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Use Color-Logic Plug-ins to Create a Metallic Magazine Cover – Vector Premium Tutorial – Part 2

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Today, we have another Vector Premium tutorial exclusively available to Premium members. If you want to take your layout and production skills to the next level, then we have an awesome two part tutorial for you. Learn more after the jump!


This Premium Tutorial is Filled with Creative Tips

In this two-part tutorial, author Mark Mayers will show how to create a magazine cover with maximum shelf appeal. This tutorial is a little special – because it's the first one to demonstrate fully how to incorporate the Color-Logic metallic set of plug-ins into your everyday workflow. Color-Logic enables you to add hundreds of metallic colors and special print finishes into your artwork.

In Part 1 on Psdtuts+ of this two part tutorial you'll not only create a stunning piece of cover art – you'll also use a Photoshop action to convert it into a metallic image, then apply special metallic swatches to take it to another dimension. In Part 2 here on Vectortuts+, we'll focus on using the Color-Logic design software with Illustrator and InDesign to assemble the metallic print-ready artwork.

Author Mark Mayers is a talented designer and illustrator from the UK. He has worked as a designer and creative director for several design/advertising agencies and specializes in print, branding, packaging, and exhibition graphics. Mark began his career when the tools of the trade were markers, layout pads, and most importantly, the ability to draw, but he embraced the digital revolution in the early 90's and swapped his drawing board for a Mac. Today, Mark freelances from his studio in Cornwall for such clients as American Express, BMW, Future Publishing, IDG Communications and Imagine Publishing. Log in or join today to get started!


Professional and Detailed Instructions Inside

Plus members can Log in and Download! If you're not a member, you can of course join today! You can view some key images from this tutorial below.

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Vector Premium Membership

As you know, we run a Premium membership system that costs $19 a month, which gives members access to the Source files for tutorials as well as periodic extra tutorials like this one! If you're a Premium member you can log in and download the tutorial. If you're not a member, you can of course join today!

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