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What You’ll Be Creating As a comic artist, one of the comments I get the most is: “I don’t know how you’re able to draw the same character over and over again so that they’re recognizable!” Even artists who are reasonably fluent in drawing humans can still find this challenging, which is why I put together this final lesson.
What You’ll Be Creating In this beginner tutorial, we’ll combine drawing tools and simple shape-building tools to create a spooky, Halloween-inspired pattern. All three designs within the pattern are formed from basic shapes: circles, squares, and triangles. Fire up
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simple spider web illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating Have you found your excuse to paint gore today? Well here it is! With Halloween just around the corner it’s exquisitely tempting to find a balance between horror, gore, and beauty. And in this tutorial, I demonstrate the evolution of a digital painting from start to finish by creating a hauntingly beautiful Egyptian goddess. My tools of choice are Adobe Photoshop CS3 and an off-brand pen tablet I purchased on eBay. My process involves a whole lot of experimentation, a little bit of hope, and a handful of adjustment layers. Learn the techniques to bring out the best in your next piece!
Getting ready for Halloween? Check out these scare filled, spooky, Halloween vectors. Halloween is coming up in the next couple of weeks, so don’t spend time searching for Halloween vectors, use these Halloween vector backgrounds, witches, jack-o-lanterns, and ghosts to creepify your work. Grunge Halloween Vector Background This Grunge Halloween Background is the perfect base for creating Halloween cards or posters. Trick or treat! 20 Halloween Vectors This is a classic, everything-you-need pack of 20 Halloween files. Need spiders? Jack-o-lanters? Skulls and tombstones? Done. Check out this Halloween silhouette pack. Halloween Vector Background This orange glowing Halloween vector is the perfect choice for all your Halloween needs. This Halloween background has it all – spider webs, jack-o-lanters, bats, dead trees, and more. Halloween Vector Witch This dark Halloween vector witch is ready to fly into your work and scare all your friends and clients. This Halloween witch has the classic witch’s hat, broom, and crooked nose. Halloween Vector Poster Template The perfect Halloween poster template for everyone – haunted houses, dead trees, tombstones – what more could you want? Enter your own text on this Halloween vector poster to customize for your parties and work. Spooky Eye Halloween Vector Looking for a spooky Halloween background? This Happy Halloween background is filled with glowing eyes coming out of a graveyard. Halloween Vector Illustration Pack A mix of Halloween vectors, spiders, bats, skulls, and more. These monsters, candy, and bats would go great with any Halloween design. Halloween Vector Pumpkin Background Pumpkins are the classic Halloween design, so use this Halloween vector pumpkin background for your next seasonal work. Add your own text or images to this poster and you’ll be ready for All Hallow’…
What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial will provide you with a very basic understanding not only of lettering, but also of overall concepts of typography, which a lot of designers these days don’t have. The process described below will teach you about consistency, kerning, contrast, and weight. Since lettering is completely analog, we won’t need any computers for this tutorial! Put those things aside while we train your eyes to notice the subtleties and basics of typography. Additionally, since this is a beginner class focused around lettering and typography, I will be using some terms some of you may not know. Here is a list of terms you may want to read up on if you’re not sure what they are: Kerning Cap Height X-Height Baseline Negative Space Letterform Anatomy Contrast Crossbar And here is a list of things to reference that may help you understand the topics I’m describing below: Roman Letterforms Greek Letterforms Uncial Rustica Trajan Column One thing to note before we start: the process below isn’t set…
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Hand Lettering: Letterforms at Their Core
What You’ll Be Creating For this installment of our To the Point series, I got to fire questions at Dave Perillo, aka Montygog, whose often pop-culture-themed vector pieces are inspiring and harken back to an era of design long missed. Pull up a chair and take a spin around Dave’s body of work while he answers questions on inspiration, process, and working with art galleries. Hey Dave, thanks so much for the interview.
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed water pistol illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating Creating 3D text effect does not always require using the 3D tools. This tutorial will show you a simple way of using the shape attributes in Adobe Photoshop CC, along with a couple of layer styles, to create a retro, leather-like, 3D text effect pretty easily and quickly. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Courgette
What You’ll Be Creating For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and effects along with some basic vector shape building techniques. Moving on you will learn how to add subtle shading and highlights using the Appearance panel, basic blending techniques and a simple blur effect. Finally, you will learn how to create the wheels, and the little handles using the Live Corners feature, a built-in gradient and some simple grouping techniques. 1. Create a New Document and Setup a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width and height boxes then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK . Enable the Grid ( View > Show Grid ) and the Snap to Grid ( View > Snap to Grid ). For starters you will need a grid every 5px , so simply go to Edit…
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Create a Travel Bag Illustration in Adobe Illustrator