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Vector Illustration: 60 Illustrator Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices - Noupe Design Blog

Vector Illustration: 60 Illustrator Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices - Noupe Design Blog
Jul 14 2008 Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool for illustrating various elements one can use for web pages and print design. However, it’s important to know what to do in order to powerfully use its tools and achieve certain effects. So, step-by-step tutorials can provide a lot of help, thats why we spent a lot of time searching for the best tutorials out there and the result was 60 remarkable illustrator tutorials, tips, best practices from some of the best illustrators and artists; besides you’ll also find references to brilliant illustrator portfolios out there. You might be interested to check other Illustrator related posts: Tutorials 1-From Sketch to Vector Illustration- A technique of vector illustrating that takes a little bit more skill is starting with a hand drawn sketches.This tutorial will focus on that technique of vector illustrating. 3-Draw Your Self Portrait- Learn how to transform your photo into your vector self portrait. 18-Creating a Crazy Cool Logo 25-Vectoring Hair

A Singular Creation Art Community • Tutorial: Painting Realistic Eyes We would like to ing you this feature tutorial by Linda Bergkvist, renowned in the digital arts community for her gorgeous portrayal of characters. In this tutorial, Linda shows us step by step how she paints realistic eyes. About Linda Bergkvist Linda Bergkvist is a renowned digital artist who currently lives in Sweden. 12 best places to get free images for your site Adding a few high quality photos is a great way to improve a website, article or presentation - but be careful. A search engine like Google Images will quickly locate just about any shot you could ever want, but using them will almost certainly violate someone's copyright. What's more, search tools like TinEye mean there's a very real chance that the original photographer will find out what you've done. Which could be embarrassing, and maybe expensive, too. Fortunately there's a simple and safe alternative. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Liked this? Sign up for TechRadar's free Weird Week in Tech newsletterGet the oddest tech stories of the week, plus the most popular news and reviews delivered straight to your inbox.

30 Creative Illustrator Logo Design Tecniques and Tutorials Your logo or brand has got to be much more than just a corporate badge or a simple recognizable, memorable mark. It needs to reflect who you are, what your business is and even how you work. The logo designer’s creativity and imagination are the integral parts in the logo design process, the client can describe what they want, and the designer has to visualize it. Create a Black and White Logo BzZz, Create a Fly Logo Design NiteLife Logo Step by Step Walkthrough Creating the Brand Identity for a Sports Team Design a Logotype from Conception to Completion 3D Logo Design a Grungy Circular Logo Cartoon Style Cereal Box Logo Grunge Style Pharmacy's Logo Ornate Lettering Logo Creating a Crazy Cool Logo Print-Ready Beer Label Designing a Pharmacy Logo Corporate Logo Design Process Professional Advertisment Banner Tutorial Swan Logo Tutorial Logo Walkthrough for Vivid Ways Rockstar Brand, Logo & Styleguide in Illustrator Goplan 2.0 Logo Creation Process Make a Logo Flow in Illustrator Create a Retro Logo

40 Creative and Versatile Adobe Illustrator Tutorials From 2012 Adobe Illustrator is the designer’s best friend (and together with Photoshop, they’re like Starsky & Hutch). Illustrator offers unlimited opportunities, but you need to know how to use them. That’s where neat tutorials come handy. Tutorials are not going to make you a better or more talented designer, yet the techniques and tricks they cover will come to assist you for a long time. For this roundup, we’ve prepared 40 fresh (2012 only), creative and comprehensive Adobe Illustrator tutorials. Learn Illustrator CS6 As you may know, Creative Suite was released recently but what does it mean for Illustrator grinders? 1. This tutorial is going to show you how to create a Day of the Dead inspired portrait with Adobe Illustrator CS5. 2. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic lifebuoy graphic. 3. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed scanner illustration. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

WebTreats ETC 10 Really High Quality Free Fonts - Lyften.com If you are looking for new interesting fonts, here is a collection of ten beautiful, free and must have fonts for the web and print. This collection includes Fertigo Pro Typeface, Megalopolis Extra Typeface, Nadia Serif Typeface, Fontin Sans Typeface, Museo Typeface, OFTEN Typeface, Medio Typeface, Mentone Typeface, Existence Light, and Chunk Typeface. 1. Fertigo Pro Typeface (download) Jos Buivenga's exljbris Font Foundry has a large collection of beautiful free fonts, check them out. 2. Megalopolis Extra Typeface is the revamped version of the 2004 one. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Creating a crazy cool logo I’m a huge fan of typography and logo design, even though I havent worked on too many logo design projects I had the opportunity to express my love on a few, but at the same time, very pleasant ID projects. One of them was in 2005 for a company called Zagora. When they hired us to create their ID design they said that they wanted something very unique and modern. Besides of that we spent like 4 hours talking about ideas and concepts in order to know exactly what we would have to do. In this post I will show you how we created the logo. This logo is pretty much a bunch of circles, I used a circle for the module and deleted some segments in order to create the characters. Step 1 In Illustrator, using the Ellipse Tool (U) create a circle. Step 2 Select the Circle and hit the Enter Key (return) the Move dialog box will open. First we will create the horizontal one, so just add the width of the circle in the horizontal field and click on the copy button. Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9

50 Brilliant Photo Manipulation Tutorials to Understand Photoshop Like a Pro Email When it comes to photo editing, the first thing that comes to my mind is Photoshop. Photoshop is the second name of creativity. Today, I’ve collected 50 great photo manipulation tutorials, which will teach you many new features. Here, you’ll find tutorials on how to combine photos and brushes, apply textures, create light-leaks and other high-tech elements, mix the components on a suitable background and learn blending, lighting, image adjustment techniques and much more. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. If some tricks and techniques you found here are useful, please help spread them to the world. Share your thoughts, ideas or questions in the comments section below.

Fuentes 40 Tutorials for Outstanding Text Effects in Illustrator Fuzzy, sketchy, bubbly, viscous, sleek, shiny, retro, futuristic: you can do it all in Adobe Illustrator. In this showcase, we have collected 40 tutorials that show you how to create awesome typographic effects in Illustrator, step by step. Some of these tutorials require the use of Photoshop for finer details. With these tutorials, you’ll learn how to create these typographic masterpieces and develop the skills to apply them to your own personal creations. If you know of any other great tutorials for text effects in Illustrator, please share them with us in the comments at the end of the article. Create a Variety of 3-D Lettering Effects for Poster Design In this tutorial, the artist showcases three approaches to creating simple 3-D lettering effects for posters. Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering In this tutorial, the artist showcases three approaches, this time resulting in three different script styles. Compiled exclusively for WDD by Prakash Ghodke

Photoshop techniques explained: Exposure | Photography Modern camera exposure and dynamic range optimisation systems are extremely sophisticated, but the majority of images still benefit from a tweak to the exposure or contrast. Even when a camera does manage to produce an image that's near perfect, you may decide to reduce the exposure to ensure that there's detail in the brightest highlights, or to increase it to bring out shadow detail. Many landscape photographers, for example, routinely underexpose the foreground of their images to make sure that the white clouds have some tonal detail. Exposure control Given that exposure control is such a fundamental part of photography, it's no surprise that Photoshop offers an extensive array of ways to adjust it. Brightness/Contrast Levels Curves Exposure Shadows/Highlights HDR Toning These can all be used, with Levels and Curves often being the choice of experienced photographers. So, what's a Histogram? The 'average' image The 'over-exposed' image The 'under-exposed' image Graduated filter in ACR

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