- Cat illustration tutorial
Creating unique and original characters doesn’t always have to be hard. In this tutorial you will learn how to design simple graphics using Illustrator and Photoshop CS4.
- How to create a simple vector illustration using Photoshop
Vectors are now gaining popularity among Digital illustrators, graphic, and web designers, for it’s versatility in different resolutions that it doesn’t loss any quality at all. In this article, I’m going to show you the process of how to create vector portraits from an image reference using Adobe Photoshop CS5.
- Illustration Freelance Survival Guide
I’ve had some discussion lately with several peer vector illustrators about freelance work and dealing with clients. If you are curious about freelance career in illustration and want to learn more about it, this article will show you the step by step process using a case study of a freelance job I recently finished. Hopefully you will find some interesting and useful tips in this reading.
- World in Curves
Process of creating Vector Art or Photomanipulation is an interesanting process that makes you think in various layers. Everything that comes on your mind you can execute in so many different ways using photoshop and illustrator, from drawing rectangle to most complicated illustrations you can experiment and find your own way of making it happen.
- Interview with Peter Piper
An interview with Peter Gajdos who will tell us something more about his work as a graphic designer and reveal some of his future plans.
- Gallery of Toondra Studio
Robots illustration 5
Illustrator is a powerful tool to illustrate your ideas (from illustrations to interface design) yet you can use Photoshop to spice up your final illustration and give a little bit more personality in your style. Below you can see an overview of my standard workflow to create my designs, which I usually export to Photoshop for the final touches. If you are familiar with Photoshop, you will see some common things in Illustrator but the design approach is different. The most common tools and commands you need to start diving into the Illustrator’s world are the Pen Tool, Black and White Arrow (the black moves the whole shape, the white moves selected vector points), the Arrange menu command to stack shapes on z-axis, Pathfinder commands to compound new shapes, Blending Modes and some extra hidden gems in the app’s menus.