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This tutorial explains how to use the Bevel and Emboss layer effect, rectangle shape layers, and some simple tricks to create a 3D-like wrapped gift box. The Final Result: Notes: * the software used in this tutorial is Adobe Photoshop CS6 , but you can use CS3+ versions as well. * you might want to check the Basix Page to see some useful topics on dealing with Photoshop basics, such as loading palettes and some shortcuts.
This post was originally published in 2007 The tips and techniques explained may be outdated. Sooner or later every designer comes across the exciting job of producing a map, whether it’s on a leaflet or website the overall aim is to visually document a particular area of land to allow for people to find their way to a place of business or event. An important factor is the amount of detail required for the map, for most situations the map should be basic enough to provide a recognisable road structure without too much intricate detailing.
A great looking abstract design can be created from the simplest of shapes. Let’s take a look at compiling various geometric shapes and objects to form a dynamic composition in Illustrator, then polishing it all up with some transparency effects to create a trendy vector illustration. Start work sketching out a rough plan for the design, taking into consideration the composition and general style of the illustration. Open up Adobe Illustrator and create a new document.
Use a range of vector shapes in Adobe Illustrator to create a detailed black and white emblem badge. We’ll use a mix of basic tools to align the various shapes together, then add some cool detail using the more advanced Pathfinder and Blend tools. View full size design Open up Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Grab the Star Tool and click and drag the shape onto the artboard. Before releasing the mouse, use the keyboard cursor keys to increase the number of points, and the CMD key to adjust the size of the spikes.
In case you haven’t noticed, today is Valentine’s Day, so I thought it would be fitting to base today’s tutorial on some kind of ‘lovey-dovey’ theme. Follow this step by step Illustrator guide to creating an intricate vector heart illustration. We’ll build the various patterns and shapes out of simple objects and modify their appearance with Illustrator’s handy distort tools in order to completely fill our heart graphic with detailed elements. Here’s the illustration we’ll be creating today. It features a range of vector shapes and elements that combine to produce a super intricate and detailed pattern within the overall heart outline.
Follow this step by step to create a vibrant and colourful logo style icon graphic. This style of abstract three dimensional shape has become a popular trend in the world of logo design. Today we’ll look at how to build the graphic in Illustrator using a range of tools and techniques. Usually I’d always recommend for a logo to be developed in relation to the company or brand it is representing, but today we’re just going to look at the technical part of building this generic icon. This graphic features many of the trends in logo design seen today – The three dimensional appearance, gradients and variances in tone.
In the recent typography inspiration showcase a design by Jordan Metcalf particularly caught my interest, which reminded me of the design style used in the Mexico 1968 Olympics branding. I decided to combine these inspirations and create my own poster design artwork in a similar style. Follow this step by step tutorial to create a flowing composition of geometric lines based on the retro style of the Mexico 1968 Olympics branding. We’ll use Illustrator’s powerful vector tools to create the pattern, then switch over to Photoshop to weather the design for that awesome retro style appearance. The design we’ll be creating features a series of flowing striped lines interweaving and looping around the page to form an intriguing composition. We’ll use a plain black and white palette to keep the design in check with the original Mexico Olympics branding and use textures and brushes to distress our clean vector design to give it that aged appearance.
Au départ j’ai crée un pack d’icônes pour Wks.fr qui représente chaque logiciel de la suite Creative Adobe, chacune de ces icônes devait illustrer les rubriques de ce site : Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash etc… Puis j’ai décidé de les partager, je me suis dit, autant être aimable jusqu’au bout et partager toutes les créations graphiques qui sortent du sudio Wks Et puis en fin de compte, j’ai pris la décision d’aller plus loin en vous proposant un tutoriel de création de ces icônes ! Car oui, c’est bien beau de télécharger des fichiers déjà tout prêts mais si vous ne connaissez pas les techniques qui ont permis de les créer, à quoi bon ?
I guess it's time for another text effect. This tutorial is gonna show you a very simple way on how to get a reflective text effect. In other words, there's your text and then on the surface or the floor, there's a reflection of that text tilted to the left or right. The image below would better explain what I'm talking about: 1. Open a new document.
Adobe Illustrator can be a little tricky to get your head around, particularly after getting used to the workflow of applications such as Photoshop. The differences between layer use and the creation of objects and shapes can be really strange at first hand. Luckily there’s a range of help available for free online in the form of tutorials. Here is my collection of hand-picked articles from various sites that every designer should see, whether you’re a beginner or advanced user, there will be something here for you!
Vintage vector pocket watch & compass! Hi guys! Today’s free vectors will travel us back in time. A vintage antique pocket watch and an old compass in AI & EPS format. Hope you like them Download: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5237832/clock_compass.zip
How To Create a Simple Landscape Scene in Illustrator Today’s Illustrator tutorial is perfect for beginners. You don’t need to be a master illustrator to create cool artwork, just using simple shapes and limiting yourself with a small colour palette can result in some great designs and artworks. In this tutorial we’ll use Illustrator’s basic shapes and tools to create a stylized landscape scene illustration then finish it off in Photoshop with the addition of some texturing. Create a Trendy Retro Landscape Design in Photoshop My number one most popular tutorial from last year described the process of creating a trendy retro cityscape in Photoshop.
Designers love freebies that make life easier and help them create higher-quality work. Free vectors are useful, free vector packs even more so. Fortunately, there are plenty of talented graphic designers who are willing to give away their work (or samples of it) to benefit the rest of us.
Lighting effects in Adobe Photoshop are used to add flare and polish to images. They communicate feelings of creativity, technology, magic, and fantasy. Creating beams, glows, motion trails, rainbows, or an assortment of other lighting effects, give your images ambiance and depth. Now it’s time for a sparkling dose of related Photoshop learning material. This article provides a resource of Adobe Photoshop Light Effects tutorials . These tutorials offer an assortment of techniques for making your work creatively glow.
By Jacob Gube With the recent post on retro and vintage in modern web design , it’s time to put the theory into practice. We’ve scoured the Web to find some impressive Photoshop tutorials that can help you achieve an "old-fashioned" look-and-feel in your designs. In this post, we go back to the 1900′s all theway to the 1980′s to showcase a variety of vintage- and retro-inspired designs that involve poster art, collages and graphical elements. Whether you’re into print design or web design, you’ll find something you can use or build upon. You may want to take a look at the following related posts: