Avatar Tutorial

It’s always fun making character illustrations, but even more so when that character is based on an actual person! Cartoon style avatars are commonly used for their balance between resembling the person they’re representing, whilst retaining some anonymity.Read More →

Illustrator live trace tutorial

Using Illustrator live trace – For this tutorial, I am using an old illustration from an American newspaper. The illustration is a line drawing of a mother and daughter.Read More →

Beautiful Portraits of Newborn Babies Snuggling With Baby Animals

London based photographer Sujata Setia‘s latest series features snoozing babies with baby animals, capturing the adorable twosomes in all their adorableness. Her series was inspired by her puppy, Mustang, who is so adorable that clients would often ask Sujata if he could be a part of their child’s photoshoot. Source:Read More →

Facebook Friends screenshot

I use Facebook both professionally and personally and in doing this I have a responsibility to keep my data as secure as possible.  Facebook does not always facilitate this as its Privacy Settings are scattered throughout Facebook.  You may have to visit multiple areas to change those settings and it can become a confusing process.Read More →

Sailor Moon Cover

Learn how to draw “Sailor Moon” – “Sailor Moon,” a blond ponytailed teenager, and her girlfriends are on the way to combat evil and sexism — and sell as many dolls, trinkets and toys as possible.  The Japanese creators of the Sailor Moon cartoon attribute its immense popularity in Japan to the casting of strong females as central characters.  The American version will retain female empowerment as a frequent theme.Read More →

A landscape with tyre tracks through field

Landscape photography is about the beauty and the sheer unpredictability of nature…qualities that are difficult to capture for all time in a photograph. Are you looking for some guidance as to how to get your landscape photography to stand out from the crowd? Source: 10 Unique Landscape Photography Tips ToRead More →

Selection of polaroid photos placed at the feet model

Web-quality imagery is always a balancing act between using the smallest possible file size while providing good image quality. Embedding a photo straight off your DSLR may look nice, but it will slow your website’s load to a crawl, while an over-compressed image may improve the speed of your siteRead More →

Lights photographed with a high shutter speed.

Creating abstracts by manipulating your shutter speed means that you need to see movement happening and think about how you want to capture it. Whenever I see a real Claude Monet painting, I am amazed by his ability to transform a scene and make it seem like it is dancingRead More →

Cocofloss design portfolio photograph

The presentation is crucial in a design portfolio. And whether the final outcome is digital or printed, a beautifully art-directed approach to photographing your work can help you stand out from the crowd. The best cameras for creatives in 2018 This is particularly true of printed collateral and packaging work,Read More →

Common Portrait Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid

Portrait photography is hard. So here are three videos with some tips to help you avoid some of the most commonly made mistakes in portrait photography.Read More →

3 panelled image of illustrator drawing a whale

Sonja Stangl tells us her 10 favourite coloured pencil techniques – to help artists currently using the medium and inspire those who haven’t picked up a coloured pencil since childhood. Source: 10 tips for drawing with coloured pencilsRead More →

5 vertical panelled illustrations for UX designers

I know what you thought while reading the title—Why UX/UI designer should know how to… code, right? That’s a vital discussion indeed, but this article highlights a completely different theme and I’ll tell you why it’s that important. Source: Why UX/UI designer should know how to draw illustrations and whatRead More →

Wonderland photo manipulation

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a photo manipulation scene based on “Alice in Wonderland”. First, we’ll build the base scene using several stock images. After that, we’ll add flowers and plants, create a tree, import mushrooms, and blendRead More →

Photoshop desktop with levels window open

In Photoshop, both the levels and curves adjustment layers allow you to control the tone of your image. So which should you use? I’m a curves man myself, but watching this excellent tutorial helped me better understand the use of levels. Source: Everything You Need to Know About Levels inRead More →

Becoming a master of curves adjustments in Adobe Photoshop

In most photo editing software solutions, you have access to curves adjustments. These come in different forms and some software even allows you to access separate curves for different colour channels, offering, even more, editing control. Source: Becoming a master of curves adjustments in Adobe PhotoshopRead More →

Forced perspective can be a highly useful tool for photographers and Michael Paul Smith takes the technique to exciting places using his vast collection of die-cast model cars. Forced perspective is an illusion-based photography trick in which you incorporate objects that are far away, and appear smaller, into a closerRead More →

What You’ll Be Creating Want to warp some text? In this video from my course, 10 Essential Design Tips in Adobe Illustrator, you’ll learn all the ins and outs of distorting and warping text in Adobe Illustrator. How to Warp Text in Adobe Illustrator Prepare the Text for Warping SoRead More →

  What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a travel brochure template in Adobe InDesign. This stylish design is the perfect promotional tool for travel agents. Or why not adapt it into a travel guide or vacation catalog? Source: How to Make a Travel BrochureRead More →

  The clever folks at Apple have made their iPhones so intuitive that most people learn how to use them as they go along. However, that learn-as-you-go approach means there are countless tricks and features you’ve probably overlooked. Source: Here are 9 of the coolest iPhone tips and tricks youRead More →

In this tutorial, we’ll make a fun and very simple stencil that we can use on a variety of surfaces which includes t-shirts, walls, and canvas bags. The possibilities only end with your imagination. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, I’ll create a mouse in a teacup design in Adobe IllustratorRead More →