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What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I’ll guide you through the process of designing a clean and festive themed email template. We’ll start off totally from scratch, drafting the layout with Adobe Photoshop. We’ll be using some basic and intermediate techniques to create this design with conversion in mind. Let’s get it started! Tutorial Assets In order to follow along you will need some (freely available) assets: Open Sans
This is a bit of a special interview. Nataliya Dolotko is a Ukranian artist currently living in Germany, creating microstock graphics and tutorials for us here at Tuts+. Read on to learn about what got her into design, her experiences as an artist working for Tuts+, Shutterstock and
What You’ll Be Creating An animation of a flying creature is very complicated to create—flapping wings change in perspective, all those feathers change their length and position, and there’s a certain rhythm that must be followed.
Advertise here with BSA Your website needs to be a stage for attracting visitors who might eventually turn into your valued customers. There are many freebies available for your WordPress blog or your personal website. These are a set of fantastic tools consisting of massive icons, badges, kits, photos, images, textures and much more. These plugins enriches your website and provides you the complete freedom to customize each and every feature. A good website is one which provides quality information with great performance. Also innovative and unorthodox idea help you to stand out from the lot and also adds individuality to your website. But customizing each and every aspect of your website can be an extremely painful procedure. So these below mentioned freebies by DealFuel can prove to be a boon for you and ease your website creation process. So let’s dig in and find out in detail about some of the delightful resources for designers. Business Vector Badges They represent ornamental elements that are used to express the reliability as well as the quality of your product and service. You can use them in your website design or in print. You can select from 100+ badges for use. These free badges can be used in your brochures, posters, web banners and so on. You can make use of these badges in your personal portfolio or website as well. While the Premium badges …
Designer’s Delight: Must Have Free Resources
Last week I shared the news of Design Cuts’ Birthday Bonanza celebrations and posted a list of popular fonts bundles I thought you guys might be interested in. It turned out you were so keen to grab them that you crashed their whole site! Alongside tasty fonts, general design resources also seem to be popular with my readers, so this week I’ve selected the best collections of vectors, brushes and actions that had previously expired, but are now available again for a limited time only. The All Inclusive Design Bundle If you would like a bit of everything, the All Inclusive Design Bundle is a great choice. This deal is a mix of best-selling items from top creative marketplace authors, including fonts, vectors, textures, brushes, Photoshop actions, stock photos, and so much more! With a regular price $876, you’re really getting a fantastic deal with it being discounted to just $29. Grab this deal now! The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle Have you ever wanted a whole stock vector library to yourself? The vector bundles that are being re-run are packed full of all kinds of resources. The Gigantic Vector Elements Bundle in particular has some lovely textures, floral patterns and vintage illustrations. Grab this deal now! The Ultimate Creative Vector Elements Collection …
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For the past few months we (and when I say “we” I mean the amazing Tuts+ community) have been translating tutorials across the Tuts+ network. So far we have well over 300 translations in nearly 30 languages! Here are some of the most popular examples from Tuts+ Design & Illustration. Arabic (العربية/عربي) أساسيات الرسوم المتحركة: كيف ترسم وجهّا كارتونياً بطريقة صحيحة Chinese (Simplified) (中文（简体)) Adobe Illustrator教程：使用基本图形绘制简单卡哇伊的雪宝 Dutch (Nederlands) Maak Je Eigen Kleurenpaletten Met De Adobe Kuler App Voor iPhone Teken Een Schattige Yeti in Adobe Illustrator French (Français) Spécial Rentrée : 30 Tutoriels Simples Pour Adobe InDesign Créer un Portrait Vectoriel, Inspiré du Film “La Reine des Neiges” dans Adobe Illustrator – Niveau Avancé Georgian (ქართული) მულტიპლიკაციის საფუძვლები: როგორ დავხატოთ მულტიპლიკაციური სახე სწორად German (Deutsch) Erstellen von Vektorgrafiken im Spirograph-Design Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) Membuat Gadis Bermain Seluncur Menggunakan Bentuk-Bentuk Dasar Dalam Adobe Illustrator Bagaimana Membuat Pola Tanpa Tepi Tema Kelautan Klasik dalam Adobe Illustrator Portuguese (Português)…
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25 Popular Translated Design & Illustration Tutorials
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 This month I had the pleasure of interviewing Sabrina Smelko, whose work varies from illustration to graphic design to art direction to blog writing. She’s worked with Mozilla, AARP, and a host of other companies. It seems her client list never ends, and as such her insight into the working life of an in-demand designer is enlightening to say the least. Thanks so much for the interview. Let’s start at the beginning: What got you into illustration? It’s my pleasure! Thanks for having me.
Summer is quite nearly over, and as such students of all ages are filling up classrooms once more. Take that inspiration and create your very own back to school banner vectors, ready for notebooks, newsletters, and more.
What You’ll Be Creating For centuries, artists have sketched the human body with charcoal. While it can seem intimidating, it’s actually quite a forgiving, and fun, medium to work with. In this tutorial, you’ll learn the basics of using charcoal and create a beautiful sketch. While the end result will depend on your drawing skills, you’ll learn how to properly use charcoal to push value and block out the human form. What You’ll Need Drawing Paper or Newsprint Drawing board (optional) Masking tape Charcoal stick Kneaded eraser Chamois The photograph you’ll use as a reference 1. Practice Step 1 Before we start on our big sheet of paper, let’s practice on a piece of scrap. There are two ways to hold your charcoal stick. The first is like a pencil. Step 2 Make a series of lines to see how sharp and dark a line the end of the charcoal stick can make. Step 3 The second way to hold your charcoal stick is on its side. Step 4 Practice making lines with the side of …
How to Sketch the Human Body with Charcoal