New Course: Vector Avatar Creation for Beginners

What You’ll Be Creating Vector Avatar Creation for Beginners is the ideal course for those who are new to Adobe Illustrator and don’t know where to start. In this course, you’ll learn step by step, shape by shape, how to create a cartoon-style avatar from a stock image.

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Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, July Edition

Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by you, the Tuts+ community! Every day visitors like you take the time to not only read our tutorials but try them out. This is an assortment of those comment submissions found throughout the Design & Illustration section. Check out this round of results and join in for the next roundup, published next month! Vector Tutorial Results The first set of pieces were taken from the comment sections of vector tutorials in an assortment of vector drawing programs.

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Meet Tuts+ Reader Crystal Adkins

Name: Crystal Adkins Location: Pineville, West Virginia Topics of Interest: Web Development, Graphic Design Occupation: Entrepreneur For the latest installment in our series of Tuts+ community stories, we’re taking you to the small town of Pineville in rural West Virginia, to hear how Crystal Adkins turned a personal blog into a full-time business. The Start of the Adventure When Crystal Adkins and her husband bought a mobile home in early 2011, she had no idea that it would lead to a successful web business.

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25 Fascinating Websites with Captivating Visual Storytelling

With today’s HTML and CSS furthering the web designers’ ability to create mesmerizing animations and parallax effects, new web designs have emerged that offer fascinating experience to their visitors. Though this kind of designs can be attractive and tempting, displaying the right amount of animation, characters, and movements can be challenging to balance and therefore, tricky to pull off. If you’re a planning to design or own a website like this, it could be wise to check out some examples that will give you some precious ideas on how you will create it

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25 Fascinating Websites with Captivating Visual Storytelling

Quick Tip: How to Create Depth of Field in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating Sometimes our artwork can look a bit flat and two-dimensional, but there is a quick fix for this! I will show you how using Photoshop’s default soft brush (with a few minor tweaks) and Layer Masks, you can create the illusion of depth of field in your artwork. What Is Depth of Field

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How to Create a Set of Ice Cream Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating In today’s tutorial we will get to create something really sweet—yes, you guessed it, ice cream! OK, so it’s not real ice cream, but we will be making some cool little icons that will leave your taste buds craving. We will focus on using the Rounded Rectangle Tool to create the shapes, in combination with different Blending Modes and Gradients in order to get that interesting glow effect

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How to Create a Set of Ice Cream Icons in Adobe Illustrator

Photoshop For Kids: Fun Reflections!

What You’ll Be Creating Children frequently imagine mirrors to be something mysterious. “What if that isn’t really my reflection, but another person who looks just like me!?” It’s a fun and fascinating idea, that the reflected surface is really a window into an alternate existence.

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Photoshop For Kids: Fun Reflections!