Create Glow Swirls Using Illustrator & Photoshop

How To : Create glow swirls using Illustrator & Photoshop

This "glow swirl" effect is doable via drawing a flashlight really fast at night and then taking snapshots of its path (we used to draw fun doodles and write our names in "glow" lighting with our roommates in college). However, since such night snapshots are hard to capture on ...more

How To : Create a Times Square billboard in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Build a sign in Photoshop with 3D lightbulbs

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create swirling rainbows in Illustrator CS3

This is all about vector, swirling rainbows. Have you ever seen those looping, swooshing, swirling rainbow graphics used in all kinds of graphics ranging from logos, and sketches, to grungy and retro illustrations? Well, you are going to create one of them in Illustrator. Watc ...more

How To : Create flaming chrome text in Adobe After Effects

In this tutorial J Schuh creates some flaming chrome text in After Effects using the glow and liquefy effects. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InD ...more

How To : Create vector light ribs in Illustrator CS4

There are a lot of things out there in the design world that people have seen and liked, but didn't know how to make. LIke vector lights. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to take a look at those cool glowing, color changing, fading, bright, neon-like, fanning spread of gl ...more

How To : Make swirling rainbows in Illustrator

In this brief tutorial brought to you by TutVid.com, the host teaches you how to make a swirling rainbow graphic that you can use in many diverse ways. This vector images is made in Illustrator can be used in conjunction with several of the most popular photoshops. He uses sev ...more

How To : Make glow effects using Photoshop

This photoshop tutorial demonstrated by Howard from tutcast.com, teaches you how to do amazing glow effects for your work and projects. Everything you need to know from the background you choose to use to editing out the leftovers. You can use any image that you choose to. Sta ...more

How To : Kern and typeset in Cinema 4D

Despite a lack of native kerning tools for typesetting in Cinema 4D, it is possible with a little bit of effort. Letters and characters can be spaced individually using Mograph and the plane effector. Another solution is to first kern the entire block of text externally using ...more

How To : Make M&Ms in Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS5

A cascading shower of M&M's sounds like a dream come true! Bert Monroy of Pixel Perfect shows you how to illustrate and style M&M's using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Whether you're new to computer graphics, new to Adobe Photoshop CS4 or a seasoned design professional just ...more

How To : Design in Photoshop with patterns from Illustrator

There are a number of patterns built into Illustrator which can be brought over to Photoshop to use as design elements. Learn how to use them with this free video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using Illustrato ...more

How To : Build a 3D rocket in Photoshop and Illustrator

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create a vector 3D logo in Illustrator CS2

There's nothing better than a cool logo design, except maybe a cool 3D logo design. A 3D logo might just be what you need to have your company stick out. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to make a 3D logo. You may want to apply a glassy text feel to the finis ...more

How To : Create comic-style text in Adobe Illustrator CS2

Create some cool comic vectored effects! Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to make some comic styled text. You will learn how to break text down and add gradients. You will also learn how to create a fake 3D effect as well as some stroke options. All of these ...more

How To : Create retro glam sparkles and stars in Illustrator

Retro is in, but then again… when was retro ever out? Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn about making retro looking sparkles for whatever reason you may need (or want) them. The bulk of the video will cover the many advantages to using symbols, when and where you c ...more

How To : Create an iPod gel process bar in Illustrator CS2

The Apple iPod and iPhone are the hottest electronics on the market, so keeping up with the times means keeping up with designs people like. Apple incorporates all kinds of cool images and icons into their products, so learn how to re-create them so you can modify them or get ...more

How To : Use the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CS2

Working with vectors isn't easy, and working with vectors means using paths. Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics application, therefore virtually everything in Illustrator is created using paths. The Pen Tool is the king of paths, you can create any kind of path using the p ...more

How To : Vector an eyeball in Adobe Illustrator CS3

Increasing the contrast in Photoshop could help when performing this Illustrator technique. This subject: the eyeball. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to vector an eyeball in CS3. Vector an aye of a model of your choice using simple techniques that will be u ...more

How To : Make folded, flowing ribbons in Illustrator CS3

Ribbons are really kind of a hot commodity, believe it or not, because they're actually quite trick to make. But knowing how to make some ribbons could make you very valuable and you could implement them into your own designs. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to work with ...more

How To : Create a realistic beer bottle in Photoshop

If you're the publicity/graphic design person for a fraternity then trust us, you'll be using this Photoshop design A LOT. Wheter you need this realistic looking beer bottle for a banner, invitations, or for decor at a party, it looks very professional. Check out this Photosh ...more

How To : Animate a flying bird using Illustrator and Flash

In this two-part tutorial, J. Schuh demonstrates how to animate a flying bird using Illustrator and Flash. In Part 1, he goes over the process of creating the vector assets in Illustrator. In Part 2, he brings the illustrator assets into Flash to animate the movement of the wi ...more

How To : Create a ghost effect in Photoshop

To manipulate photos and turn someone in a photo into a ghost, there are several filters that can be used in Photoshop. This video takes us through the steps of how to take an ordinary picture and turn the subject into a supernatural being using the motion blur technique and t ...more

How To : Distort text & apply a 3D look in Photoshop

Being able to create documents that stand out and impress is the theme of this how-to video on creating 3D text. Using an open Photoshop window, the pleasant sounding narrator guides you through the process of turning regular text into 3D. The narrator also supplies helpful ti ...more

How To : Control time with audio using Trapcode Sound Keys

In this two part episode, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use audio to control time. You'll learn how to make your video automatically move forward in time to the beat of the music - a technique used in tons of music videos and commercials. In Part 2, Aharon continues to e ...more

How To : Track vignettes using Final Cut Pro

In this Apple Color tutorial, Richard Harrington along with color expert Robbie Carman teaches how to use tracking to have vignettes follow a person around the screen to simulate a spotlight effect. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and med ...more

How To : Output a DV video signal using Adobe Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to output a DV video signal directly to a SD video monitor from Adobe Photoshop using a digital video converter via firewire and video preview controls. This is a very helpful tool for making adjustments to your color ...more

How To : Create realistic reflections in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create fabrics in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create a soothing pastoral scene in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create an old rusty control panel in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create a magical enchanted dagger in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Animate floating text in Adobe Fireworks and Flash

Tom Green demonstrates this floating text technique by cutting the text out of the an image using Fireworks and then animating the text floating using Flash. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all ...more

How To : Use the camera object in Adobe Flash

There is an option in Flash that allows users to capture the data coming from a web cam attached to the computer and broadcast it using Flash. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazin ...more

How To : Export XFL format from After Effects to Flash

Tom Green shows how to easily take an effect created in After Effects and bring it over Flash using the XML format. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator ...more

How To : Create motion in Adobe Flash with bones tool

Tom Green takes a layered Photoshop document and adds motion to it in Flash using the Bones tool. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photos ...more

How To : Use camera raw with Adobe InDesign

Camera raw is great for designers because of the fact that images remain editable and will automatically update with changes. Here is a tutorial about using that functionality with InDesign. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on Won ...more

How To : Create a smoke effect in Adobe Flash

Here’s a technique for creating smoke in Flash using the lighten blending mode and motion editor. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photos ...more

How To : Use patterns and shapes in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial is based on an advertisement that uses patterns and shapes to create a unique design effect. Corey recreates the effect using Adobe Illustrator. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes al ...more

How To : Create simple silhouettes in Illustrator CS4

Creating a silhouette from a photo is nothing new, but with Illustrator CS4’s new Blob Brush tool, it has become a lot easier. Corey demonstrates how to use the Blog Brush tool to create a silhouette, and how to create some quick background effects using the Gradient Mesh tool ...more

How To : Edit images in Adobe Dreamweaver using templates

How to change the attributes of images used by dynamic web template inside of Dreamweaver. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Ac ...more

How To : Use IFrames in Adobe Dreamweaver

Follow along with this tutorial and learn how to create an IFrame on your website using Dreamweaver. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Pho ...more

How To : Create CSS columns in Adobe Dreamweaver

In this video tutorial, RC talks about creating columns and headers using Dreamweaver. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acroba ...more

How To : Use the Project Manager in Adobe Premiere Pro

The Project Manager inside the new Premiere Pro CS4 will help video editors to save only what they are using in their video project and trim down what they are not using. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowT ...more

How To : Animate using keyFrames in Adobe Premiere Pro

Creating and editing animations by adjusting keyframes in Premiere Pro CS4. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Ef ...more

How To : Animate text & handwriting in Adobe After Effects

Corey Barker demonstrates a technique for animating text using the stroke effect in After Effects. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photo ...more

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