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10 Creative Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

This post put together some handy creative Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, mostly about retro poster style. Check out new tricks that you can learn and apply it to your own designs. These tutorials are the best from great sites such us Digital Arts online, Veerle's blog, Vectortuts+, Vectips, Pixel 77, Computer Arts magazine and GoMediaZine. Hope you like it!!! Create Retro Poster Art | Digital Arts online Elegant gradient ribbon in Illustrator | Veerle's blog Blend and Mask Yourself a Great Poster | Vectortuts+ Creating Seamless Textures In Illustrator | Vectips Tutorial: Retro vector illustration in 15 Steps | Pixel 77 Intricate Patterns in Illustrator | GoMediaZine Give Your Sketches a Facelift | Tutorial | Computer Arts magazine Design a Vintage Poster with Vector Pack 16 – Graphic design tutorials, freebies, & advice by working artists and designers. | GoMediaZine Post written by David Klhufek Freelance graphic, website designer, in the round for over more 10 years now.. Related:  Webdesign

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40 Fundamental Illustrator Tutorials You Must Know Learning a new software application can be a difficult task, especially when there is an application that is as deep as Adobe Illustrator! Fortunately, Teresa illustrator colection veterans who are generous enough time to take the basic document, so that new users of the first activities to capture and gain knowledge of tools and basic techniques. This collection of tutorials covering various dialer tools and provides many useful tips and advice. 1. Many things can be in Illustrator need not be the tool Pen, as evidenced by the recent Hourglass tutorial. 2. A great looking abstract designs can be created from the simplest form. 3. This tutorial will show you how a Western-style primary treatment with Illustrator to achieve results. 4. Follow these steps to create in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create a range of body shapes and graphics that are combined into one large collage have body image. 5.Illustrator Tutorial: Surprise Gift 6. 7. 8.Create a cool water effect 10. 11. 12. 13.

Amazing Illustrator Vector Tutorials Collection Another morning and another vector tutorials collection by Graphic Mania. In this collection, I would like to share with you some of the most amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials I found over the web. Today’s collection includes different types of tutorials from different sites that cover many of the Illustrator tips and tricks, and for more vector tutorials, you can check the Vector Tutorial section in the site. Here are additional Illustrator free resources: And do not forget to join our News Feed to not miss a single graphic resource. Or, you can join our Newsletters here to receive these resources directly to your email. Design and Build a Flatpack Toy Learn how to create vector character in Adobe Illustrator thought this PDF tutorial with illustrations to demonstrate each step. How To Map Artwork onto 3D Objects with Illustrator In this tutorials, you will learn how to turn the 2D map vector image into 3D map earth by using the artwork mapping feature in Illustrator. — Rafiq Elmansy

5 Beautiful Landing Pages That Prove Great Design Still Sells Have you ever pulled up a landing page that made you want to gag? Probably more than once, right? When it comes to designing landing pages, most people seem to believe ugly converts better. If it doesn’t have a gigantic red headline, lots of yellow highlights, and a blinking “BUY NOW!” button, then it can’t possibly be converting anyone, right? Actually, no. If you look around the web, you’ll actually find quite a few large companies who have meticulously designed landing pages that are beautiful and (one would assume) convert well. Let’s take a look: 1. Mint begins with the benefit right upfront: “the best way to manage your money.” What’s unique about the headline is how they drew an arrow to insert the word, “free.” The call to action is also well designed. By including the word “Free” again, it also restates the USP. 2. Apple is well-known for its clean, simple user interface design, and the QuickTime download page is no exception. 3. Zeer is a unique way to search for gluten-free foods.

Sesión 01 - Aprendo Scratch Introducción “La competencia digital” debe hacer referencia a diseñar, crear y remezclar; no simplemente a navegar, comunicar e interactuar. El poder de participar en esta competencia debe de estar al alcance de todos. Es esto precisamente, lo que motivo el desarrollo de Scratch hace seis años; crear un lenguaje de programación que permita a personas sin experiencia previa crear historias interactivas, animaciones, juegos, música y arte, así como compartirlos en Internet. Hoy esa motivación esta hecha realidad, Scratch le da el poder de la programación a todas las personas, independientemente de su edad, experiencia previa o intereses para diseñar y crear sus propios proyectos, así como remezclar proyectos de otras personas. Desde su lanzamiento al público en Mayo de 2007, el sitio Web de Scratch ( se ha convertido en una vibrante comunidad en línea, integrada por personas que comparten, intercambian ideas y remezclan programas propios con los de otros. Flexible

Photoshop For Beginners: 6 techniques to extract anything from its background This is the second of a series of tutorials thought for Photoshop beginners. I’ll explain in depth those features that can result difficult to understand for a newbi. Today I’ll show you 6 techniques you can use to extract a person/object from its background. From now on extraction won’t have secrets for you! Extraction is one of the worst enemies for those who start using Photoshop. While it’s simple to extract a geometric figure from its background, it is difficult to do the same with a tree or a blonde flowing hair model. Do you want to learn Photoshop basics with simple yet effective tutorials? How to: Before we start: in the following exercises I take for grant you’ll unlock the background layer when you open a new image in Photoshop before start the exercise. For mac users: alt=options. ctrl=cmd. Exercise 1: How to extract simple form objects Objects with simple forms are easy to be extracted. Open the screw image in Photoshop. Why to press shift? Why to press alt? Why red channel?

18 Insanely Addictive Font Games Typography helps you engage your audience and establish a distinct, unique personality on your website. Knowing how to use fonts to build character in your design is a powerful skill, and exploring the history and use of typefaces, as well as typographic theory, can help. But it doesn't have to be boring. This selection of online and mobile font games will help test and expand both your knowledge and identification skills. 1. The Font Game From I Love Typography The "rather difficult font game" from I Love Typography tests your general knowledge of fonts by displaying 34 samples. You can also download the Font Game iOS app to play on the go. 2. Type Connection is a fun "type dating" game that helps you learn how to pair typefaces. 3. Image: Kern Type Kern Type is a game in which you try to achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters, called "kerning" by typographers. 4. 5. 6. 7. Image: Shape Type 8. What Type Are You? 9. 10. 11. 12. Image: Rag Time 13. 14.

Adobe Illustrator Tutorials to Fuel Your Creative Vector Skills While Adobe Photoshop is considered the most famous and important application in the bitmap graphics and photo editing. Illustrator is the pioneer in the vector graphic and illustrations. Not only because it is one of the most powerful tools in this field, but also it integrate with other Adobe applications such as Photoshop, Flash, After Effects…etc. However, learning Adobe Illustrator is one of the important steps in the life of each designer. But there is trick in this learning process that many designers do not notice until they finish their regular Illustrator training either through books, videos or classrooms, which is that Illustrator is depending in most of its work on the tips and trick and how you can twist the tools and workaround the normal steps to create complex vectors and amazing illustrations. Thus, Illustrator tutorials articles are important to teach you these skills. How To Draw Ferb Step By Step Create a Dazzling Aurora Borealis – Screencast Create The Renault Logo

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Redes - Web Oficial En vivo: Nadal vs Thiem 18:38 Siga en vivo las semifinales de Roland Garros Redes Fuera de emisión Una vuelta al mundo de la ciencia a través de 'Redes' vídeo Ver vídeo Tras 18 años en emisión, Eduard Punset se despide del programa 'Redes' Eduard Punset y su programa Redes han acercado la ciencia al gran público Después de 18 años ininterrumpidos el programa ha finalizado Pero Punset ya prepara otra aventura en RTVE 'Redes' superó los 600 programas emitidos en La 2 de TVE El espacio de divulgación científica superó los 600 programas emitidos Ha traído a los hogares españoles a los más punteros investigadores Ha sido uno de los referentes de la divulgación científica en los países de habla hispana Comentar Intervenciones de Eduard Punset en otros programas de TVE Eduard Punset, en 'La Noche en 24h' "Vivimos en un mundo que había negado la intuición" Punset entra en la ficción La primera "novela científica" de Punset combina la razón con las emociones Promo de Más TVE, con Punset Pasión por leer

Realistic Folder Paper: Photoshop Today we will learn how to realize a folded paper text effect from scratch in Photoshop. We will firstly create the background using a couple of patterns, then we will work on the type treatment with the help of the pen tool, layer masks and other useful techniques related to dodge,burn and the transform tool. This tutorial is very simple to follow, so I suggest to everyone to give a try. Preview: Click to enlarge Become a Premium Member and get unlimited access to source files and premium resources for only 7$/month. Step 1 Create a new document in Photoshop. *note for Mac users: ctrl=cmd, alt=option Step 2 Fill the background with a dark green (#41514c). Step 3 To create the textured effect of the background, I’ve used 2 of our soft grunge patterns created by Piervincenzo. Select the pattern2_380_hard and press ok to fill the background. Finally set the layer to overlay with opacity 50%. Step 4 Create another layer, this time fill it with pattern_9_380_hard. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10

31 Things No One Tells You About Becoming A Parent Lighting Effects Using the Color Dodge Blending Mode in Adobe Illustrator With the help of the Color Dodge Blending Mode you can get very bright and sharp images, this is what this mode is intended for. I wrote a few tutorials on this topic, but I keep being asked the same question, "Why can't I get the same brightness and contrast as you do?" Today I will answer this question, we will take a look at several examples of creating these effects. Let's get started! Introduction First, let's dig a little bit into the theory. Now let's look at these statements on the images. Now set the Color Dodge Blending Mode for the upper gray rectangle in the Transparency palette. Black color of the bottom shape has not changed at the place of overlapping, that means the assertion that this mode does not affect the black color is true. In order to create the contrast you do not need to brighten the background color, you just need to brighten the gray shade of the upper object. That's it. Now, armed with knowledge, let's practice. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8

Designing With Tablets in Mind: Six Tips to Remember Today I'm going to recap some concrete considerations you should make in order to make sure your web design is optimized for use on a touch-based tablet. In March, I wrote an article entitled How the iPad (and Tablets) Are Driving a New Age of Web Design. In that article, I looked at the iPad - a platform I'd been using on a daily basis for about ten months - and how it had changed the considerations of the modern web designer. With the rise in tablets (or, rather, the rise of the iPad), touch inputs are being used much more often when browsing the web. In that article, I looked at the concepts of designing for tablets, such as designing for new resolutions. 1. Perhaps one of the biggest considerations is to remember that the human finger is not at all as precise as a cursor controlled by a mouse or trackpad. For this reason, a lot of web apps now have native iPad counterparts that better suit the precision of a finger. 1a. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Wrap-up