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What You’ll Be Creating You’ll notice that most book covers will fit into a particular design template—a look or style that defines what genre of fiction they belong to. These design elements, shared in common with other books of the genre, send out a visual message to a potential customer, allowing them to assess instantly what the book will be about, and whether it’s the book of choice for them. In this tutorial, we’ll be designing a cover for a historical fiction title. This is a fantastic genre for cover design; ornate borders and typefaces merge with vintage-look images and moody, romantic colors to create a nostalgic, mystical atmosphere. We’ll explore how you can create a …
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to make a detailed seamless pattern without using a graphic tablet. Arm yourself with your paper sketchbook and a pen or an ink liner to create a set of elements for your seamless pattern. Then we’ll go through the process of turning our image into vector shapes, coloring them in Adobe Illustrator, and combining them into a colorful and whimsical pattern. Let’s get started! 1. Turn Your Doodle Into Vector With the Image Trace Function Step 1 To start with, you need a doodle with a set of elements, which we’ll combine into a pattern. You can use my image below, or create your own with a pen or ink or whatever medium you prefer. If you’ve created your own, scan it carefully or take a photo, increasing the contrast and brightness in order to make the lines darker and the background clean and white. In this tutorial we’ll stick to a tea party topic and use such elements as teacups, teapots, muffins, berries, and all sorts of sweet things. Step 2 As soon as you prepare your sketch, head to Adobe Illustrator , create a …
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Create a Tea Party Seamless Pattern From a Sketch in Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating The items we are going to create in this tutorial are well known and recognized by everyone who loves movies as much as I do! Let’s go through an exciting process and challenge ourselves by composing a shiny and glamorous cinema poster.
What You’ll Be Creating Open up the pages of any high-end magazine and you can find some really outstanding design work. The interior layouts of fashion titles can be particularly awe-inspiring. Designers are becoming more experimental with typography, irregular grids and unusual image choices to create magazine layouts that look as gorgeous as the covers.
My most popular tutorial of 2014 was my guide to creating a realistic money effect in Photoshop , which explained the steps to achieve an authentic engraved illustration style. The process is quite time consuming, so I figured it would be useful to follow it up with a ready made Photoshop Action that produces the effect automatically with just the click of a button. Choose from 3 levels of detail for your image, then the Action will transform your photo into a realistic engraved illustration. This free Photoshop Action transforms your photographs into realistic engraved illustrations with the click of a button, allowing you to easily create money
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Free Engraved Illustration Effect Action for Photoshop
Raised text is about as classic as it gets. Creating your own raised text in Illustrator, you can instantly create a super elegant or modern typeface or logo. Using the Appearance panel, some gradients, and transforms, you can create a polished lifted type treatment. Using the Appearance panel makes it super easy to apply the treatment to other fonts and vector elements. Final Image: Raised Text In Illustrator Below is the final raised text in Illustrator treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Details: Raised Text In Illustrator Program : Adobe Illustrator CS5 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Appearance Panel Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes Step 1 To create this raised text in illustrator, open a new…
Rise Up & Create Your Own Raised Text in Illustrator!
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create your own cartoon-like Elemental Sword that might come in handy in future projects. The tutorial will mostly rely on the use of the Pen Tool and some other easy functions that Adobe Illustrator has to offer. So let’s get started! 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Adding shattered glass to a design is a great way to introduce drama and interest. The visual depiction of broken glass is very evocative and full of energy and conflict. Creating it is full of technical challenges. Illustrating it is difficult and time consuming, but photographing it well is no easy task! In this Quick Tip, we will give you a great technique for safely generating shattered glass brushes in Adobe Photoshop. 1. Create the Practical Effect Before we begin, I know what you are thinking. “How hard can this be? Just bust some glass and take a picture of it!” But this project can actually be a lot more difficult than it looks. The very nature of shattered glass makes it a challenge to work with. It is sharp and can cut. There’s no way to break it in a slow and controlled manner. It must be shattered violently, and the shards have a tendency to fly all over the place in a hugely uncooperative, and dangerous, manner. Once the safety issue is dealt with, the next challenges are backgrounds and reflections. Either one can drastically increase editing time during the brush creation, so it’s best to eliminate them on the practical side. Yet figuring out a setup that doesn’t show any background or reflection in dozens of shards of tiny glass is no simple matter. Fortunately for you, this tutorial walks you through how to conquer both those challenges and end up with some clean, crisp shattered glass brushes! Step 1 The materials you will need…
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How to Create Custom Shattered Glass Brushes in Adobe Photoshop
Ring in the new year with glitz, glam, and this Happy New Year vector text effect tutorial that’s sure to bring cheer to all.