In this tutorial I show you how to make a post ink stamp like you would see stamped over the payment stamp on your received letters. This tutorial is really easy and aimed at beginners. It covers things like typing on a path, pen tool and using the transparency/opacity mask.
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Below is the Texture I use in this tutorial, Click for full size
The pathfinder is a very handy set of tools which allows you to merge, cut out or subtract shapes from another. The following tutorials go over the more common uses for pathfinder and serve as a simple introduction into using them.
In this tutorial I am going to show you how to make a simple vote badge. The process is really easy and is a great introduction for beginners into making stuff in Adobe Illustrator.
Watch the video below:
In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to make dotted lines in Illustrator. The effect is very easy and customisable.
I'm also going to do something different today and offer this tutorial as both a video cast and a written tutorial. So click the video below to watch or continue reading.
So the first step is to obviously open a new document of any size and draw out a line using the line tool. Make sure the line has a stoke so you can see it.
Now we want to bring up our Stroke dialogue window. This can be done by going to windows > stroke or by pressing Ctrl + F10
Your Stroke box should look like the image below, if you're missing options click the little dialogue menu on the top right of the box and tick "Show options".
Now we want to click the round cap option shown below
Then we want to tick the dashed line and enter the following values: dash: 0 pt and Gap: 16pt
And there you have it, a dotted line.
You can also customise the values to get different sizes, to increase the size of the dot, simply increase the size of the stroke. To increase the gap between the dots, increase the gap value. As long as the dash value is 0pt the dot will remain round.
In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to make a simple brush pre-set in Photoshop.
These brushes are more ideally used as a stamp rather than a drawing brush, but are really useful none the less. I really like using brushes like this for adding details to retro/vintage designs to add a worn-torn look to things. To find out how to make them, just watch the video below, it's really easy.
In this tutorial I am going to show you how to add vectorised textures to a vector object to make it look worn/vintage. It is a very easy process and the finial product will be able to resized freely without loosing quality.
In this Tutorial I will be showing you how to make a rising sun graphic in adobe Illustrator. This is also a good insight into making sun rays really quick.
You can watch how to make this in the following YouTube clip.
It is very easy and a time saver when confronted with drawing each of the rays individually....pft who would do that when you could just do them all in 4-6 clicks
In this tutorial I go over the fundamentals of how I colour my pencil and ink drawings in Photoshop. I'll go through things like scanning your image, adjusting levels to darking your lines and get rid of pencil smudges quickly, and colour your image without destroying your pencils.
It's half an hour long so sit back and enjoy. Who knows you might pick up some new tricks :)
A quick animation I made up the couple of days. I'm going to try and roll out a few more short animations in the next coming weeks and see if I can make this a regular thing. I'm Also thinking of making a few how videos mostly on the way I draw and colour in Photoshop and maybe some animation info.