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Create a Tasty Pretzel Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a fun pretzel inspired text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We will begin with the text then we’ll add some dimension to it with the help of the Bas Relief effect, a simple trick which allows you to add highlights and shading in one step. Show More Summary

Introducing Avocode — PSD to Code Without Photoshop

Photoshop has been a part of web design for years, and it’s very likely to continue as such for a long time. If you design for the web using Photoshop, or you’re a developer who handles coding up PSDs, it’s likely there are a few issues you run into on a regular basis. Show More Summary

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Aviation Photography: Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them Join Moose Peterson, world-renowned wildlife and aviation photographer, alongside Scott Kelby, for a live webcast of the world premiere of Moose’s latest project. Together they’ll take us through this exhilarating documentary of two World War II pilots and the planes they loved and flew. Filmed onContinue...

Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw Children

As a cartoonist and a recent father (of one lovely six month old princess), drawing babies and children takes on a new meaning to me. The difference between the drawing of an adult and a drawing of a baby, a child or a teenager is directly related to their anatomical proportions. Show More Summary

How to Render Short, Detailed Hair in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating You'd think that long hair was the hardest hair to render... well that and curly hair, however I have news for you. From my experience from vectoring hundreds of vector portraits, short hair has always been more time consuming and required more precision. Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jeremy Cowart!

For years now, I’ve always preached the importance and value of personal projects or personal work. The million dollar question that I always get asked is any variation of “How do I get work? How do I get to where you are? How do I make a living as a photographer?” Well, the best answerContinue...

Design a Crazy Retro Poster with Quirky Lettering in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial we will create a crazy poster, illustrating a famous quote by Oscar Wilde – “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”. We’ll apply various Warp Effects to create the elements easily. Learn to make a gentle grain effect to give our poster a vintage look and do some freehand lettering. Show More Summary

Some Quick Tuesday Stuff

Above: iPhone shot of Bruno Mars in concert. Whew!!! What a busy travel week. On Saturday I snuck the wifey off to Vegas to see Bruno Mars in concert at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan Hotel (it was a surprise birthday present — her birthday was a few weeks ago), and we had an absoluteContinue...

How to Write in the Sand in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Adobe Photoshop's Layer Styles are one of the quickest, yet most effective ways of achieving many different effects. This tutorial will show you how to combine the power of Layer Styles along with a couple ofShow More Summary

I’m Bringing My “Shoot Like a Pro” Seminar to Swingin’ London Baby, Yeah!

Greetings from the Airport (well, I’m already on the plane, so “greetings from the Tarmac — I’m on my way to New York to shoot the US Open Tennis Tournament, which kicks off today. But first….I’m heading to London!!! When: Friday, 10, October Where: Conference Centre Westminster Tickets: Only 99£ at http://kelbyone.com/live/uk/ Earlybird Discount: Use theContinue...

Don't Take It Personally: How to Make Critique Work for You

As an artist, you're under constant critique. It doesn't always feel good, actually, it's mostly hurtful and gives away all the pleasure of creation. The pressure to meet the standards and not to be critiqued negatively is so strong that it may easily stop one from drawing. Show More Summary

Community Project Showcase: Creative Selfies - Part Three

Looking for the other amazing entries we received? Then check out Part One and Part Two of our Creative Selfie Showcase. Community Project Showcase: Creative Selfies - Part Three Today we bring you the long awaited part three of our Creative Selfie Community Project here on Tuts+. Show More Summary

Understanding Auto, Optical and Metrics Kerning in Adobe Illustrator

What is Kerning? Kerning is the process of adjusting the space between pairs of letters to give them a more pleasing visual flow. Typically, kerning is used in large text such as headlines or titles though it can be used in body text. Show More Summary

OK, Are You Ready for a Really Cool Contest?

It’s called “Expose Yourself With Scott Kelby” (I didn’t name it. I would have named it “Get nudie-nude naked and naughty with DJ Scott-Scotty K and the fully clothed nudists” but they voted it down). Anyway, if you are picked as the winner, you win a Sony RX-100 Camera, so if you can get pastContinue...

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Free Expo Pass for Photoshop World Las Vegas If you can’t attend the full three-day training conference, you can still take part in the Free Expo that’s headed for Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. Check out the show floor, packed with free classes, product demos, and exclusive show specials from the hottest namesContinue...

Design an Eye-Catching Voucher in Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Welcome to another Photoshop print design tutorial. In this tutorial, we'll learn how to create a nice clean looking design for a present voucher. Follow along to learn some new techniques and basic knowledge when designing artworks for print. Show More Summary

How to Create a Vintage Floral Arrangement Painting in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will learn how to create vintage floral arrangement painting in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to create your own paint brushes and use them. By the end of the tutorial, you will have a beautiful vintage floral bouquet illustration that looks like a real canvas painting! 1. Show More Summary

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jason Groupp!

Howdy folks! I hope you’re having a great summer! Here in NYC I feel like we’ve had a bit more rain than in the past, but all in all it’s been a very pleasant season, albeit a fast one! I feel like we were just celebrating Memorial Day, and now I’m suddenly busy preparing forContinue...

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