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20 Free and Useful Adobe Illustrator Scripts. You have a unique opportunity to expand the functionality of Adobe Illustrator.

20 Free and Useful Adobe Illustrator Scripts

There is nothing easier than using Illustrator scripts, just select the object and run the script you need! The scripts presented in this post will save you plenty of time and will make your work more pleasant and efficient. Believe me, it is worth your attention. All the scripts have been tested in Illustrator CS3 and CS4. Installing Scripts To save the necessary script to your hard drive, it is desirable to keep them in the same place, for example in the Scripts folder. Now open the folder with the scripts and run the necessary script. Adjust Dashes (offset) Created by Hiroyuki Sato. How to Apply Textures to Uneven Surfaces. Applying texture to a flat surface, or flatly applying a texture across a whole image (as a means to age it or degrade it) is simple stuff.

How to Apply Textures to Uneven Surfaces

Realistically applying a texture to an uneven surface is much more hands-on (more so than simply overlaying a texture and changing the Blending mode). Video Tutorial Our video editor Gavin Steele has created this video tutorial to compliment this text + image tutorial. Step 1 Job number one, as ever, is pooling your assets together. Step 2 Cut out the face using the Pen tool (set to Paths not Shape Layers). Step 3. Create a Nature Text Effect Poster in Photoshop. Create a Nature Text Effect Poster in PhotoshopReviewed by Xin Kun on Sep 22Rating: Preview of Final Results Download the PSD Nature Text Effect Poster.zip | 64.82 MB Download from FileSonic Download from Website.

Create a Nature Text Effect Poster in Photoshop

How to Create Cityscape Concept Art. In this tutorial, I will teach you how to easily create a successful piece of cityscape concept art.

How to Create Cityscape Concept Art

We'll be using a very basic 3D scene as a foundation for the piece, then taking it into Photoshop for some creative photo manipulation of reference photos, basic painting and adjustments. Let's create this urban scene! Editor's note: This tutorial was originally published on Psdtuts in December 2009. The Brief The brief, in my case, was to create a historical street scene from anywhere in the world before 1914. Obviously you can do anything you want for your projects, but for the sake of the tutorial let's roll with my choice, which was Glasgow (Scotland) in 1900. Create a Floating Over-Grown "Tree House" in Photoshop. Photoshop is great because it allows us to create scenes that wouldn't otherwise be possible in real life.

Create a Floating Over-Grown "Tree House" in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will combine several stock images to create a floating over-grown tree house in Photoshop. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Step 1 Download and open in Photoshop the large sky photo - 2240px * 1680px. Step 2 Then choose Rectangular Marquee Tool , choose Fixed Size with Width = 1104px and Height = 1428px and create selection of the area like on the screen shot.

Create Convincing Text-Shaped Buildings in Photoshop. Creating convincing buildings that appear like text in a cityscape can be a challenging task.

Create Convincing Text-Shaped Buildings in Photoshop

In today's tutorial we will learn how to create building-shaped typography in Photoshop using photos that you have taken yourself. Let's get started! Tutorial Assets You may download the photos that were used in this tutorial for free from the link above. Human Disintegration Effect in Photoshop. Create a Jellyfish with Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CS5. In today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a stylized jellyfish using blends and brushes within Adobe Illustrator CS5.

Create a Jellyfish with Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Being as I'm not an expert on the anatomy of a jellyfish, please forgive my lack of terminology on naming the parts correctly. This jellyfish is just a sparkling critter from the deep sea depths! So let's get right into it. Step 1 To start off our jellyfish, I'm going to draw a Rectangle (M) across the canvas and fill it with a black to dark blue (C=100, M=100, Y=25, K=25) radial gradient. Step 2 To create the initial shapes of the jellyfish body, I'm going to use the Pen Tool (P) to draw the distorted round shape as shown and use a black fill. Now set the shape to Blending Mode Color Dodge. Step 3 Copy (Command + C) and Paste in Front (Command + F) the body shape and then use the Free Transform Tool (E) to decrease the size.

Step 4 We'll need two different sorts of Blend brushes. Create a 50's Ad Poster in Illustrator. It seems that the 50s are back, not just in advertising and design, but also on clothes, TV shows, and elsewhere.

Create a 50's Ad Poster in Illustrator

I honestly think this is one of the most interesting and creative eras for advertisement; some ads are really memorable and funny. So, inspired by that I decided to make a tutorial on how make a retro poster for a web designer. After reading the tutorial, you can download the Illustrator source file at the end of the post for reference. I hope you guys like it and please be sure to share your results and questions with us in the comments…. Here’s a full preview of the poster that we will be creating: Step 1 Let’s start by opening Adobe Illustrator. When designing a poster/flyer, I like to place some guides on the edges. So, first you should download this texture we’re going to use on the background, you can get it at CG Textures. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills.

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.

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