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It’s a common occurrence when you’re reading a tutorial that probably matches or is easier than your skill set and you think, “That’s not how I’d do it.” I know this has happened to me several times. I go with the tutorial, though, because I know that in vector, there is more than one way to do things, and perhaps someone else’s workflow may expose me to other techniques I hadn’t considered. There’s a phrase in the UK that goes: ” There’s more than one way to skin a cat .” OK, it sounds foul, but it basically means there is more than one way to do something and achieve the same result. This is the basis of …
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There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Cat in Vector
Advertise here with BSA Adobe Photoshop has come a long way since it was originally released in 1990. While Adobe has put out their latest “monthly subscription” suite of Creative Cloud, many designers choose to stick with the last iteration of CS6. The CS6 pack is still incredibly powerful and there’s not much of a difference from CS6 to CC. However going back in time there is a tremendous difference between CS6 and CS2 or CS3. So it’s worth getting up to speed with all the new tools and techniques for the CS6/CC collection. This how-to guide will focus on how to manipulate shapes in Photoshop CS6. The options bar has some new tools and there are brand new techniques for creating shapes at manual width/height values. If you’re using either CS6 or CC then these tips will dramatically improve your workflow. Creating Shapes Quickly First is the creation of new shapes in Photoshop CS6. In older versions you would need to grab a shape tool and drag out the shape you want. This wouldn’t always guarantee a perfect size but you could set the size manually in the shape options bar. In older versions of Photoshop this would be in a different location on the options bar. But…
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Basic Shape Manipulation Techniques in Photoshop CS6
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a 3D cursor icon in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating Warping objects is a fantastic way of achieving some great, realistic effects. This tutorial will show you how to use shape properties, smart objects, textures, layer styles, and brushes to create a simple, stencil banner text effect. Then, you’ll get to use the Warp command to make the final result look more realistic and give it some more depth. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Lintsec Regular
What You’ll Be Creating Adobe Photoshop is famous not only for its image editing feature, but also for its capabilities to design user interfaces. In this tutorial we are going to design a three-dimensional search and image display interface. We are going to use lots of vector shape features, and then apply Layer Styles to add a 3D effect. Tutorial Assets You will need the following free assets to follow this tutorial: 26 Repeatable Pixel Patterns
What You’ll Be Creating Ahoy, mateys! In this tutorial we will learn how to draw a stylized flat portrait of a funny captain, using basic shapes, warp effects and some custom brushes and textures. Get ready and hoist the sails! 1. Form the Captain’s Head Step 1 Start by taking the Rounded Rectangle Tool
Advertise here with BSA Icon design is one of the most tricky fields of digital design. It often requires some understanding of composition and other art fundamentals like symmetry, lighting, and color. The best way to learn icon design is by studying under the best of the best. Unfortunately they probably don’t have time to teach you so it’s important to learn how to practice on your own. In this how-to guide I want to explain the basics of tracing existing icons using Photoshop. This requires some knowledge of the pen tool because you need to edit paths and anchor points according to existing shapes. But everyone has to start somewhere so I highly recommend using the pen tool at every opportunity. I’ll demonstrate how to trace the camera icon found in Apple’s iOS 8 SMS app. This uses a flat design style which is traditional and great for beginners. Preparing the Document To begin click the image…
Trace Existing Icons to Create New Shapes in Photoshop
Last week I posted a showcase of stunning chalk lettering designs , which gave me the inspiration to create some chalk typography myself. Unfortunately I neither have the talent or a chalkboard to produce authentic hand made chalk typography murals, but I’ve come up with a technique that designers can use to achieve realistic chalk lettering effects with their artwork. We’ll use the power of Illustrator to design a concept, then we’ll use some analogue tools to help capture the character of hand lettered art. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a typography design with a realistic chalk lettered appearance. In my opinion, digital-only chalk effects just don’t cut it, but with this…
How To Create a Realistic Chalk Lettering Effect
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll use the Blob Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create small portions of designs that are copied, pasted, and rotated to form complete, ornate frames. By combining connecting elements with flourishes, basic shapes, vine and floral elements and more, you’ll have vector pieces ready for all of your elegant design needs. 1.