The time has come to take a look at the most read and appreciated Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials from the last month, and brush up on your design skills the fun way. I’ve hand-picked the best ways in which we’re going to learn how to create a military style emblem logo design, a paper receipt using Photoshop, a disaster scene, guitar string typography, how to use different skin tones in portrait illustration and much more.
Today’s freebie is an ending typography. 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 [...]
I thought it would be fun (and useful) to officially start this year off with a retrospect of the most popular Photoshop tutorials from 2012. Today we’re going to use all of our design resources to learn how to paint a furry cartoon character, how to code a Photoshop file to a working website (PSD to HTML), how to create a “Two-Faced” digital painting, how to create and use smart objects in Photoshop and much, much more.
Typography is one of the oldest tricks in the book of design and an essential tool that basically any designer should have up his/her sleeve. Striving to render their design projects unique implies constantly using premium, fresh design resources. This is where this particular infographic comes in and lends a helping hand by offering essential information about font history, design statistics and current trends.
Fonts are a surprisingly tricky aspect of web design. This seemingly small choice has the power to make or break your website when it comes to giving off an aura of professionalism and quality. Unfortunately, many web designers fall victim to using popular fonts that have overstayed their welcome in the world of design.
Logos are to a company what a person’s face and clothes are to people. You may wonder why I chose to also include the face in that comparison, seeing as logos are created entirely depending on the company’s tastes (much like clothes), whereas the way someone looks is a given fact. I personally believe that [...]
Many of you might say: “Why do I need to read a book about typography when I can find everything I need to know on the Internet?”. Well, from my experience, I can assure you that you won’t get all the valuable info you need online. There is also the question of disseminating the correct and useful information from the inaccurate or incomplete one. And frankly, you can find tons on information on typography online, but at one point you might get overwhelmed and you won’t know how to structure it properly so that you can use it later effectively.
Designers have found a way to blend this beautiful handwritten style typography into their designs. Whether we’re talking about web design, vector illustrations, posters or something else, this style can make your artwork look so creative and unique!
A creative font used in your design can give the feeling of the website and an insight to the designer’s style or the personality of the owner. It certainly adds character to the website and it can help create a theme for the website – so nothing must be done random, every element of the web design should work in harmony to create one great symphony of meaning.
In this tutorial we will create a superb candy cane type design using Illustrator and Photoshop. Apply this effect to your own text and create cool and unique Christmas cards!