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What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I will introduce you to chalk pastels, what they are, and how to use them, setting you on the path to bright and colourful work that never fades and can be done at home or out and about. Why Pastels? I have to admit that pastels are my absolute favourite medium to work in. The vibrancy of the huge selection of colours is wonderful, while the detail you can achieve often surprises. You only need a piece of paper and a pastel and you are off, no other materials. You can quickly achieve a finished piece either at home or outside, and you don’t have to wait for anything to dry. For me, painting with pastels is about taking advantage of a series of subtleties, and I consider many aspects of the work in front of me: the different shades of pastel sticks and pencils I am working with the colour of paper or card I have chosen (should I let it shine through my painting or not?) the colours I have already laid down, and what effect I can …
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Introduction to Traditional Media: Chalk Pastels
Create a quick and easy set of stipple Illustrator brush files perfect for craeting vector flash art designs ready for tattoos, posters, and more! The techniques explored in this tutorial can be applied to other styles of brush creation as well.
What You’ll Be Creating Isometric art is a very trendy style that has become widespread and is used by designers for advertisements, web design, games and in many other fields.
What You’ll Be Creating In today’s tutorial we will get to create something really sweet—yes, you guessed it, ice cream! OK, so it’s not real ice cream, but we will be making some cool little icons that will leave your taste buds craving. We will focus on using the Rounded Rectangle Tool to create the shapes, in combination with different Blending Modes and Gradients in order to get that interesting glow effect. Summer’s here, and I know almost all of you love to sit back and relax once in a while with a big old ice cream in your hand. I won’t lie, I do it almost every day, and that’s why I decided to make a cool little tutorial on the subject. Enough talking—let’s open Illustrator and start playing with some recipes. 1. Setting Up Our Document Let’s start simple by creating a New Document ( Control-N or File > New ) and adjusting some of its properties. Number of Artboards : 1 Width : 640 px Height : 600 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 a New Document it’s time to layer it so that we can create a nice, tidy workspace which in the end will let us focus on each section of the illustration one step at a time. So, open up the Layers panel, and create six layers, naming them as follows: purple orange green chocolate double biscuit 3. Adjusting the Grid If you’re new to the Grid…
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How to Create a Set of Ice Cream Icons in Adobe Illustrator
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.
What You’ll Be Creating I want to show you how to create a summer-inspired illustration: a
Actions are a set of commands or a series of events that you can record and playback in the Actions panel. Actions are great for complex or repetitive tasks. I use the Actions all the time, especially when working with icon sets or buttons, like in the previous tutorial . If you are familiar at all with the Actions panel in Photoshop, you will have no problem with the Actions in Illustrator. Notes I am working in Adobe Illustrator CS3. I’m note sure when Actions became a feature of Illustrator. For some reason I am thinking it was CS2, but that is probably wrong. I couldn’t find the answer anywhere so if someone knows, please share. Action Panel When you open the Actions panel you will see a list of predefined Actions . Look through them, there are some useful ones. One I like is the Reflect action. To activate the action, press play. You can also set a Function key to play the Action , this comes in handy. To set the Function key, double-click on an Action…
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How to Automate Actions in Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating Menus play a huge part in shaping a diner’s experience, for the better or worse (we’re aiming for the former!). Whether you’re creating a menu for a restaurant, café, or pop-up, or just simply looking for a way to wow friends or family at a special dinner party, you can easily liven up the table with these simple-to-create and trendy summer menu cards. We’ll be using Adobe InDesign for this tutorial, and you won’t even need to download any images or graphics—the menu designs are based around strong, striking typography and a simple, summer-friendly color palette. Let’s begin! This shows the menu layout we’ll be creating—a two-sided, single page menu, at…
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How to Create a Tasty, Trendy Menu Card in Adobe InDesign
What You’ll Be Creating Summer is a great season to go hiking and get closer to wild nature. Are you ready for it? In this tutorial we’ll be creating a set of trendy flat icons with hiking items in Affinity Designer. We’ll be using various techniques to create shadows and switching between the Personas, applying grungy texture to our icons. Let’s get started! 1. Create a Tent Icon Step 1 Let’s create a 600 x 600 px
What You’ll Be Creating Welcome to the last part of the Harness the Elements series! This one is going to be quite interesting, because air can’t be normally seen. However, there are elements connected to air that we can paint to give a special atmosphere to our scenes.