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Photoshop has been a part of web design for years, and it’s very likely to continue as such
What You’ll Be Creating The biggest problem with digital painting is that it’s seen as quite a spontaneous activity—you don’t think, you just get an idea and try to present it with all the resources available. When the outcome is far from your expectations, you just consider yourself talentless and lose heart. Such a vision of the creation process is a serious obstacle in your artistic education—all you know is that you can’t paint, but there’s no tutorial for this! This applies to “talented” artists too. They feel they’re good, they want to be better, but they just don’t know what’s wrong with their art. However, the problem is very simple—it’s all about seeing the creation process as a whole. As long as you run on autopilot, you can’t control the outcome. You need to trust it will bring you where you want to, but you can’t be sure—because autopilot is only as experienced as you! At the same time, you’re not able to tell what your autopilot does wrong, because you only see the outcome. An unsuccessful painting is like a broken car—it’s not the
What You’ll Be Creating Need a seaworthy pattern for your summer designs? A patterns with anchors and life preservers might just do the trick. In this tutorial, we’ll be designing a simple and stylish nautical geometrical seamless pattern, creating the perfect pattern for a light touch of summer. Armed with the
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a colorful propeller pinwheel illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the first propeller using basic tools and effects. Moving on you will learn how to add color and shading for these shapes using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with the Appearance panel. Using a simple Transform effects and a bunch of new colors you will learn how to multiply and recolor the new propellers.
“I know the anatomy isn’t correct here, but it’s my style”, “This drawing lacks style”, “I love your style!” We use the word style
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an animation of a running cheetah, using a simple frame editor in Adobe Photoshop.
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed spray can vector icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will find out how to set a a simple grid and how to create a bunch of pixel perfect shapes using basic tools and effects. Once you have the main spray can vector icon, you will learn how to work with complex gradients and how to add subtle shadows and highlights using basic blending and vector shape building techniques. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple mesh and how to easily recolor your spray can vector icon. Tutorial Details: Spray Can Vector Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics Covered: Basic Tools and Effects, Transform techniques and the Appearance panel Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Final Image: Your New Spray Can Vector Icon As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Step 1 Hit CTRL + N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width box and 480 in the height box 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 …
Spray It Up! Make Your Own Spray Can Vector
Earlier this year I posted a showcase of inspiring art & designs that made use of cool overprint effects , so today I thought I’d talk a little about the process of using overprint in creative ways in your own print design projects. Read on to find out what overprint is and how you can use this technique to produce colourful overlapping effects in your prints. What is overprinting? Whenever you create designs for print, by default your design software automatically sets your elements to “knock out” the artwork below. If it didn’t do this, all the colours of your design would be printed on top of each other and result in a muddy mess! However, we can use the process of overprinting a colour directly on top of another for specific purposes. One such purpose of overprinting is to eliminate the chance of “ghosting”. This is …
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How to Overprint Colors to Create Cool Print Effects
Advertise here with BSA It’s fair to say that Adobe is the premier company for any digital creative artists. Their software has pioneered into areas of film editing, audio engineering, animation, print design, concept artwork, and of course web design. In this article I want to focus on the web & graphics side of this monolithic corporation’s software library. Anyone who has ever dipped their toes into graphics design has likely heard about Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks. They’re each known for offering a distinct set of tools for various creative tasks. But how do you know which software you should practice? How can you determine which software would most benefit your goals as a creative designer? Let’s explore some of the primary differences and why you might choose to specialize in one of these design suites. Designing for the Web To start off let’s tackle the lesser-appreciated software known as Fireworks. It was originally created by Macromedia which sold to Adobe in 2005. The software is now used primarily for web design because of its ability to handle both vector and bitmap graphics. Fireworks also typically handles mockups and wireframes easier than Photoshop. Anyone who is familiar with Adobe InDesign knows about master pages and templates which can be duplicated and transformed at will. Fireworks has a similar interface where you can build an initial homepage layout as the master page, then design internal pages based on this primary template. People stick with Photoshop because …
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Primary Differences Between Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks
We have posted several tutorials and written, to help ease you into mastering Graphic Styles and the Appearance panel. Check out the ones you may have missed or revisit those handy beginner tutorials. Create a Vibrant Peacock in Adobe Illustrator In this tutorial we will get to know one of the most useful Adobe Illustrator features – the Appearance panel – and draw a fabulous colorful peacock with the help of various effects. Create a Simple Subscription Web Element in Adobe Illustrator This piece focuses mainly on the Appearance panel, so you will only need four rectangles and a tiny circle to create the background, the main shape, the subscribe button, the text field and the tiny x button. You will learn how to create pixel perfect shapes using the Snap to Grid feature and how to cleverly use the Drop Shadow effect and some basic blending techniques to add subtle shading and highlights. Create a Fun Kaleidoscope Effect in Adobe Illustrator …