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  • Vector
    Design a CD Cover in Low-Polygonal Grungy Style in Adobe IllustratorCd cover template for front400 277
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    In this tutorial we’ll go through a process of creation of a stylish CD cover. Modern graphic style and simplicity make a perfect cover design, which is easily recognized among others. We will try out a so popular low-polygonal style and give our cover a unique grungy look with the help of Adobe Illustrator artistic brushes. Read More…
  • Vector
    Quick Tip: Create a Long Shadow Using a Blend in IllustratorLong shadow prev
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    Learn how to create a trendy long shadow effect using a Blend in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Create a Green Web Badge Using Live Corners in IllustratorGreenbadgepreview400x400
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    In the following steps you will learn how to create a pretty simple, green web badge in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to use the Star Tool and how to create your own star shape. Next, using the Live Corners feature you will learn how to easily add roundness for some of those sharp points. Moving on you will learn how to add subtle shading and highlights using the Appearance panel, simple effects plus some basic blending and masking techniques. Finally, you will learn how to add a textured background and a simple piece of text.Read More…
  • Designing
    Quick Tip: How to Create a Traditional Wreath in Adobe IllustratorWreath400
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    Wreaths are a popular addition to traditional looking logos and emblems, and creating them is easy in Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial you will learn how to quickly create a wreath for emblems, logos or stamps. Read More…
  • Designing
    4 Ways to Create Long Shadow Effects in Photoshop0912 longshadow preview400
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    Part of the recent, "flat design" trend, long shadow effects are a popular but not necessarily new phenomenon. The trend's strongest impact seems to be on interface design elements and icons but it is being increasingly used as part of web designs, as well. In this tutorial, we will show you 4 ways that you can create long shadow effects in Photoshop using several different tools. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Illustration
    Create a Daft Punk GIF Animation Using Illustrator and PhotoshopBert preview400
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    I'm going to show you how you can create an animated Daft Punk helmet GIF using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial requires a bit of time but it will all be worth it when you see your helmet come to life, so lets get popping. The actual example of the Daft Punk graphic is just for training purposes and is not to be used in a final personal project without permission from the original creators.Read More…
  • Illustration
    How to Create a Punk Nouveau Mermaid in Adobe IllustratorAsher tut mermaid punk nouveau mermaid preview
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    In this tutorial, we'll walk through the step by step procedure of making a mermaid with an affinity for all things punk rock and sold at your local Hot Topic or Spencer's.  From her Hello Kitty belly button ring to her wild and untamable quaff of blue-green hair, you'll be exploring the mind blowing world of color and form that is vector. Read More…
  • Text Effects
    How to Create a Vector Cross Stitch Effect in Adobe IllustratorSharon tut cross stitch preview
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    In today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a cross stitch effect using Adobe Illustrator CS6. I'll be using the Appearance panel and patterns in order to create the design and then show you how you can create a simple Aida fabric background pattern. This is a great tutorial for those who are beginners but want to try out some advanced tools, so let's get started!Read More…
  • Effects
    Quick Tip: How to Create a Broken Mirror Effect with Clipping Masks in IllustratorBartolo qt mirror preview broken mirror effect pfinished
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    Lately I have seen on a magazine a woman reflected on a broken mirror. The shot was supposed to be real, but it was a clear Photoshop job, and I felt like the magazine was cheating. So I thought, how could I make an artistic broken mirror effect?Read More…
  • Effects
    Create a Photo Composite With Filter Forge and PhotoshopPreview 200px
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    This tutorial walks you through the process of creating a photo composite using portrait photography with Photoshop and Filter Forge. We will start by isolating the subject in Photoshop, then we will show how to use Filter Forge to generate a variety of digitally rendered textures that we will use to create foreground and background elements for our composite. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Effects
    How to Create an Ultra Glossy Flaming Ball in Adobe IllustratorPreview
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    Learn how to create a high gloss flaming ball using the Warp Settings, Blends and Transparency Panel in Adobe Illustrator CS5. The final image is scalable and can be used as an illustration or icon design. Let's Begin!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Creating Paisley Graphic Styles with Scatter Brushes and Recolor ArtworkP
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    In today's tutorial I'm going to show you how to create a series of Paisley inspired Graphic Styles using Scatter Brushes and the Appearance panel. Once done, I'll show you how to create additional styles simply by using Recolor Artwork. This is a great tutorial for beginners as there is no Pen Tool (P) involved. So let's begin!Read More…
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