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Adobe Illustrator – shadowing

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How I shade in adobe Illustrator isn’t as straight forward as in Photoshop. In Photoshop you grab a brush, or the burn tool and your mostly set to go. In Illustrator you first need your lineart vectorized and colored. I’ve covered this in my how to draw lineart in Illustrator, live trace and coloring in […]

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Adobe Illustrator – coloring

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This is my coloring process in adobe illustrator. If you made your lineart like in this tutorial or traced it like in this tutorial you can just pick up from there and color your lineart according to these guidelines. If you traced your image you first need to expand it. Select your entire traced image […]

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Adobe illustrator – Seamles pattern

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Creating a seamless pattern in Adobe Illustrator couldn’t be easier since Illustrator CS6. Illustrator has a built in option for creating patterns without having to meticulously plan and cut the image. Since it’s the holidays let’s make a Christmas pattern. I drew my images on a piece of paper by hand and placed (file/place) the […]

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Bottle mockup

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Mocking up a bottle in Photoshop is something that can either be very simple or a real nightmare. It all depends on the shape of the bottle and the sticker you are trying to put on it. First we open our blank bottle image. I got mine online for the purpose of this tutorial. Any […]

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Cutting out people in Photoshop

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Cutting out or singling out something in Photoshop can be a tedious task for a beginner. Detailed images are especially a pain. Things like fine hair or branches present a challenge. In this tutorial I’ll show you a couple of options. First pick For most beginners the eraser tool is the first thing they think […]

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T-shirt mockup

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Mocking up a T-shirt may seem difficult but in reality it’s easier than most mock up jobs. First we need photo of a T-shirt. This is basically the hardest part because we need a photo with a contrasting background so we can easily remove it in Photoshop. I’m using the image bellow but you can […]

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Business card mockup

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As a designer you have a clear understanding on how a product design will look when finished but a client may not. That’s why it’s imperative to mock up objects so the client has a visual representation. There are numerous products we could look at today but let’s start with some basics and then work […]