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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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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.Read 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 →

In my work as a teacher – and as an artist – I have noticed something that might sound very obvious but is rarely talked about in our journey to become better photographers. That is, how we live our day-to-day lives will show us where we are going wrong inRead More →

What You’ll Be Creating If you want to learn how to draw lips and a mouth without a reference, you need to understand their anatomical structure first. In this tutorial, I will show you where the form of the mouth comes from, and how to draw lips in various shapesRead More →

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a colourful 3D floral collage featuring a beautiful woman. First, we’ll isolate the model from the background. After that, we’ll add our background. Source: How to Create a 3D Floral Collage in AdobeRead More →

AI isn’t the only buzzword when it comes to smartphone photography. Portrait mode has taken the world by storm as it gives anyone the ability to snap photos with a shallow depth of field. Ah. . .sweet, delicious bokeh. If you don’t have the latest flagship smartphone, but want toRead More →

What You’ll Be Creating Make a fabulous photo collage inspired by Beyoncé! Learn how in the quick video below. Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Beyoncé Photo Collage Could your Instagram use a little glam? In this video, I was inspired by Queen Bey’s Instagram to create a fun, fashion-forward photo collage.Read More →

What You’ll Be Creating Learn how to add beautiful typography to your photos! See how in this quick video below. Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Photo Typography Write inspiring messages on your photos for Instagram! In this video, I’ll show you how to decorate this portrait with creative typography in Photoshop.Read More →

  What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, we’ll look at different ways of drawing cartoon noses. We’ll start with the nose’s construction, and then use this in the context of experimenting with stylistic renditions of this part of the face. Source: How to Draw a Cartoon NoseRead More →