Browsing articles tagged with " art brush"
Apr
21
2015

Manipulation Secrets – Shading and Lighting

Shadows are a very important aspect of any photo manipulation. Just as it happens with lighting effects, if the shadows are used the right way, you can end up with a stunning image. In this tutorial I will show you a few techniques I use to create realistic shadows and lights with Photoshop The first step will be only theory to help you understand how lights and shadows work and on the following steps I […]

Oct
27
2010

How to Turn a Sketch into Vector Illustration

This tutorial aims to guide you from sketchbook to screen; a “Fat Cat” doodled with biro translated into a neat vector caricature. Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is advised. Let’s take a look at how to create a cheeky cat illustration – from initial concept through to vector goodness. Final Image Preview Preamble Talk to any Illustrator and they’ll preach the significance of sketching. The media you use are irrelevant, you could be doodling on […]

Jul
29
2010

100 Great Remarkable Free Fonts For Best Designs

Font is the key element in the process of web designing, advertising and other activities associated with typography, but professional fonts are prohibitive for freelancers. 100 exeptionally beautiful free fonts we selected will allow you to bring some variety in your designs without spending. From bold to thin, from extraordinary to minimal, you should definately have them in your collection. 1. Museo Sans 2. Walkway

Jul
3
2010

Creating a Grimy Text Treatment with a Pen Tablet

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a grimy text treatment utilizing Illustrator’s Blog brush, Live Paint, and a pen tablet. You can easily apply these techniques to other illustrates, type treatments and logos. Final Image Below is the final type treatment we be working towards. Tutorial Details Program :

Jun
26
2010

Creating a Chocolate Covered Strawberry

why not create a chocolate covered strawberry illustration for them? You can easily apply this illustration to your own greeting card, t-shirt, or anything else you can think of. Moreover, you can apply this tutorial to other illustrations and logos. Final Image Below is the final image we will working towards. Tutorial Detail Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Ellipse tool, Pencil tool, Pathfinder panel, Gradient panel, Custom Art Brush Estimated Completion Time: […]

Jun
26
2010

Drawing a Woman Face in Illustrator

With a simple and direct methods described in this tutorial, you can create a female portrait easily. This process will have you creating anatomically correct human faces in no time. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS 3 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 60 minutes Step 1 Let’s open a new document in Illustrator (File > New). Step 2 We start with the construction of the ideal female proportions of the head in full face. Create […]

Apr
29
2010

Creating Vector Cartoon Character

One of the most popular articles here on Blog.SpoonGraphics is how to create a vector cartoon character from a hand drawn sketch, an Adobe Illustrator tutorial covering the process of creating Captain Blackspoon. Using similar techniques, follow this tutorial to create your own vector character; Freddy the Fish. View larger version As with Captain Blackspoon, the process starts with a hand drawn doodle which is scanned into the computer. Open up Adobe Illustrator and place […]

Apr
7
2010

Digging into Channels as an Extraction Tool

Hey everyone! I’m back with the second half of this two part series about using Photoshop as a means of extracting a subject from its background, and am very sorry that it took this long to get it done. In Part 1, we undertook a basic review of what channels are, and how they work. If you haven’t read that article already, I suggest that you review it before proceeding here. Part 2 is (as […]

Feb
17
2010

3d Lighting Text Effect with Illustrator

Today Transfuchsian brings you another tutorial that shows how Illustrator can perform design tasks generally reserved for Photoshop or other raster programs. Photoshop is going to be easier to use for this effect, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get the same results in a pure vector format. So, today I bring you a lighted text effect tutorial in a new segment I like to call “Anything Photoshop can do, I can do…also”. In this […]

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