Posts tagged style
What You’ll Be Creating If you haven’t seen Taylor Swift’s video for her hit song, Style , then do yourself a favor and check it out! Not surprisingly it’s a “stylistic” video, and it contains some wonderfully inspiring effects using silhouettes and double exposures. In this series of tutorials I’m deconstructing some of those effects and showing you how to reproduce them in Adobe Photoshop. Taylor Swift’s video for her song Style
What You’ll Be Creating Today I’ve got something special prepped in a form of a quick tip tutorial. In the following minutes we are going to look at how we can create a set of smooth graffiti-inspired line icons using Adobe Illustrator’s basic shapes and some drips of the Direct Selection Tool here and there. 1.
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 Brush Tool is the most important tool for a digital artist, but it’s also one of the trickiest ones. When you’re just starting, you get this feeling that you need a separate brush for every effect you want. The default brushes in Photoshop don’t seem too useful for this purpose, but professional artists often share their palettes, so you can always download something more powerful. The problem is that the more complicated the brush, the harder it is to use it properly. And if you observed these professionals at work, you’d see they use a simple round or slightly textured brush most of the time. You could give them this default brush set and they’d still paint a beautiful artwork with it. Why can’t you? Using Photoshop is not really about “pressing buttons” and waiting for the program to do something for us .
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a bronze beveled text effect using layer styles in Adobe Photoshop.
What You’ll Be Creating If you are making a pixel art town illustration, or even if you only want to do a simple isometric pixel art piece, a coffee shop or restaurant will be a good thing to add. We’ll be making a small, simple building, but adding a few new tricks to make it look like a coffee shop. Make sure to read these tutorials before continuing: Isometric Pixel Art Character Isometric Pixel Art House And optionally: Isometric Pixel Art Apartment Building 1. Work Out the Dimensions of the Building Let’s figure out what size to make our building. Step 1 As usual, we take the character as a size reference. This will be the height of our building. Step 2 And this, the width of the facade. We can easily alter these sizes later on if we want. Step 3 And this will be the depth of the building. It will be pretty small. Step 4 Let’s add the top lines for the roof. They’re the same L-shaped lines, only rotated 180 degrees. Place them a pixel above the other lines and then …
I almost forgot all about my annual tradition to write a birthday/anniversary post every April when my little blog gets another year older. 2015 marks 8 years of Spoon Graphics, so let’s take a look at how things have changed over the past 12 months. Last year I talked about the tweaks I’d made to my site to survive the apocalypse . I’m happy to report that those changes have made great improvements to my site’s growth, and things seem to be looking good for the future. I always start these anniversary posts with links to my previous yearly celebrations. It’s always interesting to go back and see how my blog has progressed and how I described my experiences: Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 7 – Surviving the Apocalypse Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 6 Years Old – Staying Fresh Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 5 Years Old – Thank You! Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 4 …
Art Deco is an iconic design style from the 1920s that was recently given a new lease of life thanks to the movie The Great Gatsby. Geometric, angular shapes and symmetry are some of the key features of the art deco style, which produce some beautiful graphic designs when used as backgrounds, frames and patterns. In today’s tutorial we’ll use Illustrator to create a detailed art deco pattern, then we’ll switch over to Photoshop to polish it up with shiny brass metal effects. The design we’ll be creating in this tutorial is an intricate mix of angular lines to create a complex art deco style pattern. To really give it the extravagant Great Gatsby treatment we’ll use Photoshop to add realistic shiny metal and lighting effects. Use this tutorial to create frames and backgrounds for your art deco themed designs for classy wedding invitations, leaflets, business cards, etc. It is…
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How To Create a Great Gatsby Style Art Deco Pattern