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What You’ll Be Creating In the previous parts of the series we learned how to tame the pencil and mastered hand-eye coordination . I hope I gave you enough time to practice these lessons! Today I’ll present you with a series of exercises that are a continuation of the topic, and for some of you it may just be the start of “true drawing”—creating things instead of redrawing them. I’ve explained the philosophy and mechanism of drawing from imagination in this article , so here we’ll go straight to the meat. Before starting the lesson, make sure you have read the article and practiced the previous exercises long enough! What There Is to Learn Let’s define our goal before starting the exercises. Please read the comment I got under the Stage 2 tutorial: I cannot draw , I really can’t but this exercises are easy for me. I can draw 10 lines of same length and some dots in equal distance and can’t imagine someone who may find them hard. This is very interesting, isn’t it? He can’t draw, but actually he can. The problem here is about definition. We’ve already divided the skill of drawing into four stages, here presented in a simplified way: Drawing—making marks Drawing—controlling the marks Drawing—creating marks resembling real things Drawing—creating marks resembling real things in an unreal way They’re all about being able to draw, but each of them is based on a completely different set of skills. Two people saying “I can’t draw” may have two different things in mind, and they also may need different exercises to overcome their problems. The first two stages are technical ones. They’re not about imagination or creativity, …
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How to Learn to Draw: Stage 3, Visual Database
What You’ll Be Creating The latest Photoshop update comes with a couple of pretty awesome new layer style features, such as multiple layer style instances and stroke overprint. This tutorial will show you how to use those features to create a one-layer-only, retro text effect. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Intro Inline Regular
What You’ll Be Creating Looking for a nice little gift? This tutorial will show you how to use a bunch of layer style, textures, and shapes, to create a bright, colorful pendant text effect. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Sedona Script FLF
Looking through some of my past work, I noticed I used the font Myriad a lot. At first I wondered why, then I came to the realization, it might be because Myriad is the default font in Illustrator. After that, I changed my default font for new documents. It is really easy to do, so read on to find out how. Step 1 Chose File > Open and navigate to the folder Username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Illustrator CS4/New Document Profiles (Mac) or Documents and Settings/User/Application Data/Adobe/Adobe Illustrator CS4 Settings/New Document Profiles (Windows). Here, you can open one of the default document profiles you want to change the default font of (Basic CMYK, Basic RGB, Mobile and Devices, Print, Video and Film, or Web). Step 2 For this step you will have to open the Character Styles panel by choosing Window > Type > Character Styles. Select the Normal Character Style in the Character Styles panel, choose Basic Character Formats from the panel menu, choose the desired font from the Font Family menu, and press
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Change Default Fonts for New Documents
What You’ll Be Creating Before starting, we need a word, or a sentence to work on. For this purpose I chose the expression: عيد سعيد ( Eid Sa’eed ). Its exact translation is “Happy Holiday”, and it can be used in the same way, as a non-denominational seasonal greeting.
I’m pleased to welcome a brand new supplier of awesome resources for Access All Areas members this week. Peter from Cruzine Design has kindly donated a collection of 10 detailed vector frames in a Victorian style, available for both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. They’re great for achieving a sophisticated vintage theme by mixing them with images or typographic designs. Peter Olexa’s Cruzine Design store is stacked full of useful resources such as templates, fonts, vectors, backgrounds and more! There’s plenty of items fans of the vintage design will enjoy, with a vast range of products helping you produce stunning effects from classical styles throughout history, including the Victorian years, the Art Deco era and beyond. Find out more about Cruzine Design Victorian Style Frames for Members Access All Areas members can now download this collection of 10 vector frames as part of their membership. Each one is available as layered PSD, Illustrator AI and vector EPS files with predefined masks to allow you to instantly place your artwork into the frame. Use them to highlight your photos or typography with an elegant border, or break the layouts apart to add the individual ornaments to your artwork. Download the source file The post 10 Victorian Style Ornamental Frames for Members appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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10 Victorian Style Ornamental Frames for Members
What You’ll Be Creating In today’s tutorial we’ll be drawing a delicate and expressive female portrait with hair decorations, such as flowers and a feather. The theme of this drawing is natural beauty and stylization for Renaissance art. We’ll be using ink liners and watercolor pencils. What You Will Need White paper (any kind you are comfortable with) Lead pencil for creating the sketch (I recommend HB type) Eraser (for any excess pencil lines) Ink liners (I’ll be working with 0.1 mm, 0.2 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm and 0.8 mm line width types) Pencils (I use three colors: lilac, blue and pink, but you can add more tints) Undertaking a historical study of the Renaissance period
What You’ll Be Creating Summer is here! So it’s time for a colorful, fresh, and fun text effect tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to create a colorful 3D text effect, and then add in a couple of brushes and stock images to create an interesting, summery text effect. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Insaniburger
What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial was originally published in August 2013 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, its techniques and process are still relevant.
Double exposure photography is the name of the original process where two photographs are exposed onto the same piece of film, resulting in interesting and surreal pictures. While this style is rooted in analog photography, it’s also popular with digital photographers and artists/designers who can replicate the effect in Photoshop, as I recently described in my video tutorial . Both the analog and digital techniques generate beautiful images, as you can see from today’s inspiration showcase of 45 examples of double exposure photography. Dan Mountford Andreas Lie Oliver Morris Aneta Ivanova Hiki Komori Sara K Byrne Jess Maay Antonio Mora Brandon Kidwell Make your own! Inspired to make your own beautiful double exposure image? Follow my recent video tutorial (or my written tutorial ) to learn
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Inspiration Showcase of Double Exposure Photography