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What You’ll Be Creating In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a purple monochrome portrait from a photograph, for GLAAD’s Spirit Day , in Adobe Illustrator. Millions go purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Through the combination of drawn elements and scanned pieces, we’ll create a Halloween-inspired collage that looks as if it’s been sewn, crocheted, and appliquéd rather than the digital artwork it really is. Download the asset pack included in this tutorial and let’s get crafting with Adobe Photoshop. 1.
Each year across the globe, the lives of designers come to their ghastly end. The cause? An unstoppable epidemic involving stationery avalanches, faulty hardware, and bad takeout. We remember the lives of our talented friends in this month’s Design & Illustration Community Project. How Will the World Remember You This Halloween? Cue smoke machine. Lurking in the shadows of this post are the souls of our long lost Tuts+ instructors! They leave behind the wondrous teachings of age-old design philosophies and really…cool…art. But how will the world remember you once you’ve kicked the bucket? Show us your personalized gravestone to get featured in this month’s Design & Illustration Community Project! Easy to Edit Vector and Photoshop Templates! A big thank you to Sharon Milne for dying twice for this project, and also to Andrei Marius for our vector template from his recent tutorial! We have two great templates that make it super fun and easy to submit. So alter them as you see fit, or …
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Tuts+ Halloween Community Project: Join the Designers Graveyard!
When you look at beautiful digital art and compare it with the things you draw with a pencil, you can feel astonished and belittled. If only you could afford a graphics tablet, you could be just as good! And if you already have a tablet, your thought is, “If only I could afford Photoshop! So many amazing things can be done with this software.” And if you’ve got both a decent tablet and good software, you’re dreaming about the godlike Wacom Cintiq —the bigger, the better. But, until then, you’re stuck. You can’t be any better. And it’s not your fault, it’s all about money! This is probably why there’s a misconception that digital art isn’t real art. After all, a real…
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Is Digital Art "Real" Art? Facts and Myths About Digital Creating
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use Adobe Illustrator and Wacom Intuos Pro tablet to design and illustrate a poster for a folk music and poetry show. I’ll take you through a couple of interesting and useful techniques; including setting up swatch groups, setting up pressure sensitive brushes that take advantage of the tablet’s capabilities, stretching letterforms, and using Adobe Illustrator’s effects to roughen and grunge up your poster. 1. Sketches I like to sketch out a few rough thumbnails of ideas and different layouts until I find something that will work well. I have a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet (size medium) that I use to sketch directly into Illustrator. By using a tablet, you avoid the need to scan in a traditional sketch, and can take full advantage of the power of Illustrator’s different brush sizes and pressure sensitivity. It’s a huge time saver for me. 2. Preparing Your Document Create a new document ( File > New ), and choose A3 as the document size. Make sure the colour mode is set to CMYK under the Advanced section. Since we’ll be adding a coloured background, and we want colour printed right up to the edges of the poster, it’s important that our document has bleed. Give your document a bleed of 5mm (or 1/8 of an inch , the usual standard in the USA) in all directions. Create your new document with the settings shown above. It’s not absolutely necessary, but it will be easier to follow along with this tutorial if you set your Workspace to Painting with Window > Workspace > Painting . Window > Workspace > Painting Setting up the Sketch Layer Open up your sketch document, and…
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How to Design a Folky Gig Poster in Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating For this installment of our To the Point series, I got to fire questions at Dave Perillo, aka Montygog, whose often pop-culture-themed vector pieces are inspiring and harken back to an era of design long missed. Pull up a chair and take a spin around Dave’s body of work while he answers questions on inspiration, process, and working with art galleries. Hey Dave, thanks so much for the interview.
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What You’ll Be Creating Learn how to create a completely vector illustration that has the look of a handmade linocut or woodcut, in Adobe Illustrator. To find out even more about brushes in Adobe Illustrator, check out my course Mastering Brushes in Illustrator , here on Tuts+. 1. Create the Art Brushes When creating a linocut print, artists use special tools to carve designs into a linoleum block. The raised (uncarved) areas of the block form the image. The carved linoleum block is covered with ink, then printed onto paper or fabric. Because the artist removes material from the block to create the image, this is called a “subtractive” or “reductive” process.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, I’ll show you a potential process for approaching a simple illustrative logo design project. We’ll go through the steps you can take to develop ideas, refine your logo work, and experiment with different looks for a logo. I’ll give you a few tips along the way about some techniques you can take advantage of in Adobe Illustrator with a Wacom tablet, creating great hand-drawn looking illustrations with pressure sensitive brushes. 1. Sketching Sketching out a bunch of rough concepts lets you hash out a variety of ideas for a logo, and explore a few visual directions. A lot of designers will grab a notebook and draw ideas by hand, but a fantastic way to enhance the speed of your work is to sketch directly into Adobe Illustrator with a tablet. Your sketches will be vector-ready, you can drop them right into your final document as a reference, and, with lots of pressure sensitivity, there’s no detail lost. Set Up Your Sketching Document I recommend starting out with an A4 size artboard in Adobe Illustrator, so that you…
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How to Design a Weathered Illustrative Logo Set in Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating The look and simplicity of a gumball machine is ubiquitous in design. It’s no doubt you’ve grown up around them at stores, restaurants, or shopping malls. While globe-like machines tend to be the most iconic, we’re going to focus on the box-like design that’s often seen to house more than just gumballs. Fire up