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Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, February Round

Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by you, the Tuts+ community! Every day visitors like you take the time to not only read our tutorials but try them out. This is an assortment of those comment submissions found throughout the Design & Illustration section. Check out this round of results and join in for the next roundup, published next month!

Vector Tutorial Results

The first set of pieces were taken from the comment sections of vector tutorials in an assortment of vector drawing programs. Check out the results below!

Create a Lisa Frank Inspired Colourful Pegasus in Adobe Illustrator

User Polipapelada took on the challenge of creating a fantastical pegasus in Asher Benson's tutorial, adding:

"This Feather Effect - amazing! :) Thanks for this fantastic tutorial!!"
Polipapeladas version of the pegasus

How to Create a Glamorous Cinema Poster in Adobe Illustrator

Kattie created this marvelous movie poster courtesy of Yulia Sokolova's tutorial! She added:

"Tnx for awesome tutorial! Here is my result ^__^"
Katties movie poster

How to Create Pixel Art Icons in Adobe Illustrator

Duken created some pixel art style icons in Adobe Illustrator thanks to Mary Winkler's tutorial, adding:

"Gracias por el tut+ Estuvo muy interesante !!!!"
dukens pixel art wallpaper piece

How to Create a Detailed MacBook Illustration in iDraw

User Ilez Seth created this detailed Macbook illustration using Andrei Marius's tutorial, adding:

"Absolutely awesome! Just finished this brilliance on my iPad."
Ilez Seth drew this macbook on his ipad

Quick Tip: Create a Simple Seashell in Adobe Illustrator

User Sonnetmcr allows us to spend a day at the beach with a fabulous version of Diana Toma's vector seashell tutorial.

"Great lesson! Thanks! Here's my work. I've found it difficult to do the Intersect operation like in Step 9. I had to make lots of copies of the shell itself and do Intersect operation with each thin shape."
Sonnetmcrs seashell illustration

How to Make a Neon Calavera Girl Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

BrookeColor created her own version of the Day of the Dead inspired calavera totorial by Mary Winkler. She added:

"Took a crack it and tried to make it my own. Easier said than done haha. But the tutorial was flawless. Lots of fun! Thank you! :)"
BookeCandys calavera girl

How to Create a Halloween Illustration With a White Kitten in Adobe Illustrator

Butu drew this charming version of a Halloween inspired white kitten tutorial by Nataliya Dolotko, adding:

"Thanks very much Nataliya. This tutorial is really nice. Below is my try. Recently I followed one tutorial by Andrei for creating Spider, so I embedded it just for fun."
Butus white cat for halloween

Create a Mysterious Halloween Scene in Adobe Illustrator

Tanja rose to the occasion and created this delightful version of a Halloween scene from Yulia Sokolova's tutorial. She added:

"Hard but wonderful tutorial, tnx Yulia! <3"
Tanjas Halloween scene illustration

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial Results

This next set of tutorial results was taken from the comment sections of various Adobe Photoshop tutorials published here on Tuts+, and the contributions range from text effects to patterns and more! Check out the results below.

Create a 3D Retro Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Adobe Photoshop

Grizlee created a this personalized version of Rose's text effect tutorial, adding:

"Hello, thanks for your tutorial!"
Grizlees personalized version of the text tutorial

Harness the Elements: Paint Frozen Water in All Its Forms

Duken created a beautiful version of the frozen icicles tutorial by Monika Zagrobelna, adding:

"Aqui esta algo de lo que hice del primer tutorial, se que no quedo muy bien pero quiero mostrar. Saludos a todos y gracias por este tutorial."
Dukens painted icicles

How to Create Stylish Flat Space Icons in Adobe Photoshop

Joy Pham joined in on the fun of creating her own space themed icon set with Yulia Sokolova's tutorial. She added:

"I really had fun doing this..Thanks a lot.."
Joy Phams space icon set

Create an Easy 3D Metallic Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Daniele created a beautifully textured version of this tutorial by Rose. He added: 

"Ciao a tutti, ecco il mio lavoro."
Danieles text effect result

How to Create Custom Water Drop Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

User Zackrabie created some fantastic water drop brushes with Kirk Nelson's tutorial. He added:

"Very cool effect! The power of Photoshop always amazes me."
Zackrabies water drop result

Design Results

The final set of results are taken from assorted design tutorials that don't fit in the two previous categories, such as print design, fractals, and more. Check out the pieces users created below!

Create a Post-Apocalyptic Movie Poster in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

Thủy Phan Bể Chén combined Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign to create this fantastic rendition of Mark Mayers's tutorial.

"Here's my work based on your tutorial :D Thank so much."
Thy Phan B Chns movie poster design

How to Create a Historical Fiction Book Cover in Adobe InDesign

Crysander created this lovely book cover design with Grace Fussell's tutorial, adding:

"Thanks really much for that awesome tutorial. For a long time now, I wanted to do such book covers, but I was not sure how to do it. Here is my trilogy."
Crysanders historical fiction book cover design

Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw the Female Form

Spencer Price shared his own drawing based on the skills learned in Carlos Gomes Cabral's tutorial.

"Can't get enough of these. Thanks so much for sharing your mad skills. You helped me draw this. Now I just wish I could do it all from my mind quicker. My attempt."
Spencer Prices fantastic cartoon face

Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw a Cartoon Body

Naila Tabassum drew this fantastic rendition of a heroic character with Carlos Gomes Cabral's tutorial.

Naila Tabassums heroic character cartoon

How to be Involved in the Next Showcase

Have you created a piece based on one of our tutorials here in the Design & Illustration section of Tuts+? We're keen for you to share your results with us! Check out the general guidelines below to join in with our community:

  • Your artwork should be similar in some way to the tutorial that you followed or that inspired it. The aim of these showcases are to share what readers have created after following the tutorial.
  • Comment on the tutorial you used, attaching an image of your result. We're keen on all levels of ability: from beginner to advanced!
  • Include a comment about your result, yourself, or your process. We like knowing about you and what you're sharing.
  • Share the tutorial when you share that artwork elsewhere on the web. If you've posted your piece on sites like Facebook, Tumblr or Behance, link back to the tutorial so that other users know your source and can join in on the fun.

Many thanks to the users highlighted above who shared their results with the Tuts+ community. I look forward to checking out your brilliant versions of our tutorials in the near future, and welcome users new and old to participate in upcoming showcases.

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