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In this Pop Art Vector tutorial we are going to learn how to recreate the illustration style used for Pop Art . This type of illustration is taken from a printing process named “ Ben-Day dots “. The difference between the Ben-Day effect vs halftone effect is that for the first, the dots are always of equal size and distribution. To create this pop art vector effect, we’re going to be using custom patterns and experimenting with different color combinations to achieve a truly pop art effect for our avatar. Lastly we are going to learn how to keep a pop art style consistent in your avatar no matter the image size. Let’s begin! Tutorial Details: Pop Art Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Tools, Custom Swatches, Pattern Fills, Pattern Coloration, Pathfinder Tools, Brushes. Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour. Final Image: Pop Art Vector Step 1: Pop Art Vector To start out our pop art vector tutorial, we will start from a line drawing of the face in close up. This line drawing could be with simple strokes, nothing too complicated. Next we’ll create the shadows with objects filled with solid black. Use the Pen Tool (P) to draw the objects and try to give…
Wam! Pow! Wow Your Audience with a Pop Art Vector!
What You’ll Be Creating If you follow my tutorials on a regular basis, you’ll know that I’m no stranger to a silhouette scene . I love creating them, as they’re easy to do and you can learn some new techniques along the way. I try to vary the tips you could pick up from them. In this silhouette tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create an easy swan silhouette swamp scene in Adobe Illustrator. With some creative tricks using the Twirl Tool, Scribble effect and some of Illustrator’s own brushes, I’ll show you how easy it is to create a Pen Tool free silhouette scene in a short amount of time. Tutorial Asset For this tutorial, I’m going to be using a stock image from PhotoDune. However, if you’re able to confidently draw a swan, or anything else present on a lake, you’re free to create this on your own and skip the swan step. Swan stock image 1.
What You’ll Be Creating You’ve probably seen this interesting effect of two or more overlapping photos on the covers of music albums, in modern magazines and in advertisements. In this tutorial we’ll create a trendy double exposure effect in Adobe Photoshop with the help of Blending Modes and Clipping Masks in a few steps. Let’s do it! In photography and cinematography, multiple exposure is a combination of two or more exposures to create a single image. Initially, this is a technique in which the camera shutter is opened more than once to expose the film multiple times, usually to different images. However, with our modern software, we can easily recreate a similar effect in Adobe Photoshop. 1. Prepare the Main Photo Step 1 For the base of our image, we’ll be using the following photo of a young man from Stockvault.net . You can use any photo to your liking, for example, from your personal archive. However, make sure that the background of your photo
What You’ll Be Creating The real world is dirty. Really dirty. Look closely enough at almost any surface that surrounds us, and you will find some degree of dirt or grime, or decay, or weathering. It’s all a part of the natural chaos of this world.
What You’ll Be Creating Hi there fellow icon lovers, today’s quick tip sheds light on the process of creating convincing icons in Adobe Illustrator. As a subject for our little case study, I’ve chosen a fruit, more precisely a strawberry, which we will have dipped in chocolate. I chose the reference image from PhotoDune’s large library of images and it can be found on
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fantasy landscape matte painting named “Eagle’s Land”.
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 Colored pencils may seem like a childish medium, but in this tutorial I’m going to show you the two-layer technique. By layering two disparate colors, you can create a non-color-crayon-box color that matches what you see in real life. We’ll start by making a swatch guide that showcases every color combination we can make, and then use that color knowledge to pencil a still life. What You’ll Need 5.25″ x 9″ piece of paper (I prefer Stonehenge) 7″ x 9″ piece of paper (I prefer Stonehenge) HB pencil Pen (optional) Ruler Color pencils: Poppy Red, Orange, Canary Yellow, True Green, Grass Green, True Blue, Ultramarine, and Violet
Advertise here with BSA Here are a nice set of PhotoShop Brushes from BittBox. I’m constantly going back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop in my projects, and I’m starting to pretty much make everything from scratch. I often have trouble finding brushes that are big enough for what I’m doing, so I just made my own. The smallest Brush in this set is 1989px! I was limited by CS2 to 2500 pixels, so that is as big as they get. The set contains 18 brushes. Download below: I write mostly about Illustrator in this blog, but the truth is, Illustrator is only the beggining. I usually start off in vector and almost every time end up in Photoshop when it’s all said and done. Combining the vector shapes I create with…
Free Hi-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes