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Create a Wood Planks Typo with a Custom Pattern in Illustrator
Posted on 8/21/14 in Articles, Design
In this Illustrator Tutorial, learn how to create a Wood Pattern Text Effect with wood planks and a custom pattern, using the Pen Tool and a few effects.
Transform a Photo into a LEGO Block Piece of Art in Adobe Photoshop
Posted on 8/21/14 in Articles, Design
Use Adobe Photoshop to build a LEGO version of a photo. Use some clever filters and shadowing techniques to easily create the appearance of building a photo replica with hundreds...
Create 3D Pixel Art in Illustrator
Posted on 8/21/14 in Articles, Design
We are combining one of the most primitive and limited graphic techniques edited on a pixel level, with the modern sleek aesthetic of 3D effects. But the result is a juxtaposition...
How to Composite a Moon or Planet into a Photo with Photoshop
Posted on 8/20/14 in Articles, Design
This tutorial will teach you how to composite a moon or planet into a photograph using nothing but layer styles and masks in Photoshop.
Create a Raw Horror Movie Poster Design in Photoshop
Posted on 8/20/14 in Articles, Design
Follow this step by step tutorial to create an old school style horror movie poster. We’ll create a low-fi print effect with red on black and use a range of splatter brushes to...
How to Create Colorful Neon Text with Adobe Illustrator
Posted on 8/20/14 in Articles, Design
In the following Quicktip you will learn how to create a colorful neon text effect. By first using a thick font and the Round Any Corner Script you will create the letter shapes....
How to Create a Pop Art Avatar with Adobe Illustrator
Posted on 8/20/14 in Articles, Design
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to recreate the illustration style used for Pop Art.
The Hidden Power of the Average Command: Creating Swirly Type
Posted on 8/19/14 in Articles, Design
In this tutorial we will explore the "Average" command in Adobe Illustrator, and learn how to use it in rather unusual way. In this case, we'll create abstract swirls using...
Create a Simple Power Button in Adobe Illustrator
Posted on 8/19/14 in Articles, Design
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple power button in Adobe Illustrator.
How to Create a Hand Drawn Style Text Effect
Posted on 8/19/14 in Articles, Design
In the following tutorial you will learn how to use different brushes and effects to create a hand drawn text effect. Perfect for illustrative designs, you will create a cute and...
14 Reasons to Abandon Your Dream of Becoming a Graphic Designer
Posted on 8/18/14 in Articles, Design
Not everyone is cut out to be a designer, and this list will open your eyes to some of the negative aspects of working in the creative industry.
Create a Slick Golden Text Effect with Adobe Illustrator
Posted on 8/18/14 in Articles, Design
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a slick golden text effect. Although it's a pretty short tutorial, the sixteen steps cover many techniques and effects that...

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