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..
Create This Dazzling 3D Text Effect in Photoshop In this tutorial, you will learn how to create 3D text in Illustrator then transfer it to Photoshop to apply the effects. You’ll learn how to apply styles to regular 3D text to create a stunning design. Preview of Final Result Dazzling 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial When ever you create any effects, use the action palette to store the functions because if you need the same effect again it will be easier for you to get the same result. Step 1 – Create a New Document Open Photoshop. Step 2 – Creation of 3D Text We are going to start creating 3D text with the help of Illustrator. Step 3 – Coloring the Text Change the color of the text. Step 4 – Adding 3D Effect to the Text You need to create 3D solid text. Set the dialog similarly as on the picture below. Step 5 – Placing the Background Color Once you´re done with the 3D text move back to Photoshop and change the background color to blue (#000b12). Step 6 – Placing 3D Text in Photoshop In this step you’re going to place the 3D text in Photoshop.
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. I will skip the drawing parts, yes there were tons of drawings before going to the computer, because when they stole my computer and backups in 2006 they took all my photos of the drawings. 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 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Change the stroke colors. Step 7 Step 8
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Nice 3D Text Effect In Photoshop CS5 This tutorial will explain some basic 3D concepts in the Photoshop CS5 Extended environment, in order to create a nice 3D text. It aims to provide a step-by-step guide to creating a 3D scene, and presents some tips and techniques for using Repoussé, applying materials, combining 3D layers, dealing with the object, mesh and camera tools, shadows and reflections, and some rendering basics as well. Then, it will explain how to adjust the output to get the final result. The Final Result Tutorial Details Software Used : PhotoshopVersion : CS5 ExtendedTime : 2:00 – 3:30 Resources Bash — Space Brush Set_3 by ~B-a-s-h. Enabling OpenGL The Repoussé will not work unless OpenGL is enabled. Also, go to Edit > Preferences > 3D, and make sure OpenGL (under Interactive Rendering) is enabled. Step 1 Create a new 1024 x 768 px document. Once you’ve created the first letter, duplicate it and make the original layer invisible (remove the eye next to it), then change the duplicated letter. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 /strong
How To Create 3D Ball in Photoshop In this tutorial we’re going to learn how to create a 3D ball with photoshop in 8 steps. We also included a PSD file as source files. We’ll use of a few fundamental tools in Photoshop such as circle tool, brush tool, and layer styles — combining them with easy and creative techniques to come up with a graphic that you can adapt into icons, infographics, and other design projects. Final Image Preview Once you have finished the tutorial, you should have something like this. Lets get started! Step 0 We start with creating a new file. I use the color #363636, you are free to choose the background color, but my advice is better if you wear a darker color than the color of the object that we will create And the result will be like the image below. Step 1 Create a circle with using ellipse tool, in order to produce a perfect circle, press the shift key when making a circle. Step 2 Now we are going to apply some Layer Styles. You should end up with this Step 3 And you should end up with this Step 4 Step 5
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?
Create a Harry Potter Style Text Effect in Photoshop Just watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was an awesome movie and I was inspired to create the typical Harry Potter text effect. This tutorial will show how to use bevel effect and lens blur to create a depth to your artwork. Preview of Final Image Create an A4 size document with 300dpi resolution. Right-click on the text layer and choose Blending Options. Click on Gradient Overlay and enter the settings as shown below. Download any texture from the Krakograff package. Set the texture layer back to 100% Opacity. Create a new layer above the texture layer and rename it as Glowing Edge. After you are done with all the bevel edges, right-click on the layer and choose Blending Options. Right-click on the text layer and choose Blending Options. Create a new layer below the text layer and rename it as Light Burst. Change the Blend Mode of this layer to Dissolve. Go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur. Create a new layer above the texture layer. Go to Filter > Blur > Lens Blur.
25+ Designs of Movie Posters - Photoshop Tutorials Every movie lover always attract from movie poster and most of the media houses create an objective movie poster with maximum possibilities to catch viewers interest as movie lover I am always find their story and poster where I can idea about movie ingredients and one amazing resource is IMDB to get complete details with all history of any upcoming or ongoing blockbuster movie. Let’s turn into topic which we have as “25+ Designs of Movie Posters – Photoshop Tutorials” this is an creative dose for web and graphic designers to make a movie poster to represent packed action though metaphor impressions. Al movie posters show a masala of movie and their cast which is also provoke viewers interest toward further movie story and movie poster design tutorials will help an special community which become graphic designers with maximum design inspirations, why not we try to scroll down to find modern techniques of Adobe Photoshop and their latest techniques. X-MEN movie poster View Tutorial
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
Create a Cool Liquid Text Effect with Feather Brush Decoration in Photoshop In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Cool Liquid Text Effect with Feather Brush Decoration in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorials and some steps can be a bit tricky, but why not have a try! We will be heavily using the liquid filter (which in my opinion is one of the most versatile tools in Photoshop) in this tutorial. I won’t be going through each command of the liquify filter (there will be a basic tutorial here on PSD Vault very soon about this topic), however, I want you to have a go at it regardless and see how far you can go. We will also be making a feather-like brush and create some ink effect, so there is a lot to learn in this tut :) Have a try! Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge) PSD File Download You can download the PSD File for this tutorial via the VIP Members Area for only $4.95/Month (or less)! Ok Let’s get started! To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stock: Font Step 1
Ghosting An Image With Photoshop Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photoshop effects tutorial, we’re going to look at a way to give a photo a more “ghostly” appearance. I’m a fan of horror films, but I admit I’m a bit shallow in that I usually just watch them for the special effects. Of course, as with most photo effects, it helps if you start with the right type of image. Using Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud)? Here’s the photo I’ll be starting with: The original image. And here’s the “ghosting” effect we’re after: The final effect. Let’s get started! Step 1: Copy The Background Layer As always, we never want to work directly on our Background layer, since it contains our original pixel information, so the first thing I’m going to do is copy it. Photoshop’s New Layer dialog box. This gives me a copy of my Background layer in the Layers palette, which Photoshop has named “desaturated”: Photoshop’s Layers palette now showing my Background layer and the copy above it. Step 2: Desaturate The Background Copy Layer