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.
Below is a collection of some incredibly creative uses for some of the more popular logos of today. If you’ve seen or even created something similar using your favorite logos, be sure to share a link in the comments.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Creating even the simplest repeating patterns in Illustrator can be time consuming. But knowing a couple of easy tricks can greatly reduce the time it takes. In this quick tutorial we’re going to explore using the Blend Tool to quickly create a repeating pattern for background elements in Illustrator. This method makes it easy and can save you a ton of time.
At some point in my design career I came to a realization that I can add incredible depth to my art by applying elements from the real world through scans and digital photos. Perhaps the greatest use of “real-world” elements is through the use of textures. We offer a ton of great textures here at WeGraphics, and sometimes I feel as though the use of textures can be overlooked by a new comer to the world of digital art.
If you’re used to creating grungy splatters in Photoshop because you’re not familiar with the flexibility of vector symbols in Illustrator, this article may change your workflow dramatically. Not only are symbols incredibly flexible they can also reduce the file size dramatically over using standard vector graphics repeated over a design. Lets take a closer look.
In this tutorial I wanted to take a look at a couple of techniques for an exploding text effect. I knew going into this tutorial that I wanted a thick heavy font with portions that are corroding and breaking apart with various explosions, and I want some dramatic lighting to punch it up a bit.
Using the Rotate Tool in Illustrator you can create some awesome radial designs. Today we’re going to look at using the tool to create a color spirograph. Spirographs are always elegant and impressive, and creating them is quite simple with just one tool in Illustrator and a little bit of simple math.
Recently I was searching for a way to shape flames and change the direction of fire in a Photoshop composition. After a little experimentation, I discovered that Photoshop’s Liquify Filter handles the task brilliantly. Below is the method I used to essentially paint with fire and change the direction of flames.
I’ve marveled at the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop for quite some time, but I’ve never actually used it. Not that I didn’t understand how, it was just that I never had the need. So I decided to sit down and create a concept that would utilize this tool in a cool way, that would be fun and interesting. The result is this tutorial on creating a vintage style circus poster design.
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