If you want to learn how to become a better illustrator, you will have to learn more than just how to use Photoshop and Illustrator’s basic tools. Knowing how to draw is important but you will also have to practice. In this article, we have put together a list of 20 tutorials that will help you become a better illustrator. These tutorials will show you how to practice using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Let’s take a look!
In this quick tip tutorial, you will learn some useful guidelines that you can follow to create the base of a head with facial features. Then, you will learn how to shape the facial features to create an expression and show emotion.
Varying the horizontal axis line (the eyeline) and adjusting the spacing of the eyes are two excellent methods used to create new character designs. In this tutorial, you will look at a few simple, but effective, techniques that you can employ to give your characters personality while making them both fresh and visually interesting.
Photoshop is an excellent tool for manipulating photographs but it can also be used as a means to create stunning digital art. This tutorial will show you how to sketch the human form in Photoshop.
Just like the line of action, the "two can" technique is another key ingredient of making exciting, dynamic character poses. In this guide, you will build on the line of action technique by adding the "two can" technique to create your comic character poses.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Brush Panel in tendem with a graphics tablet.
This tutorial will show you how to work with perspective in Photoshop.
This tutorial will show you how to create line art for a medieval robot character illustration.
This tutorial will show you how to color line art for a medieval robot character illustration.
The line of action is a key ingredient to making your characters’ poses look more dynamic. In this guide, you will explore what the line of action is and how it can be used to make your character poses come alive.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a medieval landscape using digital painting and photo manipulation techniques. You will begin by sketching out a rough idea of how you want your image to look. Then, you will add various stock images and build upon them until you produce your desired scene.
Designing a plausible alien life form represents a challenge for concept artists. The monstrous creatures used blockbuster movies and video games can be relatively easily created, as they don’t need to be functional within a real world context. To design a creature that not only meets with a clients’ requirements, but is also potentially biologically viable requires a careful balance between plausibility and visual impact, a balance aided by careful research into the way real animals look and behave. In this tutorial, Alex Ries will explain how to illustrate an alien life form that could potentially exist in real life.
Making an image is fairly straightforward, but making an image that stands out from the crowd is more science than it is luck. With the right combination of aesthetic and design, you can turn a good idea into a great illustration. In this article, you will take a look at nine different design principles and how to apply them to the world of illustration.
Color theory is a vast and complicated sphere of knowledge. It consists of different scientific elements, such as: optics, spectroscopy, human anatomy and physiology, psychology, art history and theory, philosophy, ethics, architecture theory, design and many other applied sciences. In this article you will learn the schemes of harmonic color combinations and see examples of their usage by a bunch of talented vector artists.
In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of light, shading and shadow in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply light, shading, and shadow to round objects in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to quickly create thumbnail sketches to create basic ideas for design concepts.
Liu Kang is one of the most iconic characters from the world of Mortal Kombat. In this tutorial, George Patsouras will discuss how to paint a Bruce Lee-inspired Liu Kang in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you will create the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves using digital painting techniques in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a cartoon monster character in Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a cute and scary children’s illustration in Photoshop.