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Add depth to your art with expert shading techniques
With all the tools and effects that Adobe Illustrator has to offer, it can sometimes be hard to achieve a sense of depth and atmosphere within your images. Often they can come out looking flat and very two-dimensional. In this tutorial, Bristol-based artist Ben Steers will show you how he uses gradient effects and opacity masks to overcome this, as he takes you through how he created his piece, Gone Karting. Illustrator
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Syringe Icon Tutorial
In this tutorial you will learn how to create 3D Grunge Text on Illustrator and Photoshop, I’ve used CS5 for both but you can do this tutorial in CS3 and CS4 Illustrator
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Master the basics: Perspective drawing in Illustrator
This tutorial explores how to set up a perspective grid, draw directly on to the grid, then map existing artwork in a perspective plane. Beyond the creation of visuals, perspective drawing can lead to new ways to develop logos and icons that play on the ambiguity of 2D space. Basics · Complete Guides · Drawing · Illustrator
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Draw realistic liquids in vector art
Creating convincing liquid effects in vector illustration can be a tricky business. Luckily, Jing Zhang has provided us with this tutorial that shows you how to make a real splash with your art. Drawing · Illustrator
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Creating convincing characters
The ability to dream up and design cool, dynamic people is a good skill for any graphic designer to have under their belt, whether you’re basing whole graphic novels around them or just using them to add a quirky twist to flyers or T-shirt designs. Drawing · Illustrator
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Lush Vector Images
Create lush, glossy vector images
associate vectors with flat shapes – but creating Illustrator images with real depth needn’t be a headache. In this tutorial, Thomas Burden (who works under the name ...There Will Be Unicorns) shows how you can create striking, vibrant work in Illustrator using a simple colour palette and basic blur effects – particularly Illustrator’s built-in Gaussian Blur effects. Along the way, you’ll also learn how to bring simple shapes to life, and how to create charming characters and elements, using only basic Illustrator and Photoshop. Illustrator Logos · Photoshop
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50 Free High Quality Professional Icon sets for Download
Icons sets play an important role in web design and for your desktop. Web Designers instead of investing their valuable time in making these icons sets to use in their web applications and in web designs, they search for icon sets on web which are available for free but they all the icons sets are not present in one place. They have to search every website so we decided to post all of these wonderful high quality and professional icon sets for web developers. Icons · Photoshop
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MapPatternFinal
Create quirky repeating patterns
However, unlike in an official map, Imakethings uses bright colours and adds a few creatures here and there to create a whimsical, magical landscape. The map tiles to make a recurring image that could be applied to any number of surfaces. Complete Guides · Photoshop
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650+ Ultimate Twitter Icons Collection For Web designers
Twitter is a micro-blogging social networking site which has grown so fast in recent years. Now twitter is playing an important part in promoting blogs. That’s why one can find almost all popular blogger out there in twitter. In twitter , users can send and read messages in the form of tweets. Twitter is being ranked 15 in Alexa’s web traffic analysis and is considered to be the fastest growing social networking site of the year. So it’s important for blogger and designers to start using twitter if they haven’t yet started. Icons · Photoshop
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Design a character for a T-shirt print
Character creation is a personal thing. Anyone can doodle stick drawings and scrappy characters, but armed with an insider’s knowledge of cracking character design, you can breathe life into any design. Characters can be created in any application – from 2D pixels to 3D models – but vector-based artwork holds a special place in any creative’s mind. And vector-based characters can make the jump from screen to screen-print with ease. Drawing · Photoshop
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