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What You’ll Be Creating Smoke trails are elegant, beautiful, and amazing to watch. Thin wisps of smoke dancing through the air reveal just how fluid our atmosphere really is. The effect is deceptively simple, and the dynamics of it are dizzyingly complex.
What You’ll Be Creating Creating custom watercolor brushes is as easy as dripping ink or watercolor paint onto paper. You will have custom, ready-to-paint brushes in no time thanks to this simple tutorial. Download the attached watercolor scans and follow the steps below to create your own set of drippy, splashy, and splattered brushes. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create a multicolored splashed text effect in Adobe Illustrator. In the beginning you will manipulate the text a little and once ready, you will add some dimension to it with the help of the Bas Relief effect.
What You’ll Be Creating I had a bouquet of yellow roses on the table and decided to draw it. Without a clear picture in mind I usually experiment a lot with colors, gradients, and transparency. In this tutorial I am going to highlight a few tricks that I use when drawing with Adobe Illustrator. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Coffee rings are a special type of grunge effect that tends to turn accidents into elements. The fluid nature of the effect makes it difficult to reproduce digitally in a realistic manner. Fortunately, they are really easy to create practically, almost unavoidable even! Follow along as I demonstrate how to create, capture, digitize and use your very own Coffee Ring brushes! 1. The Practical Effect To generate coffee rings, one technique might be to just swap out your coaster for a slip of paper on your desk. But I prefer a more controlled and intentional approach. Step 1 Gather the materials for creating the practical effect. Use a heavyweight cardstock or other type of paper that is sturdy enough to withstand the spilled coffee without wrinkling. A small brush or sponge is helpful for controlling the liquid. Then the critical element is a mug of coffee: the darker the roast, the better. Step 2 Place the mug of coffee on one of the sheets…
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Create Custom Coffee Ring Brushes in Adobe Photoshop
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll play with adjustment layers and various effects in order to create a seamless grunge texture in the form of a pattern fill. Combine this tutorial with the previous grunge brush tutorial and you’ll have the tools and techniques to create countless grungy creations worthy of a dystopian future themed gallery show. Enjoy! 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Last time we were designing and sketching a zombie dragon . Today we’re going to make it more real by creating a digital painting in Adobe Photoshop. I’ll show you a clean, non-destructive way of painting digitally—we’ll be using Layer Masks and maps known from 3D modeling. I’ll explain to you how ambient occlusion works and how to add color and lighting to it with proper Blending Modes. We’re going to create a complete piece of concept art with three very simple brushes you’ll make yourself. Follow me! 1. Prepare the Workspace Step 1 We need to prepare the sketch we created before. If your line art has been drawn traditionally, scan it or take a good photo of it. Step 2 Create a New File (Control-N) and choose dimensions that will let you work comfortably. The bigger, the better, but don’t go overboard! If you’re not sure about how big you can go, try 5000 px x 5000 px , choose a complicated brush, and paint a big stroke quickly. If it doesn’t lag, you’re free to go. Paste your line art to the file and, if necessary, scale it with the Free Transform Tool (Control-T). Step 3 Name the layer with the sketch lineart . Change its…
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Create Zombie Dragon Concept Art: Painting in Adobe Photoshop
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
What You’ll Be Creating It’s a fairly easy feat to create custom sets of grunge brushes in
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, I’ll show you a potential process for approaching a simple illustrative logo design project. We’ll go through the steps you can take to develop ideas, refine your logo work, and experiment with different looks for a logo. I’ll give you a few tips along the way about some techniques you can take advantage of in Adobe Illustrator with a Wacom tablet, creating great hand-drawn looking illustrations with pressure sensitive brushes. 1. Sketching Sketching out a bunch of rough concepts lets you hash out a variety of ideas for a logo, and explore a few visual directions. A lot of designers will grab a notebook and draw ideas by hand, but a fantastic way to enhance the speed of your work is to sketch directly into Adobe Illustrator with a tablet. Your sketches will be vector-ready, you can drop them right into your final document as a reference, and, with lots of pressure sensitivity, there’s no detail lost. Set Up Your Sketching Document I recommend starting out with an A4 size artboard in Adobe Illustrator, so that you…
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How to Design a Weathered Illustrative Logo Set in Adobe Illustrator