How to Create a Textured Snail Illustration in Photoshop

How to Create a Textured Snail Illustration in Photoshop

With this illustration tutorial, we are going to work on ways of creating digital illustrations that feel very organic, rough, and are full of texture. This tutorial will focus on using Photoshop’s existing brushes, creating one of our own, using layering techniques and filters to create the final image. There is some use of royalty-free stock, mostly for reference and textures. Feel free to adjust the methods discussed here to your own style and technique, as this is merely one of the ways I do it.

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Design a Vector Pencil Cartoon Character

Design a Vector Pencil Cartoon Character

This is a step-by-step tutorial where I will show you how to create a character in Adobe Illustrator using a sketch template merely as a guide. The piece we are going to make is a crazy and multicolored pen character. In this tutorial, you might be surprised that I only use fundamental shape tools, pathfinder commands and transformation commands to come up with the illustration, showing off a method for easily converting a sketch into a vector piece.

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An Illustrator’s Project: From Start to Finish

An Illustrator’s Project: From Start to Finish

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of how to create an illustration art piece so that you can witness what goes behind a digital illustrator’s work, as well as gain some new insights for your own projects’ workflow. We’ll go through conceptualization and idea gathering, creating illustrations in Illustrator, and then finishing the piece in Photoshop.

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Make Watercolor and Marker Style Portraits with Illustrator

Make Watercolor and Marker Style Portraits with Illustrator

With this tutorial, we are going to work through ways of creating digital portrait illustrations that have a unique and somewhat tactile feel of marker and watercolor. This tutorial will focus on using a drawing tablet and Adobe Illustrator. There will be a focus on technique and technical settings, but the overall product will rely on your own personal style and taste.

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Draw a 3D Umbrella with Photoshop

Draw a 3D Umbrella with Photoshop

In this drawing tutorial, I will walk you through my method of drawing a 3D umbrella in Photoshop that you can use as an icon or as part of an art piece. I will highlight some excellent and uncomplicated techniques for drawing design elements in Photoshop. Much of the coloring and shading is done using layer styles so that you can alter the umbrella according to your tastes and needs. Most of the elements can be drawn precisely using various shapes and selection methods, but we will also use the exemplary Pen Tool.

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How to Make Abstract Typography Art with Illustrator

How to Make Abstract Typography Art with Illustrator

For this beginner level tutorial, I will show you how to create a type design I like to call "Sauce." The design will be done in Illustrator and will be a vector so that we can scale the design up or down depending on where you want to use it, coming out with a vector image that will allow you to apply the design anywhere you’d like.

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