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What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial was originally published in November 2011 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.
What You’ll Be Creating Today I’m going to show you how we can create a flat, minimalist rock card using some of Illustrator’s basic tools such as the Ellipse Tool and Rectangle Tool combined with the power of the Pen and Direct Selection Tools. Buckle up, and let’s get started! Truth be told, I was and probably still am deeply fond of rock music. From the crazy riffs of Pantera to the grungy sounds of Pearl Jam and Nirvana, this culture has always held a big influence over my growing-up years and probably that’s why I still come back to it time and time again. Since I am sure that most of you out there have at least one rock song close to your heart, I decided it would be nice to create a rock-inspired card that could be used for personal projects. 1. Setting Up Our Document Since I hope you already have Illustrator up and rocking, let’s start by creating a New Document by either pressing Control-N or by going to File > New . Once the popup windows shows up, adjust the document’s settings as follows: Number of Artboards : 1 Width : 562 px Height : 638 px Units : Pixels And from the Advanced tab: Color Mode : RGB Raster Effects : High (300 ppi) Align New Objects to Pixel Grid : checked 2. Setting Up Our Layers Once we have created our New Document it’s time to layer it so that we can create a nice, tidy workspace which in the end …
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How to Create a Flat, Minimalist Rock Card Using Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating What an eventful month June 2015 has been. Not only is June seen as LGBTQI pride month (although this varies around the globe), but marriage equality has finally come to the USA! To celebrate, I’m overjoyed to share with you how to create your own pride rainbow gradient in Adobe Illustrator and how to apply it over one of your illustrations, so you can show your pride and support for the LGBTQI community!
One of the most popular website builders just launched an eCommerce website builder on the same platform. WixStores is a comprehensive website builder, eCommerce platform, and content management system all rolled into one. Many people know about the original Wix builder focused on more general websites. But their latest eCommerce system allows business owners and shops of any size to create their own fully-functioning online marketplace without writing any code. Getting Started The initial signup process is straightforward yet detailed, offering plenty of options for any business. Once you enter some basic signup info you’ll be taken to a screen to pick your company’s interests. I chose a web design agency because that best suits my skillset. However you could pick anything from general entertainment venues to services and corporate products. WixStores has pre-built templates for every area of eCommerce and they’re simply beautiful. On the next page you have to select a default …
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WixStores: The Simplest eCommerce Website Builder for Any Business
What You’ll Be Creating If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s coming towards summer! In celebration of the hopefully milder, warmer weather, I’m going to show you how to create a portrait from a stock image, using summer colours, in Adobe Illustrator. This is an advanced tutorial, so previous portrait/vector knowledge is assumed. If you’re needing help with creating vector portraits, why not check out my many Tuts+ Courses or consider using Tuts+ Experts for one-on-one tutoring.
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: Adobe Creative Cloud update time! Check out all of the new features of your favorite illustration and design programs plus new features to Adobe’s mobile app line up, including Android support at long last!
What You’ll Be Creating Shading with colors is not an easy thing. All those hues with different saturations and brightnesses can make you dizzy! Black and white, in this case, should be much less complicated, but that’s not true at all. If you want to learn how to shade very dark and very bright objects, especially in terms of living creatures and realistic lighting, keep on reading! A Little Bit of Theory As you have probably heard, white objects are capable of reflecting all the light hitting them. Black objects, on the other hand, are unable to reflect any light at …
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How to Shade Black and White Realistically in Digital Painting
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed cigarette pattern brush and how to use it to make a neat text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
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 In the following steps you will learn how to create a colorful plastic balls text effect in Adobe Illustrator.