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Since posting this showcase of inspiring artwork combining geometry & photography back in 2014 I’ve wanted to give this trendy style of art a try myself. I finally sat down with Illustrator & Photoshop and devised a method of transforming a photograph into an abstract collage of geometric shapes. We’ll begin with Illustrator to build up a series of geometric lines, then cut up an image in Photoshop to create an interesting composition. A series of textures and curves adjustments will then help give the design a trendy retro style with plenty of processed colours and grain. See the full size geometric photo collage artwork The artwork we’ll be creating in this tutorial has an old retro collage vibe with snippets of a…
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R for Type Collective Welcome to this interview with Romania-based illustrator Ioana Șopov. Share in her experience as an artist, her impressive body of work, her freelance work for global clients, and her future plans as an illustrator. Ioana has a wonderfully diverse portfolio and history of projects, and it’s my pleasure to share her artwork and words of wisdom with you all today. Hi Ioana! Thanks so much for the interview. Let’s start at the beginning: What got you into illustration? Thank you a lot for having me! Well I’ve always been into drawing like all kids are, and it has been a constant hobby throughout my life, though I was never sure I’d be able to turn it into a viable career choice. I was in my third year of studying Interior Design when I attended a local workshop with designers and illustrators and that sort of put me on this track. I started getting freelance work even before I graduated and that was the thing that sealed the deal, so to speak. Ioana herself. Who or what are your main sources of inspiration? I’ve always liked sequential illustrations, comics and graphic novels. One of my first “heroes” so to speak, Matthew Woodson, is a fantastic illustrator who used to create short sequences of amazingly detailed illustrations that just blew my mind. In the beginning most of my personal work revolved around nature and man, and the relationship between the two. I think that influenced my commissioned work as…
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Access All Areas members are in for a real treat this week. Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co. has kindly donated his complete InkBuddie PSD kit for members to download. This kit not only contains a PSD template, it also contains Photoshop Brushes, multiple textures and loads of configurable options to create a variety of screen printing effects. Produce amazing art with inspiration from 1950s print design, with effects including Halftones, Ink Rollers, Offset Print, Edge Bleed, Roughened Edges and Print Knockouts. Ian Barnard is a talented logo designer & illustrator who creates and sells amazing hand crafted resources in his Vintage Design Co shop . His marketplace is packed full of resources that allow designers to easily create authentic vintage style works, and are often featured as best selling items on the whole of Creative Market. Find out more about Vintage Design Co. InkBuddie PSD Kit for Premium Members InkBuddie uses Photoshop smart layers, so all you have to do is paste your compound artwork in to the smart layer, save and you’re done. You’re then free to alter the colours of the design and toggle on various textures to capture the exact retro print style you desire. This massive InkBuddie kit is a best selling premium resource so I really appreciate Ian donating the full product for Access All Areas members to download as part of their membership. Download the source file The post InkBuddie Instant Screen Printing PSD Kit for Members
What You’ll Be Creating Digital artists have the unique ability to travel back in time by tapping into the styles and techniques of other periods. In today’s tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fun, dapper cat, inspired by the beautiful portrait paintings of the Victorian era. My tools of choice will be Adobe Photoshop CS6 and a Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet. Let’s begin! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used in the production of this tutorial: Cat Reference Anthropomorphism Pinterest Inspiration Brainstorming: The Victorian Era Cats, plus moustaches and suits, always equals a very fun painting! But I had no clue when I began this project that the idea…
Illustration by Hanna Sandvig , featured in ImagineFX reader EXpose. Design and Illustration careers are as varied as the artists in them. Today, we’ll explore the world of freelance illustrators. I sought out and questioned freelancers from around the globe who were gracious enough to share their experiences with me. We’ll discuss their training, daily tasks, how they source clients, the media they work in, self-promotion and motivation, and more. Unlike the life of an in-house artist, where you work with a specific company, freelancers need to manage their time, money, and client base wisely in order to keep things running. They are often their own boss and take on multiple roles (promoter, social media guru, accountant, artist agent, art director, and more) in order to keep things moving throughout their career. I sincerely hope you find the following to be informative, motivating, and inspiring as I do after having poured over multiple sets of answers from a variety …
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What You’ll Be Creating Layering glow and gloss effects can help create nice, shiny objects. This tutorial will show you how to modify a brick texture for the background, and then use layer styles with the Pen Tool to add some bright, glowing neon text and a simple cable over it. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Beon Medium
What You’ll Be Creating On 19 February, one in six people in the world will be marking the end of the Year of the Horse and celebrating the start of a new year. The timing of the Chinese New Year festival is based on a lunar calendar, and the Chinese rotate through a cycle of 12 animals, one to represent each 12-month period. These animals are thought to have characteristics which are taken on by individuals born in the relevant year.
The talented Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co is back with more donations of awesome resources for Access All Areas members. His Warrior font is a hand drawn typeface inspired by the love of vintage, the outdoors and a time when everything was made by hand. Alongside its Regular format, it comes with an alternative version without spurs, a special catchwords font file, and a collection of 25 vector graphics to give you a head start when creating your own hand lettered illustrations. Ian Barnard is a talented logo designer & illustrator who creates and sells amazing hand crafted resources in his Vintage Design Co shop . His marketplace is packed full of resources that allow designers to easily create authentic vintage style works, and are often featured as best selling items on the whole of Creative Market. Find out more about Vintage Design Co. Warrior typeface for members The popular Warrior typeface from Vintage Design Co has been generously donated for Access All Areas members to download and enjoy. Its hand drawn style and the bonus pack of vector graphics are the perfect combination for creating vintage outdoors themed designs. Download the source file The post Warrior Hand Drawn Typeface for Premium Members appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Warrior Hand Drawn Typeface for Premium Members
I recently received an email from a reader who asked for advice on how to create ropes and knots in Illustrator, which are particularly common with nautical themed designs . A custom Illustrator brush immediately sprung to mind, so I played around and perfected a technique that can be used to make any path look like a twisted, knotted and entangled length of rope. Follow this step by step tutorial to create a knotted length of rope using brushes in Illustrator. We’ll learn how to build a custom pattern brush, then overcome some problems that prevent the rope from weaving under and over itself. We’ll then take things a step further and use the very same technique to create some cool typographic art. Let’s begin by creating the basic pattern that will form our rope. Open Adobe Illustrator and draw an ellipse on the artboard. Turn on Smart Guides (CMD+U), then ALT+Drag a duplicate of the shape and align it perfectly next to the original. Use the Smart Guide indicator to snap the corner of a rectangle to the upper left portion of the first ellipse. Enlarge the rectangle to snap to the lower right path of the second ellipse. Use the Scissors tool to snip the path of the two circles where the rectangle intersects in these two places. Select and …
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