Unusual Sources Of Inspiration- 45 Killer Graffiti Characters To Inspire You

March 2, 2021 by Jon 13 Comments The usual places for inspiration simply don’t cut it at times, so let’s explore a somewhat unusual place to find design inspiration – Graffiti Characters. Avid fans of the art, you know that graffiti can definitely be a source of inspiration when you’re facing a roadblock. From colors… Continue reading Unusual Sources Of Inspiration- 45 Killer Graffiti Characters To Inspire You

How to Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster

What You’ll Be Creating Learn how to create a Shepard Fairey Photoshop effect with the help of Illustrator with this poster tutorial.  This tutorial is inspired by Shepard Fairey’s famous political poster series for the Obama Democratic Party campaign in the US in 2008 and now being recreated for the Time magazine cover for November… Continue reading How to Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster

Use a Tattoo Font to Add a Realistic Tattoo to a Photo in Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating A tattoo font is the easiest way to create a stylish tattoo in no time. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add a realistic tattoo in Photoshop using a tattoo font. We’re going to add some text effects to the font, warp it, and apply photo effects of texture… Continue reading Use a Tattoo Font to Add a Realistic Tattoo to a Photo in Photoshop

How to Create a ‘Stranger Things’ Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating This very quick tutorial will show you an easy way to create a text effect inspired by the ‘Stranger Things’ series, using only layer styles and some simple adjustments. Let’s get started! This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on Envato Market. You can get a very similar… Continue reading How to Create a ‘Stranger Things’ Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Professional Resume That Will Transform Your Job Application

Resumes’s are not just a document to present your education skills and experiences. Nowadays Resume have everything about your lifestyle, expertise, and thoughts about your future. So choose modern, creative and unique resume templates design. In this article we are presenting Professionally designed Resume Templates save you time and keep your resume clean and well-organized… Continue reading Professional Resume That Will Transform Your Job Application

Soft Skills Needed to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator: A Practical Guide

What You’ll Be Creating Looking on the internet, it’s fairly simple to find articles and information on creating a book—from how to do layout to character design, writing your own story, and so on. In my travels I found that unless you sat down with an experienced illustrator over a cup of coffee, you would… Continue reading Soft Skills Needed to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator: A Practical Guide

How to Use Style Sheets in Adobe InDesign

Designers are always divided on which tech or software to use. There is no single piece of software that can do it all. They’re all better in some areas and less strong in others. Many designers end up using the software that they started out with because it is quick and simple for them to… Continue reading How to Use Style Sheets in Adobe InDesign

Weekly Inspiration for Designers #83

via Muzli design inspiration Dashboard Analytics by Claudiu Cioba Plan by uixNinja Sneak Peak by Nick Franchi for Coulee Creative Social media tracking dashboard. by Kateryna Musayeva for Railsware interface by Linmuxi Barber hipster by Anton Fritsler (kit8) for Kit8 Raichu | #26 by Daniel Mackey Rebel Aces by Michael Fugoso Line-up #6 — Character design collection by vivien bertin Marvel Superheroes by Nejat Sezgin UofTMed — Summer… Continue reading Weekly Inspiration for Designers #83

10 Remedial Design Pointers for Developers

Here’s a situation which may be familiar to you: you’re a developer and you build a prototype to demonstrate something. It works just as you mean it to, but the looks of horror on your users’ faces tell you something is wrong–your demo looks like crap. Let’s look some simple guidelines and tips to help… Continue reading 10 Remedial Design Pointers for Developers

Animation for Beginners: How to Animate a Character Running

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we will be animating a cycle of a character running. In this case, the character will appear to be running in place. If this run cycle were to be incorporated into a movie, perhaps a background scrolling from right to left would be behind the character. Walks and… Continue reading Animation for Beginners: How to Animate a Character Running

Design a Custom, Print Ready Pocket Folder in Adobe InDesign

A pocket folder is a very powerful business device when created the right way. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up a dieline, create a multi-page spread with bleed to accommodate your dieline, and apply a full design to the exterior and interior of the pocket folder in Adobe InDesign. This pocket folder… Continue reading Design a Custom, Print Ready Pocket Folder in Adobe InDesign

Typography Basics for Developers

Typography is a fundamental element in any design that you work on. The main reason we have websites in the first place is to display information, and for that information to be consumed by users who come across it. While there may be many other elements to a website, at the core is content. That… Continue reading Typography Basics for Developers

How to Improvise Cheerful Forest Character Design in Adobe Illustrator

A lot of the pieces created in Adobe Illustrator are planned out well in advance. Sketches are imported, previous work traced, and you might build images with simple shape elements for graphic work. This tutorial will take you through improvising a character in the program from start to finish.   1. Build Up Your Characters… Continue reading How to Improvise Cheerful Forest Character Design in Adobe Illustrator

Creating a Vector Anime Character in Adobe Photoshop – Part 1: Sketch and Line Art

This tutorial, and its second counterpart, will walk you through the process of creating a simple anime character bust from start to finish. Here we focus on the drawing side of it and creating a clean sketch, which we then render with vector to create a line art. You will need a graphics tablet or… Continue reading Creating a Vector Anime Character in Adobe Photoshop – Part 1: Sketch and Line Art

Turn a Pencil Sketch Into a Colorful and Dynamic Character Illustration

Sketching out a character illustration can be a lot of fun. Giving that sketch life can be a challenging task, however. In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial, Ken Barthelmey will explain how to use Photoshop’s painting tools to turn a pencil sketch into a colorful and dynamic character illustration. In this process, he will show how… Continue reading Turn a Pencil Sketch Into a Colorful and Dynamic Character Illustration

The Sci-Fi and Character Illustrations of Patrick Reilly

Patrick Reilly is a U.S. based illustrator who specializes in fantasy, sci-fi, character, and environmental art. In this article, we will take a look at some of our favorite works in his portfolio.   Tales From Another World Jack Houston – Junga Concept Art Aladdin 2 Chunk the Zombie Color Bug Frenzy War The Machine… Continue reading The Sci-Fi and Character Illustrations of Patrick Reilly