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How To Create Digital Particle Waves in Adobe Illustrator The blend tool in Adobe Illustrator is often used to create abstract wave graphics, but I’ve been experimenting with some additional adjustments and discovered some handy tricks to create sci-fi inspired digital particle waves. This kind of imagery perfectly complements hi-tech interface designs with colourful data visualisation effects, or it could be used to create abstract art in its own right. We’ll create the initial effect in Adobe Illustrator, where I’ll show you a few options for randomising the result, then switch over to Adobe Photoshop for some extra colour enhancements to really boost the vibrancy. How To Create an Editable Retro Text Style in Illustrator Many of the text effect tutorials I produce for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop tend to require the text to be permanently set, which means if the wording needs changing, the effect would have to be created all over again from scratch.

How To Create an Abstract Geometric Poster Design Some of the coolest designs can be created with the simplest of tools. In this tutorial we’ll create a cool abstract poster design using nothing more than a hexagon. With careful composition, an enticing colour scheme and a series of textures you can easily create a great looking design that would work perfectly as a poster, or even artwork for a book or album cover. The design we’ll be creating is made up of a series of repeating hexagon shapes. View the final abstract geometric poster design We’ll use a mix of Illustrator and Photoshop to create the artwork. Select the new offset shape and clear out the fill and stroke. Press CMD+Y to turn on Outline mode, then hit CMD+U to turn on Smart Guides. Hit CMD+D numerous times to repeat the transformation until you have a long line of hexagon shapes. Draw a selection around the line of shapes and scale them down to fit onto the artboard. Repeatedly press CMD+D to repeat this transformation. Press CMD+Y to turn off Outline mode.

25 Tutorials for Using Illustrator and Photoshop Together for Outstanding Results Photoshop and Illustrator are two of the most indispensable tools for web and graphic designers. For those of us who are always looking to learn more and improve skills, there are plenty of great tutorials out there for each of these programs. Most designers feel a bit more comfortable in one over the other as a result of more experience or better understanding. However, sometimes the two can be used together in a way that emphasizes the strengths of each program. In this post we’ll feature 25 of the best tutorials that utilize both Illustrator and Photoshop to create amazing results. Looking for hosting? How to Create Wallpapers Using Photoshop - 35 Best Tutorials  Home » Photoshop » How to Create Wallpapers Using Photoshop – 35 Best Tutorials As designer I worked as graphic and web designer and nowadays working as UX designer, this is what I would like to share to my readers and visitors because we should work as all-rounder in this creative and perspective profession, in this roundup we are trying to convey something more interesting which belong to large size of canvas using colors, effects, mixed media images, collage of inspiring illustrations and as you like to present appealing on occasions and festivals, yes you right we have best collection of wallpaper design tutorials using Photoshop. Creating an Abstract Watercolor Wallpaper Create Broken Apple Wallpaper in Photoshop [Tutorial] Create an Intensely Grungy Wallpaper Make smurf wallpaper with photoshop montage Impressive Photo’s Background Design an Extreme Grunge Wallpaper Decorating Your Photo’s Background Paintball Club Wallpaper How to create Abstract Wormhole Background in Photoshop CS5

Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography? I have a confession to make. There was a time, many years ago, where I thought that typography was fashion by another name. I didn't really appreciate how different typefaces function, and how the discipline evolved over time, under pressure from aesthetics and technology. And it makes me particularly red-faced to remember that I once flaunted that ignorance, going so far as to tell a noted creative director that bit about type as fashion. Created by someone who only calls themselves Noodlor, it does a pretty superb job laying out the basics of typography, such as the common types of faces, ranging from regular to condensed, and the anatomy of letterforms. From there, we get into more subtle territory: The basic principles of layout, which begins with the basics of direction, contrast, and rhythm: "Don't try to be original, just try to be good" — Spoken, originally, by a master of typographic clarity, Paul Rand. lin White Digital Art: Black and White with a Splash of Colour Now for some simple photo manipulation. In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to convert your photos to black and white and add coloured elements. 1. Open the photo you want to work on in Photoshop.2. Press ctrl+j (cmd+j on a mac) to duplicate your photo on to a second layer. 3. 4. 5. 10 Shirts and Shorts A style once reserved for cubicle jockeys and gas station attendants, the short sleeve button-down has picked up speed in the menswear market in recent years. And shorts? Well, they've always been popular. To celebrate the recent uptick in temperature most of the Northern Hemisphere is finally experiencing, we've pulled together a selection of short sleeve shirts and shorts from 10 brands we've been eyeing this season. Brooklyn Tailors Spring 2013 marks the first season Brooklyn Tailors has introduced short sleeve button-downs to their collection of finely constructed men's clothing. Kaptain Sunshine Another Japanese brand that does Americana better than most American brands, Kaptain Sunshine references vintage garments to make sure every detail is accurate. Beams+ A collection firmly rooted in classic Americana from one of Japan's most acclaimed menswear shops, Beams+ can't be argued against. Engineered Garments Norse Projects Unis Brixton Maiden Noir M.Nii Folk

20 High Quality Free Fonts Every Design Should Own As a designer if you think of the term “Free Fonts” you’ll probably imagine all kinds of garish decorative fonts worthy for use in nothing more than Microsoft Word, but there’s actually a range of high quality fonts by professional designers available free on the web. This post pulls together a mix of font styles that will suit a variety of projects, including serif, sans-serif, slab-serif and a couple of script fonts. Not only are they all free to download, but they can all be used commercially too. Playing with Displace Filter in Photoshop I have been playing a lot with the Displace filter in Photoshop and I still get impressed with how powerful it is. Even though I have written some tutorials using it, I decided to try to recreate a different effect that I saw in one of the images submitted for the Daily Inspiration. It was a brick wall deformed like it was made of cloth. So in this tutorial, or a quick-tips I will show you how to create a curtain made of bricks or how to deform a brick wall as it was a curtain. To do that we wil use a few stock photos, layer adjustments and the Displace filter in Photoshop CS5. Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document. Step 2 Let's import another image, now of a girl opening the curtains. Step 3 With the Lasso Tool (L) or the Pen Tool (P) select the empty white. Step 5 Now select the hands/arms of the girl and the curtains. Step 6 Move the brick wall layer so it will be in front of the girl layer. Step 7 Go to Layer>Layer Mask>Hide Selection. Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11 Step 12 Step 13

Photoshop Tutorial #2 - How I use Photoshop (Simple Guidelines) - DethHolly - Blog I like to lighten black, and take away a touch of cyan and yellow because it gives it a charcoal look. I darken the neutrals to better blend in with the lighter black, and +100 black the white. I like it dark. Another filter I use often is Gradient Map. My favorite one to use is the one I have high lighted. I have the settings on my layer toolbar like this. (Gradient Map is the best way to add a touch of green, red or blue to the whole image, while Selective Color only does it for a certain color. I changed the gradient map filter drop down to hard light instead of soft light and lowered the opacity to 55, then gave it a bright green map. I like the outcome except for one thing. Make a new layer (OVER the filters) on your layer toolbar. And click on your foreground color (or background) on your toolbar. Change the color to #990000(red) Then grab your brush tool (8 buttons down on your toolbar.) (Or press "B") (I set mine to 10pxls, but you can set it to whatever you are comfortable with.)