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If you wanted to make adjustments only to the highlights of an image, or only to the very darkest areas, how would you do that? In this video tutorial from my recent course on selections and masking , I’ll show you how to
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed bullet chain pattern brush and how to create a nice illustration using it in Adobe Illustrator.
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What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a seamless arrow pattern. We will go through steps like creating the elements for the pattern, drawing a fox illustration, scattering everything on the background, and then cropping. 1. Drawing a Stalk Using a Special Brush Step 1 Open a New document, and first let’s create an arrow. For this, we will need the Pencil Tool (N) and the fill color R=123 G=130 B=94 .
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a surreal scene combining photos of the sky. You’ll also learn how to easily blend different photos of light effects using Blending Modes and how to create realistic looking lens flare to create the light portal. I’ll show you how to apply textures to add details to your photo manipulation, and how to work with plugins to get beautiful colors. Let’s get started. Tutorial Assets Download the following photos to create this tutorial: Fractals, sky, man, light effects 1. Preparing the Background Step 1 Open Adobe Photoshop and go to File > New… (or press Control-N on your keyboard) to create a new document. Set Width to
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I will introduce you to the types of drawing materials you can use to set you on the path to sketching and doodling, wherever and whenever the mood takes you. Why Drawing? You can draw just about anywhere and with the most basic of materials. Drawing can be one of the most relaxing and pleasurable pastimes, and if you want to take your creative skills further, drawing trains your hand-to-eye coordination, helping you to improve your work with any tool you choose. So, pick up a graphite or
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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 In the following steps you will learn how to create a set of detailed balloon pattern brushes and how to use them to create a neat text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
There’s a couple of methods for creating complex circular patterns in Adobe Illustrator. One technique uses pattern brushes, but it involves designing multiple patterns that seamlessly repeat, which can be a difficult task in itself. Alternatively, you can make use of Illustrator’s symbol feature to create a pseudo kaleidoscope effect where a segment of your design is duplicated around a centre point to form a mirrored effect. Follow my step by step Illustrator tutorial to learn how to create a vector mandala pattern of your own. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can build extremely detailed circular patterns with this process. This is the kind …