Low-Poly Paper Tree Creation & GI Baking in Cinema 4D


In this tutorial Aleksey Vozeneski will walk you through how to model a low poly tree in Cinema 4D and how to achieve that paper look that is becoming quite popular these days. He’ll then move on and show you how to bake Global Illumination, so that render times can be significantly reduced and your

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How to Create a Seamless Bird Pattern with Retro Touch in Illustrator


In this tutorial you will learn how to create a series of minimalist and stylized birds and create a seamless pattern from them. The tutorial is aimed at users of Adobe Illustrator CS5 and below, since in CS6 creating patterns has become easier and more intuitive. In the second part we will then use this

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Create a Heroic Firefighter Painting in Photoshop


Firefighters do so much to help keep us safe. In this tutorial, we will honor our firefighters by creating a digital painting that depicts a firefighter coming to the rescue. Let’s get started!

Creating an Advanced Multi-Character Rig for Futurama’s Bender in Maya


In the third and final part of Shaun Keenan’s massive multi-character rigging series for Maya, you’ll continue adding additional features and functionality to Bender’s rig. Lessons include setting up color switching, adding additional assets to the rig and Bender’s body, and last but not least, creating the final switch controller. Shaun will also give you

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How to Create a Semi-Transparent, 3D Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator


In the following steps you will learn how to create a colorful, semi-transparent, three-dimensional text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start with some basic text and several Compound Paths and a built-in Calligraphic brush. Once we get our starting vector shapes we’ll add the three-dimensional look using the Extrude & Bevel effect. We’ll use some

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Create a Simple, Pen Tool Free, File Icon in Illustrator


In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple file icon in Adobe Illustrator. It’s a pretty simple tutorial that will introduce you to the basics of pixel perfect vector shape building techniques. For the starting shapes you will only need the Rectangle Tool (M), the Rounded Corners effect and some simple

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Alone – Surreal Manipulation Tutorial


This is an intermediate-advanced level tutorial that’s full of tricks and techniques. I’ll show you how to combine a few images in order to create a conceptual artwork. You’ll need Photoshop CS6, CS3, CS4 or

Coloring black and white photos in Photoshop


Do you want to see your old black and white photographs in color? If yes, then you would be glad to know that it is indeed possible to bestow your old black and white with vivid colors!

Learn How to Draw Compass in Illustrator


Imagine that you are a pirate. Go around the world with your ship to hunt treasure trove. Of course you will need a compass. To fulfill your imagination, in this tutorial we will draw a compass using Adobe Illustrator. You can use it as icon or an illustration with an image of old map for

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How to create a Leprechaun’s shoe in Adobe Illustrator CS4


In this detailed tutorial we’ll be learning how to create a Leprechaun’s shoe in Adobe Illustrator CS4 for the upcoming holiday, St. Patrick’s day. Combination of linear and radial gradients can be very useful for achieving nice results in creating realistic vector illustrations