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Video Tutorial: How To Create a Mosaic Text Effect

In today’s video tutorial I’m going to take you through a process I’ve come up with for creating a mosaic tile effect, using a mix of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. This kind of tiled effect has been quite trendy over recent years, made popular by Nick Misani and his ‘Fauxsaics‘ series, where he would produce illustrations of the place names he traveled to in the style of the kind of classic mosaic tile art found in hotel foyers and subway stations. Those Fauxsaics are painstakingly created by hand by drawing each individual tile, but my process uses the power of Adobe Illustrator to achieve a similar look. We’ll then transfer the art over to Photoshop to help boost the realism with texturing and the must-have pair of superimposed feet.

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Video Tutorial: 3D Tube Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial we’re going to have some fun using Illustrator’s blend tool to create a cool three dimensional type effect that looks like it’s made out of a long bendy tube. We’ll then apply an effect which gives it somewhat of a furry appearance, making it a useful trick to keep in mind for whenever you might need to make some creative artwork for titles or logos.

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Video Tutorial: How To Create a Distorted Wavy Lines Effect

One of my latest free downloads is a set of Abstract Stripes Backgrounds, featuring a series of distorted lines in a variety of wavy layouts. One of the commenters on the post was curious to know how they were made, so I figured I’d use the topic for this week’s video tutorial. Follow along with this quick and easy process using Illustrator and Photoshop to produce these abstract creations yourself, which can then be used to make artistic posters or to add visually backgrounds to your design work.

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Video Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicles in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’ll show you how to make your own tasty popsicles or lollipop graphics. We’ll use a range of handy Illustrator tools to create the first colourful lollipop, then build upon each subsequent illustration with new additions which provide an opportunity to touch on different tools and techniques, then we’ll add some subtle texturing with my free watercolour circle textures.

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Video Tutorial: Gradient Orbs in Adobe Illustrator

Today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial is a quick and easy guide to creating a vibrant gradient orb. It’s a simple process that uses just the Gradient Mesh and Warp tools in Illustrator, but the result is pretty cool. Being vector based means these orb graphics are extremely versatile, so they can be used for all kinds of branding projects, or just to create fun artwork.

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Video Tutorial: Neon Effect in Illustrator and Photoshop

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to create a bright neon sign effect using the powers of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. While it is possible to construct the entire artwork in Photoshop alone, Illustrator offers some useful tools for producing the initial layout with its vector shape building capabilities. Where Photoshop really shines is with its various layer style options that can be configured to create vibrant lighting effects, which are perfect for depicting a realistic, illuminated neon sign.