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How To : Arch comic book text in Illustrator

This video shows you how to create text for comic books, using just a few easy steps. It's explained simply, so that a beginner that has never used Illustrator before, could do this. It shows how to stretch, and shadow your lettering, as well. Detailed illustrations will show ...more

How To : Ink comic books in Adobe Illustrator

Comic books are fun to make, but inking them can be a time extensive pain of a process. Using a computer software program, you can make the inking much faster. In this two-part video tutorial, you'll learn how to take a sketch and turn it into vector Adobe Illustrator artwork. ...more

How To : Create a comic book style cloud in Illustrator

Using this tutorial, you will learn how to make a comic book style cloud in Adobe Illustrator. 1. First, select the ellipsis tool and draw a few shapes. 2. After drawing some shapes, select them and go to window and choose pathfinder. 3. Click to merge the shapes together. 4. ...more

How To : Draw and color a beautiful Christmas tree

Here's a neat little demonstration video on how to draw a Christmas tree using a pencil, an eraser and pen. This tree will be drawn with a more realistic looking drawing style, compared to the simplified abstract stack of triangles that people normally draw Christmas trees wit ...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 : Use the Manual Trace tool in Adobe Illustrator CS5

In this clip, you'll learn how to use the Manual Trace tool when, for example, desiging a book cover in Illustrator CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor or just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to enjoy this free video soft ...more

How To : Draw Captain America

In this video, learn how to draw Captain America. This tutorial will take you step by step through the process of drawing a realistic looking superhero. Gain knowledge of anatomy and dynamics in the positioning of a realistic figure. In a few simple steps you will be on your w ...more

How To : Draw a buxom Frank Frazetta style vampirella

Illustrator Frank Frazetta knew women. At least, he knew what men desired in the "perfect" woman physically: Sumptuous curves that made men weak in the knees with a single shake, deep-set eyes, and bombshell assets. His paintings have appeared as the cover art on many science ...more

How To : Submit a children's book manuscript to publishers

In this video, we learn how to submit a children's book manuscript to publishers. First, you will want to type your manuscript oh white paper and make sure it's double spaced and indented at the beginning of each paragraph. Use one inch margins on each side as well. Make sure ...more

How To : Ink a comic book page with gel pen and sharpie

This four-part video series demonstrates how to ink a comic book. Inking is often thought of as a lesser comic art than drawing or writing, but proper inking is essential to creating a really beautiful final product. In the end, it is what the reader sees, not the pencil work ...more

News : Required Reading

This class is not only about learning the tools, but having ideas to actually create with the tools. Anyone can learn After Effects but not everyone can express themselves with this tool. Hopefully by the end of the semester will not only your toolset be larger, but your min ...more

How To : Draw fancy letters

To draw fancy letters, block out the basic outline, begin adding ornate details inside them and even add vines and filigree around the outside of the letters. Draw fancy letters to start off a new chapter in a book with creative tips from a professional illustrator in this fre ...more

How To : Top 7 Surface Book Hacks for Artists

The Microsoft Surface has been the go-to device for many professional artists since its initial release back in 2012. Since then, the Surface line has continued to offer customers a portable, high-powered machine that's a near perfect value for both casual and professional art ...more

NR30 : The Augmented Reality Influencers of 2018

Influencers of augmented reality demonstrate expertise in their fields and outline a strong vision for the future that they evangelize to others. They help define the direction of the industry and identify others who foster and create innovation in the field. The idea of the ...more

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