Archive | October, 2014

Zombie Child

New Course: Advanced Vector Portraits, Spooky Edition

Happy Halloween! What better way to celebrate than by firing up Adobe Illustrator and creating some haunting images? In our new course, Advanced Vector Portraits: Spooky Edition, you’ll learn how to modify stock images to create your own zombie child and sugar skull woman. What You’ll Learn In this special Halloween edition of our series of Vector […]

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Sample of Text Effect using Blood Brushes

Create Your Own Blood Spatter Adobe Photoshop Brush

What You’ll Be Creating Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Plain white paper Oil-based paint A brush or a simple stick 1. Preparing the Canvas First, prepare a clean sheet of paper. For the paint, you can choose between oil‑based paint and water-based paint. Oil-based paint is much glossier […]

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The final piece

Create an Illuminated Digital Paper Cut-Out Scene in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use gradients, effects like drop shadows and outer glows, and custom brushes in order to render a Halloween-inspired scene that looks as if it’s made of dimensional, illuminated paper cut-outs. While nothing beats carefully cutting and layering shapes in various types of paper, this […]

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Deal of the week: 9 classic, vintage, retro, grunge fonts

When it comes to your web design toolkit, you can never have too many fonts. Typefaces are key to creating the right feel for a client, and if you want to get the right font for a brand, you need plenty of options. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a deal on this awesome […]

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Free download: 600+ free vector silhouettes

Need a realistic looking person for an icon? Perhaps you’re looking to create a logo like Major League Baseball’s classic? Well you’ve come to the right place! This free download by VectorOpenStock.com features more than 600 silhouettes of people in all manner of activity, from skateboarding to running. But there’s not just people, you’ll also find dozens […]

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50 fantastic freebies for web designers, October 2014

We’re back with another fresh set of freebies for your delectation. This month we’ve included trendy fonts, icon packs, useful JS and jQuery plugins, plus some other great and handy tools. And, as always, if you think we missed one of your favorite new freebies, let us know in the comments. Free tools icon set A […]

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