No matter how good a designer you are, there is always room for improvement. Perfection is, after all, unattainable. It is something that we aim for, rather than something we reach. But that is the beauty of it; there would not be much to do, once you have learned everything there is to know about designing, or anything else, for that matter.
We are all seeking that perfect photograph to add to our portfolio, for our hobby and business alike. It is truly incredible how a minor detail can entirely change a photograph, but what tips and tricks can we use? We definitely need the “ Wow” factor that makes the user gaze a little longer, that has an impact on him. Lets think out of the box, break some rules and stun even our peers with our perfect photos.
It doesn’t matter that you are a beginner, intermediate or an expert in Photoshop. Learning new tips and tricks is always welcome. Growing as a creative professional is a tough job, but you can do it one step at a time. You won’t become a guru of Photoshop just by learning tips and tricks, you need to practice it every day, but they sure do help a lot on the way.
Man has always dreamed of immortality, and the visual arts are one of the only methods through which we can, at least philosophically, achieve it. Portraits have been around virtually since cave painting, the oldest “cave portrait” dating back to 26, 000 years ago. In the Ancient World, portraits became immensely popular in several cultures, each having their own style and creed behind creating them. The Egyptians, for example, created a huge amount of portraits, depicting their rulers and gods.
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.
PHP is one of the most important programming languages out there and it certainly plays a huge role in web development. For one thing, while you certainly can use PHP for other applications than web development, it’s primary use is still in this field. Programmers have a sense of humor that is based on non sequiturs and recursiveness.
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.
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.
It’s been a while since we posted a design tutorial, but you won’t mind that once you see we’ve come back in style! Our sister website, Designious.com has an amazing team of talented designers who can hand draw the heck out of a vector pack. So, to show you what they’ve been up to lately and to brush you up on your design skills, we’ve released a great step by step tutorial on how to draw a vector pirate skull.
Remember I promised that I would also post a roundup with the most popular Illustrator tutorials from 2012? Well, this is it. And this isn’t the only piece of good news that I’ve prepared for you; from now on, I’m also going to post a monthly roundup with Illustrator tutorials, to help you improve your necessary skills for creating exceptional vector illustrations.