Each month we like to remind the community of what is happening on the other three sites in our TUTS network. This month we have some great Adobe illlustrator tutorials, some ace Photoshop tips, and some excellent audio techniques from other TUTS family members.
PSDTUTS – Photoshop
New PLUS Tutorial – How to Create a Horrific Zombie Poster with Photoshop and 3D Renders
This is a new addition to the PSDTUTS PLUS section. This is a wonderfully terrifying tutorial that uses multiple elements to bring together the final dark design. The most noteworthy elements are 3D character renders of zombies from Poser. You’ll learn to create “The Digital Dead” poster in this horrific tutorial fitting for this Halloween holiday. Learn more at the jump!
Design a High Impact Gig Poster Suitable for Screen-Printing
Screen-prints are a great way to exhibit artworks or advertise a gig. Creating a high impact poster suitable for the screen-printing process can be achieved relatively easily. In this instance, we’re going for a stylized and coarse effect, rather than a photo-realistic halftone interpretation of a design. So let’s create a 3-color design that looks great on screen, printed from your home printer, or screen-printed using the silk-screen printing method.
23 Awesome Examples of Design as a Force For Good
While design is too often used as a means to persuade us to buy, buy and buy some more, it is less often but more importantly used as a means to communicate positive messages and encourage action. Here we showcase 23 examples where graphic design has been used not to sell us products we don’t need, but instead, to fight poverty.
New PLUS Tutorial – Create a Home Improvement Themed Digital Illustration
This is a new addition to the PSDTUTS PLUS section. This is a super detailed tutorial with a polished final result. Learn how to create a dynamic digital illustration using multiple elements. This tutorial is written by Ryan Roche who takes you through both the basics and advanced steps to create this design. Learn more at the jump!
How to Create a Delicious Green Apple Illustration
In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to draw a shiny green apple. We’ll have a look at various painting techniques throughout this tutorial. It will be fun and you’ll learn something new – let’s started!
VECTORTUTS – Vector & Illustrator
New PLUS Tutorial – Professional Caricature Illustration Tutorial by Von Glitschka
We recently launched the VECTORTUTS PLUS section of the site. We have another great PLUS tutorial exclusively available to members today. If you want to become a professional vector illustrator, then this is a comprehensive tutorial for you. It details how to create a custom caricature. A complete and precise workflow is covered.
New PLUS Tutorial – The Creation of a Winged Vector Monster
We recently launched the VECTORTUTS PLUS section of the site. We have another great PLUS tutorial exclusively available to members today. If you’re looking for a workflow that demonstrates how to professionally take a monster sketch through to detailed completion, then this tutorial is for you.
30 Cool Vector Illustrated Skateboard Decks
Here are 30 very cool examples of vector skateboard deck art with info on the artists behind them, plus some resources to help you get started creating your own skateboard deck art.
Inking and Coloring the Comic Strip “The Brads”
In this tutorial, we’ll walk through the steps of creating a comic strip using Illustrator’s Pen Tool, custom brushes and masking features. This is a fun tutorial that covers the process I use, while showcasing the comic strip I write called “The Brads.” You can read the strip regularly on my blog.
Create a Swirly Type Treatment
In this Illustrator tutorial I will show you how to create a swirly type treatment. With a free font, some brushes, and gradients you can easily create this type treatment. Moreover, you can apply these techniques to other type treatments, logos, and illustrations as well.
AUDIOTUTS – Audio Tutorials
How to Mix Pad & String Sounds to Create an Atmospheric Backdrop
Although pads are usually subtle sounds, they can be all-important when you need to add atmosphere to a track. Even though these sounds may only amount to a backdrop, it’s well worth investing some time into creating them.
How to Quantize Audio in ProTools Using Beat Detective and Elastic Audio
Have you ever wondered how modern rock bands get that really tight sound? The rhythms sometimes sound too perfect for even the best musicians to pull off. With today’s technology it is possible to easily quantize your audio tracks. This tutorial will teach you how to start correcting your timing by using beat detective and elastic audio in Digidesign’s Pro Tools software.
How to Create Twisted Grooves Using Reason and ReCycle
There are a huge number of tools available for slicing and dicing loops but one of the original (and still one of the best) is Propellerheads Recycle. When the resulting .Rex files are manipulated in Reason’s Dr. Rex player great results are possible.
Animating the Animate: How to Craft Creature Sounds
As with many sound design techniques, there are an infinite number of ways to create compelling creature sounds. However, as with all sound design, the best products generally result from great source material. Starting with your own recordings of animals and humans means that your product will sound unlike anyone else!
How to DJ With Ableton Live
Ever wanted to DJ with Ableton Live? Here’s how! While it’s true that you can produce a complete live show with Ableton Live, bringing your studio production to stage, some would just like to mix their favorite tracks “a la DJ.”