create a Thistle Infographic
to Celebrate Burns Night in Adobe InDesign