Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a simple vector soldier character. We’ll begin by building the structure of the character with basic shapes, then adjust the line weights to create definition between the elements. To bring the character to life we’ll add blocks of colour before finishing it all off with a simple shading technique.
Posts from January, 2011
LoveGrid is the latest theme available exclusively to Access All Areas members. I’ve been working on the design on and off over the past few months and have finally finished it off as a complete theme ready for you to download and use on your own websites. Are you a fan of grid based designs? This theme might be just up your street!
In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have a fabulous lighting effects tutorial, an guide to getting started with HTML emails, a colourful digital art tutorial, a unique photomanipulation tutorial and an overview of optimizing web forms.
Follow this step by step guide to giving your photos a cool vintage Polaroid style effect in Photoshop. We’ll adjust the colours of the image with adjustment layers then use Photoshop brushes to distress the photograph for an aged appearance.
I’ve always love browsing the amazing style of art known as Vexel illustration and recently I decided to finally give it a go myself. Follow this step by step tutorial for the making of my first vector art portrait of Tron Legacy’s Quorra. Learn how the portrait is carefully traced and vectorized in Adobe Illustrator to create an interesting vexel style design.
In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have a cool album art tutorial; a sweet candy cane typography effect tutorial; the answer to the common question, What font should I use?; a roundup of 2010’s best vector tutorials and a collection of beautiful typography in web design.