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  • Adobe Photoshop
    Learn to Design Animal Characters in Our New CourseInspiredanimalcharacters
    Our new course will teach you the basic principles of creating and rendering animal characters by drawing inspiration from their real-life counterparts as well as from your own imagination.Read More…
  • News
    We're Looking for Awesome Authors and Artists to Create Content for Tuts+Writeforus
    Maybe you put on your 2015 resolutions list that you want to share your knowledge? Perhaps you're looking to get your name out into the design community? Or maybe you just want to be part of Team Awesome (the regular instructor team within the Design & Illustration section). Well, this could be your chance.Read More…
  • Hand Lettering
    Hand Lettering: How to Stylize Your Letters2015 05 h previewimg
    Curious how to add certain effects and styling to your letterforms to bring them to the next level? Want to know how to form drop shadows, inline styling, decorations, chiseling, and more within Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop? Using previous typography knowledge, this tutorial will provide you with a step by step process to create unique additions to your letterforms to bring them to a more "finalized" state. Read More…
  • Drawing Theory
    Quick Tip: Five Uses of Coil DrawingColi drawing 1 6 prev
    Discover a very simple technique that will solve five of your problems with drawing: copying proportions from a reference, achieving depth, creating interesting poses, achieving smooth lines, and getting ideas during art block.Read More…
  • Drawing Theory
    Quick Tip: Turn a Side View Into a 3D View in PhotoshopDraw quick prev
    Do you feel limited by a simple side view, but perspective seems too complicated for you? There's a trick you can use to give your characters a new dimension!Read More…
  • Perspective
    Quick Tip: Outsmart Perspective With the Mixer Brush Tool in Adobe PhotoshopQuick 3d tube prev
    Do you want to draw animals with slim necks, snakes, long tails, and Eastern dragons, but they're very hard because of perspective? There's one tool in Photoshop that will let you avoid the biggest problems. It works like a 3D brush! Interested?Read More…
  • Drawing
    Quick Tip: Clean Up Your Traditional Drawings in PhotoshopClean scans preview
    Did a bad scanner once again ruin your awesome pencil sketch? Couldn't you get a day sunny enough to take a good photo of it? If you're looking for a way to present your traditional art online just as it looks in reality, check this short tutorial!Read More…
  • Charcoal
    The Basics of Sketching With Charcoal Charcoal preview
    Nothing is more freeing than sketching with charcoal. You can capture quick moments or detailed scenes with this black stick. In this tutorial I'll cover the three types of charcoal and how to use the medium for fun sketching.Read More…
  • Line Art
    Duplicate a Vintage Drawing Style to Create a Spring Illustration in Adobe PhotoshopVintage thumbnail
    How to create a cute, vintage print line art to celebrate spring, along with some art analysis to help you understand what features define different styles.Read More…
  • Inspiration
    22 Design & Illustration Tutorials on Tuts+ for Creative Cat LoversCatpreview
    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
    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…
  • Drawing
    How to Learn to Draw: Stage Two, PrecisionHow to draw two preview
    Do your proportions always look off, no matter what? Are you unable to copy a reference unless you trace it? Or maybe you feel your best pictures are a result of luck rather than intention? In this second part of beginner series, we're going to try to find a solution!Read More…