Posts tagged process
In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial I’ll take you through the process of creating vector artwork with just a handful of basic tools, simple shapes and flat colours to build up a fun composition. Abstract vector illustrations like this can be applied to anything, it could be printed on the back of a business card, applied as a skateboard deck or even made into a vehicle wrap! That’s the power of vector graphics, their infinite scalability and crisp lines makes them really versatile and ideal for printing. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: How To Create a Fun Vector Illustration appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
In today’s video tutorial we’re going to have some fun in Adobe Illustrator constructing a cool bearded hipster character out of simple vector shapes. Using basic shapes not only makes the process much easier, it also gives your artwork that trendy stylized look that’s popular with pro illustrators. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Vector Hipster Character in Illustrator appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
What You’ll Be Creating Sometimes our artwork can look a bit flat and two-dimensional, but there is a quick fix for this! I will show you how using Photoshop’s default soft brush (with a few minor tweaks) and Layer Masks, you can create the illusion of depth of field in your artwork. What Is Depth of Field? Here’s
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.
Continue reading here
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’…
Go here to see the original:
Convert a Path to a Shape Layer in Photoshop