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Really Pro Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials (re-blogged)

I realized that I don’t keep up with the times at all, and have been unable to post anything since April. So, I will go back on existing posts at least once a month and will try to post 2-4 articles each month.

1., creating a Dynamic 3D Puzzle Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Preview, from Vector Tuts+

2., creating a really cool vector Flesh ripping zombie type treatment.

Preview, from Vector Tuts+

3., adding depth to images using lens blur in Photoshop.


4., creating a really cool Sci-Fi Computer game poster in Photoshop)



5 Great Photoshop Text Tutorials

Creating a Light Bulb Text Effect – This tutorial is a very detailed tutorial that can teach a lot and also give you a great text effect.

This is the final image from the tutorial

Create a Royal Gold Text Effect with Layer Styles – This is another great tutorial from PSD Tuts that teaches both the use of the layer styles and gives you a great looking outcome.

This is the final outcome

Wrath of the Titans Style Text Effect

Final Outcome Image

Wax Seal Logo

Easy Wax Seal in Illustrator

Create a Zee Vintage Label on Illustrator – Sorry for not staying on Photoshop, but I couldn’t resist ignoring this one.

Final Outcome

Top 3 Best Vector Tutorials…found in January

1., From Sketch to Vector Illustration.



2., Hairy Man.



3., combining textures with Vectors.



Hand Picked Fonts For Design

1. Null

2. Bebas

3. Olney
Olney (light)

4. RNS Camelia

RNS Camelia


Awesome Retro Vector Tutorials

1. – Stylish Retro Gameboy poster

Retro Colorization


2. – Really tight retro rainbow curves

Retro Curves


3. – Abstract retro wallpaper.



4. – a really cool retro strip design. (In case  you get confused: this website has pages for the tutorial on the bottom).

5. – a really cool retro poster in photoshop.




Type rendering on the web (via The Typekit Blog)

Type rendering on the web Back when web fonts were in their infancy, I asked typophiles to help me understand why fonts look the way they do in web browsers. A year and a half later, with their help, advice from a few expert type technicians, and lots of research here at Typekit, we're starting to fully understand type rendering on the web. The translation of a font's outlines into pixellated text of varying quality, consistency, and sharpness is not straightforward. It i … Read More

via The Typekit Blog

The Best Illustrator Tutorials (just because they don’t make crappy ones)

1. How to Make Vector Silhouettes


2. Creating a Custom Text Box


3. Use Warped Type to Make a Sports T-Shirt


4. Abduzeedo 2010 Logo Design


5. Rad Illustrator Pattern


6. Airplane Time Table Type Effect