Sometimes it’s fun to create a logo design for a fictional client. Just pick a design style and play around with a concept of your choice without the hassle of the client approval process. This also gives you the chance to experiment with styles and trends you’ve seen around but never had the opportunity to try yourself. In this tutorial we’re going to create a logo design for a classic barber shop using the popular vintage theme. Follow the step by step guide to see how each individual element is crafted in Adobe Illustrator.
While I’m no pro videographer I do enjoy creating videos of my adventures on an amateur level. Recently I’ve been editing loads of footage from our road trip honeymoon in the USA, so I thought I’d share some of the techniques I’ve developed in Adobe Premiere to create cool vintage or retro style video effects. In this tutorial I’ll show you how I created an old style discoloured effect with film burns.
If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know I love creating artwork in Illustrator using simple or basic shapes. This tutorial takes that idea to the extreme by using nothing by the rectangle tool to create a simple 8-bit style pixel character. Pixels are usually associated with Photoshop, but the great thing about Illustrator is your artwork is 100% vector, so unlike Photoshop you can scale your design to any size while retaining those blocky 8-bit characteristics.
We’re probably all familiar with the classic techniques of photographic toning from seeing various examples of Sepia toned images, but for years analog photographers have been experimenting with chemical toners to create various processing effects. One such technique is to split tone a print to create a dark blue and copper coloured image with a dark dejected mood. In this tutorial we’ll look at using Photoshop to replicate this classic technique in digital form, using Color Balance adjustments to achieve the same range of blue and yellow tones.
If you’ve been a reader of my blog you’ll know I love a good badge or emblem style logo design. I’ve done a couple of tutorials before and featured plenty of great examples in showcases. Today I fancied creating another logo of my own, so I used the IGN Alliance network my @spoonergaming alter-ego is a part of to create a military style emblem. Follow this step by step Illustrator to see how the whole thing was put together, using various tools to create the range of vector shapes.
Today’s Illustrator tutorial is perfect for beginners. You don’t need to be a master illustrator to create cool artwork, just using simple shapes and limiting yourself with a small colour palette can result in some great designs and artworks. In this tutorial we’ll use Illustrator’s basic shapes and tools to create a stylized landscape scene illustration then finish it off in Photoshop with the addition of some texturing.