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  • Inspiration
    22 Design & Illustration Tutorials on Tuts+ for Creative Cat LoversCatpreview
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    For April Fools Day, we at Tuts+ would like to celebrate the awesomeness of cats with a roundup of our favourite tutorials in the Design & Illustration section featuring our feline friends. In addition, our community has shared their own creations for you to check out!Read More…
  • Drawing
    How to Draw a Stick Figure: a Complex GuideDraw stickman prev
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    Beat your greatest drawing weakness with our complex guide! See this topic as you've never seen it before—learn everything about stick figure anatomy and impress your friends. You'll never say "I can't even draw a stick figure" anymore!Read More…
  • Print Design
    The A to Z of Print DesignPreview image
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    Perfecting, preparing and producing your designs for print can be a baffling process. From need-to-know printing methods, like offset and letterpress printing, to perfecting your design techniques for print, such as knowing your spot from your process colors, we take a look at the key terms you need to know.Read More…
  • Fan Art
    Create an Ariel Inspired Mermaid Painting in Adobe PhotoshopArielmermaid preview
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    In today's tutorial, we'll create a beautiful mermaid illustration inspired by Disney's The Little Mermaid. You'll need Adobe Photoshop and a pen tablet to achieve this digital painting style. Read More…
  • CorelDRAW
    Create an Art Nouveau-Inspired Robot Design in CorelDRAWUntitled 1
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    In this tutorial we'll manipulate basic shapes into an Art-Nouveau-inspired composition featuring my favorite robot friend, Bitty Love Bot. Learn how to create compound shapes with the Shaping docker, manipulate fountain fills, convert an outline to an object, and effectively use PowerClips to aid your design. Read More…
  • Brushes
    How to Create Custom Brushes to Render Fur in Adobe PhotoshopBrush023
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    In this tutorial we'll create a small set of custom brushes from scratch and learn how to render animal fur with them. We'll focus on rendering a fox tail in grayscale, using custom brushes and the Smudge Tool to create both soft and coarse fur, and use Blending Modes to add color and warmth to the rendered piece. Read More…
  • Design Theory
    There's More Than One Way to Skin a Cat in VectorFencepreview
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    There's a phrase in the UK that goes: "There's more than one way to skin a cat." OK, it sounds foul, but it basically means there is more than one way to do something and achieve the same result. This is the basis of today's tutorial.Read More…
  • Career Development
    So You Want to Be a Freelance Graphic Designer?Kea2
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    Design and Illustration careers are as varied as the artists that inhabit them. Today we’ll explore the world of freelance graphic designers. As in previous articles in this series, I sought out several freelance graphic designers from around the globe to share their experiences with me. Happily, they obliged, and we discussed their training, daily tasks, sourcing clients, various media they work in, self-promotion, and more.Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    How to Create a Pastel Painted Landscape in Adobe Photoshop33 landscape digital painting final400
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    Nature is the most inexhaustible source of inspiration! Follow me in this tutorial and let’s make a dedication to the beauty of nature by painting a lovely cartoon landscape in Adobe Photoshop, using default brushes with textured edges, creating a pastel drawing effect. We’ll start with a blank page and go through the full process of creating our sketch, enlivening it with colors, and filling our artwork with details. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Text Effects
    How to Create a Daffodil Text Effect for Spring in Adobe IllustratorDaffodilstextpreview
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    In the following steps you will learn how to create a daffodil text effect in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Adobe Photoshop
    New Course: Creature Design in Adobe PhotoshopCreaturedesigncoursepic
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    In our new course, you'll learn to create a fantasy creature in Photoshop, from sketch/concepts to final production.Read More…
  • Brushes
    How to Create Custom Hand and Foot Print Brushes in Adobe PhotoshopPreviewimage
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    Learn the best way to capture your own hand and foot prints and turn them into a useful custom brush in Photoshop.Read More…
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