Create a Photo-Realistic Orange from Scratch

In this tutorial I want to share with you how to paint and texture an Orange. This is the basic procedure for achieving a photo-realistic effect

How To Draw a Vintage Polaroid Camera Icon

In this tutorial, we will create a Polaroid camera icon. We will use lots of layer styles and draw manually with the brush tool to achieve a realistic appearance. Let’s get started!

Detecting Key Combos, the Easy Way

Have you ever been amazed at the variety of attacks in fighting games like Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Bros, Soul Calibur and others? Now you can learn how to create an engine to detect key combinations and build your own fighting game as well!

Mockup Blister Packaging in Photoshop

Designers and clients often have different ideas about how a finished product should be presented. Designers want to show the finished artwork, clients want to know exactly how their design will look on the shelves. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to create a mockup for some blister packaging so that you can present

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Create a Self-Portrait Caricature Illustration in Photoshop

Revamping scrapped artwork is a great way to improve the skills of any artist. It is a great measure of your improvement and changes in style over time. Back in 2007, I had a caricature drawn of me at an event, which I later used to practice vector styles in Photoshop. Fast forward some years,

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Adjust the Color Properties of an Image Using ActionScript 3

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to use AS3 to create an RIA that can modify the color properties of an image, such as Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation. Read on!

Build a Minesweeper Game Within 200 Lines of Code

In this tutorial we will learn how to plan and code a minesweeper game using AS3 and Flash. Can we make it in just 200 lines?! Let’s see…

Create a Sparkly Female Portrait in Illustrator

In this step-by-step tutorial you will learn how to create a sparkly female portrait through playing with transparency and overlapping vector shapes. In this tutorial you’ll also learn to experiment with colors and just letting go of your creativity. Let’s get started!

How to Create a Starfish in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will study several time-consuming yet important techniques. They are presented clearly and simply. You’ll learn how to use blends, gradient meshes, patterns, and controlled lighting to create a textured starfish

Create an Adorable Puppy with Negative Space and the Paintbrush Tool

Today I’m going to show you how to create a quick illustration of a puppy using negative space and the ever so versatile Paintbrush Tool (B). I recently became the proud parent of a Blenheim colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy (named Shelley!) and couldn’t help creating a quick vector of her. One of the

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