Best of the web for Design and Web Development February 2017
The second month of the year coming to a close we have put together another great roundup of the best highlights of month from Photoshop to Illustrator tutorials. Learning how to create a water blaster illustration to creating an airbrushed poster effect. We have also included some worthwhile reading web and design related blogs posts from mistakes running A digital project to 25 logo design tips from several experts. There’s tons of great post in the monthly wrap up, which I hope you enjoy.
Many of the text effect tutorials I produce for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop tend to require the text to be permanently set, which means if the wording needs changing, the effect would have to be created all over again from scratch. In today’s tutorial I’m going to cover some useful tricks that incorporate the Appearance panel in Illustrator to create a Graphic Style that works with live text. See how a range of fills and strokes can be layered to produce a trendy retro style text effect, while retaining the ability to alter the wording and change the font.
Today you’ll find out how to create vector smoke with the help of gradient meshes, Transparency panel and Warp Tool. This is a very simple technique that every beginner can master, but you will still need to work hard to get a good result.
In Photoshop tutorial your been shown you a mix of filters and adjustments we can apply to a photograph to mimic the retro style airbrushed painted look associated with classic film posters. Imagine the poster art for original Star Wars trilogy, the Indiana Jones movies, and pretty much any action/adventure film from the 80s! They all feature incredibly life-like depictions of the the actors and characters, which are almost like photos, but they have a clear hand painted appearance with subtle brush strokes, outlining marks and quite high contrast with vibrant colours.
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