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Illustration

  • Text Effects
    How to Create a Barbed Wire Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorBarbwiretextpreview
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    In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed barbed-wire pattern brush and how to use it to create a nice text effect in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Character Design
    New Course: Character Design & Animation for GamesChar animate 1
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    Ever wondered how to create and animate characters for video games? In Character Design & Animation for Games, concept artist and animator Jonathan Lam will take you through a step-by-step process, from learning how to design your character to managing your assets in animation programs such as Spine. Read More…
  • Illustration
    Create a Radiant Owl iPhone Case Template in Adobe IllustratorPhone6 template400
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    In this tutorial we’ll go through the process of creating a stylish smartphone case with a colorful, detailed owl. We’ll work with gradients to create a vivid color palette, use the Blend Tool to simplify the process of making the feathers, and add some mesh and other effects to give our case a completed look. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Comics
    Create a Comic Character: Making a Character Sheet in Adobe IllustratorPreview image
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    Learn what goes into making an appealing design for your comic character, and how making a character sheet can help your comic process later on.Read More…
  • Interviews
    To the Point: Interview With Michelle RomoPreview
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    Dive on into a fantastically cute world with illustrator and designer Michelle Romo. Her brand, Crowded Teeth, has been featured on a variety of products for kids and adults alike from companies such as The Land of Nod and Japan LA, as well as in gallery shows and both group and solo exhibitions over the years.Read More…
  • Adobe Photoshop
    New Course: Creating and Applying Textures to Illustrations in Adobe PhotoshopTexture
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    In this course, children’s book illustrator Rowena Aitken will teach you how to create and apply textures to illustrations in Adobe Photoshop. The course will take you through a step-by-step process, from learning how to create brushes to creating textures using these brushes. Topics covered will include brush creation, texture analysis, blend modes, masking, and painting in Adobe Photoshop.Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    Digital Painting 101: Thumbnail Drawing for BeginnersThumbnails preview
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    Thumbnail drawings are rough sketches that make a big difference. In this continuation of our Digital Painting 101 series, we'll show you the basic process and benefits of drawing thumbnails. Read More…
  • Icon Design
    How to Create a Flat Design Rolled Sushi Icon Set in Adobe IllustratorSushi icons isometric tutorial400
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    The increasing popularity of rolled sushi has resulted in the spread of this dish around the world. Nowadays, there are so many variations and fillings that we can all find something to our taste. In this tutorial we’ll create our own rolls and combine them into a set of colorful icons. We’ll create a base with some simple shapes and transformations and then use it to create as many variations as we can by replacing separate details, like in a constructor. Let’s start!Read More…
  • Adobe Illustrator
    Take Our Free Short Course on Creating a Retro Illustration in Adobe IllustratorRetroillustration courseimage
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    In this free short course you will learn how to use Adobe Illustrator's powerful tools to create a colorful retro illustration. This course will teach you how to use the Pen Tool, the Pathfinder, brushes and more, and will show you how to take full advantage of each of their features in the process of creating a vector illustration.Read More…
  • Design Theory
    Digital Painting 101: 4 Things You Should Know Before You StartBeforepainting preview
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    All great things start with a game plan. In this article you'll learn how beginners should develop the proper mindset when approaching a digital painting. Develop solid compositions ahead of time to create the best painting you can make. Read More…
  • Character Design
    How to Create a Simple Cartoon Waiter in Adobe IllustratorPreview400
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    Today we are going to the restaurant, and together we'll create a funny cartoon waiter holding a food tray. Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    Digital Painting 101: The Pros and Cons of Painting in GrayscaleProsconsgray preview
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    Many digital artists love to paint in grayscale. Though this technique has many benefits, it also has a few challenges. In today's post, we'll go over painting in Photoshop using only grayscale values. Read More…