A mixture of Photoshop & Illustrator
Illustrator full spectrum spirograph
We can achieve amazing results if we experiment with a cocktail mix of simple geometry, great colors and a bit of math. If we add a few cool transparency modes to the mix we can get some rather spectacular results.
How to create a shutter shape in Illustrator
Not sure about you, but I find these kind of geometric icons not easy to draw, but always very tempting to try. They need a bit of a pre-analysis, and that's what makes them so attractive for me.
Illustrator inset effect on text in combination with clipping mask
Whenever I post an Illustrator tutorial, I often receive the question how to do this in Photoshop, or vice versa. There is a lot of common ground in these two. Still some things are easier in Illustrator and others in Photoshop.
Photoshop vintage effect
Letting photos shine by adding some subtle effects is something you learn to do by trial and error. Some photos will work perfect for certain effects and others won't, but it's something we creatives love to experiment with. One of the more popular effects is creating some kind of a vintage color effect.
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Tips on how to optimize your web design workflow
I'm not sure about you, but I'm still in favor of using Photoshop to create of my design for the web. However, I agree that this application, even with all its never-ending feature set, is not the ideal environment to design web sites in. The ideal application doesn't exist yet, until it does it is maybe not such a bad idea to investigate ways on how we can optimize our workflow.
Gradient rings in Illustrator
I'm sure you've seen them around on the web, those rather complex looking infographics, showing statistics or other data. Some of them have a circular shape and use these cool gradient rings.
Textured backgrounds in Photoshop
A follow up on the 'inset effect on text in Photoshop' tutorial that explains how I created the textured background of the graphic used in that article.
Illustrator Eraser tool
Like with any software, if you work in it for many years you develop certain habits and working methods. Sometimes because of this you tend to make the mistake to overlook, or simply neglect some of the new features, not realizing that certain actions can be done in less steps. Don't ignore the Eraser Tool in Illustrator.
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Create a snowflake in Illustrator
Winter time and everybody thinks about snow. Perfect timing to create a snowflake in Illustrator.
Create a geometrical shape in Illustrator
Learn how to create a geometrical shape that is inspired by an old vintage bike that I discovered.
Gradient ring chart in Illustrator
I'll show you my steps how I created the browser landscape graph, starting from a pie chart and a set of gradient Art Brushes. Go have fun in Illustrator.
Photoshop inset effect on text in combination with clipping mask
In this one I'm sharing how you can apply an inset effect on text, in combination with a background that serves as a clipping mask and have all your text still editable.
Into Life wallpaper design
Learn how I created the main shape in this wallpaper.
Wood structure in Photoshop
A quick way to get a satisfying wood structure in Photoshop. The kind of structure you would use as a background in a web site. So not the detailed kind that you would use for a poster.
Turn the background of overlapping shapes transparent using the Pathfinder’s Trim option
A illustration of a nucleus, based on a group of stacked circles, with a white fill, and a black stroke. How to use that illustration in Photoshop but with the background of your document shown through.
A look into the process of a cover illustration for Jaidene Veda
See my process of the girl that I created in Illustrator.
Create a cog shape in Illustrator
How I created a cog wheel in my usual step-by-step approach.
Illustrator Pen tool exercises
The Pen tool is a tool that needs patience, and a lot of practice until you really master it. Here is an updated version with new exercises that teaches you how to master the pen tool.