Create a Graphic Still Life with Image Trace and the Blob Brush Tool – Tuts+ Premium Tutorial
In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial, Illustrator’s Blob Brush lets you create loose, painterly images that have all the benefits of vector files. In this tutorial, we’ll work from a photograph using Image Trace to create a custom color palette and delineate the values. We’ll use flat color and simplified shapes to achieve the look of a multi-colored screen print. If you are looking to take your skills to the next level then Log in or Join Now to get started! View the Tutorial Tuts+ Premium Members can login now for instant access to this tutorial. Membership to Tuts+ Premium gets you access to hundreds of exclusive premium tutorials, top selling ebooks, in-depth courses, member forums, and much more. To learn more about Tuts+ Premium, Take the Tour or Join Today .
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Whether it’s a web comic, comic book, or graphic novel, the artists of the comic world have a variety of roles within a comic’s creation, and all of them are pretty fantastic. Jem and the Holograms art by Sophie Campbell . I interviewed several comic creators and artists whose roles vary from self-produced comic artist to penciler to colorist and more! From web to print, consider this article your guide to working as a comic artist. What Do Comic Artists Do? Let’s start with a breakdown, in no particular order, of some of the roles artists within the world of comics may take on: Penciler:
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What You’ll Be Creating Do you like to play computer games? Have you ever wanted to become a game graphic artist? If you answered ‘yes’, this tutorial is exactly for you! Learn how to make simple yet stylish and colorful game icons, using basic tools in Paint Tool SAI. We’ll start with a blank page and go through the full process of making an icon for a casual game. Let’s get started! 1. Make a Magic Potion Based on a Triangle Shape Step 1 Make a New Canvas ( Control-N ) choosing the desired size. I always start with a bigger size of canvas in the beginning, because it will give you an ability to make more detailed artwork. Also since we’re working with raster graphics, we don’t want to lose the quality of our future icons—on the contrary, we use a bigger size now so that when we scale our icons, they will look even better. Step 2 Create a New Layer from the
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What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create Latvian signs in Adobe Illustrator and animate them in Adobe After Effects. To make it more fun, I will show you the basics of how to create a small motion for your shapes and lines. I will not show you the whole process, just enough to get you started.
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What You’ll Be Creating Logo templates have all sorts of uses: speeding up a project, inspiring a small business, or even being excellent for product mock-ups. Whatever your reason for downloading a logo template , let’s break down some of the basic ways in which to customize them in Adobe Illustrator CC and CorelDRAW. 1.
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Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! This time around we’re looking at Swatches. Whether you’ve got your own set of colors or ones you’ve purchased from Envato Market , this quick video will help. Color Swatches Ever find yourself wandering around an image with the eyedropper trying to find that perfect color again and again? Try using Swatches to save your color selections, so that they are always readily available. Well if you’ve got a minute, I’ll show you how! A Bit More Detail Learn more about Adobe Photoshop on Envato Tuts+. Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners tutorial series Mastering Light & Shadow in Adobe Photoshop free course Photoshop Essentials course Advanced Photoshop Techniques course The image of that luscious strawberry is available in our stock site, Envato Market. 60 Seconds?! This is part of a
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Today we’re going to have some fun in Adobe Photoshop creating a cool sci-fi space scene with planets, moons, nebulas and colourful cosmic space dust. We’ll start by making a vast black universe full of tiny stars, then begin building up the scene with a large alien planet and its moon. To give the scene a cool sci-fi vibe, we’ll add a vibrant nebula then finish it off some with intense lighting effects. Stock photos from Shutterstock: Clouds on sky – http://spoon.graphics/1NNlt4Z Summer sky. White clouds on a blue sky – http://spoon.graphics/1NNlvd2 Rust metal surface background – http://spoon.graphics/1NNlu9c Stone with moss – http://spoon.graphics/1NNlvtN Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Sci-Fi Space Scene in Adobe Photoshop appeared first on Spoon Graphics .
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What You’ll Be Creating The publishing world has recently seen an explosion in popularity of clothbound books, which are stunning modern tributes to a centuries-old method of designing books. Houses like Penguin and HarperCollins have rediscovered the vintage charms of the clothbound style, and self-publishers are quickly picking up on the trend too. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up the artwork for a clothbound book cover in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator, and look at how to maximise the design’s impact using a restricted color palette and simple silhouetted graphics. If you want to learn more about creating simple, high-impact book covers, or if you’re just a fan of vintage design, this tutorial is going to be right up your street! 1. A Note on Clothbound Book Design Clothbound books are made through a traditional book-binding process called case binding. Case binding is one of the most commonly used methods for binding hardcover (hardback) books.
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What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a wrapped ribbon text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to easily add and center a piece of text. Next, using basic tools and effects along with some basic vector shape building techniques, you will learn how to create your pack of ribbon shapes.
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What You’ll Be Creating Fallout 4 is here! We’ve decided to celebrate it by giving you a chance to draw your own Vault Boy. Step by step, you’ll learn how to build a complex silhouette out of ovals and curves. Maybe you’ll even learn how to draw your own Fallout character in this style? Let’s see! 1. Draw the Body Before we start, choose one of two ways of drawing (if you draw digitally, just skip this): Draw all the lines very subtly, and then finish them strongly when the drawing is done. Draw the lines as you want, then use the method from the last section of my tutorial How to Draw a Baby Fox . Step 1 Draw a circle. It doesn’t need to be perfect or very clean. Step 2 Take a measure from the radius of the circle and draw a line three times as long. Step 3 Draw a line at the bottom. The part on the right should be longer than the radius. Step 4 Let’s build the guide lines for the legs. First, draw a curve between the middle of the circle and the left end of the floor line. Step 5 Now draw a curve between the bottom of the circle and the left end of the floor line. Step 6 Find the half point of the middle radius-line. Draw a curve coming though it. Step 7 Use the same point to draw another curve. Step 8 “Close” the shape with the two last curves. Step 9 Draw the head circle, slightly smaller than the chest circle and more on the right. Step 10 Imagine the head circle is a …
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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’ll show you how to create a colorful landscape scene, similar to the style of those trendy illustrated travel posters I recently featured in a showcase. We’ll make the entire illustration out of simple vector shapes, then bring it to life with vibrant gradients to give the scene a tranquil sunset vibe. My example features an old wild west desert with mountains that extend to the horizon, but these same techniques could be used to create a landscape scene for any fictional or non-fictional place. A large setting sun provides a red, orange and yellow colour scheme in my artwork, which is applied to all the element to help determine the depth of the scene. The colour of the mountains darken as they approach the silhouettes in the foreground, while the sky spans from warm to cool as the it turns from day to night. Begin by creating a new document in Adobe Illustrator. I’m creating a long, thin portrait artboard of 1000x1500px. Change the Color Mode to RGB to give us a full spectrum of vibrant colours to play with, then change the Raster Effects to High (300ppi). Select the Rectangle tool and draw a shape that covers the artboard. Use Smart Guides (CMD+U) to easily snap to the artboard edges. Remove the stroke, then add a linear gradient fill from under the Gradient panel. Add…