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What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed barbed-wire pattern brush and use it to create a nice text effect in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create every piece of your barbed wire. You will learn how to create pixel-perfect shapes, how to add subtle shading and highlights using basic blending and vector shape building techniques, how to work with blends and strokes, and how to save a simple graphic style.
In an ideal world, we would have beautiful, correctly exposed RAW images to work with all the time. What we have in reality, for a variety of reasons, is often an incorrectly exposed JPEG. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to bring some lost detail back into an under-exposed JPEG image using Adobe Photoshop. The Challenge of JPEG Images There are many situations where you might have to work with a less-than-ideal JPEG image. I advise always shooting in RAW when you can but sometimes that isn’t
What You’ll Be Creating It is hard to find anyone who doesn’t have an affection for an animal of one type or another, but more often than not people will fall for the cutest, most furriest animals there are in the natural world. It is a great challenge for any artist to try and replicate this on paper. Come with me as we explore the methods you can use to draw and render a cute, furry terrier puppy. What You Will Need Drawing paper or newsprint Drawing board (optional) Masking tape Pencils (Types, 7B to 2H) Mechanical pencils (Types 6B to 2H) Pencil sharpener Steel ruler T-ruler Black coloured pencil Compressed charcoal sticks (Extra soft) Charcoal pencil Tissue/toilet paper Cotton buds Kneaded eraser Gum eraser Tombow Square and Circular detailed erasers Varied size blending nubs Tub of graphite powder Soft paint brush Artists fixative 1.
I’ve been admiring some beautiful illustrations and examining the techniques the artists use to add details to their work. One popular shading method I’ve noticed is particularly prominent in apparel design and illustrations with a retro vibe is the use of stippling, where fine vector textures are added to build up tones and shade in areas of darkness. After seeing how effective this technique is, I created my own set of Illustrator scatter brushes to provide myself and my readers the tools required to create this effect. Download this free pack of 8 stipple shading brushes to easily paint grungy details onto your artwork with Illustrator’s brush tool. These free stipple shading brushes for Adobe Illustrator are perfect for adding grainy details to your illustrations. This popular shading technique gives your artwork a vintage tattoo or retro style comic book effect by building up tones with tiny vector textures. There’s 8 different scatter brushes available, ranging from light grain to …
Dive on into a fantastically cute world with illustrator and designer Michelle Romo. Her brand, Crowded Teeth, has been featured on a variety of products for kids and adults alike from companies such as The Land of Nod and Japan LA, as well as in gallery shows and both group and solo exhibitions over the years. Get inspired with Michelle’s work and experiences below! Hey Michelle! Thanks so much for the interview. Let’s start at the top: how did you get into art? I’ve been into making art since I was a little baby! It has always been a big part of my life. My mom is a painter, and my dad is a builder, so someone around me was always making something. I remember when I was 10 l would set up drawings and hand sewn items on the kitchen table and sell them to my parents when they got home from work. I got into drawing using a computer when I was 16. My mom was a graphic designer and brought home a fancy computer so that she could work from home. I started playing around in Photoshop and Illustrator and eventually got better at it. Michelle Romo
Despite their checkered reputation, actions are a great way to speed up your Adobe Photoshop workflow. There are a lot of resources out there that offer free actions , however the quality is highly variable. Some are crafted by excellent post-production experts and can help you develop a better workflow. Others promise to perfect an image in a single click and are a waste of your time. The best way to use actions in Photoshop is to create custom ones to fit your workflow. In this tutorial you will learn how to analyse your workflow and find the parts to turn into actions. Why Use Actions? As you get deeper into post-processing and retouching you’ll use more advanced techniques that require multiple steps to apply. For example, duplicating a layer, renaming it and then applying a filter, a blending mode and a mask takes at least 30 seconds every time you do it. You visit at least three different menus to apply the technique. To speed up your workflow, you can combine all the steps into a single action. One of the hallmarks of a talented artist is a consistent style. The reason you can recognise an Annie Leibovitz portrait is that she approaches every image in a consistent way (although the specifics of the approach are unique to her). Instead of editing every image you create individually, having a sequence of actions that you always use helps you keep a consistent look and feel. A Few Misconceptions About Actions Thanks …
What You’ll Be Creating When I was starting out in graphic design, without a doubt the most terrifying and intimidating aspect of the job was preparing and sending my work to print.
Adobe products are synonymous with the design and illustration world. They can, however, be expensive for designers, whether professional or not.
Envato Remix asks you to modify, add to or remove elements from a file presented to the community. From the submissions, three winners are selected by a team of five judges from Tuts+ , Envato Market and Envato Studio . In the first of a series of articles, I’d like to introduce you to Thanos, aka Blerc , and his Runner Up winning entry based on “visual bombardment” and featuring a very famous Australian landmark.
What You’ll Be Creating Today we bring you a new community project inspired by the fun “Wreck It” journal challenges you may have seen on the web.