It seems that more and more designers are trying their hand at the t-shirt business. I’ve noticed this to be a growing trend over the past few years. There are so many incredible t-shirt lines out there, and so many apparel companies to compete with, it seems like an overwhelmingly daunting task for a young designer to get started in the clothing business. Well not necessarily, if you take things a step at a time, make a plan, and tackle each task with an end goal in mind getting your foot in the door of the t-shirt industry can be easier than you think.
There is a huge collection of great Photoshop brushes here at WeGraphics. But what some don’t realize is that most all of our brushes are created by hand and then scanned and converted to brush sets. There are simply no Photoshop filters to reproduce what you can do by hand with brushes and paper. Below is a walk through of my process for creating a brush set, down to the paper and paint to the scan and final prep work.
Like so many others, I began my design career by experimenting with Adobe Photoshop. At the time bitmap graphics were more accessible and more easy to understand. Vector graphics, Adobe Illustrator and especially bezier curves contained a shroud of mystique, and I was having too much fun with Photoshop to see what was behind Illustrator’s magic curtain. Fast forward a few years later when I began to dabble in logo design, and suddenly Illustrator became the go-to tool. What amazed me was how much I had missed out on by not picking up Illustrator along side Photoshop in the beginning.
Since the release of Roundfolio, I’ve received a lot of requests in regards to the round gallery images and how they were created. The round thumbnail is really just one transparent PNG image overlaying each thumbnail in the gallery. You typically see PNG images used as subtle shadows or image borders, but with Roundfolio we took it a step further and created a full transparent mask to change the shape of the thumbs. Let’s take a closer look at how this is done, and a bit of HTML/CSS to make it all work.
Since launching the Roundfolio One Page Portfolio Template last week, I’ve gotten several requests for a tutorial on how to edit the HTML. In response I’ve put together a quick video tutorial that runs through some of the structure to show you how easy Roundfolio can be updated and managed.
One of the best things about Photoshop is that you never stop learning. I’ve been working with the software for about 12 years, and I always stumble across something I didn’t know, whether it be a new feature, or just a new, better way of doing something. There are countless tips and tricks to help boost your productivity and work flow some are obvious and easy to find while some you have to dig a little to seek them out. In this post I’m going to reveal 25 of the best advanced techniques to help you design faster and better within Adobe Photoshop.
Along with our incredible premium resources that we post daily here at WeGraphics, we post a ton of great free resources as well. I thought this might be a good time to round some of them up into one convenient post. In the comment field below let us know what you think of this selection of free resources.
In this tutorial we’re going to explore how to recreate an awesome video cover art with just a couple of photos and a single Photoshop brush set. The intent of this tutorial is to show you how what looks like a complex design can really be very simple when deconstructed.
Nothing makes designing non-destructively in Photoshop easier than Smart Objects. If you’re not familiar with the term “non-destructive design” it basically means to apply effects and edits to a layer without destroying that layers original contents. With Smart Objects and Smart Filters you’re applying your filters separately as you would layer styles, they remain editable and can also be partially removed like a layer mask.
This week we have a great photo based wallpaper design called “Veggie Abstract” from German photographer Guenter Hoeps. You can see more of Guenter’s great photo work on his deviantART page.
As we’re approaching the end of the hottest summer and worst drought in recorded history here in Texas, I decided a nice cold winter scene tutorial was in order. In this tutorial I’m going to walk you through my process and the techniques I used to create this nice cold winter portrait.
When designing in Photoshop every little tip and trick to reduce your amount of clicks can add up to better workflow and more time saved. That’s exactly why I find this next tip to be an invaluable asset to my daily production.
Over the past few weeks we’ve posted some incredible vector resources, and I thought this might be a good time to round them all up into one convenient post. In the comment field below let us know what you think of this selection, and what you type of vectors you would like to see us posting more of in the future.
I love abstract 3D renders. Some of them are simple while some of them are breath taking, like the one we’ve chosen this week as our wallpaper of the week. This piece is called “Nareji” by Spanish artist Ignacio Capellán. You can see more of Ignacio’s incredible work on his deviantART page. Download and marvel at this amazing render.
Sometimes there are little things I do in illustrator that I just accept and do without seeking out an alternative (better) solution. For example, in the past I would always lock top objects in order to select and move objects underneath. Last week I discovered a much easier way to select objects behind a shape. And the best part is it’s incredibly simple.
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