Creating a Vintage Typography Layout in Adobe Illustrator

Creating a Vintage Typography Layout in Adobe Illustrator

Vintage style typography is classic and remains popular still today. There’s something about the hand drawn and hand placed feel of these types of layouts that is appealing and draws your eye. Lets take a look at how to create a vintage style type layout in Adobe Illustrator.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Using Content-Aware Scale

Photoshop Quick Tip: Using Content-Aware Scale

Have you ever run into a situation where your image isn’t quit wide or tall enough to fit in the space you need? Sure, you can always use the Clone Tool to try and fill it in, but there’s actually a much easier and faster way to fill the empty space using Content-Aware Scale.

How to Illustrate a Realistic Guitar Using Photoshop

How to Illustrate a Realistic Guitar Using Photoshop

In this tutorial we’re going to explore how easy it is to illustrate a guitar in Photoshop using tiny shapes, gradients and subtle shadows. Using these techniques and a good reference photo you can create an amazing amount of detail and realism. Lets jump right in.

Illustrator Quick Tip: Using the Zig Zag Filter to Create Vector Seals

Illustrator Quick Tip: Using the Zig Zag Filter to Create Vector Seals

Below is an awesome tip for creating a vector seal. Seals and badges are a classic staple in design and especially branding. There’s sort of a throw back aspect to using a seal that always appeals to me. So lets jump right in and learn how to create one in Adobe Illustrator.

How to Create A Detailed Cassette Tape in Photoshop

How to Create A Detailed Cassette Tape in Photoshop

Anyone remember audio cassettes? Back in the day, when I was a kid, we were listening to music from audio tapes and vinyl records. In this step-by-step tutorial we will reinvent the tape … again! I will walk you through the process of creating a detailed audio cassette, from scratch, in Photoshop using shapes, layer styles and filters. Interested? Let’s start!

How to Create a Unique Fantasy World Featuring Your Logo

How to Create a Unique Fantasy World Featuring Your Logo

In this tutorial we’re going to explore some techniques for compositing images to make a fantasy world scene. We’ll also look at a method for converting the composition into a creative logo mockup.

Mobile Web Mastery: 25 Tips on Designing for Mobile Devices

Mobile Web Mastery: 25 Tips on Designing for Mobile Devices

I recently read that it’s expected that by 2013 there will be more users viewing the Internet through a mobile device versus a desktop or laptop computer. That’s pretty amazing, and it means that more so now than ever before, we as designers, should consider designing and developing for mobile users. It’s become a necessity that will continue to grow. So lets take a look at some tips on designing for mobile devices.

Photoshop Quick Tip: Working with Smart Text

Photoshop Quick Tip: Working with Smart Text

While working in Photoshop I’m sure you’ve run into a situation where you needed to apply a filter to a text layer, and received a notification from PS telling you that you need to rasterize the text in order to apply the filter. Well, that’s fine if you don’t plan to edit the text any further, but what if you do? What if you decide the text should be bigger, or should say something else? If you utilize Smart Objects you can get around the need to rasterize text to apply filters.

5 Incredible Methods to Enhance Your Designs with Light

5 Incredible Methods to Enhance Your Designs with Light

For a designer that is just starting out, understanding the concept and benefit of using light in your artwork can be a bit daunting. Light can create depth and add a touch of realism to your work. IT can also set a mood or tone for your piece. It’s important that you consider different methods for utilizing light in your designs. In the tutorial below, we will look at a few of those methods to help give you a stronger grasp on how lighting can be utilized in Photoshop.

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