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AI Tut, Using HSB To Edit And Generate Colors

AI Tut, Using HSB To Edit And Generate Colors

In this week's tutorial I cover how to use the HSB color mode in Illustrator to modify and generate families of colors when making an illustration. It's similar to RGB and CMYK, but many people don't know it's there. Using HSB To Edit And Generate Colors

AI Tut, Using Envelope Distort For Unique Warps

AI Tut, Using Envelope Distort For Unique Warps

In this week's tutorial I cover how to use the envelope distort option in Illustrator to make warps on your objects which are more customized and unique than the standard ones under the Warp menu. Illustrator Tutorial, Using Envelope Distort For More Unique Warps

PS Tutorial, Using A Vibrance Edit To Unify Colors

PS Tutorial, Using A Vibrance Edit To Unify Colors

In this week's tutorial I cover how to use a Vibrance adjustment layer to unify colors in a document that contains many separate sources of color. This tip may not come through great in the YouTube video, so I suggest you try it for yourself. Photoshop Tutorial, Using A Vibrance Edit To Unify Colors

Illy Tutorial, Two Different Text Box Methods

Illy Tutorial, Two Different Text Box Methods

In this week's tutorial I cover the two different ways of creating text boxes in Illustrator to avoid always having to deal with a bounding box which is larger than your enclosed text. Illustrator Tutorial, Two Different Text Box Methods

Illy Tutorial, Stretching A Brush Between Guides

Illy Tutorial, Stretching A Brush Between Guides

In this week's tutorial I cover how to set up an art brush to only stretch the data in the middle or end of a brush, which allows you to make brushes which are far more adaptable to lengthy paths. Sorry I forgot last week's tutorial, I could've sworn I posted one. My apologies. Illy Tutorial, Stretching A Brush Between Guides

More Options For Doing Text on Path

More Options For Doing Text on Path

In this week's tutorial I cover where to find some more options for your standard text on a path application. Generally speaking most people leave it at it's default, not knowing there are far more options available to use. Illustrator Tutorial, More Options For Doing Text On A Path

Using Smart Objects For Quick Edits

Using Smart Objects For Quick Edits

In this week's tutorial I cover how to use smart objects in Photoshop to quickly pop out a layer of a more complex file to make some edits before returning it to it's parent document. Knowing this functionality can save a lot of time. Photoshop Tutorial, Using Smart Objects For Quick Edits In Complex Files

Illy Tutorial, Saving Selections For Faster Work

Illy Tutorial, Saving Selections For Faster Work

In this week's tutorial I cover how to utilize Illustrator's Save Selection feature which allows you to save custom selections of paths into the select menu. Illustrator Tutorial, Saving Selections For Faster Illustrating

Adobe CS Tut, Quickly Swicthing Your Ruler Units

Adobe CS Tut, Quickly Swicthing Your Ruler Units

In this week's tutorial I cover a super quick way to change your ruler measurement units. This quick tip will prevent you from having to dig in the preferences to switch between units of measurement. Adobe CS Tutorial, Quickly Swicthing Your Ruler Units

Illy Tutorial, Perspective Distortion

Illy Tutorial, Perspective Distortion

In this week's tutorial I cover how to do perspective distortion in Illustrator, which may be something you've done a thousand times in Photoshop, and never knew Illustrator could do it as well. Illustrator Tutorial, Perspective Distortion In Illustrator

Let's Make Art - From Nothing Comes Album Art 1

Let's Make Art - From Nothing Comes Album Art 1

Non-tutorial Tuesday: This week is the first part of a 14-part Let's Make Art. This series shows the creation of the album art for my fourth album "From Nothing Comes" from start to finish. There's lots of avenues explored and methods tried that sometimes work, sometimes not. The songs playing during this video are "Solid State", "The Form And The Shape", and "Concord Proper" from this album the art is for. You can find it on Bandcamp here: http://fictionalhead.bandcamp.com/album/from-nothing-comes Let's Make Art - From Nothing Comes Album Art, Part 1

Illy Tutorial, Having Paste Remember Your Layers

Illy Tutorial, Having Paste Remember Your Layers

In this week's tutorial I cover a quick setting that allows things you paste in Illustrator to retain their layers. Personally I think this should always be on, but if yours isn't set yet, this covers how, and why it's beneficial. Illustrator Tutorial, Having Paste Remember Your Layers
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