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Blog Category: Tutorials

How to Create a Vector Rustic Wood Texture with Illustrator

This tutorial will guide you step by step through the process that I personally like to use to create rustic looking, vector wood grain patterns in Illustrator. This is my preferred method because it doesn't rely on tracing bitmap textures, and the result is much more realistic than most other...Read more

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

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

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

Custom Templates and Reusable Symbol Libraries in Sketch

If you often use the same interface elements, canvas size or grid settings for multiple projects, this tutorial will teach you how to create custom templates and libraries of reusable symbols in Sketch 3.Read more

How to Design and Paint Your Own Vintage Badge

Creating something by hand can be incredibly rewarding. For a designer or illustrator, the feeling you get when seeing a creation come to life on paper is like no other. Sure, you can create vintage style badges and logos using Illustrator and Photoshop. But sketching and painting your design on...Read more

Tips for Creating Icons with Multiple Style Variations

Icon sets with multiple styles included are becoming more popular. They are a great way of utilising multiple icon styles within a project, whilst still maintaining a consistent overall visual style. This tutorial will show how the process of creating solid, outlined and color versions of the same icons can...Read more

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