Thursday, September 10, 2009

Using Light and Shade to Bring Text to Life

In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive-looking text effect.

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How To Create A Vector Wacom Tablet In Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a vector Wacom tablet in Illustrator CS4 using some basic shapes, gradients, and effects. In order to follow this tutorial, you should have some prior experience with the Pen Tool and know how to manipulate preexisting points and curves.

If you don't know how to do this already, you may have a hard time following some of these steps. I strongly recommend you learn the Pen Tool (Illustrator's Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide is a good tutorial on that), inside and out, considering Illustrator practically revolves around it. Let's get started!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Create a simple vibrant light effect in photoshop

Starting away from the computer, we’ll use a few household objects to create some photographic resources. Then follow this Adobe Photoshop tutorial to manipulate the images with various tools and techiques to produce a vibrant design made up of intense light streams effect.

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Add Fantastic Color to 3D Text

This is the first part of a two part series. Part two will be released tomorrow. In this piece you will learn how to bring a simple text to life and place everything in fantastic, colored and glowing 3D space. Some neat techniques covered here will allow you to bring your art to the next level. Don't miss it!

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How to Create an Abstract Vector Design in Illustrator

A great looking abstract design can be created from the simplest of shapes. Let’s take a look at compiling various geometric shapes and objects to form a dynamic composition in Illustrator, then polishing it all up with some transparency effects to create a trendy vector illustration.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How to Design a Skate Deck with a Cool Skull Pattern

Illustrator’s built in Symbol Sprayer can be a highly useful tool for quickly creating awesome pattern graphics. Let’s look at creating a few vector skull graphics, then combine them into an intricate pattern design to customise a skateboard deck.

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Illustrator Tutorial – Create a Colourful Abstract Wavy Ribbon

Here we have a simple walkthrough on how to create a colourful abstract retro ribbon shape in Illustrator, which can then be used as an element in your designs.

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