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Painting a Cartoon Artwork in a Simple Way. THREADLESS TEETORIALS: HALFTONE TEXTURE IN... Teetorials are tips and tricks for adding those special touches to your designs.


They’re brought to you by our very own Threadless staff designers, Alex, Jillian, Speedy Joe, & designers from the Threadless community. This Teetorial comes courtesy of our pal and fellow graphic designer Phil Tseng. Before you start, find a good grunge/distress texture image big enough to cover your design. Once you have your image, convert it into black & white in Photoshop or Photoshop-like program.

You will also want to adjust the Brightness/Contrast of the image—you don’t want too much gray in your image or else it’ll end up being a big halftone mess in the end. Once you have your texture image ready, switch over to Illustrator and create a new layer above all the other layers. Paste your texture image into this new layer. To convert the image into halftones… with the image selected go to Effect > Pixelate > Color Halftone… In the Color Halftone dialogue box, set all the channels to 45 degrees.

FUTURA' Cinema 4D tutorials: 45 projects to up your 3D skills. Since its release, Cinema 4D has become the foremost 3D modelling, animation and rendering application.

Cinema 4D tutorials: 45 projects to up your 3D skills

Developed by Maxon, Cinema 4D is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modelling, animating, lighting, texturing, rendering, and common features found in 3D modelling applications. These Cinema 4D tutorials will help you to master the basics, and put you well on your way to becoming an expert. Nail the basics Introduction to Cinema 4D The brilliant team at Greyscalegorilla have made over 200 hundred tutorials in the last four years, some of which are intro videos that go over the basics of Cinema 4D.

Introduction to modelling in Cinema 4D In this video tutorial from Digital Tutors, you will learn the tools and techniques that will allow you to begin modelling in Cinema 4D. Get to grips with the symmetry object In this Prosential tip, guest host Michael Szabo from Big Mike Design demonstrates the Cinema 4D Symmetry Object. Capture and set up camera calibration. 80 top-quality typography tutorials. Whether you're a creative director, illustrator or web developer – whatever your discipline, typography is an essential part of design.

80 top-quality typography tutorials

There are hundreds of paid-for and free fonts available these days, but when it comes to the art of type, you can never stop learning about it or improving your typography skills. To help you out, we've gathered together the most amazing typography tutorials from around the web, which are bound to help you raise your type skills to the next level. In this post, you'll find typography tutorials in the following areas: The basics and advanced typography skills (1-11)Web typography skills (12-16)Typography in Illustrator (17-23)Adding colour to your type (24-28)Learn type through games (29-31)3D text effects (32-38)Fire up your type (39-41)Snow and ice effects (42-44)Make your type metallic (45-49)Eye-catching type effects (50-58)Design your own type (59-65)Make a typography poster (66-68)Illustrative typography (69-82) Let's get started!

The basics 01. 02. Create a Tasty 3D Typographic Illustration in Photoshop. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then we’ve got a mouth-watering treat for you.

Create a Tasty 3D Typographic Illustration in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will show you how Photoshop CS6 Extended’s new 3D tools can be utilized to create a typographic illustration. We will also use plenty of free stock images and make full use of Photoshop’s non-destructive features, such as Adjustment Layers and Masks. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets You’ll find some files in the "source" folder. Step 1 Create a new canvas 14.85cm wide x 10.5cm high with the Resolution at 300dpi. Step 2 Grab the Type Tool (T) and add the first character at 160pt in this font, then click the color chip in the Character tab and recolor it to # 5d1e0f. Step 3 Choose 3D > New Extrusion from Selected Layer.

Step 4 If you ever used CS5′s 3D Repousse Tool, you’ll know how far it was from being user-friendly. Step 5 You’ll see the Properties panel on the right. Step 6 Duplicate your first 3D text layer. Step 7 Now use the 3D Tools to rotate/move each character. How to Make Any Font a Handmade Font. Design and technology are getting more and more refined, allowing graphic designers to streamline and speed up their process.

How to Make Any Font a Handmade Font

However, people are still enamored with handmade art, lettering and illustration. I have deep respect for those fantastic artists who can create beautiful works with a pen, pencil, brush, or piece of chalk. To me, handmade art is both appealing and inspiring. As a result of our fascination with handmade art and lettering, there are many fonts on the market that come ready-made with a handmade look that can provide a fun, easy, and attractive way to "hand-letter" our designs.