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10 Tricks From 3D Modeling That You Can Use in Digital Painting

What You'll Be Creating The biggest problem with digital painting is that it's seen as quite a spontaneous activity—you don't think, you just get an idea and try to present it with all the resources available. When the outcome is far from your expectations, you just consider yourself talentless and lose heart. Show More Summary

LIGHTROOM TIP: Organizing Collections From Folders

Hey everyone. Sorry for being away lately. If you follo […]

A Recipe for Creating an Epic-Looking Shot

Above: Here’s the final image. Click on it so you can see it larger (it makes it much more epic).  Now, you’ll notice I didn’t see “the” recipe — I said “a” recipe (because there are many), but this is one I use again and again, in lots of different situations, that’s surprisingly quick and easy toContinue...

Freebie: PotPourri Texture Pack

We have decided to post a new texture pack for free, this time including 5 potpourri textures. TextureQualityPro is the creator of this pack and was founded by Andrea Donetti, an italian photographer. TextureQualityPro offers free and premium Textures and Backgrounds for creative works and is regularly updated. All images are in jpeg format. All [...]

Create Sticker-like Music Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating It's time to update the look of your desktop icon set starting with the icons for your music player or MP3s. With this sticker-style icon tutorial, you'll learn how to combine gradient shapes, effects in the Appearance...Show More Summary

Check Out the Cutting-Edge Inkscape Features Coming Soon

Today, we're going to do something a little different. Let's take a look at the upcoming Inkscape 0.91 (that's currently in development) and explore some of the best new features that will make our vector lives that much better. If you'd like to follow along, I'm going to be using Inkscape 0.91 pre 1.0 which you can grab right here. Show More Summary

We're Hiring Design & Illustration Course Instructors for Tuts+

If you have an overflowing design or illustration portfolio, and a craving to share your knowledge, then we have an opportunity for you. How would you like to work with a dynamic team of instructors, whose mission is to educate a large,...Show More Summary

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Hacking Photoshop and Hidden & Hard To Find Features in Photoshop with Ben Willmore Hacking Photoshop means changing existing features to make them do things they weren’t originally designed to do, finding little hidden gems that can be used in different ways, and discovering new ways to think about Photoshop. Photoshop is jam packed withContinue...

How to Create Summer Road Trip Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Like traveling, and designing classic cartoon-style artwork in InDesign? Then you'll love this tutorial. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a fun summer road trip cartoon-style illustration. You will draw a sketch using the Pencil Tool (N) and then outline it with the Pen Tool (P). Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Pete Collins!

This picture is a reminder of what it is all about… the joy of the moment, not the size of the fish! What do you do when your creative tank is empty? How do you recharge? Most of us tend to try to be fiercely independent and when we can’t seem to find the motivation,Continue...

Packaging Design in InDesign: Create A Grunge-Effect CD Cover

What You'll Be Creating Packaging design can be an intimidating subject for new designers. Visualising how something may appear and function as a 3D object can be difficult when creating flat templates, particularly in absence of any industrial-scale printing equipment at home. Show More Summary

Create 5 High-Impact Typography Effects in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be Creating InDesign is the best Adobe tool for creating traditional and expertly crafted typography. Designers often are quick to jump over to Illustrator or Photoshop if they want to create more unique and contemporary text effects. Show More Summary

My First Football Shoot of The Season is This Saturday. Whoo Hoo!!!

Oh man, it’s been a long time since last football season — nearly seven months, but preseason has already started and next Friday I’m shooting my first Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game (I’m shooting the Bucs for Zuma Press again this season, and I’ll be picking up some other games when the Bucs are onContinue...

The A to Z of Pixelmator

Pixelmator is an easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editing app for the Mac. It is packed with useful tools, some of which you might be familiar with and some you might have never used. This A-Z list breaks down these tools with a link to a Pixelmator tutorial here on Tuts+ or a description of what each tool can do. Show More Summary

How to Draw Animals: Cows and Other Bovines

What You'll Be Creating Although cows may not seem like the most graceful animals, they're a great material to study. In this tutorial I'll show you everything you need to know about anatomy of cow, but also American bison, cape buffalo and yak. Show More Summary

BREAKING NEWS: Announcing My 7th Annual “Worldwide Photo Walk”

NOTE: Sign-ups for the walks will be open today at 3:00 PM (New York Time). I’m very excited to announce the official date for: Scott Kelby’s 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ (the world’s largest Photo Walk, with walks in over 1,200 cities last year) and  we want you to be a part of this fun, free, global,Continue...

Human Anatomy Fundamentals: How to Draw Feet

What You'll Be Creating The foot may well be the most neglected part of the body, largely because it's so often hidden inside a shoe, or simply left outside the frame of the drawing – out of sight and out of mind. This unfamiliarityShow More Summary

It’s “Prune Your Portfolio” Friday

So what exactly is pruning? Many of us have been posting our images online for years now. We started with a SmugMug account, or a flickr account or 500px.or maybe even a custom portfolio site of our own, and we put up whatever our best images were at the time. Of course, over the yearsContinue...

Design a Minimalist Hair Salon Website in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Do you like sleek, elegant websites? Then make sure to buckle up, because in this tutorial you will find out how to combine simplicity and elegance in this one page website in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorialShow More Summary

How to Create a Book Template in InDesign

What You'll Be Creating Setting up templates for your book projects is a great time saver that allows you to use the same document again and again. This tutorial will walk you through the basics of setting up a book template in InDesign including the cover, spine and inside pages. Show More Summary

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