This design tutorial is meant to explain how to draw a 3D book icon from scratch with the help of Photoshop. We will use tools such as the Pen Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool, and Gradient Tool, among other things. A strong proficiency in drawing shapes is needed in order to complete this tutorial.
As an artist, I am always listening to, and being inspired by, music. I wanted to do a tutorial that pays tribute to this art form for what it has contributed to our culture. In this tutorial, we are going to create a colorful scene inspired by breakdancing and the urban lifestyle. We will be using some Photoshop brushes, photo-blending techniques, and advanced lighting techniques to achieve the final result. Throw on some tunes and fire up Photoshop — let’s get to it!
This is both a Photoshop brush pack and a texture pack. In this set, there are 25 different watercolor texture brushes ranging from 1200-2500px in width. Also included are PNG files for each respective brush (which are larger than the brushes) that you can use as decorative elements, background textures, and so forth.
This icon design tutorial will discuss how to create a shipping box/parcel box icon from scratch using Adobe Illustrator. We will use the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect, the Pen Tool for drawing simple shapes, several panels like the Transparency Panel and the Gradient Panel, and other fundamental Illustrator features. We’ll detail our icon with a red shipping stamp (that we will draw ourselves), packing tape, and shadows/highlights.
I’m going to show you some photo manipulation techniques for creating a movie inspired scene using Photoshop. We will create an exploding airplane and then we will merge our flying superhero, who I call “Super-Kid”, seamlessly into the scene. As what often happens in my tutorials, we will conclude our work by modifying color combinations and saturation with adjustment layers to create harmony among all the elements of the composition.
Humanist fonts are a subtype of sans serif fonts that can be described as having a more organic (almost calligraphic) aesthetic, laying down a tiny sprinkling of chaos onto the characteristically systematic sans serif classification. This font collection includes some of the most beautiful free humanist sans serif fonts you can find.
In this Photoshop design tutorial, we will create a dark, surreal composition that has a unique, high-contrast color theme. Our subject will be a roaring panther perched on top of a platform. Peppered around the panther are crows and other design elements that add a mysterious and foreboding feel to the scene. You will learn how to use unusual colors that bring a unique, experimental look to your work and plenty of Photoshop techniques, so get ready!
This web design tutorial will show you the process of designing a sleek, modern, dark-themed blog layout. We will be creating the design of the front page of the blog. We will use basic web design techniques using familiar Photoshop tools such as the shape tools, guides, layer styles, and the Brush Tool. You are encouraged to explore and modify the examples to tailor the design to suit your needs.
In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you how to create a striking vintage-style design with awesome “wear and tear” effects that will reinforce the theme we are aiming to accomplish. We will make a star-filled background, create quick and easy nebulas using stock photos, make light streaks from scratch, and all sorts of other goodies. You will learn a myriad of graphic design techniques in this tutorial using a slew of Photoshop tools to help us get to the final result.
These social media icons include 8 icons for the popular social media/networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, and StumbleUpon. The PSD files are included for each icon in case you need to modify them yourself. The size of each icon is 250x250px, which is very big for icons so you might need to rescale them down to fit your needs.
In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you how to make a cardboard box that can be used for a number of purposes, such as for icons or for other design purposes. The procedure used to create the cardboard box is simple and easy to understand, using tools such as the Gradient Tool and the Polygonal Lasso Tool.
For this design tutorial, I will show you how to use Illustrator and Photoshop together to design a colorful piece that can be used as an ad layout or desktop wallpaper. Our centerpiece will be a bottle of Absolut Vodka, but most of the work will be on developing a colorful and vibrant pattern that consists of pepper vector objects and retouching the bottle to make it look seamless with the background.