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You must crawl before you can walk. Artists can relate to this idea like no other. And from time to time, we all need to be reminded just how far we’ve come. What Was the First Thing You Ever Created? For our final Community Project of 2014 we want you to share your creative journey with us! Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. Remember all those bumps and blunders along the way? Yeah, we want to see those too!
What You’ll Be Creating If you treat your artistic development seriously, I’m sure you’ve tried to learn perspective and to apply it to everything you draw. However, even if your animals in perspective looked 3D, they also became as stiff as stone statues.
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
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll create a devilish text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
In this Halloween pumpkin vector sticker tutorial we will learn how to create fun Halloween pumpkin sticker, passing all the steps of design, including sketching, coloring and creating shadows and glares. The method described here to create shadows using Blend Tool will keep you away from artifacts that normally occur on objects of complex shape. I hope that this maximum optimizing methods presented here will help you to work more efficiently, that will save plenty time in the future. So let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Halloween pumpkin sticker Program: Adobe Illustrator CS2 – CC2014 Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Pencil Tool, Pen Tool and Blend Tool Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Final Image: Halloween Pumpkin Vector Sticker Step 1: Halloween Pumpkin Vector Sticker For this Halloween pumpkin vector sticker vector tutorial, we’ll start in Adobe Illustrator, then go to the File> New …. In the opened dialog box, set the necessary size of our artboard and choose the RGB color mode. Step 2 Now let’s create a sketch. You can draw a…
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Halloween Pumpkin Vector Stickers in 30 Mins!
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.
What You’ll Be Creating With this tutorial you will find an introduction to the flame fractal program, Apophysis, and along the way you will learn how to create your first fractal. Apophysis can make a plethora of wonderful images, and your imagination is truly the only limit. What Are Fractals? Before we actually make a fractal, it would be good to understand what we are getting into. Dictionary.com defines a fractal as: A geometric pattern that is repeated (iterated) at ever smaller (or larger) scales to produce (self similar) irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical (Euclidian) geometry. Fractals are used especially in computer modeling of irregular patterns and structures found in nature. Scientists and mathematicians have discovered how to use fractals to numerically describe coastlines, the shape of trees, our vascular system and much more. Notice some everyday examples of fractals: the nautilus shell, romanesco broccoli, snowflakes, and the pineapple. As you look at each of these images, take note of the self-similarity and patterns. What Is Fractal Art? In simple terms, fractal art is the graphical representation …
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Fractal Art: An Introduction to Apophysis
What You’ll Be Creating Perspective. The word freezes the blood in the veins of every aspiring artist (and even many of those who seem to be pretty good at what they do). This “method of drawing 3D forms in 2D space” is full of confusing mathematical rules that seem to have nothing to do with carefree, passionate drawing. Even if you manage to grasp these rules, you might still wonder how they apply to the real world. When you look around, do you see one-point perspective or two-point perspective? If the horizon is always at eye level, what happens when you look down? What actually are vanishing points? And can you forget about perspective as long as you don’t draw architecture? In this article I won’t explain all the rules of modifying an object in linear perspective. There are a lot of tutorials about it, so you can look them up. Instead, I’ll explain to you where these rules come from and why someone needed to invent them. The rules, after all, are only a way of describing a fascinating phenomenon, one present in nature since the day our brains started to process the signals from our eyes. After reading this article, your world will never be the same! Perspective… So, What, Actually? Forget about math and geometry. Go back in time and remember those days when you were traveling and observing the buildings and objects moving with you. Those closest to you were moving the fastest, and these in the background were scarcely changing position. And the furthest of them, the moon, wasn’t moving at all—it was, and still is, always there, no matter where you go. But, of course, it was very silly of you to think the …
Live Perspective: A New Approach to Depth in Drawing
What You’ll Be Creating Style guide driven development offers a hugely flexible approach to modern web design. In this tutorial I’ll walk you through designing a UI (user interface) kit, whilst also explaining the decision-making that will keep our UI kit consistent and reusable. Tutorial Assets In order to follow along you will need the following (freely available) assets: Open Sans font from Font Squirrel or Google Fonts Stock photo from