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Creating a Vector Illustration Complete Tutorial

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If you’re a designer who just loves creating ‘stuff’, Adobe Illustrator should be your favourite tool! Armed with just a few tools and techniques you can use Illustrator’s range of shape tools to construct cool vector illustrations of anything. In today’s tutorial I’ll take you through my design process of creating a simple illustration of

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Create a Detailed Cheese Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed cheese text effect and a cheese wedge illustration. For starters you will need a simple piece of text, the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect, and a simple Rounded Corners effect. You’ll learn how to easily name and organize your shapes, how to create compound

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How to Create a Photo Caricature in Adobe Photoshop

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Caricatures are a fun alternative to traditional portraits. The idea is to comically exaggerate particular features to create a humorous representation of that person. Adobe Photoshop’s transform, warp, and liquify features are perfect for creating caricatures from a photographic portrait. This tutorial is part of a larger set of instructions found in the Tuts+ course, Fluid

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How to Create a Detailed Key Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

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In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed key illustration in Adobe Illustrator, with a romantic message perfect for Valentine’s Day. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and techniques. Next, you will learn how to

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How to Paint Realistic Eyes in Adobe Photoshop

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Anatomy. It seems so simple, yet it’s so complex. It is the bane of every artist—you just cannot go over a certain level of professionalism without having at least some notion of anatomy. Most people never thoroughly study it, and that leads to shaky art foundations that leave them permanently unsure of their own artistic

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Create a Fire and Rust Text Effect Using the Flame Filter in Adobe Photoshop CC

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The Flame Generator filter in Adobe Photoshop CC is a new feature that’s designed to render realistic flames on user-defined paths. This tutorial will show you how to style and texture a rusty text, then add some flames using the filter, along with some other smoke and sparks textures to create a vibrant flaming text

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How to Create a Modern Hand Turkey in Adobe Illustrator

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In this tutorial we’ll take a simple image of a traced hand, palm-side down, and transform it into a beautiful turkey, ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in classic four-feathered style. The hand turkey is a traditional holiday craft in the US, created by kids for Thanksgiving and tacked up on the refrigerator for all to see.

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Create Detailed Spa Stones and Flowers in Adobe Illustrator

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Are you seeking inspiration and inner peace? Do you want to relax and enjoy your day? This tutorial is right for you! Feel calm and relaxed as you draw a minimalistic spa scene with basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator, and learn some easy yet spectacular tricks to create a semi-realistic look. Take a deep inhale and

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Create a Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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For all of you sports fans out there, this tutorial will teach you how to create a baseball-inspired text effect. You’ll start by preparing the text, then with the help of the Bas Relief effect and the Inner Glow effect you’ll easily add some dimension to it. Next, you’ll create a vector texture and a

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Create a Retro Gold Leather Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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Creating 3D text effect does not always require using the 3D tools. This tutorial will show you a simple way of using the shape attributes in Adobe Photoshop CC, along with a couple of layer styles, to create a retro, leather-like, 3D text effect pretty easily and quickly. Let’s get started!