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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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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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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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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 […]

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T-shirt mockup

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Making a T-shirt mockup may seem difficult but in reality it’s easier than most mock up jobs.   Get the T-shirt image ready First we need photo of a T-shirt. This is basically the hardest part because we need a photo with a contrasting background so we can easily remove it in Photoshop. I’m using […]

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Adobe Photoshop – Business card mockup

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Let’s make a business card mockup. As a designer you have a clear understanding on how a product design will look when finished but a client may not. That’s why it’s imperative to mock up objects so the client has a visual representation. There are numerous products we could look at today but let’s start […]

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Adobe Flash – animating with onion skin

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Now let’s get to the guts of animating :). To make the tutorial more clear we are going to be animating something simple. Let’s animate a simple hand punching. Click on the button below to see the example. [iframe width=”70%” height=”450″ src=”http://viki.si/wp-content/uploads/blog/Flash/onionskin/punch2.swf”] We start with a clinched fist and a bent elbow. The next step […]