This is the first of a series of tutorials thought for Photoshop beginners. I’ll explain in depth those features that can result difficult to understand for a newbi. At the end of the course you’ll be able to follow any kind of tutorial without problems and to start creating your first masterpieces. Today I’ll show you how to use one of the most powerful Photoshop tools: the pen tool.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a decorative pattern in Illustrator starting from a sketch. The process is really easy to follow. You’ll need only 10 steps to create a baroque stylished pattern. Have a try!
I’m really fascinated by 3d digital world. In particular I love those works that combine sci-fi landscapes with 3d rendered characters. While I spend hours searching for the perfect photo, with the dude in the position I need, there are artists who create by themselves the main character of their works. I’m utterly convinced that graphic designers who will learn 3d software will discover a new world of design possibilities. Here are for you 20+ inspirational example of how to integrate 3d figures in your works.
In modern graphic design inspiration often derives from artistic movements from the past. Combination between past and present design can give amazing results. Baroque, in particular, with its eccentric decorations, perfectly marry the style of some designers who love to ornate their works with swirls and flowers. I personally love baroque, so today I want to propose you some beautiful examples of baroque combined with modern graphic design.
I’m a great fan of sci-fi art. Have you ever seen a Metallica cd cover? Simply amazing. This kind of design inspired me to create a cosmic sci-fi scene. Today I want to show you how to create this image in Photoshop. This tutorial is for intermediate users who know how mask and selection tools work. We will use also a bit of Illustrator and Cinema4D. Have a try!
This is a useful tutorial for those who are learning how to use Cinema4D, that is in one of the best 3D softwares available. With C4D it’s really simple to create beautiful 3D type treatments. But how to import them in Photoshop? Well in this tutorial I’ll explain how to set up C4D render settings to easily create a psd file.
This Photoshop tutorial is thought for greedy people (like me!). Today we will create a delicious chocolate-covered text effect. We will create some details on paper, then we will work with layer styles to achieve the nice result.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to easily create a wooden text effect. We will start from a polygon, then we will play with wood textures and with layer styles to achieve a really funny result. I’ll go in depth with each step so that Photoshop beginners will find the process easy to follow.
3D software allow you to bring text to a new dimension. There are no limits to create astonishing type treatments. Cinema4D is an incredible software used by lots of professional designers to create 3d objects and to animate them. It’s perfect if you want to create complex text effects with three dimensions. Today I collected 10 tutorials that explain how to create these effects using C4D and Photoshop.
Portrait image is a frequently explored graphic design subject. Every face is a universe of emotions that often inspire artists to turn them into a personal piece. Sometimes designers work on existing images of someone/something, in other cases they create a face from nothing (painting or using a 3d software). Today I collected 30 beautiful portraits realized by some of the best graphic designers all over the world.
This is not an article on how to find inspiration. Everyone has his own sources when there’s a lack of ideas. This is an article on how to turn inspiration that derives from others’ digital projects into a new original piece. When you come accross talented designers works, do you spend days trying to achieve a similar result? If yes this post is for you. I want to show you a constructive practice to grow as designer.
Typography is an important and complex graphic design field. There are designers who make of type embellishment the main key of their works. In my opinion the ability to properly use typography is what make the difference between a good and a great designer. Today I selected for you 30 inspirational examples of how unique type treatments can enhance your works.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a textured web layout, starting from the concept on paper to Photoshop design. We will discuss about site structure and will use the 960 grid to organize our contents. Also you will learn how to use layer styles to create an engraved text effect. Give it a try!
Inspiration is what allows designers to create unique pieces. It derives from everything: music, films, photos, t-shirts, people… But there are days that you are on computer observing your empty canvas without any idea to start from. In these cases surfing sites that publish fresh inspirational contents can help you. Today I selected 20 sites that can help creatives to find ideas and inspiration.
In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you a simple technique that can be used to enhance any kind of subject with stunning light effects. We will use in particular selection tools, gradients and brushes to achieve the result.
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