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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.
What You’ll Be Creating In the previous parts of the series we learned how to tame the pencil and mastered hand-eye coordination . I hope I gave you enough time to practice these lessons! Today I’ll present you with a series of exercises that are a continuation of the topic, and for some of you it may just be the start of “true drawing”—creating things instead of redrawing them. I’ve explained the philosophy and mechanism of drawing from imagination in this article , so here we’ll go straight to the meat. Before starting the lesson, make sure you have read the article and practiced the previous exercises long enough! What There Is to Learn Let’s define our goal before starting the exercises. Please read the comment I got under the Stage 2 tutorial: I cannot draw , I really can’t but this exercises are easy for me. I can draw 10 lines of same length and some dots in equal distance and can’t imagine someone who may find them hard. This is very interesting, isn’t it? He can’t draw, but actually he can. The problem here is about definition. We’ve already divided the skill of drawing into four stages, here presented in a simplified way: Drawing—making marks Drawing—controlling the marks Drawing—creating marks resembling real things Drawing—creating marks resembling real things in an unreal way They’re all about being able to draw, but each of them is based on a completely different set of skills. Two people saying “I can’t draw” may have two different things in mind, and they also may need different exercises to overcome their problems. The first two stages are technical ones. They’re not about imagination or creativity, …
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How to Learn to Draw: Stage 3, Visual Database
What You’ll Be Creating Every magazine needs a contents page, but there are ways of making sure your layout becomes just as eye-catching as the magazine’s cover and articles. In this tutorial, suitable for beginners, you’ll learn how to create a full-spread contents page in Adobe InDesign , and pick up some tips for making your contents page layouts look beautiful, striking and ultra-modern. Want to create a fantastic print design you can show off to friends and family? Then let’s get started!
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create four types of donuts in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start with the base, which is a classic plain donut, and then we’ll use this one to create the four variations: chocolate sprinkles, icing with chocolate chips, plain sugar, and strawberry frosted. The great news is that we will also use the same Scatter Brush to create all the decorations on the donuts. Let’s get started while they’re fresh! 1. Start a New Project
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a fantasy landscape combining different photos. You’ll also learn advanced techniques of blending and different techniques of adding lights to your scene with custom brushes and different Blending Modes. I’ll show you how to get beautiful color tones and how to work with layer styles to create a glow around objects. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets Download the following photos to create this tutorial: Upper Mountains Upper Waterfall Lower Waterfall Mist Brushes ( free alternative ) Sun Ray Brushes ( free alternative ) Photos of “right sky”, “left sky”, “knight”, “orb” and “aura” are attached to this tutorial. 1. Create the Background Step 1 Open Adobe Photoshop and go to File > New… (or press Control-N on your keyboard) to create a new document. Set Width to