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Create Lightsaber Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«In today’s tutori­al we will cre­ate inter­sect­ing futur­ist­ic lightsaber vec­tors with the help of the blend objects, blend­ing modes, and gradi­ent fills. The tutori­al is rel­at­ively simple and can be applied to many oth­er Illus­trat­or pro­jects. Let’s get star­ted!»

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Cutout Paper Style in Photoshop

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«It is been quite a long time since the last time I pos­ted a tutori­al. I haven’t for some reas­on stopped. I used to do this every week, it was part of my routine but little by little I stopped doing. I remem­ber nev­er hav­ing too much of hard time to come up with some­thing but without using it, I def­in­itely lost it. Now I am try­ing to cre­ate a routine again and write a few tutori­als per month.»

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Adobe Illustrator Tips for Beginners Based on a Newbie Experience

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Learn­ing a new tool or soft­ware could be quite an over­whelm­ing exper­i­ence for a begin­ner. It is not like old days were there were few known soft­wares with lim­ited func­tion­al­it­ies, and a new­bie could eas­ily get a step-by-step tutori­al to mas­ter them. With hun­dreds of apps and a wide range of cli­ent require­ments, it is some­times quite per­plex­ing for a begin­ner to fig­ure out where to start, what to learn and what they are allowed to skip.»

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Create Stunning HDR Images with Aurora HDR by Macphun and Trey Ratcliff

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Do you exper­i­ence the moment when the pho­tos you’ve taken don’t cap­ture what you saw? I’m pretty sure you aren’t the only one, I too exper­i­ence the same many times. The photo you took just doesn’t look as good. Even though the expos­ure is per­fect, but some part of the details are too dark or blown-out. There’s a solu­tion for this, it’s called HDR.»

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How to Create a Chalkboard Vector

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«In this tutori­al I’ll show you how to cre­ate a chalk­board vec­tor with some gradi­ents, a bristle brush, and some free­bies from Vec­tor Mill! The tutori­al is rel­at­ively simple and can be applied to many oth­er Illus­trat­or pro­jects.»

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How to Create the X-Men Character Gambit in Adobe Illustrator

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Although I’m not a cos­play­er myself, I do enjoy brows­ing inspir­ing cos­play cre­ations. One of my favour­ite forms of cos­play­ing is when people alter the gender or gender iden­tity of the char­ac­ter or cre­ate their own ver­sion of the character’s aes­thet­ic inspired by the ori­gin­al.»

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30 Tools That No Designer Should Live Without

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Design­ers are extremely busy people. Fact. Not only do they have to make time to find inspir­a­tion for their next pro­ject, man­age feed­back, attend meet­ings, and com­mu­nic­ate with their cli­ents, they also have to loc­ate the time to actu­ally sit down and do the work.»

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30 Fresh new Illustrator tutorials from 2016

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«One of the best ways to sharpen your designs skills hands down has to be by doing design tutori­als, where you can learn new tech­niques that can be applied to your designs. This round-up is focused on illus­trat­or, and we have roun­ded up the very best new illus­trat­or tutori­als cre­ated in 2016 to pro­duce this tre­mend­ous blog post.»

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Getting Started With Photoshop Actions

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«Actions are one of the most power­ful fea­tures in Adobe Pho­toshop. With actions you can auto­mate almost any­thing. If you have a pro­cess that you reg­u­larly do over and over, actions can really save you a lot of time.»

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How to Create a Set of Apple Product Icons Using Adobe Illustrator

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«It’s been a long time since we last did a quick tip on icons, so I thought that it would be nice to make one about some Apple products, and see how easy it is to cre­ate them using Adobe Illus­trat­or. We’ll be cre­at­ing four dif­fer­ent products: an iPod, an iMac, a Mighty Mouse and a Wacom Tab­let, which isn’t actu­ally made by Apple but it is part of their Pho­to­graphy & Cre­ativ­ity line of accessor­ies.»

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