What You’ll Be Creating Layering textures and brushes can give detail and depth to simple designs, making them look more interesting. This tutorial will show you how to do that, with the help of some blur filters and simple layer styles, in order to create a nice grungy text effect in Adobe Photoshop. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: SI Font Regular
Getting ready for Halloween? Check out these scare filled, spooky, Halloween vectors. Halloween is coming up in the next couple of weeks, so don’t spend time searching for Halloween vectors, use these Halloween vector backgrounds, witches, jack-o-lanterns, and ghosts to creepify your work. Grunge Halloween Vector Background This Grunge Halloween Background is the perfect base for creating Halloween cards or posters. Trick or treat! 20 Halloween Vectors This is a classic, everything-you-need pack of 20 Halloween files. Need spiders? Jack-o-lanters? Skulls and tombstones? Done. Check out this Halloween silhouette pack. Halloween Vector Background This orange glowing Halloween vector is the perfect choice for all your Halloween needs. This Halloween background has it all – spider webs, jack-o-lanters, bats, dead trees, and more. Halloween Vector Witch This dark Halloween vector witch is ready to fly into your work and scare all your friends and clients. This Halloween witch has the classic witch’s hat, broom, and crooked nose. Halloween Vector Poster Template The perfect Halloween poster template for everyone – haunted houses, dead trees, tombstones – what more could you want? Enter your own text on this Halloween vector poster to customize for your parties and work. Spooky Eye Halloween Vector Looking for a spooky Halloween background? This Happy Halloween background is filled with glowing eyes coming out of a graveyard. Halloween Vector Illustration Pack A mix of Halloween vectors, spiders, bats, skulls, and more. These monsters, candy, and bats would go great with any Halloween design. Halloween Vector Pumpkin Background Pumpkins are the classic Halloween design, so use this Halloween vector pumpkin background for your next seasonal work. Add your own text or images to this poster and you’ll be ready for All Hallow’…
What You’ll Be Creating Traditionally at this time of the year, bats come into the spotlight. However, their media image is full of misconceptions and prejudice. They’re seen as blood-thirsty vampires, or, at best, mean pests. In this tutorial we’ll look at them from another angle—we’ll get to know their anatomy and special features, and learn how to draw them properly in every position and shape. No need to be afraid, I promise! 1. Basic Anatomy Skeleton Just as 3D artists use bones to animate an object realistically, we need to learn what bones a bat is made of to create a believable pose. The skeleton of an animal defines its movement and affects greatly the shape of the body. Let’s see what’s most important here: The arm structure is very similar to a human, including fingers. The forearm is very long, longer than the whole body. The chest is wide and compressed. The hips are very narrow and elongated. The thumb is the only unwebbed finger; it has a functional claw. The second finger is the shortest; in bigger species, it also may have a small, non-functional claw. The fingers are arched at the tips. The knees are reversed, which makes bats unable to walk properly, but makes flight, hunting and resting more efficient. There’s a modified heel structure, called the calcar, used to steer the “tail wing”. A membrane under it, if present, is called the keel. Feet are specialized for effortless …
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How to Draw Animals: Bats
What You’ll Be Creating Halloween is a bewitching holiday that always brings us a lot of fun with its spooky, mysterious atmosphere! Join me in this tutorial to create a whimsical scene featuring a haunted house on a hill in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll use the Pencil Tool, Gradient Tool, Blending Modes, and our boundless imagination. Sharpen your digital pencils and let’s get started! 1. Start from Scratch and Form Your Color Palette Step 1 I usually start creating my artwork by making a rough sketch. When the sketch is ready, create a New Document of a comfortable size in Adobe Illustrator and set it to RGB Color Mode. File > Place your sketch in the document and click twice on the layer in
What You’ll Be Creating It’s that time again: a huge update has come to Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Below, you’ll find all of the new features added to Photoshop , Illustrator , Indesign , and some new iOS mobile apps that integrate with many of Adobe’s applications. Take advantage of Library panels, easily extractable assets, apps like Adobe Brush and more all created to improve your workflow. New Features for Photoshop CC 2014 Libraries Panel Previously, other applications have seen library
See the workflow from iOS device, capturing shapes and turning them into vector graphics, and moving it all to Illustrator CC on the desktop. A true mobile-to-desktop workflow.
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Each year across the globe, the lives of designers come to their ghastly end. The cause? An unstoppable epidemic involving stationery avalanches, faulty hardware, and bad takeout. We remember the lives of our talented friends in this month’s Design & Illustration Community Project. How Will the World Remember You This Halloween? Cue smoke machine. Lurking in the shadows of this post are the souls of our long lost Tuts+ instructors! They leave behind the wondrous teachings of age-old design philosophies and really…cool…art. But how will the world remember you once you’ve kicked the bucket? Show us your personalized gravestone to get featured in this month’s Design & Illustration Community Project! Easy to Edit Vector and Photoshop Templates! A big thank you to Sharon Milne for dying twice for this project, and also to Andrei Marius for our vector template from his recent tutorial! We have two great templates that make it super fun and easy to submit. So alter them as you see fit, or …
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Tuts+ Halloween Community Project: Join the Designers Graveyard!
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a dark gravestone illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
Last month we kicked off the Wire Frames Community Project , in which
What You’ll Be Creating Tutorial Assets We’ve used Adobe InDesign CC in this tutorial, but older versions would work as well to follow along. You will also need the following stock photo to complete this tutorial. Please download it before you begin, or substitute with a similar picture and adjust the steps accordingly: USN Aircraft Model Plane PSD