Posts tagged color
What You’ll Be Creating The publishing world has recently seen an explosion in popularity of clothbound books, which are stunning modern tributes to a centuries-old method of designing books. Houses like Penguin and HarperCollins have rediscovered the vintage charms of the clothbound style, and self-publishers are quickly picking up on the trend too. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up the artwork for a clothbound book cover in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator, and look at how to maximise the design’s impact using a restricted color palette and simple silhouetted graphics. If you want to learn more about creating simple, high-impact book covers, or if you’re just a fan of vintage design, this tutorial is going to be right up your street! 1. A Note on Clothbound Book Design Clothbound books are made through a traditional book-binding process called case binding. Case binding is one of the most commonly used methods for binding hardcover (hardback) books.
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a wrapped ribbon text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to easily add and center a piece of text. Next, using basic tools and effects along with some basic vector shape building techniques, you will learn how to create your pack of ribbon shapes.
What You’ll Be Creating Do you feel the crisp winter air? Yes—winter is approaching! During this time of the year, many birds migrate in search of warmer temperatures—except the sparrows, our little friends which are always around us.
What You’ll Be Creating Realism is tricky, but if you can master it you’ll bring your art to a whole new level. In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to paint four different hairstyles varying in texture and curl patterns. Learn the step-by-step process to achieving realism by being strategic with Layer Blend Modes. 1. Know Your Brushes We can’t start these paintings without first arming ourselves with the proper tools. And in order to paint digitally, I’ll be using a Wacom Intuos 3 graphics tablet. There are so many brush options available online that it can be difficult to know which ones to choose. Let me make this process simple by telling you that you already have incredible brushes waiting for you in Adobe Photoshop CC. Just hit F5 on your keyboard to bring up the Brush panel. Click over to Brush Presets and choose from the list of brushes already provided for you. Hard Round Pressure Opacity Brush The main brush I’ll use is my all-time favorite, the Hard Round Pressure Opacity brush. Because of its faded edges and its reliance on pen sensitivity, this brush is versatile enough to draw our sketches and paint flowy hair texture. Dry Brush The second brush I’ll need is a textural Dry Brush.
Today we will learn how to create lens flares vectors on a transparent background with the help of simple vector objects, blending modes and Flare Tool. Have fun with our new Illustrator tutorial!
What You’ll Be Creating Brushes can be a means to create complex designs more simply or speed up your design creation process. Often designers create their own brushes, but sometimes you just want to get an effect or style you need quickly and may download stock brushes from websites like GraphicRiver . Let’s break down how to install and use brushes to make the most of this fantastic feature! 1. Downloading and Using the Brush File Step 1 Let’s start with a freshly downloaded
What You’ll Be Creating Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a bagel sandwich icon in Adobe Illustrator. At the beginning you will create the two bagel pieces, and then you will draw all the ingredients for the sandwich: pieces of lettuce, a slice of cheese and a slice of ham.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a moonlight scene with a woman watching the flowers.
What You’ll Be Creating Today we will create an adorable raccoon. We’ll use basic shapes and warp effects, as usual—nothing new if you are already my follower. You will learn how to create part of the
What You’ll Be Creating “There’s no place like home…” Dorothy whispered those words, and with three clicks of her sparkly ruby slippers, she was back in Kansas again. It’s an iconic movie moment, one we couldn’t neglect in our series of Wizard of Oz -themed tutorials. So in this tutorial, we’ll walk through creating a typographic illustration using the “No