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What You’ll Be Creating Whenever I think of some of my favorite Disney films, The Little Mermaid always comes to mind. In today’s tutorial we’ll go through the step-by-step process behind this underwater digital painting inspired by my favorite mermaid, Ariel. Cue theme music! 1. Start With a Rough Sketch Although I was inspired by The Little Mermaid movie for this piece, I didn’t reference it too much for the actual mermaid (I did, however, for Flounder her friend and sidekick).
Today is a great day to be an Access All Areas member! Dustin Lee from RetroSupply has kindly donated the popular Atomic Age Print Kit for members to download. It’s a powerful PSD that allows you to create authentic halftone and textured ink overlays with one click! What’s more, this comprehensive pack comes with 2 bonuses; The Atomic Age Refill pack contains additional textures, and a full set of high resolution Atomic Halftone Brushes. To round off the pack, it also includes handy instructions and a video tutorial to show you exactly how to apply the effects to your own work…
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The Atomic Age Print Kit for Access All Areas Members
In the following Easter egg vector tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed Easter egg illustration in Adobe Illustrator. In the first steps you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to save a simple symbol. Taking full advantage of the Snap to Grid feature and using basic vector shape building techniques you will learn how to create your main shapes. Next, you’ll learn how to add a complex 3D Revolve effect. Moving on you’ll add shading and highlights using basic blending techniques and a bunch of simple effects. Finally, you will learn how to add a simple background. Tutorial Details: Easter Egg Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics Covered: Basic Tools and Effects, 3D Revolve techniques Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Final Image: Easter Egg Vector As always, this is the final Easter egg vector image that we’ll be creating: Step 1: Easter Egg Vector First off for this Easter egg vector tutorial, hit Control + N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 …
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On the Hunt for an Easter Egg Vector? Learn to Make Your Own!
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Have you ever looked at something and thought, “That would look awesome in vector,” but didn’t know where to even start?
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a pencil pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and shapes. Next, you will learn how to save two simple patterns and how to create your own pattern brush. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple text effect with this brush. 1. Create a New Document and Set Up a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width box and 400 in the height box, and 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 ). You will need a grid every 5 px , so simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides > Grid , and enter 5 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box. Try not to get discouraged by all that grid—it will make your work easier, and keep in mind that you can easily enable or disable it using the
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a 3D cursor icon in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating Digital publishing is an ever-growing industry. Both professional and self-published authors are taking advantage of the eBook medium to reach larger readerships and offer their literary work at great value prices. The downside of this explosion in digital publishing is the fact that the market is becoming increasingly saturated, and it can be difficult to make your eBook stand out from the competition. Grabbing a potential reader’s attention as they browse the Kindle Book Store is the first step towards increasing your sales, and an effectively designed eBook cover is a huge factor in attracting the eye. In this tutorial we’ll look at the Digital Publishing function in…
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How to Design an Effective eBook Cover Using Adobe InDesign
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed post box illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial will show you how to use smart objects, layer styles, and some filters to create a simple sketch text effect. I’ll also give you a cool tip for changing the coloring of the final result pretty easily using a Photo Filter adjustment layer. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Panton Black Caps