In the past I always saved any texturing work for Photoshop, but recently I’ve been enjoying using vector textures to create cool distressed illustrations directly in Adobe Illustrator. Follow this step by step tutorial to build a textured vector revolver illustration. We’ll use some handy Pen curves to create the linework, fill in the shapes [...]
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Today’s featured tutorial is courtesy of Iaroslav Lazunov, which is how to create a brightly colored vector sunset using Photoshop. This illustration is for intermediate-level artists, and has an estimated time of 2 hours to finish. The following tools which you will use here are as follows: RGB color model, art and scatter brushes, pen tool, ellipse tool, direct selection [...]
Learn how to merge photos as part of our article series on photoshop tutorials for beginners.
You know the first rule of business: always have a written contract signed before the work starts. Here are a couple design contract templates that you can familiarize yourself with and use as a starting point to create your personal version to send to your clients. It’s important to have a clear understanding of the...
I love how Benjamin Von Wong approaches each of his projects with a loads of creativity and enthusiasm. You just know that he's always trying something new and in his latest project - The Red Mistress, he proves it yet again! Some of the more outstanding photographs from this project are a combination of capturing frozen motions with a combination of continuous light and strobes.
As a project is wrapping up, one of the final things you should do is schedule a follow-up meeting — or better yet, a series of follow up meetings (to review the website post-launch). Regularly scheduled meetings between you and your client allow you to discuss not only how the website is performing and what feedback they have received from their audience, but also what changes may be happening with their company (or what changes you are seeing in the industry that they may need to be awar
Did you ever wonder how those cool slideshow plugins split images into pieces and put them back together? This tutorial will get you a good understanding of the basic concept behind this effect as we build a simple... Read More
A bookmark is simply defined as a locally stored URI (Uniform Resource Identifier). Nowadays, people who are regular web users share interesting links with others resulting in social [...]
When we furnish our bedrooms, we always think about the design and finish more than the bed mattress, pillow or bed quilt that will “host” them and on which, we
Have you ever thought of how to draw a vector guitar on its stand in Illustrator? This tutorial with cover all the steps to draw a nice vector guitar on its stand. Hope you have fun learning this tutorial. In this tutorial you will learn how to create an Electric Guitar in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to create the shapes that form the electric guitar, apply gradients and some other effects to give it a 3D appearance. Let’s get started! Final Result Let’s see what you will b
When it comes to interaction on the many WordPress blogs around the world, most website administrators simply assume that the comments section appended to each of their posts will be "good enough" for their users. While those comment... Read More
Typography is a big part of web (or any) design project. It can be a fun, but also challenging process for those who are uncomfortable with the basics of typography. But it is pretty easy to learn a few basics about type to get you headed in the right direction. Developing a font palette for [...]
Wirefy is a responsive browser-based framework designed to create functional wireframes using standard elements. It is a collection of CSS and JS files that allows you to experiment with responsive wireframes quickly. Designed and created by Chris Da Sie, Wirefy follows the philosophy of mobile first, which makes it respond to the proper viewport. It [...]
A lot of people today opt for starting their own home based business and popular as it is there should be some thought given to the tax breaks that one can and cannot enjoy through this form of business. Get all the info you need here. Home Business Tax Basics The following are some areas worth looking into to gain more insight to the real facts of the tax breaks one can enjoy: Keeping a business journal that consist of all the details of the items that the individual has intentions of submittin
A lot of us meander through life not truly recognizing what we were meant to accomplish. Rather than coasting through life without placing your finger on how to discover your passion in this world, attempt to pinpoint what that passion is. Get all the info you need here. Passion For Life Basics Image Credit: Passion for love by Bagdadi A few tips to get you started with the basics in getting some passion back into your life. Attend to yourself. When you start paying attention to your body,