1. Design & Illustration

Design & Illustration Learning Guides

Discover our selections of the best free design tutorials on a range of topics, all in one place. If you want to brush up your Photoshop skills or learn a new piece of software like Adobe XD, you’ll find learning guides here to help you do that. Or maybe you want something more specialised, like learning how to draw textures or how to paint hair. We’ve got guides to help you with that too.

Just browse through the list and click on a topic that interests you to discover more and to find links to our hand-picked selection of free tutorials, designed to teach you that new skill or software as easily and enjoyably as possible.

  1. The Cosmos

    4 Posts
    Our universe is vast. So vast, in fact, that astronomers don’t measure its size in meters or miles but by explaining how long it would take to travel a certain distance at the speed of light. In this series of tutorials, we'll be working on creating various different aspects of the cosmos in Photoshop — a selection of beautiful artwork!
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  2. Intro to Photoshop Layer Styles

    11 Posts
    Photoshop Layer Styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way. In this Session, we'll show you how to use Layer Styles in Photoshop, how to create Layer Styles and all the different options available to master them!
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  3. Introduction to Photoshop CS6

    29 Posts
    Photoshop CS6 has finally arrived. It has come packed with new features and tweaks that will significantly improve your workflow and enhance your tool set. In this series we will take a look at some of Photoshop CS6’s new features and show you how they work.
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  4. Vector Portraits

    16 Posts
    Learning to draw the human figure and create stunning vector portraits can be an arduous task. Working with models, or photo references, finding the right pose, using just the right blend effect for skin, the correct vector brush for hair, are all subtle skills needed for the vector portrait artist.
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  5. Photoshop Basix

    29 Posts
    Are you new to Photoshop? Have you been trying to teach yourself the basics of Photoshop but have found the amount of educational material available on the net a bit overwhelming? Photoshop Basix, by Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor Martin Perhiniak, is a series of 25 short video tutorials, around 5 - 10 minutes in length that will teach you all the fundamentals of working with Photoshop.
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