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Just recently Adobe released the new Adobe CC 2017 updates and part of that was a completely new Dreamweaver that includes an all-new code engine, completely refreshed user interface with selectable dark themes, support for modern web workflows such as CSS Preprocessors, and more. More after the jump…
There's a new show on Netflix that is generating some buzz called Stranger Things. I haven't seen it yet but I have seen the opening credits. I'm interested in learning Adobe After Effects. That's why I always try to analyse animations to discover how it's done. What follows are some great tutorials that explain the opening credits in detail.
You always know you'll learn something with the videos of Julieanne Kost.
A couple of years ago I created a lighthouse as part of an illustrated header for a web site. However, the illustration didn't get approved by the client. It was one of the first projects I shared a screenshot of on dribbble. Today I'll show you how to draw this lighthouse scenery in Adobe Illustrator. As always, I'll explain each simple step. With all these great tools at our disposal, this simple illustration requires you to use the Pen tool only once. I guess I did give the lighthouse a new home just like Dan Cederholm stated in a comment back then. So let's get started!

Did you also had fun creating the cityscape illustration? Well, I got good news for you. I thought with Summer at full swing, why don’t I create a beach illustration. So here is an other extended tutorial for you. This is a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to create a very simple 2D composition of a beachball, an umbrella, bucket with shovel, blue sky, tiny clouds and a sandy beach…

Like I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, this is the largest tutorial I've ever written. Today I'll share you how I created a colorful cityscape in Adobe Illustrator. You'll start from an Illustrator template file, where I prepared the document for you including the colors I've used. We go step by step through the process, creating the sky, the grass, houses, trees, bushes, clouds… I show you several different, yet very simple techniques. Hope you are ready for this very extended tutorial. I promise it'll be fun...
Most of you know I have a fascination of everything geometrical. While I was browsing around I found some complex geometrical patterns, and kept on staring at them wondering how they were made. Where to start, right? So I started analysing them, and one thing led to another… Are you ready for another pattern tutorial? Yes? Please keep on reading. I hope you like the short journey of this creation…
In a previous post I talked about how you can apply a texture effect using a Scatter Brush. There are of course other ways you can add textures to your illustrations. You could for instance use a pattern fill. One of my favorite textures are these dotted halftone patterns. If applied right, they can add a real nice and subtle effect to your illustration. Today I'll show you how you can create such pattern, and how you can apply the pattern to your illustration, in combination with an Opacity Mask. Last but not least, I'll also share how you can create more of them, and how you can save a set of patterns as a Swatch Library file. Let's get started…
One of the things I've been playing with lately is applying textures to my illustrations in Illustrator. Sometimes I do this by applying a pattern texture fill on top of my color fill, but you can also do this by using a Scatter Brush. The advantage of using a brush is that you also have control over the amount of texture you want to be applied. Creating such brush is also pretty straight forward. Let me explain how…
I've always been fascinated by the wonderful animated gif images created by the talented folks of RADIO. So I thought to myself I have to try this too, and since it's about Christmas time I had the idea to draw Santa. Giving this some further thought, I decided Santa had to go on a diet, and do a bit of exercising instead of leaving all the heavy lifting up to Rudolf and his friends. So I swapped the reindeers for this beautiful vintage bicycle named Omer by Achielle, this way Santa is riding in absolute style! Let's have a closer look on how I created this animated gif…
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