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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.
What You’ll Be Creating Winter may be long, dark and cold, but that’s all the more reason to host a cosy dinner party for friends, family or colleagues. Perfect for New Year gatherings, this easy-to-create menu card recalls the geometric glamour of the Jazz Age. This is certainly a piece of print design Jay Gatsby would be proud to have on display! In this tutorial we’ll be using Adobe InDesign to create a double-sided A5 menu card. No images required—we’ll be using typography, shapes and borders alone to imitate the Art Deco style. A Note on Art Deco Design Art Deco was a hugely popular visual style during the 1920s and 1930s, and its influence can be seen across all sorts of visual media from the time, in art, print, architecture, furniture, and interior decor. The main stylistic traits of Art Deco are geometric, symmetrical shapes, the use of rich, often jewel-like colors, and opulent metallics.
What You’ll Be Creating Follow this tutorial and learn how to transform a website into a winter wonderland. You can create the menu bars and buttons from scratch, or you can take these techniques and decorate your own items. At the beginning you will create a basic menu bar, and then you will learn how to add the snow and the icicles, snowflakes, sparkles and more winter-themed decorations. At the end, we’ll experiment with more colors and designs, so let’s get started!
What You’ll Be Creating Look around you. There, all that stuff on your desk. Let’s create a pattern of it!
Advertise here with BSA Most users of Photoshop should already know about layer effects. These are the extra little tidbits added onto layers via the small “fx” icon in the lower-left corner of the layers palette. Using these effects you can build a number of extra features like shadows, gradients, bevels, and a whole lot more. For this brief tutorial I’d like to explain how to convert a collection of layer effects into their own layers. Most effects are customizable and stack together when adding layer effects(or layer styles ) onto a shape. But if you ever need to edit the effects individually you’ll need to create new layers out of each effect. The process is quite simple but also tricky if you’ve never done it before. First I’m going to create a new document at 600