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Adobe Illustrator – shadowing

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How I shade in adobe Illustrator isn’t as straight forward as in Photoshop. In Photoshop you grab a brush, or the burn tool and your mostly set to go. In Illustrator you first need your lineart vectorized and colored. I’ve covered this in my how to draw lineart in Illustrator, live trace and coloring in […]

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Heinz Edelmann

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Starting out Heinz Edelmann was born in 1934 in Czechoslovakia. Between 1953 and 1958 he studied at the art academy in Düsseldorf, where he also worked as a teacher later in his life. Even when he was just 30 years old he was considered one of the most perspective designers in Europe. His career started […]

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Adobe Illustrator – coloring

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This is my coloring process in adobe illustrator. If you made your lineart like in this tutorial or traced it like in this tutorial you can just pick up from there and color your lineart according to these guidelines.   Expanding a traced image If you traced your image you first need to expand it. […]

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Adobe Illustrator – Live trace

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This is a quickie tutorial about how to use the trace tool. This is based on my knowledge and I was never able to figure out some of the presets so some info may be lacking but for the most part this is a fairly simple thing to do in illustrator so I’m sure you […]

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Craig Thompson – Carnet de Voyage

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Craig Thompson The Christmas rush is over and I’ve finally moved. It’s official… I live in Ljubljana now. Well… At least during the weekdays. During the weekend I’ll still be going home to Maribor. All my friends are still there as well as my girlfriend. So I won’t be staying down in Ljubljana all TOO […]

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Adobe illustrator – Seamless pattern

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Creating a seamless pattern in Adobe Illustrator couldn’t be easier since Illustrator CS6. Illustrator has a built in option for creating patterns without having to meticulously plan and cut the image. Since it’s the holidays let’s make a Christmas pattern. I drew my images on a piece of paper by hand and placed (file/place) the […]

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Božo Kos – Slovenian illustrator

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Božo Kos was one of the greatest Slovenian illustrators. All children know his works from children and youth books as well as from child magazines and posters. He was very prolific in his work and his comic strip Kavboj Pipec in Rdeča pesa – Cowboy Pipec (which means pocket knife) and Red beat, even surpasses […]

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Charles M. Schultz

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“Peanuts pretty much defines the modern comic strip, so even now it’s hard to see it with fresh eyes. The clean, minimalist drawings, the sarcastic humor, the unflinching emotional honesty, the inner thoughts of a household pet, the serious treatment of children, the wild fantasies, the merchandising on an enormous scale—in countless ways, Schulz blazed […]

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Bottle mockup

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Making a bottle mockup in Photoshop is something that can either be very simple or a real nightmare. It all depends on the shape of the bottle and the sticker you are trying to put on it.   Setting up the bottle First we open our blank bottle image. I got mine online for the […]

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Cutting out people in Photoshop

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Cutting out or singling out something in Photoshop can be a tedious task for a beginner. Detailed images are especially a pain. Things like fine hair or branches present a challenge. In this tutorial I’ll show you a couple of options. First pick For most beginners the eraser tool is the first thing they think […]