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Video Tutorial: Isometric City Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you a really useful technique for creating isometric art, in particular an isometric city scene with loads of skyscrapers and bright neon lights. Usually, isometric illustrations would be drawn with the help of a grid, but this method makes it easy to build simple 3D objects in a range of shapes and sizes. Decorating the objects to turn then into skyscrapers is easy too. I’ll show you how you can add colourful shapes to represent the windows, without having to worry about getting the angles right.

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Video Tutorial: Stipple Shading Tattoo Illustration in Photoshop

Follow along with today’s Photoshop video tutorial to create a bold and vibrant illustration of a snake. We’ll start with a loose, initial sketch, then I’ll show you some helpful brush settings for accurately outlining your illustration. The artwork is brought to life when colour is added, then it really starts to take shape when you apply the stipple shading. A bit of polish with some Photoshop layer styles adds some finishing touches, then an old paper texture helps achieve that old-school tattoo flash look.

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Video Tutorial: How To Create Seamless Turing Patterns

In today’s video tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a series of detailed, organic patterns, which have become generally known as ‘Turing Patterns’. Based on the research into reaction-diffusion patterns in nature by mathematician Alan Turing, these graphics are made up of intricate stripes, spots, and spirals. I’ll show you how a clever 3-step process in Photoshop can be used to create the effect, then I’ll explain how you can convert the patterns into seamlessly repeating patterns for use in Photoshop and Illustrator.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Gold Foil Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a handy technique for creating a gold foil effect that looks just like the hot foil stamping printing finish that adds luxurious embellishments to printed products. We’ll first create a shiny gold texture, then apply it to some text with the help of a mask. To simulate the appearance of real foil stamping, we’ll finish it off with subtle effects like a paper texture and minor edge distortions.