In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial we’re going to create a cute cartoon style space scene illustration using simplified vector shapes and solid bold colours. We’ll be using a variety of tools and techniques which makes this a great tutorial for Illustrator newcomers. See how complete illustrations are built by combining lots of individually drawn elements.
Posts from October, 2013
A couple of week’s ago, I ran a deal on my Access All Areas membership with my friends over at Design Cuts. It was a huge success, with over 1000 of you grabbing the deal and joining the SpoonGraphics community. Design Cuts are currently running a brand new deal on Go Media’s Ultimate Vector Collection. The collection includes 1360 of Go Media’s most popular vectors for 93% off, and is their biggest vector pack of all time.
An amazing new resource has been added to the Access All Areas section today courtesy of RetroSupply Co. This exclusive RetroSupply Emergency Retro Kit contains a bunch of handmade design resources to give your design an instant retro fix. Choose from 9 high resolution textures and 6 Photoshop brushes to give your designs an authentic retro look.
No matter whether you’re presenting designs to a client or showcasing your latest work in your portfolio, taking the time to present your work can really boost its value and shows how the design works in its intended use. This collection of free PSD templates makes it easy to showcase your stationery & branding designs, business card and posters & leaflets in realistic settings as if they had been professionally printed and photographed.
I regularly post links to interesting design tutorials and articles over on my Twitter and Facebook accounts, but in case you missed them here’s a roundup of my top pickings from my recent browsing of the web. This month we have some great content from Tutorialzine, Psdtuts+, Veerle’s Blog, Ben Brush Design and Vectortuts+.
Earlier this year I posted a showcase of 80s inspired neon art featuring all kinds of bright fluoro colours and retro futuristic scenes. Having enjoyed browsing this style of art and listening to albums of 80s style electro synth music I decided to have a go at creating a design of my own. Follow this step by step tutorial to see how I put together the Electric Overdrive artwork with various texturing and lighting effects in Photoshop.