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What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll learn to make an isometric pixel art car. Have your character ready; it’s going for a ride. We’ll be creating a relatively generic sedan. It won’t be too flashy, which is ideal for recycling many times over on the same illustration (useful if you’re making a city scene!). But even though it’ll be generic, it wouldn’t hurt to see some reference images; maybe there are simple design elements from actual car models that you can incorporate into your car graphic. Make sure you have already gone through the isometric pixel art character tutorial ;
One of the most important aspects of a successful video game is the environment. The background is what sets the stage for the player, and knowing how to create great-looking backgrounds will improve your value as a designer.
We all use Adobe Illustrator in different ways, to different ends. But we can all benefit from making our workflow more efficient. Here are seven ways you can automate or eliminate monotonous, repetitive tasks, so you can focus on being more creative and productive. 1. Use Workspaces for Easy Access to the Panels You Use Most The particular arrangement and configuration of the panels in Illustrator is called a Workspace . There are several built-in Workspaces, each suited to a specific kind of work. These are simply the configurations Adobe thinks you’ll use for any given task, but you don’t have to agree. You can arrange the panels any way you like, then save the arrangement as your own personal workspace. Go to the Window menu to Workspace > New Workspace , give it a name, and click OK . You can save your preferred panel arrangement as a custom workspace. TIP : If you move panels around and things start to get messy, simply click “ Reset ____ ”, and everything will go back to its neat and tidy original configuration. 2. Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Work Quickly and Reduce Strain You should familiarize yourself with the keyboard shortcuts for all the tools you use regularly (if not all the tools). Choosing tools with the mouse slows you down and, frankly, is a rookie move. But did you know you can change the shortcuts and even create your own? Go to the Edit menu to Keyboard Shortcuts . Find the tool whose shortcut you want to change. When you click on it in the list, you’ll be able to type a new shortcut in the text field. …
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The 7 Habits of Highly Efficient Adobe Illustator Users
Happy Halloween! What better way to celebrate than by firing up Adobe Illustrator and creating some haunting images? In our new course,
If you want to start a new career in children’s illustration, or if you’re an illustrator looking to strengthen your skill set, take a look at our
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Halloween-inspired illustration featuring a cute kitten. You will mostly use ovals and other basic shapes. It’s bit longer than usual but easy to follow, and will lead to an adorable final result. Let’s get started! 1. Creating the Head Step 1 Hit the Ellipse Tool (L) and create an ellipse. Remove the stroke color if you have one, and set the fill color to
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 Dragons are scary, zombies are scary, and what’s more frightening than an angry zombie dragon? But it’s just one of all these fascinating creatures you can see in your mind! In this tutorial I’ll show you the process for creating a monster from scratch, from the idea, sketch and anatomy to the final clean lines. You’ll learn how to bring one of your great concepts to life, making it readable for others and ready to be re-created in any other form. By the way, you’ll also learn how to create a believable anatomy on the fly. You don’t need any software—a pencil and a few sheets of paper will be enough. 1. Define the Pose Step 1 Having a nice design in your mind isn’t everything—your creature needs a base, a kind of skeleton to support it. The problem is it’s not easy to create a skeleton for something that doesn’t exist yet. There’s a rule that can help us here. Pose makes a big part of the image—it’s far more important than details. It’s the first thing a viewer notices, so if it’s not interesting enough, your whole illustration will suffer. Here’s the advice: create an
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!