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What You’ll Be Creating Australians celebrate their official national day each January 26th. There really is no better way to honor Australia Day than by hosting a BBQ event, and creating a super flyer to advertise the occasion. We’ll be using Adobe InDesign for this tutorial, hopping briefly over to Adobe Illustrator to edit vector images for the design. In the tutorial you’ll learn how to create a fun, colorful grid and apply typography and transparency effects to make the design as dynamic and eye-catching as possible.
What You’ll Be Creating Pet portraits are are great way to add a creative flair to a snapshot of your beloved fur-covered companion. Crafting a hand-painted portrait may seem intimidating and the type of project only an accomplished artist should attempt. But Photoshop’s smudge brush makes the process so easy that even a beginner can achieve stunning results. In this tutorial I will walk you through the process of touching up a photo to be fit for a pet portrait, and then show you how to use transform it into a hand-painted masterpiece. It’s easy and it’s fun!
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 …
Advertise here with BSA Words cannot describe the vehement frustration felt when reaching a 404 page. Sometimes the website just has a broken link and other times the user is at fault. But regardless of fault the 404 error page is unbecoming to even the most well-designed sites. The best way to spruce this up is by adding a lighthearted effect into the design. For this post I’ve organized a collection of unique 404 error page designs. Many of them utilize humor as a good-hearted gesture for comedic relief. Other designs are more pragmatic offering related links and possible solutions for finding the missing page. Your choice of 404 style really depends on the type of website. Just keep in mind that frustration is best handled
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37 Intriguing 404 Error Page Designs
Around this time every year I take a moment to reflect back on my posts over the past 12 months and compare how well they performed on social media. My latest Greatest Hits compilation features my top content from 2014, arranging my tutorials, articles and freebies in order of their popularity. Which one was your favourite? I tallied up all the Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn & Pinterest votes/likes from the social media buttons from each post and arranged them in order of popularity. Once again it’s amazing to see the disparity between them. Last year saw a clear winner with my Cinemgraph tutorial , whereas this year my Photoshop money effect tutorial went viral with a total of 115,268 likes. How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop Read this tutorial 115,268 votes How To Create an Easy Abstract Blur Pattern Design Read this tutorial 5832 votes Free Wilderness Vector Graphics & Logo Template Kit Download this freebie 5593 votes How to Overprint Colors to Create Cool Print Effects Read this article 3749 votes 10 Free Vintage Style Illustrated Light Ray Vectors Download this freebie 3465 votes How To Create a Contour Map Effect in Illustrator Read this tutorial 2580 votes 7 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid When Designing for Print Read this article 2088 votes How To Create Geometric Low Poly Art The Easy Way Read this tutorial 1949 votes 20 Free High-Res Geometric Polygon Backgrounds Download this freebie 1866 votes How To Create Typography Illustrations the Easy Way Read this tutorial 1696 votes How To Create a Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop Read this tutorial 1561 votes Game of Thrones Inspired Line Art Logos…
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Advertise here with BSA Sampling from a photo is an excellent way to pull colors for painting, digital design, or any creative project. However manually sampling each color is time-intensive and only useful when you really need a precise color match. Otherwise it’s a whole lot easier to build new swatches dynamically through Photoshop. I’ll be showing you how to open an image in Photoshop and pull a large sample of colors into a new swatch. The process is relatively automatic and just requires flicking through a couple menus. Once you’ve built a new swatch you can use that as a baseboard for creating a digital interface, icon, logo, or anything else you might need. Color swatches are very useful once you learn how to control them and put together a solid color scheme library. 1. Opening the Image First you’ll want to find…
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What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to draw a tonal portrait from your own photograph. No drawing skills are required for this. If you love to draw, you can skip sections 2 through 4 and simply sketch the portrait onto the paper freehand. If you want to draw a portrait with a bit of help, just follow along.
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
What You’ll Be Creating Water drops are one of the most ubiquitous of naturally occurring elements. They are like tiny little liquid prisms that can capture light and reflections. The very fact that they are so common and so small does nothing to detract from the inherent majestic beauty of a single drop of water.
What You’ll Be Creating Walk into any bookshop and you’ll notice that each genre of fiction has its own general ‘style’ for cover designs. Though each cover is different, elements on the cover create a sort of code that enables the reader to assess what the book will be