How to Create a Lego Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a realistic-looking 3D text effect without utilizing any 3D software. I’ll specifically be using Adobe Photoshop but you should be able to do it in your favorite 3D software of choice.

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How to Create a Lego Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

How to Build Flexible and Lightweight UIs in Adobe Illustrator

Over the years, I’ve developed some methods and tricks to improve my productivity and work consistency. This tutorial will cover how to embrace modular thinking in your workflow, when building flexible and lightweight UIs using Adobe Illustrator CS5 (or above) along with some free resources.

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How to Build Flexible and Lightweight UIs in Adobe Illustrator

Create Two Colorful Children’s Book Illustrations in Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating Doodle up a cute design for a kids’ book and render it with Gradient Meshes, Blends, little sparkles, and various Blending Modes. Layered shapes pump this design and its counterpart up from being as simplistic as the initial sketch.

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Create Two Colorful Children’s Book Illustrations in Illustrator

To the Point: An Interview With Sirine Matta aka Miss Chatz

Today I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Sirine Matta a.k.a Miss Chatz , a very talented artist from the UAE. Firstly, I’d like to thank you for the interview. We’d like to understand how your interest for illustration started shaping up.

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To the Point: An Interview With Sirine Matta aka Miss Chatz

42 Awesome Graphic Styles and Appearance Panel Tutorials on Tuts+

We have posted several tutorials and written, to help ease you into mastering Graphic Styles and the Appearance panel. Check out the ones you may have missed or revisit those handy beginner tutorials.

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42 Awesome Graphic Styles and Appearance Panel Tutorials on Tuts+

Create a Vibrant Peacock in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we will get to know one of the most useful Adobe Illustrator features – the Appearance panel – and draw a fabulous colorful peacock with the help of various effects. The Appearance panel helps us to add as many fills and strokes as we need, applying various effects and arranging them in the necessary order, all applied to one object. Let’s start! 1.

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Create a Vibrant Peacock in Adobe Illustrator