How to Develop a Handmade Illustration with Photoshop

How to Develop a Handmade Illustration with Photoshop

This tutorial will give you a general workflow overview of how to create traditional illustrations on paper and then refining it further in Photoshop. We will use Indian ink, paintbrushes and a brush pen to ink our pencil sketch, and then watercolor to fill in the illustration. Then we will place the illustration into Photoshop to perform some fine-tuning and image corrections.

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Make a Photorealistic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

Make a Photorealistic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a realistic electric guitar using only Photoshop. I hope you will learn a lot of techniques that can help you create complex photorealistic compositions. This tutorial is quite extensive and might take you a few hours to complete.

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Make a Realistic Motorola Xoom Smart Tablet in Photoshop

Make a Realistic Motorola Xoom Smart Tablet in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I am going to show you how to draw a realistic Motorola Xoom, which is an Android-based smart tablet. We will use basic vector-drawing tools in Photoshop, layer styles, tweak its highlights and shadows manually using the Brush Tool, and much more.

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How to Turn a Photo into Vector Artwork

How to Turn a Photo into Vector Artwork

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we’ll create a vector illustration of a high-heeled shoe by tracing a reference photo of it using the Pen Tool. Using reference photos is a popular vector-creation technique. This tutorial should be great practice, even if you’re just a beginner. For the reference image, we’ll use a photo of my high-heel shoe, which I’ve made available for you to download.

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Draw an Ornate Bell in Adobe Illustrator

Draw an Ornate Bell in Adobe Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how to create an ornate bell using Adobe Illustrator. The creation process is quite simple: We will create shapes using the Pen Tool and Pathfinder Panel, as well as mix and match color gradients until we achieve a nice 3D result. Let’s get down to business!

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How to Create an iPad 2 From Scratch Using Photoshop

How to Create an iPad 2 From Scratch Using Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to draw Apple’s iPad 2. We are going to use vector-drawing techniques combined with manual drawing and layer styles to create a convincingly realistic iPad. We will also use Smart Objects to help us easily change the iPad’s screen content and the iPad’s Smart Cover color.

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Create a Semi-Realistic Light Bulb in Adobe Illustrator

Create a Semi-Realistic Light Bulb in Adobe Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial, you will learn how to draw a light bulb illustration. Most of the time, we’ll be using the Pen Tool, so this is great practice for those struggling with drawing freehand. A light bulb is a complex object that contains many small parts and details, and we will try our best to draw them all, in order to create as close to an accurate portrayal as possible.

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How to Make a Golden Compass in Illustrator

How to Make a Golden Compass in Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an antique golden compass. We will use simple Illustrator drawing tools such as the Ellipse Tool, Pen Tool and Line Tool. We will get the chance to use gradients and simple vector-drawing techniques throughout the tutorial. If you’re a vector illustration beginner, don’t hesitate to try this tutorial out — I promise it’ll be a great learning experience.

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How to Draw a 3D Lifesaver with Illustrator

How to Draw a 3D Lifesaver with Illustrator

Lifesavers (also known as lifebuoys) are iconic objects associated with maritime life. In this Illustrator tutorial, I will show you how to create a lifesaver using excellent Illustrator techniques, including the creation of a custom Illustrator art brush (which we will use for the rope around the lifesaver). We’ll end up with an illustration which can be used as an icon or design element in your projects.

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Create an Ornate 3D Gift Box in Illustrator

Create an Ornate 3D Gift Box in Illustrator

In this illustration/drawing tutorial, I will show you how to create a fancy gift box using Adobe Illustrator. We will use color gradients, vector shadows and blending in order to achieve a nice and semi-realistic look. For beginners, this tutorial will also be a practical, hands-on lesson on the Blend Tool, one of Illustrator’s most powerful tools.

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Draw a Magician’s Hat in Illustrator

Draw a Magician’s Hat in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we will make a magician’s hat in Adobe Illustrator. We will use 3D effects to create a reference shape for the illustration process, the Pathfinder Panel to combine different shapes and forms, apply nice gradients, create reflections and highlights, and more.

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How to Draw a Classic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

How to Draw a Classic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

In this mostly-Photoshop tutorial, I’m going to show you how to draw an electric guitar in Photoshop (with a bit of help from Illustrator). You will learn how to draw perfect highlights and shadows manually using the Brush Tool and the Stroke command. You will also modify basic shapes, give them layer styles and transform them to match the lighting and perspective of our scene.

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