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Quick Tip: Create an Easy Woodcut Shading Effect in Illustrator

There's something appealing about wood carved block printing. I'm drawn to it's one color simplicity and the techniques used to achieve shading due to that limitation. I admire the thick hash lines and borders and the amount of time it would take to create those by hand. Fortunately, for digital...Read more

Create an Easy Nebula Text Effect in Photoshop

This nebula text effect is both quick and easy using a few simple tricks in Photoshop. The technique would work great for posters or book and magazine covers. Using the same basic techniques, it can also be easily modified by varying the text, brushes and background. Let's take a closer...Read more

Five Incredible iPad Apps that No Designer Can Live Without

The technology made available to designers has grown in recent years to include some incredible mobile apps that make designing, illustrating, collaborating and just plain creating on the go, more of a reality than ever before. You're no long chained to the desktop. You can get out and see the...Read more

How to Create a Vintage Style Folded Logomark in Illustrator

Adding a folded effect to a logomark is a great way of adding depth and character to a simple shape. There is something very intriguing about a 2 dimensional graphic which possesses 3 dimensional properties. This tutorial will walk you through the process of designing a folded 'M' logomark in...Read more

Quick Tip: How to mockup a screenshot on any computer screen with Photoshop

If you've ever wanted to showcase your work on a computer screen, this realistic tutorial will teach you how to make your own screen mockups using Smart Objects in Photoshop.Read more

Quick Tip: Using a Displacement Map to Create a Photo Realistic Mockup

Creating your own mockups to display your work is essential for any designer these days. It's an easy process if you're utilizing displacement maps in Photoshop. Let's take a quick look at a simple method for creating a mockup file that can be reused over an over.Read more

How to Create a Minion Style Character in Illustrator

Despicable Me introduced us all to minions, those hilarious small, yellow creatures whose impulsive actions and love of bananas have made them universally recognised and adored. Today I am going to show you how to create your very own minion style character in this Illustrator tutorial.Read more

10 Illustrated Prints You Need for Your Home Office

It's more and more common today for freelance designers to create their own products and sell them from their own online shops. Everything from t-shirts and prints to coffee mugs and stickers. Some creations are pure eye candy while others may inspire your everyday work.Read more

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