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What You’ll Be Creating We have learned what light and shadow are to imagine forms. We have taken a good look at all the fundamentals of color and its properties . We have also learned a lot of tricks that are crucial in adding life to the picture . Now it’s time to use all this knowledge and take it to practice. We’re going to draw a horse based on my tutorial , so you can easily join in, even if you’ve got no skills in drawing animals.
Earlier this year I posted a showcase of inspiring art & designs that made use of cool overprint effects , so today I thought I’d talk a little about the process of using overprint in creative ways in your own print design projects. Read on to find out what overprint is and how you can use this technique to produce colourful overlapping effects in your prints. What is overprinting? Whenever you create designs for print, by default your design software automatically sets your elements to “knock out” the artwork below. If it didn’t do this, all the colours of your design would be printed on top of each other and result in a muddy mess! However, we can use the process of overprinting a colour directly on top of another for specific purposes. One such purpose of overprinting is to eliminate the chance of “ghosting”. This is …
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How to Overprint Colors to Create Cool Print Effects
What You'll Be Creating . By following this tutorial you'll learn how to create a cute fox illustration in Adobe Illustrator . Using basic shapes, stylish colors and the Warp Effect tool, you can create a charming cartoon character in a retro style. This is a …. In Adobe Illustrator you can create them… You don't need to be a cool artist to vector characters. In Adobe Illustrator you can create them just with basic shapes. To find out how, let's start!Read More… Design & Illustration .
What You’ll Be Creating I’ve previously shown you how to create a mirrored effect, using the Appearance panel and the Transform effect. However it’s time to kick it up a notch and learn how to create a kaleidoscope effect.
In today’s tutorial, we will take a closer look at the techniques used to create a long shadow design with the help of some live effects and Appearance panel in Adobe Illustrator. Taking long shadow effects as a basis, we’ll create two graphic styles which can be applied to single paths and to groups of objects. Have fun and enjoy our new tutorial!
The classic illustration style used on money is something I’ve always wanted to figure out how to replicate in Photoshop. There’s plenty of Photoshop tutorials that show how to create a basic halftone line effect, but they never quite capture that authentic engraved look with plenty of shading and tone. After lots of trial and error I finally managed to figure it out, so here’s an in depth tutorial on how to create a realistic money illustration effect in Photoshop (with some help from Illustrator!). The effect we’ll be creating in today’s tutorial is this vintage engraved or etched illustration style that builds up the tonal areas of an image with lots of tiny lines. Unlike the basic halftone …
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How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop
Let's create a retro living room scene in Adobe Illustrator , using simple shapes and Warp Effect tool. We will use only four colors (five if you include the background). | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Long; Tags: Illustration , Tutorials , Vector . … Illustration
In the following steps you will learn how to create a knitted text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create a set of art brushes. Next, using these little brushes, some basic grouping techniques and two Transform effects you will create the main knits. Moving on, using a bunch of Transform effects and a simple rectangle you will create the knitted background and text. Finally, taking full advantage of the Appearance panel and using two raster effects along with some basic blending techniques you will learn how to add the subtle fabric texture. 1. Create a New Document and Setup a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width box and 673 in the height box then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK . Enable the Grid ( View > Show Grid ) and the Snap to Grid ( View > Snap to Grid ). You will need a grid every 1px , so simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides > Grid , enter 1 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box. You should also open the Info panel ( Window > Info ) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes. Do not forget to set the unit of measurement to pixels from Edit > Preferences > Units …
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Create a Christmas, Knitted Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple anaglyphic text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start with a simple piece of text and some basic aligning tips. Next, using the Appearance panel, some simple blending techniques and a bunch of Transform effects you will learn how to create the anaglyphic effect. Finally, using subtle Drop Shadow effects you will add a bit of depth for your text. 1. Create a New Document & Setup a Grid Hit Command + N to create a New document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width box and 500 in the height box then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB and Screen (72ppi) . Step 2 Grab the Type Tool (T) , click on your artboard and simply add the ” It’s time to put on your 3D glasses ” piece of text. Make sure that it stays selected, set the color at R=39 G=170 B=225 and open the Character panel ( Window > Type > Character ). Select the ” Harlow Solid Italic ” font and set the size at 50pt . Next, open the Paragraph panel ( Window > Type > Paragraph ) and simply check the Align Center button. Finally, you need to center this piece of text, so open the Align panel ( Window > Align ). Set the aligning to artboard (open the fly out menu and go to Show Options if you can’t see the Align To section as shown in the following image) then simply click the Horizontal Align Center and Vertical Align Center buttons. In the end your piece of text should be placed as shown in the…