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50 Portrait Retouching Tutorials To Upgrade Your Skills. Email Is it something that often happens to you?

50 Portrait Retouching Tutorials To Upgrade Your Skills

You just sit and keep on looking through your photos on the computer screen trying to take a closer look at your full-size pictures. And then it occurs to you that they didn’t really suck that much during the actual shoot? Of course, what you see during the shoot with your eyes and what you get after the photo session is not the same thing. But do not let your despair take possession of you! Photoshop is capable of making slightly imperfect photo into an awesome shot. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. How to Illustrate a Conical Gradient Using the Mesh Tormentor Plug-In - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial.

In this Quick Tip you'll learn how to create a conical gradient using Mesh Tormentor plug-in.

How to Illustrate a Conical Gradient Using the Mesh Tormentor Plug-In - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial

Let’s get started! In order to complete this tutorial you should go to the personal site of Iaroslav Lazunov, and download the free Mesh Tormentor plug-in by clicking the corresponding button ("Download") here After that unzip the received archive, close Adobe Illustrator, and copy YemZMeshTormentorEng.aip file into the folder "Extensions" on your local installation disk. (For example, it is the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5\Plug-ins\Extensions folder on my computer.) Open Adobe Illustrator again. Take the Ellipse Tool (L) and create a circle. Then take the Rectangle Tool (M) and create an elongated rectangle. Turn Any Object Into a Transparency Mask. By: David Blatner | January 22, 2008 A mask covers your face so you can’t see it, right?

Turn Any Object Into a Transparency Mask

And masking tape covers something so that when you paint over it, the thing under the tape (usually a wall or a window) doesn’t get painted. Digital masking tape is the same: It covers or masks something so you don’t see it. Last year I pointed out Pariah Burke’s trick for masking things with text. 3d Mapping in Illustrator (Creative Tips and Tricks) Mapping 3d objects is quite simple inside Adobe Illustrator but generally, many people use this feature in a very simple and ordinary way.

3d Mapping in Illustrator (Creative Tips and Tricks)

There are many things they overlook while mapping the object. This tutorial will teach you how to map 3d objects inside Illustrator in a very creative way and by using this technique you can create some very cool and nice looking 3d objects. Step1 Select the Rectangle tool(M) and create a rectangle as shown in the image. Step2 Now, create few copies of the rectangle by pressing ALT + down arrow and rotate them a bit. Easy X-Ray Typography in Photoshop. A few years ago I saw an image of Homer Simpsons head in x-ray.

Easy X-Ray Typography in Photoshop

I really like that effect and always wanted to try something like that in Photoshop. I didn't know exactly what to do but then I checked online and saw that some people did text effects with the x-ray type of image. That was indeed a nice idea to try. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple x-ray effect of a letter, in this case the Abduzeedo logo A. The whole process is quite simple but it will require a couple of hours to pull it off. Step 1. It's Guy Fawkes Night! Create a Bonfire With Blends in Adobe Illustrator. Remember, remember the fifth of November - gunpowder, treason and plot!

It's Guy Fawkes Night! Create a Bonfire With Blends in Adobe Illustrator

It's Guy Fawkes Night in the UK, which is also known as Bonfire Night. It's the anniversary of the day Guy Fawkes was caught trying to blow up the House of Lords using gunpowder. It's observed by lighting bonfires, traditionally with a stuffed "Guy" on top, as well as several firework displays (to signify the gunpowder element of the plot). 30 Photoshop secrets to improve your skills. Photoshop is an amazing bit of software that many designers use on a daily basis.

30 Photoshop secrets to improve your skills

It's such a flexible bit of kit that you could spend a week learning new features, and still have only scratched the surface of what's possible. Once you've overcome the beginners' learning curve, however, there are some real gems hidden inside Photoshop that can help you speed up your work and get more out for less effort. Here we've rounded up 30 of the best Photoshop secrets to help sharpen your skills and improve your productivity. See all our Photoshop articles here 01. Use gradient opacity masks in Illustrator. Illustrator has a whole host of useful features that are tucked away and can sometimes be missed.

Use gradient opacity masks in Illustrator

One of the most useful is the ability to create opacity masks, which can be used in many different ways. Creating Seamless Textures and Seamless Backgrounds in Illustrator - Vectips. I think you’ll all agree that Illustrator is just plain awesome, and with the continual improvements we see with each new version, it keeps getting better and better.

Creating Seamless Textures and Seamless Backgrounds in Illustrator - Vectips

Previously, I created seamless textures for typography and seamless backgrounds for my web and illustration projects with Photoshop. But we’ve seen large improvements with the Appearance panel in more recent versions of Illustrator, so now I create these textures and backgrounds solely in Illustrator–it’s actually super easy! Create retro sunbursts in Adobe Illustrator. In today’s tutorial, we will find out how to create retro sunbursts by using Transform effect and stroked paths.

Create retro sunbursts in Adobe Illustrator

The techniques described here allow you to edit previously-created sunbursts that can result in an infinite number of variations. Have fun learning our new vector tutorial! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CCDifficulty: BeginnerTopics Covered: Stroke panel, Transform live effectsEstimated Completion Time: 10 minutes. Tips for Guilloche Pattern Vectors in Under an Hour! - Vectips. Today we will talk about the technique of creating guilloche pattern vectors using the Envelope Distort, Blend Tool and Pattern Brush. Guilloche pattern vectors are commonly used to protect the securities and banknotes from counterfeiting. Usually, to generate a guilloche pattern vector, designers use special expensive software. You might not have known that Adobe Illustrator helps to create guilloche pattern vectors, using only native features. Let’s see how it’s done! Tutorial Details: Guilloche Pattern Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS2 – CC2014Difficulty: BeginnerTopics Covered: Envelope Distort, Blend Tool and Pattern BrushEstimated Completion Time: 20 minutes.

How to Create Vector Polygonal Background Quickly Using Adobe Illustrator and Web Based Tool – Triangulator. Final Image Preview Polygonal Art Style became very popular over last year. It is often used in printing, designing T-shit, cell-phone backgrounds and websites. How to Create a Polygonal Vector Mosaic in Illustrator. Final Image Preview You can download the source vector file for this tutorial. Tutorials. Layer Blend Modes. When it comes to learning Photoshop, believe it or not, there's really only a handful of things you absolutely, positively need to know. Sure, Photoshop is a massive program that only seems to get bigger and bigger with each new version. But do you really need the latest and greatest version of Photoshop with all its bells and whistles in order to complete most of your day-to-day photo editing tasks? Adobe would like you to think, "Yes, absolutely!!

", but chances are, more often than not, the answer is no. Photoshop Blending modes. Tutorial Collections. Illustrator. 70 AI CS5 Tutorials. Once or twice a week I like to come up with articles that really expose my viewers to the various types of tutorials that they need to get their latest designs off the ground. I have rounded up an amazing collection of high quality Illustrator CS5 tutorials that you will definitely benefit from. Shape Design in Illustrator. Photoshop. 30 Abstract PSD Tutorials. Jun 11 2010 By Janos Racz. Photoshop Tutorials: Various. PSD Tutorials from Psdtuts+ 35 Lighting Effect Tutorials PSD. 32 Gradient Tutorials PSD and AI. In my opinion gradient effects are very hard to master, all the beautiful vector icons, illustrations are made on basis of good gradient usage.

Single Tutorials. Photoshop. How to Smooth Skin in Photoshop. There are several ways to smooth skin in Photoshop. All to often, however, skin can appear too smooth, fake, and synthetic. Today I will demonstrate a straightforward technique to help you smooth skin fairly quickly while preserving the texture of the pores. Sparkly Rays Tutorial. Photoshop: Layer Mask from Grayscale Image. Digitip 025 – Adobe Photoshop CS (revision 1.1) During a Saturday training session, one of the trainees asked a question about creating a layer mask based on an existing greyscale image. A solution was found, that seemed too much like a work around. The following tip uses a copy-’n-paste approach. The images Start by opening both images. Illustrator. AI Plasma Tutorial. 6. June 2011, 06:17. Live Mirror Drawing in AI.

Some of the graphic and 3D editors have a Live Mirror Drawing feature, which allows you to draw simultaneously on both sides of one or more axes of symmetry. Ufortunately, Adobe Illustrator does not have this feature although it is a very powerful and multi-feature application. We can, however, implement Live Mirror Drawing in Illustrator by using only its basic features. Editing a pattern in AI. Vectips. 50 Lessons in Graphic Design Theory.