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To paint art realistically is to make it almost real. Hardly poetic, I know, but for many beginners the journey to realism is full of confusion and disappointment. Realism is the oxygen of digital art. It breathes life into your work by associating it with things we already know. We connect to it because we see ourselves in it. So it’s no wonder that so many artists spend a lifetime trying to master realism in all its beautiful glory. In today’s article, we’ll tackle a handful of useful tips to help you incorporate different realistic elements into your digital paintings. Whether you’re just starting out or are a little more experienced, have a go at these time-saving techniques for more realistic
What You’ll Be Creating I remember a year ago I was having so much trouble vectoring my letterforms. I had a decent understanding of the Pen Tool, but had no idea that there are minor techniques that do wonders for your type to create those smooth curves you’re looking for.
We all know that creating isometric images in Illustrator can be time-consuming and a real pain. So let`s simplify the process with tools like Phantasm and ColliderScribe.
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Advertise here with BSA Among many powerful tools in Photoshop is the king of kings: the pen tool. This tool is shrouded by personal anecdotes of confusion and frustration. Although creating paths with the pen tool is difficult at first, the process becomes easier with practice and is well worth the effort. Every path is vector-based which means you can scale it larger or smaller without any quality loss. But paths can be very frustrating if you don’t know how to use them. I’d like to cover the process of converting a path into a shape layer. In case you didn’t already know, shape layers are merely paths that can hold fills & outlines. This also means you can apply layer effects and even filters if you convert the same into a smart object. Note that a path is merely a series of points like an outline which can become a selection. It’s the raw material of shapes but not quite a shape in-itself. 1. Drawing the Path First create a new document and just draw any path on the canvas. You might draw a crazy random shape or you might take the time to design a simple icon. I’ve created a relatively flat checkmark which looks like this: Note that you need to actually complete the path in order to create a shape. This means after creating the first anchor point you should place a few more on the document and bend/twist them as needed. Bring the shape all the way around back to where you started and click back onto the first anchor point to close the path. The pen icon will have a little circle next to it when you’…
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Convert a Path to a Shape Layer in Photoshop
In this course Von takes you through the process of creating a linear line illustration using Adobe Illustrator . While showing how to build an LLI digitally, he explains the aesthetic rules, the tricks to getting more depth out of it,
Earlier this year I posted a showcase of inspiring art & designs that made use of cool overprint effects , so today I thought I’d talk a little about the process of using overprint in creative ways in your own print design projects. Read on to find out what overprint is and how you can use this technique to produce colourful overlapping effects in your prints. What is overprinting? Whenever you create designs for print, by default your design software automatically sets your elements to “knock out” the artwork below. If it didn’t do this, all the colours of your design would be printed on top of each other and result in a muddy mess! However, we can use the process of overprinting a colour directly on top of another for specific purposes. One such purpose of overprinting is to eliminate the chance of “ghosting”. This is …
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How to Overprint Colors to Create Cool Print Effects
What You'll Be Creating . In this tutorial , I will show you how to create and animate a pixel art sprite using just a few simple tools in Adobe Photoshop. In the process, I will cover all of the basic rules that you can apply to your future pixel art illustrations . Let's get started! …. for the concept artist . We'll be drawing a vector character ready for animating in Adobe Illustrator and more in this three part tutorial with the After Effects and Game Development teams on Tuts+.
The classic illustration style used on money is something I’ve always wanted to figure out how to replicate in Photoshop. There’s plenty of Photoshop tutorials that show how to create a basic halftone line effect, but they never quite capture that authentic engraved look with plenty of shading and tone. After lots of trial and error I finally managed to figure it out, so here’s an in depth tutorial on how to create a realistic money illustration effect in Photoshop (with some help from Illustrator!). The effect we’ll be creating in today’s tutorial is this vintage engraved or etched illustration style that builds up the tonal areas of an image with lots of tiny lines. Unlike the basic halftone …
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How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop
Marcelo Schultz is a graphic designer and illustrator that specializes in typography, and is well known for an illustrative style that emulates the look of 3D. I recently had some time to chat with … Q. Many of our readers may not know that you actually wrote a tutorial for us quite some time ago. Has your process changed much since you wrote that tutorial ? No, the theory is the same, regardless of what I do. Vectors with a little bit of Photoshop. Create “Awesome” 3D Style
In the first of a two part tutorial, we’re going to be creating an isometric style illustration using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. In our second tutorial, we’ll use this graphic to create a cover and inside spread of a magazine in InDesign . Tutorial Asset In order to complete this tutorial, you will need to download and install the following font. Minecraftia (free font) 1. Create a Basic Road Step 1 Open up a New document in A3 format. We’re working in CMYK color. Start by drawing a circle with the Ellipse Tool (L) and a bracket with the Line Segment Tool () . Give them a 25pt Stroke Weight . We will begin drawing a road. Step 2 Erase three quarters of the circle and duplicate the remaining portion. Join the loose ends and make a flipped duplicate version. Step 3 Go to Object > Transform > Shear and give it a -30 , Vertical transformation. Step 4 Rotate the object by -60 degrees. Step 5 Create a rectangle and give it a -30 degree Shear , just like you did at the beginning. Use this shape to remove the end of the “road” using Pathfinder > Minus Front . Step 6 Do the same for the other end to finish this portion of the street. This is how you should draw every element in this illustration. It simulates a 3d view without perspective, similar to how pixel art works. Step 7 Repeat this process to create the rest of the roads. You can start giving them different colors and stroke weights. 2. Use Offset Path to Add Lines Step 1 Make a copy of your shapes and merge them with Pathfinder > Unite . Go to Object > Path > Offset Path and Offset by 5pt . Step 2 Give the new section a 5pt Offset , just like in the previous step. Cut out the inner section …
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How to Create an Abstract Isometric Cityscape in Adobe Illustrator