Since 2014, the Envato Tuts+ community has been translating tutorials into different languages across the Tuts+ network to better serve our audience around the world.
I myself am a Spanish contributor, and across the two years that I've been translating, I've broadened my English vocabulary and improved or learned new design skills. It's also a relaxing task I love to do now and then to break the monotony of my working day. And, last but not least, I get some personal satisfaction from knowing that I can help many people by making knowledge more accessible.
Find out how to get involved in the Tuts+ Translation Project at the bottom of this post, but in the meantime, let's see some of the most visited articles and tutorials to give you an idea of the diverse topics you can find on Tuts+ Design & Illustration.
How to Access Translations on Envato Tuts+
You can access our translations in many languages, not just Spanish, via the drop-down menu towards the top of tutorials and articles.
What's Your Type?
Making the right typographic decisions is essential for obtaining a successful final product. When you distribute your copy and images on your layout, you have to take into account many aspects, some of them related directly to typography, like font size, leading, line measure, white space, etc.
Usually, before all that, one of the most important things to consider is the selection of the two or three fonts you'll use, which we call pairing fonts. Why? In the first place, because they must help serve our main purpose: communicating the content properly. But also, the design of each font evokes feelings and cultural references, and they should support the mood and tone of our content.
Don't worry—thanks to Envato Elements, you'll never get short of font choices. We have tons of different fonts for every purpose or project type.
As a guide, I recommend these four articles with curated lists, each one focused on a specific trend or font style.
Before the birth of modern printing and technology, many designers were specialized in drawing exquisite letters by hand. This craftsmanship is experiencing a revival, and as a kind of tribute to these skilled men, some font designers have created retro typefaces that bring to us this old flavor.
In 25 Stylish Vintage Fonts, you'll find a curated collection for the retro lovers among us. These fonts are perfect for designing nostalgic logos, flyers, posters, and much more. Take a look!
Check this stunning selection of handwritten fonts if you like the charisma and human touch that they give to flyers, posters, brochures, or business cards.
Obviously, they are not suitable for long text blocks, but they'll bring a level of warm charm and emotion, breaking the monotony on any layout. In this article, you'll find plenty of handwritten styles: brush, graffiti, casual script, cartoon-inspired, elegant cursive fonts, etc.
In 30 Best Stylish Cursive Fonts, we've curated—guess what—our best cursive fonts available here at Envato Elements. I love them because they add dynamism and a feeling of flow to my designs. There are thousands of choices, and I'm sure you'll fall in love with many of them, so come on, let's bring some life to your designs!
In this last article, we don't feature any fonts—it's a tutorial that will teach you how to write in cursive script. Have you ever found some of your ancestor's letters and felt astonished by their beautiful calligraphy? Today, it's hard to find handwritten text—that's why receiving a personal written card or invitation is appreciated more than ever.
Master cursive scripting by following this comprehensive step-by-step tutorial and surprise everyone in style next time you send an event invitation or a birthday greeting.
Design & Illustration Tutorials, Templates, and Resources
For designers and illustrators—or those that need some marketing material or corporate stationery—we have tons of useful resources.
Let's begin with premade templates; they'll save you a lot of working hours, and you can reuse them again and again. Take a look at these articles with our best templates for almost any kind of project. Some of the templates featured are designed with Illustrator, others with Photoshop or InDesign, but all of them are easy to use and edit.
Take a look at some of our beautiful magazine templates for marketing agencies, creatives or small businesses available on GraphicRiver. There are many formats and style options so you can find the one that best suits your purpose, and all of them have a professional look and are ready for high-quality print production.
Some say print is dead as a consequence of all the possibilities the Internet can offer to businesses, freelancers, and agencies (e.g. online marketing, social networks, etc). I don't agree—marketing and branding should get the best of both landscapes. They are different but can serve complementary strategies or experiences. Pick one of these templates and impress your audience!
The next one is a selection of miscellaneous and useful types of templates, e.g. magazines, flyers, business cards, brochures, catalogs, portfolios, etc.
In 38 Stylish Flyer Templates, we have focused on those formats that will help you promote your business, your products, services or events… almost anything! Choose between one of the many design styles they feature (abstract, sophisticated, minimalistic, etc.). You’ll be able to customize them easily in a few short steps—just update the text and images with your own content and change the colors to fit your branding if necessary.
When you've finished, as they are print-ready, all you have to do is send them to your print service provider, or export them for the web and use them as online banners.
Are you getting married? Do you need inspiration for your client's wedding invitations? Don't look any further—in this article, there's a huge amount and variety of premium wedding invitations and RSVP templates for that special day.
If you prefer a traditional look, we have some templates with stylish cursive fonts that use one or two elegant colors. If you want a chic and luxurious feel, don't miss our black and white wedding invitation template with gold decorative elements.
Are you a hopeless romantic? Then I would opt for one of our templates with flowery designs or embroidery patterns. A wedding invitation with handmade watercolor wash would also be a nice possibility.
We also have some with retro-inspired typography and imagery, and some others with minimal and geometric designs. Our wedding template options are endless! Just pick the one that best reflects your personality and the tone of your ceremony, and get ready to impress your guests.
Are you in search of your first job or looking for a new one? If so, don’t miss our curated list of 50+ Professional Resume & CV Templates that will surely make you stand out from the crowd.
These templates have an eye-catching yet stylish design, are easy to edit, and are already set up for printing or attaching to emails. I’m sure you’ll find one that fits your needs, and if not, we have even more options here at Envato Elements. Take a look and create your resume in the blink of an eye!
Impress your customers with an amazing invoice using any of these 35 invoice templates for corporates & small businesses. They are easily customizable, so you’ll be able to insert your own logo and modify any details like color schemes to match your company branding. Find one that best suits your industry, make your desired changes in minutes, and keep doing business!
Everybody is on social media these days, right? It doesn’t matter if you are a freelancer, a shop owner or a big corporate brand—you need a presence wherever your audience spends time online. You probably know that managing social media accounts is a time-consuming task. Having said that, why don’t you save hours of design work by using any of our 40 best social banner templates.
A photo collage composition is an excellent way to feature your best work as a designer or photographer, to showcase your best selling products, or to present your memories. In 30 Best Photoshop Collage Templates, we’ve made a list of collage templates with a wide range of styles and for any need—from Facebook covers to Google+ profiles, photo frames for portfolios or Instagram promotional templates. But if you don’t find what you are looking for, browse Envato Elements, where you'll find a huge amount of new options.
And if YouTube is your preferred channel for advertising, here you have 41 Creative YouTube Banner Templates.
Start selling your own t-shirts designs, showing them in style with these 20+ T-Shirt Mockup PSD Templates (With Photorealistic Results).
Tutorials and Resources
For those interested in publishing, we have amazing InDesign tutorials. Earlier, while listing some templates, I mentioned an article that features 20 magazine templates. Wouldn't you like to create your own magazine template that you could use over and over again as a foundation for your future magazine designs? In How to Create a Simple Magazine Template in Adobe InDesign, you'll get an easy, step-by-step guide to how to set up the cover and the inside pages, how to create master pages to plan a consistent layout, and how to place some repeating elements like page numbers or running headers. Check it out!
Illustrator is the most popular tool for editing vector graphics. That's why thinking about you, creatives around the world, we have such an extensive number of tutorials dedicated to this software.
For example, you could learn how to install and use brushes in Adobe Illustrator. They are an impressive and powerful tool for illustrators, although you'll need some time to practice and master it. Then use some of this huge compilation of 60 free Illustrator brushes to boost your creativity.
And here are some popular Illustrator tutorials translated into Spanish:
For you diehard Photoshop lovers out there, we have the next list of Photoshop tutorials. You can find everything from text effects to the creation of textures, digital painting, or photo manipulations. And I would like to emphasize 100 Free Photoshop Actions (And How to Make Your Own)—actions can automate a big part of your workflow and save you a lot of time.
And here you have some Photoshop resources:
We Don't Forget Art Lovers
Rediscover Art History Through This Dedicated and Entertaining Guide
If you love art as much as I do, you’ll love our beginner’s guide to art history. There you’ll find articles dedicated to art periods and figures. Here are some examples of the most popular ones.
Frequently, women in art and graphic design history have been overlooked, so we wanted to make a homage to the figures who broke boundaries in these two articles.
For instance, have you ever heard about Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun? She was a woman who lived in France during the Rococo period and became Marie Antoinette's personal portrait painter. She had a prolific career and enjoyed fame and the recognition of the European aristocracy while she was alive.
What's your level of knowledge about Art History? Believe me, I thought mine was quite high, but I've learned a lot of things reading articles like the ones below. For example, did you know that the Romans invented hydraulic cement? Check out these articles to learn!
Bring Out the Artist in You With Our 100+ Drawing Lessons
Do you want to learn how to draw or discover new skills and techniques? You've come to the right place. We have excellent and easy-to-follow drawing tutorials for beginners and beyond.
If you are just starting, I recommend you read this article first—it will help you get the right mindset and avoid getting blocked. Then you can move on with How to Learn to Draw: Stage One, Manual Skills and How to Learn to Draw: Stage Two, Precision, in which you'll find tips and some exercises designed to improve your drawing skills. In the first one, you’ll train your hand, drawing almost whatever you want automatically with your preferred tool. In the second one, you'll discover how to gain precision by repeating patterns.
But drawing is much more than just linear artwork. If you want to bring volume or realism to your creations, you have to understand how light and shadows work in the real world to help us comprehend what surrounds us, how we rebuild this perception as mental images, and finally, reflect and bring them to life in our representations.
Once you’ve gained confidence and mastered some drawing basics, go ahead with more advanced tutorials. Even if you’re good at drawing, lack of practice makes you lose abilities, so I myself have decided I’ll spend some afternoons practicing with the following tutorials. Some are really curious and with such specific subjects that you’ll hardly find something similar elsewhere.
Share Your Creativity With the World
I saved this article for the end of my post because if you want to become a professional designer, art director, or illustrator, spreading your creativity is as important as being good at what you do.
So don’t miss reading 12 Ways to Get the Most From Behance. Behance is the place where top artists, designers, and industry professionals share their work with others.
It was acquired by Adobe and integrated into the Adobe Creative Cloud, whose subscribers can now set up Behance Prosite accounts and even export seamlessly their work to create their social portfolio. Come on, build yours in minutes and follow this article's tips to boost your career!
If you have a solid grasp of English and write fluently in Spanish, we’d love to have you translate some of our tutorials. Just find a tutorial you’d like to translate, click the “Translate this post” blue link in the sidebar and enter your details to volunteer.