People sometimes talk in the creative field about talent — this abstract concept of some type of natural ability, miraculously bestowed upon a chosen few people. The notion of talent is romantic, mysterious and somehow inspiring; both to those who hope they have it and those who believe they have it.
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.
Typography is such a substantial component of design and digital art. In this collection, you’ll feast your eyes on some colorful, high impact artwork featuring stunning typographic compositions.
In this Photoshop tutorial, I’m going to show you how to build a clean and sleek streaming video player user interface. Along the way, you’ll learn some popular effects and techniques often used in modern web design. We’ll use tools like the Rectangular Marquee Tool, Horizontal Type Tool and Rounded Rectangle Tool and we will work with layer styles, which gives us flexibility.
In this Photoshop tutorial, we will create a retro-themed scene that utilizes different lighting effects and arrangements. We will discuss how to create various lighting effects, different techniques to gain depth, ways of putting together a composition, a cool "RGB split" effect and much, much more.
Slick Elegant vCard, by iBrandStudio, is a pack of free PSD website templates. They’re exclusively released here on Design Instruct and can be used for commercial and personal projects (limitations apply). This template has 3 layout pages (home page, portfolio page and contact page). They are perfect for web professionals, web designers, graphic designers, and creatives. Each template is organized well and easy to customize with Photoshop.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Wild West (also known as Old West) "Wanted" poster using some awesome Photoshop techniques. You will learn how to roughen and burn edges, how to create realistic nail heads (for pinning up the poster), how to mix different textures to reproduce aged paper and more. If you’re ready, let’s start!