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What You’ll Be Creating When browsing the tutorials here in the Design & Illustration section, you’ll find a huge base of educational content written by many authors from all over the world. Some of the names, though, tend to appear more often than others. We are Team Awesome—we support the site wholeheartedly, providing tutorials and articles on a regular basis. We decided to step out of the shadows and tell the world about us by promoting the brand of Team Awesome. And, to mark the occasion, we’re also teaching you a few things about how it’s done! Today I’m going to show you the process behind creating a mascot for Team Awesome. You’ll see how we’ve eliminated some of the ideas, and…
Design and Draw a Mascot for Team Awesome
If you dream about being good at drawing, but you don’t have much experience, most likely you associate it with a pencil. But what you really want is to bring your ideas out from your mind, and a mere pencil isn’t enough for this. A graphics tablet, used with good software, seems like a better fit—it has all the colors you need, and it lets you remove any mistakes without a trace. There’s one big problem with this. A tablet pen, though resembling a pencil, can be used as a whole set of different brushes, pastels, charcoals, markers, and even erasers. You can use it to “cover” the screen with acrylic paints, oil paints and ink, and to blend them all into something totally new…
What You’ll Be Creating The inspiration behind a comic can come from many sources. It can be anything from a story idea to a certain setting, or perhaps a character. This tutorial won’t go into how to write a comic script or well-rounded characters, but it will guide you through the process of visualizing your character ideas through research, experiment and refining.
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+.