Create the "My Paper Mind" Effect Twice a month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from back in the archives of Aetuts+. Today we’ll look at this tutorial posted back in Aug 2009. This tutorial will teach you how to recreate the “ My Paper Mind ” effect done by Javan Ivey , but with the environment in mind, Nicolas has come up with a way to save some paper (as well as about 3 days worth of paper cuts!) It is all done in After Effects without any third party plug-ins.
Twice a month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from back in the archives of Aetuts+. Today we’ll look at an amazing post from Satya Meka . This was Satya’s first tutorial for Aetuts+ published in March 2009 and he’ll show how to generate an incredible result from a plug-in you would have never guessed. Let’s take a look… Once in a while a new (or in this case very rarely used) technique appears on the scene and suddenly you start seeing it everywhere. Create an Ethereal Morphing Letter Canvas
This tutorial is inspired by Sheppard Fairey’s famous political poster series for the Obama campaign in the US. We’ll be showing you how to create this style of design. We’ll start with basic image editing techniques in Photoshop to get our guide layers setup, and then we’ll jump into Illustrator. You don’t need any fancy equipment to do this.
Last week I decided to spend some time playing with Illustrator and trying to come up with a cool black and white artwork. My inspiration came from some skateboard deck designs which have this sort of 3D effect without using gradients or anything, and not exactly a woodcut effect either. After a few hours I was able to come up with a really nice design, but the most important thing, the whole process was an excellent way to improve my Illustrator techniques. So in this tutorial or walking through process I will show you how I created my design, but first check out my very first sketch. Playing with Vectors in Illustrator
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Use Photo Manipulation and 3D Layers to Design a Surreal Cover Art Illustration My clients often ask me to create impossible scenarios, weird landscapes and surreal images for their projects; images that wouldn’t be possible in real life. It’s situations like these where photo manipulation becomes a powerful design tool. In today’s tutorial I will show you how to design a CD cover using several photo manipulation techniques, how to keep critical text layers editable for any future change and how to render a quick mockup using the Vanishing Point filter. Let’s get it started! Tutorial Assets
In this tutorial, we will go through the steps to create a retro 1960s psychedelic concert poster. This tutorial relies heavily on the use of the Warp Tool, but includes a few other techniques as well. Let’s get started. Step 1
Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment – Part I This entry is part 16 of 19 in the Mastering Text Effects Session - Show All « Previous Next » Whether or not you’re a Steampunk fan, this two part tutorial is sure to test your knowledge on Illustrator, Cinema 4D and Photoshop. In the first half, we’re going to customize a Blackletter font and create 3D text with vector shapes. There’s lots to do, so let’s start with the first part of this two-part series! Introduction In this type treatment, I sought to bring together a Blackletter font with the alluring Steampunk Style.
This entry is part 17 of 19 in the Mastering Text Effects Session - Show All « Previous Next » We’re back with the second half of our Steampunk style type experiment! In this Part II, we’ll generate realistic textures and create a fitting scene for our text. Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment – Part II
Recreate The Matrix Chopper Scene In this 3ds Max/AE combo tutorial, you will learn how to make a stream of raining bullets using PF source in 3DS Max and then combine all the elements together in AE to give a stunning “ Matrix-like ” effect. Preview Want access to the full AE project files and assets for every tutorial on Aetuts+, including this one? Join Ae Premium for just $19/month. You can view the final effect preview video below. Tutorial
Simulate An Advanced Muzzle Flash
In this gory QuickTip , Ben shows us how to create a realistic 3D pool of blood that expands on the ground, and can be modified instantly to create any shape desired without messing up the animation. Requirements Nothing And that should feel good! Overview Core Training Value: More then just animating a mask, you’ll learn what plug-ins and techniques you can use to make the edge of the pool of blood look realistic Difficulty: Beginner QuickTip QuickTip – How To Create A Realistic Pool Of Blood
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Ignite A Sizzlin' Hot Fire Burst Download Source Files Thanks for supporting the site, feel free to download the ZIP file for this tutorial. Source files for this tutorial are available to Premium members. Get a Premium Membership Final Product What You'll Be Creating This entry is part 14 of 20 in the Keying and Rotoscoping Session - Show All « Previous Next »
Create a Futuristic Floating Hologram Effect
"Animating" with CSS used to be limited to hovering effects. With :hover and :focus pseudo classes we've been able to change color , size , background-color , position , and many other CSS properties based on user action. The :hover trick provides only two states - hovered and non-hovered - with only two keyframes: start and end, and no tweening between these states, creating a harsh and sudden transition. A masterclass in CSS animations
CSS 3 qué ¿hay de nuevo? La especificaciónde CSS3 viene con interesantes novedades que permitirán hacer webs más elaboradas y más dinámicas, con mayor separación entre estilos y contenidos. Dará soporte a muchas necesidades de las webs actuales, sin tener que recurrir a trucos de diseñadores o lenguajes de programación. 1.- Introducción a CSS 3 CSS 3 trae grandes novedades para el diseño de webs y algunos navegadores comienzan a implementar CSS 3. Manual de CSS 3
Coloring and Line Work in Illustrator CS5 Do a search on “coloring comics,” and you get dozens of Photoshop tutorials. They all seem to involve building up areas of color with transparent brushes. Now you can achieve that same effect with Illustrator CS5, using the Bristle Brush. Unlike Photoshop, however, Illustrator gives you the flexibility to edit individual paths. Since Illustrator’s brush strokes are vector, you can change the shape, width, color and blending mode to achieve exactly the look you want.
Skin shading is a large part of creating portrait and people art. In today’s article I’m going to show you different styles of skin shading and give you some helpful tips on creating flawless skin in your vector work! Skin shading may seem like a minor part of illustrating people and portraits, but looks can be very deceiving. Since getting into vector portraits and vectoring people, I’ve noticed how when the compliments come in they always talk about how wonderful the hair is, the eyes are, the lips are… everything apart from the largest organ of the body, which is visible to all – the skin. Whenever I create a portrait, the skin shading takes up the majority of my time; however, when writing it in a tutorial it will take up only a small chunk of the steps… it’s very deceiving! The Art of Skin Shading
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