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How To : Change stroke and fill colors in Adobe Illustrator

This short tutorial presents a guide on how to change the stroke and fill colors in most versions of Adobe Illustrator. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its ...more

How To : Use Live Trace in Illustrator CS3

Morty Golding is back again to show us how to utilize Adobe Illustrator's live trace tool to convert bitmaps into vector drawings. Vector drawings guarantee that your graphics stay the same across multiple platforms and when printing. So learn how to use live trace and create ...more

How To : Distort text in Illustrator

When you want to distort text, make sure to have the pathfinder tab open. This tutorial will show you how to manipulate text by moving around the letters and parts of each word, and using different effects that are pre-built into Illustrator. Simple, but well explained, this t ...more

How To : Draw a bunny rabbit with Jan Brett

Celebrated and award-winning children's illustrator, Jan Brett, shows how to sketch a bunny in this instructional video. Learn how to draw and paint a rabbit by following Jan's simple directions that go from making easy shapes to the finished product. Let kids join in the fun ...more

How To : Design a vector logo in Illustrator

This software tutorial shows you just how easy it is to design a great looking logo in Adobe Illustrator. As with any other software package, it's all about getting to know the interface; and then from there it's all about developing your design skills. As with most others, I ...more

How To : Create 3D objects from vector images in Cinema 4D

Learn how to use Maxon CINEMA 4D R10 - along with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for vector image editing - to create 3D objects from vector images. Cinema 4D has everything to satisfy your professional 3D modeling, texturing, animating and rendering needs. It's fast, stable ...more

How To : Warp text for interesting effects in Illustrator

In this video you will learn how to Warp your text into any shape or design you want. This is a really handy effect for applying logos or designs to images of clothing. Using this effect you can warp your text to the wrinkles in your fabric and make it really look like it was ...more

How To : Import Illustrator files into Maya

This is a quick tutorial that shows you how to import Adobe Illustrator files into Maya. If you're going to use your illustrator files in Maya, make sure the fonts can be exported because they won't all work. Import Illustrator files into Maya. Click through to watch this vide ...more

How To : Create a cartoon cloud in Illustrator

A great free video training from tasktutorial on how to create a cartoon cloud in Adobe Illustrator. All the project files are available to download for free at the Adobe website. First create a background: select the rectangle tool then create a new layer and draw a rectangle ...more

How To : Draw a Siberian Husky dog with Jan Brett

Celebrated and award-winning children's illustrator, Jan Brett, shows how to sketch a Siberian Husky dog. Learn how to draw a dog by following Jan's simple instructions that go from making easy shapes to the finished product. This video tutorial gives instructions simple enoug ...more

How To : Vectorize art in Illustrator

This tutorial is very informative for those of you who aren't really familiar with the basics of Illustrator. Bert explains first, why you would want to use Illustrator instead of Photoshop, and then explains how to take an image or piece of artwork and vectorize it.

How To : Fix exposure in Final Cut Pro

In this Final Cut tutorial, Richard Harrington discusses the common problem of backlighting, exposure and what can happen when shooting video outdoors. Proper exposure of all elements in a shoot can be a pain to achieve with a bright sun and blue sky but using the three way co ...more

How To : Create a glossy sphere in Illustrator

Do you want to add some 3D effects in your 2D designs? Open illustrator and draw an oval tool holding shift key. Then draw an ellipse with a different color and place it on the oval. Take blend tool,then click on ellipse shape and then oval one for a gradient effect. Draw anot ...more

How To : Draw snowy pines with colored pencil

To draw snowy pines in colored pencil, depict the tree with snow weighing down the branches and with snow dunes in the background. Learn to depict snow on trees with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. All you need are a few tips a ...more

How To : Draw a girl's hand

The video demonstrated clearly about how to draw and sketch the hand of a girl in an easy way. First the illustrator drew a rectangular circle in the plain window. Then he drew another rectangular shape close to the first and divided the second shape into two halves so that it ...more

How To : Create flooring 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 : Draw an African elephant with Jan Brett

Celebrated and award-winning children's illustrator, Jan Brett, shows how to sketch an African elephant in this video tutorial. Learn how to draw an elephant by following Jan's simple instructions that go from making easy shapes to the finished product. Discover the wonders Ja ...more

How To : Create hair and fur with the pen tool 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 3D sphere & reflection in Illustrator

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a 3D sphere and reflection in Adobe Illustrator. Begin by using the ellipse tool and create a circle. Select the black and white gradient, and drag the colors that you want into the gradient panel. Now hold the Alt key and dr ...more

How To : Draw a realistic eye in Illustrator

This two-part video tutorial shows you how to draw an eye that's realistic, using the software program Adobe Illustrator. If you've ever been confused by Illustrator, this video will clear things up for you. The first part of the tutorial shows you the ultra-fast version, and ...more

How To : Use the Pathfinder tool in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Learn how to use the Pathfinder tool in Illustrator CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional interested in better acquainting yourself with the new features and functions of Illustrator CS5, you're sure to benefi ...more

How To : Draw realistic looking people

To draw people, proportion is important to maintain a realistic appearance, as well as anatomical details. Draw the basic human form with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. Figure or anatomy drawing is an important first step in b ...more

How To : Wrap text around paths in illustrator

To create an added interest with text, learn how to wrap text around paths or shapes using Illustrator software. This video from Task Tutorial shows us each step involved with wrapping text around an oval as an example. However, any shape or path can be used to wrap text aroun ...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 : Warp, deform, & explode 3D text in After Affects

In this Boris FX video tutorial we show you how to employ the power of vertex shaders to warp, deform and even explode 3D extruded text using Adobe After Effects and the new 3D Objects from Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, ...more

News : Cocktail Blueprints

Below, two different sets of schematics for mixing cocktails: the first is the "Engineer's Guide to Drinks" designed some time in the '80s; the second is a set of sleek infographics for mixing the perfect drink, from Brazilian illustrator Fabio Rex. It's interesting to consid ...more

How To : Map art on 3D invisible shapes in Illustrator

If you need help with 3D concepts in Illustrator, Bert's going to show you how to wrap an invisible 3-dimensional shape made in the 3D Extrude and Bevel tool with Map Art tool. Curled ribbons for campaign posters are just the beginning with this Illustrator tutorial!

How To : Build a 360 degree cube world with After Effects

In this four part video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Carl Larsen shows you how to create a 360 degree camera-aware environment in After Effects without the use of third-party plug-ins. In part two, build a title sequence within the 360 degree environment created in part one o ...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 brushed metal effect in Illustrator

Using Illustrator's Gradient Editor and Graphic Styles, you can create a brushed metal effect that you can apply to any shape or text. Create a brushed metal effect in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Design and draw fashion sketches

Want to be a fashion illustrator like your favorite clothing designers? Learn to draw fashion sketches in this free video on fashion design and illustration. Part 1 of 15 - How to Design and draw fashion sketches. Design and draw fashion sketches - Part 2 of 15. Click through ...more

Use Adobe Premiere Pro feature : text rolls and crawls

This tutorial shows you how to get your text moving 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 Effec ...more

How To : Group and arrange objects in Adobe Illustrator

This short video tutorial presents a guide on how to group and arrange objects within most Adobe Illustrator including CS4 and CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the pro ...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 : Extrude Adobe Illustrator text in Maya

This tutorial is using text imported from Illustrator, but the ideas will work for any text curves or curves that you want to extrude into 3 dimensional objects. Learning how to extrude is a must for Maya beginners. Extrude Adobe Illustrator text in Maya. Click through to watc ...more

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 : Draw fire and flames in Adobe Illustrator CS4

See how to create a vector flaming box in Adobe Illustrator CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor program or a seasoned graphic arts professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular iteration of ...more

How To : Create radial patterns in Illustrator

In this video tutorial Creative COW leader Vince Rosati presents a simple technique to use an obscure function in the rotate tool to quickly create radial patterns in Adobe Illustrator. Use this technique with gradiants or more complex shapes to create incredible radial patter ...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

How To : Draw flames using Illustrator

If your graphic requires a little fire, check out this tutorial and learn how to draw very cool looking flames in Illustrator. These flames are bright and are sure to ignite interest in any image. Fire is not too difficult to create in Adobe Illustrator, and if you follow the ...more

How To : Design a photobook in Adobe InDesign

In this tutorial, AJ Wood shows you how to use InDesign CS4 to design a photobook that can be exported in JPEG format and sent to the printers. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazi ...more

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