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What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial will equip you with the skills to create a style of fractal known as tiles. The concept of a tile (think subway tile or kitchen backsplash) is ideal for a fractal application because of the repeating pattern of self-similarity. In this tutorial we will explore the power of post-transforms, learn how to apply a final transform, and explore different formulas known as variations within the Apophysis program. Explanation of Tiles The fractal tile style comes in a wide variety of shapes, from squares to hexagons and beyond. All of them follow the same basic ideas to create a pattern. Once you’ve conquered the structure for a tile, the possibilities are literally endless, with a whole plethora of fun formulas to be added and shapes to explore. Today we will focus our attention on the basic square tile. 1. Basic Structure of a Square Tile Step 1 To begin creating the structure for our square-tiled fractal, open the Editor and click the button for a New/blank flame . Step 2 The next step is to set up the first transform. We do this because it will serve as a template for the rest of the tile structure. Setting …
Fractal Art: Create a Tile Fractal in Apophysis
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
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What You’ll Be Creating Creating 3D text effect does not always require using the 3D tools. This tutorial will show you a simple way of using the shape attributes in Adobe Photoshop CC, along with a couple of layer styles, to create a retro, leather-like, 3D text effect pretty easily and quickly. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Courgette
What You’ll Be Creating The look and simplicity of a gumball machine is ubiquitous in design. It’s no doubt you’ve grown up around them at stores, restaurants, or shopping malls. While globe-like machines tend to be the most iconic, we’re going to focus on the box-like design that’s often seen to house more than just gumballs. Fire up
What You’ll Be Creating Fish look very simple to draw, but, as with everything, we need to learn something about their anatomy to picture them properly. In this tutorial I’ll show you features of a typical fish, as well as basic information about sharks. This way you’ll be able to create your own species easily. General Fish Anatomy and Body Features Skeleton Let’s start with a skeleton of a typical fish to discuss the most basic features. Skull —head of a fish is attached rigidly to the spine without any neck structure; Spine —flat, with long “spikes” instead of ribs; Front dorsal fin —always placed along the body, at the top of it; Back dorsal fin —fish can have up to three dorsal fins, sometimes fused together into an irregular one. Sometimes instead of the last dorsal fin an adipose fin occurs—a small “fin” without spikes inside; Caudal fin (tail fin) —this distinctive fin is used for moving in the water. It’s made of two fins placed vertically; Ventral fin —there’s two of them and they’re located under the body, on the front or in the middle; Pectoral fin —they’re placed right behind the head. You can use them as “arms” of the fish. They’re used for turning; Anal fin —a single fin placed under the body, right before the start point of …
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How to Draw Animals: Fish and Sharks
What You’ll Be Creating Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a fun pretzel inspired text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We will begin with the text then we’ll add some dimension to it with the help of the Bas Relief effect, a simple trick which allows you to add highlights and shading in one step. After this, we will add some details like a few cracks on the surface of the pretzel and the sprinkles of salt using Art and Scatter Brushes. At the end we will add a touch of shine and the overall shadow.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Download Meter Vector for user interfaces. You will find out how to create a Clipping Mask in order to clip some effects into a shape, and also how to create an Inner Shadow Effect in Photoshop. Let’s begin!
What You’ll Be Creating The most important meal of the day is Adobe Illustrator. I’m pretty sure breakfast comes second. As such, we’re going to combine the two and pay homage to the cereal boxes of our childhood with this cartoony box design. 1.