Have you ever looked at something and thought, “That would look awesome in vector,” but didn’t know where to even start?
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll walk through the step by step process of creating a simple, photo-based Tumblr diary theme in Photoshop. I will start totally from scratch and will guide you through the whole process of setting up the document, using some basic tools and completing the design in no time. The aim of this tutorial is to show how some of the design decisions are being made and how the final design comes to life. Tutorial Assets In order to follow along you will need some (freely available) assets: Photos from Skitterphoto PT Serif
Since posting this showcase of inspiring artwork combining geometry & photography back in 2014 I’ve wanted to give this trendy style of art a try myself. I finally sat down with Illustrator & Photoshop and devised a method of transforming a photograph into an abstract collage of geometric shapes. We’ll begin with Illustrator to build up a series of geometric lines, then cut up an image in Photoshop to create an interesting composition. A series of textures and curves adjustments will then help give the design a trendy retro style with plenty of processed colours and grain. See the full size geometric photo collage artwork The artwork we’ll be creating in this tutorial has an old retro collage vibe with snippets of a…
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How To Create Abstract Geometric Photo Collage Art
This week marks a huge milestone for Tuts+ learning as we celebrate the release of our 500th video course ! From our humble beginnings way back in 2007 we’ve grown to incorporate 10 different creative and technical topics including Code, Web Design, Design & Illustration and Photography. We now house an extensive library of more than 19,000 free tutorials to help you build real life skills, and more than 190 downloadable eBooks. For those who love the hands on approach to learning, our most popular channel remains our short video courses. We’ve had 111 instructors, to date, from around the world contributing to the collection and taking you through their favourite programs and techniques, step by step. …
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I’m sure a bunch of you have seen this gradient text vector technique before in other blogs or are already aware of how to add gradients to text, but it is worth mentioning for those that don’t know this technique. Moreover, I found that adding an extra step to this known technique, enables you add transparent gradients to text in Illustrator CS4 while still keeping the text editable! The Problem: Gradient Text Vector In Illustrator, you can’t apply a gradient to text the way you normally add gradients to other objects. You can Outline the text and then add a gradient, but then you can’t edit the text later. No need to worry, there is an easy way to add gradients to text and keep them editable. Step 1: Gradient Text Vector Create some text with the Type tool, with the font of your choosing. I am using my favorite font of the moment, Klavika Bold Condensed. Step 2 Next for this super simple gradient text vector tutorial, set the fill and stroke of your text to none. If you don’t this, after you have applied the gradient to the text in the following steps, you will sometimes see the original text color peeking out on the text edges. Moreover, setting the fill and stroke to none, will make transparent gradients in Illustrator CS4 look correct. If you don’t set the fill to none initially, the color of the original text will show through your …
Super Simple Gradient Text Vector!
R for Type Collective Welcome to this interview with Romania-based illustrator Ioana Șopov. Share in her experience as an artist, her impressive body of work, her freelance work for global clients, and her future plans as an illustrator. Ioana has a wonderfully diverse portfolio and history of projects, and it’s my pleasure to share her artwork and words of wisdom with you all today. Hi Ioana! Thanks so much for the interview. Let’s start at the beginning: What got you into illustration? Thank you a lot for having me! Well I’ve always been into drawing like all kids are, and it has been a constant hobby throughout my life, though I was never sure I’d be able to turn it into a viable career choice. I was in my third year of studying Interior Design when I attended a local workshop with designers and illustrators and that sort of put me on this track. I started getting freelance work even before I graduated and that was the thing that sealed the deal, so to speak. Ioana herself. Who or what are your main sources of inspiration? I’ve always liked sequential illustrations, comics and graphic novels. One of my first “heroes” so to speak, Matthew Woodson, is a fantastic illustrator who used to create short sequences of amazingly detailed illustrations that just blew my mind. In the beginning most of my personal work revolved around nature and man, and the relationship between the two. I think that influenced my commissioned work as…
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What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a pencil pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and shapes. Next, you will learn how to save two simple patterns and how to create your own pattern brush. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple text effect with this brush. 1. Create a New Document and Set Up a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width box and 400 in the height box, and then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72ppi) , and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK . Enable the Grid ( View > Show Grid ) and the Snap to Grid ( View > Snap to Grid ). You will need a grid every 5 px , so simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides > Grid , and enter 5 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box. Try not to get discouraged by all that grid—it will make your work easier, and keep in mind that you can easily enable or disable it using the
Access All Areas members can now download a massive logo templates pack courtesy of Design Something as part of their membership. These 50 logo templates come in a variety of vintage badge designs and are editable in Illustrator and Photoshop using freely available fonts that are available on the web. Use them to quickly put together retro style brands or call to action badges within your designs. Design Something is a creative store full of quality products for designers, including texture overlays, vector sets and fonts. If you’re looking for a bargain, check out Design Something’s Unlimited Licence Bundle . It’s a collection of 20 best selling products at a discounted price, including full extended licensing for you to use the items in all your commercial, personal and resalable
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What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a 3D cursor icon in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating Introduction Welcome to my tutorial on How to Create Animation Assets in Adobe Photoshop.