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!
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.
This collection containing script fonts that look like the type used in speech bubbles and lettering in comic books can be be used in whimsical and fun design and artwork. No more Comic Sans!
In this graphic design tutorial, we are going to be making a dynamic digital creation using a combination of stock photos, textures and brushes. We will also incorporate blend mode techniques, coloring effects, and some cool light effects as well. If you are ready to get started, then grab some coffee (or your favorite caffeinated drink) and let’s get to it!
This tutorial is on how to create an analog stopwatch in Adobe Illustrator. The stopwatch is housed in a plated metal case with a glass cover, and that means we have to use metal gradients and simulate window reflection on glass. Let’s get down to business!
A misused and abused lamp post stands on the corner of an intersection. Years of neglect have taken its toll and it now bears the wear and tear on its once pristine concrete surface like a seasoned war veteran. This is where we come in and take photos of it to give to you! We’ve included 9 truly grungy high-resolution textures in this pack. We hope you like them. As usual, all textures are free but please don’t redistribute or resell the files without our permission.