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Photoshop Tutorial: ‘Pixel Sorting’ Stretched Pixel Glitch Art Effect

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create an abstract piece of artwork using the pixel sorting effect, where coloured pixels of an image are stretched to create a detailed visual effect. Authentic pixel sorting is a type of glitch art that is usually generated by computer code, but we’ll be replicating the appearance with Photoshop’s built-in filters. If you search for pixel sorting artwork on sites such as Pinterest you’ll see some great examples of this art style where the effect is combined with photographs, usually with these extended pixels creating a melting or drooping appearance, or totally replacing a subject’s entire face to create a surreal image. That’s exactly what we’ll be producing in this tutorial, an abstract art piece that features a hooded figure with long glitchy pixels that extend vertically from his face.

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How to Create a Colourful Stacked Text Effect

In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colourful text effect with several stacked text elements that are progressively spaced further apart and transition through the colour spectrum to produce a rainbow effect. It reminds me of the kind of retro design you might see on an old VHS tape box or an ad for an 80s technology brand. Illustrator‘s Blend Tool will be used to create the basic stacking text effect, but I will also show you a trick to alter the spacing of the text with a cool easing effect and show how to give the vector artwork the look of an old, damaged VHS tape box by adding textures in Adobe Photoshop.

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Illustrator Tutorial: Sketch to Vector Character Illustration

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you my process of converting a rough sketch into a vector illustration by turning one of my old doodles into a cute yeti cartoon character. By tracing the initial sketch with as many basic shapes as possible, we can achieve a simple ‘flat’ illustration style. The addition of colour fills and strokes using a cold palette of pale blue hues really brings the character to life, then I’ll show you an easy shading technique that enhances your illustration while retaining the simplified ‘flat’ vector look.

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How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a clever combination of Photoshop filters that converts an image into a realistic looking watercolour painting effect. A range of built-in filters will produce the foundations of the effect, then the addition of a paper texture and some finishing touches with a watercolour Photoshop brush pack adds an extra level of realism to produce a convincing final result.

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How to Create a Geometric Triangle Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a geometric pattern using tessellating triangle shapes with a randomised colour scheme. This detailed mosaic effect is ideal for adding colourful backgrounds to your designs, or even as interesting abstract poster art. I’ll share a secret that helps to dramatically speed up the process by randomly adding colour fills to each shape automatically, and keep watching to see how this pattern can be processed to seamlessly repeat across an infinite area.