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What You’ll Be Creating As part of our series on creating custom Photoshop Brushes from Scratch , I published a Quick Tip on how to capture and create custom water drops and turn them into brushes in Adobe Photoshop. If you missed that, please take a moment and read through it here first: How to Create Custom Water Drop Brushes in Adobe Photoshop . This Quick Tip is an extension of that lesson. But here we will use those brushes to create a photo manipulation of realistic water drops. 1. Gather Resources To complete this project you will need the water drop brushes from the previous Quick Tip. You can download those with the Download Attachment link associated with this tutorial. You…
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How to Create Realistic Water Drop Reflections in Adobe Photoshop
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Rather than getting your loved one the same old cheap gifts you get every year, why not create a chocolate covered strawberry vector for them? You can easily apply this chocolate covered strawberry vector to your own greeting card, t-shirt, or anything else you can think of. Moreover, you can apply this tutorial to other illustrations and logos. Final Image: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector Below is the final chocolate covered strawberry vector we will working towards. Tutorial Detail: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Ellipse tool, Pencil tool, Pathfinder panel, Gradient panel, Custom Art Brush Estimated Completion Time: 20-30 minutes Step 1 For the first step of this chocolate covered strawberry vector, create a new document and create an ellipse with the Ellipse tool (L). Step 2 With the Direct Selection tool (A), grab the bottom anchor point, hold down the Shift key (to constrain the movements), and drag it down about one quarter of the original size of the ellipse. Step 3 With the Direct Selection tool (A), grab the top anchor point, hold down the Shift key, and drag it down about one eight the original size of the ellipse. Step 4 Fill the new shape with a radial gradient from the Gradient panel. Change the first color stop in the gradient to red and the second color stop to a darker red. Step 5 With the Gradient tool (G) adjust the radial gradient so the lightest part of the gradient is at the top of the chocolate covered strawberry vector shape. Step 6 Create a small elongated ellipse toward to top center of the berry shape. Fill the ellipse with a…
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Valentine’s Day Sweets! Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector
What You’ll Be Creating Creating frame animations in Adobe Photoshop is simple, but the real power of it isn’t in the tool, but in the way you use it.
Things aren’t how they used to be. In the past, programs with limited functions made it easier to pinpoint which tools you should be learning as a beginner. These days, however, given how many tools, tips and tricks there are to learn, you can often feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. I’ve been using Adobe Illustrator for well over 10 years now and I’m obsessed with vector . I’m here to share with you my 10 essential tips and tools all Adobe Illustrator beginners should learn, and link you to a tutorial or two which will help you learn how to use them. These items were all tools and tips which have become part of my regular vector process and without them, I think I’d wither and die. Or just not create as well as I’d hope. It’s the same thing, really—let’s be honest. So enough, let’s get stuck into this list. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Water is a complicated structure. It is transparent, and despite it being so clear, we can see it somehow. And even in its most “normal” state, liquid, water has many forms, so different from each other. Although water looks so simple—and is simple in its construction—you can’t learn how to paint it once and for all. It’s because you don’t really paint water, but the effect it has on the world seen through it. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to manage the most popular forms of frozen water: icicles, falling and lying snow, frost, ice, and hail. We’re going to use a whole range of Photoshop tools to make the process of creation fast and easily repeatable. Layer Styles, custom brushes, Blending Modes, Filters, Patterns, and the Mixer Brush Tool will all feature. Even if you’re not interested in frozen water, check it out just to see how creatively these tools can be used to give you the effect you want. 1. Paint an Icicle Step 1 Get yourself a nice background, like this . Transparent things can’t exist without a background! Create a New Layer and use the Lasso Tool (L) to draw the outline of an icicle. You can easily do it with a mouse, because it should be a bit rugged anyway. Step 2 Fill the selection with any color using the Paint Bucket Tool (G) . Step 3 Duplicate ( Control-J ) the background and put it over the icicle. Clip it with the Clipping Mask ( Control-Alt-G ). Step 4 Click the original background layer and apply Gaussian Blur ( Filter > Gaussian Blur ) to it to separate the background from the icicle. Step 5 Click the copied background and use the Free Transform Tool ( Control…
What You’ll Be Creating Are you an avid lover of things that are chock full of color and assaulted with buckets of glitter? This tutorial will show the step by step process of bringing a little horse with wings from drab to fab. Hold on to your crayons, ladies and gentlemen, and bring your sunglasses as we take flight and soar into another prismatic adventure. 1. Creating the Body Step 1 We’ve embarked on a colorful journey, but it didn’t start out that way. Like most of my projects, I start with pencil to paper. There were no bells and whistles, merely a mechanical pencil and bound sketchbook. I used my scanner at 300 dpi to scan in the finished line work. I’ve cleaned up the line quality in Adobe Photoshop and now we can start our project.
What You’ll Be Creating Australians celebrate their official national day each January 26th. There really is no better way to honor Australia Day than by hosting a BBQ event, and creating a super flyer to advertise the occasion. We’ll be using Adobe InDesign for this tutorial, hopping briefly over to Adobe Illustrator to edit vector images for the design. In the tutorial you’ll learn how to create a fun, colorful grid and apply typography and transparency effects to make the design as dynamic and eye-catching as possible.
What You’ll Be Creating Scots around the world will be celebrating the birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns tomorrow. But how much do you really know about Robert Burns? Create a quirky thistle infographic in this simple tutorial for beginners to Adobe InDesign, and fill it with facts about The Bard! In this tutorial we’ll look at how easy it is to create simple graphics from scratch using the tools available in InDesign. We’ll explore how you can create a high-impact infographic with a single strong idea, and how well-chosen fonts, textures and colors can give your design a…
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Create a Thistle Infographic
to Celebrate Burns Night in Adobe InDesign
What You’ll Be Creating Pet portraits are are great way to add a creative flair to a snapshot of your beloved fur-covered companion. Crafting a hand-painted portrait may seem intimidating and the type of project only an accomplished artist should attempt. But Photoshop’s smudge brush makes the process so easy that even a beginner can achieve stunning results. In this tutorial I will walk you through the process of touching up a photo to be fit for a pet portrait, and then show you how to use transform it into a hand-painted masterpiece. It’s easy and it’s fun!
What You’ll Be Creating If you’ve been following this series of tutorials, you may already have a neighborhood block with (slightly) different houses and cars. Let’s continue to grow our city, but this time vertically;