Browsing articles from "February, 2010"
Feb
27
2010

Logo Design Tips: Letterspacing and Typefaces

Letter spacing is essential in commercial graphic design – if you want to look professional. This article will demonstrate some common letter spacing techniques in the context of logo design and branding. For the best tutorials, Follow netglos @twitter and netglos.com I have started with Helvetica (a sans-serif font) here because it’s very easy to work with (especially in caps) as all the latters are pretty much the same width, it’s also very bold. There […]

Feb
26
2010

Designing a 3d Ice Effect Text

Introduction 3D text effects are a growing and awesome design trend. They can add angles, lighting and interest that many 2D text effects can’t bring. Here is an awesome Showcase of 3D Typography that was put together a little while back by Angie Bowen. I’ve also been seen and been inspired by tutorials like 3D Text on Fire and this Fresh Text Effect. After some experimenting with what can be accomplished using Illustrator’s 3D capabilities […]

Feb
26
2010

Toolkit of an Icon Designer

The icon designer need not be weighed down by the contents of his or her toolkit. A combination of three or four good-quality tools is sufficient for producing sleek, polished and professional icons that will help users navigate their way around computers and the web. For icon designers, and pretty much everyone else in the design related industries, Adobe CS4, or at least Photoshop, is a vital tool. Without it, your competitiveness in the job […]

Feb
26
2010

Create a Stunning 3D Liquid Explosion Artwork

3D renders are often combined with vector elements and photostock elements to create stunning visual effects.  While some artworks can be created merely in Photoshop, most designers are forced to call upon other programs in order to achieve truly brilliant effects.  In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Poser figure, create a shatter effect and render it in 3DStudio Max, then use Photoshop and some simple stock images to create a brilliant and […]

Feb
26
2010

Creating a Brilliant Product Advertisement Tutorial

Advertising is one of the primary markets for graphic designers.  Companies around the world rely on the talented and creative minds of designers to create visually impactful and memorable product advertisements.  Advertising differs from other forms of design, as you often have to incorporate a product, a logo, a company image and other details to meet the client needs.  Therefore, being able to manipulate results to match the color scheme, subject matter and target market […]

Feb
24
2010

Creating an Olympic Gold Medal In Adobe Illustrator CS4

Today we will be making a 2010 Olympic Gold Medal similar in style to those used in the current Vancouver Winter Games. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an interesting warped metal effect using the Gradient Mesh Tool. You’ll also learn some interesting ways to create and use masks while we construct this gold medal. Author: Joshua Bader Joshua Bader is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Media Arts program with over a decade’s […]

Feb
24
2010

Making Portrait Vector Anime Photoshop and Illustrator

This Quick Tip tutorial will guide you through the process of making a vector portrait rapidly. A picture will be used as a guide for black and gray paths. We’ll review some shortcuts that will allow you to achieve good quality results with few steps and minimum fuss. Author: Getulino Pacheco Getulino is a brazilian illustrator and designer. He uses all his know-how to use computer as an artistic medium and is considered a pioneer […]

Feb
23
2010

Making Skin Perfect with Photoshop

Purpose: Fix your pictures to have near perfect skin. Please note that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and you may or may want more or less of this effect. Difficulty: Intermediate In Short: You’ll select the area of the face you want to fix, duplicate the area, blur it, and mask out the detail of the face. Step 1: For this tutorial, I will display the change side by side. I will […]

Feb
23
2010

Horizontal Slider Highlighted Menu with Flash

Purpose: Have a sliding horizontal bar, highlighting your horizontal menu Difficulty: Intermediate In Short: Using simple actionscript to create the movement. Actionscript used: (sample) easeSpeed = 5; //slider_mc is your Movie Clip’s name, not the Instance Name. slider_mc.onEnterFrame = function() { this._x += (xMove1-this._x)/easeSpeed; }; button_1.onPress = function() { xMove = button_1._x; }; button_2.onPress = function() { xMove = button_2._x; }; button_3.onPress = function() { xMove = button_3._x; }; button_4.onPress = function() { xMove = […]

Feb
23
2010

Slice and Export a Website Layout + HTML: Photoshop Tutorial!

Welcome to this video tutorial! We will learn how to take a Photoshop created web page layout template and slice it into individual pieces and then export it with an HTML file. We will cover user slices, layer based slices, auto slices, naming slices, assigning links to slices, alternate text for slices, creating multiple slices at one time, previewing our file in a web browser, saving individual slices as gifs or jpgs from the same […]

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