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This year, Adobe Photoshop turns 25! Let’s celebrate this iconic software’s birthday by sharing with you some of the awesome resources here on Tuts+. Not only that, but for the next month, one of our premium video courses on Photoshop is free to access! Read on to find out more. 5 Photoshop Sessions to Master Sometimes just one tutorial on a topic isn’t enough and you want to learn an area of Photoshop from more than one tutorial. We have several collections of themed content, which will help you explore specific areas of design with Photoshop or a specific process, here on Tuts+. Here are my five favourite from the past few years for you to get your teeth into. Photoshop Basix Are you new to Photoshop? Have you been trying to teach yourself the basics of Photoshop, but found the amount of educational material available on the net a bit overwhelming? Photoshop Basix, by Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor…
What You’ll Be Creating Ahoy, mateys! In this tutorial we will learn how to draw a stylized flat portrait of a funny captain, using basic shapes, warp effects and some custom brushes and textures. Get ready and hoist the sails! 1. Form the Captain’s Head Step 1 Start by taking the Rounded Rectangle Tool
What You’ll Be Creating Water splashes are a beautiful phenomenon. The randomness of liquid physics ensures that every splash is unique. The result is a natural struggle of the fluid as an external force flings it around and gravity insists it return to a resting state. This struggle takes place in the span of a fraction of a second, and it often happens too quickly for us to be able to capture and appreciate the simple majesty of the effect. Because water splashes are so familiar, yet elusive, they make for excellent compositional elements. The image of a splash also conveys movement and mood. If you want to use them in your own designs, you probably consider purchasing stock images as your only option. This Quick Tip is here to show you that with a bit of effort, you too can create your own beautiful water splashes to use! 1. It’s All About the Light The absolute first thing to discuss is the mechanics of capturing the water splash with a DSLR. It’s more challenging than it looks. The main issue is the speed. The splash only lasts for a moment, and it will not be still. To capture it appropriately, the camera needs a very quick shutter speed . I found that anything slower than a speed of 1/1000 of a second resulted in motion blur. The image below was captured at a shutter speed of 1/800 of a second. The movement and shape of the water is beautiful, but the shutter speed isn’t quick enough to …
What You’ll Be Creating Typography plays a huge part in the way brands are perceived, and how successful brands become with consumers. A wise choice of type can make a logo more memorable, more aspirational, more trustworthy and more exciting. Minimal typographic logos are simple to achieve, and can often have more impact than a symbolic logo design. Here, we’ll take a look at how typography can be used successfully across logo design, and break down how you can create effective branding for different sorts of commercial businesses, using very basic typographic tips and tricks. We’ll explore how simple tweaks to typeface, sizing, case, weight, tracking, alignment, and colour can really lift your typographic designs, and make them industry-appropriate in an instant. If you want to recreate the designs as you read, you will need to have access to Adobe InDesign. Recreate the Designs Using InDesign The designs pictured throughout this tutorial have been put together using Adobe InDesign.
Advertise here with BSA Icon design is one of the most tricky fields of digital design. It often requires some understanding of composition and other art fundamentals like symmetry, lighting, and color. The best way to learn icon design is by studying under the best of the best. Unfortunately they probably don’t have time to teach you so it’s important to learn how to practice on your own. In this how-to guide I want to explain the basics of tracing existing icons using Photoshop. This requires some knowledge of the pen tool because you need to edit paths and anchor points according to existing shapes. But everyone has to start somewhere so I highly recommend using the pen tool at every opportunity. I’ll demonstrate how to trace the camera icon found in Apple’s iOS 8 SMS app. This uses a flat design style which is traditional and great for beginners. Preparing the Document To begin click the image…
Trace Existing Icons to Create New Shapes in Photoshop
What You’ll Be Creating On 19 February, one in six people in the world will be marking the end of the Year of the Horse and celebrating the start of a new year. The timing of the Chinese New Year festival is based on a lunar calendar, and the Chinese rotate through a cycle of 12 animals, one to represent each 12-month period. These animals are thought to have characteristics which are taken on by individuals born in the relevant year.
What You’ll Be Creating Regardless of all the crazy snow storms, yes, spring is on its way, and soon we will see the first flowers. Let’s try to recreate the beauty of spring on your art board. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create special brushes to draw flowers. Also, you’ll learn how to create a brush from a flower illustration. At the end of this tutorial, you will be a professional florist! 1. Drawing a Stalk Using a Special Brush Step 1 Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document ( Control-N ). First, we are going to create the special brush which you will use to draw the branches. Set the fill color to black, delete the stroke color, if you see it, and hit the Ellipse Tool (L) . Draw a very long and narrow ellipse, but not too big. The size of the ellipse doesn’t matter, because later you can increase or decrease the weight of stroke. After that, hit the Direct Selection Tool (A) , select the top and bottom anchor points of this ellipse, which are …
What You’ll Be Creating In the series on Creating Photoshop Brushes from Scratch , I showed my process for creating Custom Shattered Glass Brushes . If you haven’t had a chance to read over that tutorial, I recommend you take a few minutes and take a look at it now. Still not convinced? Well, it involves actually using a hammer to bust the glass! Really, you should go take a look. Tutorial Assets To follow along with this tutorial you will need the background stock image of an angry woman . You will also need the custom Shattered Glass Brushes . Download the ShatteredGlassBrushes.abr file attached to this tutorial. To install the brushes, go to Edit > Presets > Preset Manager . In the Brushes section, use the Load button to navigate to the downloaded file. This will add 12 new shattered glass brushes to your Brush Presets . 1. Create the Glass Image The idea is to create the illusion of a pane of glass in front of the model. One of the most effective techniques for this is to create another version of the background that is visually different. It needs to be just different enough that when the broken areas reveal the original…
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How to Apply Custom Shattered Glass Brushes in Adobe Photoshop
What You’ll Be Creating Young Adult Fiction is an ever-growing sector of the publishing industry, and a popular genre for self-publishers. Grown-up novels for teens need cover designs that bridge the gap between childish and mature, while exploring themes of emotional angst, growing up, relationships, family and school. Design elements can be put together to convey the mood and message of the book, as well as to directly appeal to a potential reader.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Rather than getting your loved one the same old cheap gifts you get every year, why not create a chocolate covered strawberry vector for them? You can easily apply this chocolate covered strawberry vector to your own greeting card, t-shirt, or anything else you can think of. Moreover, you can apply this tutorial to other illustrations and logos. Final Image: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector Below is the final chocolate covered strawberry vector we will working towards. Tutorial Detail: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Ellipse tool, Pencil tool, Pathfinder panel, Gradient panel, Custom Art Brush Estimated Completion Time: 20-30 minutes Step 1 For the first step of this chocolate covered strawberry vector, create a new document and create an ellipse with the Ellipse tool (L). Step 2 With the Direct Selection tool (A), grab the bottom anchor point, hold down the Shift key (to constrain the movements), and drag it down about one quarter of the original size of the ellipse. Step 3 With the Direct Selection tool (A), grab the top anchor point, hold down the Shift key, and drag it down about one eight the original size of the ellipse. Step 4 Fill the new shape with a radial gradient from the Gradient panel. Change the first color stop in the gradient to red and the second color stop to a darker red. Step 5 With the Gradient tool (G) adjust the radial gradient so the lightest part of the gradient is at the top of the chocolate covered strawberry vector shape. Step 6 Create a small elongated ellipse toward to top center of the berry shape. Fill the ellipse with a…
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Valentine’s Day Sweets! Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector