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Artists set themselves apart from each other and seek to stand out in a variety of ways. One way that you can accomplish this is by using a recognizable color palette throughout your work.
What You’ll Be Creating Branding is the visual glue that holds a company or organization together. Once you’ve developed the brand for a client or for your own business, you should tie all of the branding concepts together into a Brand Guidelines document. In this tutorial I’ll take you through the steps of how I created a simple Brand Guidelines document for the resident Design and Illustration authors and regular community members, affectionately known as Team Awesome ! I’ll also share some really useful tips for creating Brand Guidelines for your own projects. You’ll need Adobe InDesign for this tutorial, which is
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll create six different animal portraits from one and the same circle! Let’s have fun making a set of trendy flat elements using basic shapes, the Shape Builder Tool, the Pathfinder panel and some other useful functions of Adobe Illustrator! 1. Create an Elegant Siamese Cat Step 1 Start forming the cat’s face from an even circle of 60 x 60 px size, made with the Ellipse Tool (L). Fill the circle with a sandy beige color. Step 2 Select both side anchor points with the Direct Selection Tool (A) and drag them down, changing the shape of the face. Step 3 Now let’s form the cat’s ear. Take the Polygon Tool and make a three-sided shape of about 17 x 15 px size. Go to Effect > Warp > Bulge and set the Vertical Bend value to 40%.
What You’ll Be Creating Hi kids! Today, I prepared a fun little character in vector—Cactus. This will be an easy tutorial, especially for those who already know Adobe Illustrator and vector. Let me tell you, you’re a very cool kid, if you know this already. We will use basic shapes, the
Say goodbye to summer in the northern hemisphere with a delicious, drippy ice cream text vector effect! What a delightful way to end the season.
What You’ll Be Creating Traditional painting by default is not very precise. The brushes are made for creating big patches of colors that may become details when observed from a distance. When you try to paint at a smaller scale using a tiny brush, it turns into a drawing. In digital painting the border between drawing and painting is quite blurred. In the end it boils down to one difference: if you’re trying to control the stroke, you’re drawing; if you want the stroke to be free and expressive, you’re painting. The problem occurs when you want to be expressive with your strokes and make them behave at the same time. It’s not possible in traditional painting, but in Photoshop we can do it quite easily, without overusing the Eraser Tool. Do you want to know how to turn a piece of line art into a beautiful painting and make the lines obsolete in the process? Follow me then! Tutorial Assets (optional) My brush pack Leather texture 1. Prepare the Painting Base Before we start painting we need to define the areas that the brush shouldn’t cross. If we didn’t do it first, we would need to control every stroke afterwards. By defining the borders we’ll force …
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How to Remove Lines From a Drawing: Convert a Drawing Into a Digital Painting
If you found the previous Letterpress , Sketchy , and Metal type treatment tutorials useful, then you are going to like this Stitched Label Type tutorial. Like the previous tutorials, this one relies heavily on the Appearance panel, making it easy to edit the text and apply the treatment to other fonts and vector elements. Final Image: Stitched Label Type Treatment Below is the final stitched label type treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Detail: Stitched Label Type Treatment Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Appearance panel, Effects, gradients Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes Step 1: Stitched Label Type Treatment To start off this Stitched Label Type Treatment Tutorial, let’s create a new document and without the Type tool (T) and type out some text. Change the font to whatever you like. I suggest using something heavy like the Museo Slab 1000 font I am using. Step 2 Before we start adding new fills and strokes from the Appearance panel, it is good to start with a clean slate. Select you text and take off any fill or stroke. Step 3 From the pop-up menu of the Appearance panel, select New Fill. Keep the default black color for now, we will be changing it later on in the tutorial. Step 4 Again, create another New Fill From the Appearance panel. Select the second fill in the Appearance panel and change the fill to a red color. Step 5 Select the red fill in the Appearance panel then go Effect > Convert To Shape > Rounded Rectangle. When the Shape Options dialog opens select the Relative radial button and change the Extra Width and Extra Height to 18 px. These number might be higher or lower depending on the dimensions of you…
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Create An Editable Stitched Label Type Treatment
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What You’ll Be Creating With this tutorial I’d like to show you how to create a piece of isometric art using
What You’ll Be Creating If you want to make a pixel art city then a park would be a nice and pretty much necessary addition. The elements we’ll cover in this tutorial would, in fact, be useful to accessorize other kinds of scenes, like gardens inside buildings, or terraces. Please review the introductory tutorials in this series and the pixel art tree lesson. 1.