Paper art, or paper sculpture as it is also known, is probably the cheapest and most accessible form of sculpture invented. That is not not say, of course, that the results reflect this cheapness. Paper art deserves to be called art, not only because it is a way for the artist to express him or herself, but because the results are often absolutely stunning.
About 200 years ago (give or take) it was a real risky choice, making your living out of producing images. Painters were, mostly, starving bohemians that sold their works for a meal or something to drink, and the few that did have success where mostly born into it. Now, in an age where basically everyone has access to information, everybody wants art.
You are probably no stranger to Adobe’s marvelous design suite. Illustrator and Photoshop have been helping designers create great designs for a long time now, and it is no secret why this is the case. Both programs offer the user a stunning array of effect and tools to help them work, so as to create the images that they have in their heads. Another thing that is not a secret is just how difficult it is to use the programs at their full potential.
Every now and again, everyone likes to relax, sit on the couch and watch a good TV show. We’re no different and we’re pretty sure neither are you. And what recent show can truly match up to Vince Gilligan’s wonderfully complex and absolutely gut-wrenching ‘Breaking Bad’? Ever since the show first started airing in 2008, ‘Breaking Bad’ has gathered a huge following and has inspired tons upon tons of dedicated artwork.
As the saying goes: “we live, and we learn”. This is a general fact of life, but nowhere is this saying more true than in design. Truly mastering something requires that you never think you mastered it. This makes you study, practice, and research harder, and all of that makes you a better designer.
We’ve put together a huge list of tutorials for both Photoshop and Illustrator for you to go through. Why? Well, we believe that design, even more than other jobs, is one where you need to constantly strive to learn new things and to continually improve. That’s the reason why we’ve put together a list of our favorite 40 tutorials of the year 2013.
In this tutorial we will take an in-depth look on Illustrator’s Appearance panel. With it, we’ll create an amazing effect that you can apply to any type text, while preserving the text’s editability. As result, you’ll master the Appearance panel’s features to the extent where you can build your own styles.
Today’s freebie is an illustrator icon. Feel free to use it in commercial and non-commercial projects, personal websites and printed work, as long as it’s a part of a larger design. Please do not sell it, redistribute it yourself, claim it as your own or give it as a bonus item to boost sales for […]
Do you remember our last design tutorial on how to draw a vector pirate skull made by our designer Ioana Șopov? Well, she just made another awesome one, on how to draw an astrochimp. Take this opportunity to brush up on your design skills and learn some new moves, but also have a sneak peek into the new vintage mega vector pack that will be posted on our sister website Designious soon.