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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
It has been a while since I last shared any news about deals I’d recommend, but the latest offer from Design Cuts has just landed in my inbox and it’s definitely worth checking out! In the past the deals I’ve featured have been focused on certain types of resources, but this is one big variety pack of everything! The included design resources aren’t just random items either, they’re all best selling products from the biggest artists on creative resource marketplaces. As always the price is squashed so much it becomes amazing value, this pack contains $876 worth of vectors, textures, brushes, actions and stock photos for $29. These are some of…
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1000s of Best Selling Resources in 1 Huge Variety Pack
What You’ll Be Creating You’d think that long hair was the hardest hair to render… well that and curly hair, however I have news for you. From my experience from vectoring hundreds of vector portraits, short hair has always been more time consuming and required more precision.
“I know the anatomy isn’t correct here, but it’s my style”, “This drawing lacks style”, “I love your style!” We use the word style
Dustin from RetroSupply is back again to share more top quality premium design resources with Access All Areas members. The Standard Issue Vector Texture Pack is a comprehensive collection of vector graphics that are ideal for giving your work authentic distressed or subtle textures fast. Open the Illustrator file to find 10 scalable vector textures conveniently separated into layers, allowing you to quickly copy and paste them into your working projects. RetroSupply Co’s mission is to bring the awesomeness of handmade goods to digital design. Their range of products make it easy for designers to add the craft and tradition of retro design to their work via textures, brushes and actions. Check out the full range in the RetroSupply shop , and receive a free Retrostarter kit by signing up for their newsletter. Access All Areas members can download this fantastic pack of vector textures from the RetroSupply Standard Issue range as part of their membership. Use them as backgrounds, place them on top of other elements and change the blending mode or use them as clipping masks to create distressed artwork. Download the source file The post Standard Issue Vector Textures for Premium Members appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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