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I write articles, Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials and draw pretty stuff for Designious, Pixel77 and Vectorious. I also drink and spill industrial amounts of coffee.

Articles by Ovidiu

How to open vector AI or EPS files in Photoshop

We received a lot of e-mails about how you can open AI and EPS files with Photoshop and how to use them without losing the quality of the vector in the process. To answer your questions, this article will show you everything you need to know about it.
Whether you are using a PC or a Mac, the process is similar, the only difference is you will use “Cmd” instead of “CTRL”. Thus said, let’s get straight to the point!

How to Create 3D Text Without The Use of Any 3D Tools

When you saw the title, you probably said “Impossible!” Not entirely true. We can create extrusions even if the command isn’t available, adjust the depth and direction of the extrusion path or use shading and all we need is a different point of view on things. Sounds pretty good so far, huh?

Quick Tip: How to Easily Remove the White Background From Scanned Paper Drawings with Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to quickly remove the white areas around your scanned paper drawings. It works for watercolor paintings, sketches, ink drawings and handwritten text alike. Here’s what the final result will look like. Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate Completion time: ~10 minutes Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS3 or newer   STEP 1…

How to Draw Evil Vector Skulls in Illustrator

Skull drawing is a quite simple task at a glance, but once you start sketching, it probably looks different from your reference (you are using a reference, right?) This tutorial will show you how to draw evil skulls easily, as well as learn a bit of anatomy along the way. So let’s draw some really evil and nasty skulls - the right way!

How to Create an Anti-Smoking Ad Concept with Photoshop

Today we will create a really cool anti-smoking concept design in Photoshop using only a few stock photo and some creative outside-the-box thinking. We will go through some interesting techniques you will definitely find useful, as well as some composition ideas.

How to Create a Metal Print Block Graphic Style in Adobe Illustrator

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.

Free Vector of the Day #436: Colorful Background

Today’s freebie is a really cool colorful background. 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…