In this tutorial we’ll be creating a retro-style banner for a hipster barbershop in CorelDRAW X7. We will learn how to use various tools for creating curves and segments and drawing hair, rendering a stylish bushy beard. Then we’ll continue by designing a banner and find out how to turn it into a trendy Facebook cover image.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add some chaotic, urban grit to your artwork using selection and layer blending techniques. You’ll also learn how to replicate a three-colour graffiti stencil using Photoshop’s filters and channels – then you’ll get the chance to get your hands dirty by adding some overspray and drip effects. Finally, to pull off the effect, you’ll apply blending modes, as well as using Photoshop’s lesser-known Displace filter to map your graffiti to the contours of the wall.
This is the tutorial for you. With the use of some basic shapes and some tricks here and there I will guide you step by step so that in the end you will have created a stunning moto360 smartch with a little added Soundcloud flavor to make it whole.
In this tutorial we’ll use some of CorelDRAW’s excellent tools for creating infographics and flowcharts. Using the Connector Tools, found in the Toolbox, we’ll quickly and easily draw lines from various nodes to create a fantastically designed flowchart. You’ll also learn techniques in using the Pen Outline Tool, Attributes Eyedropper, and the Smart Fill Tool.
You’ll be able to use the artwork you create to either gift, sell as a customized art print, wallpaper your desktop, or keep it for yourself + display it on your own wall! Not too shabby for 15 minutes
In this tutorial you’ll also learn how to create complexity using turbulence and spherical fields. You can use the same technique with different parameter values to create a multitude of effects.
In this beginners tutorial we’ll be creating a fan-art poster for indie favorite ‘Like Crazy’, and look at how you can bring an authentic fan-art style to your own poster designs. We’ll be using Adobe InDesign, and also dipping into Adobe Illustrator to create and edit graphics.
In this tutorial we’ll take a simple image of a traced hand, palm-side down, and transform it into a beautiful turkey, ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in classic four-feathered style. The hand turkey is a traditional holiday craft in the US, created by kids for Thanksgiving and tacked up on the refrigerator for all to see. With the use of textures, brushes, and symbols, we’ll create a design that gives a nod back to its arts and crafts roots.
Need more tips on drawing vehicles in illustrator? John Urban will show you how to draw a sleek vector racing bike in illustrator in this new premium tutorial. He will start with a pencil sketch and show you how he turns it into a full blown detailed illustration. You will learn various techniques and tips to color the bike in this new tutorial.
In today’s tutorial, we’ll go through the process of breaking down a photo composite into an animated GIF that can be shared on the web or in eBooks to tell the story of its creation.
Today we’re using the lens flare tool to create realistic water droplets to make a Coke bottle appear more refreshing. Here’s what we’re trying to achieve.
If you have ever seen amazing eyes in a photo there is a good chance that it has been edited in Photoshop. Enhancing a person’s eyes in Photoshop is a quick way to make an image really stand out.
In the following steps you will learn how to create the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo 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 effects, mostly simple vector shape building techniques and the Live Corners feature.
To reach this army of iPhone users with a product they’ll read and love (and pay for), take advantage of Mag+’s new iPhone reader app and InDesign templates, which allow you to re-imagine your publication for this portable device and create an app that’s a perfect fit.
In this tutorial suitable for beginners to InDesign, you’ll learn how to create an easy-peasy fold-out city guide that can expand from a pocket-friendly size to an A3 sheet, complete with map, key and insider travel tips. You can easily adapt the design to your own city of choice.
Tilt-and-shift lenses allow the photographer to assign a narrow plane of focus within their image. These lenses focus on a single part of a photo or footage and shift (blur) the surrounding area to create an optical illusion that makes scenes appear as if they’re actually miniature models. The blurred outer edges trick the eye into perceiving everything in the unblurred parts as miniature.
I like to think that the future is already here. We have already so many exciting possibilities in CSS and SVG that some time ago we could only dream about. For example, we now have many possible ways to create text with an animated fill!
In this tutorial, you will learn how to creating a new piece that draws on all that’s great about the city – taking inspiration from last year’s Olympics, underground club scenes, and the vista from up high.
In this tutorial we’ll take on the role of a video game designer and create our own repeating background, depicting a colorful orchard. We’ll work with some basic shapes and use Mesh Fill to enliven our objects in CorelDRAW X7.
This tutorial, the focus will be on establishing a good foundation by choosing the correct grid, colour palette, fonts and images in order to create a modern, sophisticated user interface.
In today’s Illustrator tutorial we’ll take a look at the Appearance Panel and see how it can be used to build up layers of non-destructive effects that can then be saved as Graphic Styles so the effect can be instantly applied to any elements with just one click.
Create a poster with a stripe pattern mask like the movie poster for The Bourne Legacy in Photoshop CS6. This is an easy tutorial suitable for beginners and will show you how to create this poster using only non-destructive editing techniques.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use a variety of tools in Adobe Photoshop CS6 to mix fashion photography with abstract shapes, and how to use adjustment layers and masks to unite the colour palette and composition of an illustration. Layered PSD file included.